The Tooth of the Matter article
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'Dear Dr Symmons
Just a note to say thank you for looking after me on Saturday, May 20th. You were efficient, and knowledgeable and I am very grateful to you for the advice you offered about my sensitive teeth.
With best wishes to you,
I was in yesterday for treatment as one of my crowns fell out recently. As always, I was incredibly impressed with your team- Debra and Katie were fantastic - I am so appreciative of the combination of thoughtful patient care and brilliant technical expertise that is a real hallmark of your practice. I know that my teeth are very far from perfect, but I know I am in the very best hands.
With thanks and best wishes to all'
'Wonderful, relaxing, my best ever dental experience. No sweating terror, just my wonderful beach, warm sun and deep relaxation.
This is from someone who has been very nervous of dentists for the past 50 years!
I can't wait for my return visit for the new crown to be fitted without dread!
Thank you so much.'
'Thank you so much Debra for giving me my smile back - I couldn't be happier with the results!
'My family and I have been registered now with you for three years and I thought it was time to write to tell you how pleased we are with your continued good service. As a resident of Westminster I was delighted to find a practice of your quality in my area and we remain regular clients.
My treatment for teeth whitening has been a great success and I thank you for your thoroughness in this procedure. I felt at ease with your modern equipment and your efficient assistants. With that now complete, I am visiting your hygienist, Jeffrey, who takes care of my regular check ups in a very professional and enjoyable manner. The high level of cleanliness throughout your practice is always consistent as is the warm welcome we receive from your pleasant staff who have a very personable approach with clients.
'Having first met Dr. Martina Syron as a "work experience" student, many years ago – I was delighted when she chose to become a dentist.
I graduated from Sydney University, BDS in January 1954 and came to the UK in 1954 where I practised for many years.
I have been a regular patient at Millbank Dental Care for many years – and I am very impressed by the care given at this surgery. I have confidence in the care and ability of Dr. Syron and her staff.
Dentistry is much more complex now than in my working days and the practitioner carries this heavy burden, cheerfully and well in spite of the demands of constant regulation.'
I am so thrilled with my wedding photo's, and I wanted to thank you. The toothwhitening and bonding was a wonderful unexpected gift from you a month before the wedding-the photographer said he had never seen such perfect teeth! Well I love the results:'
'Martina Syron & The MillBank Dental Care team have been a life -saver in terms of my teeth and me . Now I enjoy visiting the Dentist. I have had various treatments including, cleaning, check-ups, whitening and bonding. I'm really pleased with my teeth and love smiling wherever I am!'
In search of a perfect smile for my wedding day I had my teeth whitened and bonded and I was thrilled with the results. On such a happy occasion it was brilliant to be able to smile at my husband and all our guests with complete confidence - and I got rather alot of compliments when I did! (People were admiring my beautiful NATURAL teeth). Having had this done I could not be happier, and I would thoroughly recommend both treatments.
It is with grateful thanks that I write to express my delight for the excellent work that you carried out for me. As you are aware I have been fighting gum and bone disease for a very long time without success, albeit that I have been to several dentists! It was indeed fortunate that I read the article about your practice in the Woman & Home magazine that I am now free from discomfort.
I am also delighted with the rest of the procedures carried out, if only I had known of you years ago!
I can honestly say that I look forward to attending your clinic again and I thank you and your staff.
Yours most sincerely'
'Dear Dr Syron
On the eve of my return to Wales I would like to thank yourself and all the staff at Millbank Dental Care for the invariable courtesy and care I have always been shown as your patient over the years.
Thankyou very much indeed.
Here are some of the reasons I stay at your practice and make a twice yearly trek from darkest Hertfordshire all the way to Pimlico:
- You're the only dentist I let near me with a drill without my mouth full of local anaesthetic. When you say it won't hurt it really doesn't and I can stay totally relaxed while you work on my teeth. That is also due to your professionalism and the calm atmosphere which you take such pains to maintain in the consulting room.
- You run the cleanest dental practice ive ever seen
- The staff are lovely and welcoming and always make time to chat because they realise patients may be nervous about their visit and need the distraction
- It's near the Tate, so a visit to you can combine Dentistry and Damien Hirst
- You've got a fund of funny and interesting stories
See you in November'
'Dear Dr Syron
I am writing to you to tell you how pleased I was with my first consultation on the 13th March 2008. I have never felt so comfortable in the dentist chair and it was a pleasure to meet you. Unlike other consultations I have had I was able to relax because you explained the procedures and the probable outcomes. The advice you gave was also really helpful and in light of what you said I plan to make quite a few changes in regards to my sugar intake. As for the practice, it was immaculate and the staff extremely professional. I look forward to my second appointment for the Fissure Sealant treatment, which is scheduled for the 7th April 2008.
I hope this letter finds you well and thanks for everything.
Thank you so much for giving me my 'real' smile back - I couldn't be happier with the results!
All the best'
'Dear Dr Syron
I was indeed pleasantly surprised by your kind effort in sending me (via my daughter-in-law) the excellent photographs taken of my son David’s teeth, and the gold fillings which I must have done 35 to 40 years ago!! You no doubt saw that I also removed his 8’s at the same time (as an American registered orthodontist) in order to remove the posterior-anterior pressure of these teeth seen in myself and his grandfather. In many years in Africa, I experienced much trouble with 8’s and wished to prevent it for my son.
Yes the gold fillings have stood up to the years very well haven’t they…….but we always knew it didn’t we? It reinforces the theoretical oligo-dynamic action they were supposed to have. I can’t remember if some were gold foil fillings, but we didn’t do many of them. I used to work on many American patients, and apart from having much admiration for American dentistry also experienced the longevity of their gold work.
Now at the age of 85 and having been retired for 21 years, I experienced a pleasant reminder with the past from your letter and photographs. Thank you very much.
Many thanks for the hospitality and the brilliant dentistry, I could not believe the transformation. The technique is painless, quick and the results amazing.
You are certainly a gifted person, many thanks also to Joanne,
what a lovely personality and so attentive.
'Great surgery, made welcome and relaxed the moment I walked through the door. Never felt more at ease and reassured when having dental work done before, everything fully explained, totally pain free. I’d thoroughly recommend Millbank Dental Care.'
'Superb work performed on my teeth by [Dr. Syron and the] team. The staff at Millbank are most welcoming and take great care of all their patients. The first visit a very comprehensive consultation was performed and the team assessed the damage and advised on the best possible treatments to transform the appearance without any further damage to the teeth (as a result of bike accident major damage had been done to the lower front teeth, and the upper front teeth were bridged 20 years ago). Millbank has a brilliant team of dedicated specialists who utilize the most up to date technology to achieve the best result for their patients. The transformation process involved a series of bleaching, and the removal of the old bridge, and design and fit of a new bridge. Martina then proceeded to use bonding techniques to fill gaps and create an even and consistent appearance on all the teeth. The brilliant work performed by Martina transformed my appearance in a few visits. I can now smile and show my teeth with confidence again. The combined effort of bleaching, bonding, and a new bridge have given me a very natural appearance of good teeth. It is great to see the new image every time I look in the mirror. I now enjoy wearing strong lipsticks to draw attention to my teeth rather than hiding them. Martina, thanks for all your brilliant work-I am only sorry I did not do it sooner. Smile on all the time.'