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  • The Centre
  • The Crescent
  • Colchester Business Park
  • Colchester
  • CO4 9QQ

Scared of the dentist? We can help!

Anxious patient, Zoe’s first experience at Hello Dental

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At Hello Dental Colchester, our practice has been designed around the needs of those who tell us they do not like the dentist.

Our practice has particular skills in treating patients with various dental anxieties ranging from a general fear of dentistry due to previous bad experiences, to specific phobias such as needle phobias and strong gag reflexes.

We do this using an approach which firstly listens to your needs and concerns. Depending on the extent of your concerns we develop a plan to help you overcome the fear.

We believe in investing the time to truly help you overcome your dental anxiety and concerns.

Using a combination of the various advanced techniques to help you manage your anxiety, together with old-fashioned patience, kindness and empathy. We know a lot of people feel embarrassed by their anxiety so we ensure that we always make you feel comfortable and keep things confidential.

In addition to this, we have some of the most advanced technology in Colchester. to make the dental experience as pleasant as possible. We prefer whenever possible to do things gently and more accurately, and new technology like lasers allows us to do this.

We are the only practice in Colchester and Ipswich to use Waterlase laser dentistry. In fact, we are the only general practice in Essex and Suffolk to use lasers as an integral part of our daily work. This means we can do things much more comfortably for you, with better healing and less discomfort afterwards.

We can also use the Wand to deliver anaesthetic more comfortably, and also allows us to use new anaesthetic techniques in some situations which means that you will not be as numb afterwards.

However, technology is just one part of the equation because we work with anxious patients a lot more than other practices, we have developed systems to help make the dental experience as pleasant as possible. This is not just good for our anxious patients but all our patients because no one wants to be unnecessarily uncomfortable, in most cases it’s just a question of giving things a bit of time.

We have mastery in medical hypnosis that can help you overcome your dental anxiety and control your fear of the dentist using simple techniques that we guide you and teach you to perform.

We tailor our treatment to your needs and particular worries.

Read what some of our patients say about our knowledge in treating anxious patients.

It’s time to take the first step! We know it’s difficult, but you can do it and we can help you!

Contact us now for a free no-obligation chat, it will allow you to meet us and feel more at ease knowing it’s only a chat.

Our patients tell us it helps them relax much more when they do come in for their first new patient consultation.

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What our patients say

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"From the first moment I contacted Hello Dental I felt reassured and peaceful. My initial phone call to enquire about registering, and to explain my fear of dentists was met with such kindness and helpfulness. I came away from the conversation feeling like I had…"


"I’m so pleased with my teeth after having braces put on. I’m always smiling and I feel confident smiling, showing my new beautiful teeth off. Thank you so much, Neel."

H. Gooch

"Hello Dental is a thoroughly well-run practice, with friendly, attentive staff all maintaining very high standards of dental care. The best I have found."


"My second time with the laser and I can’t thank Neel enough for his supportive and encouraging attitude. Not only have I been needle free for all my treatments, but I can also honestly say I haven’t felt the slightest discomfort. I would have fallen…"

H. Cansdale

"6 months ago, I decided to try PRGF – Micro-needling combined with plasma on the recommendation of the practice to improve my skin. I have fair skin which is quite difficult, and sensitive, but also prone to breakouts and enlarged pores. I found the treatment…"


"I was referred to Hello Dental when my previous NHS dentist retired. I cannot express how delighted I am with the results and only regret not having come along sooner! From the start, it felt like a Rolls Royce service at Hello Dental, the practice…"

Sophie Davey

"I first went to see Neel after he came highly recommended by a colleague, and I was looking for someone to fix some poor work I had previously done through the NHS. The fact that Neel is still my dentist after 5 years is a…"


"I have had a fear of the dentist my whole life. I recently had root canal treatment with Neel and can honestly say “it was a piece of cake”. He explained everything, was so patient with me and best of all, there was absolutely no…"

G. Shadbolt

"I came in a nervous wreck, but the time I spent with Neel was a good experience. Very patient, gentle, and understanding. Everyone was helpful, and friendly and will definitely be coming back for my treatment."

L. Bowen

"Everytime I visit Hello Dental I leave feeling positive, which after past experiences with previous dentists is amazing. The team are so helpful and considerate"

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