No 1 Harley Street
No 1 Harley Street must surely be one of the most desirable addresses for any medical business. It also sets the very highest of expectations in the mind of any potential patient.
Conscious of this and his desire to deliver the very best dental care, Jonathan Lack, a Canadian specialising in Periodontics with services in Implant Surgery, has established a dental practice here which completely befits its prestigious location.
Applefield Dental Care
Charlotte Schofield opened the doors to her newly refurbished practice in Southport in September, having only taken over the building at the end of June.
Applefield Dental Care reflects the outlook of the practice team (Charlotte and her two dental nurses, Emma Townsend and Helen Pilkington) and their attitude towards patient care, where comfort and an holistic approach to treatment is key.
Barbican Dental Centre
Neil Sikka was a newly qualified dentist working in London’s East End when he first had a vision for what is now a hugely successful string of high-end London practices.
He explains: ‘I was working in an NHS practice in Roman Road in Bethnal Green, east London, that had a high turnover of patients. ‘I watched as Canary Wharf was developed and decided there and then to establish a City practice for the inevitable huge numbers of City workers who would be working there.’
“My dentist and all their staff are caring, welcoming and kind. My husband and I cannot fault this practice. I am disabled and access is excellent. My dentist has made sure the practice has access for all. I do not think there is a dentist here who would not look after their patient as their first priority. I am (or have been) a very nervous patient, and have been reassured during every step of my treatment. We have been using this practice for many years and do not think you could find a more caring, attitude to NHS patients. From the frontline at reception to sitting in the dentist chair, you are a priority. We cannot praise this practise highly enough.”
Kamran Rostam Yazdi reveals how a desire to declutter his Wimpole Street practice created a clever use of space much marvelled by patients and staff alike.
“When I began considering locations for my practice, I knew that I wanted to practise somewhere with a reputation for a high standard of care – both Wimpole and Harley Street are well known as the heart of medical care in London. I purchased W1 Dental two years ago in March 2011.”
Queen’s Gate Orthodontics
Based in Queen’s Gate, in the Royal Borough of Kensington, there is something distinctively regal, yet unequivocally homely about Queen’s Gate Orthodontics, established in 1989.
The premises have undergone a major overhaul, which has not been without its challenges; a basement building, an active caseload and a limited budget all added to the complexity and challenge of the project. Claire Nightingale, owner and lead orthodontist takes up the story.