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Wellington Clinic
'The first thing that strikes me is how bright and spacious it is'

The Wellington Clinic

The blurb

The Wellington Clinic on King’s Road is a full-service dental practice offering everything from preventative care and hygiene to cosmetic dentistry treatments and surgery. It prides itself on using cutting-edge technology and having an on-site lab for same-day tooth repairs.

The process

The first thing that strikes me when I step inside one of the treatment rooms in The Wellington Clinic is how bright and spacious it is. The clinic has a lovely welcoming feel to it, and very friendly staff, which I imagine helps put nervous patients at ease. As it happens, I don’t mind going to the dentist—I try my best to look after my teeth and am keen to hear Dr Nicholas Goodacre’s verdict once he’s had a good look around and taken some x-rays.

It turns out everything is fine—no cavities or other problems—but had there been any issues, I would be in very safe hands. Dr Goodacre, a co-founder, is one of the few clinicians in the country to be trained in both medicine and dentistry, and his area of expertise is aesthetic dentistry and dental implantology.

The Wellington Clinic also employs the latest 3D scanning technology and has an in-house ceramics studio where all clients’ ceramic restorations such as fillings, veneers and crowns are made on site on the same day they are fitted. It’s easy to see why this USP matters to the discerning clientele.

Next, it’s time to see the hygienist, Ciara Dempsey, for a thorough clean. Using ultrasonic equipment and scaling by hand where needed, Ciara has soon removed any staining and brought my teeth back to their shiny best. She also talks me through ways to improve my flossing technique and advises against using manual brushes, as it wears out the enamel quicker and can be tough on gums.

​The results

My teeth look and feel sparkling clean and I am relieved to know my sweet tooth hasn’t caused me any cavities.

The details

Consultation and examination, £65; hygiene, from £65

The Wellington Clinic, 63a King’s Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4NT; www.thewellingtonclinic.com; 020 7148 7148

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