"My daughter's fear of dentist"

About: Locala Community Partnerships CIC / Dental services

(as a parent/guardian),

My daughter has a terrible fear of the dentist, and needed a milk tooth removing that had not been pushed out by the adult teeth, she was referred from Northgate Dental Practice in Cleckheaton, to Cleckheaton Health Centre where she had 5 sessions with the team before the tooth was removed. As parents we never thought our daughter would be able to have the tooth removed without being hospitalised and given general anaesthetic, but with the professionalism and dedication of one outstanding member of staff this was not the case, she was absolutely amazing and my daughter is now going back for any future treatment.

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Response from Louise Thornton, Customer Engagement Manager , Adults Planned and Health and Wellbeing Business Unit, Locala Community Partnerships

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Hi Darrenm

Thank you for posting on Patient Opinion. I can sympathise with you having children of my own who feared going to the dentist, it was really hard to persuade them it was for the best. The team at Cleckheaton work hard to ensure they build relationships with the children who visit them, it sounds now that your daughter will visit us with confidence all credit to the staff member you mention and the team.

Louise Thornton

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