Nothing but the tooth

Testimonials

New Patient? Click here

Play video Watch our Video

" So what do I see when I look at NBTT now? Well we still go to the best dentist in the area, but the most striking thing about it is that it not all about Celia. It is a practice, a group of professionals within a team that look after us as a patient and not just look after your teeth..."

- Mark and Dawn

I have actually been coming to Nothing But The Tooth in Sutton Coldfield (NBTT) for longer than it has been NBTT. As patients of the previous practice owner for many years, both my partner and I had the smug satisfaction of knowing we went to the best dentist in the area shattered by his retirement! I cannot stress enough how this made Celia’s job almost impossible to maintain our confidence, satisfaction and frankly our custom. Under the spotlight of our ultra-critical eyes we were expecting to be finding fault with the new arrangements in any and every respect and to be off on our quest to find the new best dentist in the area.

We needn’t have worried, Celia found us.

Under these very difficult circumstances of taking over and then establishing a new practice, Celia set up and then developed NBTT to what it is today. So what do I see when I look at NBTT now? Well we still go to the best dentist in the area, but the most striking thing about it is that it not all about Celia. It is a practice, a group of professionals within a team that look after us as a patient and not just look after your teeth. This is done in a seamless end to end experience of excellence, from initial telephone contact to walking int the door, to painlessly having your treatment, having a chat with the lovely staff, to walking back out again. For me this team effort is the definition of excellence.
I have to say I am not someone who often makes any form of personal recommendation, but when I do I’m always sure to balance any praise with an equal amount of constructive criticism. This is usually easy to do. NBTT is therefore the exception to this rule as I really cannot find fault and I have every confidence that my experience is absolutely indicative of that of others, especially of those who need to their trust in a new dental practice. If you’ve been putting off a visit to the dentist then please don’t, do yourself a a favour and contact NBTT.

In terms of praise where praise is due, that is easy. they are a great team.

"After having several dentists over the last 15 years, I have finally found the best; 10/10"

- Clive Whitmore

All the staff are very helpful, pleasant and nice surroundings. There’s easy parking, value for money, quality, newspapers to read and convenient appointment times. Celia talks you through your treatment, and what needs to be done and how she is going to do it. She always puts you at ease if you are nervous and fills you with confidence.

I can honestly say that Amy thinks more about looking after your teeth than the patient does. She shows you how to use the small in-between toothbrushes on every visit. Nothing is too much trouble and she puts you at ease with a nice smile and pleasant banter.

After having several dentists over the last 15 years, I have finally found the best; 10/10

“From entering the practice until I left I was treated with the utmost professionalism and compassion...”

- Sue Sherriff

“I would just like to say how pleased I was with the treatment and professionalism I received from both Celia and her staff at Nothing But The Tooth. The name in itself instils confidence.

I have been scared of dentists for many years now, mainly due to the old gas masks that were used in the 1960’s. From entering the practice until I left I was treated with the utmost professionalism and compassion. I feel if one is made to feel at ease that is half the battle.

I had a root canal procedure carried out. I never felt the needle go in. Throughout the procedure Celia told me what she was doing step by step, and although the procedure was booked for one hour it seemed only a short time from going into the surgery to coming out and it was all complete. I truly cannot emphasise how good this dental practice is.

Thank You”

"However nervous you may be about visiting the dentist, Celia will put you at your ease immediately and it REALLY is completely pain free!”

- Lynne Wilcox

“When I decided to write a positive review of Nothing but the Tooth, I had a look at the testimonials already on the site and realised that everyone who had discovered Celia and her team felt just the same as I did – relief and gratitude. At last we have found a dentist who really cares, is reassuring and explains every aspect of treatment and dental hygiene ( + she has a great sense of humour)..

The very eloquent testimonials say it all – it is clear that at Nothing but the Tooth, Celia and her team have truly raised the bar. However nervous you may be about visiting the dentist, Celia will put you at your ease immediately and it REALLY is completely pain free!”

"I was a little stressed to say the least but now I am really thrilled – so thank you again you have all been marvellous"

- Val Hanlon

“After completing my treatment I would just like to say how delighted I am with my new teeth. Thank you all; you have made the treatment more than bearable. I was a little stressed to say the least but now I am really thrilled – so thank you again you have all been marvellous and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone requiring treatment of the same type.

Kind regards”

"I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone for helping me get through what was probably one of the most difficult times in my life"

- Martin Pritchard

“I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone for helping me get through what was probably one of the most difficult times in my life. Thirty or more years of fear is a pretty difficult thing to get past, but you all helped me do just that by being so kind, understanding, and patient, and I honestly can’t thank you enough for helping me through that.

I’ve said it to you in person, but wanted to repeat it here – there’s no doubt in my mind that I absolutely picked the best place to come, and would recommend your practice to absolutely anyone who had a fear of the dentist.

Thanks to you all, again”

"If you are looking for a dentist who is gentle, friendly, won’t lecture you, and will definitely not hurt you I can certainly recommend Celia and the staff at Nothing But The Tooth"

- Duncan Butler (Receiving treatment after 32 years of not visiting the dentist)

“After 32 years of not visiting a dentist because of bad experiences and painful treatment my teeth were really in a bad way, and I knew something had to be done. After visiting Celia’s website, I e-mailed and received a lovely reply. She even said I could make a free appointment just to meet the staff if I wanted. I drove past the surgery but at that point dared not go in, but I had a gut feeling something felt right and I made the decision to phone when I got home.

It wasn’t easy but I phoned and spoke to a lady called Sarah who gave me the reassurance that I was looking for. I put down the phone confident I’d made the right decision…I’d made a new patient appointment!! So the day came and yes I was scared but also determined. I was welcomed by Sarah, who made me a coffee. Celia then came into the waiting area and greeted me with a big smile. She was very pleasant and we sat in the waiting area for 5 minutes or so drinking coffee before venturing into the surgery to be greeted by Dental Nurse Laura.

Celia asked if I’d like to go through with the examination and guaranteed it wouldn’t hurt. She explained at all times what she going to do and what tools she was going to use. It didn’t hurt and I walked out smiling. I even made an appointment to go back for 3 fillings. I can honestly say I never felt any pain whatsoever. I didn’t even feel the injection; that might be hard for people reading this to believe that but it’s true. She knows exactly what she’s doing and made a perfect job of the fillings – all composites on front teeth and you can’t even see where she’s done it; brilliant. I think the attitude of the staff is very important for nervous people like myself, who need that reassurance. You can tell they are genuinely friendly. There is an atmosphere when you walk in the door, hard to describe but it’s a really nice feeling (never thought I’d say that about a dentist!)

So to sum up, if you are looking for a dentist who is gentle, friendly, won’t lecture you, and will definitely not hurt you I can certainly recommend Celia and the staff at Nothing But The Tooth.

These people are changing my life and I hope you will let them change yours too”

"I cannot recommend Celia and her friendly, helpful enough. I have always been afraid of the dentist chair but not any more.

- Jan Horne

“I am so happy to be able to smile naturally for the first time in over forty years. After meeting Celia and her team and sheepishly asking if anything could be done to my front teeth, she has actually made my year.

Celia took over from my old dentist who had retired. After years of trying to keep my teeth, because of gum problems, she has turned my dental hygiene around. The dental hygienist has showed me how to keep my gums in as good order as I can. Because I was keeping them in much better shape, Celia redesigned my front teeth and they are beautiful. I smile at everybody now instead of putting my hands in front of my mouth. Celia put so much effort in helping me, she made sure they were 100% perfect and she took delight in making me happy.

I cannot recommend Celia and her friendly, helpful team enough. I have always been afraid of the dentist chair but not anymore. I am now going to have a big family photo taken and guess who is at the forefront with a great big smile. If you would like the same treatment, don’t hesitate, see Celia and her team. You won’t regret it, whatever your age”

Jan Horne

"I don’t know how you did it. More kindness than I’ve seen in a dentist. Well done and thank you so much”

- Michelle Howdle

“I would just like to say I’ve had a tooth taken out by Celia and yes, no pain!
I don’t know how you did it. More kindness than I’ve seen in a dentist. Well done and thank you so much.”

"Now I realise there was nothing to worry about and I really appreciated the fact that you had time to explain all the process before and during the treatment. That never seemed the case at other dental surgeries!"

- Colin Parker-Shaw

“As a new patient, I thought I would just drop you a note to say that I am thoroughly pleased with my new crown. Although I have had work done before elsewhere, it is the first crown I have ever had and I was a bit nervous.

Now I realise there was nothing to worry about and I really appreciated the fact that you had time to explain all the process before and during the treatment. That never seemed the case at other dental surgeries!

The dreaded numbing jabs that patients fear were actually painless! That is the first time at any dentist I have attended where there was no pain with the injection. Thank you so much.”

" I was very anxious about having my tooth extracted, but from the moment I arrived, your staff put me at my ease"

- Anne Butcher

“I just wanted to thank you and your staff for the care you all gave me when I had my tooth out last week.

I would certainly recommend your practice, particularly anyone who is worried about going to the dentist. I was very anxious about having my tooth extracted, but from the moment I arrived, your staff put me at my ease. Your excellent injection technique meant I didn’t even feel the anaesthetic going in – so the whole process was painless and I felt surprisingly relaxed.

Thank you for such excellent treatment.”

"I would like to say how happy I was with the great service that I received from everyone one in the practice. As you may have noticed I was a bit nervous, but I have to say you were very good, so thank you"

- Alan Bridgment (Brisbane, Queensland)

“I hope you can remember, but I was the patient that you replaced a filling for on the 5th October, shortly after I arrived on holiday from Australia.
I would like to say how happy I was with the great service that I received from everyone one in the practice. As you may have noticed I was a bit nervous, but I have to say you were very good, so thank you.
I have spoken to my friends over here about you regarding your service and in particular your 2 year guarantee and they all look at me with a surprised look, as we would never have that sort of service over here, so well done.”

"When we attended our first appointment with Celia I could tell the kids were scared and shy. I quietly let Celia know this as we went into her room. She then spent time putting my children at ease by blowing up a plastic glove like a balloon and letting it go, giving them rides in the moving chair and explaining what the basic instruments are for"

- Katharine Hills

“I am a worrier. Like most parents, I want the best for my children.When we attended our first appointment with Celia I could tell the kids were scared and shy. I quietly let Celia know this as we went into her room. She then spent time putting my children at ease by blowing up a plastic glove like a balloon and letting it go, giving them rides in the moving chair and explaining what the basic instruments are for.

Since then, as regular attendees, we’ve learned that Celia is professional, thorough, careful and competent. Importantly, she listened to any concerns we had and was clear in explaining options where relevant.
My kids are teenagers now and I haven’t worried about our dental treatment in years. I just knew we were in safe hands.”

"I found Celia very friendly and easy to talk to. She assured me that a visit to the dentist should be a pleasant experience and that if treatment is carried out correctly you should not have any discomfort; she was so right"

- Michael Walsh

“I first came to Celia having been recommended that she was very good with patients who were very nervous. Having had bad experiences in the past, I had not seen a dentist for some sixteen years. I found Celia very friendly and easy to talk to. She assured me that a visit to the dentist should be a pleasant experience and that if treatment is carried out correctly you should not have any discomfort; she was so right.

My first visit was only to talk about my fears, and have a look at my teeth and discuss possible treatment. Over the coming months I had many visits, and with each one I felt more comfortable. I am now at the stage where I am no longer nervous.

I have never had any discomfort during or after my treatment. Although Celia said to raise my hand if I was uncomfortable or if I ever needed a break, I have never had to do this. Treatment has always been carried out to a high standard and the results are perfect.
Celia understands your concerns and listens to your point of view and I would recommend her to anyone.”

“As an ex-patient of Celia’s (and I am only ex- as I no longer live in the same country!!), I can recommend her wholeheartedly and without hesitation"

- Mark Solomon

“As an ex-patient of Celia’s (and I am only ex- as I no longer live in the same country!!), I can recommend her wholeheartedly and without hesitation. She puts you at your ease, explains things well and knows what she is doing and does all she can so you avoid any discomfort or pain. She was always reliable and didn’t keep me waiting long and is reasonably priced as well! I have had many dentists over the years, including one who was the personal dentist of an ex-Prime Minister, and Celia is the best of all of them by a large margin. I wish her well in her new venture and hope she meets with well-deserved success.”

"I used to worry about going to the dentist when it was getting close to an appointment, but not now; my visits to Celia are always relaxed and pain free!"

- Barbara Illidge

“I used to worry about going to the dentist when it was getting close to an appointment, but not now; my visits to Celia are always relaxed and pain free!
I have had extensive cosmetic work done which looks very natural and has given me the confidence to smile more.

I would have no hesitation is recommending Celia to anyone who is looking for a professional caring dentist.”

"At first I was reluctant as I thought it was going to be like a gum-shield, which always made me gag. However, Celia assured me it would only fit on my bottom teeth and I wouldn’t have a reaction..."

- RP, Solihull

“I visited Celia with jaw-ache. She asked me if I also was experiencing headaches, and she advised me to try an SCI (sleep chench inhibitor) as she suspected I was clenching my teeth during the night. At first I was reluctant as I thought it was going to be like a gum-shield, which always made me gag. However, Celia assured me it would only fit on my bottom teeth and I wouldn’t have a reaction. I took to it straight away and my jaw-ache and headaches immediately stopped. It helps so much that I have even purchased a second one, to leave in my travel bag so I never forget it if I am away.  Celia also provides a 2 year free replacement with them, which has been beneficial to me as I needed some small repairs. Many thanks Celia for your help and support to fix my aches so easily.”

"Celia did a wonderful job - I am so pleased! She was precise, caring and explained all the procedures’ risks and benefits. She was exceptionally careful, ensuring that I got the result I wanted..."

- MB

Celia did a wonderful job – I am so pleased! She was precise, caring and explained all the procedures’ risks and benefits. She was exceptionally careful, ensuring that I got the result I wanted and made sure I was perfectly happy before I left. I really felt like I was in conscientious, safe hands. There was some minor bruising which lasted about 3 days but the results were immediate and I am so happy. I will not hesitate to use Celia and Nothing But The Tooth for my cosmetic procedures again, and can’t recommend them enough! It was really important to me that I knew the person doing my lips was properly trained and with a medical background, so thank you, thank you!”

Six Month Smiles BACD - British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry British Dental Association The Oral Health Foundation GDC