Dentist Referrals at Clifton Dental Studio
Now taking on referrals for sedation and Happy air
***and we promise we will not steal your patient***
For the past four years, our experienced team of dentists and dental therapists have been providing RA sedation, relative analgesia, or what we would prefer to call, ‘Happy Air’ to young children and teenagers for a range of dental treatments.
RA sedation is a great tool to manage dental anxiety in both children and adults alike. But particularly in children and teenagers we use it routinely to prevent dental anxiety and phobia developing in the first place. RA sedation is typically suitable for children four to five years of age and older, creating a relaxed environment for a child to experience pain-free and stress-free dental care.
Now, as a referral practice in Bristol it is important that we as a team maintain your trust as part of any referral relationship, which is why we make the following promises-
- We promise to treat your patient as if they were a member of our own practice
- We promise to provide your patients with ethical advice
- We promise to be completely transparent in relation to our fees
- We promise to keep you in the loop so you’re always aware of the treatments we proposed
- We promise to not steal your patient.
We’ll return them to your care following treatment unless you request otherwise. We don’t want to be a dentist with a reputation for stealing patients, so we will keep very strict guidelines in the fact that we will return these patients to you.
Here is principal dentist and practice owner Dr Neil Gerrard to explain how we can help you to treat anxious patients
If you feel it is beneficial to manage your child’s experience in order to treat existing dental anxiety, or more importantly, prevent the development of dental anxiety and phobia in the first place, then please consider referral for RA sedation to Clifton Dental Studio.
Please complete the referral form and a member of our team will be in touch shortly or complete the form below to request a call back.
Download The Form Here
or request a call back
This service is available on a private basis with a fee range listed below:
- Consultation with RA trial £125
- Desensitisation therapy £125 per session
- RA sedation per hour £137
- Stainless Steel crowns £187 per tooth
- Air-abrasion and sealants £177 per tooth
- Extractions – deciduous teeth From £97 per tooth
- Orthodontic extractions From £145
See what our patients say-
I honestly can’t recommend Clifton Dental enough! All the staff are absolutely fantastic, they all make you feel so welcome and comfortable. Clifton dental are perfect for nervous patients- I used to be a very nervous patient at the dentist but since coming here I have no fear. There is no judgement from any of the dentists or hygienists either which really put me at ease. Everything is pain free as well which is amazing 🙂
16:27 21 Nov 23
I chose Clifton Dental Studio as I wanted a few cosmetic procedures for my teeth but I also had a strong fear of the dentists, the pain-free dentistry guarantee was what drew me to this practice in particular along with the certifications held by the dentists.Once having the initial consultations and working out a treatment plan I decided to proceed with braces followed by whitening - before this I also required a filling & extraction, both of which were completely painless. I used their inhalation sedation which is an add-on but very worth it if you are otherwise too nervous (they also have other sedation options). After this I had braces fitted for approximately 7-8 months followed by whitening. This process has definitely made huge improvements to my teeth and I can honestly say I've seen a huge improvement compared to how they were previously.To anyone who is thinking of using Clifton Dental Studio I can vouch and say they have definitely cured my fear of the dentist and are very good at what they do. My orthodontist Rory was thorough and always gave me options, advised me appropriately and explained exactly what it was he was doing with my teeth. The reception team and dental assistants are all very friendly and helpful also. It is somewhat of an investment depending on what you'd like to achieve but in my opinion 100% worth it.I would and have recommended this practice to friends & family and as said I can definitely vouch for them. I have been a patient at Clifton dental studio for many years. The staff are helpful& professional. I have had many treatments incl root canal filings & crowns, always problem free & pain free
08:02 06 Oct 23
Clifton dental studio offers a pain free professional service. From the moment you walk in their doors the reception staff are so friendly reassuring and professional through to the dental hygienists and the dentists themselves. They go through everything thoroughly with you explaining everything in detail. Their service is totally pain free and they constantly put your mind at rest to give the the best treatment available. I would 100%recommend them l.
15:57 02 Oct 23
Having had a dramatic experience with my previous dentist I moved to the Clifton Dental Studio 12 years ago. I can not praise the team highly enough. I have had a range of treatments (Dental Implant, Whitening, Crowns, Filling etc) and the final result has always exceeded my expectations. I always gets nice comments reference my smile and that is largely due to the work Neil and his team have done over the years. From the moment you walk in to the time you leave, the staff are welcoming, friendly and engaging. What is really good is that when you undergo treatment, they always takes the time to explain what they are doing, why they are doing it and never appear rushed. A special mention to Heather the Dental Hygienst. She is professional, always happy and has a lovely manner. Although visiting the dentist can be traumatic and stressful, she helps to put you at ease and makes the experience as enjoyable as it can be. In summary, I honestly believe I receive the best pain free dentistry in Bristol.
11:13 26 Sep 23
Just have to say how absolutely thrilled and delighted I am with the four front teeth veneers done by Neil in June. They look incredibly natural and have done so much for my confidence - I am no longer wary of smiling - in fact, I'm smiling all the time!!The added bonus was that, although it took a little time, the whole procedure was completely pain free, as promised. I cannot thank you enough and I will be travelling up from Cornwall again soon for my next routine appointment.Sandra Porter
14:39 01 Sep 23
I had a fear of going to the dentist from a previous bad experience. I researched Clifton dental studio and travelled 4 hours to see the team there. They did not disappoint and really did deliver on the pain free aspect of my treatment. As the results started to take place and after each successful pain free visit my confidence grew. I now have a perfect smile for my wedding and this is all down to the team at Clifton. They helped me achieve my desired smile in a tight time frame. I appreciated I had a choice of treatment options to decide from and I felt supported throughout this process and the full treatment journey after. I would recommend Clifton dental studio as it is a great place to receive treatment if you are nervous patient because they really do have your best interests at heart and take care of you.
18:38 23 Aug 23
I'll start this story back in October 2022.I had avoided the dentist for 15 years after developing a severe case of Dentophobia. To the point where I couldn't even talk about teeth or look at my own in the mirror in fear, I would see something terrible.However, I had a smile I wasn't overly happy with, and it had been a dream of mine to have a smile I was confident with before I got married in July 2023.Knowing I didn't have much time, I decided to book an online consultation with Clifton Dental after countless talks with my partner. Having a chat online, in the safe environment of my own home, without having to step foot in a dentist made this decision easy and I told myself "if I don't like it, I don't have to go". So I had my online chat and was told braces were probably the best option for me. I then hesitantly booked a "new patient" appointment with Neil for 2 months time, thinking I had plenty of time to overcome this phobia and seemed so far in the future I didn't need to worry.Soon enough, January rolled around and before I knew it, my appointment was with Neil the next day. I won't lie, I didn't sleep the night before. I was an anxious wreck. I didn't know how I'd even step foot into a dentist, let alone have someone look at my teeth. I spent all night worrying if all my teeth would need to be taken out, would I need dentures (I'm 30 yo) or how many root canals I'd need?Walking into Clifton Dental, you're greeted with a boutique feel I'd only experienced at an Aesthetics Clinic. From there, I was asked what I didn't like about my smile, and we came to the conclusion composite veneers would be the best option for me with my wedding a mere 7 months away. Then, Neil walked into the room and made me feel totally at ease as he conducted the first "examination" of my teeth and gums in 15 years. I was terrified.But I didn't need to be. Neil reassured me that my teeth were not as bad as I thought, only needing 2 fillings and a good ol' clean before we look at booking in for my veneers. I opted for the RA sedation for both my hygiene appointments and my filling session, as the thought of going through that without anything petrified me. But I knew I was making progress.My first sedation hygiene/filling appointment was with Charlotte (Lottie) and I cannot even begin to tell you how at ease she made me. Before I knew it, I was sinking into the chair and was the most relaxed I'd been in months. The 2 hour appointment was over in a flash, and all of a sudden I was sat up, rinsing and spitting and was simply speechless as how I'd...a. Just had 2 fillings without feeling ANY pain what-so-ever.b. Had just overcome a 15 year old fear of the dentist in 2 hours.c. How excited I was to come back for my next appointment.After another sedation/hygiene appointment with Charlotte, I was ready for my first veneer appointment with Neil.We took some time to look at the mockups of the veneers he had done during my first consultation with him, and I have never had so much faith in someone. I knew Neil was a master at his trade, and was so excited to have the smile I'd always dreamt of.4 hours later, I had a new smile. I was beaming from ear to ear, and even shed a tear when I looked in the mirror. How was all this possible with zero pain? Why had I not done this sooner? So many questions were whizzing through my head, but one thing was for sure, I was elated.Since then, I've had nothing but compliments on my smile. So many friends and family were worried I was going to end up with "Turkey Teeth", but they didn't need to worry, as my teeth look so natural, that they simply couldn't believe I'd had veneers and were astonished at how amazing they look.Words can't express how thankful I am for Charlotte & Neil and the team at Clifton Dental. In the space of 4 months, I overcame a 15 year phobia of the dentist and now have the smile I always wanted. I simply can't recommend enough and I'm already looking forward to going back for my next hygiene appointment, this time WITHOUT sedation.
15:47 22 Aug 23
I had a wonderful experience with Neil and the team at Clifton Dental Studio. I started with Invisalign to straighten my teeth and then had a direct composite veneer placed on one of my teeth due to the tooth being a different size than the one opposite. It was all pain free and I am so happy with my new smile.
15:57 03 May 22
WELL! I have had an amazing experience with Neil & the team at Clifton dental studio. I was born with a bone condition which made me have a lot of problems with my teeth, I have attended 5 different dentists which included 2 on Harley street but was eventually referred to Neil. I have never been with a dentist that took the time to research my medical situation and really help with what to do for the best and look at a total future plan into what my teeth needed medically an what I wanted cosmetically. They have made sure I am pain free and worked around my schedule so willingly. I never used to smile as I was conscious of my teeth being not what I wanted and I'm quite a way through my plan with Neil and currently have my temporary smile which I LOVE and can't wait for the permanent even better one! I've also opted to try a implant in a gap a the back of my mouth, again because of my bone condition Neil sourced a slight different material implant that would take to my bone better. so so happy so far.... can't wait for my final result 😀
16:19 13 Jan 22
I’ve been visiting Clifton Dental Studio for over 10 years now and cannot recommend their services enough. From amazing emergency care, to ongoing aftercare and check ups - all the staff are friendly faces that help make you smile that little bit more confidently!I originally went to Clifton Dental Studio in need of an implant for my front tooth - after being messed around by another dentist I had developed an infection in my jaw and ended up needing a bone graft alongside the implant. All my options were explained clearly and I felt well informed on the progress I could expect to see. I ended up opting for sedation for one of the larger operations which made the experience much smoother sailing and would recommend for anyone on the nervous side because I don’t remember a thing!The final result was a perfect match in terms of colour and size which has made such a difference to my confidence.I’ve since moved away from the area but still visit the clinic for regular hygiene appointments and check ups as I trust Neil and the team more than any other dentist. If I could give move than 5 stars I would!
10:06 31 Dec 20
Best dentist studio in Bristol! I phoned up on Monday morning because of a swollen gum and mild pain. Julie the receptionist was super helpful and I felt like she really listened to my problem and escalated it the clinician team. She phoned me back within an hour and got me booked in for an emergency appointment the following morning as from my symptoms they were worried it might have been something quite serious, which turned out to be.Rory the dentist quickly diagnosed the problem and offered me a solution on the same day! I was very scared but he made me feel at ease and answered all the questions that I had which really helped in accepting the treatment. In every step both him and nurse Jessica made me feel at ease and safe. I really felt taken care of from beginning to end. They delivered on their promise of pain free dental treatment and saved me from what could have easily evolved into a very nasty systemic infection. I felt so grateful for their help. I highly recommend this fantastic studio, they’ve got a great team who delivers great results!
14:02 23 Sep 20
We have chosen Clifton dental studio as is very close to us ,we literally live next door. We also have seen lots of positive reviews so that’s why we have chosen this dental practice. My partner had a tooth removal , Dr. Neil Gerrard has been very professional and very patiently assisted my partner. Before the treatment he was in pain as he had an infection , after the treatment he felt no pain at all. More confident with a fresher breath and the most important pain-free after his tooth been removed. We are looking forward for our next appointment as we are really pleased with our first experience with you. I would highly recommend Dr. Neil Gerrard and his practice as they are the best example of how a trip to the dentist should be. Do not hesitate to book in especially if you are in pain because the team and Dr. Neil work in the best way to treat you without any pain. Thanks a million Clifton Dental Studio!! 🙂
09:36 13 Jul 20
100% pain free!! Myself I have been nervous of going to the dentist since I was a child but felt at absolute ease with Neil and the team even the receptionists 100% credit to all of you. If there is anyone who is fearful of going to the dentist give Neil and the team a try you wont regret it. Thank you Neil for everything you have done for me and for giving me my faith in dentists back. I hope you all had a lovely christmas and a wonderful new year
13:48 26 Dec 19
5starsOh my God what can I say, lets start with telling you how amazing very professional they are. I was recommended by a friend to go and have a chat with them. From the minute I walked into the huge posh house in clifton I new just by the atmosphere it was the place for me. From the receptionists who go that extra mile to make you feel welcome to the sales team that were so understanding to my needs and were very respectful and passionate about what they could help me with. From the pain free treatment from the dental/hygienist nurses to Rory my dentist what can I say I owe you everything you have changed my life. After yrs of having unsightly teeth which has lead to no confidence. I feel like I’m on top of the world, these guys are amazing and would recommend 100% Thank you for restoring my faith in dentists and for helping me throughout my journey, they have given me so much more confidence life changing amounts, I can’t thank them enough.
23:23 11 Nov 19
Oh my God what can I say, lets start with telling you how amazing very professional they are. I was recommended by a friend to go and have a chat with them. From the minute I walked into the huge posh house in clifton I new just by the atmosphere it was the place for me. From the receptionists who go that extra mile to make you feel welcome to the sales team that were so understanding to my needs and were very respectful and passionate about what they could help me with. From the pain free treatment from the dental/hygienist nurses to Rory my dentist what can I say I owe you everything you have changed my life.After yrs of having unsightly teeth which has lead to no confidence and the odd mental health issue to Now,I feel like I’m on top of the world, these guys are amazing and would recommend 100%Thank you for restoring my faith in dentists and for helping me throughout my journey, they have given me so much more confidence life changing amounts, I can’t thank then enough.
23:15 11 Nov 19
Hygienist Sam was so gentle. First time I've actually enjoyed a trip to the Dentist!
15:27 07 Nov 19
Have had nothing but excellent service since coming to Clifton Dental Studio. From having my braces fitted to my hygienist appointments. Everything has been pain free and the customer care is second to none! So glad I found this place.
Stacey Jade Hair
23:41 19 Sep 19
I started my new teeth journey with Clifton dental studio back in January for a consultation , I knew straight away they were amazing they asked me what I was looking to achieve for my end result and showed me before and after pictures of what they could do before I even started treatment ! I felt comfortable at all times and they explained everything to me . Now if only I could show u before and after pictures . I had to crowns (front two teeth ) done at another cosmetic dental practice to straighten the two teeth only once they were done it looked worse than what I had before I was so upset never smiled after for the next 3 years they were different colour to my own teeth they were fitted wonky and my gums had gone black at the top and they were weird shape ! ☹️ anyway with a lot of saving and research we found Clifton dental studio who have changed my smile and my confidence for life !! It was completely pain free Neil spoke to me the whole way through checking if I was ok the whole team there was amazing !!! I have had 2 new crowns and 2 veneers to make my smile perfect also Neil has got rid of all the black on my gums and I have had them whitened to a natural look white not bright bright white and I love it it has made me confident to smile at anyone !! I have had so many compliments on my new teeth they look and feel amazing !!!! And I can’t thank everyone enough at Clifton dental studio from the receptionist who kept me informed with all my appointments to Neil’s team who all looked after me from x rays to moulds to hygiene and Neil for creating my new smile 😁😁😁😁😁 thank u jodie xxxx
12:16 27 Aug 19
I have been putting off going to the dentist for years because I have been so petrified! I saw Charlotte and she was absolutely brilliant and so patient with me. It really was pain free with how patient and kind she was - this has totally transformed the way I view dentists! Thank you Clifton Dental!
20:14 04 Aug 19
I was one of the most nervous people ever going to a dentist , so i did some research and found Clifton Dental Studio , it was the best decision i ever made i was put at ease made to feel welcome and i can honestly say there was no pain , would highly recommend. Elaine Stentaford.
20:04 15 Oct 18