"very friendly and talks through everything with you"

patient voices

Chris treating a patient in the chair

If you have recently had treatment at our Practice, please can you take a moment to give us some feedback about your experience?

Here are some of the comments we have received from our patients:

speech bubble graphic Daniel Ghent is a very professional dentist. I had problems with my mastication but under the work of Dr Ghent my mastication is back as normal. A very welcoming, attentive staff, giving a feel good experience. Thank-you!

D (July 2019).

speech bubble graphic Very professional and friendly dentists. My current hygeinist, Christelle, does a really thorough clean and is one of the best I have ever had (and I've had quite a few!). Wouldn't go to anybody else.

PW (March 2019).

speech bubble graphic Really excellent service and treatment from Daniel from the first appointment. Every step of the treatment was explained clearly and I am really pleased with the results.

SD (October 2018).

speech bubble graphic Thank-you so much, James. I am a nervous patient with a history of painful experiences. I fet no pain at all during my treatment and I will definitely be regular now!

SJ (October 2018).

speech bubble graphic Excellent friendly service. Kept well informed at all stages of treatment.

PB (October 2018).

speech bubble graphic Daniel and Becca have both helped me get over a long standing fear of the dentist. They have been professional and friendly during all my trips to the dentist and now I would only ever come to Daniel when needing advice/work on my teeth.

ND (October 2018).

speech bubble graphic Daniel - Very nice manner and informative. The assistant was great too.

SP (October 2018).

speech bubble graphic Daniel explains very well. Options given. Put at ease. First class dental assistant.

SG (October 2018).

speech bubble graphic Daniel - As usual very professional and courteous. Very thorough and takes time to explain things and I have every confidence in him.

MH (October 2018).

speech bubble graphic Re Dentist James Dodd - another painless visit. I am always well looked after. Everything is explained to me and I am kept comfortable at all times. Thank-you

SJ (October 2018).

speech bubble graphic Very accurate filling. 10/10. Thanks

KO (September 2018).

speech bubble graphic I am extremely happy with all my treatment with Dr Ghent. The outome, after careful and meticulous preparation is super! Along the journey there has been humour, humanity, sensitivity, but above all great skill and attention to detail. A very happy customer - well worth it! PS Excellent dental nursing team - kind and friendly, made me feel at ease.

MO (September 2018).

speech bubble graphic James was very good to say the least. He agreed that I could undertake a 2 hour appointment to undertake multiple fillings. Despite what needed to be done the time literally flew away. He is always very professional, informative and puts this patient, who's not always the best, at ease. His assistant is just as professional too. Thank-you very much.

JH (September 2018).

speech bubble graphic Root canal without pain! Really pleasant experience. James explained clearly what he would be going to do and answered all my questions. Really put me at ease and ensured that something potentially unpleasant was in fact no worse in any way than a normal dental check-up. Thank-you James and Syvia for a great job. See you soon for the crown!

DP (September 2018).

speech bubble graphic I was recommended by my sister to have a consultation with Yavar, as I had some concerns about my oral healthcare and needed to understand what my options were. Yavar was very professional and spent time ensuring I understood the options available to me and what I could do to maintain the best oral hygeine possible. I found him very empathetic, supportive and incredibly knowledgable. Definitely worth the visit - thank you Yavar!

CH (September 2018).

speech bubble graphic Dr Ahmed El-Angbawi, has straightened both my children teeth with a fixed brace, my son’s teeth are amazing and my daughter is almost at the end of the treatment needed, and the difference is already looking amazing. Ahmed is fantastic, he is patient, thorough and his attention to detail is second to none. The results he as achieved on my children makes me want to get a brace myself! Thank you Ahmed.

KE (August 2018).

speech bubble graphic Please pass on my thanks to James Dodd who replaced a front tooth crown for me yesterday. I have now had time to have a good look at the result and can see he's done a brilliant job - you wouldn't think it was a crown at all as it looks very natural and blends in so well with the other teeth.

PF (August 2018).

speech bubble graphic I was terrified of the dentist, but having visited Chris I have no fears of visiting now. My only regret is that I wish I had seen Chris years ago.

LC (August 2018).

speech bubble graphic Had crown fitted by Chris with no pain and results amazing - perfect match. In fact the best tooth in my mouth. Everything explained well. Always appointments when needed and staff all helpful and kind.

AS (August 2018).

speech bubble graphic Excellent treatment from Chris. A very caring and informative dentist throughout all his treatments each time I have an appointment.

MC (July 2018).

speech bubble graphic James Dodd is totally professional and knows what he is doing - allows patients to be confident and relaxed, so much so that in my case I usually fall asleep!

TC (July 2018).

speech bubble graphic We come from Spain to see our wonderful dentist, Chris. He is always so calming and so gentle. He provides information and always clarifies what he is doing or needs to do. He is our family dentist. My only regret is that he was not my dentist as a child!

AB (July 2018).

speech bubble graphic It was my second visit to see Daniel, had two crowns very happy with the treatment and my new crowns. Daniel is a lovely dentist. Makes you feel very calm and relaxed. Dental nurses are lovely too.

CH (April 2018).

speech bubble graphic Great attention. Lovely service. Makes you feel calm and comfortable.

M (February 2018).

speech bubble graphic When I met Dr Arman Barfei I was certain from the onset that he knew what he was talking about. After 60 weeks I have a new smile and my confidence has increased, I can chair meetings without having to worry about my smile. Thank you Dr Arman, thank you H Williams staff.

WO (September 2017).

speech bubble graphic Thank you for the great service. It was the best experience at the dentist for a long time. Thank you.

 (August 2017).

speech bubble graphic Lovely Practice. Excellent treatment from professional and friendly staff. Clean, up to date equipment and surroundings.

P (July 2017).

speech bubble graphic I saw Chris Prange on 9 June for a repair to a broken tooth and large filling. The treatment given was brilliant, and I am now completely free of pain and discomfort. He could not have been more caring, explaining everything as he went along. Highest quality treatment ... An outstanding Dental Practice I fully recommend to anyone.

MA (June 2017).

speech bubble graphic Excellent service, very professional, informative and friendly care. Would be happy to be treated again.

RE (March 2017).

speech bubble graphic Each time I visit I am made welcome and any questions I have are always answered.

RS (March 2017).

speech bubble graphic The staff are really friendly. Mrs Williams is knowledgeable and has a 'light touch' so you hardly know she is treating your teeth. She has done wonders for my confidence in looking after my oral health since I came to the practice.

PW (March 2017).

speech bubble graphic I have been coming to this dental practice for many years. The staff are all friendly and caring and the treatment is excellent. Nothing is too much trouble.

SG (March 2017).

speech bubble graphic For my appointment I was seen on time, which I like. Greeted by Mrs Williams and Ann with a big smile and asking how I am keeping which makes you feel very welcome. They always ask after my American family which makes me feel they care about their patients. Mrs Williams checked my teeth and told me that I might need some small treatment done in the near future but I felt that they are not looking for unnecessary work to be done like other practices. Also given advice about my toothbrush head. All in all extremely happy with service.

CO (February 2017).

speech bubble graphic I was treated very well this morning. It is a very friendly practice. Mrs Williams puts one at ease and everyone is very nice.

AB (February 2017).

speech bubble graphic Thank-you for your professional care but also your enthusiasm and determination to ensure that I receive the best treatment possible. Over the many years I have been with you I have been impressed with your care for the whole family’s dental health. We are all grateful for the excellent health of our teeth!

LR (February 2017).

speech bubble graphic Pleasant and friendly service.

MP (February 2017).

speech bubble graphic As usual a very positive experience. Highly professional and yet none of the horrors I’ve suffered with previous practices, always a lovely atmosphere.

MrP (February 2017).

speech bubble graphic I am always impressed by the way I am looked after. Everyone is very helpful in getting me an appointment - even at very short notice.

MB (February 2017).

speech bubble graphic The practice is very professional, friendly and I would highly recommend it.

JB (February 2017).

speech bubble graphic Chris Prange and Heather Lavell were very welcoming and did a great job at making me feel comfortable.

MB (February 2017).

speech bubble graphic James Dodd, my dentist inspires rare confidence: I had cracked my tooth almost to the gum, and needed root canal treatment and a cap. I think any other dentist would have just moved the tooth, but James Dodd took time and care to ensure I kept it. He is also aware of my fear of needles, but is so calm and professional that he made the whole process as comfortable as possible. I am on Denplan and would recommend a plan for anyone on a salary as a good way to budget. I drive 23 miles to get to this clinic because I have had a real fear of dentists in the past, and now I have found a professional clinic that takes the time and care to help me protect my teeth, not just to deal with issues as they arrive. The reception staff are friendly and professional, the hygienists are irreplaceable and James Dodd, my dentist inspires rare confidence.

SC (October 2016).

speech bubble graphic As you know, a dreadful childhood experience with a dentist combined with weak, hyper-sensitive teeth, left me with a life-long phobia of anything dental. I felt that you should know how much I appreciate everything you all do to help me at H Williams and Associates. I have just returned home from a hygienist appointment with Tania, and I have to say it was the best experience I have ever had with a hygienist in my 50 years of struggle! She does not patronise, is so gentle and kind, and it makes my next visit so much less stressful because I have no fear of her. My dentist Chris has been my saviour (well my teeth's saviour anyway) because, for someone like me to have as much treatment as I have needed and to get me in the chair to have it is no mean feat. I just wanted to say thank you to you for your friendly approach and to my team for their patience and for helping me keep my teeth!!!!

KL (September 2016).

speech bubble graphic Years ago I was very scared of attending the dentist,but since joining you in Petts Wood over 15 years ago, I am quite at ease and content to go. I find the dentist and hygienist absolutely fantastic.

RG (August 2016).

speech bubble graphic Both of my girls loved the result of your orthodontist that did their teeth. Louise got married Saturday and it makes such a difference in the photos having nice teeth. Boosts your confidence nice teeth too. Well worth it.

PG (August 2016).

speech bubble graphic I have been a patient with this practice now for a number of years and cannot praise the them more highly. Chris Prange is a brilliant dentist and is so good at putting you at ease. If you were ever nervous about visiting a dentist then you can be sure Chris will make you feel very relaxed and take away any fears you may have. I also regularly see Christelle Snyman, the hygienist and again she is so friendly and very thorough with her treatment. The whole team are welcoming and it makes every visit more like a family catch up! Would thoroughly recommend their services to anyone.

 (July 2016).

speech bubble graphic James was really kind and caring and didn't rush me. He took his time and helped me to relax. He didn't criticise me in any way or make me feel small.

 (July 2016).

speech bubble graphic Chris Prange a lovely caring dentist. He went out of his way to repair a part of my tooth while I was there having other work done. Highly recommended, very friendly and talks through everything with you.

CH (May 2016).

speech bubble graphic I have been a patient at this dental surgery for over 28 years and all staff have always been very welcome, friendly and understanding and explain my treatment thoroughly.

MS (March 2016).

speech bubble graphic Attended today for crown preparation and was made totally comfortable and confident with everything that was done.

JM (March 2016).

speech bubble graphic I’m very happy with the explanation about the dental treatment and the care given by Chris Prange.

CJ (February 2016).

speech bubble graphic Very pleased with professionalism of Chris Prange. Made me feel very at ease and positive about my future treatment regarding maintaining and improving my teeth and gums. I have no hesitation in recommending him to friends and family.

AS (February 2016).

speech bubble graphic Have been using this dental practice for many years. Wouldn’t ever consider going anywhere else as I fully trust Sarah who makes me feel relaxed and calm and I can have a bit of a laugh with. Was sad when Maggie (hygienist) left but now am more than happy with Chris Hammond who does a splendid job. All staff friendly and helpful.

DW (February 2016).

speech bubble graphic The best dentist I’ve ever had. All my dental phobias have been overcome at this practice!

GG (February 2016).

speech bubble graphic Christopher Hammond is such a nice hygienist, so kind and caring and so gentle.

LC (February 2016).

speech bubble graphic I have been coming to this dentists for a few years now. I have always been terrified of going to the dentist but Sarah is brilliant at making you feel at ease. Plus the tip of using tepes has almost eradicated any dental problems I have. Would thoroughly recommend (both the dentist & the tepes!) Thanks again.

AD (January 2016).

speech bubble graphic Going to sleep in the chair during root canal treatment speaks for itself! James is a wonderful dentist who has extracted, rebuilt and bridged all my dental conundrums. I now smile with confidence!

AG (January 2016).

speech bubble graphic I have been very pleased with the dental care received from Chris Hammond over the last few weeks.

HP  (December 2015).

speech bubble graphic As always, excellent care.

DP (December 2015).

speech bubble graphic Everybody very friendly and dentists, in my experience, excellent.

AG  (October 2015).

speech bubble graphic New website booking system is good. Suggest that it be extended to allow patients to see the balance on their account together with a facility to make online payment of outstanding invoices.

MB  (October 2015).

speech bubble graphic My dentures are so comfortable, they are like my own teeth so I forget that I have them in. Thank you.

JB  (September 2015).

speech bubble graphic My son is a bit scared of the dentist and I just wanted to say thank you for his wonderful experience yesterday. He commented on the gentle way in which Chris gave advice and information, rather than lecturing him (as children can often feel they are being ‘told off’) - please pass on our thanks to him for being a lovely, kind, nice man. You and your colleagues were really friendly and relaxing. Thank you.

JC  (June 2015).

speech bubble graphic Chris is the best dentist ever - If I had seen him as a child I would not have been such a nervous patient.

BC  (April 2015).

speech bubble graphic I wanted to let you know that I was very pleased with my recent hygienist visit with Tania. The visit was very thorough but painless and she explained everything to me as she was going along. I will happily come back to see her again in six months time.

John  (March 2015).

speech bubble graphic I can’t thank Chris enough for firstly fitting me in at such short notice when I called in a panic to say that my tooth had broken.The initial work for the temporary crown went well and I really felt no pain during or afterwards and I almost forgot I had had it done. As for the real thing - I was shocked at how quick it was fitted and with no anaesthetic being necessary, it was wonderful to go home without a numb mouth and even better to have no pain. I really didn't think three weeks ago I would be sitting here saying this. Please do pass on my thanks to Chris and his two assistants who too reassured and looked after me too on those two occasions.

SB  (February 2015).

speech bubble graphic My husband and I feel very blessed to have had such excellent and considerate dental care for the past ten years or more. Chris and Maggie are very professional and very kind.

JC  (January 2015).

speech bubble graphic Everyone at the Surgery is always very welcoming and helpful. Chris explains everything very clearly and always gives you time to ask questions. Ever since I started going to the surgery I have felt that I am in the hands of excellent professionals and my teeth have been well looked after.

LK  (October 2014).

speech bubble graphic Perfectly happy. Loved the whole experience. Everyone was very helpful and charming. Particularly liked the glass pictures. Now of course I want bright white dulux teeth, so look forward to receiving my trays.

Moira  (September 2014).

speech bubble graphic My daughter has had treatment with Chris and Emma and I have been very impressed with their patience and kindness towards her. She was very nervous and at first wouldn't let anyone do anything, but with the help of Chris and Emma, she has completed her treatment and now has a healthy mouth. She is no longer worried about coming to see the dentist.

Mrs K  (June 2014).

speech bubble graphic I was very impressed with the treatment I received last week after some severe pain in my lower mouth/jaw. The examination care and recommended treatment from Chris Prange was really helpful. They are an amazing dental practice!

ML  (June 2014).

speech bubble graphic I've been a patient here for many years. Always receive excellent treatment and advice.

JE  (June 2014).

speech bubble graphic Lovely, gentle, caring, technically brilliant, professional people. Very sorry to leave, on relocation.

DA  (June 2014).

speech bubble graphic Implants: I would highly recommend the procedure, it was easier than having a filling, very little discomfort, did not need to take any painkillers.

AD  (June 2014).

speech bubble graphic I am an extremely nervous patient and so, after nearly six years without seeing a dentist, I realised I needed to go as I was getting toothache.

I spent a long time on the internet researching which would be the right dental practice for me. I came across H WIlliams and Associates and on looking through all the profiles decided I wanted to see James Dodd as he had included a comment about being a terrible patient himself.

I am so glad I did. James was excellent and my check-up was fine. I needed a filling and James fitted me in the next day which gave me little time to get really nervous. I was in a state when I arrived and extremely anxious, but James and his nurse managed to calm me down without making me feel like an idiot for being so worked up. James talked me through everything he was doing, helped me to breath slowly - which was the turning point - and in the end I realised that all the fears I had imagined had not come to fruition.

I am not saying I will walk into the surgery singing and dancing in the future but I don't think I will be so worried again.

So thank-you to everyone, including the receptionists who were kind and understanding, for reducing my fears. Being on Denplan means I will come every six months which will hopefully mean less nerves and less treatment. Thank-you so much.

HL  (April 2014).

speech bubble graphic Christelle has made a real difference to my confidence. From the start of my treatment she has been positive and encouraging whilst at the same time tackling my teeth and gums! I don't remember being in pain during my visits and Christelle has always explained what she is going to do and why.

She has ensured that I have always been able to keep up my hygiene routines at home through her advice and guidance. I am very happy to have Christelle as my hygienist.

I can thoroughly recommend her without reservation.

 (February 2014).

speech bubble graphic My husband and I feel very blessed to have had such excellent and considerate dental care for the past ten years or more. Chris and Maggie are very professional and very kind.

JC  (January 2014).

speech bubble graphic Friendly and efficient service from both the dentists and administrative staff and care is taken to maintain the long term health of your teeth.

JB  (December 2013).

speech bubble graphic Having had the Zoom whitening treatment, I love the way that my teeth look so white and healthy and I take every opportunity to smile now.

AR  (December 2013).

speech bubble graphic I am a very nervous patient. I have been to many different dentists and walked out of them too! Here they are all friendly, I even had dental implants and would advise anyone to have them done here. Brilliant service and staff.

JH  (October 2013).

speech bubble graphic I have been a patient of Sarah’s for several years. I have always had excellent service - she is a lovely person, explains in detail what she is doing, answers questions etc. The denture she made has been perfect from the start. In fact the whole practice [patient since 1980] is first class.

J  (October 2013).

speech bubble graphic I'm not a fan of black fillings and had a mouthful which had built up over the years since childhood so decided to have them all replaced with white ones.

My dentist Chris did a carefully planned programme over a few visits to take out all the old ones and replace with new composite fillings. Some of the old ones were very big and dated back many years and a lot of dentists would not have wanted to touch them being so close to the root but Chris is a skilled technician and did an excellent job.

The work went very well and I'm now amalgam free so a big thank you.

JR  (August 2013).

speech bubble graphic After 20 odd years at the same dental practice, I decided it was time for a change – I wish I had made this decision earlier! If you are looking for caring, professional and friendly staff – look no further than H Williams & Associates.

ES  (June 2013).

speech bubble graphic Just wanted to let you know how thrilled I am with the results of the 'At Home Zoom Whitening'. So easy to use and the results are great. Many thanks to Chris Prange for suggesting this.

FJ  (June 2013).

speech bubble graphic My 11 year old needed a baby tooth removing and Chris was very professional and caring towards my son, many thanks.

P  (June 2013).

speech bubble graphic I have been very well treated by excellent staff from the moment I arrived until I left. I feel happy to return in 6 months time. Many thanks.

SM  (June 2013).

speech bubble graphic This dental practice is a major reason for living in Petts Wood. Everyone here is committed to offering a professional and happy experience. In particular Chris and Christelle are the very best.

EM  (June 2013).

speech bubble graphic I have been very well treated by excellent staff from the moment I arrived until I left. I feel happy to return in 6 months time. Many thanks.

SM  (June 2013).

speech bubble graphic This dental practice is a major reason for living in Petts Wood. Everyone here is committed to offering a professional and happy experience. In particular Chris, Natalie and Christelle are the very best.

EM  (June 2013).

speech bubble graphic On an evening out with colleagues from TV someone commented on what lovely teeth I have. It's the first time anyone has ever commented on my teeth, ever!

JH  (June 2013).

speech bubble graphic Hi Christelle, just thought I'd let you know the Botox has worked really well, already am very pleased with result especially forehead which has worked and looks much better. Thank you. See you soon.

JG  (May 2013).

speech bubble graphic At first I was sceptical about Botox Treatment, I have been so happy with the results of trustworthy Christelle. The surgery is super friendly and welcoming. Definitely recommend.

JM  (May 2013).

speech bubble graphic I thought the surgery was really friendly. My Botox treatment was quick and easy. I could fit it in during my lunch hour. Really pleased with the results.

LB  (May 2013).

speech bubble graphic At every stage the work carried out and the care which I received were first class. I had gone into the initial procedure with a deal of concern but the whole thing went as Chris and his colleague Mark at Stradbrook had explained.

It is an expensive process but I can assure anyone that it is well worth it. I now have my smile back and teeth to be proud of.

Thanks Chris for your help and support.

DS  (March 2013).

speech bubble graphic Really pleased with my Botox treatment, no bruising and makes me feel good.

DP  (March 2013).

speech bubble graphic My gums are greatly improved and healthy, credit should go to Christelle. I used to dread going to the hygienist but now I don’t, she helps me to do a better job of looking after my gums.

SC  (February 2013).

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