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About The Lodge

 

Patient Testimonials

Testimonials from some of our satisfied patients

"I like going to see Tim Earl at The Lodge DP, because when he detects a problem he diagnoses and treats it at the time. I never worry that I will be repeatedly discharged with a complaint that is not detected." Sandra 

"The disaster of having your front teeth broken off at gum level struck me as a major problem. Not so for Tim and his team who, within a short period of time, resolved the situation most satisfactorily. My wife and I have been married for some 55 yrs and after this recent treatment my wife stated my teeth looked the best they she had ever seen them."Richard

"I came to see Tim Earl with a very difficult problem regarding another Dentists’ work on my teeth. I just hoped he would be able to help me, although I am in my mid seventies I have always looked after my teeth, and wanted to keep them as long as I could. Tim Earl took great interest and assured me that he could help me. After many visits he changed my view of dentists completely, he was so patient, worked so diligently to make my teeth as perfect as he could. His attitude to me and his very pleasant helpful staff, always so ready to help me make my visits to his surgery a happy pain free experience. I thoroughly recommend The Lodge Practice for excellent dental care. Well Done." Sheila

"Tim was not only personally recommended to me, but personally recommended by a dental implant surgeon who recognised his excellent work with dental cosmetics. With 17 existing, badly fitting crowns and a very sore gum situation, I saw several other cosmetic dentists to rectify the issue, as I did not want a another poor dentist to just give me new crowns and then end up with yet more issues in the future. The thing that impressed me about Tim, over the other reputable cosmetic dentists, was that he is extremely well qualified, via world renowned American Cosmetic Dentist Institutions, and that he talked in a language I could understand, plus he did not overcharge for the work, or add in extra expensive, yet unnecessary, procedures. The process of renewing my 17 existing crowns and upgrading some poor inlay fillings to crowns, a total of 24 crowns, was made easy by Tim agreeing with me a structured plan of action before commencing, so that I knew not only what was happening when, but also what I had to pay and when it had to be paid. Although this meant that I had to have several visits and that my teeth would take sometime to complete, looking back it was exactly the right advice, as it allowed a period of recovery for my gums between preparation and fitting - even Tim's temporary crowns were better than my previous permanent ones. The result is great. White, natural looking teeth that work (I can actually bite into an apple and chew food properly again!), plus no more sore, bleeding gums. Aftercare has been attentive and throughout the whole process the team, from reception to Tim himself, have been very approachable, yet entirely professional. Needless to say I have already been highly recommending The Lodge Dental Practice. Very pleased.  Thanks very much Tim and Team." Louise

"When I came for my last treatment I was scared! I know I'm the biggest woos. Tim and Rachael you were both brilliant and it wasn't half as bad as I had anticipated. Tim you are a brilliant Dentist and I would not go anywhere else. Rachael you are fab at putting people at ease and Louise is brilliant. Thanks guys you are all much appreciated."Helen

Here are my thoughts in a brief write up on The Lodge Dental Practice and the work you do there: "I have been attending The Lodge Dental Practice for quite a number of years now, having a variety of treatments from routine hygienist and preventive dentistry to quite complex complete crown replacements. I have always found the work completed and treatments given by Tim Earl and his very professional and friendly staff to be first class. I certainly would not entrust my dental treatments to any other practice after having experienced the superb level of service with this very competent and friendly group. After a previous lifetime of not very good dental care, Tim has given me my smile back."Caroline

I have been a dental patient at The Lodge Dental Practice for many many years and recently had some unusual and difficult work carried out on my teeth. I am pleased to say Tim made an excellent job on all occasions. Thanks Tim."Jill

I've had very positive experiences with Tim at The Lodge Dental Practice. After several visits, I was able to go ahead and have an implant, which I was very nervous about having! But Tim explained the procedure and put me more at ease and I was very pleased with the results. Also I'd like to say Louise the Hygienist does a thorough but gentle job too. All the staff have been friendly on my visits to The Lodge."Barbara

I am a very nervous patient, and when Tim told me I needed a wisdom tooth removed it put me into turmoil, but on the day itself Tim put me at such ease and was so sympathetic to my nerves. He is a truly fantastic Dentist."Kelly

I cannot recommend Tim Earl highly enough. I originally had a Dental problem which my original Dentist could not resolve, and Tim knew immediately what the issue was and resolved this quickly. I joined his Dental Practice immediately after this. Since this point I have advised all the staff from my company to join his Practice and use his services if they ever have a problem or want to move to an experienced Dentist who actually knows what he is doing and gives you a great service in most pleasant surroundings. I can't recommend The Lodge Dental Practice highly enough. The entire team are all friendly, helpful and are excellent at their work. We have a six year old daughter who unfortunately had the need of a deep filling in one of her teeth. As it is a baby tooth that she would be unlikely to lose for a few years, both Tim and Louise have done everything they can to avoid the necessity of taking it out and have managed to successfully fill and treat it. This is no mean feat in a tiny mouth! But above all the work they had to do, their primary concern was that they make the whole process as easy as possible for her and that she should in no way feel traumatised by the experience. They did this totally successfully and she is more than happy to go for any appointments necessary. Not only that they have helped instil the importance of dental hygiene, which means she is fastidious about brushing her teeth morning and night. If you want excellent work done to the highest standards complimented by professional courtesy and care, then I would definitely recommend Tim and his team. Nicola

Life begins at 65 with 6 superbly constructed and colour matched shiny crowns !Tim's care and skill were as ever excellent, I think 'wow' is the word. Susan

When I heard that the Lodge Dental Practice was setting up a web site I thought that I would like to say a few words about my experiences there and with Dr.Tim Earl. That started me thinking about my experiences with other dentists. After mixed experiences with several dentists I neglected my teeth for some years then in 1992 I finally had to get treatment. So I went to a local practice I had received good reports of. I was greeted by a confident young man who upon reading my notes said “A nervous patient ? O.K. This is what we are going to do” and he did exactly what he said, not much discomfort and a minimum of pain. This was my first experience of Dr. Tim Earl. I was very impressed and actually decided to return and complete the course of treatment. Imagine my horror when I was told that he was leaving the practice and moving to another one in North London ! So I made a decision and followed him there this was now 1993. My wife came too as Tim, as we now called him, was treating her as well. In1994 Tim moved to a practice in Welling in Kent and we did too !!. After 3 years guess what? It was time to move on again I think it was for him to gain more experience. This practice was in the City of London, Fenchurch Street, a little further afield but no real problem. Then in 1999 came the bombshell Tim was setting up his own practice in East  Sussex,Uckfield to be precise. There was no question of not staying with this Dentist who was becoming a friend and now the only person I felt I could trust putting his hands in my mouth!.What has also helped is having  Denplan Insurance which spreads the cost of treatment. Over the years I have received excellent treatment and advice from Dr. Earl and have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone else especially if the thought of treatment is any cause of concern. I must not forget the other members of the team who are also very professional efficient and pleasant. I should add here that I have travel to The Lodge twice a year for treatment a distance of some 60 miles living as I do in Gravesend. I am as, Tim tells me, his “oldest” patient!" Terry

I cannot recommend Tim Earl highly enough. I originally had a Dental problem which my original Dentist could not resolve, and Tim knew immediately what was the issue and resolved this quickly. I joined his Dental Practice immediately after this. Since this point I have advised all the staff from my company to join his Practice and use his services if they ever have a problem or want to move to an experienced Dentist who actually knows what he is doing and gives you a great service in most pleasant surroundings." Derek

 
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