Nervous Patients

We have a special interest in treating nervous patients and ensuring all our patients’ needs are met

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Merrion Road Dental is regarded as one of the top Dental Clinics in Dublin. We are highly trained to deal with every nervous dental patient and to understand the needs and fears of all our patients.

We were recently awarded 2 awards at the Irish dental awards highlighting our outstanding care for our patients. We were awarded “Best Patient Care” and we were highly commended for our treatment of our nervous dental patients.

Afraid of the dentist?

You are not alone

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Merrion Road Dental is a welcoming haven for the nervous dental patient. Set in the tranquil surroundings of Merrion Road, we create a relaxing environment that helps to make nervous patients feel at home in the surgery.

Merrion Road Dental is
Dental Phobia Certified

Our whole team are committed to providing a calming patient experience and treatment can be completed with patients feeling completely at ease in the dental chair. We have a very patient centred approach and listen and chat to everyone to ensure a trusting relationship is built between our patients and our team. We understand that some patients do have a fear of the dentist and may even feel it’s “irrational” so we encourage all patients to call us and we will ensure a dentist is available to discuss your needs over the phone before attending your appointment if this is required.

We are delighted to announce we were highly commended at the Irish Dental Awards 2016 for the best treatment of the nervous dental patient.

Our team are now finalists in the Colgate dental awards 2019.

How is our team different?

  1. We specialise in treating nervous patients. – We are used to dealing with nervous dental patients regularly.
  2. Our Attitude. – We understand people with fears and are non-judgemental. We are here help you face your fear and to provide the best treatment possible.
  3. Time. – We take the time to listen. It is very important to us that you don’t feel rushed and that treatment is carried out at a pace which allows you to feel in control.
  4. Modern tools and techniques. – The whole team regularly attends courses to keep on top of current news and techniques in dentistry.

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late opening hours – 8am to 8pm

We appreciate that people have busy lives and that visiting the dentist during working hours is not always practical or convenient, so we have extended our opening times to include early morning and late evening appointments from Monday to Thursday.
We can also arrange Saturday visits by appointment.

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I could hardly hear the drill throughout the treatment and it was great being able to choose exactly the music I wanted to feel relaxed.

Gemma, Dublin

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Thanks to one of the most magnificent dental teams in Ireland. 2 Fillings, a polish and scrub – and not a tear in sight. If anybody else has that “I grew up in the 80’s, so Dentist’s are terrifying” feeling, get in touch with Riona, Catherine and the team in Merrion Road Dental.

Adam Keating

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I was walked and talked through every step of the way with kindness compassion and professionalism. I was immediately given my options with NO judgement which I so appreciated… I now have the smile I always wanted I no longer have to angle myself in photos I smile with confidence.


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I was a really nervous patient before coming but the whole team were very reassuring.

Fiona, Dublin

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