1. Radiography exams

    13th February 2018 by harpenden

    Yesterday our nurses Emily and Tarryn passed their Radiography exams with flying colours.

    Our dentist Bianna delivered the girls some lovely flowers to say well done from everyone at Smiles!

    Congratulations on your achievement ladies, you put in a lot of work and we are so glad it paid off!

  2. The Christmas Ball at St George’s School

    12th December 2017 by harpenden

    Our Dentist Bianna attended the Christmas Ball at St George’s School last Saturday and it was a huge success!

    The night raised over £10,000 for the school, with the #auction raising a substantial £7,150 alone which is just fantastic, well done to all the parents and staff involved.

    We hope everyone had a lovely evening as well

  3. Sab and Bianna attend Conscious Sedation for Dentistry with SAAD course

    10th November 2017 by harpenden

    Last weekend Sab and Bianna attended the national course in Conscious Sedation for Dentistry with SAAD – the dental charity dedicated to the advancements in pain and anxiety control. The SAAD National course provides the underpinning knowledge and an introduction to the clinical skills required for providing safe conscious sedation.

  4. Our First Facial Aesthetics Open Evening

    3rd September 2017 by harpenden

    Our first Facial Aesthetics Open Evening is approaching us!

    Don’t forget to pre-register your place by clicking the link below:


    We hope to see you there between 6 and 8pm!

  5. Harpenden Smiles Mouth Guard Clinic

    31st August 2017 by harpenden

    Today is the day, our annual #MouthGuard Clinic will be open between 5pm and 8pm at Harpenden Rugby Club! Pop down and see the Harpenden Smiles team!

    Don’t let one sporting accident destroy your smile for life! The new Rugby season is almost upon us and all participants require a mouth guard or they’re not allowed to play.

    Don’t forget to book your slot online:

  6. Classics on the Common

    10th July 2017 by harpenden

    The team had a great day at Classics On The Common Harpenden, what a fantastic turnout this afternoon!
    Even our practice mascot Harvey turned up for the occasion – His favourite set of wheels was definitely the Ferrari!

  7. National Smile Month tries to reduce our dental anxiety

    22nd May 2017 by harpenden

    Did you know that as many as two-thirds of Brits, some 67%, of people admit to being apprehensive when it comes to visiting the dentist for a check-up? This statistic came from Oral Health Foundation and Oral-B, and the poll also showed that the biggest reason behind this apprehension was the fear of pain and discomfort, followed closely by worries about the dental costs.

    Campaigners from the charity initiative, National Smile Month, which is currently running from May 15th to June 15th, are hoping to alleviate some of this stress and anxiety associated with visiting your dentist. They are looking to reassure patients that there is nothing to be nervous about while visiting your dentist and the importance of overcoming this anxiety to look after your oral health.

    Oral-B Ambassador, Dr Uchenna Okoye, has suggested five different ways that people can eliminate dental concerns and anxieties, which we detail here;

    1) Communication – Speak with your dentist about any fears you have. A good dentist will always take your fears seriously, and they are well trained to deal with anxious patients. You could speak with friends or family members for recommendations of good dentists.
    2) Easy does it – if you ease yourself into dental appointments, this may make your visits easier. You could start gradually and make an appointment for a check-up and clean and polish, then work up to a more extensive treatment appointment once the trust has been established between the dentist and patient.
    3) The Early bird catches the worm – not literally of course, but if you book an early appointment, you will have less time to dwell on any worries. Plus you could always take a friend or family member with you.
    4) Music to my ears – you could try taking headphones and your own music to listen to. This can put people at ease during their appointment.
    5) Prevention is better than cure – if you look after your oral health by brushing twice a day, regularly flossing, using mouthwash and visiting your dentist every six months, this can aid in preventing any dental issues occurring in the first place.

    Here at Harpenden Smiles, we welcome nervous patients. From the first time you enter our dental practice, you will be greeted by a friendly smile at our reception, and this welcoming approach will continue throughout your time with us. We want you to have a smile-filled dental experience.

    If you would like a consultation or to book an appointment, please call: 01582 280 745 or visit our website at: http://harpendensmiles.co.uk/about-us/our-promise/

    For further information on how to reduce anxiety while visiting the dentist, please visit: http://www.nationalsmilemonth.org/health-charity-sets-five-ways-help-reduce-dental-anxiety/

  8. Harpenden patient crowed as Miss Hertfordshire

    24th April 2017 by harpenden

    We are very excited to announce the newly crowned Miss Hertfordshire, Miss Rachel Pitman!

    Sab, Bianna, Kirsty and Aaron attended the Miss Hertfordshire 2017 final last night in Stevenage, which was an extremely glamorous event.

    Rachel will now go onto the final rounds of Miss England and will be attending Harpenden Smiles in due course to receive her complimentary Teeth Whitening as part of her winning prize.

  9. New TMJ in-ear system at Harpenden Smiles

    10th April 2017 by harpenden

    Harpenden Smiles have recently started using the Cerezen EU device, a TMJ in-ear system that effectively treats TMD and associated symptoms such as Jaw Pain, Clenching and Headaches.

    Our audiologist Gisele Flower @ Aid2Hearing, who is currently helping us take ear impressions for the new device does a lot of work with celebrities such as Tom Jones, Jessie J and Sam Smith … as seen on her website gallery!

  10. Crabtree School Visit

    12th February 2017 by harpenden

    The team at Harpenden Smiles visited Crabtree Junior School last week and we received lovely feedback from the school of our visit!

    “The children at Crabtree School very much enjoyed their visit from Harpenden Smiles dentist team. The presentation was both informative and engaging with a well-planned hands-on activity, that really got the #children thinking about the amount of sugar in their diets.

    Since the visit, the children have shown good recall of what they learnt and have been keen to bring in photos of their disclosing tablet experiments completed at home. Thank you to the team.”