At Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh we have had a genuine interest  in helping patients with dental fear, our web site had information on this since before web sites for dental practices were very common.  I had some fun recently looking at the internet archives of our site dating back to the year 2000. Yes I agree, the web design by today’s standards is woeful  but  even then there was a section dedicated to dental fear and how we can help.  If you are interested I have pasted some images here.

Reflecting back it is amazing how  many changes there have been in dentistry in the last 15 years. technology has advanced, equipment is better and we know more than we used to about the common dental diseases and how to treat them.

More importantly when it comes to dental fear our team has build up a wealth of knowledge and experience helping patients who find visiting the dentist a challenge over more than 20 years.   Thankfully we have been able to help the vast majority of our patients  beat their  dental fear without the need to resort to medications  or sedation but for a few people their fear has been too entrenched to beat with our usual methods. This is why we are delighted to be able to offer dental sedation as an option to our patients in addition to our other dental fear services.

Our team will not ever try to force a solution upon you but will look to find out as much as possible about your fears and your situation before offering you all of the appropriate choices and the support to make an informed decision.



Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.