Welcome to Arnica Dental Care of Cheltenham. We are very proud of our reputation for high-quality general/family, restorative and cosmetic dental care including complex procedures such as dental implants and All-on-4 dental Implants.
We are also Cheltenham’s Dental Sedation Centre specialising in the treatment of nervous, anxious patients and patients with acute dental phobia. Ellie, Leah and Sarah are fully qualified sedation dentists able to administer a range of sedation techniques including IV (Intravenous) sedation.
Arnica Dental Care situated in Leckhampton Cheltenham Gloucestershire is a privately owned, family run practice comprising a team of highly qualified, experienced and friendly dentists, hygienists and nurses, providing discerning patients with exceptional quality general/family, restorative and cosmetic dental care.
We are committed to providing the highest standard of dental treatment as well as making every visit a pleasant and stress free experience. We have also established an excellent reputation for only recommending treatment if it’s absolutely necessary.
Dental Implants and the Revolutionary All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure
We are one of only a few dental practices in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds specialising in dental implants and proud to be at the forefront of dental implant technology, in particular the revolutionary All-on-4 dental implant procedure and ‘Teeth in A Day’ otherwise known as ‘Same Day Teeth’
Dr Ellie Ledger is one of the most experienced dental implant dentists in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds having qualified from Cardiff University in 1991, received a Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1994, gained valuable experience as a maxillofacial surgeon in the casualty department of Cheltenham General Hospital for four years, completed a year-long multisystem dental implantology course at Trafford General Hospital in Manchester over 8 years ago and is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology UK.
Ellie has successfully completed many dental implant procedures from simple single-tooth replacements to large bridges and complete mouth implant rehabilitations including the revolutionary All-on-4 dental implant procedure.
Ellie is also experienced with cases requiring bone grafting, from simple alveclor grafts to sinus lifts and complex grafting procedures.
Cheltenham’s Dental Sedation Centre
Arnica Dental Care is also Cheltenham’s Dental Sedation Centre has one of the most experienced and qualified dental phobia and dental sedation teams in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds
Treating Patients with Dental Phobia
Arnica specialises in treating dental phobic adults and children* using a combination of sedation techniques including oral sedation, inhalation sedation, intravenous sedation and gentle dentistry.
Arnica Dental Care has extensive experience of sedating nervous, anxious patients using inhalation sedation (also known as relative analgesia) where the patient breathes a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen through a comfortable-fitting nose piece that allows dental treatment to be carried out simultaneously. Inhalation sedation is ideal for anxious children and adults with a hypersensitive gag reflex.
Few dental practices in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds are qualified to sedate patients with intravenous sedation. Intravenous sedation is where sedatives are administered through a cannula into a vein in the arm or the back of the hand. This technique changes the patient’s level of consciousness so that even the most dental phobic patients can tolerate dental treatment, and although they remain conscious they often remember little about the procedure.
Arnica Dental Care has one of the most experienced, qualified dental sedation and dental phobia teams in the region.
Our Dental Sedation / Dental Phobia Team in Cheltenham
Dr Sarah Higham has over 20 years’ experience treating nervous adults and children within hospital and general practice. She gained her postgraduate Diploma in Sedation at Guy’s Hospital in 1998 where she remained as a teacher for several years. Sarah then spent four years in Australia teaching a Postgraduate Diploma in Sedation at Sydney University. As well as working at Arnica, Sarah is also a lecturer on SAAD (Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry) courses in London teaching sedation to both dentists and dental nurses.
Dr Leah Adams qualified from Birmingham University in 1997 and since then has gained vast experience treating nervous adults and children within hospital, community and general practice. She is a clinical lecturer in Conscious Sedation at Cardiff Dental School, teaching sedation to undergraduate dental students and post graduates on the diploma and MSc courses. Leah completed a Diploma in Conscious Sedation in 2012 and will complete a Master’s Degree in Dental Sedation at Cardiff University in July 2013. She has also completed postgraduate training in Advanced Restorative Dentistry as well as Sedation and Anxiety Control at Bristol University.
Dr Ellie Ledger has specialised in treating nervous and anxious patients and is qualified to administer various sedation techniques including intravenous anaesthesia.
CAD/CAM Dental Technology
Arnica has recently invested in the truly amazing CEREC ceramic tooth restoration system that enables a patient to receive a CAD/CAM high-quality ceramic crown, in-lay, over-lay or veneer in one sitting without the need of time-consuming, messy and uncomfortable impressions (moulds taken of teeth and gums using silicone or alginate)
Over 80 dentists from a 30 mile radius of Cheltenham in the Cotswolds refer their patients to Arnica for more complex surgical procedures or treatment requiring sedation.