01242 655554

Hello, I am Dr Sarisa Martin

I specialise in looking after nervous, anxious, and dental phobic patients.

And patients who simply hate visiting the dentist!

I am very proud of how we can restore and maintain the oral health of even the most dental phobic of patients.

Sarisa Martin Dentist

You’re in very safe award-winning hands

The team and I have won the Best Practice award for the treatment of nervous patients at the prestigious 2021 Private Dentistry Awards and Arnica is considered one of the leading dental sedation practices in the UK.

We are also trusted by over 100 regional dentists who refer nervous patients to us for treatment requiring sedation and for more complex procedures.

I also have a Post Graduate Certificate in Dental Sedation and Pain Management

You deserve a healthy happy smile

As you are probably aware, not visiting the dentist can result in issues such as tooth and gum decay which, left unchecked, will impact on your oral health and wellbeing

We treat 100’s of nervous, anxious and dental phobic patients a month who would otherwise miss out on essential treatment and care.

Don’t leave it too late

Why not pop in for an initial appointment, including a very gentle examination and we can chat about how I can restore and/or maintain your healthy happy smile with you experiencing the minimum of anxiety and discomfort.

A few kind words from my patients

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” I’ve avoided regular visits to the dentist until now.  Sarisa is amazing, I never thought treatment could be as easy as this – thank you Sarisa” Edward S

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” I always feel that everything is done in my best interests rather than the practice’s which gives me a lot of confidence in the quality of the treatment I’m getting” Susan F

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” Lovely team of people, I feel so much more relaxed here than anywhere else. Thank you Sarisa and the team you’re all really fab.  Katie M

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”I could not recommend Sarisa highly enough. As an anxious patient, my confidence in her gentle,  caring and professional approach grew with each session. She explained everything fully and was always attentive. I am glad to have found her! Angela 12-2022


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”Having had several failed dental experiences with both NHS and private dentists who appeared not to listen to genuine parental concern we are ecstatic to have found Sarisa. For our concerns to be listened to, explored and ultimately validated was such a relief. We will always be grateful to Sarisa for her time, patience, empathy and above all for giving our lad his confidence with dentists back. Thank you”  Patient 24-01-2023


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”I had a really positive experience having fillings with your dentist Sarisa earlier today, which was no mean feat, given how anxious I was beforehand! She and the dental nurse were gentle and supportive. Sarisa took the time to answer all my questions before treatment, even though I had quite a few.” Sharon 19-01-2023


Friendly chat before you join?

Sarisa Martin Dentist


If you are a nervous patient and would like to talk through how I might be able to help before you make an appointment, please use my request call back on the right form and I’ll call you back as soon as possible.



NB This form is to request an initial chat with Sarisa if you are still undecided about booking an appointment or require more information.
To book an appointment please phone 01242 655554 and speak to one of our receptionists.

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Hate visiting the dentist?  A whole new experience awaits you!

We’ve won the prestigious Private Dentistry Award for Best Treatment of Nervous Patients and here’s why:

We are the region’s leading dental sedation practice using dental sedation and gentle dentistry to minimise anxiety and discomfort during both routine and complex procedures.

Although the treatment you’re likely to need will be routine, we use intravenous sedation to minimise discomfort during some of the most complex surgical procedures done outside a general hospital that’s how effective dental sedation at Arnica is.

I specialise in minimising anxiety and discomfort using a combination of gentle dentistry and dental sedation having completed the SAAD (Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry) National Course in Conscious Sedation back in 2010. And in 2017 I gained my Post Graduate Certificate in Dental Sedation and Pain Management. I am now the sedation lead here at Arnica.

Gentle dentistry also plays a huge part in helping you feel relaxed, comfortable, and confident. Gentle dentistry is all about how you are looked after from the moment you arrive, our pre-treatment chat where I’ll find out as much as I can about how you have been and how you are feeling and during treatment where you feel confident that you are being well looked after and that you remain fully in control.

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Book an appointment today

To book your first appointment please phone 01242 655554 and speak to either Karen, Rachel or Jade who will book you in with me at the first opportunity. They will also be able to answer any questions that you might have.

Rachel Williams - Dental receptionist

Rachel – Patient Coordinator


Jennie – Patient Co-ordinator


About me

I have a  Post Graduate Certificate in Dental Sedation and Pain Management

I grew up in Surrey and studied dentistry at the University of Bristol, graduating in 2001.

After completing my vocational training in Herefordshire, I worked in general practice as well as working in a variety of healthcare settings and clinical fields including Community Dental Service, Urgent Dental Care, Gerontology, Paediatrics, Domiciliary Care and Special Care Dentistry.

I have a passion for caring for anxious patients, which has been the main focus of my work for the last eight years and I am now very proud to be an experienced sedation practitioner.

In 2010  she completed the SAAD National Course in Conscious Sedation, and ‘The Wand’ Course for Pain Free Anaesthesia, in 2015. I then gained my Post Graduate Certificate in Dental Sedation and Pain Management in 2017.

In my spare time I love riding my horse on the Malvern Hills.

“I find it rewarding helping those that have struggled to cope with dental treatment previously to receive the care they need. I enjoy creating a relaxed, supportive and confident clinical environment. As a well established and successful sedation dental practice, Arnica fulfilled all the aspects I was looking for. I am very excited to be joining the team!”

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