My recommendation would be to avoid NHS dentists. I was supposed to get NHS dentistry for quite a while (I'm now apparantly too rich to benefit :S ), but it was such a terrifying experience that even on a low wage I chose to retain my sanity, and teeth, and go to the lovely David Gardner @ Pure on the Eccleshall Road. It's like a whole differnet world. Such a great Dentist, kind, gentle, respectful and bloody good at what he does. My fear of dentists reduces every time I visit. Yes it costs money, but unless you need loads of work done it's worth 10 times what he actually charges which actually isn't that much!! Give them a ring and see what you think!