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Jacqueline Steele


Age: 62
Home: Stoke on Trent
Occupation: Retired

What can you say about the SmileSavers Process?

What was your reason for the treatment?

I was in constant pain and was unable to eat anything solid as I had no back teeth. I was ashamed to smile as people would see the gaps in my lower teeth. I had a denture and bridge at the top that did not fit properly and my breath was not nice as I had receding gums and infections around my teeth.

What were your initial fears surrounding traveling for dental treatment?

I thought that it was a long way to go and if anything went wrong I would be alone away from home , friends and family. Also if follow up treatment was required I had got to travel to Hungary, find hotels, arrange transport etc. I wondered if there would be a language problem and I would not get what I thought that I was getting.

What would you say about the clinic the dentists and the dental treatment?

The clinic was very nice. The individual dentists rooms were bright and airy. The girls on reception were so friendly, remembered your name each visit. Very polite but also very approachable.
My dentist was kindness itself. He was very gentle and reassuring. He understood how frightened I was and explained everything that he was going to do as he was doing it. It helped that the person that I saw in London was the person who treated me in Hungary. There was already a connection between us. I did not feel as though I was going out to see a stranger.
I cannot say that there was no pain, there was. But we were given painkillers when we had treatment, and when I look in the mirror and see a mouth full of white shiny teeth I can only say “I wish I had gone before”. Dr. Kamman did an excellent job of putting the implants in and Dr. Lantos through his experience helped me to choose the colour and shape of the teeth that suit me best.

What has been your experience of UK dentists?

I have spent a small fortune on dentists here and have ended up with terrible teeth. Without spending a lot more than I could aford to no one could give me a result that would last, or a result that would not deteriorate very quickly.

What would you say about Budapest?

A really beautiful city, so historical. I did the river cruise and the open topped bus trip. The people were very friendly. I was there alone but I didn’t have to worry, most people spoke English and if they didn;t they would call over someone who did to help me.

What would you say about the transportation provided?

What was your reason for choosing SmileSavers?

A friend was looking to find somewhere that we could go for implants and after looking at a lot of different ones he recommended your site as he thought that it met the criteria that we were looking for. Dr Kamman had done over 10,000 procedures so he would know what he was doing.

How did the treatment change your life?

I am retired but I feel 10 years younger now that before I went. Teeth are one of the first things that people notice about you. I was always afraid to smile as my teeth were so unattractive. My breath was not nice because of the state of my teeth. Now I am looking forward to going on holiday when I have recovered and be able to smile at strangers and if someone want to kiss me………….

How would you describe the whole experience?

Would you recommend it to other people?