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The Gentle Dentist
61 Shelton Street
Covent Garden


Monday: 09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday: 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday: 08:00 - 18:00
Friday: 08:00 - 16:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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Facial aesthetics

If you want to reduce the lines on your face without having to resort to surgical procedures, the good news is that facial rejuvenation techniques can soften and fill wrinkles for a more youthful appearance.

We are excited and privileged to be able to introduce Dr Rosa Santa Cruz, a Consultant Surgeon with a special interest and specialist training in facial aesthetics, particularly non-surgical techniques, to discreetly transform and refresh your face.

Dr Paolella has always been concerned in relation to the lack of regulation, training, and experience required to offer dermal fillers and Botox but, in Rosa, we have finally found someone we can trust and recommend to our valued patients.

Rosa specialises in cosmetic techniques for facial rejuvenation, using methods other than surgery, to enhance your appearance and soften the effects of ageing but subtly.

Still you …. only better!

Rosa’s goal is to give a fresher less tired, less aged look, and some of our patients have unknowingly commented on her work having seen Dr Paolella recently, however Dr Paolella is still a work in progress!

We emphasise that nothing is permanent, not even surgery. We cannot stop aging, but we can slow it down so, reassessing treatment is therefore very important as Rosa always has a minimalistic approach as she does not want to change the anatomy of your face, she just wants to give you a fresh look.

She firmly believes in her treatments and to prove this will divulge to you that she has undergone some therapies herself, so she is not as young as she looks but Is aging gracefully!

Every patient she sees is individual and she will use an appropriate mix of botox and fillers, sometimes with other therapy’s such as Platelet Rich Plasma or skin resurfacing, that is appropriate for you and that will leave you with the individuality that is so Important to your character and charm.

Before commencing any treatment, she always caries out a comprehensive analysis of your face and will explain and discuss all the treatment options available to you in order that the most appropriate treatment plan can be designed and agreed.

She will also discuss the cost implications and give you a written estimate of costs which will include projective costs of long-term maintenance and repeat treatments. At the end of the consultation you may wish to start treatment immediately or alternatively take some time to consider the plans and decide which treatment option you prefer if more than one is offered.

We do understand that any treatment is an investment in both money and time and, almost more importantly, emotion - after all you are considering something that is invasive and is going to affect your appearance, all be it subtly and only for the better.

Some treatments are, to some degree, invasive and for the more squeamish of you (and that includes us) we will reassure you that we use topical anaesthetic cream and various devices to minimize any discomfort.

If this is not reassurance enough, we can also offer various types of sedation for more invasive procedures.

There are a myriad of treatments available and these are outlined below.


Thank you SO, so much for the lovely cleaning you gave me on Saturday. Thank you for all the support you gave me on the way to managing it – it was invaluable, as I'm sure you know. I was sorry not to see you on Monday to thank you in person.... as I bonded with your care the most in the run-up.

I first came to Gentle Dentist around 2015 as a terrified patient who needed many root canals and other work. The team were very caring and helped me get through the extensive treatment needed. As a person who has extreme discomfort when confined to the chair and having tools etc in my mouth, I cannot believe I got through the treatments that had to be done. It's all thanks to the brilliant team at GD. Today is April 2018 and I have just come back for a check up. Although still nervous, the team once again put me at ease. For any person with any kind of dentist phobia, I definitely recommend this place!

Myself, wife and 2 children (now adults) have been treated superbly by Toni and her team for over the last 30 years. I cannot fault any of the treatments prescribed suffering no after effects. There are other more expensive dentists around not necessarily practising in London.

Myself, wife and 2 kids have trusted Tonis team for 10 years. They have done a brilliant job - totally professional and caring.

It must be pretty rare for anyone to say they’ve become friends with their dentistry team but that’s exactly what has happened with the crew at the Gentle Dentist.  There’s always such a great welcome and it goes without saying that the dental work is first class.  I would thoroughly recommend them.

After neglecting my teeth for some time and then getting toothache I was forced to do something.
I looked on line and decided to try the Gentle Dentist as it said it dealt with nervous patients which I certainly was/am. Well I'm so glad I did as thanks to everyone there my teeth are now so much healthier and I feel so much better knowing that. I just wish I'd not left it so long.

20 years ago I had the miss fortune to fall and break (smash) 14 teeth, I cannot begin to describe the pain and complications that followed. The agony was exacerbated by several dentists, over several months, 2 in Harley st. the mental scares live brightly in my memory. Then I met Toni, The Gentle Dentist, I feel so comfortable with her and trust her work to the degree I sometimes fall asleep during treatment. None of the other dentist’s work lasted much more than 5 years, Toni’s has lasted 20 years so far.

The Gentle dentist is the only dentist who was gentle and carried out work which is still in place today. You will find cheaper, you won’t find better.

I have been a client for many years and Toni and her team’s sensitivity makes the practice feel like home.

The practice and team are the most professional, dedicated, passionate professionals, offering the most advanced dentistry I have experienced, their care leaves to be desired.

I have been a long standing patient of the Gentle Dentist. I initially went to see Toni on a recommendation from a colleague who waxed lyrical about Toni and her practice! And I never looked back! Since then I've had significant orthodontic work and have been wonderfully looked after by David. The welcoming committee aka Sally is a breath of fresh air. Not only warm, friendly and inviting but helpful & conscientious. Everyone at TGD is brilliantly thorough, diligent, kind and caring. Someone will always see you - if you're in pain or something's happened to a retainer, fixed brace - you will always get an appointment! A great team of professionals. I'd not go anywhere

The only dentists I have ever missed between appointments and looked forward to having to go and see.

Friendly and flexible staff. They clearly know their field do their level best to accommodate and offer good advice. Nice offices and the equipment is up to date.

I am a new patient of Dr Paolella and have been treated very well. I am very nervous and my teeth extremely sensitive and have now spent an entire day having all my work done under sedation and did not feel a thing. Her technician is amazing and very talented at colour matching. She has a lovely new practice in Covent Garden with ‘state of the art’ equipment, lovely staff and a very gentle hygienist so at all times I felt in good professional hands.

To Toni, David, Chris & all the team, I just wanted to say thank you for doing a first class job on my teeth, I still can't believe the transformation.
They are just amazing.

Just a quick note to say.
I will eternally be grateful for plucking up the courage to make the first visit. How lucky am I?!?!?

I have never been to any private practice with such friendly and hard working staff!!
Certainly makes the whole process a million times easier and more bearable!

Modern and friendly dental place. Does offer high quality services, Comfortable environment. I found all that I was looking for: healthy, good-looking and a natural smile.
I’m lucky and now i can enjoy my family and my friends without shame.
It did make a massive difference on my confidence, and took my phobia away! Excellence practice, affordable prices and fair considering the service that is offered.
Thank you so much girls!!!!!!!

How to find us

61 Shelton Street
Covent Garden


Monday: 09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday: 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday: 08:00 - 18:00
Friday: 08:00 - 16:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Weekend appointments can sometimes be accommodated by special request.

We look forward to meeting you at your initial appointment.

Tel:020 7395 0520

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