The testimonials below are unedited comments made by our patients on our website, Trustpilot and Google.

We welcome your testimonials and appreciate your feedback. Your unbiased opinion helps other patients in relieving their anxieties or nervousness about visiting the dentist. Your feedback ensures that the care and service we provide remains at the highest level.

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  1. Jake Young

    Have genuinely never felt so comfortable at a dentist or during a procedure before. Team is lovely and polite, they go the extra mile for you and the dentist is reassuring and explains everything that is needed.

  2. Sian Edwards

    Dr Murray is fantastic. I am always nervous but she always calms me down and makes me feel at ease. Due to lovkdown and several issues with my teeth I’ve needed a few procedures lately. She’s done a fantastic job and I couldn’t be more pleased with the service. I’d recommend this practice to anyone. All the staff are so knowledgeable and it’s an excellent service every visit. Thank you!

  3. Gary Russell

    Have been seeing Dr Kolahi for a couple of years now. As one of those “OMG I’m terrified even to step into a dentists” types, I have always been so happy to see her. She makes you feel relaxed, safe and explains everything clearly. Tip of the hat too to Mrs Webber the hygeniest who is similarly always cheerful and brilliant!

  4. Mariateresa Panzera

    I would highly recommend this practice!
    I had a problem with an implant I did in Italy and they were so kind and helpful I couldn’t ask better!
    They explained I needed a night guard and I’m so happy with this choice, it solved lots of my problems.
    Do not hesitate to contact them!

  5. Mrs June Gunstone

    I recently needed urgent dental treatment while visiting a relative in Wales, we were fortunate enough to find Cathedral dental clinic and I was so glad we did. Vida the dentist who looked after me was friendly, very professional and made me feel completely at ease during my treatment which in the past has not always been the case. If for any reason you need to see a dentist I would highly recommend Cathedral Dental Clinic.

  6. Nicholas Vagges

    Was seen by Dr Kolahi for a Root Canal Filling. COVID-19 safe from the start and felt at ease throughout my entire visit. The staff were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Dr Kolahi was much the same. The treatment was extremely efficient and again, I was ease throughout the entire process. Would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you Dr Kolahi and the team!

  7. Tracy Price

    Was seen by Dr Kolahi for a root canal procedure. Very efficient treatment and I felt at ease throughout the procedure. COVID safe from arrival, through the procedure, to leaving.
    Thanks to all of the Team at Cathedral Dental Clinic.

  8. Babak Arabestani

    Just like to thank Dr Vida and all the team for always looking after me well. There is no secret that I get very anxious when I have dental treatments but Vida always keeps me relaxed and provides me with the upmost care.
    Like to thank you all again and keep doing a great job.

  9. Natalie

    A huge thank you to Dr Kolahi and the team at Cathedral Dental Clinic – from day 1 of popping in for an orthodontic consultation to now having a smile I dreamt for years about; the entire process was exceptionally professional, friendly and nothing short of perfectionism. Saying thank you will never feel enough; I highly recommend this clinic for fixed braces treatment.

  10. Deborah Oliver

    I have always been very nervous about going to the dentist and recently had to have two separate extractions.

    Dr Vida Kolahi was absolutely amazing with me, I was in terrible pain and when she suggested we should take the tooth out I Immediately, I became very anxious.

    The care and consideration to my feelings was amazing. The first tooth extracted in one go with no pain or discomfort.

    The second tooth I had extracted had a very bad fracture, Dr Vida Kolahi did mention that often it can break and make noises. The tooth came out in two pieces and gave me no pain whatsoever.

    I’m now relaxing at home after expecting to feel discomfort however I feel absolutely amazing and in no pain whatsoever.

    Thank you to you and your team for making me feel so comfortable snd confident and your services.

    Anyone who is afraid in any shape or form should go and see Dr Vida Kolahi as she is an expert not only In her field she made me feel very comfortable and relaxed.

    Thank you very much.

    Deborah Oliver No9 Hair & Beauty

  11. Ellen Saunders

    Thank you Dr Vida Kohali and team – the treatment U have given me has been amazing . You have given me my confidence back and most importantly , my Smile

  12. Mrs thomas

    I was a very nervous patient. I needed all my teeth removed and full set of dentures. I met Dr webber who is absolutely fantastic made me feel at ease. I had my treatment and is now more confident with a lovely smile all thanks to this man. All staff are great highly recommended

  13. Jon Ashcroft

    I have been a patient of Cathedral Dental clinic for around 15 years and they have always provided an excellent professional service. I never have to wait long and the staff are always very friendly and welcoming.
    I have been seeing Dr Webber for the last decade or so and he has an excellent attitude with a common sense approach and honest advice.

  14. Matthew Gough

    I have been a patient for nearly 4 years after a recommendation from my sister. I have had wonderful care from Dr Lesti and now from Dr Webber who is calm, competent and very clear in his treatment and advice. I feel well looked after. The whole practice is very professional and I find the receptionists are always helpful and polite and they will work hard to fit you in if you need urgent care. Just be careful about the car parking, there is usually a space on Cathedral Road or on Sneyd Street!

  15. Ian Flintham

    Had six crowns fitted by Dr.Webber in 2008,but in April 2019 one snapped off due to an accident.I,ve just had an implant put in by Dr.Webber.Superb care from all the staff from the moment you enter the practice.Cannot recommend them all enough.

    Special thanks to implant surgeon Dr Domenico Apruzzese and dentist Dr Andrew Webber.

    Will be back for some other treatments when needed.

  16. Jill Blake

    Cannot recommend this Dental Surgery highly enough.

    Warm, friendly atmosphere and staff. Comfortable waiting rooms and very nice washroom facilities.

    Vida is by far the finest Dental Surgeon I have found ( and, I’m quite mature! ) She is very caring, explains any procedures she is about to perform and does so with utmost expertise and gentleness. Not only that she exudes charisma too. My husband is also a patient and totally agrees with my comments. The hygienist is very gentle , thorough and informative.

  17. Loc

    Good services

  18. Sophie Thomas

    I have been with this practice for 5 years and I have only ever had a wonderful, painless and quite frankly fun experience with Dr Webber and his team of dental nurses (and don’t get me wrong I’ve had a major tooth extraction at this practice)!

    With regards to reception; every member of staff has been exceptionally welcoming, helpful, supportive and polite on the phone and in person. The “air in the room” that surrounds this practice is always light, professional and helpful. Going to the Dentist never feels like a chore thanks to this beautiful practice and team.

    I would also like to add I regularly receive supportive and thoughtful advice when it comes to costs and the value of procedures. I never feel ripped off and I also ways feel like I’m still getting the best care I can afford.

    Thank you, you bunch of dental legends.

  19. Max Davies

    I was facing an extremely long wait for wisdom tooth extraction with the NHS. The tooth was severely impacted and affecting my day to day life. It was a no-brainer to go private and I’ve no regrets…

    Cathedral Dental Clinic treat you like a person, not a number. They were helpful in the preparation for my operation, keeping me in the loop of progress as it happened.

    Dr Attila Lesti (who’s since moved away) did an awesome job with the tooth extraction. I was reassured by his forward planning to further minimise the very low risk of nerve damage. I’m very happy to have the issue sorted with no problems. The whole experience was as good as tooth treatment can be!

  20. Steve Masters

    I saw Mr Lesti this morning and was impressed and reassured by his efficient and courteous manner and his taking the trouble to make sure I understood the treatment I was about to receive and any risks involved. After this, my first visit to the Cathedral Dental Clinic, I can highly recommend them.

  21. Kate Lawson

    Once agian I have experienced excellent caring, considerate treatment from Dr Webber and the team.Having been a patient for many years I can highly recommend the clinic.Special thanks to Faz this time, she was very kind during a difficult family time.Thanks again to all!

  22. Cheryl Gomersal

    When I visited today, I was immediately put at ease, as usual, which was comforting as I had come as an emergency on this occasion.
    I left feeling reassured and confident that all was well! Thank you.

  23. Christine cody

    I would like to start by saying a big thank you to the dentist that m helped me out. I was suffering from loss of my front bridge. I booked a emergency appointment in which the refitted the bridge for me on same day. I lost all my confidence due to them falling out and the dentist have helped me gain back. Would defiantly recommend great staff and overall lovely place.

  24. Grazyna Czerwinska

    I am so happy ,very friendly staff and service absolutely great
    Thank you very much…

  25. Daniel White

    I’ve always been conscious about my teeth, but since finishing my treatment with Cathedral Clinic I can smile with confidence. My dentist was extrodinary, professional and comforting. I always felt I was in good hands, and the results speak for themselves. I would recommend this practice to anyone in a heart beat.

  26. Lesley Osborne

    On arrival I experienced a lovely relaxed ambiance ,freshness and cleanliness of all areas at the Clinic. The staff at reception and the dental nurses are friendly,courteous and professional at all times.
    Dr Atilla Lesti is confident,reassuring and professional at all times. I was provided with a full treatment plan. I felt confident,relaxed and reassured about the treatment I was going to receive with an informed choice of the options available.
    I have completed part of my treatment and am extremely pleased with the outcome of the work Dr Atilla Lesti has provided for me. I would highly recommend Cathedral Dental practice to all.

  27. Maggie

    I’ve been a patient with Cathedral Dental Clinic for around 4 years and would definitely recommend them. They’re very thorough and always take the time to explain the treatment they are proposing, giving you plenty of time to ask questions before any work commences. I’ve had two crowns fitted and you’d never know because they look perfect. Both my dentist and hygienist have made a real difference to my smile and I’ve always felt comfortable and confident in their professional hands.

  28. Anthony Crump

    I visited Cathedral Dental Clinic after not visiting a dentist for 7 years! I saw the Dentist in the morning and then I was able to book with the hygienist in the afternoon.

    The reception staff and dental team are very welcoming and explained the treatments available to me.

    I’m really happy that I’ve chosen this dentist and would highly recommend.

  29. J Tong

    I have been a patient with the practice for many years. Vida has shown care and attention to myself and both my children through that time.She always explains what is needed and clearly what is going to happen during treatment, she takes care to make you comfortable and is absolutely confident and efficient in her execution of the work. When I needed an extraction the tooth was already removed almost before I was aware she’d begun the work! All staff are friendly and welcoming. The hygenists are gentle but efficient and offer easy to follow advice about oral care. I definitely won’t be going anywhere else for my dental care.

  30. Shahid

    Very professional, I am extremely pleased with the quality of service I received. Would definitely recommend!

  31. Joanna jones

    My family and I have attended Cathedral dental clinic for 5 years and have always found staff and dentists to be experienced, very polite and helpful. Dentists and our hygienist have given us excellent advice on how to care for our teeth and are particularly patient with my nervous daughter! Reception staff are always very attentive and professional. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for great dental care.

  32. Ceri Morgan

    I’ve seen Dr Vida Kolahi for two wisdom tooth extractions and for Invisalign. She’s brilliant – friendly, puts you at ease and does a great job. I was nervous about my second wisdom tooth extraction but it took Vida barely 5 minutes and was stress free.

  33. james davies

    Having been with Vida for a number of years I can without hesitation say that her and the staff at the CDC are #1. I was recommended a 4 stage gum treatment plan in October and the results are superb with sensitivity and inflammation all gone. Subsequent extraction of a wisdom tooth also painless and helped the whole process. Merry Xmas Vida

  34. Leyla Pope

    Cathedral Dental Clinic really goes that extra step in all aspects of dental care. All the staff are knowledgable, professional and I always feel in such safe hands. Dr Kolahi has taken such great care of my teeth. My children love to see Dr Kolahi as well because she makes them feel immediately at ease.

  35. Darryl Rees

    As always fantastic service and quality by all the team. I have known Ali and Vida for a few years and the level of service and skill that every patient receives is first class. Having had a few local dentists in the past I recently switched to CDC and this is the best decision i have made. Vida instantly made me feel at ease and recommended ways to improve my teeth. I recently visited the hygienist and again the level of care and skill was amazing, the very helpful tips on dental floss and other equipment was well received.

  36. Abigail Tong

    The staff at cathedral dental clinic are always patient and polite in their dealings with you offering help and assistance with a ready smile.
    In my experience over a number of years, and throughout a number of procedures, the care given by the practitioners also reflects this.

  37. Neil Morgan

    As a nervous dental patient I was impressed by the professional and courteous manner of Dr. Lesti, who put me at ease from the start of my treatment to its completion.
    My overall impression of Cathedral Dental Clinic was one of a calm and welcoming environment.
    I would strongly recommend them.

  38. Mrs Myra Pemble

    I found Dr Attilla Lesti excellent in all of my treatment and found him to be very professional, understanding and caring.

  39. Rebecca Gorman

    Vida and her team offer a fantastic, professional and patient service. I am delighted with results having had fixed braces at Cathedral Dental Clinic. I would highly recommend to anyone particularly those who may be a little nervous of what the process could entail.

    Thank you Vida x

  40. Lauren

    Leading up to my treatment I was very nervous about any pain that I may have, Im very nervous with needles and have had bad experiences with them in the past so I was quite scared and panicky. However my whole experience was surprisingly enjoyable the reception staff were very welcoming and made me feel at ease. Vida and Joanna were amazing and made me feel completely relaxed and supported me through the whole treatment, they were very friendly and was able to answer any questions I had. They both made me feel comfortable and I was very happy with the end results. I will never want to go to anyone else for future treatments. Amazing, happy, friendly staff. Thank you for making my visits comfortable and I no longer feel nervous for future treatments. Highly recommended.

  41. Chris Spence

    I found the clinic extremely impressive. A very calming atmosphere and all the staff looked and acted professionally. The dentist and the dental nurse were amazing. As it was an emergency (in my eyes) he found the time to examine and advise me there and then. The subsequent treatment and prosthetic were swiftly dealt with and this morning I was able to carry on as normal.
    Thank you Dr. Lesti and Naomi.Also to Alice who explained the next step in my treatment from an administrative perspective.

    Many Thanks
    Chris Spence

  42. Nicholas Vagges

    I have been visiting Cathedral Dental Clinic for a number of years and have always been very very impressed with everyone! All reception staff are friendly, warm and very efficient. Dr Kolahi and her assistants are also very welcoming and friendly, but are the best at what they do. They talk to you throughout the entire process, giving you total peace of mind. I have recommended many friends and family to this clinic and will continue to do so! The best around!

  43. Ifigeneia Biliani

    Great experience today in Cathedral Dental Clinic, I’m very pleased with the outcome and of course with my doctor, dr Vida Kolahi, I will recommend to my friends and I would not hesitate to ask her help again in the future. The ladies that welcomed me were very friendly, which I think is very important and thoughtful!

  44. Nadia Field

    Over the years I have visited various dentist both abroad and in this country and it always used to be a dreaded ordeal having to get over and done with. Cathedral Dental Clinic is really a cut above everything I have experienced before. It is easy to book an appointment, they are always on time and Dr. Lesty is gentleness itself and would never be dishonest and take a tooth out to make some money as happened to me elsewhere in the past. Completely trustworthy! Also the Hygienist A.L. Webber did a very good job cleaning my teeth. Can’t recommend too highly.

  45. Florin Gaurean

    Best dentist clinic I’ve ever had.

    Sadly I have needed to sit in the dentists chair more often than most and so have a measure of experience of different dental practices over the years. These guys are by far the best – the range of staff are lovely to deal with from the receptionists and dental nurses to the dentist who takes good care of my teeth.
    I’ve recently had an root canal treatment done by another of their team who specialises in that line of dentistry and again have nothing but praise for how things have gone and the nice people involved.
    I have recommended several family and friends to them and all have been more than satisfied with the care and attention given.

  46. Kate Lawson

    Once again I have had amazing treatment from Andrew especially,and the whole team! Never expected a root canal procedure would be so interesting .. personal care and an honest approach. Many thanks to you all. I would recommend the practise to anyone.

  47. Chris Nelms

    I Recently visited the clinic for extensive dental procedures. It can be an intimidating experience dealing with medical professionals but from the moment I entered the clinic I got the feeling everybody cared, the receptionist was very polite made me feel more than just another patient, simple thing like remembering my name makes all the difference. Andrew Webber took the time to explain all my options- listened to my worries and concerns didn’t pressure me or make me feel anything was too much trouble. His work was excellent and I could tell he and his assistant took a real pride in what they were doing. Thank you all

  48. claire bevan

    I cannot express my gratitude to Vida and the team for the incredible experience of the last 9 months of treatment with my orthodontic treatment at the grand age of 54 to straighten my teeth. The experience has been professional, engaging, supportive and the outcome of having significant improvement with alignment of my teeth, confidence to smile again and be me. The invisalign braces were easy to wear, comfortable and easy to insert and remove. I would certainly recommend to friends and anyone who wishes to enhance their confidence. Thank you Vida for all your support, person centred approach to my treatment and the wonderful outcome!

  49. Matt

    A great Dentists. From the relaxed and stylish waiting room with soft music and friendly reception to the efficient, honest and painfree care from the Dentist.

  50. Craig Kirkwood

    Very impressed with Cathedral Dental. They responded to my initial enquiry within minutes, organised an appointment within days and were extremely helpful throughout. As for the dentist I saw, Andrew, I’ve never had anything like such a thorough examination and subsequent discussion in my life. I truly feel I’m in good hands!

  51. Paul Bickell

    My first dental appointment at the Cathedral practice was a very welcoming experience. The reception made an accurate account of my notes, and the dentist was very professional and clear in his advice.
    I had the impression that the advice was honest and trustworthy, and will certainly return to this clinic.

  52. Abigail Dymmock

    Vida is the best dentist I have ever seen. After avoiding the dentist for a few years due to a bad experience any fear or concern I had have gone since being treated by Vida. I have had a number of procedures with Vida and her treatment has been excellent every time. My children are now seen by Vida and she is brilliant at putting them at ease. I have complete trust and faith in her and her work.

  53. Paul

    I had a polish and two fillings today and feel compelled to comment at the quality of the service and treatment. I fear the dentist like most people but this treatment was exceptional. Thank you for taking such great care of me. I won’t go anywhere else.

  54. Claudia

    I first contacted the clinic because I wanted to straighten my teeth. I had braces in the past, but without the right follow-ups and care they had gone back to looking terrible. Dr Vida Kolahi helped me to fix them for good!! My Invisalign treatment was completely painless and the results were great. Now, about two years later I am wearing a retainer and my teeth haven’t moved a bit! I also visit the hygienist regularly and always had a great service! Everyone is very kind and professional and I couldn’t hope for a better dental clinic!

  55. Ed

    I had put off finding a new dentist – not because of fear but because I’ve been spoken to by dentists as if I’m a naughty or stupid child, not a grown adult, and been pressured into considering expensive cosmetic procedures because my teeth don’t look perfect. So this was a pleasant surprise! Dr Lesti was sensible and informative, and the treatment was excellent and professional. Five stars. Thumbs up. I’ll be back.

  56. Leyla

    We started coming to Cathedral Dental Clinic when we moved to Cardiff seven years ago. The care we have received has always been consistently outstanding. My children and I see Dr Kolahi who always goes the extra mile in caring for my teeth. I’ve recently had a root canal and Dr Kolahi was so thorough and attentive throughout. She clearly cares about each and everyone of her patients and gives so much of herself to her work. Dr Kolahi is also very good with children. She makes ours feel so happy and relaxed about visiting the dentist that my son has taken to playing going to the dentist at home because it is such fun! The team of staff at the Cathedral Dental Clinic are always very professional and polite and have been so accommodating when I have needed any emergency appointments. We feel very lucky to have our family’s dental care in such safe hands.

  57. Leyla

    Time after time my family and I have had outstanding treatment at Cathedral Dental Clinic. They go the extra mile and care so much about their patients. Feel very lucky to have our dental health in such good hands.

  58. NNicolaou

    Highly recommended orthodontist, I have been a patient for Dr Kolahi for over a year and have always been provided with a seamless and efficient service.

  59. Adrian and Ann

    Having been patients at the Cathedral Dental Practice for over 43 years, initially under the care of Dr David Adams, and in more recent times, that of Dr Vida Kodali, both of us have nothing but the highest praise for the care received at each and every appointment. At every stage of a visit, from meeting with the excellent team of receptionists, through various levels of dental care and in any emergency situation, the service is of the highest quality. Dr Vida, in particular, is able to put both of us at our ease in all treatment situations.. On the occasions when appointments have been arranged with Dr Vida’s colleagues, the same standard of care has always been the case. In terms of any extension of treatment plans via the dental hygienists similar praise is due.. (24/10/2017.

  60. F.Ghanavati

    Highly Recommended. I’ve been a client of Dr.Kolahi for a number of years and I’m always delighted with results of the dental treatment and aesthetic procedures performed.
    You are put at ease as soon as you arrive and are guaranteed to leave looking and feeling like you never thought possible.

  61. Peter C

    I have just completed a course of treatment having implants fitted and the whole process has been brilliant.
    initially I had a consultation with Dr. Holmes who then produced a report detailing all my options with costings and timescales etc. No pressure was placed on me to make a decision and there was no hard sell which was really good.

    Once I had decided on my preferred option all the work up to and including placing the implants was undertaken by Dr. Holmes. There were many appointments and some were long, the two procedures to place the implants each taking about 3 hours but I needed bone grafting and reconstruction and also the implants were being placed towards the back of my jaw which I suspect caused access problems. Throughout all the appointments Dr. Holmes was brilliant explaining everything as we went. There was absolutely no pain during the procedures just very minor discomfort. Ben and Clare who assisted Dr. Holmes were also brilliant.

    Following the procedures the reception staff contacted me for a couple of days to make sure everything was ok which was very reassuring. I had no pain, bleeding or bruising after either procedure.

    The restoration work was performed by Dr. Webber. Again this required a lot of appointments but Dr. Webber was brilliant, he always is, as was Laura who assisted him. Again there was no pain whatsoever.

    The implants have now been in for a couple of months and everything is fine.

    Having implants fitted is not a quick fix solution and can require many appointments but I would certainly recommend considering them as an option for missing teeth. Dr. Holmes is absolutely brilliant and you will receive the best, most suitable advice for your individual need.

    Many, many thanks again.

    Peter Clark

  62. Selwyn

    Excellent service. The Dentist was kind enough to explain everything, The staff were friendly and helpful.

  63. Anon

    Had my Maryland bridge refitted today by Dr Webber, my experience today was excellent, from booking the appt to when I walked out. Dr Webber was brilliant, gave me good advice and lots of options. My bridge is now securely fitted, only took 20 mins and that was also cleaning the bridge. One very happy patient. Thank you.

  64. Llinos

    Great to see website now bi-lingual. I think many of us, your customers and especially the children need to see that the Cathedral Dental Clinic acknowledge the Welsh language by bringing the language into the Clinic.
    Thank you – Diolch

  65. MR Joseph

    My first visit to Cathedral Dental Clinic was a positive experience Clean classy polite and helpful receptionists My purpose was an assessment for partial flexible dentures I was allocated Dr Lesti who was professional thorough and informative The assessment confirmed my gut feelings about my current NHS being incompetent was right Although I am a retired nurse and can’t afford private dentistry I have decided to go ahead with the treatment plan offered in order to save my existing teeth and hopefully find comfort in new partial dentures fit for purpose All I had was an assessment and X-ray so my decision to carry on with Cathedral was based on gut feeling and testimonials I will no doubt post another review when the treatment plan is completed Meanwhile I’m desperately searching for a competent NHS dentist for my general dental needs.

  66. Graham C

    This was my first visit to cathedral dental clinic.
    All I can say is a wonderful ,pain free experience in loverly surroundings.
    Pleasant,helpful staff,first time I’ve actually enjoyed going to a dental clinic.

  67. Clinton

    Dr Lesti and the team at Cathedral Dental continue to provide efficient, seamless and amazing service. Dr Lesti is a star, and provides clear information about the pros and cons of procedures, as well as alternative options. I would happily recommend Cathedral Dental Clinic to people looking for a local dental service.

  68. Trevor T

    Top class treatment in every respect. The Hygienist is superb and does a much better job then my previous dentist. I have been with a number of Dental practices over the years and Cathedral Dental Clinic is without doubt the best.

  69. Leila P

    Just want to say a big thank you to everyone at the clinic! I have needed the treatment I had done for a few years now but like many people I developed a phobia of going to the dentist. The Cathedral Dental Clinic made that phobia go away, as soon as I walked in the receptionists were so kind and welcoming, they made sure I had everything I needed and just really made me feel at home. Dr Lesti was absolutely brilliant he was very professional yet he made me feel comfortable and at ease about the whole procedure, which I admittedly was very nervous about. He went over everything to make sure I knew what he was doing. I then had an appointment with the hygienist Miss Simpson who was also so lovely and made me feel so relaxed and comfortable. The whole experience has definitely helped me gain my confidence back with going to the dentist. Couldn’t recommend anyone better, thank you again to the whole team!!!

  70. Katie

    I recently visited the dentist to have composite bonding done to my front teeth as I wasn’t happy with the difference in length and wanted more alignment. I booked the appointment which was scheduled to last one hour with Dr Lesti and after discussion with the dentist and a comfortable pain free procedure, I can honestly say it looks amazing. I am really happy I had it done and the clinic were able to book me in so quickly after a telephone conversation with Linda (I’m sure that’s her name) who is also lovely. Would definitely recommend this dentist and Dr Lesti. Thanks again 🙂

  71. D Ruffe

    Having missed out on orthodontic treatment in my teens, I decided that it was time to get it done as I hit my 30’s. I shopped around but from the moment I met Vida, instantly felt at ease and that she was personally invested in my treatment plan. Now I have the teeth I always dreamed of thanks to Vida and the whole team at Cathedral Dental Clinic. The only problem is that I now don’t have to see them as often!

  72. Sheila B

    I have always been very pleased with the treatment I have received at the Cathedral Dental Clinic. My children and I are seen by Dr Webber who is first class. He has a great chair side manner and explains exactly what and why any treatment is required and discusses options thoroughly. He has very high standards in the work he undertakes and clearly looks to conserve rather than to replace where possible. I have complete trust that what he advises is very much in our best interests. The staff at reception are very friendly and the clinic runs efficiently.

  73. Jane W

    Four years ago I was looking for a dental practice to look after my twins who needed braces. My son has autism and suffers from anxiety, and I was concerned that the process of having to have braces would be traumatic for him. However after meeting Dr Vida Kolahi, both my children had no issues and she put them at ease every step of the way. She has an amazing manner and has shown great patience and kindness when treating my son. They both now have perfect teeth and have no fear of visiting the dentist. My husband and myself are now patients and I would highly recommend the practice. All of the staff are professional, knowledgable,friendly and approachable.

  74. L Olden

    Excellent dental clinic. All staff are welcoming and helpful. I have no hesitation at all in recommending the clinic.There is no pain at all and the dentist I saw was very skilled and kind. My two and a half year old Grandaughter also went there for the first time and she enjoyed her visit.

  75. Alison B

    I visited the practice to correct an unsightly gap in my bottom teeth. Vida recommended fixed braces which I had for 7 months. This is not the most comfortable process to go through. However, the outcome exceeded all my expectations. I also had my teeth whitened to complete the new look. Which I am really delighted with.
    I would certainly recommend Vida and the rest of the team they are very professional and ensure you receive an excellent friendly service with great results.

  76. Steve McA

    I am one of many people who are unsure and apprehensive about visiting a dentist. After reading reviews about Cathedral Dental Clinic, I thought I would book a check up. I can honestly say that when I arrived at the clinic I was welcomed and made to feel at ease, the dentist was very professional and welcoming, he also made me feel at ease by explaining everything he was going to do and constantly checked if I was ok, his radio played Classic FM, which I am a fan of. The Cathedral Dental Clinic has helped me to get over my fear of the dentist, I have now completed my treatment plan and I am now going back in 6 months for a check up. If you are looking for a dentist, definitely contact Cathedral Dental Clinic.

  77. Sally Davis (HOW)

    Outstanding service and great dental care in this practice. I can recommend without reservation to anyone especially if you are nervous about dentists like I am.

  78. Walter Davies, Hiroshima University

    I contacted the clinic because I had a broken upper wisdom tooth. I live in Japan, and I only had a few days in Cardiff while on a three-week trip. I was given an emergency appointment on the same day that I phoned. I arrived early and had the chance to see the reception staff at work. They were very professional and friendly, as were all the other staff I saw. Everyone worked well together.
    I was seen by the dentist, Attila Lesti. After examining my teeth and the specific problem tooth, he showed me a photograph of it, told me it was decayed beyond repair, and then clearly and concisely told me what he would need to do to remove it.
    I asked him to remove the tooth. He gave my a local anaesthetic, and I went to the reception desk to sign the paperwork while the anaesthetic was taking effect and he was setting up. After I returned to his room, I think it took only about five minutes for him to remove the tooth. He checked to make sure the sinus was not damaged, put some wadding in my mouth, showed me the tooth, gave me some advice about what to do over the next few days, and passed me some extra wads and a sheet of A4 with post-removal advice on it. Everything was ready at reception when I reached it.
    In summary, it is a very professional clinic. It has a calm, purposeful, friendly atmosphere. The décor is attractive and the waiting area is in front of the reception desk and administrative area, so that communication is very easy. I am extremely grateful to Attila Lesti and all the staff I met for sorting out my dental problem so quickly and professionally.

  79. D. Lewis-Robson

    As somebody who has always had a phobia about dentists as well as having some unpleasant experiences, I was slightly apprehensive about my first appointment.
    From the outset and upon entering the reception, I was extremely surprised at the personal service I received as well as the welcoming atmosphere.
    Dr Lesti was extremely informative regarding my treatment and ensured I was comfortable and at ease.
    His manner was warm and reassuring, and due to this, any dread and anxiety I felt was instantly gone.
    A great practice with warm and friendly staff…..highly recommended.

  80. Sion J

    I was very nervous about visiting Cathedral Dental Clinic as I’m quite conscious of my teeth and the potential work I would need done to them post first consultation.

    I had a couple of gaps in my smile which were causing me embarrassment in work and in general life.

    The whole surgery from front desk to actual dental staff made me feel relaxed from the moment I stepped into the practice. Every detail from actual work on teeth to pay was explained in a simple way. I felt under no pressure to partake in any treatments – but subsequently I have started treatment and am extremely happy to have done so. The front of house staff even entertained my over exuberant toddler while he ran around the waiting room!

    Here’s to a more confident 2017.

  81. lynne and john brotherton

    long term patients of the practice, it has almost become a pleasure to visit, to be met by totally professional and personable friendly behind the counter staff. and as for the dentist, dr vida kolahi, her uniquenesss total professionism makes a visit almost a pleasure. the total practice cannot be praised highly enough

  82. a.p

    Super efficient and thorough- not a fan of visiting the dentist in the past but since seeing Dr Vida Kolahi that’s changed : )
    Highly recommended, extremely professional and reassuring for anyone who may be a little nervous from past experiences with other dentists.
    Good advice and great after care. Always happy to accommodate in emergencies too which is invaluable.

  83. Anon

    I found that the appearance was extremely welcoming. I have a phobia of the dentists yet felt completely at ease. I was provided with lots of information and was extremely satisfied with the service I received.

  84. Ellie

    I’ve visited Cathedral Dental Clinic on a number of occasions and have been thrilled every time. From beginning to end the service that they provide is brilliant. It’s a comfortable and clean space with a relaxing atmosphere in reception, which is a small thing to note but as somebody who is generally nervous when going to the dentist I was put at ease. The reception staff are also lovely and approachable. Dr Vida Kolahi has provided me with 5 star treatment over the course of my visits. She is a lovely warm character and I have put complete faith in her. Her level of expertise and knowledge is second to none! The hygienist in the clinic provided me with a sterling clean! I was delighted. I will definitely be visiting the clinic again! Thank you

  85. Lyndon Jones

    I’ve been a patient at the clinic since moving to Cardiff in 2007, and the treatment I’ve received has never fallen below the highest possible standard. The staff are invariably polite and friendly, and each and every dentist I’ve ever seen (Dr Webber, please take a particular bow) have all been sensational. I feel so lucky to be a patient at the clinic, and give it the highest possible recommendation. Thank you to everyone at the clinic for the fantastic work they do.

  86. H Roberts

    After a few years of not visiting the dentist, I came with slight trepidation to my first examination with Dr Lesti. He was excellent and very calming. I then had a follow up appointment with the hygienist Ms Simpson, who was brilliant. I then had a filling, again with Dr Lesti, and it was absolutely great and the whole experience was pain free. He talked me through all the procedures and was brilliant. The surgery itself is lovely and feels more like a boutique hotel than a dentist surgery. Thanks to the staff who were all lovely!

  87. Joe

    I booked in for a consultation with Dr. Lesti as I had a temporary filling in place. Dr Lesti quickly examined my teeth and thoroughly gave me a de-brief of work he recommended to be undertaken, and gave me an idea to costing and suitability for each option.
    I’ve always had near as damn it a phobia of dentists .. And I cannot praise Dr Lesti highly enough for his professionalism, client care was simply some of the best I’ve come across, and his efficiency, I was in and out within 30mins and that was for a large filling… He guided me through the whole process and I felt completely at ease.
    Never thought I’d say this, but I will be going back annually to see Dr Lesti and the team!

  88. Kim B

    I am a teeth grinder , even in daytime. It had got to the point (I had split a tooth vertically at one time ) that I had lost most of the teeth on my left side and had a very loose tooth awaiting extraction – I was nervous( I have a small mouth opening – it can be painful to have treatment for me if I have to keep my mouth open for a long time and difficult for the dentist to gain access )
    Dr Lesti is wonderful – He explained every procedure, gave me several options ( my choice with no judgement) and ALWAYS checked/made sure I had a signal if I found a procedure painful( I didn’t) or difficult( again he took his time with breaks inbetween) I had an extraction and subsequently had a partial denture .I cannot tell you how happy I am with the result – I feel normal( I dont mean to sound dramatic but it has made me more confident in smiling , helped me eat better – I dont bite my cheek )Thank you so much xxx
    Also I have attended for Dental Hygiene and all other Hygienist seem to rush and do the minimum but Samantha was fab – she took her time and I felt at the end that she had really made a difference Thank you xxx The reception and Assistance staff were all so friendly and reassuring – it is a pleasure being a client xxxxThank you all

  89. Peter C

    I needed Implants and was recommended this practice by a friend who had implants. I live in Newbury so it was quite a trip but went for a consultation and met with Barry who was the man who does. My treatment took a year because my treatment was not straight forward I needed a bone grafts etc every stage was explained and I could not have been more pleased with how much care was taken and how brilliant Barry was. Value for money cannot be faulted. All the staff, receptionists etc were friendly and kept in touch to make sure everything was ok. I was so impressed that we will be using them in the future despite the trip.

  90. Ex Phobic

    If you’ve been putting off making an appointment due to a phobia, call the Cathedral Dental Clinic straight away. Just make the phone call & take it a step at a time.

    I had allowed it to get to the point where my daily life was disrupted by toothache & gum pain through sheer fear of going to the dentist & I couldn’t put it off any longer. I called CDC after having read the reviews. I (very inarticulately) told the receptionist I spoke to that I had a phobia & that I hadn’t been for an appointment in many years. The lady could not have been kinder, calmer or less judgmental which instantly helped reduce my nerves.
    The reception area & waiting room is inviting rather than ‘hospital-like’ which made me feel comfortable to stay (I have been known to run away from other practices. Yes, my phobia is that bad. I didn’t sleep for the 2 nights preceding my 1st appointment!)
    Dr Lesti was so kind & calming. It was obvious that I suffered from extreme nerves, some of which had been brought on by the embarrassment I had felt at the state of my oral hygiene. He soon made me see that all was not lost! I have since been back 4 times for 2 hygienist visits with the wonderful & extremely professional Samantha Simpson (totally non-judgmental, kind & informative – thank you so much!) & I have had my 4 wisdom teeth removed by Dr Lesti without any of the pain, discomfort, drama or force that I’ve heard from friends about their experiences in other practices. Thank you also to the ladies who assisted Dr Lesti during my initial appointment & the wisdom tooth extractions, you were both so kind & helpful. Thank you all for being so professional & for helping me to start getting my life back – see you soon.

  91. Harry K

    Many thanks for first rate treatment so far. Am no longer terrified of the dentist.

  92. Silvia Z

    Is January 2016..and my own tooth is on his place..strong and in good condition..only thanks Dr Lesti. Despite of all bad prognosis from another “specialist” who said that my infected tooth have to be torn out off!!!Thank you from my was very good job!God bless you..

  93. Howard W

    Just wanted to say a big Thank You to Samantha Simpson for the excellent scale-and-polish I received from her on Monday.
    It was certainly the best scale and polish I had ever had, and has left my teeth beautifully clean and shiny. Samantha’s
    pleasant & informative manner throughout the procedure was reassuring, and her expertise meant that I was in no discomfort at all !
    I look forward to receiving similar treatment from her in the future !!
    With all good wishes

  94. Clinton

    I wanted to express my gratitude for Dr Lesti’s care. He was very efficient (no one wants to spend too long in that chair!) and outlined all my options. His skill is amazing and I can honestly say that his was the best local anaesthetic I have ever received. His care is exemplary and I would recommend him to anyone.

  95. Kristian

    Dr Webber was fantastic. He was straight to the point. He took time to explain everything, ran through all my options and involved me in the clinical decision making. I couldn’t recommend him more highly.
    Ms Simpson was also very friendly and informative, as were the receptionists.
    All in all, a very relaxed and enjoyable experience, which I never thought I would say about a visit to the dentist!

  96. Peter

    I have been a patient at this clinic for a little while and written a testimonial before but felt the need to post this testimonial following recent treatment from Dr. Webber.

    I woke up on the weekend recently with raging toothache and a swollen jaw. The pain was so bad that I saw an emergency dentist who diagnosed an infection and prescribed a course of anibiotics.

    Once the swelling had disappearred I saw Dr. Webber who advised a root canal treatment with a filling to solve the problem. Since I have been a patient at this clinic my phobia of dentists, which was extreme, has virtually disappeared but I did have some butterflies on the day of this treatment, I had heard some horrendous stories from patients at other practices of their root canal treatment.

    However my worries were totally groundless. The procedure was quite long, about 75 minutes, but there was not 1 second of pain or even minor discomfort from the initial injection, through to the actual root canal work and then the filling at the end. Dr. Webber and Sophie, who assisted him were both brilliant. He explained every step of the procedure which was really empowering. Had I not experienced it myself I would never have believed that this could be pain free!

    Dr. Webber and Sophie were both absolutely superb and I would just like to say to other patients if this treatment is recommended for you there really is nothing to worry about.

    Thank you again.

  97. Lucia

    I had the gum contouring procedure with Dr Lesti and I was very satisfied with the results. Dr Lesti was honest and understanding throughout my consultations and procedures. The surgery was quick and painless and the results were fantastic. When I had a problem with one of my teeth the dentist accommodated me the same day and did my repairs within the hour! Thank you

  98. Mat

    Fantastic result with my braces, very happy with my treatment. Thank you Dr Kolahi

  99. Gail B

    I can highly recommend Dr Kolahi. She pays great attention to detail and explains everything as she is doing the treatment.

  100. Malgorzata

    Dr Webber is the best dentist I ever had! Nice, profesional, relaxed and funny.

  101. Louise W

    I had my first appointment today with Dr. Webber, and I must confess I was extremely delighted with the service. Prior to this appointment I was registered with a different private dental practice, and they were awful. The receptionists were cold, and the dentist failed to explain anything to me about the treatments that I needed and the cost, which left me completely baffled and quite anxious. Dr.Webber however took the time to explain to me about the root canal treatment that I had done in the other practice, and was generally very nice, and informative about further treatment that I needed.

    The clinic itself is pristine, smart with beautiful art hanging up on the walls. The receptionists are lovely, and as well as receiving great customer service I also saved a lot of money by not having unnecessary treatment that I would have had done if I hadn’t opted for Cathedral Dental Clinic!

    Also, on your first visit you receive a lovely welcome pack/gift bag!

  102. Allison

    I am writing this in the hope that someone who has a similar problem as me feels more confident in attending the dentist.
    I have a very dabilatating needle phobia.
    I found out, after avoiding the dentist for 5 years, that I required 3 fillings. The prospect of this kept me up at night for weeks; worrying terribly about the injections I would require to have this done.
    I tried to avoid having the fillings, lasting only 6months before the pain in my teeth got too bad for me to avoid it any longer.
    I called the surgery and explained the situation, they were excellent and I was given a longer appointment time, in order to reduce the stress slightly.
    I booked in to see Dr.Webber, who I had dealt with before (already thinking he was great), attending with my partner for support.
    Any other appointment previously has taken me a minimum of an hour to have an injection needle even remotely close to me. However this time I had all 4 needles with 20 minutes!
    I was astounded with the support and non-judgemental attitude of Dr.Webber. For me, the embarrassment of what happens when I start to panic is almost as bad as the phobia itself… But Dr.Webber put me at ease (as much as you can with someone crying hysterically and almost breaking their partners hand in a vice-grip), but he kept me calm by talking me through everything.
    For me, the fact he was so nice and didn’t lose patience with MD or judge me at all, was amazing.
    I cannot recommend this dentist surgery or Dr.Webber highly enough, thank you to all of those at the Surgery!!!
    Merry Christmas!!

  103. Peter

    I am writing this testimonial in the hope that it will help persuade other people who are petrified of the dentist that there really is nothing to be scared about.

    I had neglected my teeth for many years due to being petrified of dentists and I mean really petrified but realised that the situation could not continue. I was also concerned as to where I would go if I needed emergency treatment. One Sunday afternoon I did an internet search for dentists and got back many hits. I started to go through the results and came across Cathedral Dental Clinic(CDC). I immediately liked the website especially the testimonials from nervous patients. I made an immediate enquiry by e-mail, this in itself was an achievement! The next day I received a very welcoming and reassuring reply. Living in Newport I decided that I would visit the clinic to see what it was like, it’s exact location, how long it would take me to get there, car parking arrangements etc.

    The next morning it was with a huge degree of apprehension that I walked down Cathedral Road. However, the minute I walked through the front door I realised that that this was the dental practice for me, it just felt so right. The reception/admin staff were welcoming and professional, the waiting area very relaxing and there was not the smell I had always associated with dentists. I completed the necessary paperwork and arranged a check up for the following week.

    At that check up I met Dr. Andrew Webber and Rebecca Marriott who were to treat me. At the check up Dr. Webber was not the least bit judgemental nor critical of the state of my teeth which was brilliant, because as I sat in the chair I felt ashamed of the state I had let things get to. We agreed a plan and price, which was later changed at my request to include some extra work.

    I have recently completed that course of treatment and Dr. Webber and Rebecca were both absolutely brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they explained everything. All the treatment was completed in a professional but friendly and relaxed manner and I never felt any of the dread I used to get from the dentist chair. Dr. Webber and Rebecca are both so pleasant it immediately puts you at your ease.

    I would recommend this practice to anybody especially nervous patients. I am 100% certain that other staff members of the practice who I have not had the pleasure of meeting are just as brilliant as I am sure that the practice is built on these ethics and principles.

    My only regret is that I endured teeth that I was ashamed of for many years when there was a solution so readily available. I know that CDC is the only practice that I will use in the future and assure nervous patients that there really is nothing to fear.

    Visit CDC and you will not be disappointed.

    Peter Clark

  104. Rachel Welch

    Had first appointment today, haven’t been to the dentist in many years, so i felt nervous. All the staff are warm and welcoming, Dr Kolahi was very patient and understanding. Answered all the questions I had, looking forward to the referral to have my jaw done, and any other treatment i may need in the future. Defiantly would recommend cathedral dental clinic to family and friends.

  105. Ann Gibson

    I had sadly neglected my teeth for a number of years, until the point came when I was in pain and had to do something about it. I went to see Vida Kolahi at CDC and she has been absolutely wonderful. I used to have sleepless nights when a dental appointment was imminent, but this morning almost forgot I had an appointment!

    I have had extensive treatment but Dr Kolahi and all her staff have been reassuring, professional and understanding. I would recommend her to anyone who is nervous about going to the dentist and anyone who wants really high quality dental treatment.

  106. Sarah

    Had an appointment with Clair the hygienist this morning. It really reinforced that coming to the Cathedral Dental Clinic was a brilliant decision. She was so friendly and knowledgeable. She answered my (possibly stupid) questions with a smile and generally made me feel like I was in good hands. She was also very gentle, I’m not a fan of the dentist generally but I left her room with a smile. Even looking forward to the next appointment!

  107. Jo W

    Today I had my first appointment at the Cathedral Dental Clinic, and I can’t thank them enough. I hadn’t been to a dentist for over 2 years, due to my anxiety and fear of dentists – but after 1 visit here, I think I might be cured!

    From making the booking over the phone, to the welcome when I arrived, to the dental check up with Dr Webber, and then to see the hygienist Ms Simpson – the service was flawless throughout. I was made to feel so comfortable and welcome. They were all so lovely!

    I wanted to find out what the options would be for me if I decided to think about cosmetic dentistry – Dr Webber was so kind, gentle, funny, and generous with his time. He explained the options really clearly, using pictures on the screen to illustrate as he went a long. He was extremely patient with me ( I asked A LOT of a questions!)
    Before I went in, I was so nervous- but also very concerned. I knew I wanted to find out more about cosmetic dental treatment, but I was fully expecting to feel pressurised into it. My experience was the complete opposite. Dr Webber is a completely professional dentist, not a salesman. At no point did he put any pressure on me and he wasn’t trying to “sell” me anything – he was just extremely clear about what could be done, and left it with me to think about. Perfect example of brilliant patient care and customer service.

    I haven’t fully made my mind up yet about what treatment to have and when, but I do know that there is only one place I’ll go when I have decided.

    Huge thanks to the whole team, it was my best dental experience ever! 🙂

    Jo W.

  108. Dr Chris Hawkley

    I wanted to thank Ms Simpson for the highly professional and courteous hygienist treatment. The results feel and look great ….. how nice to be pampered like this, totally satisfied. Recommended, effective and very reasonable. Chris

  109. John Tovey

    I have recently completed my orthodontic treatment at the Cathedral Dental Clinic and am very pleased with the results and would like to thank Dr Kolahi and her team for their patience and skill in enabling me to at last have perfectly straight and aligned teeth.
    After my initial consultation I was given a number of treatment options, which I was able to discuss on a number of occasions with Dr Kolahi. I eventually opted for braces, which I wore for just over a year. For someone in their early 60’s I found wearing braces to be quite challenging and painful at times, however the final result was definitely worth it.

  110. Andrew Lazenby

    My first impressions upon walking into the surgery was how very smart and professional the place was.
    My 1st check-up was very thorough and informative, this was one of my priorities when looking for a new dentist. The clinic room itself was extremely clean and equip with modern technology I would expect from a quality dentist. Most happy with my visit, and the Dentist who attuned to me Dr Kolahi was most pleasant and genuine.

    Many Thanks

  111. Lindsay Jones

    Good day,
    I have recently completed my course of cosmetic dentistry and wish to thank you for the superb treatment I received from everyone, but particularly Andrew Webber. He was utterly brilliant from start to finish. He did everything he promised and more. No pain and only minor discomfort.
    At 60 something, I was somewhat concerned I would end up with a mouthful of unnaturally while teeth but my new teeth are so natural they are quite indistinguishable from their real partners.
    You were the second clinic I considered, but after the first consultation the decision to use you was easy and obvious, and am more than delighted I used Andrew. The only unnatural thing is how unerringly cheerful he is!
    Very sincerely
    Lindsay Jones

  112. Kris

    I attended this clinic with a little bit of pain in my gum, was seen the same day and the problem was resolved straight away. Vida really listened to me and understood exactly what I needed. A prompt, professional, yet warm and friendly service from the whole team, highly recommend. Thank you!

  113. Martina Jones

    I have always been conscious of my smile and went through life avoiding grinning on photographs and would cover my mouth when laughing. My first experience of having a brace when I was younger was not a nice one which led to me giving it up.
    Upon my first visit to Cathedral Dental Clinic, Dr Kolahi talked me through the process and helped me make the decision on which Orthodontic treatment to have as I wanted a quick turnaround. She showed empathy and patience as I have always been very nervous of the dentist chair! After just 9 months I now have teeth I can be proud of, now you will catch me smiling on ALL photographs! My Friends and family say I have had a boost in confidence! I would encourage anyone that is embarrassed by their smile to contact Cathedral Dental Clinic right away! Dr Kolahi and her friendly team will certainly look after you!

  114. Justin Roberts

    I have just finished my treatment at Cathedral Dental Clinic and I am delighted with the results,my dentist was Dr Andrew Webber I had fillings,extractions and today I just had my new front crowns fitted all I can say is they are fantastic and the service and knowledge from Dr webber is awesome I can now smile with confidence all I can say is a big thank you to Dr webber and all the staff for what they did for my teeth and I highly recommend them to anyone Thanks

  115. Philip Jonker

    New to the practice and treated by Dr Andrew Webber, I admired Andrew’s honesty and professionalism regarding my treatment. Very happy with the dentistry and overall service from the practice. I will definitely be returning for future care.

  116. N Davies

    I’m writing this review in the hope that it might help other ‘dental phobics’ like myself. Dr Kolahi and her team are fantastic – all so kind and patient.

    On my first visit I could hardly complete the personal details card as my hands were shaking so much and when I went into the treatment room I could feel tears welling to the surface but Dr Kolahi was so gentle, patient and inspirational that I actually sat in the dental chair for the first time in years – a huge hurdle for me.

    I now attend regularly – still with some ‘butterflies’ on the day – but as someone in her mid 60’s who’s had a complete phobia of dentists for years I think that’s to be expected but I’m just so uplifted by Dr Kolahi and her team each time I visit and regret so much that I didn’t meet her sooner.

  117. Tegan

    It is rare that I write a review for anything, however I want to share this for other nervous patients who may read this. Ever since I was a toddler having my first dentist check ups, I have been very nervous of the dentist. Throughout my childhood, I saw a dentist who was well recommended where I lived, who had no ‘chair-side manner’ with me. I was often told off for wasting time and my fear got greater and greater. I was so scared of needles that my previous dentist drilled without them (increasing my fear!!). In 2008, I started university in Cardiff and began my quest to find a dentist that I could trust. After searching online, Cathedral Dental Clinic came up and had great reviews from other nervous patients, so I plucked up the courage to send them an email.

    Their staff contacted me by phone within the hour and were able to see me then and there, which for me is great because I wasn’t left to stew for days on end. I arrived at the clinic and was surprised, it doesn’t look like a clinic from the outside and inside it smells normal, has nice sofas and flowers and lovely staff who really care about the person who they are talking to. I saw Dr Webber who was fantastic. He was the first dentist to ever empower me with knowledge. He showed me what he was looking at and looking for and over a month he replaced two fillings that my previous dentist had neglected to notice were in need of treatment, and filled another tooth – all with local anaesthetic and all painless. You barely feel the injections Dr Webber gives and he will make you feel very at ease.

    I now work in London but I travel back to Cardiff just to visit this clinic as it is the only place that I trust and that I feel safe in the chair. I would recommend this place over and over again to anybody, but especially those who are nervous of treatment or just the dentist in general – Please don’t write off the dentist until you have visited here!


    Excellent service and Vida reassured my husband ( who did not want to go for a check up) .
    We use this dentist evrytime now and have alway had an excellent service, highly recommended.

  119. Lorna

    I have had a fear of dentists since childhood. And by ‘fear’ I mean ‘absolutely terrified’. It’s been 15 years since I’ve seen a dentist and I’ve been trying to pluck up the courage for a decade to go and see one, but after meeting a member of the team, Ali, at my work I made an appointment for a consultation and I visisted the Cathedral Dental Clinic this morning. I don’t usually write testimonials like this but I can not expess how happy I am with my treatment today. I was so nervous that I was almost in tears in the waiting room and couldn’t even remember my phone number to write on the form, but Ali, Dr Kohahi and the dental nurse Cath were so very very wonderful that I ended up so relaxed that I actually agreed to a scale and polish there and then – a monumental achievement if you’d seen the state of me when I walked in! And it didn’t hurt a bit! (Plus I can’t stop looking at my lovely clean teeth in the mirror!) I just want to say thank you so much to everyone at the CDC, I would (and will!) recommed it to anyone and everyone. I can not believe that today I conquered my fear, and it’s all down to this great practice.

  120. Ian Flintham

    My name is Ian Flintham and I was treated from Jan 2011 to August 2011. My front teeth were in a bad state and I paid a visit to Cathedral Dental Clinic in January 2011 and saw Dr Webber.From the off he told me what he was going to do,and how long it would take in a very professional manner.Everything was done at a pace I was comfotable with and I was talked through everything that was happening..After a few visits and a lot of work I am over the moon by the results.The way Dr Webber goes about his work is fantastic and I cannot recommend him enough. Kind Regards welshflinty(Ian Flintham)

  121. Anna

    Thank you to Dr Vida Kolahi. She has done fantastic job. After a Zoom session, I am much more confident. I’m so happy with the results. Dr Vida is a professional and amazing person. Thank you so much and see you again.

  122. Gill Davies

    On behalf of my family, I’d like to thank you all for not only your professional expertise, but for the compassion and consideration shown to your patients. We’re very grateful for your attention.

  123. Z Mohamed

    I am having the most wonderful experience here at The Cathedral Dental Clinic, I have had teeth that i have been embarassed about since childhood, and never really got around to doing anything about them. Since attending the clinic my confidence levels have rocketed, i am sporting a very fashionable Inman Aligner and already amazed at the results, its only been a few weeks. Vida is a fantasic dentist with a very warm and empathatic nature and the administration team are wonderful!! I cant stop smiling, everyone has noticed the new confident me, thanks to Vida and her Team

  124. A.Garland

    Thank You To All At The Cathedral Dental Clinic in Cardiff. it is by far The Best Dental Surgery That I Have Had the Opportunity to Visit. As Soon As you walk Through the Door You Are Made to Feel At Home the Staff Are Fantastic They make You Feel Comfortable and Relaxed and Can Answer Any Questions That You May Have. I Needed A New Set of Dentures As I Accidentally Broke My Old Set And Was Seen By Dr A. Webber. He Was Very Helpful To My Needs As I Needed A New Set of Dentures Urgently, Even though It Normally Takes Around Six Week To Complete He Had Them Made in Three Weeks For Me and They Fit Better Than Any Other Dentures That I Have Had in The Past. They Fit So Good That I Don’t Need Adhesive To Hold Them In. Thank You Dr Webber Best Regards A. Garland

  125. Kate Lawson

    I would like to pass on my thanks to the whole team at the practise particularly Dr. Webber and Katie, who have made me feel so much better! It has been lovely to be treated with such kindness and professionalism.

  126. Gareth Allen

    I went to Cathederal Dental Clinic with very low self esteem with myself and the way my teeth looked I would never smile with my mouth open. Vida and the team made me feel relaxed right from the start and I underwent a complete transformation, having a bridge on the top half of my mouth. Everything was done at a pace I was comfotable with and I was talked through everything that was happening. I now smile all the time and cant walk past a mirror without having a look. I cant thank Vida and her team enough as they truly have changed my life.

  127. Christine Baber

    I commenced my treatment at the practice in june 2008, where I have undergone filling replacements, zoom whitening and invisalien braces. my treatment is nearly finished now with the final steps being 2 crowns. Thoughout the process I have found the whole of the team from receptionists, dental nurses, hygienists and Vida herself extremely warm and welcoming. Vida especially is extremely knowledgable and professional and will guide you through the whole of your treatment with a cheerful smile and a very relaxed approach. I cannot wait to see the final result of all the work carried out.

  128. John

    It took some courage to finally go to the dentist after so many bad experiences, but David and the team were just fantastic and so professional, it made the whole experience just so easy and the end result was beyond all expectation. I cannot thank and recommend him enough!

  129. Cat

    I have always been so fearful of the dentist and was in tears when I arrived at the surgery. Dr Vida Kolahi has been so kind and patient with me that I managed to get through my first scale and polish and filling without any tears. I am still in the middle of my treatment but I just wanted to thank the team – but most notably Dr Kolahi, Debbie and Cathy – for their kindness, support and patience with me

  130. Heulwen Haf

    What joy..finding a dental practice that cares for it’s patients with grace, charm and unsurpassed expertise. Fearful of what treatment I might need, my mind was put at rest immediately by Dr Vida Kolahi, making the experience a truly pain-free and pleasurable one. What a brilliant team..thank you so much. (Highly recommended)

  131. Sarah Howells

    On the reccommendation of my sister I moved to the practise around 4 months ago as I have never been happy with my teeth. I have had my teeth whitened and 6 new front teeth. I cannot believe how amazing the new teeth look and how much more confidence I have. I actually smile instead of trying to hide my mouth. I definately would reccommend the great service at this practice to everyone. Vida and her team are marvellous and I thank everyone. Sarah

  132. Linda Edwards

    Having tried to locate a dentist and been met with many discourteous unhelpful responses within the Vale of Glamorgan I cannot recommend this practice highly enough – being welcomed, treated and reassured in a highly professional manner – a most impressive team!

  133. Steve Evans

    I can only agree with previous patient testimonials . On every visit to Cathedral Dental Clinic I have been treated with the utmost care, patience and expertise by every member of the team . I cannot thank Vida and everyone else enough for their calming and friendly manner , putting me completely at ease and ensuring I suffered no discomfort . The best dentist I have visisted . Very highly recommended .

  134. Deb Cleghorn

    My own experience of denists since an early age has always been of terror & the clinical smell. Vida I cant thank you enough for putting my fears to bed. Your treatment, expertise and calming nature has been an experience for the better. I would highly reccomend Cathedral to anyone. Thank you Again!!!

  135. Claire, Cardiff,

    Marvellous. After a Zoom session and a couple of new veneers I am more than happy with the results. The team at the Clinic is friendly, professional and diligent and led by a wonderful perfectionist! At last I can smile again.

  136. Tim & Sarah Burns

    We recently visited the practice for cosmetic work, and found the service unsurpassable. We were particularly impressed with the personal and empathtic approach, which was both pragmatic & caring. It was only after our treatments concluded that we both realised that for the first time in a dentists chair, we had undergone all of the work required without the aid of anaesthetic. A truly first class service, which we cannot reccommend highly enough. Very well done guys

  137. Mr N Hawthorne

    I have to be honest, I was impressed by the standard of care that I received at Cathedral Dental Clinic. Usually, I keep well clear of going to the dentist unless I absolutely have to, but on this occasion, I needed a tooth removed and could not put it off any longer. I was full of anxiety and expected it t be a long, uncomfortable process, but it turned out to be painless and was over before I knew it, I was so happy.Now my teeth are perfect and I regularly get compliments. I will definitely be going back to the Clinic, as they did such a good job and made me feel a special case, which put a smile on my face and I guarantee that they will do the same for you.

  138. Mrs J.M.Puzey

    I have been a patient for quite a few years at Cathedral Dental Clinic, and I am very pleased with all the treatment I have undertaken. I feel confident in the care that I have been given by all of the members of staff who are so lovely and very helpfil in an often stressful situation.

  139. Delyth

    What can I say about Cathedral Dental Clinic? Well they make an often perceived conception of terror ‘going to the dentist’ a myth. The reality is Cathedral Dental Clinic is a professional, friendly team who understand the fear a trip to the dentist has for many patients. Whatever treatment you require they explain carefully and clearly all of the different options available to you, also the aftercare received is exceptional. Any emergency is solved by always being ‘fitted in’. I hold Dr Vida Kolahi in especially high regard.

  140. Miss E Wynne Lloyd

    “What excellent service. I had major, visible bridge work done a year ago and felt confident every step of the way. What was, without a doubt, a potentially ghastly and protracted experience, was prevented from being so by the consistently professional treatment of my teeth – and of me.The planning, execution(!) and aftercare were exemplary. I cannot recommend the practice highly enough.

  141. Anon

    Cathedral Dental Clinic was very warm and welcoming, unlike some of the other dentists i have visited in the Cardiff Area.

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