Holistic Dentist London

A MESSAGE FROM DR HITESH BATAVIA

In this video below, Dr Hitesh Batavia discusses how you can stay healthy and destress in these challenging times. Dr Hitesh also gives valuable tips to protect your oral health, your immune system and overall health. Please also see his recent videos on stress management and sugar intake.

WhatClinic Patient Service Award 2021

We are pleased to share Dr Hitesh Batavia has won the ‘WhatClinic Patient Service Award 2021’. This is an annual award based around patient service ratings, WhatClinic analysed all the data from the last 12 months and we are pleased to have won. This is a demonstration of our commitment to the highest ethical standards and patient care.

WhatClinic Patient Service Award 2021

WHAT DOES HOLISTIC DENTAL CARE MEAN?

Award Winning Ravenscourt Dentist

Amalgam Removal

I'd like to have an amalgam replaced safely.....

Nervous Patients

I haven't been to a dentist for years because I am too nervous.....

Implants

I'd like an implant to replace my missing tooth.......

Holistic Dentistry

What does holistic dentistry offer?

About Our Practice

Ravenscourt Dental Practice
Ravenscourt Dental is an award-winning practice in West London, offering high-quality holistic dentistry and the full range of advanced dental treatments under one roof. With a wealth of over 30 years’ experience, Dr, Hitesh Batavia envisaged a practice in which he could offer his unique approach to dentistry as a holistic dentist in combination with advanced specialist treatments. We account for the needs of every individual patient, their lifestyle, health and wellbeing, offering complementary remedies when appropriate. Our specialists provide treatment to combat gum disease, resolving problems with a multi-disciplinary approach. We also offer an array of cosmetic dentistry options, as well as care for children’s teeth.
Ravenscourt Dental has been a leader in oral care in West London for over 20 years. We value the partnerships we have built in our local community with schools and nurseries, as well as neighbourhood centres and our local churches. Over the years we have been thrilled to win a number of prestigious awards including Highly Commended for Best Specialist Practice in the Private Dentistry Awards 2014 and winner of Best Children’s Dental Health Initiative at the Dental Hygiene & Therapy Awards 2015. Most recently we were delighted to be voted Best Hammersmith Business in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Brilliant Business Awards

SERVICES

GENERAL DENTISTRY

Our team will ensure your treatment is delivered in a relaxing environment and in a caring and professional manner. We empower you to take charge of your own oral health.
Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. Our friendly dental hygienists play a vital role in preventative dentistry, supporting our patients in keeping their teeth and gums healthy.
Are you concerned about the appearance of your smile? Do you avoid being photographed? It is never too late to get on the road to achieving the smile you have always wanted.
Are you distressed or embarrassed about your smile because of a missing tooth? Advances in modern dental implants mean it is now easier than ever before to restore a natural-looking and healthy smile.
Would you like fewer trips to the dentist, less expense, and reduced anxiety about painful treatments? Our preventative dentistry helps you avoid oral health issues before they even start.
Worrying about the dentist can lead to people avoiding appointments and seeking treatment only when they are in pain. This creates a damaging cycle. If this sounds familiar, don’t despair.
Keep your gums healthy and clean with the right oral health regimen. Plaque is the major cause of gum disease, but it is easily avoided with spotted during regular checkups.
Non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatments can be safely administered by a medically trained dental professional, giving you peace of mind. Perfect for a special occasion or to maintain your smile!

Reviews

 

EXCELLENT
222 reviews on
Tyrone Roach
Tyrone Roach
June 21, 2022.
Great place to get over any fears of Dentist. Good service, nice people tad pricey but it is, what it is
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Murray Gorman
Murray Gorman
June 10, 2022.
chloe marchant
chloe marchant
May 25, 2022.
Dr. Batavia is a great dentist and very professional. I cannot recommend the practice enough!
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MrD luke
MrD luke
May 20, 2022.
P Dinshaw
P Dinshaw
May 20, 2022.
I appreciated the courteous treatment I received at Ravenscourt Dental today. Fitsom the hygienist is thorough, careful and professional. Dr. Batavia is a dedicated professional in every aspect of dental care, simply the best dentist I have ever had.
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Head Herisson
Head Herisson
May 19, 2022.
the kids in our nursery loved Sonia and Alina's visit this morning! Their workshop was captivating, interactive and was a perfect complement to the teachers' lesson. Thanks you so much!
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Hollie Holden
Hollie Holden
May 18, 2022.
Highly recommended. Hitesh is brilliant, kind, and very helpful for nervous patients too.
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Caroline Rocheron
Caroline Rocheron
May 17, 2022.
I chose this dental practice after reading their amazing reviews and I can see why they have them. This is a first class dental practise- incredibly hygienic, and the staff are all so welcoming and incredibly professional. It isn't close to where I live but will now on by going this place instead of my local practice. Would highly recommend!
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Ines Tustain
Ines Tustain
May 15, 2022.
Phenomenal care and treatment. I chipped my front tooth and had an emergency filling done in the morning (at another practice) that looked terrible. I didn’t want to wait a month for the proper repair on the nhs so was recommended Ravenscourt Dental Practice by a friend. I was lucky and got an appointent that same afternoon with Sarah who did such an incredible job on my tooth I almost cried with joy. I’ve had this repair done before and it’s always been possible to see that it’s not real tooth, but not this time. Thank you so much to everyone who treated me that day, I am really grateful.
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Holistic Dentistry FAQs

What is holistic dentistry?

The word holistic means so many different things to different people. “I have always felt that it is important to work in a holistic way with each patient, rather than solely treating their teeth,” says Dr Hitesh Batavia of Ravenscourt Dental Practice: • A 360-degree view - establishing an understanding of each patient’s lifestyle, diet, general health and concerns; • How a Holistic Dentist can help with Amalgam removal – procedures & safety, the technical aspects of treatment, achieving clinical results the patient wants, the importance of keeping patients fully informed, working in partnership with complementary health practitioners to ensure the patient is fully supported nutritionally; • Preventative techniques to help people improve and maintain their general & oral health, to minimise the need for further invasive dental procedures. It certainly pays to prevent dental problems - over a lifetime, fewer trips to the dentist means less invasive procedures, less pain, less stress and much, much less cost; • Partnerships – By working holistically we are able to help with any long-standing issues by encouraging and guiding patients to seek help elsewhere – including naturopathy, dietary advice, relaxation techniques & osteopathy.

Why do people choose holistic dentistry?

Safe Amalgam removal One of the major reasons why people choose us is for the safe removal and replacement of Amalgam fillings. We follow a special protocol to minimise any impact on the body. The use of amalgam and substances like fluoride in dentistry are discussed with each individual patient to determine the right approach for each patient. Nervous patients The second largest group comprises of people who are very anxious or nervous about seeing the dentist! They usually all have the same issue - they have not been to a dentist for a very long time – often many years! By the time they pluck up the courage to see us, they tend to be suffering from long-standing dental and jaw problems. So it is vital we help them, and we can only do this once we have calmed their anxiety and established trust. This is one of the situations where homoeopathic remedies are useful as an adjunct to normal dentistry – along with relaxation aids, they help nervous patients undergo treatment. General dentistry Thirdly, there are the main general dentistry needs most people will have: Dental Decay, Gum Problems & Tooth Wear. A holistic dentist's approach can help with all general dental concerns. A lot of our work is focused on sharing ideas and resources with them on how to prevent these problems - ranging from oral hygiene techniques and information to an appropriate referral. We have a network of recommended and trusted complementary health practitioners, and working in a holistic way allows us to have a bespoke approach to each patient. Specialist treatments Lastly, a practice that offers access to a range of specialists and advanced treatments under one roof means patients have seamless continuity of care. For example, if someone needs braces, to help with their aesthetic and functional needs, the benefit is that this fits holistically into their treatment plan. Another example is our specialist in Gum Disease, who saves teeth with minimally invasive procedures. The patient comes first and then their dental health and teeth! We are not just technicians, it is really all about ensuring dental stability - by putting patients in charge of their dental health.

How does holistic dentistry help?

Dr Batavia shares how in his view a holistic dentist helps people “In my experience people feel nervous if they don‘t fully understand what is happening or why. In the same way, if patients don’t fully grasp the benefits and consequences of any treatment they will not feel in control of their health. Information puts patients in charge, they can then make the right decision for them.” He continues “It would be so easy to say you need 2 fillings and we can book you in to get them done. However, this does not address the bigger picture or the short, medium or long-term goals someone may have regarding their health and wellbeing.” We prefer to use what we call “Co-diagnosis and Co-treatment planning” rather than simply telling the patient what is needed and how and when it will be done. By discussing the findings and options available with the patient, exploring the pros and cons and making time to answer their questions, we help them to make the right decision. An additional benefit of this way of working is that when we draw conclusions we are also taking into account any other potential problems they may experience in the future. This results in a tailored service, with an actively engaged patient in control and fully informed at every stage. After treatment there is always the maintenance phase – once again the patient is in the driving seat - when we reinforce areas they need to keep an eye on and oral hygiene techniques they need to use. Dr Batavia concludes “All the added value – such as referrals to complementary health practitioners and information resources –result in so much more than just having a few dental problems being addressed until the next time they experience dental pain.” “As for all the fact-finding, well it helps in so many unforeseen ways. For example, we can give them breaks if the treatment is a long session – this particularly benefits someone who is nervous about seeing the dentist and goes a long way to ensuring their treatment is carried out successfully.”

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