“The moment I walk in I feel in safe hands. I have been a patient here for over ten years; the reception staff are truly welcoming and the waiting area always has a relaxed and positive air to it.
Stephan is everything you would wish to find in a dentist, vastly experienced, focused, patient, clear in his description of any work that needs to be done and will throw in a good dose of humour when appropriate. I completely trust his judgement.
I have unfortunately had five root canals in my life, two of which have been done by Rory. If there is such a thing as a magic touch in root canals, Rory has it. Somehow he picks up on your “natural rhythm”, so whilst he is working deeply and thoroughly, you feel as if you are being gently rocked and soothed by a perfectionist at work.
IGDP is clean, light and superbly equipped. It certainly gives any Harley Street practice a run for its money.”
— tonia czerniawskyi
“Went to see Dr S van Vuuren. What a lovely dentist! All staff were friendly, very clean and well equipped practise. You feel filled with confidence from the minute you walk in. I am quite nervous when it comes to teeth and I was at ease throughout. Definitely found a permanent dentist to go to in London. I will travel from far just to come back here.”
— Bianca Bowring
“I’ve been a patient with this practice for many years and have found everyone there invariably amazingly kind. Having had for a long time a phobia of dentists (due to a terrible experience of dental ‘treatment’ when I lived abroad) I have so appreciated the sympathy and gentleness of all the dentists, hygienists and nurses at this practice along with their fast and expert treatment - if a problem crops up, one is seen very fast and the fact that they are open on Saturday mornings is very reassuring. The receptionists are warm and welcoming and the waiting area very pleasant.
IGDP was recommended to me by neighbours and I’ve since recommended it to others.”
— Gabrielle de Pauw
“PAINLESS AND NEAT
I HAD MY SECOND ROOT CANAL WITH RORY Mc SWEENEY @ IGDP CLINIC IN UPPER STREET: AMAZING!!!!!!, HE IS IN A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN! I CANNOT RECOMMEND HIM ENOUGH: PROFESSIONAL, KNOWLEDGEABLE, EFFICIENT, I DID NOT FEEL ANY PAIN WHATSOEVER, HE HAS SAVED ME 2 TEETH! AND MADE THE EXPERIENCE OF GOING THROUGH THE PROCEDURE RELAXING! THE ZEN MUSIC WORKS A TREAT!”
— Javier Fernandez-Pena
“I’m a teenager and this was my first time going to a private dental practice. I had a bacterial infection in one tooth which kept me nervous for a few months (but turned out to just be minor). I believe I was given Dr Rory Mac Sweeney who was regularly reassuring, constantly kind, very intelligent, and gave detailed answers on any problems or questions I had. Brilliant dentist.
I feel bad for not having anything very special to say about the staff there as they were similar to the usual staff I encounter, but they were definitely doing their jobs well as they were pleasant and helpful. Nothing bad to say there.
The building is quite narrow, but the waiting room was big enough as there were only a few people in there. The building had a nice, quiet, and professional atmosphere which was relaxing to wait in. I would note that the entrance to the building is quite small and not as obvious compared to the storefronts around there, so keep an eye out for it and know where you’re looking, just to be safe.
I’d highly recommend this dental practice as I had entered a nice environment, and then left feeling very satisfied with the service I had received. I’ll be strongly considering coming back here for anything I’m very worried about.”
“Outstanding service from a dentist/orthodontist who genuinely cares for his patients and is extremely knowledgeable. Stefan repaired my broken tooth quickly and professionally - no pain or drama whatsoever. I have always been extremely nervous of dentists after a bad childhood experience however I’m always made to feel comfortable and relaxed whilst in the chair with Stefan. Thanks for everything Stefan and see you next year!”
— Ross B
“Been coming here for about 10 years now and would definitely recommend it. I have just completed a course of invisiline treatment and my experience was excellent! Took the time pre treatment to meet and ensure I understood everything and the whole process was explained. I am delighted with the results and the staff are always charming or comical yet professional and create a welcoming atmosphere. It may be slightly more expensive than other places but it’s worth it for the piece of mine of knowing an honest opinion will be given and a good job will be done.”
“I don’t usually write reviews, but I wanted to say a huge thank you to Dr Stephan van Vuuren and his amazing team. I have just had my Fastbraces removed after just over six months and the results are fantastic. As an adult I was nervous about getting braces, but Stephan put me at ease and explained every step of the process. He’s a bit of a genius when it comes to braces, constantly making tiny adjustments to make sure the results were the best they could be. Thank you to everyone at IGDP for the impeccable service, it was much appreciated and I would throughly recommend you to anyone.”
— Anna Nichols
“I had the good fortune of being referred to Dr Rory Mac Sweeney for 2 root canal by a brilliant dentist and I came to know why. During the initial consultation Dr Mac Sweeney was incredibly reassuring, kind and patient in answering all my questions and concerns as a few months earlier I was told that 2 teeth in my lower jaw were basically doomed. Dr Mac Sweeney had a different view and was confident about a successful outcome. Using state of the art equipment he worked 2 solid hours to save my teeth and I felt no pain. Well.. I was so relaxed that I stayed awake out of courtesy! The following day the 2 teeth were totally oblivious of what had happened to them and they are now standing along side the remaining ones happy and content no doubt to still be there rather than being extracted OUT! Dr Mac Sweeney’s aura is so kind that I left the lovely, friendly surgery as if I came out of a SPA!!! Thank you so much for everything Dr Rory and for being so generously thorough. And many thanks to your assistant nurse too. 5 brilliant stars from me! Paula M.”
— Paola Meliffi