Hughen Paulsen had serious fears of dentists after over 30 years of negative experiences. However, it took one visit to Dentico to help him overcome this.
City of Cape Town property manager Hughen Paulsen, who hails from Kuils River, said his fear of dentists was so bad, he needed to be sedated when getting into the chair in order to calm his nerves.
“I’ve been to so many dentists in the area and I won’t go back to any one of them. Having experienced everything from pain to other discomforts to bad service, it had a major negative influence on me. I didn’t look after my teeth the way I should’ve,” said Hughen.
“But then I came across Dentico on Facebook and started following their posts. Having read all the great reviews about Dr Hendricks, I was motivated to visit the dentist again.”
When visiting Dentico, Hughen discovered that he needed an extraction. He then requested sedation prior to treatment.
However, Dr Hendricks didn’t think the costly sedation was necessary and convinced the patient to trust her.
“I was very nervous, but Dr Hendricks was very helpful. She’s very friendly and explained everything to me in detail. This helped me to understand the process, which made me feel so much more comfortable. Other dentists never did this before,” said Hughen.
“In no time, my tooth was extracted without any pain. I was very, very happy with the treatment I received. So much so, Dr Hendricks and I have put together a plan to make sure all my teeth are healthy. I’m on my way to achieving my best smile! Dr Hendricks was really God sent!”
Hughen was also impressed with Dentico’s new surgery in Lang Street and definitely recommends anyone needing dental care to visit.
“I already told my sister that she needs to go and she also had an amazing experience. She’s actually booked her second appointment already!” said Hughen. “I’d definitely recommend anyone of all ages to visit Dentico. Dr Hendricks is a fantastic young dentist, who is doing great things in our community.”