D.A. & C. Houston & Associates

160 – 166 & 172 Milton Road
North Somerset, BS23 2YG
(01934) 910870 / 910869 View Practice View CQC Report

Smile & Face Dental Practice

75 Macrae Road
Eden Business Park, Ham Green
North Somerset, BS20 0DD
(01275) 373497 View Practice View CQC Report

Grendon Lodge Dental Practice

22 St. John’s Road
Clevedon, North Somerset
BS21 7TG
(01275) 342183 View Practice View CQC Report

The Houston Group @ Nailsea

12 Clevedon Road, Nailsea
North Somerset
BS48 1EH
(01275) 866359 View Practice View CQC Report
01934 910869 01934 910870


Treatment for nervous patients

We have the experience and facilities to treat nervous patients using intravenous sedation. This is a specialist technique that uses a sedative to relax the patient, making the treatment more pleasant and easier to carry out.

The sedative is a drug called Midazolam, which is administered by injection into the arm or hand. Once administered, it takes three to five minutes to be fully effective. Patients are not unconscious, as with a general anaesthetic, but remain conscious throughout the procedure, which makes it much safer. However, the patient is relaxed and unconcerned about the treatment. The drug also affects the short term memory, and patients generally cannot remember much about the experience.

After the appointment, the effects of the drugs wear off fairly quickly, however there will be traces of the drug present for up to 8 hours afterwards. Patients must have a responsible adult present to escort them home by car or taxi, not public transport. The escort must be able to stay with the patient until the effects of the drugs have worn off. We cannot provide sedation without an escort. Following sedation, the patient must not operate any machinery, drive or sign any important documents until all traces of the drug have left the body.

Intravenous sedation can be used for most patients, although there are some medical conditions and medicines that can preclude its use. It is also not suitable for the elderly, under 16s or patients with mental health problems.


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Years Of Experience

The philosophy of our group of practices is to allow our patients to meet their clinicians in a relaxed environment permitting us to explain the essence and principles behind the exciting and innovative venture that is the driving force behind all of the practices within our group.

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Patient Plan

This offers all the features of the Houston Dental Care Plan, but members are entitled to two dental appointments and up to four hygiene appointments per year. Please note, discounts only apply to treatments carried out at the practice.

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Our mission statement is to ensure high quality care, comparable with leading centres of excellence around world. Quite simply, we desire to create a Practice which will be benchmark by which all others are judged.

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