Since my very first appointment at Reginald O’Neill Dental Care, I have not stopped raving about the practice to anyone who will listen. It really is so much more than a visit to the dentist. Let’s face it, this wouldn’t be anyone’s first choice of activity usually! However, a trip to Reg and the team genuinely IS an absolute joy.

Here are my top five reasons why I LOVE going to the dentist now…


The wildlife garden at the Chapel Street practice is just beautiful. Reginald O’Neill Dental Care is a proud, corporate sponsor of the Essex Wildlife Trust, who do fantastic work in raising awareness and protecting the habitats of the Wildlife within our county. In the gardens of the Billericay dental surgery you’ll find bees, badgers, birds, foxes, deer, newts and squirrels, to name but a few! A quick stroll in the gardens and you’ll feel a million miles from the stereotypical image of a clinical, uninviting dental practice. 

Why I love going to the dentist


The first thing I did during my initial visit to the dental practice was take some photos of the flowers. I was lucky enough to have scheduled an appointment just before the judging of Billericay in Bloom 2019, which Reginald O’Neill Dental Care went on to win! Stunningly beautiful hanging baskets, the most peaceful gardens and colourful blooms everywhere – bliss.

why I love going to the dentist


The staff have time for you. Not once have I felt rushed or like a stranger at the practice. And the comfortable surroundings, such as the lounge (which is immaculately clean but far from a clinical waiting room) make it feel more like a visit to friends. Reginald O’Neill Dental Care even hold open mornings, where you can pop in for a coffee and a chat with the team, to find out more about dental treatments, facial aesthetics, implants and sedation options for those who are anxious about dentistry.


Not only is the practice one that is dedicated to making you feel welcome but, most importantly, it is a centre of excellence. The amount of awards and accolades won by the team is something truly special. Most recently, Louisa was awarded ‘Highly Recommended’ in Practice Manager of the Year at the UK Dental Awards 2019 – a fantastic achievement! Reg was also awarded by the ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists) for his implant case presentation – a tremendous honour. 


The building has the feel of a traditional home, juxtaposed with the cutting edge technology. Reginald O’Neill Dental Care now uses an Aerte Klean system to further enhance the quality of your experience with them. In addition to stringent cross infection control procedures, the Aerte Klean effectively removes and inactivates airbourne particles. It helps to further improve the overall health and wellbeing of our practice environment.

why I love going to the dentist

I mean, what’s not to love? I honestly don’t think I would be happy at any other dental surgery now. Considering that just a few months ago I was terrified to receive any dental treatment, this really does say a lot. Reg and the team really are leading the way in the very best of dental care. THAT is why I love going to the dentist now!