My upper front teeth had got into a fairly sorry state due to neglect, financial constraints and a busy life.
it had got to the stage where I was becoming embarrassed to smile openly when meeting new people and for photographs.
But I had an opportunity to visit Bodrum ( which is a wonderful resort!) and obtain an appointment with Dr Berna Atici who very promptly provided an analysis of what was required, what could be done, and to agree the best option for my budget and time availability.
Within the space of a week, so effectively 6 working days I was fitted with 9 crowns which has totally transformed my smile to the extent that one young friend has said without prompting that it has taken 10 years off my facial appearance!
Plus Dr Berna and Steve Clarke were able to arrange for the surgeon to visit from Istanbul so that I could have the preparatory work done for 3 implants in the lower jaw.
All of this done with top quality materials and in very pleasant surroundings, as soon as I sat up in the chair I had a great view of the sea1
I would certainly recommend this clinic and the total cost I am sure is less than half what I would have paid in the UK and maybe with not such high quality materials.
I am not particularly bothered about visiting dentists, probably because I have never experienced any real pain in the past.
There was naturally some discomfort as the anaesthetic from the implant treatment wore off but Dr Berna was careful to prescribe suitable antibiotic and painkillers.
That evening I was virtually back to normal and able to enjoy my meal at our beautiful hotel
I chose the Acibadem hospital and the treatment by Dr Berna as a result of an introduction via a very good friend who lived in Bodrum for a few years.
The hospital itself is modern, clean, with a very pleasant ambience, almost like a quality hotel.
All the staff were friendly and helpful and Dr Berna, as well as being very attractive, was very professional with a good command of English, likewise the visiting surgeon.
Steve Clarke, a charming Irish gentleman,is responsible for liaison with overseas visitors and he was very helpful in providing additional info about the treatment and answering any questions so I felt comfortable at all times and that my custom was important.
In the space of a week there was quite a lot to do and he ensured that the crowns were ready for collection and fitment, plus he picked me up and returned me to the hotel for the appointments
So I am very happy with the dental work, the manner in which I was treated and my increased appeal to the young ladies!
I am very much looking forward to returning for the completion of the implant work next April and have just arranged flights and hotel.
I could go after a minimum of 8 weeks but next April will be a very pleasant time to visit Bodrum.
I am delighted with the whole experience and would have no hesitation in recommending Acibadem Hospital and in particular Dr Berna Atici.