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Dick Knight on Gallery Dental

How better to describe the quality and warmth of the service at Gallery Dental than to say that, having moved out of the Haywards Heath area, I am now happy to drive 50 miles there and back, to still enjoy the skills, professionalism and friendliness of Ajitha and her team.
They make you feel relaxed the moment you walk through the door.
And there’s an impressive array of support equipment, which Ajitha conducts like an orchestra maestro, that makes your time in the dentist’s chair nothing more than simply comfortable.
Indeed, this happy team themselves go the extra mile, to ensure that ‘’A visit to the dentist’’ is always an extremely pleasant, worry-free experience at Gallery Dental.

Dick Knight
March 2021


Dear Ajitha

Thanks for our appointments this morning. Here is my testimonial.

I can’t praise Ajitha and her team enough for this wonderful way they treat me. They understand the problems I have with dental treatment and focus on keeping me calm and supporting me through whatever they need to do, so I never need to worry about visiting the dentist.

Over the last year I have really struggled with wearing a mask, and I have begun to dread having to go anywhere because it can involve difficult and unpleasant encounters with people who don’t understand and who can make things worse. I never get into a stress when I’m going to the Gallery dental practice because I know how supportive they are.

Thanks to all of you.

Glynis Hargeaves  


“I have been a patient at the Gallery Dental Practice since it opened and have to admit when it was taken over by Ajitha Rahim I was quite anxious having been with my previous dentist for many years. I need not have been as Ajitha is very professional and reassuring and has great patience with the very nervous patient that I am.
She has provided me with just about every treatment that it is possible to have (I am now particularly pleased with my new metal plate) and I always come away wondering what I was worrying about.
She greets you with a smile on every occasion and reassures you that all will be fine. When she has finished the treatment I frequently end up saying ‘is that it then’ always a good sign as it’s never as bad as I had thought it would be – the joys of modern dentistry!
Her facilities in the Cuckfield Practice are of a very high level enabling her to carry out x-rays and treatment to the highest standards.
I would certainly be happy to recommend her and also her team at the Gallery Dental Practice as they are all friendly and helpful and in an emergency will bend over backwards to fit you in with an appointment to resolve your problem.

Kay Kendall
April 2015


“My whole family have been patients at The Gallery Dental Practice since it was opened many years ago and I cannot speak highly of the treatment we have received from that day to this.

Between us we have had all manner of of treatments, with many of mine being complicated, and we have not had one bad experience with the quality of work being of the highest order.

Every member of staff has a professional approach but at the same time are pleasant and friendly and the environment at the practice is always relaxed and comfortable and patients dealt with personal touch.

I have been and will continue to be happy to recommend anyone looking for a dentist to see Ajitha Rahim and her team at The Gallery Dental Practice.”

– Mike Caulkett


“I have been a patient of The Gallery Dental Practice for over ten years. It is an extremely professional dental practice and I have the utmost confidence and trust in all the staff who work there.

I know that I am in safe hands and my dental health is very important to them. The staff are always friendly and it is a pleasure to see them when I have to go and on occasion when I have had to ring up for an emergency appointment due to a dental issue, it has never been a problem for me to be seen at short notice and treatment started if necessary.

I would highly recommend this dental practice to anyone and often do.”

– Amanda Shepherd-Gardner


“Going to the dentist is not my idea of fun, but I have to say that visiting The Gallery Dental Practice in Cuckfield is almost a pleasure. The staff, one and all, are absolutely delightful – welcoming, kind, thoughtful and extremely helpful. I travel from Billingshurst rather than going to a local practice, because I know that I will be well looked after, especially by Ajitha She knows I have a fear of dentists but is always sympathetic and does what she can to make the experience as painless as possible. She has a great sense of humour and we always find something to laugh about.”

– Jill Stewart


“When you travel over 40 miles each way to visit your dentist – the dentist has got to be good and, quite simply, Ajitha is the very best!

Since first meeting her, the level of care, knowledge and commitment she has shown to all the family has been simply magnificent. Nothing is too much trouble – either to explain or to carry out and all with a charming, unflappable and caring manner. She will not rush you into unnecessary work and will monitor and correct rather than rush to replace.

When you really get to know her you find the infectious sense of humour that one would not readily associate with this profession.

We cannot recommend Ajitha and her quality support team highly enough – your teeth are truly in the safest hands!”

– The Burch Family


“Over the years, having had a number of Dentists, we can honestly say that Ajitha at the Gallery Dental Practice has removed that feeling of fear and dread that one used to get.

We feel confident when attending an appointment that we are in safe hands and will receive the professional treatment that is best for us”

– John and Jennifer Bevis


“The Gallery Dental Practice is a professional, clinical, dental practice in the community providing a modern caring excellent service. My families health has improved and benefited since joining.”

– Phil Andrews


“I have been a patient of Ajitha Rahim for a few years now (having been with the practice for many more), and have had various work carried out efficiently by her. I have recently had dentures made by her and her excellent team and I am entirely satisfied with them. My experience at The Gallery Dental Practice has always been one of complete confidence, from the helpful staff at reception, to Ajitha who is completely professional and yet warm, kind and friendly, giving sound advice and support and filling you with confidence from the moment you meet her. I cannot recommend The Gallery Dental Practice highly enough. It is very, very good.

– Molly Watson, March 2017

“We are very happy to make a round trip of over 100 miles each time we visit Ajitha and her team at The Gallery Dental Practice. We have been doing this for many years and have always been delighted with the service provided.
Ajitha and her colleagues are professional, experienced, understanding and always cheerful and attentive.”

Peter Dacombe

Which Dentist?
Going to the dentist is pretty near the bottom of things we want to see in our diary.
Nevertheless, having found a good practice in The Gallery, I, and two more generations in
our family keep going on a regular basis: hygienist and dentist. You learn that good
hygiene and hygienist means you need the dentist less often!
But when you do, you need a dentist, and preferably one who knows you. The team at The
Gallery tick all the boxes for me. And you can park across, or a step along the road!
When I’m asked which dentist I use, I recommend The Gallery every time.

skilled professional team who are always obliging and helpful

We have been attending Ajitha (Dr Rahim) for over 12 years, since she took over at the Gallery Dental Practice. She is always cheerful and exudes a confidence that sets you immediately at ease. She is very deft and skilled at her work and she draws on the best of modern practice to recommend the optimum treatment for you. For the most advanced work she has the backup of some of the most skilled specialists around.
Ajitha takes great pains to ensure that you understand exactly what the options are and what she proposes as the best course of action for any treatment.
And she is supported by a skilled professional team who are always obliging and helpful. The premises provide a comfortable, relaxed and spotless
Our son now travels from Crawley to continue to be treated by her – a compliment in itself!
Irene and Ian Balls