01392 873899 384 Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 6HE


“Ansa was a breath of fresh air (I had originally seen another orthodontist at another practice). From day one she made me feel relaxed and acknowledged the fact that I was a person with feelings and not just a problem that needed to be fixed. For example, she was concerned that if we removed too many teeth my skin and facial structure would change and possible age me”

Mrs F

“This practice is very convenient for me and it’s very relaxed and welcoming so I feel comfortable voicing any concerns I may have. I’ve actually really enjoyed coming to this dentist as I know I can have a laugh with everyone here and it doesn’t seem like a chore to go to the dentist, it’s actually quite fun.

I would definitely recommend this practice to anybody as it’s an incredibly welcoming place.”

“ I have been a patient of Ansa’s for 2 years and have had a very good experience during my orthodontic treatment. Everyone is really nice in the practice and every time I come in, they are really caring and friendly. I would for sure recommend this practice to friends and family. ”

” I have been a patient of Anastasios Plessas for the last 3 years. This practice is so friendly and efficient, from the receptionists to the practitioners – everyone is so professional. Myself and my partner have always been treated with great care and every procedure is thoroughly explained and is performed with a lot of attention. I would most definitely recommend this dentist and dental practice to friends and family. ”
Debbie Antonelli

” I have been a patient here for 25 years plus and I find the service is excellent. The dentist is very good at keeping you informed during all the treatment stages and the aftercare is also so good. All the staff are very friendly and helpful – I would recommend this practice to family and friends. ”

” I have been a patient of Ansa’s for 3 years and I find the staff at this practice excellent – they are so friendly and also very patient. Ansa explained everything to me throughout my treatment and at every visit telling me exactly what I needed to know and was always very friendly and caring. I feel that I have had a lovely experience whilst undergoing orthodontic treatment, Ansa was always happy to see me last minute and all the staff were prompt and efficient in replying to any enquiries I had – this dental surgery offers great customer service. I would definitely recommend this dental practice to family and friends. ”
Leanne Richmond

” I have been seeing Ansa for the last 3 years and I have had a very welcoming and professional and personalised service from this dental practice. The whole personal experience has meant that I have had braces fitted to suit my lifestyle out of all the options offered to me. Ansa was very professional and knowledgeable and I always felt that I was in ‘good hands’. The nurses were also brilliant, especially Aggie who was lovely and bubbly and made me feel at home. The results I have achieved are fantastic and I am so happy with my ‘new smile’. I would absolutely recommend Ansa and this practice to my friends & family. ”

” I have been coming to this dental practice for 44 years. It is a joy to come here, everyone is wonderful and although I am a nervous person they all put you at ease and treat you gently. They are quite simply ‘the best’. I would most definitely recommend this practice and Anastasios to my friends and family. Here is my poem to Anastasios for what he has done for me:

‘ I had the wedding of the year, right here at our house in the garden.
Everyone drank and danced til three in the morning
Not me
You see
I sat and watched and talked and smiled.’

‘We had our holiday by the sea
In Mevagissy
Ah me!
We drank, we sunbathed, we paddled in the sea
Totally free
I watched the waves and talked and smiled.’

‘These teeth have made my life wonderful
Going for a meal, talking, smiling
I feel like a new woman – confident
Thank you, Thankyou, Thankyou.’ ”
Sandra Worthington

” I have been a patient of Ansa Akram for the past 2 years and find everyone at this practice so much friendlier than a normal dental practice and they provide much more of a personal service.

During my orthodontic treatment I found Ansa really easy to get along with and she made me feel comfortable.
I am so much more confident with straight teeth and that’s all thanks to Ansa and the team – thank you so much. I would definitely recommend Ansa & this practice to friends & family. ”

” In the past I’ve had a previous rough dentist but since I’ve been a patient of Anastasios I have found him so friendly & extremely caring. He explains the treatment to me and is also a very gentle dentist.

Dee Shapland dental are very lucky to have Anastasios & I would most definitely recommend him to anyone. ”

“I have been a patient of Ansa Akram for the last 2 years. Ansa is not only lovely but a fantastic orthodontist and my whole treatment experience has been fantastic. I would recommend this practice and Ansa to friends and family without hesitation. ”

“This practice offers Saturday appointments and the staff are very friendly and helpful. I would recommend Ansa and this dental practice to friends and family as the service is excellent and treatment is provided at an affordable cost – the location is also very convenient.”

“I have been having Orthodontic treatment with Ansa Akram since April 2014. The practice always makes me feel really welcome and Ansa has been fantastic over the past 20 months making my journey through straightening my teeth an easy and enjoyable one. I would most definitely recommend Ansa and this dental practice to friends and family. Thank you Ansa.”

“This practice provides a far more professional service than any other I have been to. All the staff are very pleasant and supportive and explain all procedures. I had a tooth extracted today and the procedure was very good and with no pain – all aftercare was explained clearly. I would definitely recommend Anastasios and this practice to friends and family”

“This practice and Ansa are very caring, friendly and very professional. I have had braces on for just over a year and I have had appointments every 4 – 6 weeks. I find the staff really friendly and nice and I felt relaxed during treatment (normally I am nervous when I see people that I don’t see often but I have been alright with all the dental staff).

I would recommend this practice and Ansa.”

“I have been having orthodontic treatment with Ansa for the past 2 years and have been treated very well. The staff are all very kind and helpful and I am so pleased with the outcome – I would recommend Ansa and this practice.”
Leanne Richmond

Changing Faces Exeter – Denture Clinic
“My experience with this dental practice…………

On my initial consultation appointment I was talked through every step of the procedure and the possible outcome in a manner that was not only informative and professional but also with compassion for the client. I was immediately made to feel at ease with my situation.

My first fitting of my dentures was so good that having shown my wife and given how I felt at that time, it was hard to give them back for final adjustments.

My final fitting and my experience with my dentures over the past 8 months has been life changing. Not only can I eat everything that I love with confidence, the natural look of my teeth and my facial appearance is as it was prior to having dentures fitted – I cannot thank you enough.”
Chris Selwood

“Throughout all of Laura’s treatment with Ansa, I have been very impressed with how accommodating she has been with appointment times and her calm and very approachable demeanour. She takes time to explain everything very clearly to myself and Laura and she has always treated Laura with great respect and dignity.

I would definitely recommend Ansa to family and friends for all the above reasons.”
Sally & Laura Gray

“This is a very friendly practice where there are no surprises as you are always are kept informed of what is happening. I would recommend this practice as the treatment is excellent.”

“We had concerns about the quality of treatment from a previous dentist but the whole experience at this practice is so pleasurable. We are given very helpful advice, all the staff are so very friendly and I can’t believe the difference the dental brushes have made to all of our teeth, we wouldn’t have thought it possible in such a short time. We have already recommended this practice as we have had numerous dentists over the years and throughout the country and this practice is the very best.”
Carol Pickles

Changing Faces Exeter – Denture Clinic
“…… I am so happy with my denture, I wish I saw Andrew originally as it’s amazing how my new denture looks so natural, just like my own original teeth. My friends and family are impressed with my new look and I am smiling again – I have not smiled properly for 2 years. My confidence has returned which makes me feel good and it’s all down to you and your incredible work ……”

“I have always been pleased with the dental treatment I have received. The whole practice is always warm and welcoming and has always tried to be as flexible as possible in accommodating the needs of myself and my family. I would recommend this practice as we have received first class treatment in a very friendly setting.”
Peggy Crossman

“I can’t thank Anastasios enough for the work he has recently completed – it has made a huge difference to me. He has taken a lot of trouble to finish the work beautifully and I’m so pleased with the result. The fillings are excellent and I’ve been extremely impressed with how much care he has taken in the process.”

“Anastasios is a totally different dentist from any other I have ever seen. He is very gentle and extremely approachable. All the staff are very pleasant and it is a pleasure to come here. I would very much recommend this dentist and dental practice.”

“In a previous dental practice, I would have to wait 6 – 8 weeks for an appointment, this practice ensures you are seen when you need to be. The staff are always friendly and efficient and the treatment I have received has been excellent. You are always treated as a person, not a patient on a conveyor belt.”

“Erica is extremely friendly and we have learnt a lot today and found her advice really helpful. We were surprised to find we weren’t actually cleaning our teeth properly and would highly recommend a visit to her as ours was extremely pleasant.”

“This dental practice provides the most professional service. The staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Everything was explained to me before my treatment commenced and I have every confidence in the treatment provided and the team.”

“I have been a patient at this practice for 26 years. The service has been excellent, the atmosphere as soon as you walk through the door is very welcoming and friendly which allays the usual fears of attending the dentist. The treatment is excellent and the whole experience is very relaxing and this is a dental practice you can actually look forward to visiting!”

“Everyone in this practice is courteous and helpful and the dental care I have received is extremely thorough – I feel I am getting the best possible advice and treatment.”

“We were recommended this practice by our GP and several friends when we moved into Exeter – we were not disappointed. The premises is constantly upgrading, the reception is bright and clean and above all, smiles! The dental treatment has always been superb and we have now been patients for 34 years and would unreservedly recommend this immaculate and happy practice.”

“A previous dentist had been very scary, you had to wait a long time and it usually hurt, it made me afraid to go. This practice is clean, always friendly and it is a pleasure to visit the dentist. You are told of issues and kept informed of anything you can do to keep your teeth healthier. Treatment is always free from pain and my dentist is excellent.”
S. N.

“This practice is wonderful, everyone is so helpful and kind. Mr Dee Shapland is very gentle when doing my teeth and he is very informative which is so good. I would very highly recommend this practice.”T. U.

“The practice provides a most personable and happy experience, it is very friendly and welcoming and efficient too.”
M. T.

“I find the atmosphere unlike any other Dental surgery, it is relaxed and the dentist puts me at ease and always explains what treatment he suggests and why. He also gives me the opportunity to choose and my treatment is painless, I know exactly what is going to happen at each appointment. This surgery goes the ‘extra mile’ in their treatment and understanding.”
M. C.

“I am delighted with the treatment, prompt appointments and the good access to the dental surgery…”
G. F.


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