Fear of the dentist is a very common anxiety and we fully understand this.

At Penryn Dental Practice we can offer IV sedation to our patients to help overcome this anxiety. Quite often this treatment is referred to as ‘twilight sleep’ however that can be a misleading term as you remain conscious throughout.

IV sedation induces a really deep state of relaxation which also leads to a loss of memory for the period it’s being administered. This leads to many people assuming they were asleep during the treatment. Some patients have described it as ‘like having time fly’ where one minute the sedation was being administered and the next thing the treatment was over.

If you suffer from any form of dental phobia or anxiety, please speak to one of us about IV sedation as your comfort is what matters most to the entire team.


I have fairly complex dental requirements and so it is absolutely vital that I trust my dentist and that he does what it says on the tin. Donal is fab, an excellent dentist and highly skilled craftsman. I will love him forever for the time he jiggled appointments around and stayed late in order to fix my broken tooth.  All the dental assistants are gems, always have ready smiles and a hand to squeeze if needed.

- Helen

I consider  the hygienist  to be the best hygienist who has treated me. She was very professional and took great care in getting the best outcome  My sister who was visiting from the USA required an emergency appointment and was seen promptly. She was very impressed with not only the standard of care but also the practice environment in comparison to her experience in the USA. She was surprised also at the low cost of her treatment.

- Stella

Like many others I’ve always dreaded a trip to the dentist but my visits to your practice I consider to be the best of my long dental history.  The reception staff are always friendly and professional and the view from the window is great! Claire Shaw is a fine dentist. Keep up the good work.

- Michael

Best dentist I have ever had.

- Brian

Donal transformed my smile. I had always been self conscious about my smile as the cap on my front tooth did not match the other tooth.

I would recommend Donal and the practice to anyone.

- Vicki