Who missed an emergency appointment after the dental hygienist failed to turn up and who was unhappy with their “painful” treatment?

The worst rated dentists in St Albans and Harpenden have been revealed, based on patient reviews on NHS Choices.

St Albans Dental and Anaesthetic Centre, Hatfield Road, St Albans 

Rating: 2.5 stars

One reviewer warned people to “stay away” from this dental practice and branded it the “worst” after booking an appointment on Saturday but discovering it was shut when they went there.

Another person said the service was “disgusting”, after their son had to visit three times before the cause of his tooth ache was figured out.

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Southdown Dental Practice, Southdown Road, Harpenden

Rating: 2.5 stars

One commenter said it was “absolutely ridiculous” that they had not been told about the consultation cost until after the procedure, whereas another was “very unhappy” with their dental treatment, as they said it gave them poor and painful results.

Jersey Farm Dental Practice, St Brelades Place, St Albans 

Rating: 3.5 stars

The practice was deemed “very unprofessional” after it was claimed by one person that the hygienist had failed to turn up for work, resulting in their emergency appointment being cancelled and they had to go elsewhere.

Someone else was unimpressed that the booking seemed easier for those paying privately and also did not seem to be accepting new adult patients.

Have you had a bad experience at one of these dentists? Let us know on rachel.russell@london.newsquest.co.uk