Invisalign Open Evening - Save £1000!

Invisalign Open Evening

Thursday 29th March 4-9pm at The Harman Clinic in Tunbridge Wells

For one night only The Harman Clinic is offering £1000 off Invisalign Full, Teen & Lite treatments for those patients who book a £400 ClinCheck 3D Smile Design Assessment on the night (£100 deposit required)

The “ClinCheck” 3D Design Assessments includes a full dental & orthodontic Examination and Assessment, impressions of your mouth for Virtual Study Models and a second consultation to discuss the computerized simulation of the Invisalign treatment you need to create your new smile 3 weeks later.

The first visit of the ClinCheck Assessment but be carried out by the 30 April 2012 and active Invisalign treatment must be started within 60 days of the ClinCheck commencement to take advantage of the offer

Normal Fees for Invisalign Lite £3500 & Full & Teen £4500)

On the night we aim to give each person a short private consultation to assess their suitability for Invisalign and as the evening is proving very popular it would be great if you could ring us and book a time slot so we can give you individual attention.

Give Fiona a ring on 01892 539899 to book your personal free consultation

For more Information on Invisalign go to

Tooth Whitening Top-up Protocol for sensitive teeth

Protocol for Tooth Whitening Top-ups if your teeth are sensitive (with 10% Carbamine Peroxide gels)

Use tooth whitening gels only on prescription from your dentist as part of your agreed overall treatment plan.

  1. Teeth should have had a recent scale & polish to make certain there is no “tartar” blocking the whitening peroxide gel treatment (as it could make teeth dark around the base of the teeth near the gum and between them.)
  2. You should have had a full oral examination by your dentist in the last 12 months.
  3. If you have any painful teeth you should consult your dentist before whitening your teeth.
  4. Brush your teeth thoroughly before whitening your teeth and if the gums bleed consult your dentist before whitening the teeth. (Swollen bleeding gums will give you a dark “tide Line” around the edges of the teeth when the swelling goes down.)
  5. Use a de-sensitising toothpaste for 1 week before you whiten your teeth, rubbing the paste into sensitive areas of exposed dentine on the biting edge and at the gum line.
  6. Use only 10% carbide peroxide gel (mild gradual release gel)
  7. Consider a 2 hour application during the day instead of overnight (Delivers 70% of the effect)
  8. Do one application every 2 months rather than 2-3 application on consecutive days every 6 months
  9. If your teeth are very sensitive use “Tooth Mousse” in trays for 30 mins every day for a week before you bleach and then immediately afterward for 30 mins (Available from The Harman Clinic)
  10. If in doubt do not top-up your whitening and consult your dentist. 
  11. Do not use tooth whitening products if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

This blog was prompted by one of my patients and I hope this will be useful to you.

Dr Oliver Harman

Director of The Harman Clinic

"Componeers” – The Ready-to-Wear collection from The Harman Clinic

Smile Makeover Introductory Offer £2995 - 40% off until 1 Nov 2011

Created in Switzerland & brought to the UK by Dr Oliver Harman

Do you hate your smile but think you can’t afford a Harman makeover then think again!

For a very limited time Dr Harman is offering “Componeers” for the amazing introductory price of £2995 for eight veneers and professional tray whitening a 40% reduction on the guide price of £5015.

 ”Componeers” from Switzerland are the very latest in cutting edge dental products bridging the gap between minimally invasive composite bonding and porcelain veneers and has the added benefit of being faster to fit so a smile makeover can be done in just one appointment.

 With “Componeers”, quality aesthetic restoration of anterior teeth can be performed efficiently in just a single session. Until now the dentist could only choose between a directly modeled composite restoration and elaborate indirect veneer technology. The Direct Composite Veneer System adds a new and interesting dimension to existing treatment options and gives dentists and patients new economic perspectives. Patients can be given a naturally aesthetic smile in just a single session.

 The pre-shaped “Componeer” veneers are available in different sizes and are easy to use for single-tooth reconstruction as well as complete reconstruction in the anterior region. Time consuming forming of the anatomical shape and surface and elaborate trimming are no longer required. However “Componeers” can be customised to individual requirements with composite bonding at any time.


·      Beautiful teeth in 1 appointment

·      Minimally invasive removal of healthy tooth substance: Ultrathin at as little as 0.3 mm means that minimal or no real tooth has to be removed. Often no injections are required!

·      Reduced treatment stress for nervous patients – Fitting “Componeers” typically takes about 65% of the time composite bonding takes leading to shorter less tiring appointments

·      Fully Customisable for a natural individual look

·      Modifiable & Repairable result so if they chip or break they can be repaired or if you decide you want to change the look they can be altered later on.

·      High Surface & Edge Quality- greatly reduced staining compared to traditional bonding

·      Bleach tooth shades available unlike other systems.

·      Economical - Compared to indirect porcelain solutions they are typically about half the cost

More information available at:

 We are only able to offer this massively reduced price to a limited number of people and recipients have to agree to their before and after images being used for scientific and publicity purposes.

 Dr Oliver Harman

American Dentistry no longer the best?

Interesting week - Monday saw one of my patients who currently lives in New York fly all the way back to Tunbridge Wells to get me to explain what the dentist in New York wanted to do for him. He was reassured by his American colleagues in New York that it was the norm for the dentist to run between three or four dental chairs having a quick look and leaving you for 10 or 15 minutes at a time twiddling your thumbs. Despite constantly asking for a clear explanation of what was proposed to treat his advancing gum disease, after seven visits, all he had been told was he was going to have several teeth out and some implants. No discussion about alternative treatments, what the long-term plan was, what it was all going to cost.

It was quite clear while US technical dentistry might be at the forefront of modern dentistry their customer service and communication skills are not.

 At the Harman Clinic our patients enjoy excellent and clear communication. Our patients have a lengthy smile consultation as well as a comprehensive assessment of their teeth. We use individual Photo-simulations (not stock smiles) to show each patient what is possible and indeed what is not, using the latest techniques in cosmetic dentistry. My aim is for my patient and I to be 95% clear of what we want to achieve before we even begin. Then we have a unique development process to ensure that we can fulfill their expectations. I measure success for my patients not just in giving them a beautiful smile but also in achieving the “Wow” factor. They can’t help smiling.

My New York patient said he understood more in 5 minutes of talking to my nurse and myself than he had in seven visits in New York and he will be having his treatment done by us even though it is a 9 hour + commute!

Dr Oliver Harman