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Client Testimonials

We have hundreds of happy customers here at Woodbury and so we thought it would be nice to share some of these with you. Below is a list of genuine feedback from our customers.

I would like to thank Eben, his staff and his technician for the amazing work that they have done. I was very apprehensive beforehand after having had bad experiences with other dentists. Thanks to Eben and his team I now have a perfect set of teeth. Many thanks.

Mrs Cooper - Chingford

After some fairly bad experiences with other dentists – who seemed to want me out of the chair as soon as possible, despite my problems – I became a patient of Fred about 18 years ago. Since then we have gone through some challenging times together, with major procedures to cope with. At all times Fred has been exemplary in his treatment, understanding and care in explaining what is wrong and needs to be done – always with good humour. I cannot thank him too much for keeping my mouth in good shape. That is very important as I am a regular public speaker and have a high profile position in the City.

Now the whole family are also patients and have the same high regard for Fred and the whole team at Woodbury who give outstanding service and cope with emergencies with great efficiency.

Bill - Chingford

I have found it very difficult to attend dentists in the past. The whole team at Woodbury were attentive, meticulous and highly professional and have done a superb job fitting a combination of crowns and veneers. I would recommend them to anyone.

Paul - Chingford

Fred became our dentist when we moved into the area over 25 years ago. By a happy co-incidence he is also our local dentist. During that time he has treated all of my family through its different phases, as children, adolescents and adults. He has always been caring, considerate, good humoured and scrupulously professional over all that time and I can’t imagine anyone else looking after us. He is also lucky to have excellent support staff, both medical and clerical.

Ed Flack

H G Wells, the author of ‘The Time Machine,’ wrote about a soldier ‘Who had faced death in many forms but never faced a dentist!’ Once I could have sympathised with this hero. However, if H G Wells had travelled through time to the Woodbury Dental Practice (Woodford Road) and the brilliant skills of Freddie Du Preez and his associates, like me he would have soon been converted. Freddie soothes all fear. He is most skilled, kind, focused and gives you that marvellous support in resolving any of your problems. Freddie is assisted by a very friendly, welcoming and skilled team. I would recommend his practice to anyone, as I have to all my family and friends who have also become his fervent converts.

Dr Paul Doherty OBE, BA (Hons), DPhil (Oxon), FRSA

I have been attending Woodbury for 20 years and always found the dentistry care excellent. The staff are friendly and professional. If emergency care is needed then this is available. I value the consistency of seeing a dentist who knows me and understands any issues. I would also mention particularly the time and care from the Receptionist and the Hygienist as outstanding.


I’ve gone through 2 dentists since I’ve moved to Loughton. Neither practices compares to yours. Like I’ve said before, you are the friendliest and most competent dentist I have ever visited before. All my work colleges have commented on how nice the veneers are that you did for me. They are over 5 years old now and I still love them! It has been a tremendous self-esteem boost for me. Thank you very much!


I would like to send thanks to everybody at the dental practice. In my line of work my appearance is pivotal to my success. When I lost my tooth playing rugby I was devastated but now I have your new implant, my smile looks even better than before!

Gregg Temperley - Braintree

I have been a patient of Dr Eben Van Niekerk since the age of 12, during that time he has seen to it that I had the orthodontistry that I needed as a teen, wisdom teeth removed when necessary and most recently he fitted a crown with speed, professionalism and much less pain than anticipated!

The length of this relationship means that my ‘dental fears’ are abated when I am in his happy and professional company. I can relax safe in the knowledge that he is an experienced professional with a fantastic dental support team.

As a family we are all patients of Dr Eben Van Niekerk, and he continues to provide my Father, Mother, Sister and Brother all with the same outstanding treatment.

I have no hesitation in recommending Dr Eben Van Niekerk and the Woodbury Practice as an outstanding provider of dental services. The location, support staff and building are all first class too.

Abby - Woodford Green