A HALESOWEN dentists is celebrating after scooping an award for its treatment of nervous patients.

Halesowen Dental came out on top in the Best Treatment of Nervous Patients category in the Oral Health Awards, held in London on Friday (November 29).

The private practice, on Haden Hill Road, has been running since 1994 and has four dentists.

It offers sedation for nervous patients.

Practice Coordinator Amy Lewis said "I am so proud and honoured to be a part of our amazing team.

"We work hard to ensure our patients are well looked after and love what we do.

"We're absolutely honoured to have won this year.

"We pride ourselves on our nervous patient care, and for it to be recognised is just a dream come true for all of us.

"Well done to all the team at the practice for their tireless hard work."

The practice offers inhalation sedation, which makes patients feel a little bit sleepy and is fast working - once a patients stop using it they come round straight away, or, intravenous sedation.

Staff are also hoping to win an award this Friday at The Private Dentistry Awards in London.

They are nominated for best team; most invaluable team member -Terri Ivory; best patient care, best practice principal -Aditi Anand and practice of the year.