Where Are The Clinics

Here at Pure Dentistry we are passionate about Children’s dental health.


Dr Shaffer started his career in a clinic for nervous children and Dr Keir has vast experience in dealing with anxious children and with conscious sedation.


Children are at the heart of our practice philosophy, good dental experiences when we are young influence our dental attitudes so much when we are adults.


We thrive to ensure children are well looked after and feel as comfortable as they can whilst visiting us here at Pure Dentistry.




We aim to hold these clinics twice a year. This is a great opportunity for us to network with the local commuting and help them with the right thumb sucking questions and offer a solution.


Thumbsies are brilliant, probably the best successful cessation support we have ever encountered.” Dr Dan Shaffer



On graduation from Birmingham University in 1999, Dan started his career working in a clinic for nervous children, gaining valuable experience in keeping very nervous patients calm during their treatments. During this time, he also set up Goldenage Dentalcare, a mobile dental service for elderly house bound people in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire. Dr Shaffer has six years of clinical teaching experience at Guy’s Kings and St Thomas’ Dental School. He believes that teachers certainly learn the most from their students! Dr Shaffer now presents communication skills workshops to Dentists on behalf of Dental protection and is a Clinical Advisor to Polygrip UK.


We are lucky to have our very own in house Conscious Sedationist, Dr Rachel Keir who is excellent with anxious and dentally phobic patients. Dr Keir qualified as a dentist from Dundee University in 1998 and was awarded the class medal in restorative dentistry. Since then she has worked as a Senior House Officer in Newcastle Dental Hospital and furthered her knowledge by working for many prestigious dental practices in the United Kingdom. Born and raised in Harpenden, Dr Keir has returned to her roots to bring up her family.


We will be hosting this on a bi-annual basis with our first one on

Saturday 7th July 2018

Please join us!