About Us

Cox & Hitchcock are experts in dentistry for over 30 years

Who We Are

Welcome to Cox & Hitchcock, where your smile is our passion. With years of experience and a dedicated team, we are committed to providing you with exceptional dental care. We believe that restoring your smile has the power to transform your life restoring your confidence. From the moment you enter our modern, state-of-the-art practices, you will experience the warmth and professionalism that defines our values.

Our knowledgeable team embrace lifelong learning through contemporary continued education, constantly improving their professional skills, using the latest and best treatment modalities, materials, and technology. This ensures you receive the highest standard of care.

We understand that each patient is unique, and we take the time to listen, educate, and personalize our treatments to meet your specific needs.

Your comfort, safety, and well-being are our top priorities. Our caring and friendly approach creates a welcoming environment where you can feel at ease during your dental visits. We are here to address your concerns, answer your questions, and guide you towards achieving the results you aspire to.

We pride ourselves on using a ‘whole team’ approach where multiple clinicians are involved in planning and delivering your case so that we can provide the highest levels of service.

From routine examinations to advanced procedures, our comprehensive range of services caters to all your dental needs, whether you require general dentistry, implant treatments, cosmetic enhancements, or restorative treatments, we are here to help every step of the way.

Meet Our Skilled Team

Meet our team of experienced Dental Experts.
Dedicated to delivering personalised, professional dental care.

Dr. David Cox
Group Clinical Director & Lead Implant SurgeonGDC No: 65106
BDS (Cardiff Dental School, 1990), MSc (Dental Implantology, 2014)

David, a skilled dentist, graduated in 1990 and gained experience in various dental roles before forming the Cox & Hitchcock Partnership in 1999 with Bob Hitchcock....

Dr. Robert Hitchcock
Group Clinical DirectorGDC No: 69354
BDS (University of Newcastle , 1993)

As our practices have grown, I have now ceased providing clinical dentistry to concentrate my time on practice development and growth. I also take the role of clinical lead in supporting all of our clinicians providing the highest standard of care that we can....

Dr. Vinny Vaithianathan
Associate DentistGDC No: 112790
BDS (University of Bristol, 2007), DipImp (Dental Implantology, 2012)

I have a keen interest and have extensively studied occlusion (the way teeth bite together), treating people with Temporo-Mandibular Disorder (TMD), relieving headaches, pain and improving function of the dentitions. ...

Dr. Joe Broad
Associate DentistGDC No: 229075
BDS (Hons) (Cardiff Dental School, 2012), Certificate in Advanced Facial Aesthetics (ORIS Medical), CFAST training in short term orthodontics

I have a specific interest in using composite bonding and ultra-thin porcelain veneers as minimally invasive techniques for improving Smile aesthetics and more specifically addressing worn teeth. I have completed countless courses over the years in cosmetic restorative dentistry including teaching under the Frank Spear and Ian Buckle teaching academies....

Dr. Joshua Carbis
Associate DentistGDC No: 259172
BDS (Cardiff Dental School, 2015)

I enjoy providing smile makeovers for my patients and provides a wide range of cosmetic treatments. Mainly, tooth whitening, tooth straightening, composite bonding and porcelain veneers. I can also provide anti-wrinkle treatment from the practice....

Dr. Mays Mahdi
Associate DentistGDC No: 251307
BDS (Cardiff Dental School, 2014)

Since 2015, Mays has been an exceptional member ofour team, serving at both Llanthewy Road and Cardiff. She takes pride in transforming smiles and building meaningful relationships with her patients....

Dr. Katy Robinson
Associate Dentist GDC No: 114378
BDS (Cardiff Dental School, 2007), MJDF RCS (Eng), PgDip (Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Treatments)

Since 2007, Katy has been an esteemed member of our team, serving patients at our Newport and Cardiff surgeries. Her expertise spans general dentistry, with a particular focus on cosmetic treatments....

Dr. Kevin Burford
Clinical Lead in EndodonticsGDC No: 74636
BDS (Cardiff Dental School, 1998), BSc (Hons) PGDip(Endodontics)

I have a special interest in all aspects of Endodontics, notably root canal treatments, traumatology, restoration of root treated teeth and diagnosis of pain. I hold a post graduate diploma in Endodontology via the Simply Endo group in conjunction with the University of Chester....

What Sets Us Apart

At our dental practice, we prioritize the patient experience, delivering personalised care that makes you feel valued and heard. Our supportive team guides you throughout your dental journey, ensuring your individual needs are met. We listen to your story and your worries, tailoring our treatments to suit your unique requirements.

We are not just a dental practice – we are your partners in helping you attain the healthy and beautiful smile you desire. Experience the difference of our personalised care, unwavering support, and commitment to utilising the latest advancements in dentistry.

In addition to our patient-centred approach, we stay at the forefront of dental technology. Our state-of-the-art equipment enables us to provide precise and efficient care. With advanced imaging systems and cutting-edge tools, we employ modern techniques to achieve optimal results.

Why Choose Us?

We have dedicated teams of skilled clinicians who embrace interdisciplinary collaboration, within cutting-edge facilities, and are committed to your goals, providing you with the smile you deserve. Experience the difference today.


Free Cosmetic Consultations

Discover exceptional dental care with a Free Cosmetic Consultation, tailored to your needs and delivered by skilled professionals.


Bespoke Treatments

Experience tailored dental care personalised to your unique needs for a healthy and confident smile.


Locally Owned

We own and operate five dental practices across South Wales making us your perfect local choice.


Modern Equipment

Experience advanced dental care with the latest technology and patient-friendly modern equipment.


Rated 5 Stars

Trust our top-rated dental care, backed by 5-star customer reviews, for exceptional service and satisfaction.


Friendly Team

Experience our friendly and supportive team of dental experts and practice staff all here for your treatment journey.


30+ Years Experience

Rely on over three decades of dental experience for expert patient care and peace of mind in your dental journey.


Luxury Experience

Feel at ease at our dental practices, providing an inviting and comforting environment for your dental care.

Patient Reviews

Discover the stories of our satisfied patients!
Find out why Cox & Hitchcock is the preferred dental destination.


“I was impressed by the professionalism of all staff and cleanliness of environment”

I changed to this practice after speaking to friends who have received treatment here for a number of years. I was seen by Vinny, dentist and implant specialist (2 dental implants wanted).....

Carol WrightNewport

“I recently transferred to this practice and I’m very pleased I did”

I recently transferred to this practice and I’m very pleased I did. My dentist Vinny carefully outlined all of my options and answered all of my questions so that I felt confident....

Brenda WelshNewport

“As I feel safe and well cared for whenever I have visited”

I have been on this planet just shy of 50 years, and have met many dentists in my time. Today I met a new dentist, Mays. I found her quiet, yet down....

Paul BoschenCardiff

“The staff are always reassuring and polite”

I really think this is the best dental practise in the country. The staff are always reassuring and polite. I've been seeing David Cox for 20 years now and I can honestly....

Pamela ParkerNewport

Book A Private Appointment

Experience personalised patient care with a difference. Start your dental journey by booking a consultation with one of our dental experts today. Book your private appointment now!

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions on your mind? Discover the answers you need.
Dive into our FAQs section for expert guidance on your dental queries and concerns.

What’s the difference between NHS and Private?

NHS dental care will help you secure and maintain oral health provides a basic level of dental care. Fees are set by the Department of Health and will be the same with every practice with a contract to provide NHS dentistry.

The NHS does not provide any cosmetic treatments such as  tooth coloured fillings in posterior teeth, bleaching and certain types of crowns. Check-ups and periodontal care are bound by certain criteria. Your dentist is required to reassess how often you should attend. Appointments are made when available. We are contracted each year, at each individual practice, to see a number of historic patients (those that have attended for an examination within a set number of years) as well as a number of new patients. Funding of each practice varies, which also determines NHS treatment availability. We are obliged to spread that work throughout the year; this can result in longer waiting times for NHS care. Please also be aware, your examination recall for NHS treatment is determined by disease presentation at your examination visit, and is set using Welsh Assembly Government guidelines.

Private dental care at our practices provides all treatment options and will make all advanced and cosmetic treatment options available to you, giving you a larger choice of treatment options.

Our team will be happy to discuss these options with you during any consultation.

All of our dentists are committed to postgraduate education and continued professional development.

This additional experience reflects our level of commitment to high clinical standards.

Early morning and evening appointments are available for your convenience. Items requiring laboratory work will be carried out by the most experienced technicians using the best quality materials. Your treatment will be prioritised and completed as soon as possible.

All work is guaranteed within reason for 12 months, unless you have been informed by your dentist, on a like for like basis, with the exception of some private treatment which can be guaranteed for up to 5 years or longer.

How much will it cost?

All treatment plans will be discussed with you at the examination appointment, along with associated costs.

Complex treatments, may need multiple visits to complete the investigations needed prior to providing an estimate. This will be printed at reception, or if preferred emailed to you.

Please look at our Fees page for more details.

See Our Treatment Fees

How soon can I be treated?

Our waiting times for an NHS examination and treatment appointments, for new and historic patients, vary. Our reception team will happily update you on current waiting times.

The NHS contract funds a set amount of dental activity for the year and we are obliged to deliver this evenly over the twelve months.

The level of NHS funding provided  is not high enough to enable us to meet the demand for NHS care that exists.

These factors lead to long waiting times to access NHS care.

Private care can be provided at all times with a minimal wait.

Your dentist will be happy to go through all available options including that of accessing some treatment options on a private basis alongside an NHS course of treatment.

How can I join the Practice?

Please contact our reception team who will be happy to discuss your options for joining the practice.

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Am I entitled to free treatment?


Patients do not have to pay any NHS dental charges for a course of treatment if, on the first day of treatment, they are:

  • Under 18 years of age
  • Aged 18 and in full-time education
  • An expectant mother
  • A woman who has had a baby in the previous 12 months


Patients do not have to pay any NHS dental charges for a course of treatment if they or their partner are currently receiving:

  • Income Support (Incapacity benefit and Disability Living Allowance does NOT count)
  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance (Contribution-based does NOT count)
  • Income-related Employment & Support Allowance (Contribution-related does NOT count)
  • Pension Credit guarantee credit (Savings Credit on its own does NOT count)
  • Universal Credit (in the last assessment period there were no earnings, or earnings were within the allowed limit, please check at www.healthcosts.wales.nhs.uk)

Patients can be exempt from paying if they have a valid NHS low income scheme certificate HC2 for full help. Payment can be reduced if they are named on a valid HC3 certificate.

It is impotant the information you give us is contemporary and accurate.If you are unsure if you are exempt from NHS dental charges, please discuss with reception.

Discuss your treatment today

Uncover exceptional dental care. Our skilled team is devoted to delivering outstanding service and care, offering both routine check-ups and advanced treatments. Secure your appointment today for a healthier, happier smile.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is an effective treatment to brighten and enhance your smile by applying a safe whitening gel to your teeth. Stains are oxidized, resulting in a whiter and more radiant appearance.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Transform Your Smile with Cosmetic Treatments: Whitening, Veneers, Implants, and Orthodontics. Achieve a fresh look or a complete mouth makeover with our attractive solutions.

General Dentistry

Experience exceptional dental care with Cox & Hitchcock’s General Dentistry. Our compassionate and knowledgeable team offers comprehensive oral care, focusing on prevention, expert treatments, and a patient-centred approach.

Other Dentistry

We offer comprehensive care, including a daily emergency service (with a dedicated clinic in Newport), Laser Dentistry, 3D digital radiographic imaging, 3D intra-oral imaging, facial aesthetics, PRGF/LPRF, and many other treatments.

Restorative Dentistry

Our natural-looking restorations repair, conceal imperfections, and replace damaged teeth caused by trauma, gum disease or decay. Regain confidence with our restorative treatments for a beautiful smile.


Veneers offer a solution to radically improve the appearance of discoloured, misshapen or mis-aligned teeth.

Dental Implants

Dental implants replace missing teeth, providing a stable foundation for crowns, bridges, and dentures. They restore natural appearance and function, ensuring comfortable chewing and confident smiles.