15 Thornhill Road, Llanishen, Cardiff, CF14 6PD

Join or book Private & NHS treatments at this dental practice.

Now Open and Accepting New Patients

Our newest Cox & Hitchcock Dental Practice is located at 15 Thornhill Road, Cardiff, CF14 6PD. Working closely with our cyncoed practice, we provide a wide range of dental implant and cosmetic services, as well as routine dentistry. We are accepting Private, Denplan and NHS new patients to join us at our state of the art facility. Please contact the Practice for conditions and latest waiting times.


Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pmSat - Sun: Closed
02920 751234

Meet Our Practice Team

Dr. Lewis Mainwaring
Associate DentistGDC No: 302097
BDS (Cardiff Dental School, 2022)

Lewis graduated from Cardiff University in 2022 and subsequently completed his foundation training in Pontypridd, before joining Cox and Hitchcock Dental Group in 2023. Lewis enjoys developing good relationships with his patients and delivering quality dentistry in a calm and relaxed environment. He is passionate about all aspects of dentistry and has a particular interest […]...

Dr Sarah Jenkins
Associate DentistGDC No: 153643
BDS (Hons) (Cardiff Dental School, 2008)

I enjoy all aspects of general dentistry and take pride in providing high quality care with a focus on patient education and prevention and enabling patients to have confidence in their smiles....

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. Frazer Gregory
Associate DentistGDC No: 301953
BDS (Plymouth Dental School 2022)

I enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and pride myself on having excellent rapport with my patients....

Hannah Whitcombe
Dental TherapistGDC No: 289952
BSc DHT (Cardiff University, 2023)

Hannah is a  Dental Therapists here at Cox and Hitchcock.Before qualifying as a dental therapist Hannah was and worked as a qualified dental nurse for almost 7 years, before making the decision to go back to university.Hannah graduated from Cardiff University in the summer of 2023 with a first-class honours degree.The favourite part of Hannah’s […]...

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....

Frequently Asked Questions

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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Who can join the practice?

All of our practices are open to any  patient seeking emergency, routine or specialist dental treatment.

We are open to patients from across South Wales and beyond, as we believe that exceptional dental care knows no boundaries.

You don’t have to reside locally to experience the highest level of service our experienced team is committed to providing.

Join our practice and discover the difference that our experienced team can make to your dental health.

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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.

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.

What kind of treatments do you offer at your practice?

At Cox & Hitchcock Dental Group, we take pride in being a multidisciplinary practice with a team of skilled dental experts. We offer a comprehensive range of treatments, from general dentistry to comprehensive cosmetic, periodontal, endodontic, orthodontic and implant dentistry, as well as providing dedicated hygienist and therapist services. All our practices offer a wide range of treatments. If you are looking for Private, Denplan or NHS dental services in South Wales, Cox & Hitchcock Dental Group is here to meet your needs.

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 long does the Dental Implant procedure take?

The duration of the Dental Implant procedure varies depending on numerous factors, such as the number of implants placed, whether bone build up or soft tissue modification is needed, and the patient’s overall oral health. In general, the process involves multiple stages and can take several months to complete. You will be advised on time scale following completion of the planning stage.