General Dentistry

Prevention is better than cure and we are delighted to offer a recall interval tailored to your needs, so that we can identify any potential problems at an early stage.

30 Years of General Dentistry Experience

At Cox and Hitchcock, we offer a comprehensive general dental service to ensure the overall health and well-being of our patients. Our experienced team of dentists is dedicated to providing high-quality care, tailored to meet your unique needs. From routine examinations and cleanings, to fillings and extractions, we are here to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

With state-of-the-art equipment and advanced techniques, we deliver precise diagnoses and effective treatments. Our friendly and compassionate dental team create a comfortable environment, putting you at ease during your visit. Trust us to provide gentle and personalized care for the entire family, helping you maintain optimal oral health for a lifetime of beautiful smiles. Contact us today to schedule your general dentistry appointment.

Our General Dentistry Treatments

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Check-ups & Examinations

Our comprehensive dental examinations go beyond the surface, meticulously examining your teeth, gums, restorations and all the oral soft tissues for signs of decay or disease.


Hygiene Services

Gum disease, the leading cause of tooth loss in the UK and it can be hard to detect. Early stages can be treated and stopped with regular dental appointments.


Children’s Dentistry

Childrens teeth need plenty of attention, which means looking after them effectively at home and bringing your children to see the dentist for preventive dental care.

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Root Canal

Trauma and tooth decay can eventually damage the tooths pulpal tissues, (commonly referred to as the "nerve"). This can cause severe pain, but in many cases it may be assymptmatic. The pulp may necrose (die), and an abscess may well form. Treatment is needed for your generall health as well as the health of the tooth. Successful endodontic/root canal treatment can prolonge the life of your tooth, curtailing the infection along with the symptoms. Our skilled dentists remove infected pulp, clean the root canal, and seal it, helping to restore the health of your smile. Using contemporary techniques, often with the assistance of a microscope, Kevin Burford undertakes routine and complex endodontic treatments at our Cyncoed and Llanthewy Road premises.


Oral Surgery

Oral surgery involves our dentists diagnosing and treating oral conditions that require surgical intervention of the hard and soft tissues within the oral cavity. We provide a wisdom tooth removal service for those wanting to avoi a hospital referral, numerous soft tissue surgeries (often with a laser), including poly removal, frenectomies and small biopsy pocedures.

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.

Meet Our Friendly Team

Meet our team of experienced General Dentistry Experts.
Dedicated to delivering personalised, professional dental treatments.

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 Sian Gorshkov
Associate DentistGDC No: 70657
BDS (Cardiff Dental School, 1995)

Sian, a valued member of Cox and Hitchcock since 2001, thrives in our vibrant, bustling practice. With a dedicated team, she delights in caring for both loyal and new patients....

Dr Atif Hussain
Associate DentistGDC No: 73469
BDS (University of London, 1997), MPH (Wales, 2003), DPDS (Cardiff University, 2007)

Atif focuses on helping patients achieve dental fitness. He finds fulfilment in witnessing the positive outcomes of his support and efforts....

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 Gabriella Leatherdale-Tiba
Clinical Lead in PeriodontologyGDC No: 214556
DMD (2011), MSc (Periodontology, 2022)

I treat patients with periodontal disease referred to me by other dentists both with conventional therapy (root surface debridement, bone regeneration surgeries) as well as using laser (waterlase) where it's necessary....

Dr. Rebecca Williams
Associate DentistGDC No: 115038
BDS (Cardiff Dental School, 2007)

My practice is focused on private dentistry as it enables me to pursue high standards of restorative and prosthetic dentistry. I am part of the cosmetic team which is where my passion lies....

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 Yasfim Haque
Associate DentistGDC No: 77518
BDS (Cardiff Dental School, 2000),MFDS RCS (London, 2004), PgCert (Dental Law 2022), PgCert (Medical Education, 2019)

Yasfim, who joined us in 2016, has diverse experience in Oral Surgery from prestigious hospitals in London, Oxford, and Sydney. She teaches and works at our Cyncoed practice....

Patient Reviews


I highly recommend this practice........I am really pleased with my results after 8 months. My teeth look amazing.

I highly recommend this practice. Rebecca Williams done a fantastic job from start to end with fitting my fixed brace. I am really please with my results after 8 months. My teeth look amazing.

Leila Abdullah

“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 to earth professionalism refreshing, and I was touched by her constant concern for my welfare. The words “pleasant experience” and “dentist” rarely appear in the same sentence, however today they did. I have found every....

Paul BoschenCardiff

"Best dentist I’ve used to date."

Best dentist I’ve used to date.
After a recent trip to turkey I visited the practice to have my implant work finished.
Extremely glad that I did, they pointed out the mistakes that had been made and also corrected my bite, which was bodged in turkey.
The staff are super friendly, don’t talk to you like a 5 year old who’s on the naughty step (which has....

Gareth Hooper

“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 say he's never ever caused any pain, his injections are painless as are his fillings. I've had 3 extractions again no pain at all. My latest visit was for root canal work, ah ha I....

Pamela ParkerNewport

"I cannot express enough how great a practise they are."

Having been put in touch with Cox & Hitchcock for an emergency dentist I cannot express enough how great a practise they are. NHS funded! Reception staff were brilliant and the Dentist exceptional.

Saskia Bannister

“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 about opting for an implant. I had treatment at the Cardiff and Llanthewy Rd clinics and the reception and dental staff in both are friendly and courteous. I thoroughly recommend this practice!

Brenda WelshNewport

"Got a smile back on my face and no longer nervous at dentist."

Wayne Evans

Frequently Asked Questions About General Dentistry

We recommend that you always consult with one of our consultants before starting any treatment.

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 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

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

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.

Which practice should I join?

The Cox & Hitchcock Dental Group operates several dental practices across South Wales. Fot your convenience, we would recommend joining us at your nearest location to home or work . For some advanced treatments, you may benefit from the services offered at a particlar site. We will advise you accordingly. You can find your nearest dental practice by browsing all our locations.

Find Your Nearest Practice

Can I meet my dentist before the treatment?

Absolutely! Your clinician wil introduce themselves when you meet at your first visit. Building a strong patient-dentist relationship is important to us. Your initial examination visit enables us to understand your needs and address any concerns. We ensure open communication, so you can freely discuss any worries before proceeding with treatment. Your comfort and peace of mind are our top priorities.

Meet Our Expert Team

General Dentistry Treatments

Browse our General Dentistry treatments that you want to learn more about. You can also book a private appointment for specific treatments.

Oral Surgery

Experience expert oral surgery treatments by our skilled surgeons use advanced techniques and the latest technology for amazing, painless results.

Hygiene Services

Gum disease, the leading cause of tooth loss, often goes unnoticed until it’s too late. However, with early detection, disease can be treated and stabilised. Book an appointment today with one of our hygienists.

Children’s Dentistry

Gentle and age-appropriate dental care for little ones. From first check-up to teaching oral hygiene habits, we create a positive and comfortable dental experience for children.


Our comprehensive dental check-up goes beyond the surface, meticulously examining your teeth, gums, and restorations for signs of decay or disease. We also focus on the soft tissues and surrounding areas for a thorough examination.

Root Canal

Root canal treatment relieves pain and saves natural teeth by removing infected tissue from the root canals. It is a highly skillful procedure involving the cleaning, disinfecting, and sealing of the canals to restore oral health and minimise further complications.