Holistic Dental Care

Looking after your
oral health
- brilliantly

Holistic Dental Care

Looking after your oral health - Brilliantly

About Us:

Welcome to Battle Hill Dental Practice

We are a friendly, family orientated, dentist & dental surgery in Hexham; offering general dentistry, dental hygiene and tooth and gum care, as well as cosmetic dentistry and aesthetic treatments.

11 Battle Hill is a beautiful grade 2 listed building which was first listed on October 2nd, 1951. The surgery downstairs is bomb proof. This was a requirement at the time the building was occupied by Newcastle and Gateshead Water Company. It’s a 3-storey building with characteristic sash windows. To the right of the main entrance remains the old coach entrance and segmental arch at the rear of the building. The archway is part of the “flying freehold”.

We’ve given it a modern twist with a Tooth Fairy House. “Toothlings” when you arrive at Battlehill see if you can find the Tooth Fairy House!

We are a fully private practice with a small contract for children’s NHS and orthodontics. Our private patients have a few options either pay-as-you-go or join one of our monthly plans.

A complete range of services for all of your dental needs

We also offer the following range of Cosmetic Enhancements


Before and after treatment

Smile Gallery

Payment Options

Monthly Plan

Our membership plan is the most cost-effective way to maintain your dental and oral health. With paying a monthly direct debit this automatically gives you guaranteed registration with the practice. Starting from as little as 48p per day, you will be able to budget with all routine care with a simple monthly direct debit.

• 20% off all treatment.
• Access to 24 hour dental emergency helpline 365 days per year.
• Eligibility to request assistance from Worldwide dental emergency assistance scheme
• More cost effective than paying as you go.
• Convenient payment by direct debit

Monthly Plan

Our membership plan is the most cost-effective way to maintain your dental and oral health. With paying a monthly direct debit this automatically gives you guaranteed registration with the practice.


Another option is to pay-as-you-go, we offer this service on a fully private basis for both adults and children. All patients will have to have an exam before any treatment is carried out. We also offer emergency appointments for both registered and un-registered patients. Please Note: This will generate an emergency fee for un-registered patients.


Tabeo is our finance company who offer 0% APR for one year. This gives you the opportunity to pay in monthly instalments for your dental care treatments. Tabeo does not affect your credit score. This can be set up in practice and giving an answer within a few minutes. There are options to pay over 3,6,10 or 12 months making sure its affordable for everyone.


Why people love Battle Hill Dental Practice


Meet the Team

Kushbah; principal dental surgeon

Dr Kushbah Begum obtained her dental degree from the University of Dundee in 2012. After qualifying Kushbah worked in the Scottish Boarders and Edinburgh but always knew her heart lay in the North East of England, where she is from, so she returned to Newcastle to live and work. Kushbah is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Bringing with her a wealth of experience and a keen interest in helping anxious patients. In addition to this, Kushbah offers a multitude of orthodontic systems for aligning teeth (including Invisalign, ceramic and metallic braces). She is also able to offer some minor periodontal surgery including “gum lift” surgery. In her spare time Kushbah loves spending time with her 10 siblings, nieces and nephews & friends. She has a keen interest in painting, cooking and advises other dentists on a voluntary basis. Kushbah has recently learnt to swim and now has regular swimming sessions after work to relax and keep fit. Kushbah has a little cat, who she adores and loves, called Dorothy (Dot). Amongst all of Kushbah’s hobbies and interests her overall favourite thing, except Dentistry, is make up!

Dr Kushbah Begum

GDC 227009

Zain; cosmetic clinician

Dr Zain Remy has a special interest in minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry. He has trained under some of the world’s leading clinicians and academics in aesthetic dentistry. Zain qualified at King’s College London in 2016 in dentistry and also gained a qualification in Pharmacology in 2012. He has since been on a continuing pathway of learning to further hone in on his skills of cosmetic and aesthetics dentistry. Zai is currently undertaking a year long postgraduate diploma in London in Aesthetic & Restorative dentistry with Smile Academy. He is an Invisalign provider and also delivers various other cosmetic procedures such as veneers, white fillings and smile makeovers. Outside of work he spends his time with his lovely fiancee and is an avid tennis and football enthusiast.

Dr Zain Remy

GDC 265120

Audrey; specialist oral surgeon

Dr Audrey Kershaw qualified in Dentistry from the University of Glasgow (1987). She continued with her post graduate training and was awarded a Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (1991). She is a General Dental Council Recognised Specialist in Oral Surgery.
She has worked extensively in various parts of England to gain experience in Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery. She examines for the Royal College Surgeons (Ed) and has previously examined for the General Dental Council’s International Qualifying examination at home and abroad. She has 9 peer reviewed publications to her name.
Audrey came to Dundee in 1998 to take up an Associate Specialist post at Dundee Dental Hospital and School where she was heavily involved with undergraduate student teaching until 2017 (including training our very own Dr Begum). Audrey now provides a peripatetic Private Oral Surgery and IV Sedation service throughout Scotland and Hexham.
Audrey has a very patient centred, caring and holistic approach to patient care. She realises that although the work she does is maybe routine to herself, that this is very much a new, unique and unknown experience for the patient.
In her spare time Audrey enjoys practicing and teaching yoga, cycling, cooking and spending time with her family and dogs.

Dr Audrey Kershaw

GDC 62146

Jodie; Dental nurse/practice manager

Jodie is our wonderful practice manager here at Battlehill Dental Practice. She is very friendly with an approachable personality. Jodie is a very fun and caring person who has time for her patients and staff, she will happily go out of her way to make sure our patients are taken care of to the highest standards. She deals with the day-to-day running of the practice and makes sure everything runs smoothly. Jodie has been a qualified dental nurse for 7 years and has worked in both NHS and private practice. Jodie loves spending time with her two young sons and her partner outside of work. They enjoy family days out to Inflataspace, swimming and country walks.


Helen; dental nurse

Helen has been a valued member of this practice for 33 years. Helen qualified as a dental nurse in 1992. Helen always has a cheerful greeting for our patients and will gladly answer any questions you may have about your treatment. Helen has 3 children 1 daughter and twin boys, who she loves spending time with on her days off, even if they are grown up now. Helen also has a keen interest in hockey, gym and swimming. You can regularly find Helen at Tynemouth on a weekend swimming or surfing.


Paige; trainee dental nurse

Paige is our trainee dental nurse, Paige has always had a keen interest in becoming a dental nurse since being at school. Paige is very approachable and friendly, and may be the face you meet at reception. She loves spending her weekends out with friends and family. Paige loves shopping and loves makeup just like our principal dentist. Sometimes Paige likes a good night out too along with a sing and dance.


Dorothy; Kushbah's beloved cat.

Dot has the most perfect teeth (natuarlly) and loves nothing more than everlasting cuddles in return for listening all about Kushbah's busy day at the practice.

She loves to find a perfect, cozy spot wherever is warm, particulary after breakfast and her evening meal.

Dorothy the Cat

Becca; Aesthetician, dental nurse and technician.

Becca is our aesthetics queen. She is also a registered Dental Nurse and Lab Technician. She has a keen passion in her job as a nurse and dental technician. Becca is currently expanding her expertise in other aspects of cosmetics including BB glow and Botox. Becca has a young daughter and kitten which she spends her spare time, enjoying different adventures. She loves her fake eyelashes and a good night out.


Meet the Team