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

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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

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Joanne; practice manager

Joanne has worked in general practice as a dental nurse for over 30 years, she has a wealth of experience in all aspects of general dentistry including, dental implants, general anaesthesia, oral surgery and orthodontics. In Joanne's spare time she enjoys time with family and friends.

Joanne Coulson

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Clare; Clinical Dental Technician

Clare started her career as a Dental Technician in 1999, working in dental labs such as PDS, Wearside and Aline, before training as a Clinical Dental Technician (CDT.) Clare attended the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and qualified as a Clinical Dental Technician (CDT) at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 2019. After working in private dental labs in the North East, Clare joined City Dental, Now Coach House Dental Practice and Laboratory, to work alongside Alan Forrest (Newcastle Denture Clinic/City Dental) as her mentor during training at UCLan, giving her invaluable experience working with one of the leading CDTs in the North East before his retirement. Clare as a CDT has direct access to edentulous patients and on prescription partially dentate patients. She will work in conjunction with the patient to achieve a bespoke denture enabling patients to smile again. Clare also works in our sister practice Coach House Dental Practice and Laboratory in North Gosforth, Newcastle and other practices in Northumberland. In her spare time Clare enjoys walking, going to the gym and spending time with family and friends.

Clare Rankin

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Lisa; Dental Hygienist
DipDH RCSEd, 2003

Lisa studied dental Hygiene at the Defence Dental Services Training Establishment in Aldershot, Hampshire, and was awarded the Diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 2003. Since qualifying, Lisa has worked in various practices across the UK and Germany. After leaving the military in 2006., Lisa moved to Manchester to work at a large private referral practice, working alongside specialists in all fields of dentistry, including periodontists and implantologists. This proved valuable in gaining extensive experience treating periodontal disease. Since then, Lisa has worked at various practices across the UK before finally settling in the North East with her family 10 years ago. Lisa enjoys all aspects of dental hygiene work, including treating periodontal disease and offering Airflow treatments, as well as routine hygiene appointments. In her spare time, Lisa is very busy looking after her family and all the animals they own.

Lisa Light

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Demi; Trainee dental nurse

After studying Law LLB at Northumbria University, Demi has found her new passion along side the dentist. Demi enjoys long walks with her three dogs (especially at the beach). A passion for cars keeps Demi busy on the weekends. She also enjoys exploring new locations; discovering foods of different cuisines.

Demi Wilson

Rebecca; Dental Technician
RDN, RDT, RAD and Aesthetician.

Rebecca is a Dental Technician and Nurse at Coach House Dental Practice and Laboratory. 
She achieved her NVQ level 3 in Dental Nursing in 2009 at the North East Chambers of Commerce. Since qualifying she has worked in many different aspects of dentistry such as orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. She gained her qualification in Radiography, Impression taking, Clinical photography and an Intermediate level apprenticeship in customer service in 2014. 

In 2019 she achieved an Extended Diploma in Dental Technology at Leeds University. 
Since becoming a qualified technician Rebecca has completed courses in Dermal fillers, Botulinum toxin injections and Fat dissolving injections.
Rebecca has been a member of the team since May 2016 so is a well-known face around the practice and lab. 
In her spare time she loves to spend time with her daughter, family and friends.

Rebecca Holland

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Harriet; Trainee dental nurse Harriet is one of our trainee Dental Nurses. After working as a Healthcare Assistant in a GP setting, Harriet wanted to develop her skill set in the Dental industry.
In her spare time, Harriet enjoys shopping, walking her Labradoodle Coco and spending time with her friends and family.


Dorothy the Cat

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.

Meet the Team

Battlehill Dental Practice are dementia friendly.

We also take safeguarding of Children and
Vulnerable Adult Protection extremely seriously.