Welcome to The Gateway Dental Practice

Abergavenny Dentists

Covid 19 Update

Following Welsh Government advice, dentistry is now in the Amber phase. In this phase, we will be able to provide more care and treatment for patients.

As Covid-19 is still in circulation, we will need to ensure that measures are in place to ensure a safe environment for staff and patients. Because of physical distancing and infection control requirements, fewer patients can be seen. The procedures available to us are also limited by PPE supplies. We will be triaging patients so that those patients who need care more urgently are seen first. The understanding and support from our patients and from the wider community throughout the pandemic has been hugely appreciated.
About us

The Gateway Dental practice Abergavenny is a NHS dental practice

Specialising in the care of patients with dental phobias. The practice was founded in 2007 by Dr Michael Allen who using experience gained in his previous Cardiff practice, refurbished this listed building to fit the needs of a busy NHS dental practice.

In 2016 the practice became a co-operative with five directors at the helm with the intention for all employees to share the benefits of the business. 

We are the first business of this kind in welsh dentistry. Our business structure is very similar to that of John Lewis. 

The director’s team is made up of two dentists (George Warmisham & Hannah Hutchison), one therapist and two dental nurses (Stacey Richards & Stephanie Brooks) who manage an enthusiastic dental team.

We have a varied skill mix at the practice and endeavour to use them in the best interest of our patient’s health and well-being. We encourage all employees to continue their professional development so that we are able to maintain a high standard of care. 

We are patiently waiting for contract reform within the NHS and are hopeful that the potential changes that have been discussed will enable the practice to offer more preventative healthcare to a larger patient range.

Since 2007 we continuously took on new patients until May 2017, as we no longer have the capacity to accept new patients. Due to the high demand of NHS dental services we have a strict policy regarding failing to attend appointments without notice. Details of this policy and others can be found on our practice notice board and on the policies section of this website.

NHS treatment

We offer a sedation service here at the practice for people who are dental phobic, we also accept referrals from other dental practices. We are highly skilled in caring for patients who are phobic and along with our principal dentist and seditionist George Warmisham we have sedation qualified nurses. All our team are familiar with dealing with anxious patients and will do their best to help and find ways to make treatment and regular examinations easier for you. If this service is something you are interested in please speak directly to your dentist.

We have a small list of private procedures that we carry out but are only available to our patients who are registered with us. Your dentist will be able to discuss our private treatment and the associated costs with you.

Am I entitled to Free NHS dental treatment? You may be entitled to free NHS dental services because on the first day of treatment you were, under the age of 18, 18 years old and in full time education, are pregnant, had a baby within the last 12 months or are currently in prison or a young offender’s institute. You may be entitled to free NHS dental services because during the course of treatment if you get, or are included in an award (as a claimant, partner, or dependant person under 20) of: 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). You are entitled to free NHS dental services because you are named on one of the following certificates that is valid during the course of treatment: HC2 Certificate, NHS Tax Exemption Certificate/Card (or entitled to one). You are entitled to reduced cost NHS dental services because: You are named on a HC3 certificate that is valid during this course of treatment which limits the amount you have to pay. You do not have to pay for an examination as you are under 25 years of age or 60 years old or over.

It is the responsibility of the patient and not the practice to sign for the right entitlement. Checks on claims are undertaken to confirm you are entitled by the business service authority (BSA). Incorrect claims for free or reduced cost NHS dental services will result in a penalty charge, in addition to the cost of the NHS dental services.

Abergavenny Dentists

Contact us any suitable way and make an appointment with the dentist whose help you need! Visit us at the scheduled time and get your treatment.

Our Staff

Meet the Team

Hannah-Hutchison
Hannah Hutchison
Hannah is a dentist that has been with the practice since it opened in 2007 and is one of the practice principals. Hannah has three children, and two grandchildren (we know she doesn't look old enough!). Her time is split between Abergavenny and Cornwall. Hannah is one of the company directors. Outside of work Hannah's interests include cross stich and dancing.
Hannah Hutchison
Dentist - BSc, BChD 73240
George Warmisham
George has been with the practice as a dentist since 2016, he is the practice principal and one of the company directors. George is the practice Sedation dentist and is interested in using hypnotherapy and mindfulness for anxious patients. In his own time George enjoys spending time with his young family and watching rugby.
George Warmisham
Dentist - BDS 213170
James-Bathie2
James Bathie
James is a dentist that joined the practice in 2019 and has special interests in Invisalign and flexible dentures. In his personal time, he is busy with his wife and two daughters and enjoys outdoor activities such as walking and skiing.
James Bathie
Dentist - BDS 209760
Hannah-Collis
Hannah Collis
Hannah is a dental therapist who has been with the practice since it opened in 2007. At home Hannah is kept busy with her two daughters and her husband who is a dentist. Hannah is a Harley Street trained medical aesthetic practitioner offering botox and fillers in her private time across Cardiff, Dinas Powys and Abergavenny. Hannah is also an aesthetic trainer in the Heath Hospital.
Hannah Collis
Dip Therapy 106222
Kath-Reynolds
Kath Reynolds
Kath is a dental therapist who has been with Gateway since 2016 and more recently carries out inhalation sedation at the practice. Kath has worked as part of the community dental service for many years. In her own time Kath enjoys going on outdoor adventures to the beach or mountains with her dogs, partner and teenagers.
Kath Reynolds
CEB dip Hygiene and therapy 11164
Rachel Drake
Rachel is a dental therapist who joined the practice in 2016. Rachel is a company director and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her husband and their little sausage dog Norman.
Rachel Drake
BSc Hygiene and Therapy 250989
Stacey Richards
Stacey has worked at the practice since it opened in 2007, she is qualified as a sedation nurse and in Oral health education. Stacey is one of the company directors. In her spare time, she is a busy mother of two who enjoys keeping fit alongside her personal trainer husband.
Stacey Richards
Dental Nurses: 148186
Stephanie-Brooks
Stephanie Brooks
Stephanie joined the practice in 2011, she is qualified as a sedation nurse and a dental radiography operator. Stephanie is the practice cross infection lead and one of the company directors. In her spare time, she is completing a Psychology degree and enjoys spending time outdoors with her partner and son.
Stephanie Brooks
Dental Nurses: 244308
Stacey Hall
Stacey has worked at the practice since 2012 and is qualified in special care dentistry. In her spare time, she loves having cuddles with her sshih tzu and spending time with family and friends.
Stacey Hall
Dental Nurses: 252280
Sally-Bishop
Sally Bishop
Sally joined the practice in 2016 and has since qualified as a sedation nurse and in the application of fluoride varnish. Outside work she enjoys playing Netball and socialising with friends.
Sally Bishop
Dental Nurses: 276458
Jade-Collett
Jade Collett
Jade joined the practice in 2019 as a dental nurse and is now qualified in the application of fluoride varnish. Jade enjoys running and baking in her own time.
Jade Collett
Dental Nurses: 290854
Laura-Evans
Laura Evans
Laura has been with the practice since 2010, she works on reception but is a qualified dental nurse. In her own time, she is busy with her rugby loving sons and husband.
Laura Evans
Reception Team: 145533
Emma-Hurley
Emma Hurley
Emma has been a receptionist at the practice since 2008, she worked as a qualified dental nurse for many years. Emma has two grown up children and enjoys gardening and crafting in her beautiful home.
Emma Hurley
Reception Team: 151261
Jean-Jones
Jean Jones
Jean is a receptionist who joined the practice in 2018. Jean is kept busy with her grandchildren and enjoys shopping and spending time with friends and family.
Jean Jones
Reception Team:
Abbie Jones
Abbie Melville
Abbie qualified as a dental nurse in 2021 following in her mother's footsteps. Outside of work Abbie's interests include Interior design and floristry. Abbie's husband is a chef, and they are keen foodies.
Abbie Melville
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What our customers say

Disabled Access

Unfortunately, we do not have any parking available at the practice, but there are three car parks nearby. The bus station car park and castle streetcar park are both pay and display. Byefield Lane car park is free most days except Tuesdays. We do not have steps to get into the practice, we have a wide front door that allows access for a wheelchair and a double buggy. An area is available in reception for wheelchairs and a low desk is here to allow for easy access. We have four surgeries at the practice with three having disabled access. We have a practice banana board which is available for any patient who already uses one at home to transfer onto the chair. We’re sorry but due to health and safety we would not allow someone to use one without prior experience. We are dementia family practice and have some dementia tips and tricks that we can share with you in order to help someone with their oral health, whether it’s the patient, carer or a family member we can offer advice to suit.

Medication

If you take any medication, please make sure that your dentist is aware of this. Certain medicines can affect your dental treatment so it’s very important to update us on any changes.

Parking

We unfortunately don’t have on site parking. There are two car parks nearby, Byefield Lane Carpark that is free every day but a Tuesday and the bus station car park. We have four surgeries at the practice with three having disabled access. We have a practice banana board which is available for any patient who already uses one at home to transfer onto the chair. We’re sorry but due to health and safety we would not allow someone to use one without prior experience. We are dementia family practice and have some dementia tips and tricks that we can share with you in order to help someone with their oral health, whether it’s the patient, carer or a family member we can offer advice to suit.