Balham Gateway Dental Practice

Balham Gateway Dental Practice

Balham Gateway Dental is a long-standing independent practice, established since the 1950s, providing excellent Private treatment. Our experienced and friendly team provides quality dentistry with a personal touch and offers a variety of treatments for differing dental needs.

In addition to our private service, we hold a small NHS contract enabling us to deliver a limited amount of NHS dentistry. 

We see exempt and fee paying patients, including the elderly, children, expectant mothers and families and we take pride in providing a safe, welcoming environment for those anxious about visiting the dentist.

We aim to provide same day to 48 hour appointments for dental emergencies and are open Saturday mornings by appointment.

Located near the heart of Balham within easy access of public transport, British National Rail and London underground services, our ethos is prevention foremost and when treatment is needed we provide a conservative approach.

We are proud to use the best quality dental materials making state- of-the-art and affordable dentistry a reality for our patients.

Balham Gateway Dental

13A Station Parade
Balham High Rd
SW12 9AZ

Practice Opening Times

Closed between 1:00pm and 2:00pm
09.00am - 5.00pm
09.00am - 5.00pm
09.00am - 4.00pm
09.00am - 5.00pm
(hygienist appointments only)
09.00am - 5.00pm
09.00am - 1.00pm
(hygienist appointments only)

Here, at Balham Gateway Dental, we celebrate inclusion and diversity wherever we can find it, within our staff and patients!

We treat everybody with respect, compassion and sensitivity and our small team gives a personal tone to every patient and treatment. 


Want to book an appointment online?

Check our current hygienist offer!

We are welcoming 2023 with a  £20% OFF every Thursday (limited slots) for online bookings. 

New patients welcome. Register for free online and choose your appointment date/time.

How to find us

Always Positive, helpful and attentive. Encouraged me to take better care of my teeth.

January 2, 2019



Regular attendance for check-ups is recommended. This helps prevent disease and allows us to minimise and treat disease such as decay and periodontal (gum) disease. It allows early intervention and helps limit active disease. Regular examinations allow us to screen for lumps or abnormal tissue. Examination appointments may include screening x-rays.

They are an opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your oral health. How often you need to attend varies among individuals and will be discussed with you.

Tooth Whitening

We currently provide the most advanced tooth whitening system in the UK (Enlighten) the only system with shade guarantee.

For patients who prefer a less intense result, we offer the Zoom Home Kit (Day or Night) for use with bespoke whitening trays at home.

Prior consultation is necessary to determine the suitability of the treatment.

Dental Implants

If one or more teeth have been lost or extracted, they can be replaced with a stand alone artificial root and an implant crown or bridge or can securely support dentures.

Our resident implantologist with over 15 years of experience in implant dentistry can offer solutions for missing tooth replacement with the prime implant system in the world (Straumann) and more cost effective solutions (Neodent) for patients looking for best value for money.


Oral hygiene is about maintaining the health of the supporting tissue (gums) and teeth. It is important to keep the gums healthy as they support your teeth. Studies show that more teeth are lost through periodontal (gum) disease in adults than through tooth decay.

As a practice, we provide hygiene sessions which include scaling, dietary and oral hygiene advice and regular reviews to assist in maintaining healthy gums. Due to varying needs and habits, hygiene sessions are tailored to the individual. The dentist will discuss your treatment needs with you.

Invisalign and Wrinkle Smoothing

We are proud Invisalign Full providers since 2015. Invisalign is the world’s pioneer train track-free tooth alignment system using clear aligners.  

Where appropriate, we use the original BOTOX brand for upper face wrinkle smoothing and wrinkle prevention. We apply anaesthetic cream for minimal discomfort during the procedure and reward with a discount our regular returning patients.

Restorative treatment

These treatments restore the cosmetic and functional aspect of the tooth and alleviate discomfort/pain or can prevent deterioration of the tooth.

We mainly provide composite (tooth coloured) invisible, state-of-the-art (Gradia) fillings while we limit amalgam (mercury) fillings as much as we can to avoid exposure to mercury and for environmental reasons.  The restorative treatment of the tooth is carried out by removing the decay and filling the cavity to restore the tooth.


Where the tooth is completely broken down or weaker after endodontic treatment, a crown (cap) may be necessary to restore the tooth’s function. Similarly, treatment to place a cast restoration such as a crown, will require more than one visit.

We provide state of the art full ceramic e.max or Zirconium crowns while we may at times recommend porcelain bonded to metal crowns or metal crowns if there is a clinical indication.

Endodontic treatment

If the tooth is not restored and the pulp (nerve) becomes exposed or dies, endodontic treatment (root canal therapy) may be necessary before the tooth can be restored. This treatment may require a few visits before it is completed.

We use rotary equipment for our root canals which can speed up the lengthy procedure and help achieve long lasting results.


Prosthetics & Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics is the art of dentistry concerned with the replacement of missing teeth. We provide full and partial dentures in acrylic or chrome cobalt (metal) material.

Dentures are removable and are used to replace some or all missing teeth. Bridges are a fixed tooth replacement option and various designs are available.


We advocate teeth for life. We endeavour to provide preventative and conservative treatment for your dentition, however when this is no longer possible, the tooth may need to be extracted. Prior to an extraction the dentist will discuss the procedure with you.

Our background in Oral Surgery allows us to undertake complex surgical wisdom tooth procedures without the long wait for a hospital appointment.


I always recommend to friends, they're wonderful people

TD Patient - Balham Gateway Dental November 27, 2015

NHS and Private Fee Guide

Treatment From

Hygienist Special offer 20% OFF: 25 mins Scale and Polish (30 mins slot)

 Hygienist Special offer 20% OFF: 40 mins Scaling and Amazing Pearl Polish

(offer valid Thursdays only – book online or call reception – reservation fee required)


£64 £51.20

£114 £91.2


Examination only (New & Existing Patients) £45.00
Small Radiograph/X-ray (each) £15.00
Examination for Children (Under 18 years old) £34.00
Fissure sealant (per tooth) £23.50
Prevention: Topical Fluoride application £16.50
Same day emergency fee (unregistered patients) £75.00

Hygienist session 25 minutes

Hygienist session 40 minutes

Hygienist session 55 minutes

Hygiene & Pearl Polishing (Airflow)

Atraumatic, gum disease biofilm eraser with PerioMate






Restorative Dentistry
Lifelike, tooth coloured Gradia bonded Fillings £105.00
Composite Veneers (Gradia tooth bonding) £295.00
Porcelain Veneer £550.00
All ceramic crown: e.max / Zirconium £565.00
High precious metal crown (yellow or white gold) £800.00
Fibreglass or Metal Post & Core Reconstruction £180.00
Bridgework (per unit) £495.00
Recement: Crown or Bridge (per recemented unit) £120.00
Root Canal Treatment £260.00
Replacement teeth (Dentures)
Acrylic denture (1 denture) £450.00
Chrome Cobalt (metal frame) denture £950.00
Implants & Surgical
Straumann Premium Implants (fully authentic components and crown included) £2850.00
Neodent Implants (fully authentic components and crown included) £2300.00
Bone Grafting £550.00
Extraction per tooth £78.00
Wisdom tooth extraction £148.00
Surgical Extractions (per tooth) £250.00
Replacement teeth (Dentures)
Acrylic denture (1 denture) £450.00
Chrome Cobalt (metal frame) denture £950.00
Facial Aesthetics & Invisalign
Invisalign £1800.00-£3800.00
BOTOX® New patients £196.00
BOTOX® Maintenance patients £175.00
Tooth Whitening & Miscellaneous
Combination Enlighten Whitening with B1 Guarantee £535.00
Zoom Home Kit with bespoke trays £295.00
Sportsguard with engraved name £175.00
Anti-snoring adjustable device £600.00


The NHS will not provide cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening or other cosmetic treatments which you may want to make your teeth more attractive, but are not clinically necessary.


*Our NHS contract allows for delivery of a small amount of NHS dentistry. To ensure continuity of treatment with us, please pre-book your next examination appointment when you complete your course of treatment.


Appointment Booking/Cancellation & Rescheduling Notice

To minimise wasted time, failure to attend (including late attendance) or rescheduling/ cancelling appointments giving us less than 48 hours’ notice will result in refusing to offer further NHS appointments.


NHS Dental Charges

Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care.

If you are not exempt from charges, you should pay one of the following charges for each course of treatment you receive:

  • Band 1 course of treatment £23.80
  • Band 2 course of treatment £65.20
  • Band 3 course of treatment £282.80
  • Band 4 course of Urgent Treatment £23.80

Please note that payment for NHS treatment will be asked in full upfront.


Who’s entitled to free dental care?

If one or more of the criteria listed below applies to you when your treatment starts, you’ll be entitled to free NHS dental care.You’re entitled if you are:

  • aged under 18, or under 19 and in qualifying full-time education
  • pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months
  • staying in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist
  • an NHS hospital dental service outpatient – but you may have to pay for your dentures or bridges

You’re also entitled if you or your partner – including civil partner – receive, or you’re under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone receiving:

  • Income Support
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Universal Credit and meet the criteria

If you’re entitled to or named on:

  • a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate – if you do not have a certificate, you can show your award notice; you qualify if you get Child Tax Credits, Working Tax Credits with a disability element (or both), and have an income for tax credit purposes of £15,276 or less
  • a valid HC2 certificate

People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help.

You will not be exempt from paying because you receive any of the following:

  • Incapacity Benefit
  • contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance
  • contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Credit Savings Credit

Medical conditions do not exempt patients from payment for dental treatment. You’ll be asked to show your dentist written proof that you do not have to pay for all or part of your NHS treatment. You will also be asked to sign a form to confirm that you do not have to pay.


Exemption for pregnant women

Pregnant women and women who have had a baby in the last 12 months get free NHS dental treatment. You may have to show proof, such as a maternity exemption certificate (MatEx), a maternity certificate (MATB1), or your baby’s birth certificate.

If you gave birth more than 12 months ago, you will not be entitled to free NHS dental treatment. The MatEx only gives exemption from NHS prescriptions.


When do I tell the dentist that I do not have to pay?

Tell your dental practice you want NHS treatment when you make an appointment. When you arrive for your appointment, you’ll be given a form to fill out – if you do not have to pay, put a cross in the appropriate box.

If you have a valid HC2 certificate or tax credit exemption certificate, write in the certificate number.

If you have a valid HC3 certificate, write in the certificate number and the maximum your certificate says you can pay. You’ll pay either what appears on the certificate or the actual charge, whichever is the least.

Dentists are not responsible for advising patients on exemptions, and it’s the patient’s responsibility to know if they’re exempt.

You’ll need to show proof of your entitlement to help with dental costs. If you are not sure whether you’re entitled to help, you must pay. You can claim a refund, but make sure you keep all receipts.

Very good would recommend this to anyone.

January 2, 2019

Meet the New Team (under construction)

Dr Panos Angelopoulos (DDS Athens 2002)

Dr Panos Angelopoulos (DDS Athens 2002)

Principal Dentist - GDC No 82981

Panos believes in minimally invasive dentistry, has an eye for detail and reputation for light-handed dentistry combined with a gentle and caring attitude. Throughout his career he has been aiming to excel and provide patients with the best contemporary dentistry can offer. His intense focus is on Dental Implantology and Aesthetic dentistry.

Since his graduation in 2002, Panos has acquired extensive professional experience predominantly in England. Numerous continued professional development courses have enabled him to make a very wide spectrum of dentistry available to thousands of happy patients.

Dr Isabelle Hughes (BDS Queen Mary University of London 2019)

Dr Isabelle Hughes (BDS Queen Mary University of London 2019)

Dentist - GDC No 284625

Issy graduated from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2019.

She aims to create a calm and comfortable environment for patients of all ages. She loves treating children and families. 

Issy believes in minimally invasive dentistry and is currently completing the Aspire Aesthetic Restorative Course focusing on cosmetic treatments. She enjoys providing whitening and composite fillings and helping patients feel more confident about their smile. 

Outside of dentistry, Issy is a keen tennis player and loves to travel.


Bipin Khyaju

Bipin Khyaju

Hygienist GDC No 300275

Bipin is a GDC registered dental hygienist with a calm aura, light hand and efficient practice. He is proficient in providing the full range of hygiene services from simple tooth cleaning to advanced air-polishing and aspects of periodontal treatment.

He believes that maintaining oral hygiene is of utmost importance and helps his patients achieve this by providing excellent practical instructions on brushing technique and various aspects of dental care.

Well established and friendly, the service is out of the ordinary, always a joy to visit

HP Patient - Balham Gateway Dental November 27, 2015

Contact Us

Call us on 020 8673 7887 during clinic opening hours to arrange an appointment, or use the contact form below.

For emergency treatment outside opening hours please contact 111 – NHS National services.

Many thanks for seeing me so quickly on Monday, my tooth feels much better today

W Patient - Balham Gateway Dental November 27, 2015