Esther Hathorn

Owner of Visage
Harpenden & St Albans

Smile Consultant & Dental Anxiety Management

DipDH DFSH HPD Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

GDC number: 5711

I would like to introduce myself and welcome you to Visage Dental. I have been in dentistry for over 25 years. I started my dental career as a dental nurse and in 2000 I qualified as a dental hygienist. During those years I have gained a lot of experience and knowledge working alongside other experts, running my own dental hygiene consultancy dental compliance business.  

I founded Visage Harpenden in 2016.  I chose the name Visage as its meaning is ‘face’ and we look at you as whole.

My passion for dental hygiene and prevention still lies at the core of my practice values. Offering unique packages for all ages and education appointments for children.

In 2019 I took over an existing specialist practice in St Albans to ensure that we could offer all aspects of dental care for our patients.  

I am privileged to have such an amazing team around me and everyone one of them is a valued part of the Visage family. 

I offer free consultations for absolutely anything smile related! Including smile makeovers/Invisalign/Implants/Teeth whitening/Facial aesthetics. If you would like to book an appointment please CLICK HERE

I also offer Solution Focused Hypnotherapy for Dental Phobias.  Dental fear remains prevalent, with 53% of people in the UK feeling anxious about visiting the dentist and an alarming 17% avoiding dental appointments even when suffering from toothaches. To help address this issue, I qualified as a hypnotherapy to assist people in overcoming dental phobia.

If you need help with dental anxiety, please contact me using the link below:

I look forward to meeting you,


Academic Information


  • 1997: Eastman Dental Hospital: Hospital dental nursing certificate: National dental nursing certificate
  • 2000 Dental Hygienist: Birmingham Dental Hospital
  • Inferior nerve block
  • Impressions for the purpose of diagnosis or monitoring
  • Temporary re-cementation of crowns
  • BTEC certificate in oral health promotion
  • Core of knowledge in dental radiography
  • Certificates in local infiltration
  • City and Guilds stage 1 teacher training
  • 2007 Highly commended at the Dental awards for outstanding patient care
  • 2011 Certificate in appraisal in dental practices from the Faculty of dental Practice (F.D.G.P):
  • Inferior nerve block
  • Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH)
  • Level 4 NCFE accredited Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma (HPD).

Associations/governing bodies/Subscriptions:

  • British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy (BSDHT)
  • Care Quality Commissions (CQC)
  • Medical Protection (MPS)
  • Public Liability insurance (PLI)
  • Employers liability insurance (ELI)