Dental Foundation Training

We are an appointed training practice for the dental foundation year training (DF1 & GPT) under the Health Education North East (formerly Northern Deanery).

We have undergone rigorous deanery inspections and demonstrated high standards of dental foundation training ability and overall patient safety & care. We constantly strive to achieve excellence in dentistry and are committed to provide quality mentoring, consistent support and an enjoyable working environment for the appointed foundation dentist.

The purpose of foundation training in dentistry is to enhance clinical and administrative competence and promote high standards through relevant postgraduate training to meet the needs of general dental practice.


Foundation training is a broad-based clinical experience in general dental practice and helps young dentists prepare for examinations such as the MFDS or MJDF and for careers in primary care or specialist training.

Practice Highlights:

  • Caring colleagues; Joyful work environment; Appreciative patients
  • Fully computerised practice with digital radiography
  • Access to rotary endodontics using Dentsply’s Wave-One machine
  • Well stocked & spacious surgeries
  • Routine use of Clinical Photography using Canon DSLR
  • Focus on cosmetic dentistry including invisible braces such as Invisalign, smile makeovers, aesthetic restorations like porcelain veneers, teeth whitening using Philip’s Zoom whitespeed lamp
  • Close association with referral/specialist practices & training organisations like Northern Skills & Teesside University
  • Favourable patient demographics with low FTA rates

Two of our dentists, Dr Kareem Siddiqui & Dr Moneeb Ahmad, have been appointed as a dental foundation trainers by the Health Education North East.

Testimonials from our Foundation Dentists: 

Leven vale was a great place to work, mainly due to the brilliant staff & colleagues who have been able to motivate me. The practice facilities are excellent and patients are very appreciative of the dental care they receive. The nursing and reception staff at the practice have always been very welcoming & supportive as well. Leven vale has a very good reputation in the local community and has been reviewed highly across NHS choices and other online platforms.

Thanks to my easy to get along trainer Dr kareem siddiqui, I have thoroughly enjoyed my dental foundation year. He is a great mentor who is always eager to share his wealth of clinical experience in general & cosmetic dentistry.

The social side of Yarm is fun too. It has some great restaurants and pubs around besides being famous for its heritage & character. I liked this place so much that I decided to stay back in Teesside!

Dr Andrew Nichols – Foundation Dentist 2016/17 at Leven Vale Dental Practice

My foundation year at Leven Vale has been a brilliant start to my career. As an educational supervisor Kareem has always been approachable, enthusiastic and keen to share his knowledge. I was made to feel welcome from the very outset, and was constantly encouraged to enhance my clinical skills in general dentistry as well as pursue learning in other fields of special interest.

The practice has spacious surgeries and advanced equipment. I have been privileged enough to have use of these, as well as be involved with several cosmetic dentistry and in-surgery teeth whitening cases. The whole team are highly skilled, friendly and always supportive. I couldn’t have asked to join a better practice for the dental foundation training programme.

Miss Aalia Vania – Foundation Dentist 2015/16 at Leven Vale Dental Practice

I was privileged to be able to begin the start of my journey career in dentistry as an Foundation dentist at Leven Vale Dental Practice in 2014 with Mr Kareem Siddiqui as a trainer. He has a vast amount of experience having worked in clinical attachments in maxillo-facial surgery units abroad and across the UK and is a very skilled general dentist who is always keen on further learning.

He is keen to share his knowledge and is a great trainer who is very approachable and always willing to help. At Leven Vale, I have experienced a wide range of experiences in general dentistry, from simple fillings to endodontics, onlays and crowns. I have also had the opportunity to become involved in appreciating how cosmetic dentistry such as whitening of the teeth and smile makeovers can make a vast difference in the confidence of the patient.

The FD surgery is very well equipped and very spacious. All the staff are very friendly and easy to get along with, and being a small practice there will be no trouble fitting in.

Miss Insiyah Anjari – Foundation Dentist 2014/15 at Leven Vale Dental Practice

To find out more about the Dental Foundation Training (DF1) please check out below links

UK Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (COPDEND)

Health Education North East

British Dental Association

Kindly note that we currently do not have any training places for the Vocational Training By Assessment/VT Equivalence. For more information on VT Equivalence, please check here

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Unleash a whiter, brighter smile 💎
you can choose from in-practice or take-home professional whitening treatments that are tailored to you by our dentists. Whether you have a special occasion 💍 or simply want to reduce discoloration and stains, Teeth Whitening ✨ gives you professional results with little or no sensitivity.

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Fortunately with the help of 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬 💎 and solutions in modern 𝐝𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲 we feel proud 🙏🏼 in helping our patients get back their smiles 👄, self confidence 💪🏼 & the lifestyle they deserve ✅⁣

👆🏼 The above smile transformation was achieved using a single 𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐭 to replace a removable plastic denture & dental crowns to preserve failing/heavily restored dentition.⁣

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May this year bring more smiles, more prosperity and keep us/our loved ones safe. ...

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❇️ We can all do our bit to help relieve the pressure on A&E & NHS 111 during this challenging times❗️for our community.⁣⁣
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We have had to stop 🛑 all face to face consultations due to advice from the @britishdentalassociation However our dental teams are working remotely ☎️ 💻to advice patients regarding dental emergencies.⁣⁣
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We are very proud of our 🦷 dental team who have volunteered to work during the this Easter Weekend - Fri 10, Sat 11, Sun 12, Mon 13th April 2020 to keeping helping patients with dental emergencies who would otherwise end up calling NHS 111 or using the A&E services.⁣⁣
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Our dentists 😷Dr Kareem Siddiqui & 😷Dr Moneeb Ahmad shall be offering FREE Dental Advice over the phone to our patients with dental emergencies during this Easter weekend (9-5pm) & will also be able to issue prescriptions for analgesics & antibiotics if required. ⁣⁣
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Thanks 🙏🏼 to Ms Caroline Gratton from our nursing staff who has kindly volunteered to help out with taking calls & triaging patients during this period.⁣⁣
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A big shoutout 👏🏼 to our friends at Kelly Chemist, Ingleby Barwick who will be delivering dental prescriptions direct to your doorstep if you live in Ingleby Barwick and are either self isolating or shielding. ⁣⁣
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💟 Smile Transformation 💟
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In these challenging times where routine dental treatment can no longer take place, we wanted to let you know that we are thinking about our patients & are here to help with your dental emergencies.

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Do remember to take good care of your general & dental health!


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🦠COVID19 PATIENT NOTICE🦠

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic & in the interest of our patient and staff safety, we have deferred ALL routine dental care from Monday 23rd March until further notice.

Should you require an emergency dental care that cannot wait, you must ring our practice for an advice in the first instance on ☎️ ‪01642 308 764‬ and one of our clinicians will ring you back to assist with advice on emergency provision.

We apologise for any inconvenience & appreciate your cooperation in these unprecedented circumstances 🙏🏼
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💟 Keeping It Simple 💟
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A very Happy New Year 2020 to our followers!⠀

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If your dream smile look like this, we’ve just made it a reality for one of our lovely patients.⁣

Our #throwback smile transformation on this #newyearseve #2020⁣

🔰The Challenge: ⁣
This lovely lady was very conscious of her discoloured & heavily restored smile. She had many old crowns & fillings done over the years. She is a frequent visitor to the USA & loved the ‘Hollywood Smile’ for herself.⁣

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This was a very tricky case that involved careful planning & crafting metal-free crowns/bridges with the help of our expert ceramic dental technicians. Our lovely client is over the moon with the result & feels a lot happier & confident.⁣

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It was a pleasure to work on that beautiful smile of gorgeous @katieelowee for teeth straightening using clear aligners followed by teeth-whitening & composite bonding⁣⁣
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Digital scan of her teeth done today for the next stage when Katie will have her beautifully crafted orthodontic retainers from our friends @ashfordortho ⁣
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What’s THE BEST thing about Katie’s smile?⁣⁣
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NO Injections 💉⁣⁣
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Simply remarkable work👌 by @drkareem.dentist 😷 who always go that extra mile to create a work of art in every smile ⚡️⁣⁣
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Special thanks to @estellejoynes for helping us out today with her brilliant dental nursing skills.⁣⁣
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⚡️Smile Transformation ⚡️⁣

The post-op picture is from the recently conducted six months review of this remarkable Full Mouth Rehabilitation case that involved ⁣

👉 careful treatment planning with study models, x-rays, bite records, pictures ⁣
👉 Zirconia dental bridge for the previously damaged upper front teeth ⁣
👉 Flexible dentures made on a Cobalt Chrome (light metal) framework⁣
👉 constant communication with both the ceramist & denture technician ⁣
👉 & of course, a lot of passion to deliver the best for the patient.⁣

We deliver beautiful & life changing dentistry & make it brilliantly simple for patients.⁣

If you want to improve your smile, we can help!⁣

Start with a DM 📥 or⁣
Contact us on 01642 308764
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