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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🟡𝐇𝐔𝐆𝐄 𝐈𝐍𝐕𝐈𝐒𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐆𝐍 𝐀𝐍𝐍𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐂𝐄𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓🟡⁣

We are so thrilled to announce that our dental practice has been chosen for the @invisalign_uk #smilesquad clear aligner programme as the only GDP practice in the North East England region 💪🏼⁣

Our very popular Invisalign certified cosmetic dentist @drkareem.dentist 👨‍⚕️will be treating the gorgeous & popular celebrity patient @thenicolegibson 👧 who will be documenting her complete Invisalign journey from start2finish with all the followers 👀 of our social media channels ⁣

We’d love 💖 the opportunity to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted using Invisalign braces in as little as 4 months with no pain & no drama 🎭 ⁣

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⭐️ 𝐔𝐊’𝐬 𝐋𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐍𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐧 𝐃𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬 - 𝐌𝐈𝐒𝐌𝐈𝐋𝐄 ⭐️⁣

We are glad to announce our partnership 🤝 with @mismileuk, the UK’s largest GDP network of Invisalign dentists 💪🏼⁣

With over 2000 smile transformation via Invisalign clear braces system, our association will bring in more benefits to our patients in terms of technological and clinical innovations for their cosmetic dental treatments.⁣

We’d love 💖 the opportunity to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted on as little as 4 months with no pain & no tooth damage!⁣

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🔶𝐌𝐲 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐨𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐫🔶⁣

It’s so common to hear the above statement from our lovely patients who have undergone minimally invasive cosmetic smile enhancement. ⁣

Smiling makes you feel good and has been scientifically proven to make others feel better as well.⁣

This lovely lady was very happy with the results from her Enlighten teeth whitening, single front porcelain veneers and some composite edge bonding. It was a pleasure helping her achieve her smile goals.⁣

Ready to work on your superpower smile? ⁣
Start here: ⁣
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Dentistry is no longer just a case of filling and taking out teeth 🦷 ⁣

Nowadays many people turn to 𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲, or ‘𝐚𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲', as a way of improving their appearance & self confidence 💪🏼besides having a positive impact on their dental health ✅ They do this in the same way they might use new hairstyle.⁣

Such treatments can be used to straighten, lighten, reshape and repair teeth & here at Leven Vale Dental we provide non invasive cosmetic treatments such as composite bonding that is painfree 👏🏼 & requires no drilling 👌🏼 and no injections 👏🏼 and is usually completed in one appointment ✔️⁣

We’d love 💖 the opportunity to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted.⁣

Take the first 🦶step 🦶⁣

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we are so happy to see our patient smiling & recommending us. Our team are constantly learning to constantly improve our customer service and treatment offerings to our patients.
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Beautiful Smile | No injections | No Drilling

This is our popular ABC (Align-Bleach-Contouring) protocol for a non-invasive smile enhancement.

We are now offering free virtual consultation - link in bio
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As May is Mental Health Awareness month (Yes Mental & not Dental!), we will keep posting about the tool and resources on our stories to help you protect your mental health while carrying on with your daily chores.
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Trust 💪is a major factor in choosing a cosmetic dentist.

✅ Join the ever growing number of patients who have chosen to have invisalign with our certified dentists who have treated numerous invisalign cases and not only will make your teeth straight but make your smile pretty ⭐️

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❇️Small change with big difference ❇️

Here is a Smile Transformation that involved placement of cosmetic dental crown on a tooth with large metal filling showing signs of new decay

Large metal fillings on back teeth
📌 usually result in greyish discolouration of the whole tooth
📌 cause micro-cracks in teeth resulting in tooth fracture
📌 may prevent you from flossing properly leading to food entrapment, bad breath & dental decay

If you are looking to get those unsightly metal fillings replaced with natural looking fillings or crowns the please Send us a DM 📥
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✅ Teeth Whitening is one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic dental treatment that we commonly recommend to our patients seeking to improve their smile in the most simple way.

Your smile plays a major role in how you percieve yourslf, as well as in the impressions you make on th epeople around you.

Are you ready 🕒 to enhance your smile with a guaranteed B1 shade in time for Summer ☀️? Let us help you achieve your smile goals in 2021 😁

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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.

Send us a DM to enquire about our range of teeth whitening offers
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Dental trauma & dental disease often have a knock-on effect on 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟-𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞. It’s not uncommon for a dentist to hear that patients don’t smile in public or on photographs due to these issues.⁣

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.⁣

𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘫𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘺 𝘣𝘺 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘶𝘴 𝘢 𝘋𝘔 📥
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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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For patients with emergency dental problems that just cannot wait, NHS England is in the process of creating local Urgent Dental Care hubs (UDCs) across the country & we hope that our dental colleagues will be provided with the required personal protective equipment (PPE)🧥 😷 for the safety of their patients & themselves. ⁣⁣
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Our NHS staff work extremely hard around the clock ⏰ to provide the best possible care for people. At this unprecedented time they are under significant pressure. We all have a responsibility to use our NHS services wisely and to help ensure that those who really need urgent & emergency care in A&E departments can access that care.⁣⁣
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We urge people to take time to look after their dental & general health as best as they could during this Covid19 🦠 lockdown 🔒
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💟 Smile Transformation 💟
Happy Easter People!
Here is a Smile Transformation that involved treatment with minimal preparation porcelain veneers.

Start your smile journey with a DM 📥
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