This Page is for prospective foundation dentists

Welcome to Llantarnam Dental Practice. Here at Llantarnam, we are an enthusiastic and motivated team who will offer consistent support throughout your year. When you’re part of our team, you’re a member for life and we will always be a phonecall away for ongoing support (or just a catch up!).


The Trainer

Tim Harker is the Practice owner & Educational Supervisor at Llantarnam Dental. The 3 surgeries are kept busy with 2 part-time associates, one of which is a specialist orthodontist, and a therapist. 

Tim is well qualified to be an ES, having obtained a Diploma in General Dental Practice and a PG Cert. in Medical Education. He is actively involved in dental politics both locally with Gwent LDC, and nationally as a director of the BDA. He enjoys the supervising & mentoring aspect of being a Dental Foundation Trainer, particularly when he can pass on the ‘tips of the trade’ that he has picked up over the years 

What Previous FD’s say..

You were an amazing trainer and I felt so lucky to have you!

Caroline Smith

I’d pick you again! I had an amazing year and cannot thank you enough for all you taught me- miss you guys so much!

Dominque Jones

Newport and East wales Scheme

Take a look at the Newport and East wales page on the HEIW website from clicking the link below, scroll to the end to watch a testmonial from one of our previous FD’s Caroline.

A little insight to us…

Our practice is located a small commute away from Cardiff, a fun and vibrant city! We’re also lucky enough to be located directly opposite Cwmbran boating lake where staff often take a lunch time walk. We have a wide patient base of NHS and Private patients. Our orthodontist Toni works weekly at our practice and is always available to pop through for orthodontic opinions. We have recently started offering invisalign at our practice and have two iTERO scanners. You would also have access to our Microscope, Panoral Machine as well as a wide range of materials and gadgets.

Get to Know us Some more