Welcome to your local professional denturist

Meet our team at Southbourne Grove

Tim Foster
Dip CDT RCS(Eng) 2011, BTEC HNC, RDT

GDC:145700 1991
Practice Principal/Clinical Dental Technician

Originally from Derbyshire, Tim is Southbourne Grove Denture Clinic’s founder, Principal and practice Owner.

Tim founded TF Dental Prosthetics Ltd, which opened in 1996 as a denture laboratory. Due to the high quality of work produced, this has resultingly become one of the largest and most respected independent dental laboratories in the Essex area and beyond, serving both dental practices and the local community.

Upon further Qualifying as a Clinical Dental Technician(CDT) at the Royal College of Surgeons in 2011 – Tim opened our Denture Clinic here in Southbourne Grove in April 2011 – providing Specialist Prosthetic support from manufacture through to fitment; ensuring complete customer satisfaction.

Tim prides himself in putting the patient first and at ease, offering bespoke dentures, personalised to the patient’s individual requirements, using his highly developed skills which have been carefully honed over 30+years of specialist prosthetic manufacture.

Tim has 3 grown up children – enjoys walking and other outdoor activities in his down time. He is a keen football and cricket enthusiast both as a spectator and a player, following Derby County and Derbyshire CC.

Damian Harington
CDT RCSEd 2022

GDC:163549 2008
Clinical Dental Technician

Damian Harington Clinical Dental Technician with 20 Years of Experience | South Essex

Welcome to my profile! I’m Damian, a dedicated and skilled Clinical Dental Technician with over two decades of combined experience in the dental field. I bring 3 years of experience as a Clinical Dental Technician, coupled with an impressive 17-year background as a dental technician. Based in the picturesque region of South Essex, I have honed my craft to provide exceptional dental solutions that combine artistry, science, and personalised care.

Expertise: With a solid foundation of 20 years in the dental industry, my journey began as a dental technician, where I developed a deep understanding of the technical intricacies that underpin outstanding dental care. Building upon that, I have spent the past 3 years as a Clinical Dental Technician, specialising in creating and fitting dental appliances that are not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing.

Continuous Learning: Recently, I achieved a significant milestone in my career by obtaining a distinction from the prestigious University of Central Lancashire. This qualification reflects my commitment to continuous learning and staying at the forefront of advancements in dental care, ensuring that my patients receive the highest standard of treatment.

Passion: Dentistry is not just a profession for me; it’s a passion. I thrive on the opportunity to transform smiles and improve the quality of life for individuals. My dedication to helping patients regain their confidence through comfortable and natural-looking dental solutions is the driving force behind my work.

Artistry meets Science: My journey as a Clinical Dental Technician has been a fusion of artistry and science. From crafting custom dentures, to offering expert advice on oral health, I approach each case with meticulous attention to detail and a creative touch, ensuring that every patient receives tailored solutions that align with their needs and preferences.

Patient-Centred Care: One size does not fit all when it comes to dental care. I believe in building strong relationships with my patients, taking the time to understand their concerns and aspirations. This approach allows me to deliver solutions that not only restore oral function but also enhance the overall well-being of my patients.

South Essex Community: Proudly based in the vibrant South Essex area, I am deeply connected to the local community. I consider it a privilege to serve my neighbours and contribute to their oral health and overall happiness.
If you’re seeking a seasoned Clinical Dental Technician who blends years of experience, academic achievement, and compassionate care, look no further. Contact me to embark on a journey towards a healthier and more confident smile.

Jo Reid RDN
NEBDN 1995

GDC:106066 1995
Practice Manager

Jo’s Dental Nursing career started in 1991.

Upon qualifying as an RDN (Registered Dental Nurse) in 1995, Jo worked in the City of London, where she gained invaluable experience, assisting highly regarded dentists specialising in Dental Implants, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics and also those with a passion for Conservative dentistry.

Upon returning to the local area, Jo accepted a position at a dental practice, where, as well as working full time, she initially worked evenings and weekends at a Dental Implant clinic, maintaining her skills as an Implant Surgical Nurse, before focusing on her full time role. She remained dedicated to this dental practice for over 22 years. It was Jo’s comprehensive experience, eye for detail and exceptional knowledge, combined with the passion she has for patient care, respect for her peers, process and procedure which led to her promotion through the ranks to the level of Practice Manager.

Jo came to us at Southbourne Grove Denture Clinic in 2021 and is our Practice Manager. Whilst also managing our dental lab (TF Dental), Jo also assists in our clinic, bringing her experience to the field of Dental Prosthetics. Jo has a high standard of professionalism, meticulous organisation and has exemplary compassion and understanding to both her peers’ and patients’ needs. We are very fortunate to have her as a member of our team.

Jo is married and is mum to 3 beautiful boys – enjoys walking, listening to 80’s music and photography.

Arrange your consultation
Consultations can be arranged directly or by referral from your dentist if required. Please call CDT Tim Foster at Southbourne Grove Dental Clinic Ltd in Westcliff-on-Sea today.

01702 345 648