About Us

Swallow Dental Supplies Ltd was established in October 1998 and has seen a lot of change since then. Originally run single handed by Dr Paul Harrison, and selling just the Fortoss range of Bone Augmentation products that he helped to develop, Swallow has now grown to employ 13 members of staff.

Our product range is ever expanding with high quality products to suit your surgical and hygiene needs. We are the leading industry experts in Bone Augmentation materials, surgical instruments, drapes and consumables, and offer a wide range of loupes and lights. Our hygiene range of course includes the innovative PDT range, with unbeatable long life stainless steel tips, along with Scorpion Ultrasonic Scaling tips. We love working with both of these companies as they listen to their customers and endeavour to make their working lives easier.

Everything that Swallow offers fits in with our company ethos to supply only high quality products at reasonable prices, supported by un-rivalled customer service and product knowledge. 

Our dedicated office team include:




Paul Harrison has worked in the field of biomaterials development since the 1980's. As well as running Swallow, he also lectures on the subject of biomaterials on an international basis. In his free time (of which there seems to be very little) he enjoys running, hopping and skipping when he isn't spending time sailing, looking at his new motorbike (Norton Commando 961se – wow) or taking apart his vintage motorbike (a 1974 Norton Commando 850MkIIA).



Debbie Harrison, joined us part-time in 2003 when a dedicated person was needed for our stock control. Now in 2009 her role has progressed to looking after Human Resources, Regulatory Affairs and the Schools and Hospitals in the local region, offering sharpening talks to Hygiene and Therapy students. When Debbie isn't busy keeping the house of Swallow in order, she enjoys painting people, flower arranging and playing tunes on the piano.



James Weller and his lovely Excel Surgical customers joined us in 2011. Excel and Swallow now work as one company, and James is now a Director of Swallow Dental. James is helping to drive the business forward with his expert knowledge of loupes and lights. His friendly face is often found supporting surgical courses up and down the country. In his spare time James enjoys home-making with his better half Laura and little lad Sam, and being repeatedly disappointed by his beloved Leeds United.




Vicki Nunns has worked with Swallow since 1999. Vicki looks after our website and the PDT product range, as well as organising our exhibitons. In her time out side work Vicki is kept busy looking after her two kids Josh and Sophie and her husband Ian. Any time left over she spends running and cooking. Though not at the same time as that can get messy.



Christine Dunn has been part of the team since 2003 after emigrating from sunny Scotland. Christine is in charge of the accounts/finance and also has extensive product knowledge. She is proud Mummy to Finlay and enjoys her family time. Hobbies, when she finds the time, cooking, reading and cycling.



Ben Harrison joined the family empire in 2007 to take over from our previous stock controller. He now looks after all design work, website maintenance, social media jobs and computer maintenance. When unshackled from his desk Ben can be found playing with his daughter Mollie or sampling the finest ales & whiskeys around.

Andrew and jamie  


Andrew Featherstone joined Swallow Dental Supplies in 2007. He is currently our stock controller and also makes sure all our parcels go out of the door looking as wonderful as possible. During his time off he enjoys going mountain biking around Yorkshire, playing video games and watching films.




Helen Hall joined us in 2013. She splits her time between finance and customer support - answering the growing number of incoming calls and processing your orders. When she is away from her desk, Helen likes to sample real ales and go for walks in the countryside whilst searching for new and exciting experiences.




Lauren Bolland joined us in October 2013 to support the Sales & Marketing Team.  Lauren's friendly voice will be at the end of the line when you call in to the office as well as looking after our Facebook pages (Swallow Dental and PDT UK). Lauren is also our Bluem expert, and will happily chat about this great product to any of our customers. Out of the office Lauren enjoys hitting the gym so that she can eat more puddings with her husband Stephen and is an expert sheep rescuer.



Emma Thompson joined the sales and marketing team in July 2015. Emma is kept busy answering your calls, emails and processing your sales orders as well as looking after our Twitter. In her free time Emma enjoys participating in productions in amateur dramatic productions. She has just bought her first house with her lovely fiance Rick and is a welcome addition to the Swallow team.



Becky Owens She's back! After a two year break from all things Swallow, Becky just couldn't stay away any longer, and we couldn't be more thrilled to welcome her back. Becky returned to the fold in November 2015 to support the Finance team, and she is already proving invaluable. Out of the office Becky enjoys a good pub quiz in the local, and is also working on her Keith Lemon impersonation skills.

 We are all here to help. Call us on 01535 656312 if you need anything. Even if we don't sell the product you want we can usually point you in the right direction.