Swallow Dental Supplies Ltd was established in October 1998 and has seen a lot of change since then. Initially 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 25 members of staff.
Our product range is ever-expanding with high-quality lines to suit your surgical and hygiene needs. We are the leading industry experts in bone augmentation materials, surgical instruments, drapes and consumables, and we offer a wide range of Q-Optics loupes and lights.
Our hygiene range includes innovative PDT hand instruments, with unbeatable long-life stainless steel tips. Our blue®m range of oral care products is developed to prevent and treat oral problems such as periodontitis and peri-implantitis. By delivering active oxygen straight to the wound, healing is facilitated.
We love working with innovative companies that 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 unrivalled customer service and product knowledge.
Our dedicated team include:
Our Managing Director
James and his lovely Excel Surgical customers joined us in 2011 when Excel merged with Swallow Dental.
With a focus on Swallow’s sales and marketing, James has helped to drive the business forward and his friendly face is often found supporting dental events and courses up and down the country.
When he isn’t working, James enjoys spending time with his family, playing football, and supporting Leeds United.
Our Field Sales Representatives
In her spare time, (which is very little) Lorraine is a mum and homemaker, whose hobbies include eating, drinking and sleeping.
For appointments in the south of the UK, please feel free to contact Lorraine directly on 07531 265532 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe joined us in May 2017 as our Q-Optics expert.
Now our Northern Territory Manager, Joe is kept busy travelling across the north of the country meeting all of our lovely customers. He also attends exhibitions and meetings.
When we let him go home, Joe enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
For appointments, please feel free to contact Joe on 07895 749935 or email email@example.com
Sue joined the Swallow Dental team in 2023 as our representative for UK central.
Having started her career as a dental nurse before progressing to practice manager, Sue has enjoyed an impressive 40-year career, during which she has developed a genuine passion for oral health and surgery-related subject matters. Since 1998, Sue’s focus has been dental sales, in which she’s able to call upon her wealth of knowledge to educate and inform others.
When she’s not out on the road visiting practices, Sue loves spending time with her partner, two sons and two beautiful grandchildren. Her hobbies include swimming, visiting the gym and walking her two dogs, Marley and Bonnie.
For appointments, please call Sue on 07354 848 333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Customer Care Team
Azra joined us in May 2022 and has quickly excelled as our Customer Care Manager. She is passionate about recruiting, training and developing our customer care team to deliver exceptional service.
By working closely with other departments she ensures we are meeting our customers' expectations.
Outside of the office, Azra loves nothing more than spending quality time with her family and friends. She also enjoys settling down with a good book, watching Netflix or grabbing a roller for a spot of decorating.
Rachel has been a welcome addition to our Customer Care team since 2021.
Along with answering all our customer queries, Rachel is also part of our Q-Optics Loupes Specialist team, processing your Loupes orders to get them to you as soon as they arrive.
When not kept busy in the office, Rachel can be seen touring the country in her beloved motorhome.
Anna joined the Swallow Dental family in 2021 and quickly settled into her role within the Customer Care team.
As well as answering customer calls, Anna is our specialist when it comes to QuickSleeper and is the point of contact for all our courses.
Away from the office, Anna enjoys nothing more than spending time with her family, dog walking and a good Top Gear binge.
When she’s not busy helping out our customers, Sarah loves watching all things Disney and Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
She also delights in exploring new and exciting places and spending time with her pug, Frank.
Ema joined the team in July 2015 as part of our Customer Care Team.
She is kept busy answering queries both on the phone, via email and on our website, and is our equipment and bluem® specialist.
In her free time, Ema enjoys participating in amateur dramatic productions, Zumba, and spending time with her lovely fiance and beautiful baby daughters.
Ema is currently on maternity leave.
Our Finance Team
Annie joined Swallow in September 2018 and quickly found her feet managing the Finance team.
Mostly working with the directors to keep us in the black, you're not likely to come across Annie at shows or on the phone but she knows how to work a spreadsheet.
In her free time, Annie enjoys going to gigs and travelling.
Faisal became a member of our Customer Care Team in 2022 and has since moved to our finance team. He handles credit control, forecasting, and taking customer card payments over the phone.
During his downtime, he enjoys online gaming and a frame or two of snooker. He’s also a fan of horror films and eating out with family and friends.
Our Purchasing Manager
Adam joined the Swallow team in November 2018.
He manages our purchasing department, dealing with supplier relationships, contracts and orders. He also takes care of our pricing strategy with our fantastic products.
When Adam's not sourcing the best products in the dental market, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and watching his beloved Bradford City play footie.
Our Warehouse Team
Helen joined us in 2013 and has progressed to become our Warehouse/Purchasing Manager.
When she is away from her desk, Helen likes travelling, real ales, long walks, and can challenge anyone on their Harry Potter knowledge - Harry Potter Geeks Represent!
Andrew joined Swallow Dental Supplies in 2007.
He is a whizz in the Warehouse, making sure all our parcels go out of the door looking as wonderful as possible.
During his time off he enjoys spending time with his son, going mountain biking around Yorkshire, playing video games and watching films.
Ian joined our Warehouse team in January 2018 to allow the current Warehouse team time to breathe. They are a busy team, after all, ensuring your parcels go out correctly and as quickly as possible.
In his spare time, Ian enjoys playing his guitar, rocking out at a gig, supporting Bradford City, and keeping fit & healthy.
Di joined our warehouse team in 2019 as more support was needed.
She is officially one of the most lovely people you will ever meet, and we are thrilled that she is part of the Swallow Dental family.
Outside of the office, Di enjoys driving and listening to eighties music. She's also a massive Toyah Willcox fan and has collected all of her records since the age of 16.
Stuart joined us in 2020.
When not being kept busy in the warehouse, Stuart enjoys listening to rock music, especially seeing Iron Maiden in concert, and visiting Florida - he loves the theme parks at Halloween!
Dave became part of the Swallow family in 2021 and quickly settled into life in the warehouse.
Outside of work, Dave is an avid collector of vinyl records and enjoys reading Batman & Marvel graphic novels. Most weekends, he can be found out walking with family or friends or playing the uke (he tells us badly, but we're sure he's pretty good).
Our HR & Office Manager
Ben joined Swallow in 2006 and is now our Operations Manager looking after everything from HR & IT to Regulatory affairs.
Out of the office Ben enjoys frolicking and being sarcastic. In that order. And not always outside of the office...
Our Marketing Team
Matt is our Marketing Manager and also manages the PDT agency in Europe.
He takes care of our digital and print marketing, as well as organising events.
Away from the office, Matt, an avid Liverpool fan, enjoys football, mountain biking and walks in the country with his miniature sausage dog.
Lauren joined us in October 2013 and is a key member of our Digital Marketing team.
Out of the office, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family, walking her Jack Russell “Jack” in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, and is an expert sheep rescuer.
Richard is our expert Graphic Designer and an invaluable member of the Marketing team.
Outside of the office, Richard enjoys listening to music, riding his motorbike, attempting to grow Bonsai trees, and trying to rescue the local mouse population from his cats!
We are all here to help. Call us on 01535 656312 if you need anything. Even if you can't find the product on our website, chances are we will be able to source it for you.