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 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 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 his beloved Leeds United.
Our Field Sales Representatives
Lorraine has been in the dental industry for over 15 years. She joined Swallow Dental in May 2017 and is currently covering the south of the UK focusing on Q-Optics Loupes, EthOss and PDT. 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 email@example.com
Joe joined us in May 2017 as our Q-Optics expert. We have kept him busy travelling the length and breadth of the country meeting all of our lovely new Q-Optics customers, as well as attending many an exhibition and meeting. Joe is also a key member of the Customer Support team. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Customer Service Team
Leah is an integral part of the Q-Optics and Customer Service team.
She keeps us all amused with her strange eating habits (feel free to ask her what is essential on a Chinese meal).
Outside of the office, Leah likes a good karaoke session and a Netflix series.
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 Service team.
Away from the office, Anna enjoys nothing more than spending time with her family, dog walking and a good Top Gear binge.
Emma joined the team in July 2015 as part of our Customer Care Team.
Currently on maternity leave, we hope to welcome Emma back in 2023.
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 his beloved 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 would ever meet, and we are thrilled that she joined us.
Outside of the office, Di enjoys Tai-chi and loves driving and chilling out to music.
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!
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 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.
Adam joined the Finance team in November 2018.
As our Purchasing/Purchase Ledger Assistant, he mostly looks after supplier invoicing, placing orders with our suppliers and managing supplier relationships.
When he'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.
Gabby joined us in August 2018.
She impressed everyone quickly, initially as part of the Customer Care team, but now as our Sales Ledger Assistant; looking after credit control and customer accounts.
Gabby has recently achieved a First-Class Degree from Bradford University and is now taking on a PhD whilst working for us part-time; making us all super proud.
She is also an avid Beyoncé fan.
Jana made our Finance team complete in August 2021.
As our Finance Assistant, she looks after banking and all things related to customer payments. So you are likely to reach the lovely Jana on our Finance hotline, if you have an account query or need to make a payment over the phone.
She also helps out with some accountancy fun as part of the production of the monthly accounts.
Jana is originally from Slovakia, so likes to visit home as often as she can but also enjoys travelling to lots of other destinations worldwide (both COVID dependent). She also enjoys reading and dining out with her friends.
Our Marketing Team
Vicki has worked with Swallow since 1999.
Vicki is our Marketing Manager and also manages the PDT agency in Europe.
Vicki is our in-house PDT expert, as well as organising and attending our exhibitions. In her time outside work, Vicki is kept busy looking after her family. Any time left over she spends running, cycling and wild swimming. Though not at the same time as that can get messy.
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, baking us amazing brownies, and is an expert sheep rescuer.
Lauren is currently on Maternity Leave, but we look forward to welcoming her back soon!
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!
Matt is the newest member of our Marketing team, having joined in 2021.
He takes care of our digital marketing and SEO.
Away from the office, Matt, an avid Liverpool fan, enjoys football, mountain biking and walks in the country with his miniature sausage dog.
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.