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 18 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 Q-Optics loupes and lights. Our hygiene range of course includes the innovative PDT range, with unbeatable long life stainless steel tips. Our Blue®M range of oral care products are 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 who 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  

Paul H

Paul 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, polishing his new motorbike (Norton Commando 961se – wow) or taking apart his vintage motorbike (a 1974 Norton Commando 850MkIIA).

Debbie  

Debbie

Debbie joined us in 2003. Now working part-time, she aids the Human Resources & Regulatory Affairs team, as well as helping Vicki manage the PDT agency in Europe. When Debbie isn't busy keeping the house of Swallow in order, she enjoys painting and gardening.

James  

James

James and his lovely Excel Surgical customers joined us in 2011. Excel has now merged with Swallow Dental with James as a Director. 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 family, and being repeatedly disappointed by his beloved Leeds United.

vicki

 

Vicki

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 out side work Vicki is kept busy looking after her family. Any time left over she spends running, cycling and cooking. Though not at the same time as that can get messy.

Ben  

Ben

Ben joined Swallow in 2007 and having progressed from stock controller to designer, is now our Office and HR Manager. He also helps out our marketing team occasionally when deadlines are tight. Out of the office Ben enjoys frolicking and being sarcastic. In that order. And not always outside of the office...

Andrew  

Andrew 

Andrew joined Swallow Dental Supplies in 2007. He is currently our Stock Manager and also makes 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.

Helen  

Helen

Helen joined us in 2013 and is a vital member of the finance team, looking after purchase ledgers. 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!

lauren

 

Lauren

Lauren joined us in October 2013, initially to support the Sales & Marketing Team. Lauren 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.

ema  

Emma

Emma joined the team in July 2015 as our Customer Relations expert. She is kept busy answering queries both on the phone, via email and our website, and is our Equipment and Bluem Specialist. In her free time Emma enjoys participating in amateur dramatic productions, zumba, and spending time with her lovely fiance.

Joe  

Joe

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.

Lorraine  

Lorraine

Lorraine has been in the dental industry for over 15 years. She joined Swallow Dental in May 2017 and is currently covering 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.

Ian  

Ian

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.

Gabby  

Gabby

Gabrielle joined us in August 2018. She impressed everyone quickly and is a vital part of our Customer Support team. Out of work she likes to stare at pictures of Beyoncé.

Annie  

Annie

Annie In September 2018 Annie joined Swallow 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  

Adam

Adam joined the Finance team in November 2018. He mostly makes sure everyone pays their bills on time (especially the staff with their Blue®M orders!). When he's not charging us interest on our toothpaste he enjoys spending time with his fiance and watching his beloved Bradford City play footie.

Di  

Di

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.

Leah  

Leah

Leah is an integral part of the Q-Optics and Customer Service team. Leah 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.

 

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.