Ever wondered how we became the largest dental laboratory in the UK? Trust us, it did not happen overnight; as each acquisition made has been strategically planned and executed to develop Swift’s overall reach – and not to mention over a 35-year period.

We are the UK’s largest dental laboratory group consisting of 6 national-based sites (see map below); combining a total of 28 laboratories, which we have acquired throughout the years. The Swift Dental family is located across the length and breadth of the UK – and we are looking to expand the group even further…

RD Laboratory – Dunfermline, Fife

Acquired in late 2019, RD Laboratory now offer digital dentistry to all of their clinicians around the UK. We acquired RD Laboratory in to strengthen our position in the Scottish marketplace, and to broaden our logistical reach. We have been able to provide security and development for the team in place. They are a well-established full-service dental laboratory with over 35 years’ experience; offering all aspects of dental lab work from single NHS units to private full mouth rehabilitations.

Wearside Dental Services – Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

Wearside was acquired in mid-2019 as a production facility in this area was key for further growth and to strengthen our North East logistical reach. Wearside has been serving clinicians around the North East for more than 25 years, and they were a Prosthetic-only laboratory, also providing Implant and Orthodontic services; since acquisition, with the support of the group, they are now a full-service dental laboratory.

Swift Dental Group – Bolton, Greater Manchester

Swift Dental was established in 1984 and has since evolved into the UK’s largest and most successful dental laboratory group, employing over 300 dedicated team members nationwide – we are true pioneers of digital dentistry.

Waters Edge Ceramics joined the Swift Dental Group back in 2013 and relocated into our main Swift facility in 2015. Waters Edge was predominantly an Implant dental laboratory, renowned for providing high-end Porcelain and Prosthetics restorations.

RC Hayes Crown & Bridge Dental Laboratories was a highly regarded and renowned Crown & Bridge laboratory; they joined the group in 2016 and relocated later that year into our Bolton facility.

Bought out of administration, Acodent Dental Technology Centre was a full-service laboratory with a large well-established team in place. Acodent joined the Swift family in 2014, later relocating in the Swift facility in Bolton in 2015.

Malcolm Gill joined the Swift Group in 2017 and relocated into the Swift facility in Bolton. This was a full-service laboratory and integrated perfectly into the group.

Castle Ceramics Dental Laboratory joined the Swift Group in 2017 and relocated into the Swift facility in Bolton, providing Crown & Bridge services.

Northern Dental Lab (Dental Ceramics & Orthodontics Laboratory) Joined the Swift Group in 2017 and was a Crown and Bridge and Orthodontic Laboratory, they relocated into the Swift Bolton facility.

Maurice Hood Dental Laboratory – Oldbury, West Midlands

Maurice Hood Dental Laboratory is a full-service laboratory specialising in Prosthetics and has been supplying quality work to clinicians around the United Kingdom since 1966.

Alphadent is a successful Worcestershire based highly commendable laboratory which joined the group in late 2019; thus, marking our 28th acquisition overall. They have since moved into Maurice Hoods’s premises, adding further expertise and value to their Prosthetic and Chrome Cobalt departments.

Greening Dentech, a specialised Crown & Bridge dental laboratory that joined the group back in 2017, since joining Greening have relocated into our Maurice Hood facility.

Monarch Dental Services – Barnett, London

North London based Monarch Dental Services joined the group in late 2017 – since their inception in 1980, Monarch has retained a reputation for producing work of a very high standard and delivering the best value and exceptional service, making it the number one choice for many clinicians.

Phoenix Dental Castings – Exeter, Devon

Phoenix Dental Castings are a full-service laboratory and have been working with clinicians for over 30 years; Phoenix joined the Swift Dental family in 2018 and is a team of over 20 technicians.

We want to further extend our geographical footprint whilst retaining skilled, experienced technicians within the business allowing each laboratory to grow with the support of the group.

At Swift Dental Group, we recognise one size does not fit all, and we understand that everyone has different needs from selling their business. There are many reasons people could be looking at other opportunities and Swift will take all of these into consideration when discussing a potential acquisition with you.

You will retain your brand whilst being under the umbrella of the Swift Dental Group, giving your customers an increased service offering; utilising the access to the latest technologies of digital dentistry, and production methods.

So, if you are a dental laboratory owner who is considering their future, but not sure how to move forward into the ever-changing world of digital dentistry, then have an informal chat with our Acquisitions Director, Marie O’Neill on 07787 831240 or email marie@swiftdental.co.uk