Dental Tech Group History
It all started back in the 1970s when Brian and Mary Mahon set up a small laboratory and denture clinic in Willington in Templeogue. In 1993, they build a large custom conversion and Brian left Trinity Dublin Dental School after 26 years as a Senior technician, to set up Dentaltech Ltd with Mary, who had just completed her BESS degree (Business Economics and Social Studies) in Trinity after returning to college as a Mature Student. Only 2 years later they had to move to a larger premises due to the success of the business.
In 2001, I joined the team. Having completed my degree is Social Science and with working experience from prestigious advertising companies in New York to high end revolving door manufacturers in Ireland, the goal was clear to me then; growth, job creation and sustainability. And by 2007 Dental Tech Group not only had again outgrown its surroundings but also had grown to 17 employees.
The goal changed though over time when we realized we were naturally creating jobs and impacting our teams lives when we really focused on our patients quality of life and improving that through our dental and denture services; our team had the same passion and desire as we did. Access was a key fundamental as many people could come to us but there was a huge number of people who couldn’t make it to us, or anyone for that matter, and so we devised, over time, a way to ensure access to everyone. We simply bring our teams and our equipment to people, to our patients and we carry out the dental and denture treatments in the comfort of their own homes and in nursing homes. That way everyone has access to an improved quality of life. After all our mouth is the window to the rest of the body and a healthy mouth has a positive impact on our overall health.
Dental Tech Group is paving the way for a new model in dentistry and how services are delivered to people across the growing sector of nursing homes and corporate employee services in Ireland.
I am proud to say that Dental Tech Group has now over 30 employees, set up mobile dental service to nursing homes (2012), set up the denture clinics in Wexford (2015), Waterford (2016) and Kildare (2017), set up the home care service for Dublin and surrounding counties (2018) gained Business Excellence Award for the Best team (2010), shortlisted for EMEA Business Excellence Award for Best Manufacturer/ Wholesaler (2016) and Irish Dentistry Awards for Best Dental Lab (2012) and was the overall Winner of the All-Star Small Business Award (2018). We are also really proud to announce we are All-Star Business Award Finalists this year (2019), May 2nd we will be at The Croke Park in Dublin to compete for the first place again.
All Ireland Business Summit Picture Conor McCabe PhotographyI personally qualified as an Engage and Grow Coach in 2017 to promote employee engagement, our team are so important to us and to our future, and I was delighted to be accredited with the All-Star Thought Leader in Community Health (Dental) in 2018 at Croke Park for the work we do in nursing homes.
We hope you enjoy our services as much as we enjoy offering them to you. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Co-owner & Managing Director