Dentacast of Exeter was started in July 1964 by Viv Wollen, his brother Roy and Ken Snowden, both Viv and Ken had previously worked at the Exeter Dental Laboratory (EDL), Roy had come from a background in sales as a Sales Excecutive with J. Lyons and Co.
The trio started Dentacast with Viv and Ken as Technicial Directors and Roy as Financial and Marketing Director. Viv's experience with Vitallium goes back to 1958 when Vitallium was first introduced into the UK, when Viv was chosen to be the first acreddited Vitallium franchise manager for the west of England. We were unfortunately victim of the economic climate in the middle of 2011 and were lucky enough to re-start the company as Dentacast.co.uk on the 15th of july 2011.
Jeremy Wollen, Viv's son, joined in 1965 straight from school as an indentured apprentice, then becoming a Director of the company in 1972 and then Managing Director in 1988 when Viv retired. Jeremy's son and of course Viv's grandson joined the company officially in 1993, he became our current Technical Director in 2005. Dan studied Dental Technology at the UWIC in Cardiff and has been on numerous courses specialising in Denture Aesthetics, and is a Schottlander Enigma System,a Myerson and a Shera accredited Technician. Jeremy's Wife and Dan's mum Sue is our current Financial Director.
Jerry and Sue
Dan and Becky
As well as our acreddited technical team we have Becky, Dan's wife who runs our admin side of things.
We supply to Surgeries and Laboratories alike throughout the UK and Ireland, we also export to places like Africa, the Middle East and the Carribean.
Our Managing Director Jerry say's "Although we could use a cheaper alternative to the Vitallium system, probably the most expensive available, we have resolutely used it since my Father Viv started with it in 1958, because it is definitely the best for consistent surgeon and patient satisfaction. It should be noted that Vitallium is 100% hypo-allergenic, please ask for a certificate to give to your patients."