Rob Taggart has been a Dental Technician for over 37 years. He set up the laboratory with his wife, Sandra, in 2003, and they have gone through many changes over the years. Now located on Rosehill Industrial Estate, Carlisle, there is a modern, open-plan Dental Laboratory and a new Denture Clinic, opened in 2018. All technicians are GDC registered and have undergone extensive training, the laboratory has DAMAS accreditation and is registered with the Dental Laboratory Association and British Bite Mark. In August 2018, Rob gained a Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh following two years’ study at UCLAN, Preston.

Working from the newly equipped Denture Clinic, Rob can use his technical experience and newly gained clinical qualification to provide Quality Bespoke Dentures direct to the public. As a Clinical Dental Technician, he can provide full dentures direct to the public, working on prescription from a dentist when remaining teeth are still present, as stated in the GDC’s Scope of Practice.

The laboratory’s aim is to provide an excellent product backed by a quality service – technicians are trained in BPS/IDenture, Gerber and Swiss Denture Concept and great emphasis is placed on education. The in-house training plan will see a third Apprentice Dental Technician qualify in 2020.

Rob Taggart comments – “Although we have many years of experience between us, we continue to develop our skills, attending courses on a regular basis. This allows us to keep up to date with new trends and the latest technology. We are fortunate to have the use of a training room on site, ideal for seminars for all Dentists and DCPs alike, and have had great success with previous events. We have three drivers collecting work daily throughout Cumbria and South West Scotland, and we also provide freepost labels for those practices further afield. You can find lab sheets and freepost labels in the Download section and if you are interested in any of our services or future seminars, just call for more information”.






“During 2010 my dentist Mr Noel Perkins and his technician, Mr Robert Taggart made and fitted me with new Gerber Dentures. The dentures are very comfortable and hold in place without the need for adhesive cream. The quality and looks are excellent and are comparable to natural teeth.”





“Thank you for my new top set of teeth, I can now smile and have confidence again. The new teeth are great they don’t look false at all! Thank you again.”





“I have been working with Rob for almost five years, having excellent results. His work is at the highest standard and I am very pleased with it. Rob and his team are very friendly and helpful and when I have difficulties are always there to help sort them out.Rob is very dynamic and flexible, adjusting his work to my needs. I am confident that he can meet different requirements that dentists may haveI highly recommend Rob’s lab.”





“I have worked with Rob for nearly twenty years, and I would never consider using anyone else; his work is excellent, and in addition he is knowledgeable, approachable and helpful. Over the last ten years Rob has assisted me in making many implant retained dentures, and I my patients have always been delighted with the results. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rob to anyone looking for a dental technician.”