About Us

TECHCERAM can support labs through our in-house research and development lab TTC. Having DAMAS accreditation means we can support Labs both technically and practically. Our knowledge is based on research we have carried out with equipment and material experimentation, meaning our technical team can provide advice on techniques, materials and equipment; often instantly because we have already tested procedures. This provides you with confidence when ordering materials and equipment.
Additionally, we offer a support service. If in the rare instance your equipment malfunctions, or if you experience a sudden glut of work we can provide back up services. This enables your business to deliver to your dental clients, as promised.

Meet the team

Richard Charnock
Lab Manager

Richard has worked at Techceram since the turn of the century, becoming Lab Manager in 2009. Richard has extensive experience on various CAD CAM systems and has undergone training both here at Techceram and also at our Open System CAD/CAM partner locations.

Gemma Hunter
Experienced on crown & bridge & CAD/CAM

Gemma joined TTC in 2010 where she has developed her skills in crown & bridge work mainly working with the e.max system, Lava and Zircad substructures. Gemma is now fully trained on ExoCAD and HyperDENT CAM software.

Damian Pittam
Quality and Production Manager

Damian Pittam is quality and production manager and is well known by those dental lab customers who purchase CAD/CAM disc materials, Techsil Paste, Techsil Liquid, CS Press Investment or Tech Di Paste. Damian also books in TTC work and helps with despatch.

Phil Evans
Technical Director

Dr Phil Evans, PhD from Leeds University for work on alumina-zirconia ceramic. He has been technical director of Techceram and TTC Ltd and was UK British Standards Institute (BSI) expert for dental ceramics from 1996 – 2006. He currently fulfills both Managing Director and Technical Director roles for Techceram & TTC Ltd.

Rod Parkin
Company Secretary

Rod Parkin is company secretary for Techceram and TTC. Rod brings with him a wealth of experience from his days with Midland Bank. Rod deals with all financial matters and is well known by customer and suppliers alike for his dry Yorkshire sense of humour.

Matt Harrison
Marketing Executive

Matt Harrison is the marketing executive at Techceram, usually the first point of contact for anyone getting in touch with Techceram. He is in charge of producing bespoke flyers and other marketing material for our customer labs to help build their business and enhance their profitability. Matt is now also supporting Richard with the installation and support of the hardware & software.

TECHCERAM is ISO9001:2008 accredited and is committed to product innovation and customer service.

  • Our first breakthrough was when Techceram developed and patented a unique flame spray process to manufacture Alumina single unit ceramic substructures, which subsequently had Vita Alpha or Techceram Flex-Al dental porcelains applied to make dental restorations such as crowns, onlays and veneers. This Technology replaced the metal base layers which had been used traditionally.
  • Due to advances in technology Techceram opted to discontinue the production of the flame spray technology and transfer through to CAD/CAM manufacturing processes in 2009.
  • Techceram trades through TTC Ltd our in-house dental research and development laboratory, which has full DAMAS accreditation. TTC now supply over 200 Dental Laboratories in the UK with ceramic, polymer and metallic restoration options.

 

  • TTC uses CAD/CAM technology to manufacture coloured zirconia frameworks for single and multiple unit restorations e.g. crowns and bridges. TTC are working with various manufacturers to provide optimal solutions for frameworks & full contour zirconia restorations.
  • TTC has a well established reputation for the manufacture of E.max pressable crowns, onlays, inlays and veneer restorations.
  • TTC now provides Vita Enamic and Lava Ultimate ceramic polymer based restorations.
  • 2012 was a big year for Techceram as we linked up with Renishaw to allow our customer base access to Laser PFM Chrome Cobalt frameworks. Development work is on-going to produce milled cobalt chrome frameworks sintered in the Nabatherm cobalt chrome furnace.