We are a dental laboratory that incorporates advanced technologies with outstanding service and fair pricing.
I began my Dental technology career in 1975 by attending the Dental Technology program at San Francisco City College. I graduated in 1977 and worked in several laboratories in Northern California over the next 10 years. During this time, I gained extensive laboratory experience by mastering all laboratory fabrication techniques.
In 1987 I started my own laboratory, Next to Nature, located in Gilroy, California. I continued my education by attending and studying advanced esthetic techniques from many of the top ceramic masters from Europe. During this period, I was invited to partner with a top European ceramic manufacturer and developed a national reputation as a top educator and product developer.
In 1996, I began the next phase of my dental career by joining a nationally recognized esthetic laboratory in Northern California as Vice President of Technical Training and Research and Development. During this time I was instrumental in the training and development of numerous successful product releases, while also teaching and lecturing extensively in North America, Europe and Asia.
Leveraging my experience over the last 34 years, I partnered with and co-founded Allure Dental Studio, in Tracy California, with Frank Charles Pope III. Together we share over 64 years of combined laboratory experience. Our vision is to build a high quality laboratory with a focus on Esthetics, Implants and Technology. We recognize that continued education with our doctors is a vital element in a long lasting relationship and successful partnership.
A nationally and internationally recognized digital expert, from the very beginning of the digital revolution I have been at the forefront of digital dental technology for the last 18 years. As the Vice President of Research and Development of the 4th largest laboratory group utilizing multiple design platforms with a wide rage of milling and 3d printing technologies, I designed and built one of the first digital highwaysconnecting laboratories across the United States and Canada. Having successfully produced hundreds of thousands digital restorations across a wide range of technologies and leveraging my extensive digital expertise, I have brought this forward thinking mentality into what we do at Allure Dental Studio.
I am currently a sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). In 2010, I became a certified 3shape trainer, and Allure Dental Studio was certified as a training facility.
I enjoy spending time with my family at the beach and coastal redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Photography, surfing and camping are just a few of the activities I engage in outside of work.