Airplane licensed pilot, Dr. Scott Bridges DMD, discusses his volunteer work with Smiles from the Heart clinic providing free dental care for those in need. As a dentist who has started various practices, Dr. Bridges advises that you should not start a practice directly out of school, but rather find an associate position to learn business operations and diverse your experience. Dr. Bridges shares other valuable tips for running your practice.
Keating Dental: A Full Service Dental Laboratory
Can a laboratory add value to a dental practice . . . most definitely! Keating Dental Arts is an award-winning, full service dental laboratory located in Irvine, California. Established in 2002, Keating Dental Arts strives to do business with this simple thought in mind: to add value to your dental practice.
Keating Dental Arts Mission Statement
Our mission at Keating Dental Arts is to provide only the highest quality dental restorations delivered in a timely fashion, with attentive, customer service.
We strive to provide the perfect blend of technical expertise, personal service, and dependable results, and strongly believe in relationships based on communication and feedback.
Shaun Keating, CDT - Lab Owner
If you knew Shaun Keating when he was a teenager in Huntington Beach, Calif. In the late ’70s, it probably wouldn’t be a surprise to discover he heads up one of the biggest dental laboratories in the United States. After all, he was already helping his older brother, a dentist, out with his casework when he was still in junior high.
When his brother became head of his senior class at the University of Southern California’s dental school, Shaun was inspired to pursue a career of his own in the industry. It clearly proved to be a good decision, as he quickly rose through the ranks from waxer and metal finisher to ceramicist until becoming the Crown and Bridge Manager for a major laboratory. From there, the next step was logical: start his own laboratory. Founding Keating Dental Arts in 2002, Shaun brought the same attention to detail that made him a master technician to the task of leading a growing business. Over the course of a decade, his lab’s eye for detail and demand for the highest level of craftsmanship established Keating Dental Arts as a dominant force in the dental industry, developing the KDZ family of restorative materials.
As an established force in the industry, Shaun also prides himself on his devotion to serving his family and his community. He’s served as a Little League and Youth Football coach for years, while sponsoring several local charities. He frequently contributes restorative work to dentists who serve disadvantaged children, battered women, the mentally ill and traumatized.