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About Our Lab

Dental Laboratory Associates is a dental laboratory dedicated to using the newest and most innovative technologies to improve dentist, and ultimately patient, satisfaction.

Our Experience, Quality, Precision & Service separate us from the crowd.

For over 25 years, Dental Laboratory Associates Dental Technologists, David Kochberg, RDT, Larry Rips, RDT and Alan David, RDT, have used the latest technology and scientific advancements to deliver to their dental clients and their patients the highest quality products matched in excellence with superior customer service.

We have embraced the latest scientific advancements in dental technology and we pride ourselves in being true dental craftsmen. We are also dedicated to continuing education. We organize and host many educational sessions throughout the year relevant to today’s dentist and patient.

Dental Laboratory Associates Team

Our Team

David Kochberg RDT

David Kochberg RDT

David is a Registered Dental Technologist who owned and operated Applied Arts Ceramic Laboratories Ltd. since 1987, placed its emphasis on implants and aesthetic dentistry. He was co-founder of the Toronto Implant Study Club, the Academy of Dental Technology, and of the International Dental Congress. He has been an active lecturer for the Ontario Study Club for Osseointegration, for the Association of Dental Technologists of Ontario, and the US-based Academy of Osseointegration. In January 2010 David, Larry and Alan joined forces and merged their two labs to form Dental Laboratory Associates (DLA) as it is known today.

David’s no nonsense approach and his commitment to perfection is what inspires our clients and staff to always produce the best possible quality while making sure the coffee is always fresh.

Larry Rips RDT

Larry Rips RDT

Larry demonstrates passion and commitment for both the creative and technical aspects of the lab. Dental Laboratory Associates benefits from his 23 years of dedication to the precision craft of emerging dental lab technologies and an absolute understanding of the importance of high customer service. Larry is one of only a few technicians that have participated in and completed a surgical mentorship program in implant dentistry. His surgical training included patient and site selection, site preparation, implant placement grafting, and final prosthetics. Larry is currently a faculty member of the AAID Toronto TiMax implant course and his forte is being an integral part of our client's dental team and is always available with his knowledge and expertise to assist you chair side whenever needed. Larry’s passion and enthusiasm for what he does is contagious but don’t disturb him while he’s watching his beloved Liverpool FC.

Alan David RDT

Alan David RDT

Alan‘s vision of DLA is one of a modern, high tech, service oriented dental laboratory where the highest quality of restorations is created through close communication with customers – both dentists and patients. Alan honed his skills in all aspects of dental technology over 30 years, studying and practicing in South Africa, London and Toronto. He has gained extensive CAD/CAM knowledge and qualifications, which he then applies to the everyday running and operation of DLA. Today, Alan continues to learn, upgrade and practice on the leading edge of emerging dental and aesthetic technologies. He has completed numerous advanced courses, and has studied under Europe’s top Master Technicians. Alan’s skill and ability to envision what the final products should look like is what makes him one of the most talented technicians around today. Alan’s joke telling and voice impressions always help keep things relaxed and fun.

Kojo Hayford RDT

Kojo Hayford RDT

Kojo specializes in recreating nature’s fine details in every tooth he creates for every patient. Over the past decade, since graduating from George Brown College, his passion for and desire to meet the highest levels of aesthetic dentistry have led him to seek countless hours of in-depth training with the most state-of-the-art technology. At Dental Laboratory Associates, Kojo focuses his talents and skills on tackling the high demand for innovative digital dentistry in a field that is constantly evolving due to emerging technologies. When he’s not designing simple or complex cases, Kojo enjoys spending time with his family and honing his artistic eye behind the lens of his camera while traveling.

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1136 Centre St, Suite 205
Thornhill, ON, L4J 3M8