Founded in 1975 by his brother Don Peterson, Mike Peterson entered the business in 1978 and subsequently brought on his son Chris Peterson in 2007. From the very beginning, the Petersons understood that that the relationship shared between dental professionals and their labs should be strong, and mirror the true definition of a partnership. As partners, working together with the practitioners and their team members in all aspects of case planning, material selection, fabrication, delivery, and patient satisfaction has been essential.
Continued implementation of the industry’s best technological advancements has also allowed the lab to create more value for their practitioner partners through increased consistency and accuracy within the lab’s processes, resulting in improved products and results. The Peterson team is committed to creating beautiful smiles!
Mike Peterson, CDT
President and Owner | Peterson Dental Lab, Delray Beach, FL
Entering the business in 1978, Mike joined his brother, Don who founded the lab in 1975. As a CDT, Mike’s first interests in the lab revolved around hand milling and metal finishing as he really enjoyed working with his hands. Within a short period of time, his interests started to shift and a passion grew for complex problem solving, case planning, and implant dentistry. Because of this, he became more immersed in various study clubs throughout South Florida including one in Fort Lauderdale that he ran exclusively with one other fast-growing and forward-thinking general practitioner.
Over the years, Mike’s direct involvement with our general and specialists’ practices has been paramount in the evolution of the lab. He understands that only in working together can we develop the best product for each patient we serve. Within the industry, Mike is known as one of the most knowledgeable dental technicians in Florida.
Chris Peterson, CDT
Vice President and Owner | Peterson Dental Lab, Delray Beach, FL
After graduating from McFatter Technical Institute in 2007, Chris joined his father Mike at Peterson Dental Lab. He was quickly able to put his technical skills to work while learning advanced implant restorative techniques and gaining clinical experience. Beyond his continued technical work and input at the lab, Chris has helped lead the team in digital innovations. He enjoys continuously working on the labs’ process improvement, which enables us to ensure a better, more consistent product for our customers Under his leadership, Chris saw the need for standardization of processes as the lab grew to ensure quality. The lab is 1 of only 30 labs in the US to receive the DAMAS certification.
Chris is an active board member for the FDLA (Florida Dental Laboratory Association) and is President-Elect. He is committed to serving the dental laboratory owners and technicians in his state to ensure their success tomorrow. Chris was influential in Peterson Dental Lab becoming a TEREC member. Chris currently serves as TEREC's Technical Team Leader, directing the team's evaluation of laboratory processes and presenting them to TEREC Executive Board and other members.
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