I had run into Dave a few times at my daughter’s preschool, a school his daughter also attended, but standing near the grill at a friend’s birthday party we had our first chance to talk. “So Dave, what do you do you do for a living?” “I make teeth” I was thrown at first but after some probing I found that Dave owns and operates a second-generation dental lab here in Orlando, or technically, Winter Park. His lab is known for their high quality craftsmanship and reliability. I recently stopped by the lab for some pics and to conduct a spotlight, here is a look at on one of the companies that make Orlando tick:

Name: Dave Carbone

Company: Carbone Dental Studio

Time in business: We have been in business since 1983, I began managing the studio in 2005 and took over from my father full time in 2010.

What do you do: We design and fabricate fixed dental prosthetics

What separates you from your competitors:  Well, we combine hand crafted esthetics from the old world with the newest tech. We are one of only two labs in Central Florida incorporating HD robotic scanning in conjunction with Cerac BioGeneric design software by Sirona to be a truly state of the art dental laboratory.

Number of employees: 3

How long have you been in Orlando: Carbone Dental has been here since 1993

Favorite thing about Orlando: The diverse culture and friendly people

Favorite place in Central Florida: Mosquito Lagoon, I love to fish, camp and explore nature in general, the lagoon has a unique and beautiful ecosystem.

Are you having fun: If I weren’t, I would change fields!

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