John was born on an army base in California in 1963. At the age of four, his family moved to Hartford, WI, where he grew up. While in high school he enrolled in a cast jewelry class. He showed his projects to a longtime family friend and dentist, who, seeing John's talent, suggested he look into dental lab technology as a career. To test the idea, John borrowed some dental tools and candles and began to carve teeth. John's natural ability allowed him to carve teeth that were, according to the dentist, "as good as the lab I'm using now". His love of working with his hands to create things played a large role in John's decision to pursue a career in the dental industry. In 1983, while in college, John opened PJ's Dental Lab, making full gold crowns at his parent's home. At the same time, he took a position working for a large dental lab.
John's attention to detail and passion for dentistry was quickly recognized and he was promoted to ceramist. Soon after that he became a department head and was put in charge of training other technicians. Although he enjoyed his job, in 1989 he left his position to make PJ's his total focus.
John became a Certified Dental Technician (CDT) in Crown and Bridge from the National Board of Certification in 1991.
The vision he had for the lab always focused around constant learning and improvement. He purchased PTC, a training system that standardizes processes to create consistency, and in 1999 became a Certified Director of Training and Education in Crown & Bridge and in Ceramics through PTC.
His passion for teaching has been the cornerstone of the consistent quality you can depend on from PJ's.
Outside the lab, John's passions are his family, golfing, downhill skiing and traveling. He and his wife Kathy have 2 fantastic children, their daughter, Whitney and son, Andrew.
PJ’s Dental Lab, Inc. was established in 1983 by John D. Proebsting, CDT. The company specializes in crown and bridge, ceramics, implants, removable full and partial dentures, and full-cast restorations.
The dental industry is being redefined through technology. PJ's remains dedicated to offering the best new products to you, utilizing CAD/CAM technology. Digital impressions by Clon3D IODIS can be sent to us electronically, allowing us to begin designing restorations right away. We can help you get started with digital impressioning if you haven't yet committed to a system. Call the lab and ask for John or Kathy.
We strive to stay abreast of new technologies and get information to you and your staff through lunch and learn setting and other educational offerings. John's goal hasn't been to be the biggest lab around, but to continually grow, allowing him to hire the best technicians and provide you with state-of-the-art products.
John D. Proebsting, CDT
PJ’s Dental Lab, Inc. guarantees complete customer satisfaction for 90 days after completion or we will rework, remake, replace, or credit the cost of the original product upon return. If a defective product is replaced with a different product of greater value, PJ’s reserves the right to charge the difference.
In addition, PJ’s Dental Lab, Inc. warranties our crown & bridge products against failure due to defective material and workmanship during normal use. BruxZir and full contour Zirconia products are guaranteed for life.
Dentures and other removable products are guaranteed for 1 year.