Robert Hackney

Owner/Ceramist at Central Coast Dental Lab

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About Robert

Would rather be good than fast, but would like to be fast anyway.

I've been in the business since before CDT. Or nearly so. Since 1972. Learned the complete C&B process, while deciding to avoid removables as a result of being the go to guy as my "initiation". The lab had a contract with the retirement community up the street for doing their relines.......who wouldn't be put off! Worked there as a gold tech for 3 years, then moved on to expand my self. Learned all aspects of metal before being hired by a Dr. In Michigan as an inhouse lab tech. There I learned, at both bench, and chairside to produce esthetic porcelain work that seats with ease. Not so easy! After this experience, spanning some 13 years, I opened my own lab. I wish I was as comfortable selling as making crowns!
Had a foray into "big lab" environment in 2000 at Great White Dental lab in Santa Maria, CA. I believed I needed to "continue" my education, and I did. Nothing like a large lab to be exposed to the latest and greatest! Back in business for myself....happy parting, but happier as my on manager.