Here is an ad Renstrom Dental had done sometime in the 1970s. Bob Renstrom (far right) had started the...See more lab in 1966 and his sons, Rick and Randy bought it in the 1980s. Rick and Randy are still the owners today, and we are proud to say the lab continues to run as a family owned business!
In the winter of 2012, Randy Renstrom found an old dental chair while looking through a barn in Aitkin,...See more MN. It had been badly burned in an unknown fire. The back, headrest, arm, and footrest all needed to be reconstructed. Randy spent the rest of the winter and the spring of 2013 reconstructing the chair. The seat and calf rest are the original wood. All of the cast iron was sandblasted and powder coated or plated. The detailed scroll work was completed by Julie Heimerl (employee of Renstrom Dental).
Randy believes the chair was originally manufactured between 1870-1880; and sold by Noyes Brothers and Cutler, the largest pharmaceutical supply house in the Western United States at that time. He believes the chair was used as a dental chair, or possibly a general surgical chair. The completed project turned out great, and we are very fortunate to have such a unique piece of dental history to remind us how far the industry has come.
(Renstrom Dental Studio, Vadnais Heights MN)
Randall Renstrom of Renstrom Dental Studio has collected many antique cameras over the years. His collection...See more of about 20 cameras and gadgets sits in an old display case in the main enterance of Renstrom Dental and shows how far photography has come over the years. We highly encourage our doctors to send us photos and work on their photography to make sure we get as much information on patients as we can, in order to get the best outcome for our doctors and patients. The display case grabs guests attention and it is always a topic of conversation.
According to LMT's 2013 Dentist Survey, 48% of dentists say case samples are influential in their decision when choosing a new laboratory.
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