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Laura Kelly
Laura Kelly is President of LK Dental Studio, a highly specialized, full -service dental laboratory located in San Ramon, California, serving clients throughout the US. Laura began working in the dental laboratory industry in 1986, and achieved Dental Technician Accreditation with the world's largest cosmetic dental organization -- the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) in 1993. She has been an active member of the AACD ever since, and in 2007-2008 served as President, becoming the first woman and first dental technician to do so. Laura is currently the editor for the Lab Tribune, serves on the Review Board for Reality Publishing, and is the Chair for the AACD's Nominating and Leadership Development Committee. In February of 2010, she was elected and currently serves as Secretary for the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry (IFED), and lectures nationally and internationally on dentist/technician communications, new laboratory materials, and the steps necessary to incorporate effective marketing concepts into dental practices and laboratories. As a life-long dental tech at heart, Laura continues to stay involved with LK Dental Studio's client's cases, and oversees her famed "A-Team," comprised of some of the world's best dental technician artists. "I feel privileged to be in a profession I enjoy, being able to spend every day with so many talented clinicians and technicians. Bringing them together under LK Dental Studio, and being able to provide the very best products and service available today is the culmination of everything I've worked for over the past two decades."