About Us

Culp Dental Technics, Inc. was started in September of 1997.  Kurt Culp brought 16 years of on-the-job training at two different dental laboratories to the business.  This experience, combined with six years of higher education studying ceramics and art, gave Kurt the confidence to start Culp Dental Technics, Inc.  With no accounts lined up, he left his employer, made the jump to business owner, and began running his own dental laboratory.

Working to produce the most accurate models from the impressions sent to the laboratory is the first, and most important step adhered to.  From the very beginning, I realized the need to work with magnification in each of the many steps used in the lab to create restorations.  I used Design Kurt and Chiarafor Vision, Inc.™ dental telescopes (one pair 3.5 dioptre, and another pair 4 dioptre) all through the workday. For added examination, I also use a microscope.

My experience of obtaining a BFA degree and MA degree pushed me to test for my certification in dental laboratory technology.  I am certified in the specialties of Ceramics and Crown & Bridge.

I have been a member of the Midwest Dental Lab Association since 1997.  During this time I volunteered as a board member for fourteen years, serving as Education Committee Head, Treasurer, Vice President, and President.

My involvement with the MDLA solidified my commitment to stay current in the profession.  This demands an on-going effort to attend hands-on courses, webinars, and continuing education events.