We are a team of highly skilled, highly trained technicians who are all cross trained in order to form an effective team of Experts in Dental Technology. This team of professional individuals together embodies a team with over 140 years of collective experience.
Trish Lab Manager and Ceramist
Trish joined the Bonifate team with over 34 years of experience in the dental laboratory field. She completed formal laboratory training in the US Navy. Since leaving the military in 1988, she has worked in various labs, including managing the ceramic department at a large lab in south central PA.
She specializes in aesthetic anterior work, full arch restorations and custom shading of crowns.
Trish enjoys time spent with her dogs and traveling the globe when she isn’t at the bench.
John Crown, Bridge and Implant Technician
John graduated from Dental Technology school and 1984 and now joins us after spending 30 years in the Dental Lab field. John is also a former education co-chair of the Minnesota Dental Laboratory association. He has held positions of Lab Manager of medium sized dental labs as well as prior ownership of a smaller boutique lab in the Midwest.
When he’s not working implant cases or ensuring our metal substructures exceed our high standards, John can be found playing a stand up Bass in the local music scene. He also has a passion for making wooden stand up bass instruments.
Mel Model Technician and Lab Coordinator
She began her career in the lab nearly 30 years ago. Knowing that a good crown starts with a good model, Mel puts her heart into making sure the starting point for all of our cases is as good as it can possibly be. Mel also keeps her finger on the pulse of the lab at all times. She knows every case by name and keeps track of the status of all the cases as they flow through the lab. We are blessed to have her on our team.
Mel graduated from Central York High School and has lived in your county her whole life. While outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her son as well as doing volunteer work within the community as often as she can.
Michael Administrative Assistant and CAD/CAM Technician
Michael joined our team as a part time driver and has quickly moved his way up. He’s a hard worker and fast learner. We think he’ll have a bright future here at Bonifate Dental Lab.
Steve CAD/CAM Technician
Steve recently completed his undergraduate degree and is in the process of applying to Dental School where he hopes to become a Pediatric Dentist. Since joining our team, Steve has shown a passion for dentistry as well as a great desire for learning. This is reflected in his continuous improvement in managing the daily workflow of our CAD/CAM operations.
When he’s not scanning and milling crowns, he is out playing baseball or enjoying his passion for automobiles.
George Crown, Bridge and Ceramic Technician
George Kleban comes to Bonifate with 35 years of experience as an owner-operator of a dental laboratory in central PA. With expertise in all aspects of the dental laboratory industry, he specializes in case design, aesthetics and supporting the dentist-laboratory relationship.