About Us

Killian Dental Laboratory was founded in 1983 by brothers Steve Killian, CDT and Greg Killian. Our talented dental technologists fabricate restorations with the depth of expertise necessary to ensure success and patient satisfaction with every case. Every case is handled with the same degree of precision and dedication no matter their complexity. Our full-service lab fabricates dental prosthetics, PFMs, all-ceramics, veneers, inlays and onlays, implants, and provisionals. We also offer services like smile design consultation, custom shade in a comfortable and private office/waiting room, full-mouth reconstruction, AO4 chairside conversion, Smile Make-over Simulation Service, Digital Implant Placement Diagnostic work-up from your Dicom files, and much more. Our team stays abreast of the latest in technologies, materials, handling and application through countless hours of continuing education each year.

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At Killian Dental Ceramics, Every Restoration is Proudly Made in the United States

The Team

Steve Killian

Steve Killian studied dental technology at Southern California College of Medical and Dental Careers, graduating in 1973, number one in his class. Soon after he joined with Jim Glidewell Laboratories and became senior ceramist and general manager for two of his laboratories, El Toro Dental Ceramics and later Cal-West Dental Ceramics. In 1980 Stephen became a National Board Certified Dental Technician in Ceramics. With his growing interest and attention to premium esthetics and quality, he opened his own laboratory in 1983. Steve began to partner with his brother Greg in 1985 allowing Steve to focus on the technical side while Greg focus’ on the administrative side of Killian Dental Ceramics, Inc, CDL a 30 person lab in Irvine. Steve has served on NADL in various capacities since 2011 and now serves on the board for The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology, promoting education and awareness in the profession, while raising money for scholarships, grants and on-line learning programs.

Notable Positions
  • The National Association of Dental Laboratories, The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology – January 2017 Fundraising Committee Chair, three-year term
  • The National Association of Dental Laboratories, The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology – August 2013 Elected to Board of Trustees, three-year term
  • The National Association of Dental Laboratories, Board of Directors – January 2012 Dental Laboratory Representative at Large, two-year term
  • The National Association of Dental Laboratories, Board of Directors – January 2010 Dental Laboratory Representative at Large, two-year term
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John Hunzicker

John Hunzicker is the Director of Training and Quality Assurance at Killian. John has been a KOL and part time teacher of master ceramics for the Killian ceramic department team until John joined the lab full time in 2014. John’s extensive experience working in prestigious labs on cosmetic cases for Hollywood stars has guided John’s focus on the very best in our profession’s technical art. John’s patience and soft touch make him the perfect leader in the lab’s constant pursuit of excellence.

Curriculum Vitae
  • B.A. Communication Theory with emphasis in Organizational Communication, California State University Long Beach 1986
  • Certified Dental Technician 1996, 2018
  • 38 years in Dental Technology
  • Laboratory Owner 15 years
  • Adjunct faculty UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry with Dr. Edward McLaren 2002
  • Graduate of The Seattle Institute of Advanced Dental Education, SIADE with Dr. Frank Spear. 1998-2000.
  • Product Evaluator and Educator for GC America Corp.
  • Has lectured on Composite Technology, Color Theory in Dentistry, and Direct Composite Layering as well as Creativity and Esthetics in Dentistry
  • Professional Fine Art Painter

Our Mission Statement

Killian Dental Laboratory Provides the Finest, Technically Precise and Esthetically Natural Dental Restorations to our Dentist Clients, their Staff and Patients, Consistently, in a Personal and Caring Manner.