Jacek (Jay) Dobecki’s dental technology education began at the age of fourteen. After he enrolled in an artistic high school, he was accepted into their 4 year dental laboratory technology program. There, his extreme artistic abilities became evident and he immediately found his passion for precise craftsmanship. During these years he interned in several small and large dental labs, furthering his education in crown & bridge, denture, and orthodontic fabrication procedures. Upon moving to Atlanta, he began working for several orthodontic labs, meanwhile earning his college degree in dental laboratory technology. Around the same time he started orthodontic treatment by Dr. Dan Dunwoody. The extensive treatment required maxillary/mandibular osteotomy and genioplasty. The treatment changed his appearance and life forever, leading to orthodontics becoming his favorite dental lab specialty. This personal, life-changing outcome also contributed to his great enjoyment of appliance design and fabrication. At the age of 21, he became one of the youngest Certified Dental Technicians (CDT) in orthodontics in the country. Soon after, he opened the doors to European Orthodontic Lab to which Dr. Dunwoody became one of his first clients.
EOL’s team is selected through a rigid multistep process that allows only the best to join us. Unlike other labs, the majority of our technicians are CDTs and have earned degrees in dental laboratory technology. Our highly trained techs take pride in giving our clients the confidence in knowing that all appliances are made by an educated dental lab professional. Today, many labs have adopted the assembly line production approach meaning that each tech performs only one particular fabrication step. This approach often results in poorly made appliances and bored technicians. In contrast, our European lab production strategy expects each technician to perform multiple fabrication steps, as well as, handle the most complex and intricate appliances from start to finish. As a result, our technicians are truly able to test and hone their skills while taking great personal pride in producing superior quality appliances.