MicroDental Northwest is driven by and for results. Countless hours of continuing education and training, unrelenting attention to detail, the pursuit of perfection, and the desire exceed expectations are all elements that help set us apart from other laboratories. From our absolute state of the art facility to embracing the most advanced technologies and techniques, you can count on us to deliver superior restorations.
"I have worked with ADL for over 12 years and can't even start to share how fantastic it is to work with ADL for all our fixed pros work. To have a lab that has the knowledge, and skill to support any case is priceless. Steve is an integral part of co-diagnosis to create the most predicable restorations possible. It is so great to go home each night knowing that I have provided my patients with the absolute best restorations that can be had."
Dennis Bradshaw, DDS
Seattle Study Club
Great Blue Heron Restorative Advisor
"Since I began working with Steve at Aesthetic Designs, I have consistently received the best prosthetic results in my 23 years of practice. Aesthetic Designs is a true and equal partner on a level with the dentists I work with in my specialty network."
Michael Dean, DMD PS
Kois Center Mentor
Seattle Study Club, Great Blue Heron
American Association Cosmetic Dentistry
“Steve has been and still is a true learner. He is humble, yet a perfectionist, always striving to improve on his excellent, elite skills. His understanding of materials, occlusion, and esthetics, coupled with his ability to communicate with me and my staff, is the combination that any comprehensive dentist could ask for.”
Kevin Kwiecien, DMD, FAGD
Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
OHSU, Associate Professor
Visiting Faculty, Spear Institute
Faculty Club Member, Spear Institute
Graduate, LD Pankey Continuum
Member, Oregon AGD
Immediate Past-President, Oregon AGD
Mentor, Restorative Study Club, Oregon AGD
“As a Periodontal Surgeon who works with numerous general dentists throughout Washington State I am thrilled when they have chosen Steve Hoofard and Aesthetic Designs as their lab partner. Steve is extremely helpful in all phases of treatment, on the leading edge of technology and consistently produces the finest restorations. I would strongly recommend Aesthetic Designs to any dentist who is committed to giving their patients the best possible”.
Bob Gottlieb, DDS, PLLC
Director, Great Blue Heron Study Group West and East
“I met Steve at the San Diego AACD annual session in 2004. We visited over lunch where I became very impressed with his self pursuit of education. I was impressed not only with his mentors and course followings, but also with his understanding of occlusion. I began trying cases with him and was blown away with attention to detail and model work. A little over a year ago he set his mind to becoming accredited in the AACD and asked me for cases. We worked up two of his three cases last year and before years end he also submitted his third case. He passed, three for three! I had no doubt he would and look forward to working with Steve with all cosmetic, implant, and complex cases. I have predictability working with Steve.”
Scott Wehrkamp, DDS
AACD Accredited Member
“I’ve been working with Steve Hoofard and the Aesthetic Designs team for nearly 10 years. During that time, Steve has become a highly valued member of my team. All the basics are there- the restorations usually drop in, very minimal if any adjustments are ever needed interproximally or occlusally and the margins are GREAT! If you aren’t getting that from your current lab, you should change anyway.
Where the Aesthetic Designs team really excel is in the understanding of the relationship between esthetics and function. Steve is able to fabricate restorations that have great depth and beauty- and then set up great guidance as well. Its rare for a ceramist to really get that anterior guidance is more than just canine guidance or a really steep canine.
When it comes to case planning and material selection, Steve really knows his stuff. We’re able to communicate at each step of the way in a patient’s treatment from smile design, wax up, evaluating provisionals, selecting restorative materials and prep design, surface texture and finish- AWESOME!”
Darin M Dichter, DMD FAGD
Spear Education faculty club member
Clinical instructor and guest lecturer Oregon Health Sciences University school of dentistry
Pankey Institute, completed continuum 2007