Steve Hoofard    // Lab Manager

         Steve Hoofard // Lab Manager

Steve's background includes receiving his Certification (CDT) 1982 and gaining accredited status with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AAACD) in 2010. Only 300 dental professionals hold this designation worldwide. He has owned and operated Aesthetic Designs since 1979.

Steve graduated in the following courses from the Institute for Oral Art & DesignThe Art of Full Contour WaxingAnterior Reconstruction—All CeramicPosterior Experience,Anterior Reconstruction—Metal Ceramics, Natural Aesthetics, andDigital Photography and Imaging.

He has participated in a series of courses by Dr. Frank Spear, which have included Esthetic Techniques & MaterialState-of-the-Art EstheticsOcclusion In Clinical Practice, and The Practice of Excellence.

He has studied with exceptional ceramists such as Matt Roberts, Shigeo Katioka, Brad Jones, Oliver Brix, and Trevor Langchild and has participated in clinics by Dr. Hornbrook, Dr. Kois, Dr. Dawson, Dr. Spoor and Dr. Gottlieb.

Other courses have included PAC~lives Advanced Anterior Aesthetics, the Ultimate Synergy Full Mouth Rehabilitation, and the Ultimate Occlusion programs. He is on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and has published numerous articles. Steve is also the Laboratory Advisor for the Great Blue Heron Study Group.


• Member of the Great Blue Heron Study Group
• Member of the Oregon Association of Dental Laboratories
• Member of the National Association of Dental Laboratories
• Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry