BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwire - February 04, 2013) - Nakanishi Dental Laboratory, Washington State's finest provider of dental prosthetics, announced today that it has been named "Laboratory of the Year" by the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL). This award is given to the dental laboratory that has demonstrated significant contributions and leadership in the industry by exhibiting a commitment to education, achievements in technology and innovation, and an investment in their employees and community.
"I have been fortunate to have Nakanishi Dental Laboratory at my side for a lot of years," said one 25-year client in a letter to the NADL. "I believe my practice would have never become the success it is without their support and innovation... Dentistry has definitely not stood still in the many years that I have practiced. There are newer materials and faster ways of doing things, and Nakanishi Dental Laboratory has always kept pace with new innovation."
David Nakanishi, the lab's second-generation President and Owner, said, "We are so honored and thrilled to receive this award. It signifies 60 years of dedication to the dental community, and we are proud to share this award with our employees and our clients; they are the reason for our continued success." David served as a Trustee to the National Board for Certification (the NADLs certification component) from 2009-2013.
Nakanishi Dental Lab has been an NADL Certified Dental Laboratory since 1968 and in 2011 became Washington State's first privately-owned DAMAS-accredited laboratory. As an avid supporter of the NADL, the University of Washington School of Dentistry, the Washington State Dental Association, and the State's Laboratory Association, Nakanishi Dental Lab remains committed to the dental industry's success. Community support of dental care is at the core of the Nakanishi Dental Lab philosophy. "The Seattle-King County Donated Dental Service program was launched in 2000 and from the very onset, David Nakanishi was very involved," said Fred Leviton, President of the Dental Lifeline Network, in a statement. "…he helped recruit other labs to join him in donating fabrications to help the people with disabilities or who are aged or medically fragile. Further his lab has donated thousands of dollars worth of fabrications."
About Nakanishi Dental Lab
Nakanishi Dental Laboratory was founded in 1953, by H. Ray Nakanishi, and is celebrating its 60th year of operations in 2013. Nakanishi Dental Lab is family owned and operated, and is one of the Pacific Northwest's premier full-service dental laboratories, specializing in quality crown and bridge restorations and the latest in removable prosthetics. Nakanishi Dental Lab serves dental clients in the Greater Seattle area, and across the nation.
Nakanishi Dental Laboratory, Inc.
2959 Northup Way
P.O. Box 99590
Bellevue, WA 98009