Digital and artistry combined

Meet the team

Jon Dolding
Clinical Director and Owner


Jon Dolding,

Clinical Director and Owner


Jon has been a qualified technician for over to 30 years and has owned and run his own laboratory since 1993. 

Jon contributes to the development of the dental technician industry by developing new products with industry partners, developing new surgical pathways with TIC and building a tight-knit, collaborative team of dental problem solvers.

Jon teamed up with The Implant Centre in 2012 and they have jointly developed one of the leading clinical and laboratory partnerships in the UK. 

The lab has grown 60% in the last 3 years and they have between them won multiple awards including Best Practice and Best Referral Practice – a testimony to the success of a close lab and surgical partnership.

The success of the partnership is based on

  • Close working relationships between lab and dentist
  • Jointly designed pathways
  • Investment in digital
  • Trusted professional collaboration
  • Commitment to quality and innovation

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Meet our team of expert dental technicians

Business Administrator

"We’re a really tight team, all focused on making sure the dentist and patient get the best service from CDL."

Department Lead, Implant and Prosthetics Team

“One of the main things which makes CDL in a league of its own is the interdepartmental relationships in the lab and between us and our on-site clinicians…”

Senior Technician

”I love my digital design role at CDL – I combine my 15 years of prosthetic skills with the latest digital technology. I am learning new things all the time.”


"Ever since I first visited CDL, I knew I had to work here.  We’re at the top of our game in terms of new tech and the team is fantastic – where else does the boss pay for private Yoga lessons?"

Model Technician

“We do work really well and refer to each other and explain what we need to do in a different way if necessary – we are all willing to really help each other and adapt our practice to suit what is required."

Department Lead, Crown and Bridge Team

“I have been given a great deal of freedom of expression in the way that I work and learn, it has allowed me to flourish and be a respected member of the team. The team is made up of people that come with a solid foundation of skills and knowledge but have the personality to want to learn more, build themselves and the business…"

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Senior Ceramic Technician

"I get to craft beautiful, aesthetic restorations on major and challenging cases. This keeps my skills sharp and I am advancing and developing constantly as a technician."

Digital Design Technician

“I have worked for Jon since 2008 and have seen the lab rapidly develop into a large, digitally-enabled on-site clinic over the years. It is a great place to work, with the freedom to think outside the box and have my thoughts considered. "

Digital Technician

"I feel really lucky to work here as there is so much to learn from really experienced colleagues. Best place for an ambitious technician like me, looking to rapidly develop her career."

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"My apprenticeship with CDL is fantastic. Support is always available - the teams ethic is not to hold back with expertise, even when the pressure is on and deadlines are looming."

Senior Technician

"My passion and dedication is in implant prosthetic ranging from same day full arch restoration to composite work in highly demanding aesthetic cases; at CDL I get to work on complex, challenging cases which stretch me as a professional."

We never stop learning

We offer bespoke courses for clinicians and technicians to improve first-time fit rates and surgical accuracy

What our people say

“Ever since I first visited CDL, I knew I had to work here.  We’re at the top of our game in terms of new tech and the team is fantastic – where else does the boss pay for private Yoga lessons? ”

— James – Technician

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