AT PROSMILES DENTAL STUDIO, OUR PRIMARY GOAL IS ACHIEVING THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF SERVICES TO OUR CUSTOMERS.
Every case we receive is subject to extensive case planning and precision craftsmanship in order to ensure every product has the highest functional and esthetic value.
Developing strong business relationships with our clients is very important to us. Our commitment to providing the best possible products for our clients and their patients is the foundation to the success of our business.
We pride ourselves in only using ADA approved materials and genuine manufacturer parts. Our work is done locally and never outsourced offshore. We are the lab other labs use when they are challenged beyond their expertise.
More than 90% of labs in the United States rely on outside milling centers to fabricate CAD restorations. At ProSmiles Dental Studio we’ve made the investment in state of the art CAD/CAM milling systems. Our technicians have completed extensive, hands-on training, and they are proud that our in-house CAD/CAM milling center combines the best scanning technology with the most accurate milling system.
Nick began his career in 1998 and has over 6000 implant restorations under his belt. He specializes in Full Arch Restorative cases and has completed hundreds on his own. Nick started ProSmiles in 2009. With his vast implant knowledge and focus on being a technology driven laboratory, Nick has turned ProSmiles Dental Studio into the premiere dental lab in Rapid City, SD. In is off time he enjoys spending time with his family in the Black Hills and enjoying the variety of concerts around the area.
Jeremy has been with ProSmiles Dental Studio since 2013. He was hired on as a metal finisher and soon advanced into the design department. Jeremy has undergone extensive CAD/CAM training which has lead him to becoming a Lead Designer and CAD/CAM Specialist. While working with fixed restorations and aiding in restoring full arch restorations and crown and bridge work, he as obtained a vast understanding of implant dentistry and has become known as the ProSmiles “CAD guy.” In his spare time Jeremy enjoys spending time with his wife Shelby, friends and family. He fancies a cold pint and revels in being in the outdoors hiking with family and dogs.
Josh graduated in 2012 from Chadron State College where he achieved a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art Studio. He started working for ProSmiles in 2012. He has experience with waxing, metal finishing, CAD/CAM operations, abutment preparation and ceramics. He places a high value on aesthetics and quality control. He has completed multiple training courses in CAD design and product manufacturing. Josh’s free time is spent painting and drawing in various artistic endeavors. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends hiking.
Stevie Rae Walz
Stevie began working for ProSmiles Dental Studio September 2014. Stevie received her degree in Dental Technology from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and completed clinical rotations at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. She has embraced her creative side and applies it to her work, leading her to a career she truly enjoys. Stevie has been in the Dental Technology field for 10 years. She is certified with 3Shape-TRIOS/Design Software and has extensive experience with full arch wax ups and EXOCAD.
In her free time Stevie enjoys spending time with her husband, skiing in the Black Hills, working on do-it-yourself projects and enjoying the great outdoors with her dog.
Alexis has been working for ProSmiles since May 2015. She runs the front end operations as the Office Manager. She has an extensive background within the medical field with 15+ years of experience. She has a degree in Surgical Technology and has scrubbed in on a wide variety of surgeries. She also obtained a degree in Graphic Design after graduating high school in 1999.
Alexis moved from Minnesota to the Black Hills to be closer to her parents and to continue to pursue her career in Surgical Technology. She is known as the “quiet, smiley one.” But will surprise you with her witty sense of humor and fun loving attitude. She enjoys spending time with Nick and their blended family of 3 kids, entertaining family and friends, baking and Crossfit.
Removable Department Supervisor
Andrea, a Nebraska native, has over 15 years in the customer service industry. She recently move to the Black Hills from Colorado where she got her start in the dental industry. She graduated from the National School of Dental Assisting in 2015, leading her to a wonderful career in removable dental prosthetics. She enjoys exploring the beautiful black hills with her husband, Hayden, her family and her dogs.
Chief Financial Officer
Walter has been an office manager for several dental offices for the past 14-years. Most recently, he was the Director of Practice Development for several practices in western South Dakota/western Nebraska.
Born and raised in San Jacinto, California, he moved to South Dakota with his family in 2005. A former Allied Health Professional, he started his medical/dental career with eight years in the U.S. Army as a Combat Medic and X-ray Technician. He also completed the Registered Dental Assisting course at Western Dakota Technical Institute. He went on to instruct the Dental Assistant Training Program at Western Dakota Tech from 2008 until 2016. In 2011, he completed his Master of Business Administration degree.
In his personal life, he and his wife have 7 sons. #7 boy just turned 2-years old! He also has a 3-year-old grandson from his eldest son and daughter-in-law. He enjoys spending time with his family with boating, camping, caving, and hiking.