Our Mission Statement
At Lande Lab we are committed to providing a beautiful dental restorations with an uncompromising commitment to quality.
We’ve Been in Business for Over 26 Years!
For over 26 years, Lande Lab has been owned and operated by the Rickert family. Lande Lab has a long, rich history in the dental industry. The lab is a long standing member of both the NADL, National Association of Dental Laboratories, and AIDL, the Association of Indiana Dental Laboratories. Known for outstanding customer service, Lande Lab’s uncompromising commitment to quality has allowed it to become one of the leading dental labs in the Midwest. Lande serves numerous dentists throughout Indiana and the Mid-West.
Drew Rickert, OwnerIn 1988 Drew Rickert and his wife, Pamela, took over Lande Lab. Prior to that Drew worked for National Dentex, responsible for the Denture Department. Later, he started and managed a cosmetic department for Eto and Coby, both of which were owned by National Dentex.
A former president of Commercial Dental Labs of Indiana, Drew has over 40 years of experience in the dental industry and currently is the primary ceramist at Lande Lab. He handles the porcelain build-ups and then finishes them for completion. He works closely with both the doctors and patients on large and difficult cases. Under Drew’s ownership, Lande Lab has kept up with advancements in technology, such the user of scanners and milling machines. When the lab first opened, there was no use of ceramic materials at all and now the majority of the work is all ceramic. Drew’s primary goal for Lande is to constantly improve quality while keeping on top of the latest dental industry technologies.
In his spare time, Drew is an avid golfer.
Austin Rickert, Lab ManagerRecently nominated for the Board of Directors of AIDL, Austin Rickert has been working at Lande Lab since he was 16 years old, perfecting his skills as a Dental Technician. Over the years, he has served in all areas of the lab. He has completed numerous advanced courses such as Oral Design, Anterior Function and Esthetics, Posterior Tooth Morphology, Occlusal Morphology the Total Picture, and Fascination of All Ceramics. He also has been trained in CAD/CAM technology for the 3Shape Digital Scanner and Wieland Mini Milling machine.
Austin says, “I have always been artistic and enjoyed drawing and 3D sculpture. The connection between art and dental technology has given me a passion for the industry and my job. Working with patients and being able to affect someone’s life in a positive way, such as giving them a new smile, is a great feeling.” His goal for Lande Lab is to grow and maintain a high quality restoration while embracing CAD/CAM technologies, new and innovative materials and techniques.
Mitch Rickert, Office Manager/DriverMitch Rickert joined Lande Lab in 2011. A graduate of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Mitch earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource and Business Management. He has also trained at Wieland Precision Technology to learn to design crowns using a 3Shape digital scanner and to operate the Wieland mini milling machine. Currently he focuses on the daily business operation of the lab, maintaining customer accounts, handling customer inquiries and delivering local client orders. In addition to handling the daily business operations of the lab, Mitch also is the main model room technician.
Over the years Mitch has spent a great deal of time attending dental conventions and trade shows searching for next great product/technology to integrate into the lab. Mitch’s number one goal at Lande Dental Lab is to maintain and grow accounts while continuing to look for the latest in dental prosthetic processes and technologies.