Peebles Prosthetics, Inc. was founded in 1984 as a removables lab, relying on word-of-mouth referrals. Doctors throughout Denver quickly learned of the quality craftsmanship and our reputation grew quickly as the source for high quality and dedicated customer service.
In 2002, Peebles Prosthetics expanded to a full-service laboratory with increased product offerings. We stayed true to the principles that had taken us this far – dedicated services and a commitment to building relationships with doctors.
In 2013, Peebles Prosthetics moved into our new building with room to grow and expand. One of our most exciting expansions is our Peebles Center for Higher Education (PCHE), where we hold continuing education seminars for the dental industry, as well as hands-on courses for lab technicians.
As a company we value Service, Integrity and Respect, Accountability, Quality and participating in community programs that improve the quality of life.
Rick acquired his passion for dentistry from his grandfather and father who were dentists in rural Nebraska. Beginning his early career chair-assisting for his father in high school and then going on to attain a dental laboratory technology degree at Ferris State University, MI. In 1981, Rick moved to Denver and worked as an in-house technician. Knowing that he wanted to secure his own laboratory, Rick opened his removable lab in the office of a prosthodontist in 1984. Rick has been a Certified Dental Technician (CDT) for over 25 years, and Peebles Prosthetics Inc. has now grown into a Full Service laboratory employing over 70 people.
Rick is involved in local study clubs and has volunteered his technical skills at Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian reservations in South Dakota and The Belize Mission Project. He also assists the faculty in removable denture fabrication at CU School of Dental Medicine. Additionally, Rick has served on Dental Lifeline Network’s Board of Directors and is currently a Director for Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM)
Rick attributes his success to working closely with the dentists, understanding their needs and fabricating functional, aesthetic restorative appliances. He enjoys creating smiles for people both young and old.
Retirement has created new opportunities for both Rick and Chris, his wife of 35 years. Getting up when they want and leisurely having coffee in the morning have been a nice start. Travel is big on their list of To-Do’s! Just so Rick and Chris don’t get bored, they expanded their gardening to include a greenhouse- a year around project. 2 cats, 11 chickens and 2 beehives are also in the picture to keep them busy.