Our Story...

Dental Associates Lab is a combination of two prestigious dental labs; Young Dental Lab and Doling & Associates Dental Lab.  Young Dental Lab was established in 1976 while Doling & Associates Dental Lab was established in the 1950s giving Dental Associates Lab more than 45 combined years of

excellent service.  


Toinette Smith, CDT

Present Owner


Dan Young, CDT

Past Co-Owner

In 1976 Dan Young, CDT decided to leave the practice he was working for and started his lab, Young Dental Lab, next door to Amlin Dental. 

As the practice grew and Dan's work became more in-demand, he hired Toni Smith, CDT. Being next door to Dr. David Amlin, they dialed into what doctors want and need from their dental lab. Young Dental Lab started as a two technician team to a sought-out high-end boutique lab with 7 employees.

In 2009, Dan decided to expand his growing business even more with the idea of purchasing Doling & Associates Dental Lab. At the time, Doling & Associates Dental Lab was the largest lab in the Dayton area. They specialized in fixed restorations and complex implant cases.

Before the purchase, Dan asked Toni to become his partner on this new adventure. They collectively bought Doling & Associates Dental Lab and employed all the technicians from each lab. The merge of the two labs resulted in a new lab, 

Dental Associates Lab.

Unfortunately, Dan passed away in late October of 2021.  He will be greatly missed by not only his employees but by the whole dental community.