Welcome to our Dental Laboratory
Knight Dental Design is a family-run “boutique” dental laboratory providing aesthetic technical solutions and marketing support to private dental practices nationwide. It was founded in 1982 and is the proud winner of an unprecedented 6x UK Dental Laboratory of the Year Awards.
The Lab has become renowned for the quality of its work and the natural appearance of the smiles it creates.
The laboratory is based in South London and employs a small specialist team of registered dental technicians. The laboratory works for a very selective number of discerning dentists in the UK, Ireland and Europe.
A pioneer of pressed ceramic and CAD-CAM technology, the laboratory continually integrates the latest technology with the traditional artistic skills of its artisan technicians to produce unique custom-made restorations and naturally beautiful smiles.
Our Partner Practices
We regard all our client dentists as partners in our mission to educate patients of the benefits of high quality aesthetic dentistry. We develop a close working relationship with our partners based on mutual respect, effective communication and the sharing of knowledge in the pursuit of excellence.
Practices working with us appreciate the value of expert technical support and call on our 30 years experience of aesthetic technical dentistry for advice on treatment planning, materials and techniques. We work with many award winning practices throughout the UK and Ireland and have often been credited with being instrumental in their success.
We regard it as our duty to educate patients about the difference a high quality laboratory can make to their clinical and aesthetic results and to provide our partner practices and their patients with access to the photographic evidence of the results we achieve every week.
The Knight AdvantageA picture is worth a thousand words.
It’s simple, we help you grow your cosmetic and Implant business by providing restorations that create referrals and patient testimonials and by helping you to market high quality ethical aesthetic dentistry.
A picture is worth a thousand words so save your breath and let us help you show your patients the benefits of a great smile. Show our life changing results to your patients and offer them the choice of having their smile restored by the same award winning team.
Our online Smile Gallery and our book “The Secret of A Great Smile” clearly illustrate the results we achieve everyday and are powerful tools for motivating patients.
Real Problems, Real Solutions, Real Results.
Many of our practices use our website daily to illustrate treatment options to their patients in their surgeries. We can also provide our practices with printed invitations for their patients to view our growing portfolio at home. Having seen what can be achieved in a similar case to their own many patients have been given the confidence to go ahead with complex or extensive treatments that have transformed their lives.
Our eventual aim is for all Knight partner practices to have contributed cases to our growing portfolio of excellence. To achieve this will demand not just great dentistry but great photography. Knight partner practices can benefit from free training in Macro and Portrait photography so that they can start to build their personal practice portfolio.
Partner practices are also welcome to a free marketing review to ensure that their patients become aware that they are an elite aesthetic practice achieving great results with the UK’s most awarded Laboratory. Finally practices benefit from three decades of our experience as we celebrate our 30th year in the art, craft and science of aesthetic dentistry.
Many of our partner practices use our website and our extensive portfolio to illustrate treatment options to their patients. We regularly upload new finished cases onto our website to allow patients to see for themselves the results we achieve with our partner practices. Very few other laboratories do this! Having seen what can be achieved in a similar case to their own, many patients have been given the confidence to go ahead with complex or extensive treatment plans that have improved their lives.
Our restorations are designed to provide aesthetic and functional excellence for many years and we are one of few labs to offer a five year guarantee.
Tony Knight (GDC Reg. No. 153008)
Tony trained as a dental technician at Guy’s Hospital and South London College. He qualified in 1979 and continued his studies, specialising in restorative and aesthetic dental technology. He was later awarded the Advanced Certificate in Crown and Bridgework. He continued to work at Guy’s and King’s College Hospitals London for a further 3 years before starting Knight Dental Design. More Information +
Continual development has always been something that Tony is passionate about and Tony continues his studies and attends many national and international seminars to stay abreast of the rapidly advancing art and science of Aesthetic Dental Technology.
Tony heads the technical team at the lab and is supported by two quality control managers. He is in daily contact with clients to discuss cases and to formulate advanced treatment plans.
As one of the most experienced aesthetic dental technicians in the UK, he has lectured at The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The World Aesthetic Congress and The Dental Technology Show. He has contributed articles to several professional publications and is currently on the editorial board of Premium Practice Dentistry magazine and a judge of the The Smile Awards.
Dorothy’s background in personnel management for several large companies made her the ideal choice to head up the customer services and administration department. She has worked with Tony from the beginning and has one of the most recognised (and best restored!) smiles in the industry. She ensures the efficient operation of our nationwide logistics, deals with enquiries and is on first name terms with the majority of clients.
Our Quality Systems
We passionately believe in the need to inform patients of the real quality choices available to them. Sadly, many patients are unaware of the variation in quality across the dental market and many others have experienced poor restorations in the past. We regard it our duty to educate patients about the differences a high quality lab can make to their aesthetic and clinical results.
Our restorations are made in house at our London Laboratory by our small team of registered dental technicians. We are fully compliant with MDD and MDR regulations. We are members of DAMAS, The Dental Laboratories Association, The British Bite Mark, and The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
We do not outsource the production of our restorations overseas (some do!) as many oversea’s labs do not comply with stringent UK regulations.
Our restorations are designed to provide aesthetic and functional excellence for many years and we are one of few laboratories to offer a Five Year Guarantee on our Exclusive Quality restorations. Click for details.