Dental Technicians


A Dental Technician is the person ‘behind the scenes’ who uses the impressions that your Dentist takes of your teeth to craft high quality Dental Appliances such as Dentures and Crowns.

We are privileged at the Grange Dental Practice to have an on-site Dental Laboratory- the ‘Grange Dental Laboratory’, run by a highly experienced technician- David Paxton.

We provide Laboratory Services to our patients, and also to several other local Dental Practices.


Meet David Paxton

David Paxton runs our modern, well-equipped Dental Laboratory, and has been crafting high quality dental appliances for over 40 years. 

‘I Qualified from Newcastle Dental Hospital in 1974, and have worked at the Practice now for over 40 years as a Dental Technician.

We work hard to ensure we invest in the latest technology to be able to offer our patients the best fitting appliances and the most durable and cosmetically attractive materials.

We are privileged to have an on site laboratory, as most Practices need to send work out to external laboratories. Being on site means that I am on hand to support the dentists (and often patients directly) in achieving the perfect fit for appliances, or the best shade-matched crowns or veneers.

Outside of work, I am a keen photographer, and hope to get my outdoor landscape shots featured in the press someday. I also love science fiction. Dentistry runs in the family; my wife Janine is a Dental Nurse; we love spending time with our family, and socialising with friends.’