We’re dedicated to providing our doctors with the research and information they need to stay up to date. Turn to our collection of news and features to stay abreast of the updating world of dental implantology as well as features on our lab and technicians in industry publications.

Placing only genuine implant components, every implant abutment from Jesse & Frichtel preserves the manufacturers’ original warranty – protection you won’t receive from third-party components

Mark Frichtel Featured in LMT’s June/July 2019 Issue

Mark Frichtel, President of Jesse & Frichtel Dental Labs, was featured in LMT’s June/July 2019 issue. As a respected Lab Implant Specialist, Mark is frequently quoted in industry publications. In LMT’s article, Five Key Trends in the Subcontracting Market, Mark is quoted on how J&F subcontracts implant cases to the OEM implant companies. His quote is as follows:

“A great deal of our subcontracting goes to the OEM implant companies; we prefer to design patient-specific abutments and then send them to the company that made the implant for milling. This keeps the patient’s implant warranty intact and the connection between the implant and abutment provides the longest-lasting restoration possible.”

We invite you to read more about this interesting topic in LMT.

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January, 2019

Pittsburgh, Penn. – Jesse & Frichtel Dental Labs have integrated the CEREC® inLab workflow from Dentsply Sirona into both their Pittsburgh and Indy-based dental laboratories. This digital dentistry advancement allows the J&F teams to scan and design dental restorations based on files sent from clinicians with the CEREC® intraoral scanner.

“By investing in the CEREC® inLab technology, our laboratory teams will be able to provide our high-quality fixed, removable, and implant restorations, including our OEM abutment offerings, and surgical guides,” Said Mark Frichtel, President of Jesse & Frichtel.

Paired with the expertise of Jesse & Frichtel’s dental technicians, the CEREC® inLab will serve as a valuable tool for in-house production of a wide variety of indications. In addition, the J&F team will also be able to collaborate directly with clinicians through the Sirona Connect portal provided by Dentsply Sirona.

Jesse & Frichtel Dental Labs are Pittsburgh and Indy-based full-service dental laboratories that have been situated as America’s implant specialty labs.

Jesse & Frichtel Hire Laura Watkins as New Director of Lab Operations, Marketing, Sales, and Surgical.
February 9th, 2018

Pittsburgh, Penn. – Jesse & Frichtel Dental Labs hired Laura Watkins in December 2017, as Director of Lab Operations, Marketing, Sales, and Surgical. In this position, she will play a valuable role in the labs’ sales strategy and implementation.

“We are all very excited to welcome Laura to the team.” Said Mark Frichtel, President of Jesse & Frichtel. “I believe that with her track record of exceptional work and accomplishments, she will be a vital asset to the growth of the business.”

Laura has thirty-six years of experience in the dental industry. She is a two-time Outstanding Regional Manager Award Winner and has also won the Regional Manager of the Year award. Her expertise shows through her history of turning around underperforming territories, building highly successful sales teams, and developing top-performing individual sales representatives. She served as sales manager for Zila INC., ASTRA TECH INC., and Benco Dental, as well as an implant surgical assistant for Misch Implant Institute, before starting her current position at Jesse & Frichtel.

The addition of Laura Watkins as Director of Lab Operations, Marketing, Sales, and Surgical, is a strategic next step in the growth of Jesse & Frichtel Dental Labs. In this position, she will oversee, train, and build the marketing, sales, and surgical teams to ensure the continued advancement of the labs.

Jesse & Frichtel Dental Labs Receives Straumann® Alliance Chairman Lab Status
November 2017

As your implant specialist lab, Jesse & Frichtel Dental Labs is proud to announce that we have received the prestigious Straumann® Alliance Chairman Lab status, further establishing our labs as dental implant specialists. We received this status after meeting strict guidelines required for offering only original OEM implant components. Very few dental laboratories have this status.

Our Straumann® Alliance Chairman Lab status comes from our commitment to provide superior quality implant restorations. Our newest certification from Straumann®, one of the leading innovators in the dental implant industry, puts us in an elite group.

It is in the best interest of dental practices everywhere to ensure they are using a lab with the implant knowledge and expertise necessary to create precise-fitting, long-lasting implant restorations that are only possible with original Straumann® implants and abutments. Jesse & Frichtel is your go-to implant specialist lab that you can trust to deliver restorations with genuine OEM components that are backed by manufacturer warranty and have patented science behind their design.

January 2017

Pittsburgh, Penn. — Jesse & Frichtel Dental Labs boast a new General Manager of Lab Operations, H. Thomas Heupel, MDT. Heupel joins Jesse & Frichtel from Custom Milling Center where he was the production manager.

Heupel’s extensive background in restorative dentistry across two continents will deepen Jesse & Frichtel’s already expert technical team, which is known for its ability to handle the most difficult implant cases.

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Website Launch Press Release
August 2016

Pittsburgh, Penn. — Jesse & Frichtel Dental Labs, an implant specialist lab with over 150,000 successfully restored cases, relaunched its website,, marking a major advancement in the company’s digital outreach efforts.

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Content Marketing Strategy: e-book
Lab Management Today

June/July 2016

In 2010, five prestigious prosthodontists asked Mark Frichtel and Sven Jesse, to write a chapter on All-on-4 restorative procedures for their book, Dental Implants: the Arts and Science, 2nd Edition. To make it more readily available to interested dentists, Jesse and Frichtel decided to create a separate e-book, a PDF file they posted on their website.

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Tech Insider
Inside Dental Technology

June 2016

By placing a significant emphasis on formal training – and recruiting German MDTS – Jesse & Frichtel has become the go-to laboratory for many doctors’ most complex implant cases. With exhaustive support services, the lab lets doctors focus on dentistry, not managing implant cases.

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Existing Crown Fracture Restoration with an All-Ceramic Alternative
American Dental Labs
August 2014

A case study on restoring a failing PFM crown with an all-ceramic Zirlux crown showcases not only the esthetics and precision of a CAD/CAM developed crown, but Jesse & Frichtel’s collaborative approach to working with our doctors.

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Dental Compare Featured Article
Sven Jesse, MDT
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Is Your Lab Voiding Your Implant Warranty? Imagine this scenario. You are about to deliver an implant restoration for which your patient has been waiting for six months. Everything looks good and you are starting to torque down your abutment. All of a sudden, the screw head breaks off. You pull out your abutment, and all that is left is a very sharp screw with no head on it.

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Using CAD-CAM Technology for the Full-Mouth, Fixed, Retrievable Implant Restoration: A Clinical Report
Journal of Oral Implantology

Vol. XXXIII, No. 1, 2007

In 2007, when many labs were merely beginning to attempt CAD/CAM restorations, Jesse & Frichtel was using cutting-edge technology to fabricate innovative fixed removable solutions.

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