Our Story

Founded by Jim Dodd in 1964, Dodd Dental Laboratory is located in New Castle, Delaware just 10 minutes south of downtown Wilmington and situated on the Delaware River.  What started as a small crown and bridge laboratory has grown in both technical capability and reputation to become a full-service lab serving the dental community for 55 years. Bob Dodd, Jim’s brother took over responsibility as president of the lab for a number of years before accepting a position as a Group Manager within National Dentex Corporation.  In 1992, our lab officially became a part of the NDX network and rebranded the lab as NDX Dodd.  

Today NDX Dodd is managed by Roy Levine and the lab employs 60 team members, 3 of which are CDTs. Most of our employees have been a member of the Dodd Lab family for 10+ years. In fact, 21 of our employees have been a part of our team for over 15 years and 5 for over 30 years!! Creating a work environment conducive for learning and growth, NDX Dodd prides itself on offering its team Cross training and educational opportunities to ensure every person has the access to advance and succeed in their field. As a result, our technicians are some of the best in the business, having developed the skills necessary to deliver premium restorations.

Educating our lab team is only part of it. We also position ourselves to either attend dental seminars as an exhibitor or sponsor a program for the dental community. Pairing with many manufacturers and company reps affords us the opportunity to bring some of the leading clinicians to our tri-state area. We also offer a week’s worth of continuing education called the Summer Symposium held yearly at a local resort community in Rehoboth, Delaware. This allows the clinician to bring the family and share some time at the beach coupled with gaining some CE’s.

NDX Dodd also takes time to give back to the community in helping those that are less fortunate.  We have been a provider for Donated Dental Services for the past 16 years as well as participating in the Wounded Warrior Program.  The laboratory also works with resident dentists through local programs and provides tours of the lab for trade and technical schools in the area with dental programs.

Success in this industry comes only from laboratories who are willing to adapt to changing technology and who are willing to do whatever it takes for their clients. We feel that NDX Dodd is a member of that forward thinking group by offering technical support and products for any office in need of crown & bridge, dentures, partials, as well as orthodontics. Our experience with implants is quite comprehensive with all the major implant systems and serving as a resource to both surgical specialists and restorative dentists in this emerging technology.  Although Dodd has emerged as a cutting-edge laboratory, incorporating the latest developments in dental technology, we are, and we will continue to be a family oriented laboratory. From chair-side assistance for difficult shades and complex rehabilitations, to friendly customer service and on-time delivery of every case, NDX Dodd has what your dental team needs. Our door is always open to welcome new clients. Please contact us today for more information on getting started with NDX Dodd.