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About Us

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Authentic Dental Lab is a family owned and operated laboratory for over 39 years and we are very proud of our history. Nobody beats our customer service and nobody beats our quality.


Since 1984,  our reputation for excellence has combined the latest dental technology, with the expertise of our highly trained technicians.


Authentic Dental Lab knows that you cannot cut corners in providing top esthetic, quality restorations. We continuously strive for excellence by working closely with our customers to achieve a long lasting partnership.


As always, I want to personally guarantee your satisfaction.

Robert P. Marbach, BA, C.D.T.


Mr. Marbach is the Founder of Authentic Dental Lab in San Antonio, TX. He is a Past Board of Directors at The Pankey Institute and is a Board Certified Dental Technician currently working on his Masters in dental technology with over 39 years of dental experience. Bob received his Technical Certificate of Completion from the Pankey Institute and is a past member of the Advisory Board for The Canadian Journal of Dental Technology. He is also a member of the prestigious TEREC Group, a technical research consortium. Bob has lectured internationally for many years and his lecture has received approval from the Academy of General Dentistry.  He has also received his Fellowship in the Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics and received the National Association of Dental Laboratories Inventor’s Award for developing and patenting the “Shade Wand”, a shade-taking light used by dentists worldwide. Most recently, he was inducted into the American Society For Advanced Dental Esthetics.

Our Expertise:

L.D. Pankey Institute

National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL)

Productivity Training Corporation (PTC)

Texas Dental Laboratory Association (TDLA)

National Board of Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology

Member of the Technical Research Consortium (TEREC)

Member of Sulzer Medica Preferred Laboratory Network

Certified in the Theory, Art and Science of the IPS Empress All Ceramic System.

Certified in Infection Control (CDL)

Certified 3M Lava Milling Center

Certified in Cerec In-lab Scanning and Milling

Advanced Certification in CAPTEK

Certified in Valplast

Certified Platinum Member With Nobel Biocare

Certified AGD PACE Continuing Educational Provider- Authentic Seminars

Certified Trios Trainer

Accepting stl files from all intraoral scanners.

Vision Statement

The #1 selected dental lab in Texas for Technology, Quality, and Service.

Mission Statement

To empower all employees to take ownership in the business by education and utilization of today’s technologies in expediting tasks and communication, thus resulting in an increase in customer satisfaction and steady growth.

About Us

Authentic Dental Laboratory, Inc. was founded in 1984 on a standard set of principles that a laboratory can be successful by building relationships through education, excelling in customer service and by providing a consistent product with every case. For over 30 years, we are committed to this and we continually grade ourselves through customer feedback and the willingness to make changes in our systems.


Our technicians are trained with our internal standard training system, which is the most comprehensive in our industry. It provides a vocabulary and technical benchmark for every technician, which leads to better communication within our staff as well as with our customers. Authentic is a proud National AGD PACE approved CE course provider to dentists throughout the U.S.


Authentic gives back to communities through volunteer groups, non-profit organizations, charity and other means of help given to those in need to contribute to the common good. Authentic works closely with universities and local colleges to help educate their students. Authentic is proud to share our knowledge and expertise with the students of San Antonio and offer an internship program to individuals eager to learn.

Our goal is to be dedicated to your practice by becoming your dental resource in providing you guidance and knowledge on the latest techniques, materials, case planning and procedures that are available today.

“The key to esthetics involves the use of new materials and new techniques. Authentic’s veneers utilize these principless.”

Dr. George Freedman, DDS, FAACD, FACD, FADI: Past President, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

“I rely on Authentic for doing a great job on my restorations. We have also achieved excellent results with porcelain to gold.”

Dr. Larry Lopez, DDS: Past President South Texas Chapter American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

“I have been using Authentic Dental as my exclusive dental laboratory for the past seven years, and have always been completely satisfied. They do an excellent job, are always on schedule, and offer very competitive rates.”

Dr. O. Martinez, San Antonio, TX

“Authentic’s materials have excellent esthetics and wear-resistant ideally suitable for anterior/posterior implants.”

Dr. Karl Leinfelder, DDS, MS: Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina Dental School

“To achieve truly successful restorative dentistry you must work with a lab that understands occlusion. Authentic has been that lab for me.”

Dr. Jack Shirley, DDS: Past President, Board of Trustees, The Pankey Institute

“I confidently recommend Authentic Dental Lab to fabricate not only your traditional crown and bridge work, but I highly recommend them for implant crowns and custom abutments. We have used Authentic for years and have had a wonderful experience with their quality of work and the timely turnaround time.”

Dr. A. Retana, San Antonio, TX

To Authentic: Excellent – one of the best courses I have ever been too. Very practical and useful information – my expectations were exceeded.”

Dr. K Y, Denver, CO

“I switched to Authentic in 2008 and never looked back. Authentic has consistent quality, customer service and their one-on- one technical assistance. Their staff is very professional and a delight to work with. You don’t get that kind of service at most labs today. Through their educational courses, I know that they are providing the best products, the latest in digital technology, and implants. Authentic has the expertise I need to get the quality that I require for my patients.”

Dr. A. Maldonaldo, San Antonio, TX

“When the color of tooth substructure is ideal, minimally invasive dentistry with the ‘contact lens effect’ provide us with truly harmonious dynamic esthetic restorations. Authentic’s veneers exhibit this effect.”

Dr. Nasser Barghi, DDS, MA: Head Division of Esthetic Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

“Absolutely no adjustments—margins were sharp, occlusion and contacts perfect. Thanks!”

Dr. R. Brender, Austin, TX

“Our office sends in an average of fifteen crown and bridge cases a week and we receive high quality work each time. We also work closely with their implant team for restoring our implants and have been very satisfied. The implant team is very knowledgeable and we rely on them heavily for help with research on parts compatibility. We also use them for removable work as well as miscellaneous items such as retainers and night guards.”

Dr. M. Martinez, San Antonio, TX

“First time I could think of that I seated a four unit bridge without having to touch it. Great job!”

Dr. T. Mosser, Greenville, TX

“I just wanted to personally tell you how wonderfully satisfied I am with your work. I realize that it takes great commitment and teamwork to consistently deliver quality workmanship. I look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with all of you at Authentic.”

Dr. S. Simmons, La Vernia, TX

“Your bridges are beautiful. Thanks for your artistry and professionalism.”

Dr. M. Boland, Panama City, FL

“I want to express my genuine gratitude for such beautiful work. It’s nice to see skillful and beautifully artistic workmanship you have accomplished. Working with your lab is a real pleasure.”

Dr. H. Riddle, Phoenix AZ

“I can’t tell you how nice it is to insert crowns, partials and dentures that fit without multiple adjustments. Thank you!”

Dr. R. Longoria, San Antonio, TX


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