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IMG_4362Dan Elfring is an in-house dental laboratory technician at Pickle Prosthodontics in Colorado Springs. In this position, Dan works with the two prosthodontists at Pickle Prosthodontics. He is able to work directly with patients during all phases of i-Teeth and denture fabrication.

Dan has 36 years of experience as a dental technician and is Nationally Board Certified in Complete Dentures, Dental Implants, Removable Partial Dentures, Ceramics and Crown & Bridge. Dan is a Master CDT technician and is one of only 41 nationwide among the 5,200 CDT’s. Dan also serves as an examiner for the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology.

Dan Elfring retired from the Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant after 28 years where he was the most senior lab technician in the Air Force. His position was the Command Dental Manager for Air Force Space Command and Manager of Peterson Area Dental Laboratory. CMSgt Elfring also served as the Special Consultant for Dental Laboratory to the Air Force Surgeon General. CMSgt Elfring first became involved in dental implants in 1993 when he managed the laboratory procedures of the largest DoD implant research project at Travis AFB, CA. Dan’s most recent accomplishment was being awarded the 2015 National Dental Laboratory Technician of the Year by the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL). Congratulations, Dan! Click here to read more about the prestigious award.

Dan has always loved the dental laboratory career field, but since starting to work with dentures, that love has turned to passion. He has trained with some of the best removable technicians in the U.S., Canada and Europe and continues to find ways to improve his knowledge and skills in removable technology. Dan has also completed Master’s Degrees outside of the dental field (an MBA and Master’s in Human Resource Management). Dan is married to his lovely wife of 29 years and they have 2 wonderful children.

If you have any questions or want to discuss how you can get a smile you love, please contact our office at 719.599.0670.

Our Location

Pickle Prosthodontics
9480 Briar Village Point Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Telephone: 719-599-0670
Toll Free: 1-866-845-0794
Fax: 719-599-0613


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  • Dr. Pickle is an extremely conscientious doctor. He managed to fit me in for emergency appointments when I really needed them and has referred me to excellent specialists for root canals. My husband and I have always found Dr. Pickle to be very personable and extremely knowledgeable about his profession. He also employs the very best assistants I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, and I have had many years of observing dental assistants.”
    —Carolyn W.
  • As an instructor, Dr. Pickle is eager to share his abundant experience and knowledge unconditionally with others in his field.”
    —Dr. Jackson
  • My impression of Dr. Pickle is that he is highly trained in his field and capable of managing even the most complex cases. Due to his outstanding experience, he is able to answer any and all questions he receives. As an educator, he gives a very practical approach to prosthodontics in private practice, which I appreciate.”
    —Dr. Pickett
  • Dr. Pickle and his staff understand that a person’s mouth is the entrance to their healthy body. Your mouth must be healthy physically and aesthetically for optimum health. The services this practice provides are designed to benefit the patient’s life as a whole, both in terms of a beautiful smile and having a fully functional mouth. From my first visit, I felt that I was entrusting my mouth to the most capable hands possible, and that impression has not changed a bit!”
    —Olivia B.
  • Dr. Pickle breaks down complicated procedures and makes them easy to understand. He is very good at using visuals in his instruction and his lecturing skills are very impressive. I enjoy his humor in instruction and out-of-the-box approach that enhance treatment options.”
    —Dr. Stacey
  • Dr. Pickle is extremely skilled at his craft, and very attuned to the emotional and physical needs of his patients. He has almost completely cured me of my fear of dentists. I would recommend him to anyone.”
    —Elizabeth M.
  • Dr. Pickle exudes confidence in his ability to make his patients feel comfortable, and he’s followed through every time!”
    —Kim C.
  • Dr. Pickle offers exceptional service, especially for difficult cases like mine that a regular prosthodontist could not treat. He is highly knowledgeable and caring, and is always looking out for his patient’s best interest.”
    —Ingrid C.
  • Dr. Pickle is very professional and knowledgeable about every aspect of his field. I love him and his staff! I am very satisfied with the time Dr. Pickle and his staff took to ensure that I was satisfied with the choices I made.”
    —Sue G.
  • Dr. Pickle has done fantastic dental work for both of us in the ten years we have been seeing him. I know we can rely on him to take care of all our dental needs like he always has!”
    —Julian & Heidi G.

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