Assured Dental Lab History

Assured Dental Lab has been around in various forms for over 30 years. We take pride in the wealth of experience we provide and so we present a timeline of the history of ADL Inc.

2016: Assured Dental Labs moves into Convenient location for more clients at 2028 E Riverside Blvd. Suite 220 in Loves Park.

2011: Added Straumann CARES2 scanner making ADL the only lab in northern IL with two digital scanners. Introduced eMax crowns for Bruxing Patients.

2010: Assured Dental Lab Inc. is now the prefered Lab for Ankylos, Nobel Biocare and Straumann Implants. Some of our Employees have been with us for nearly 10 years. All together ADL has nearly 100 years of Dental Technology experience! We’re one of the largest and most experienced crown and bridge labs in Northern Illinois. Our extensive training and years of experience means that as a doctor you can expect consistent and knowledgeable responses to all your questions and concerns.

2009: Assured Dental Lab is immersed in the digital transformation of dentistry by purchasing the latest Nobel Biocare laser scanner. As the only lab in the Rockford area with such sophisticated technology ADL is poised to bring a new level of materials and service to the Rockford area.

2004: Assured Dental Lab became incorporated.

1995: ADL relocated to a new location at 728 N Prospect.

1988: Assured Dental Lab was growing still and so the Lab was relocated to 4233 E. State. Dan became completely self-employed and hired two employees.

1986: As ADL grew too large for Dr. Pfluger’s office Dan picked things up and moved it into the basement of his home.

1980: When Dan returned to Rockford he continued his work with Dan’s Lab and began working at T.N.T. Lab in Janesville, WI. While there Dan waxed models, finished metalwork, and did deliveries.

1978: Dan attended Southern Illinois University in pursuit of a degree in Dental Technology. There he learned all 5 dental technology specialties: orthodontics, dentures, partial dentures, full cast crowns, and ceramics. in his last semester he specialized in ceramics. While attending class and labs, Dan also kept “Dan’s Lab” alive via the US mail. Dr. Pfluger sent Dan cases which he completed in his free time and then sent back. While attending SIU Dan was on the Dean’s list and received best in class marks for his high restoration scores.

1976: Assured Dental Lab has its humble beginning. ADL was first known as “Dan’s Lab” when Dan Pfluger began making cases for Dr. Robert Pfluger. Dan was taught by Dr. Pfluger how to make gold crowns. He worked together with his uncle Ron Labunski who made porcelain crowns. Much of the expertise of ADL began here at Dan’s Lab, and because it began in a dental office ADL will work great with your office.