Advisory Board

Meet Our Team of Advisors

Hitec Dental Ceramics is privileged to have the expertise and connections offered by our Board of Advisors.

Peter Zecchin


Peter has over 40 years of extensive dental lab operations experience and is Certified Dental Technician. He completed his Bachelor of Science at San Jose State University and went on to study dental technology at San Francisco’s School of Dental Technology. His professional training includes attending courses offered by Dr. Dawsons’ Pankey Institute, Dr. Basta’s F.A.C.E., and Bob Lee’s Orognathic Bioesthetic level II, and level III courses. He then completed a Level IV Masters course at Oregon Health Science University. After working as  a dental technician for several years Peter went on to found and operate the successful aesthetics focused Zecchin Laboratories in San Jose CA. Peter’s strengths are his ability to listen to a patient and fulfill their expectations while making them understand the shortcomings of the restoration materials.

Ron Humphrey


Ron Humphrey has over 30 years in the dental restoration business and is a Certified Dental Technician. He has a reputation throughout the Pacific Northwest and the nation as one of the most accomplished, certified dental technicians in the industry. Ron’s membership in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), in addition to his active participation and membership in professional dental organizations and educational institutions such as the Dawson Academy and the Kois Center, give him cutting-edge perspective of developments in dentistry.

Scott Emett. Lab Advisor Emeritus


Scott started in the dental lab industry in the late 1970s working as a in-house technician fabricating cases using Pankey-Dawson full mouth rehab techniques. He went on to start his own dental lab and grew it to over $1M in sales while developing new techniques to improve quality and increase productivity. He also started another successful dental lab in the area he grew up in Utah which he currently operates. Due to Scott’s expertise in the field, he now offers in-depth coaching services for dental labs. He also hosts weekly dental lab and dentistry study clubs. He supports Hitec Dental Ceramics on a regular basis with his keen insights and deep industry knowledge. He is our advisor on complex cases and best practices for optimal lab operations. Scott will be assisting on calls for complex and esthetic cases as part of our continued efforts to improve quality and consistency.