Our motto is:
“Exceeding Your Expectations, One Smile at a Time”
Image Dental Arts is a full service dental lab specializing in digital dental artistry. Our mission is to assist traditional and progressive dentists in providing the highest quality and profitable services to their patients.
Jim Somers, CDT, Owner and President
Jim Somers, CDT, Owner and President of Image Dental Arts, started the laboratory in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2003 after working in the dental lab business for over 33 years. During this time he has built a reputation of excellence and superb customer service.
“Always deliver a quality product, on time, at a fair price” has always been Jim’s philosophy and it has served Jim and his laboratory well.
He obtained his degree in Dental Technology from Indiana/Purdue, Fort Wayne and has achieved designations of Certified Dental Technician (CDT) and LVI Master Esthetic Technician. Jim has also become certified in the Staub Cranial system.
Outside the lab, Jim is an avid golfer, a football fan and a devoted family man. He feels privileged to be married to Karen, an elementary school teacher; and is the proud father of two sons, Brant and Mike.
Pam Simerman, CDT, Director of Operations
Pam Simerman has been in Crown and Bridge since 1978. Pam obtained her Associate Degree in Dental Technology from Indiana University in Fort Wayne. She has worked with Jim Somers for over 30 years. Pam is certified in the Staub Cranial technique and is a PTC Dental Ceramist. Pam’s attention to detail and extensive experience in crown and bridge esthetics assures the finest in fixed restorations.
Kirk Schock, CDT, Prosthetics Manager
Kirk Schock, Certified Dental Technician in Dentures, CDT, since 1979, has worked in the dental laboratory industry for 42 years. During that time his philosophy to deliver dependable high quality prosthetics has yielded him many opportunities in all areas of removables, including
subperiostal implant over dentures.
Kirk enjoys golf, basketball, football, and spending time with his two grandchildren, Hayden and Luke. He is a Hoosier (IU) fan with two of his children being alumni. He is married to Denise, a registered nurse, and has three children, Danielle, Dustin, and Natalie.
Crown and Bridge Technicians
Kendra Pascute, RG – Waxing and Pressable Ceramics; Advanced InLab Award for IOAD Certified in PTC-Posteriors; Associate Degree in Dental Lab Technology
Mike Somers – Porcelain and Opaquing Certified in PTC-Posteriors
Jamey Siela, RG – Advanced InLab Award for IOAD Certified in PTC-Posteriors; Associate Degree in Dental Lab Technology
Hillary Conley, RG – Associate Degree in Dental Lab Technology
Alexa Ellinwood, RG – Associate Degree in Dental Lab Technology
John Regadanz – 30+ years experience
Nicole Louagie, RG
Ian Wuest, RG
Chelsey Smith, CDT – Associate Degree in Dental Lab Technology
Julie Doak – Office Manager
Karla Elett – Administrative Assistant