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 26 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 Den
tal 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.
Kendra Pascute, Director of Operations, Crown & Bridge Supervisor
Kendra Pascute, has worked in the dental industry since 2004. Before obtaining her degree in Dental Laboratory Technology in 2007, she was a dental assistant for 2 years.
She has worked at Image Dental Arts since 2006, where she has worked in all areas of crown and bridge, with concentrations in cad-cam and implants. Kendra has earned certifications in PTC (Productivity Training Corporation) and IOAD (Institute of Oral Arts and Design). She has watched the dental field go from analog to digital and has really enjoyed the transformation.
Outside of the lab, Kendra enjoys spending time with her husband, Clifton, an electrician at B.F. Goodrich and their two beautiful daughters, Lilah and Lacie. They are all big Ohio State fans and love watching football!
Kirk Schock, CDT, Prosthetics Manager
Kirk Schock, CDT in Dentures, CDT since 1979, has worked in the dental laboratory industry for 46 years. During that time his philosophy to deliver dependable high quality prosthetics has yielded him many opportunities in all areas of removables, including Dentsply EPF set-ups and implant over dentures.
Kirk enjoys golf, basketball, football, and spending time with his grandchildren. He is married to Denise, MSN, and they are both Hoosier (IU) fans.
Carolyn Johnson, Corporate Account Sales Executive
Carolyn has a strong background in Sales and Marketing. Her goal is to strengthen relationships with our current clients, as well as expand our customer base.
Jamey Siela- Associates in Dental Laboratory Technology
Hillary Conley- Associates in Dental Laboratory Technology
Hannah Weber, RG- Associates in Dental Laboratory Technology
Alexa Harter, CDT- Bachelors in Dental Laboratory Technology
John Regadanz- Associates in Dental Laboratory Technology
Alexis Gates, RG -Associates in Dental Laboratory Technology
Morgan Hill, RG- Bachelors in Dental Laboratory Technology
Ian Wuest-Associates in Dental Laboratory Technology
Sarah Schrensky, RG- Bachelors in Dental Laboratory Technology
Veronica Lichtsinn, CDT- Associates in Dental Laboratory Technology
Rachel Salerno, RG- Bachelors in Dental Laboratory Technology
Julie Doak – Office Manager
Karla Elett- Personal Assistant to the President/CEO
Karla joined IDA in 2015 after retiring from a banking career of 40 years. She is responsible for a variety of duties within the company including benefits, accounts receivable, marketing, ect.