Cade Tippett, CDT

Special guest

Cade has been in the Orthodontic world since 1994 where he started as an orthodontic assistant as a junior in High School. He eventually moved on to get his BS in Pre-Med / Pre-Dental Studies at Tarleton State University. This is where he met his future wife Sara. After graduation, they married they moved to San Antonio where he was accepted into the Dental Lab Technology program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. After graduating first in his class he took his CDT exam and opened his own orthodontic laboratory. Eventually, after speaking at several dental lab conventions, he was recruited to open an orthodontic department in a Crown & Bridge Lab. After building a self-sustaining ortho lab complete with fully trained technicians he joined forces with one of the largest ortho labs in the DFW area helping to grow it larger by increasing the clients and helping to train technicians. Eventually, the calling of owning his own lab again came back and he and his wife now own Tippett Orthodontic Laboratory, LLC which focuses on staying small but technologically advanced.

Cade has also served 2 terms as president of the Dental Laboratory Association of Texas. He currently serves as "Association and Conference Administrator" for the DLAT. He is also serving a secretary of the newly formed Association of Orthodontic Laboratory Professionals.

He is also the creator of RetainerDesigner.com a free, fun online retainer acrylic color selector.

He also keeps a blog DesignerRetainer.com where he post techniques, reviews and tips regarding the Orthodontic Lab.

You can also catch him on YouTube as RetainerDesigner helping to train the world how to be skilled orthodontic technicians. His YouTube channel has well over 16,000+ subscribers!

Sara and Cade have 3 kids: 2 boys and a little girl!

Cade Tippett, CDT has been a guest on 2 episodes.