Mike Hankes is the Manager for the Removables Department at Distinctive Dental Studio, Ltd. and has been a Dental Technician since 1986. Mike comes by his training through hard work and determination. He trained with many mentors over the years, worked chair-side with a Prosthodontist in an All-On-4 Clinic, and participated in numerous PTC Removable and DENTSPLY “Set Up” courses and certifications.
“There is no better feeling than knowing I play a part in creating a beautiful smile for a patient in need. I wouldn’t change it for all the money in the world! That is why I love this industry – because I get to teach and mentor talented technicians as well as foster my passion for customer service. Distinctive Dental Studio, Ltd. is a cutting edge and progressive lab with a great sense of teamwork to the degree that I have not seen at other labs in all my years in this industry. I am excited to have a future at DDS, Ltd. and look forward to utilizing new digital technologies.”
Mike has one college age daughter. He enjoys volunteering at local Homeless Shelters as well as spending time outdoors with family and friends.