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Staff
Robert Popp

Robert Popp - President

Robert Popp was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a second generation owner of Popp Dental Laboratory, which was founded by his father and passed on to him at the age of 27. Today Popp Dental Laboratory is a Certified Dental Laboratory providing services to more than 250 dentists throughout Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.

In the early nineties, Robert Popp founded an additional company, Popp Dental Supply, for the purpose of selling dental supplies and equipment. The company became one of the best-known independent dental suppliers in the state of Wisconsin, offering affordable prices and exceptional customer service.

In 2003, Robert Popp became a distributor and dealer for the Swiss made CAD/CAM system DCS. This system is milling dental crowns and bridges out of titanium, zirconium and other ceramic materials. The new company, Popp DCS, gained national popularity and recognition within the dental community.

Robert Popp has been providing laboratory and consultation services to dentists and other laboratories in Wisconsin, Illinois and throughout the country. He has been an important part of the Implant Restorative Team for many offices. Dentists and patients, equally, value Robert Popp's knowledge in finding the right solution for complex implant treatment cases.

 

Barb Popp-Knutowski

Barb Popp-Knutowski  - Office Manager 

Barbara Popp Knutowski was born in Milwaukee, WI. She is also a member of the second generation Popp family. Her father William Popp founded the business. She joined Popp Dental Laboratory in 1980.

Her career started out in the office and then expanded to learn quality control and the technical part of the dental lab business. From there she became the Sales Representative for the laboratory. When her brother Robert Popp started the additional company, Popp Dental Supply, she worked with both companies selling laboratory services and dental supplies.

As the lab grew, Popp Dental became two locations, one in Racine and one in Greendale. At that time Barb was brought in to manage the Racine location. She still works in sales to maintain our loyal customer base and help build relationships with new dentists.

Her hobbies include tending to her organic vegetable garden, home canning, and enjoying a nice day of fishing with her husband.

 

Brian Popp

Brian Popp  - Removable Manager 

 

Ernie Grabowski

Ernie Grabowski CDT, CB, TE  - Crown & Bridge, Ceramics Manager  

Ernie graduated in 1990 from MATC with a Associated Degree in Applied Science. Later that year he became a graduate of Dental Science. In 1996 Ernst became Certified as a Dental Technician in Crown and Bridge (CDT, CB) . As of 2011 he became a Dental Technologist (TE). He has been a member of the Southeastern Dental Technician study club from 1996 to present. Overall he has 25 years of dental experience and is knowledgeable in all facets of the Dental Lab Industry, from Model and Die to Implants. Currently he heads up our Ceramic Department.

 

Victor Strokis

Victor Strokis  - Crown & Bridge  

 

Kelly Ament

Kelly Ament - Controller

Kelly runs the office and keeps the books. You will often hear her friendly voice on the other end of the phone when you call us.

Kelly draws on more than 20 years of administrative experience, with more than 15 years focusing entirely on auditing and accounting, making her perfectly suited to oversee our bookkeeping and office tasks. Adept at juggling multiple roles, she enjoys facing new challenges as she handles our accounting, human resources, office management and financial planning responsibilities.