FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
John Tecca was born and raised in Livingston Montana and attended a dental technology program in southern California and received his certificate in 1990 for dental technology. John opened his dental laboratory Aesthetic Oral Arts in Livingston Montana in 1990 and has been serving the dental community nationwide for more than 29 years. This unique Dental Lab is situated in Historic Livingston, Montana, a city that is the original Gateway to Yellowstone National Park. It is surrounded by the Majestic Rocky Mountains and has brought a lot of inspiration to him personally and professionally.
John and his laboratory Aesthetic Oral Arts Studio is sought after by many top clinicians throughout the nation for their superior artistry, dental knowledge and unsurpassed technology. Although John’s lab offers a broad range of services, this exclusive lab specializes in cosmetic smile design dentistry, full mouth reconstructions and implant dentistry. John and his team are dedicated to the Art & Science of Cosmetic Dentistry and helping others excel in the dental industry. John lectures locally and nationally and teaches hands on courses to doctors and technicians sharing his experiences and knowledge. John is very passionate about his work and takes great pride in fabricating exceptional high quality restorations.
John has attended several live patient courses with Dr. Ed McLaren, Dr. Frank Spears, P.A.C. Live, Dr. Rhys Spoor and Mark Willis M.D.T. He has also studied advanced dentistry techniques with some of the finest clinicians and master technicians in the world such as, Dr. John Kois, Dr. Frank Spears, Matt Roberts, Lee Culp, Brad Jones, Don Cornell, Willi Geller, Uwe Brosamie, Dr. Tom Trinkner, Dr. David Hornbrook, and Dr. Peter Dawson.
As a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the Academy of General Dentistry John is continuously obtaining continuing education through advanced courses and seminars. Specific such courses include, Kois Center, Dawson Center for Advanced Study, Seattle Study Club, Team Aesthetic Seminars by Matt Roberts, IPS Empress Programs, 3M ESPE Lava, Nobel Biocare Advanced Implant dentistry, Straumann, Zimmer, e.max, Vident Porcelain procedures, BEGO Certifications, Ivoclar North American Centers for Advanced Education courses, along with Certifications from 3M ESPE Lava, Microstar, Las Vegas Institute and Lee Culp’s Institute for Oral Art and Design.
John is just as passionate about the outdoors as he is about dentistry and is inspired by Montana’s natural beauty and everything it has to offer. John has four children and three grandsons that he enjoys spending time with. He loves to hunt, fish and recreate in Montana with family and friends.
Mike has been a Dental Technician for 45 years and has seen a lot of changes in the industry. He studied Dental Laboratory Technology at Pasadena City College in California and graduated with honors from their 2-year program. Mike’s duties at Aesthetic Oral Arts include CAD/CAM design, digital model creation, surgical guide fabrication, implant abutment design and aesthetic design. After moving his family from North Idaho, he has been working with Aesthetic Oral Arts since 2008! He is married to his wife, Teri and they have 2 daughters in their twenties. Mike is currently the President of the Montana Airstream Club, a local unit of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International. In his spare time, Mike enjoys fishing, hunting and camping.
JT was born and raised in Livingston, MT and began working at Aesthetic Oral Arts in 2006 after graduating high school. He designs metal, ceramic & zirconia, along with milling, finishing and staining & glazing when needed. JT enjoys his job and the awesome team at Aesthetic Oral Arts. During his time off, he enjoys being in the outdoors as much as possible. His favorite activities include hunting, fishing, camping and floating the river with friends and family.
Dustin has been a part of the Aesthetic Oral Arts Team since 2001 and feels blessed to have such a great career! Dustin was born and raised in Livingston. He loves the beautiful state of Montana and everything it has to offer. He has twin boys that are 10 years old. In Dustin’s free time he enjoys spending it with his boys, rock hounding, ATV riding, wood working and hiking around in the mountains.
Merlin began working for Aesthetic Oral Arts in 2019. He brings 20+ years in dental technician experience. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and enjoying all that Montana has to offer.
Josey joined the Aesthetic Oral Arts Team in 2019 to develop and advance the denture branch. Josey received her training in Missoula and graduated from the University of Montana with a primary focus in Art. She is excited to introduce new and effective techniques to the traditional process of denture fabrication. She was born and raised in Montana and found of love of fly fishing at a young age. After traveling around the country she made her final stop in Livingston, MT. In Josey’s free time she enjoys competing in volleyball tournaments, cooking and hiking with her black lab, Georgia.
Lyndsey has been a part of the Aesthetic Oral Arts Team since 2018. She graduated with her Certificate in Dental Assisting and her Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration. Lyndsey has been in the dental industry for over 14 years. She has worked in dental offices from California to Montana and has done everything from assisting the doctors with general anesthesia cases, marketing and managing dental offices. She enjoys cooking, fly fishing, traveling, photography and being a mom. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and their dog, Dillon.