Welcome to Bay View
Bay View is a full service lab, now serving dentists through three generations for almost 75 years. Owners Buddy and Rick Shafer are both Board Certified Technicians and still work full time at the bench. They are joined by an experienced team of technicians and support staff with a shared passion for dental technology and service to dentistry.
The foundation and success for Bay View was built around a passion for customer service and consistent, high quality work. General dentistry work is still handled by Buddy Shafer personally, and cosmetic dentistry is led by Rick Shafer. Additional specialty departments include implants, removable, and diagnostic wax-ups – all led by highly skilled, board certified technicians. Our knowledge, philosophy and keys to success have been a solid foundation with the Pankey/Dawson concepts in occlusion and function.
Other significant benefits for Bay View customers include free staff training, marketing and practice development support, assistance with case sequencing and treatment planning, and many opportunities for education with us here in Virginia. Continuing education has always been a cornerstone of our success. Our new facility includes a full service education and learning resource center with courses for doctors, technicians, and staff almost every week of the year. We invite you to learn more about our family of professionals dedicated to serving dentistry.
What They’re Saying see all
Buddy has become a source of inspiration and advice to many dentists and technicians across the country. I personally have tremendous respect and admiration of Buddy who has been a valuable resource to me as well as a close personal friend and colleague. - Peter E. Dawson, DDS
Bay View is one of only a hand full of labs in the country to embrace the Dawson Philosophy of Complete Dentistry and have a ceramist that is accredited by the AACD. - Scott Finlay, DDS, FAGD, FAACD
I’ve worked with Bayview Dental Lab for 22 years. I cannot recommend them enough, to any Doctor wanting to take their Dentistry to the next level. - John C. Cranham, DDS, PC
From the 3-D wax-up, to predictable restorations of all disciplines; Bay View is my partner in providing my patients with the best dentistry I can accomplish. - Andrew C. Cobb, DDS
The entire staff at Bay View is in constant pursuit of excellence. The lab’s teaching center represents a kind of "headquarters" for advanced dental knowledge. - Johnson Hagood, DDS
It is a pleasure to work with Bay View’s dedicated team of technicians, committed to excellence in every detail. They make me a much better clinician! - Karen McAndrew, DMD, MS
The best thing that happened to me in dentistry was twenty years ago when Pete Dawson gave me your name as a lab. - Edward Reisner, DMD