© 2013 OPA Dental Laboratories, Inc. 137 - 23rd Ct. South | Birmingham, AL | 35205
205-323-2017 | Fax: 205-323-7978
About OPA Dental Labs
OPA Dental Laboratory, Inc. is a small lab committed to producing the
highest quality dental appliances in the United States. We specialize in
Ortho and Pedo dental appliances including removable retainers, fixed
retainers, space maintainers, partials RPE's, TMJ Splints and other
dental appliance products. We have a staff of 6 averaging 15 years
with the company.
Our group of technicians is led by founder and owner Elaine Kassouf
who studied and worked as Dental Assistant for 12 years with one of
Birmingham's best Orthodontists. Prior to opening OPA Dental in 1980,
Elaine trained and studied extensively with local Orthodontists and
Pedodontists, University Professors and international doctors. Elaine
has been in dentistry since 1968 and has been personally hand crafting
dental appliances for over 33 years. After many years of being a dental
assistant and training as a lab technician under one of the best in the
industry at fabricating Crozat appliances, Elaine found her passion in
bending wire and building dental appliances. Having found her love
and natural skill, Elaine made a personal commitment of becoming one
of the best in the industry and in 1980, started OPA Dental
Laboratories, Inc. Over the years, as her staff grew, each employee
came to share the same dedication and love of the art of building
dental appliances. At OPA, you can rest assured that your appliances
will be built by experts who are truly passionate about their work.
Even though Elaine does not work directly with patients, she is always
aware of results and nothing brings more satisfaction than knowing
that her work improves the lives of children and adult patients and
makes a difference in their daily lives. Elaine truly cares about people.
Throughout the years, she has personally donated time and product to
children with cleft palate or in need of financial assistance.
With over 45 years in the dental industry, we have become expert
craftsmen at what we do. Our staff is led by our Office Manager,
Christy, who has been with OPA for 30 years and knows what it takes to
get things done. All of our employees are as passionate as I am and all
have a combined average of over 15 years with the company. When you
use OPA, you can be assured you are getting some of the best
craftsmen in the industry producing appliances for you with great care
and pride in their work.
A message from owner, Elaine Kassouf:
At OPA, we strive for perfection. My first goal is making
an appliance that snaps into place. I have always been a
perfectionist and in this business, every single appliance
we make must be perfect and fit perfectly in patients
mouths in order to have the least amount of discomfort
as the appliance does what it is designed to do.
What do I enjoy the most about what I do? Simply put, I
love bending wire to produce perfect dental appliances. I
enjoy the satisfaction I get when I produce an appliance
that turns out exactly the way it should. Knowing it will
make a difference in a patient’s life.
OPA Dental’s Team of Experts