About Our Dental Lab

The name Baluke has represented quality dental fabrication since 1949. Mr. Walter Baluke Sr., co-founder of Shaw Laboratory, set a standard in progressive laboratory service that was revolutionary in its day. Duane and his brother Walter (Skip) followed in their father’s footsteps, first by working after school and on weekends, then as summer student trainees and finally as full-time apprentice technicians studying all phases of the dental laboratory business in Canada. After their father’s retirement from the business, they set up their own dental laboratory in Ontario under the name of Baltor Dental Laboratory. Eventually this evolved into Baluke Dental Studios, now one of the leading full-service dental labs in Canada.

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What Our Dental Lab Clients Say

I’ve been working with Baluke for nearly 5 years and am pleased with their quality.  But the one thing that stands out to me is their service.  When a problem arises they are quick to ensure it is solved and attempt to prevent it from occurring again. This makes a difference in my practice and working with them has been a great experience.

Dr. Mark Nicolucci

I have used the services of Baluke Dental Studios for all of my forty-five years in general practice. Staff in all departments are courteous and knowledgeable but my conversations especially with Corey exemplifies the importance of good dentist / lab communication in providing consistent top quality products and services.

Dr. Bob Fujiki

Baluke is a state of the art, full service laboratory.  This lab is my close, trusted oral health care partner delivering excellence one case at a time.  They produce technical wizardry and cosmetic genius!!

The #1 best dental lab in Canada – by far!!

Dr. Jack Cottrell

I want to take this opportunity to thank Duane and his team for their professionalism and great advice over the past 15 years.  They are especially helpful with my removable, fixed/removable and cosmetic cases.  Raj, Scott and Peter are very knowledgeable in what they do and provide invaluable advice to some of the complicated cases.  Their quality of work is second to none and they strive to achieve complete satisfaction from both the patient and dentist.I have no reservation to refer anyone to Baluke Dental Studio for all Dental Lab needs.

Dr. Andrew Wong

Having the team at Baluke as my lab partner allows me to deliver all of my cases on time with beautiful esthetics and precision. I rely on their highly trained staff to discuss cases and get great advice when I need it. You’re in great hands with Baluke!

Dr. Waseema Ali

I have used Baluke Dental Lab for over 25 years. Over the course of this time we have co-created hundreds of beautiful smiles together!
I have found them to be very easy to work with, both on the day-to-day end and the clinical side.

On the clinical side, there is always someone who is pleased to discuss case specific, material and design options with me. Their added benefit of bringing their ovens to your office and custom staining porcelain restorations is truly priceless.  It makes the difference between a beautiful restoration and one that is such a perfect match, it cannot be picked out as the “man-made” restoration.

Their prices are fair and they are always on the cutting edge of new materials and pleased to present varied options for specific situations.  I highly recommend them to any dentist who takes pride in their work and is looking for personal, individualized attention and quality craftsmanship.

Dr. Judy Sturm


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