“I have dedicated myself personally and professionally to creating a dental laboratory that is personalized, reliable and reasonable in price. My goal is to make sure our customers know they have a partner and friend in Excel Studios.”
Dr. Hartzel attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, where he received a degree in music education in 1969. After teaching high school music for several years he went on to attend the University of Memphis where he took pre-dental courses than continued his passion for dentistry at the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, where he received his D.D.S in 1982.
American Dental Association, California Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, National Dental Laboratory Association, San Fernando Dental Society
I moved to Los Angeles in 1984 and opened my first dental practice in Santa Clarita, CA, where I practiced dentistry in the community for 30 years. I enjoyed my time behind the chair helping patients get out of pain and transforming their lives with a new smile. My next chapter in business has been owning a dental laboratory where I am constantly amazed on how technology is improving both the lives of our clinicians and their patients. My other passions are riding my Harley-Davidson or camping in my RV with my wife and dogs.
“I am an avid technology seeker. I am always looking for new companies to partner with that can help us improve and provide our customers the best restorative experience as possible. When I am not at the lab I’m off at a C.E. seminar or lecturing to other lab technicians and lab owners on the state of our industry.”
Mr. Fajardo attended Dental School at the University of Mariano Galvez in Guatemala City. Upon moving back to California, Mr. Fajardo received his Dental Technology Education at Los Angeles Community College and holds an A.S. Degree in Computer Aided Drafting from I.T.T Technical Institute where he received CAD/CAM training in mechanical drafting.
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, National Dental Laboratory Association
I started my dental technician career working at varies labs in the Los Angeles area and soon found my calling of lead technical support and lab manager. I enjoy attending C.E. courses throughout the U.S. and abroad. On my time away from the lab I can be found overlanding with my wife and kids camping in the middle of a dessert or next to a river.