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Proto-tech designs combine accuracy and reliability with ease of use in a biorealistic environment.

Dental Materials Research Instruments

Dental  materials research instruments must simulate the oral environment to prove a material’s ability to withstand service as a dental restorative. Proto-tech engineers focus on this requirement for every design, using only high quality components and specifying durable materials.

Realistic and meaningful results are another essential attribute of dental materials instruments, so Proto-tech designs are based on engineering analysis of the biomechanical conditions and a survey of the published literature and standards of practice.  

As well, experience has shown that ease-of-use is essential in labs where a variety of technicians with varying skill levels are using the equipment. Proto-tech designs are straight-forward, and include detailed instruction manuals, video tutorials for many instruments, and on-call support.

Fatigue Cycler

Thermal Cycler

Oral Wear Simulator


Stress Tester


Proto-tech has been supplying the dental materials research needs for almost  25 years. The designs appear in numerous scientific publications from industry leading institutions worldwide. Proto-tech has been awarded research grants by the NIH and has presented at the IADR Dental Research Conferences.

Proto-tech is an equal opportunity employer that provides a trend-forward work environment that empowers students and interns by teaching new abilities and developing design skills.

Fatigue Cycler Oral Wear Simulator

Toothbrush Wear Simulator

Shear Bond Strength Tester

LED Curing Oven

New for 2019: Friction Tester

An essential property of material interactions can now be easily and affordably assessed with this flexible, straightforward design. Control the force, speed and fluid level easily. Click here.

Friction Tester

Toothbrush Wear Simulator Thermal Cycler Shear Bond Strength Tester LED Curedome Friction Tester

DO YOU NEED custom fixtures for your next materials test? Let Proto-tech design them and 3-D print them of super tough nylon. The turnaround time is impressive, and the tolerances are great. We can print shapes that used to be impossible with injection modeling techniques thanks to laser sintering. Let us draft them up in Solidworks and print them in white or 6 bright colors. Or if you need something tougher like brass or steel, we can do that too! Call John at (971) 344-3730 for more details.



TESTIE: the new single axis testing station you control from your Android phone.  Configure Testie for shear bond strength, tension testing, flexural strength and more and control and store the data on your Android phone via wi-fi. Bring your testing up to date with Testie…coming soon.

Contact Us

Proto-tech instruments are featured on the webpage of the biomechanics laboratory of Engr. Abdullah Bugshan Research Chair for Dental and Oral Rehabilitation at King Saud University, Riyadh, K.S.A.

Proto-tech News

R Danso an H Ralph Rawls’ team at UTHSC-SA demonstrated an oxirane polymer system with lower shrinkage stress using the Proto-tech Polymerization Tester, as reported in Dental Materials, Oct 2018.

A growing library of instructional and promo videos can be found on the Proto-tech Youtube Channel.