Preat Corporation is a team of dental professionals committed to providing the highest quality products, services, and expertise to our partners in order to improve the quality of life of all involved.
Eat an Elephant – learning every single day, one bite at a time.
500 Miles – we will do whatever is necessary to ensure your success as our trusted customer
Be Like Oprah – humbled by the opportunity to change and improve the lives of others daily
Swiss Army Knife – we will provide you with multiple options and services
Our passion is helping people smile again
- Technical Expertise and Education
- Customer Experience
- Solutions and Lifecycle Support
Preat was founded in 1980 by Thomas G. Bormes MBA. Mr. Bormes’ vision for Preat was to create a customer-centric organization where partners would receive both optimal customer experience and timely technical servicing. Preat, which is an acronym for “Precision Attachment”, originally focused on the removable partial denture attachment market.
In 1997, Tom’s son, Chris, joined the team, and shortly enrolled in the Dental Laboratory program at City College of San Francisco to supplement his Accounting degree. Chris spent the next 14 years working in shipping, receiving, inventory management, customer service, and mainly technical service before being named President in 2010.
During this time, Tom and Chris were both named ICOI Masters; opened up the PRISM Implant Suprastructure Center; relocated the business to Santa Ynez, CA; and changed the core focus of the company to implants and overdenture solutions.
In 2013, the Company relocated to a larger facility one block from the ocean in Grover Beach, CA. During the time in Grover Beach, Preat became the first (and still is) company in North America to SLM/Laser “print” implant suprastructures; published the first version of what is now the go to Industry Tool, the 9th Edition Implant and Attachment Prosthetic Book; created the free Preat App to identify implants; earned a 510k for 39 different implant platforms; was named NADL’s 2017 Supplier of the Year; and started the popular TechTalks video series.
In 2019, Preat moved to our new 20,000 sq ft facility in Santa Maria, CA. Future plans include a state of the art education center, showroom, library, and digital laboratory.
Chris’ vision for the company is a One Stop Shop where customers receive high quality, fairly priced implant components, attachments, and specialty prosthetic items with the foundation of top notch service that Preat is known for. Even though Tom retired in 2016, the core values he taught—supporting the industry, education, valuing our customers—remain the foundation for all that we, as a team, do today.
- Chris currently sits on the NADL Board and Preat is one of the largest supporters of the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology. Members of the Preat team include Rotary Members, Elks Club, Little League Coaches, and many local non-profit Board Members, Veterans, and much more.
- We support National and Regional Dental Laboratory, Denturist, and Dentist meetings by providing upwards of 100 hours of free, non-commercial CE credits each year.
- All calls are answered by the second ring and order timeliness and accuracy currently exceed 99.35%
Today, we are ISO13485:2016 certified manufacturer and exceed California FDA, FDA, Health Canada and CE certifications. We have the ability to assist our customers on 40 year old cases as well as new cases through innovative new products and a true team approach to service.
How can we earn your business?
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