A short introduction

About Us

Underwood Dental Lab is a family-owned dental prosthesis lab in Joplin, Missouri, owned and operated by Randy and Caroline Underwood since 2004. We are a full-service dental lab, proud to be “big enough to handle it, small enough to care.”

Over 75 Doctors

served worldwide

Over 30,000

products created

Over 90 Years

of experience


Our Technology

With our inEos X5 we take scans for all indications, ensuring the greatest accuracy for all digitization work – from the palate to the tip of the scanbody. Our inEos X5 combines simple operation with specific scanning strategies. It thus ensures flexible positioning of models and complete freedom of use.

The Pinnacle of Precision

Our Process

We have the ability to process third-party CAD/CAM data. Our open 5-axis milling and grinding machine inLab MC X5 is designed specifically to meet dental lab requirements today and in the future. Every aspect of inLab MC X5 has been designed to address the CAD/CAM needs for the reliable, independent production of dental prostheses.

What We Do

Our Mission

Our mission at Underwood Dental Lab is to provide our doctors with excellent service, using cost-effective means with minimal turnaround. We highly value our doctors and their staff, and we work hard to make it show.

As a full-service dental lab, we can meet any of our clients’ manufacturing needs. We even offer in-office training for everything from infection control to impression and model-pouring procedures.

At Underwood Dental Lab, every restoration is hand-crafted in-house by our skilled technicians. All repairs, including those that require welding, are completed in-house, saving you and your patient valuable time and money.

Weathering the storm

Our History

After purchasing Boever Dental Lab in July 2004, Randy and Caroline Underwood relocated their family to Joplin from Blue Springs, Missouri. In these early days, the lab was only producing dentures and partials, perhaps an occlusion guard on occasion. In 2006, the lab relocated and expanded, allowing for a new crown and bridge department. Which paved way for Cast partial work to be brought into house in 2009.

On May 22, 2011, the lab was severely damaged by a historic EF5 tornado. We relocated temporarily before arriving at our current location at 2125 South Jackson Avenue in Joplin. Since then, we have seen major equipment upgrades, which have allowed us to serve our clients more effectively and stay “big enough to handle it.”