About CDA

At Custom Dental Aesthetics, we take special pride in providing you with the latest in dental technology, offering complete crown and bridge laboratory services. Since 1986, Custom Dental Aesthetics has been a leader in our field known for our personal service and one-to-one communication.


Michael Shelley

Michael Shelley, CDT

President and Owner

Raised in Tillicum, WA, Mike graduated from Bates Technical College and began his career in dental technology in 1978. Mike is known in the industry he’s served for over three decades as a technician with uncompromising standards of excellence. His experience and expertise, especially with implants, has earned him many faithful partnerships.

A former board member at Bates Technical College and past president of WSDLA, Mike is dedicated to continuing education. This focus filters into our lab, where a spirit of continual training and improvement prevails. The lab provides a fulfilling work environment and it's not surprising that we have been able to maintain a very consistent work crew.

Autumn Ellingson

Autumn Ellingson

General Manager

Raised in the Pacific NW, Autumn oversees day-to-day operations at CDA. A former executive at Nordstrom and administrator with a local private school, she has over 30 years’ experience in management and customer service. You’ll find that she loves delivering exactly what you are looking for and ensuring that you feel like a valued part of our team.

Our People

CDA Team

Implant Department

Implants have become a critical part of our industry. Our implant specialists can answer questions, order the correct parts and design custom cases with ease!

Model Room

Everything begins in the model room, and without accurate model work we would be out of business. Our staff have been working with plaster and accurately articulating cases for many years.

CDA Team

Porcelain Department

We have an extremely talented and diverse group of porcelain technicians. Our department has eight technicians, including three Certified Dental Technicians, each one capable of creating beautiful, lifelike restorations.

Support Staff

From phone calls, pick-ups and deliveries, to scheduling our work load, everything that goes on in the lab passes through Katie's capable hands. Our drivers, the face of our lab in your office, are courteous, professional and set our service apart!

CDA Team

Waxing and Metal Finishing

Copings and frameworks are the foundation we build upon, and our metal finishers and waxers have been accurately designing them for a combined total of over 90 years.