About Hancock Dental Arts

About Us

Hancock Dental Arts is a boutique dental lab located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, with a well-established reputation for excellence. Founded by Master Ceramist Lance Hancock in 2020, he was looking for the freedom to fulfill his vision to create consistently gorgeous high-end anterior porcelain veneer smile designs and stunning full mouth restoration cases, along with a commitment to personalized service.

The entire team at Hancock Dental Arts is committed to providing you with sterling craftsmanship, distinct artistry, and premier service.

Our Team

Lance Hancock

Founder and Master Ceramist

Lance grew up in Minneapolis, MN. He is a third-generation dental lab technician and began his career at just 15 years of age. He has been honing his craft ever since. 

Lance has seen thousands of veneers being prepared and cemented through specialty hands-on programs. He has been receiving advanced training by the best clinicians around the country since the age of 17: attending LVI with Dr. Bill Dickerson, Hornbrook Group courses with Dr. David Hornbrook, Pac Live and Heartland Dental Aesthetic Continuums with Dr. Ed Lowe and Dr. Mike Koczarski. His extensive experience and training make him an invaluable resource for our Dentists when it comes to case consultation and material selection. 

When he isn’t creating beautiful smiles in the lab, Lance enjoys fishing for walleye with his family on Lake Vermilion, golfing with his buddies, and playing every sport imaginable with his son Oliver.

Lance Hancock

Jill Gibson

Master Ceramist

Jill joined Hancock Dental Arts with 34 years of specialization in anterior ceramic work. After earning a degree in Dental Technology early in her career she went on to achieve her CDT in Ceramics in 1993. She has spent a lifetime perfecting her art and it is richly evident in her work. Her contributions to our lab, in both skill and artistry have proven to be invaluable.

She currently resides in Vadnais Heights with her husband Mike. She loves spending time with family, including 2 grown children Adam and Madison. She is a true Minnesota girl with her love for long weekends fishing at the cabin and cheering on her favorite hockey team the Minnesota Wild.

Jill Gibson

Eli Chez-Shaw

Lab Technician

Eli has been a member of the Hancock Dental Arts team since day one. He is our resident digital expert. He loves his job as a smile designer because he knows with each case, he is helping to change a person’s life for the better. 

His passion for helping people is also seen by his regular volunteer work within the community. When he isn’t in the lab or volunteering you can find him with his wife Sarah somewhere outside hiking, camping, biking or swinging between the trees in a hammock.

Elichez Shaw

Kue Thao

Lab Technician

Kue graduated in 2018 from the University of MN with a degree in Scientific and Technical Writing. He also explored dentistry in college and still maintains a keen interest in the dental field. He has a knack for keeping our model room running smoothly day after day.

He is married and the proud owner of a maltipoo named Tofu. When it comes time to relax, he enjoys listening to comedy podcasts, playing video games, and watching TV.

Kue Thao

Anders Hoffman

Lab Technician and Driver

Anders grew up in Brainard, MN, and graduated from Brainard High School. He joined the Hancock Dental Arts team with previous dental laboratory technician experience. Anders does a little bit of everything at the lab including investing the veneers, pressing the porcelain, and helping with our Cad Cam machines. If you are a local dentist, you will also likely spot him making deliveries and picking up cases.

He enjoys camping and biking in his spare time and comes from a family of 13 people!

Anders Hoffman

Heather Hancock

Business Administrator

Heather grew up in St. Paul, MN. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Catherine University. She left her career as a Respiratory Therapist in 2021 to support the business side of Hancock Dental Arts. 

Heather loves spending time outdoors with Lance and their son Oliver. She is a huge animal lover, and you will rarely see her without her Whoodle Winnie by her side.

Heather Hackcock
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Lance and his team at Hancock Dental Arts are known for their exquisite dental artistry. Their smile designs are all uniquely created to match the patient. I have been fortunate for over 15 years to have Lance as part of my team designing new smiles.

Corey Jensen, DDS, MAGD
Smile Design Dentistry

You can trust Hancock Dental Arts with your patients' smiles.

We’re a boutique dental lab with a well-established reputation for excellence.