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Our Team

Matt Cushing
Matt graduated from The University of Illinois and went on to play his entire 6 year NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. After getting his start in the dental lab field in sales, he seized an opportunity to start his own business with First Choice Dental Lab. Through daily hands on experience and continuing education courses, Matt has learned the operation of a dental lab from the ground up. Matt is responsible for daily operations at the lab. In his spare time, Matt enjoys coaching, running, and spending time with his 3 young children.
Jerry Maher
Vice President/Partner
Jerry graduated from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh and is a veteran of the United States Air Force. As an experienced sales professional with Fortune 500 companies such as Coca-Cola and Pharmerica, Jerry is responsible for the customer first philosophy at our lab. As one of the owners, Jerry feels that every customer should feel like they are the lab’s only customer. Jerry has 3 young children and enjoys running and coaching youth sports in his time away from work.
Jack Cushing
Territory Sales Manager/Deliveries

As Matt’s father and a member of the First Choice team from early on, Jack handles sales and deliveries for the south side of Chicago. His enthusiasm is noticed by every customer he comes in contact with. Jack’s spare time is spent coaching rugby and playing with his 6 grandchildren.

Danielle Dushek
Customer Service Specialist
Danielle is our customer service specialist. She is responsible for receiving and processing all our new cases. She handles questions about cases, schedules pick ups, and helps with initial scheduling of the case. Danielle’s attitude shows each customer that every case we receive from them is as important as the first one.
Camille Ruff
Shipping Department Manager
In her role as shipping department manager, Camille plays a key role in the operation of our lab. As one of the people in daily contact with many of our customers, Camille’s attitude lets each customer know that they are a valued part of our business.
John Cericola
Eva Bosek
We are hiring for our technical team. CAD/CAM designer, models, and ceramist positions needed. Please contact us for information.