Meet Valentin Robles, Dental Product Manager


Meet Valentin Robles, Dental Product Manager

We are Dukal. We are committed to a world where all Dukal team members feel a sense of pride in themselves and their impact on society.

Where are you from?

I was born in Hawthorne, California (famously known as the home of The Beach Boys and now Space-X & Tesla). I jumped between Hawthorne, Guadalajara, Mexico, Long Beach, and eventually making it back to Hawthorne in my youth. However, in 2010 our family decided to call Pomona, California home.

How did you choose this career path?

I originally studied Electronics Engineering, but somehow 17 years ago, I veered into the wholesale dental industry. A true example of the career choosing you, instead of the other way around.

What do you like most about your job?

Getting to know each product's composition, function, and the customer's expectations. I really like having the knowledge and ability to help others.

What is your favorite part of being a member of the Dukal team?

I love the healthy family/team mentality. I haven't met anyone who hasn't been willing to lend a helping hand.

What is your favorite quote?

"There are no mistakes, just happy accidents" -Bob Ross

Do you have any pets?

Sasha, my German shepherd, and Bobbert, my iRobot

What would you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?

That would have to be my two awesome, smart, and loving daughters, Amber and Alyssa. They are the drive behind everything I do.

What's your favorite food? Least favorite?

You just can't beat a loaded Bratwurst and a good dark beer…on the other side of the spectrum, liver and onions.

Pick three words to describe yourself.

He. So. Crazy.

You're about to perform in a karaoke bar. What song do you choose?'s got to be a tie between Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline and The Gambler by Kenny Rogers.

If you could live in a TV show, book, or movie, which one would you pick?

Definitely the TV show "This Old House"... I can imagine hanging out with Norm, Tommy, Roger, Richard, Kevin, and the crew - just doing all these elaborate projects for 43 seasons. Truly, my idea of the ultimate reality show.

Name one thing on your bucket list.

A handle. (Without one, it's just a wooden pot)

Do you have any hobbies outside of work?

Carpentry, woodworking, fishing, camping, archery, anything that has to do with being outdoors.

If you could hang out with anyone for a day, alive or dead, who would it be and why?

My grandfather, George. Just to hear how his day was.

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