Apr 18, 2013 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
New York City College of Technology
300 Jay Street, Atrium Amphitheater
Becoming a master technician requires much more than being technically competent. Understanding and applying the skills of dental technology is the first step to success, but working with a team requires understanding the softer skills of collaboration, and communication. Joshua and Thomas will share with you their experiences working as part of a dental team. This lecture will focus on how they use their skills to make better use of what they do best...provide excellent, quality restorations for their patients. By learning and applying these skills you will become a premier member of the dental team.
Speakers: Joshua Polansky, MDC and Thomas Singh, MDT
Joshua Polansky, BA, MDC, earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Rutgers University in 2004. While working part- time at a dental laboratory, he took advantage of an opportunity to apprentice with distinguished master technician, Olivier Tric of Oral Design Chicago. Mr. Tric opened Joshua's eyes to a whole new world of possibilities. He made the decision to become a master dental technician following the path that Tric had forged. He continued to acquire technical skills by studying in Europe with other mentors and experts in the field such as Klaus Mutertheis. Joshua earned his Masters degree in dental ceramics at the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry under Dr. Edward Mclaren. Joshua Continued his training under Jungo Endo and Hiroaki Okabe at UCLA's advanced prosthodontics and maxillofacial program working on faculty and residents cases. Joshua currently resides in Cherry Hill, NJ where he is the owner and operator of Niche Dental Studio. Joshua is a key opinion leader for major dental manufacturers such as GC America. Joshua sits on the advisory/editorial board for Inside Dental Technology (IDT), and Inside Dentistry. Joshua has been published throughout the years in many publications such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry's JCD, Quintessence's QDT, and The Journal Of Prosthetic Dentistry (JPD). Joshua holds a steady lecture schedule throughout the United States and abroad teaching others the skills he has acquired from the mentors he has been so fortunate to have had. www.nichedentalstudio.com
Thomas Singh, MDT In 2003, after completing dental technology apprenticeship in Augsburg, Germany, Mr. Singh worked for four years as a certified dental technician at Langerspacher &Christ dental laboratory in Bad Woerishofen, Germany. In 2008, Mr. Singh graduated from the Master School of Dental Technology in Munich, Germany. After enjoying private lessons by Mr. ThiloVock, Mr. Willi geller, Mr. Uli Werder, Mr. Walter Gebhard and working for two years with Mr. Joachim Maier at oral design Bodensee, Mr. Singh went to Boston, MA, working with Kenneth Malament, DDS (Tufts University), Dan Nathanson, DMD (Boston University) , and hans-Peter Weber, DMD (Harvard University), while teaching as a visiting lecturer in the postdoctoral program for prosthodonticsat Tufts University School for Dental Medicine.