300 Jay Street
THE GREATER NEW YORK C.D.T. STUDY GROUP
2nd Dental Clinic - Spring 2012
Date: April 19, 2012
Place: New York City College of Technology, 300 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Atrium Amphitheater
2 hours of CDT continuing education credits will be awarded for attendance.
Clinician: Joshua Polansky, MDC
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 that helped him make the decision to become a master dental technician following the path that Tric had forged. Joshua continued to acquire technical skills by studying in Europe with mentors and experts in the field like Klaus Mutertheis. He than earned his Masters degree in dental ceramics at the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry under Dr. Edward Mclaren's compassionate guidance. Later, 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 board for Inside Dental Technology (IDT) and has been published throughout the years in many publications such as IDT, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry's JCD, and Quintessence's QDT. Joshua holds a steady lecture schedule throughout the United States and abroad teaching others the skills he acquired from the mentors he has been so fortunate to meet over the years.
" Finding Your Voice and Helping Others Find Theirs"
This lecture will help the dental laboratory technician to define his role on the dental team. In order for the technician to achieve fulfillment in dentistry he must become a respected member of the team. This requires involvement at a level higher than business as usual in dentistry today. The lecture will attempt to explain why it is essential to have technician involvement and how it can be done through communication and photography. The technician will gain the respect of the doctor, his staff and his patients. Ultimately, dental technician will find fulfillment in the wonderful field of dentistry.
- 2 CDT