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- March 2013
For 30 years, a commitment to education has been the driving force in Brian Lindke's career, whether it's been as an in-house technician, product developer or laboratory owner. And it continues to pay off: his laboratory, Beautiful Smiles by Vividx, saw its highest sales ever last year, at a time when many other labs are struggling.
But Lindke is quick to point out that's not the ultimate goal. "We don't grow our business just for the sake of growing our business and having more volume. We want to build it based on relationships with dentists who are in tune with our philosophies and appreciate...
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Study clubs provide an ideal opportunity to network with like-minded dentists, communicate on a more intimate level and develop genuine relationships with clients. Often, there is only one technician in the group so you have the added benefit of having a captive audience.
This is the case for Laboratory President Barbara Wojdan, CDT, AAACD, Knight Dental Group in Oldsmar, FL, who has been a member of a Spear Education study club for the past two years. Along with Wojdan, the group includes three general practitioners, two periodontists, two orthodontists and one oral surgeon, and meets every...
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When Laura Kelly, President of LK Dental Studio, attended her first American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) meeting in 1989, she was amazed. "It was the first time I experienced an organization that really embraced technicians, put them on the forefront of cosmetic dentistry and sponsored education aimed at both technicians and dentists. I fell in love with the organization."
Since then Kelly has remained an active member, was honored to be the first technician--and first woman--to be President of the Academy and currently serves on the Board of Directors. In keeping with its inclusive...
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- November 2011
The teamwork approach to continuing education is becoming the "gold standard" in dentistry. Technicians and dentists alike are reaping the rewards that come with learning and even teaching side-by-side: enhanced communication, shared skills and objectives, and an overall stronger working relationship. This month, we look at two dynamic duos—one that exemplifies learning together and the other teaching together—and how their teamwork produces beautiful results both in the classroom and out.
Technician-Dentist Educators Practice What They Teach
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