In 1988 when the Soviet Union collapsed, eight-year-old Alexander Mouradov was forced to flee his home in Baku, Soviet Union to the Northern part of the country. Today, the 32-year-old has overcome his turbulent childhood to become a successful laboratory owner in Connecticut.
Mouradov moved to the U.S. in 1996 to start a new life as a typical suburban high school student in Glastonbury, CT. A few years later, he learned about the dental technology program at Eli Whitney in Hamden, CT through his sister, a dental hygienist. The rest, as they say, is history.
He graduated from the program in 2001 and landed a job as a porcelain technician at a local laboratory where he discovered his love of ceramics and honed his craft for the next three years. When Mouradov heard about the ASMDT's Master Dental Technology program in New York City, his boss agreed to pay for the training and for the next year, he spent every other Saturday making the three-hour trip to Manhattan.
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