The son of a board certified Prosthodontist, I graduated from Wagner College with a BS in 1996. After graduation, I was asked to worked in an in-house laboratory in a Prosthodontic practice where I was given the opportunity to express my talents. As well as attending numerous courses, I was mentored by some of the areas most respected Prosthodontists...See more and master technicians. They helped me to begin to hone my skill creating beautiful smiles and inspired me to return to school.
Due to my commitment to education, I enrolled in the Master Dental Technologist(MDT) program at New York University and graduated in 2001. Over the years, it has been a great honor be a lecturer at Dental Schools, Society Meetings, and study clubs in the tri state area. I am also a member of various professional organizations including the American College of Prosthodontics, the Northeastern Gnathological Society, and the American Society of Master Dental TechnoIogists.
I opened CAB Dental Studio, a state of the art dental laboratory, to create functional, naturally esthetic smiles. I saw from the beginning the potential of CAD CAM to design and fabricate substructures and complete restorations. Digital impressions with systems like Cadent's iTero, have changed the game again. It has made the process that much more accurate. It gives me the ability and confidence to be as creative as I can to make a natural looking restoration knowing that everything will fit perfectly and nothing will be touched with a drill at insertion. Over the years, I stay at the forefront of the advancement of dental technology by trying to push the envelope of what is possible. Today, I'm proud to say that CAB Dental is doing approximately 60% - 70% of the cases using the latest in CAD CAM design and fabrication Technology. However, none of this would be possible without a team of Master Technicians to not only do the design work but to apply the artistic touches that make it beautiful.
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