Schnabel’s interest in dental technology began as he assisted his father, Douglas Schnabel, a Certified Dental Technician in their family dental laboratory. Craig received his Associate Degree in Dental Technology from Ferris State University and started his own career as an apprentice ceramist at a highly-respected crown and bridge laboratory in Troy, Michigan. He became a certified dental technician while rapidly advancing to head ceramist and...See more then manager of that laboratory. Schnabel soon had an opportunity to buy Modern Dental Laboratory and implement its conversion into a lean, efficient, state-of-the-art facility. His continued pursuit of excellence led him to seek out the most challenging national seminars and ultimately to establish Glen Douglas Studio, an innovative customer-focused laboratory designed to meet the challenges of today’s cosmetic dental revolution. His extensive educational and professional experience make Schnabel one of the country’s top technicians.
The dental laboratory market will continue to shrink. More than half of all laboratory owners are over 55 and 40% plan to retire in the next decade.
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