An expanded lab technician track, featuring two full days of education on the latest techniques and materials from top dental technicians in the field, will be included at the 33rd Annual AACD Scientific Session to be held April 18-21, 2017, at the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino. The lab technician...
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Its time to come out of the shadows my Dental Tech Brothers!
I began my craft in 1995, taking employment in my uncle’s denture lab. After 5 years, I left to serve a mission for the LDS church. Upon my return, I took up employment at Utah Valley Dental Lab, a mostly fixed cosmetic lab, in the model department. Before long, I was unexpectedly taken under the wing of Mark Willes, who became my mentor for the next 10 years. In that time, I was trained extensively in all things wax and porcelain, specializing in anterior work. I am one of a handful of people who are proficient in the Durathin prepless veneer, and am proud to be the only Durathin approved lab in the world. I have a well-rounded understanding of marginal integrity, contacts and occlusion, and contour. I have had the opportunity to travel and train with the best technicians in the world: Naoki Aiba, Thomas Singh, Michel Magne, Matt Roberts, Russell DeVreugd, to name a few. I am a product of all of this. I started The Dental Technicians Guild in March of 2013. Started DTG magazine not long after that.