Welcome to The BRIDGE, an online network from LMT dedicated exclusively for members of the Dental Laboratory community.
I started working in the lab business when I was 16 years old and started delivering cases for my father's lab, Derby Dental Laboratory. I graduated from the laboratory program at Lexington Community...See more College(now called Bluegrass Community and Technical College) in 1999 with a focus in crown and bridge. I worked at a model tech,and porcelain tech during summers while I finished my business degree at University of Kentucky, where I graduated with a Marketing/Management double major in 2003. I went to Derby Dental Lab after graduation where I worked as Vice President, implant tech, and quality control tech until the summer of 2008, when I returned to school to finish my prerequisites and applied to dental school at the University of Louisville(GO CARDS!!!!). I started dental school in 2009. I love the lab and dental business, it's truly in my blood. My grandfather moved to Louisville to go to dental school, and I have 5 dentists in my family,, 1 hygienist, and 1 lab owner. The staff at LMT has been gracious enough to allow me to share my journey through dental school in a column which appears several time a year. I am proud and thankful to be allowed to contribute to the greatest lab magazine on the planet.
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Six ways proactive laboratory owners are keeping their customer relationships strong and the cases flowing in.
Cutting-edge technology is giving laboratories a more cost-effective way to bring big names right into their facilities...See more for dentist-client education.
Forget what you've heard about a bleak future for the removables market. Laboratory owners say the market is thriving and the future is bright...
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78% of LMT survey respondents believe that being an educator to their dentist-clients gives them a competitive edge and is a valuable marketing strategy.
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