Although Friendship Dental Laboratories, Inc.'s first case was fabricated in 1973, it wasn't until 2006 that it implemented the efficient, computerized tracking system by Labtrac. This October, it logged in its half-millionth case!
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Fabricating and matching anterior cases is challenging enough, but ceramist Alwyn Naraine does it in a matter of hours. An in-house technician at Gallery 57, a New York City-based dental practice, Naraine specializes in all-ceramic implant restorations and same-day smile makeovers using CAD/CAM technology.
He's known for his dead-on color matching and attention to detail, but equally important are his "people" skills. "Alwyn has to work extensively with our patients in order to deliver excellent veneers and crowns in just a few hours. In addition to tremendous technical skills, he has an easy-going, yet confident manner that patients trust and respect," says Dr. Andrew Koenigsberg of Gallery 57.
"You have to know how to communicate technical considerations to the patient but you also have to know how to listen to them."- Alywn Naraine
Working directly with patients is why Naraine feels he's found the perfect position. "I've worked in some laboratories where you do the same thing over...
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- August 2011