Our High-Tech, Full-Service Removable Department offers Premium Materials & Teeth:
- All-On-4 Screw-Retained Hybrids
- AvaDent Digital Dentures
- Conventional Dentures (Standard & Premium)
- Novus Soft Denture Liners
- Lucitone 199® High-Impact Acrylic Partials
- Lucitone FRS® Flexible Partials
- Impak® Soft Acrylic
- Cast-Partials with a variety of attachments
- Night Guards/Bite Splints
- And more…
GUS KARAGIANOPOULOS, CDT, Manager of our Removable Department, joined our team in 1979 as a Crown & Bridge Technician, then 2 years later transitioned to working with removables. With dedication, passion & exceptional artistic skills, Gus is a master at his craft. He & his team have been an integral part of the growth of our Removable Department and he is most excited about the addition of CAD/CAM Digital Dentistry. Gus takes pride in knowing that his work positively impacts patients’ lives.
LOLA GIKAS, Assistant Manager of our Removable Department, joined our team in 1996 as a Denture Technician. She has worked with every component & product within our Removable Department, but her expertise is with the setup & creation of premium-quality dentures. Lola has had the distinct privilege of being trained by Gus Karagianopoulos, C.D.T. & former Owner Gus Diacoloukas, C.D.T. Lola directly communicates with our doctors & their staff in the effort to determine the most appropriate products for their patients.
ANTONIO POLITIS, Quality Assurance Manager of our Removable Department, oversees incoming & outgoing removable cases. He joined our team in 2000 as a Plaster Technician & was then trained in investing, packing, waxing, case entry, etc. The extensive experience Antonio gained throughout his career in all aspects of denture & partial fabrication has provided him with the knowledge & skills necessary to provide a high level of Quality Assurance.
BRIAN JONES, CDT, Manager of our Cast Partial Department, has been a Dental Technician since 1996. In 2008, he joined our Crown & Bridge Department, then transitioned into our Partial Department alongside his father Buddy, who at that time was our Cast Partial Department Manager. Buddy mentored Brian, provided formal training & taught him the fundamentals of cast framework design and fabrication. With an attention to detail & a passion for the industry, Buddy & Brian make a great team, as they still work together today.
DAVE JOHNSON, CDT, Manager of our Salisbury Lab, was born and raised on the Eastern Shore & started his career in the dental industry in 1984, working at Delmarva Dental Lab with master technician Lee Twilley. He moved to the Western shore to further his career & gain experience with all facets of dental technology, including certifications in e.max®, empress & all up-to-date implant solutions, including Nobel Biocare, Straumann, ZimmerBiomet, etc. Dave offers same day denture repairs in the Salisbury area.
“I am very excited to be a part of the Friendship Family, rewarding the Eastern Shore Community with high quality products & personalized services.”