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, primarily AvaDent Digital Dentures and Novus Soft Denture Liners. These two products have revolutionized the industry. 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.”