BENEFITS TO SCULPTURE:
- Reduced Chairside Adjustments
- Proper Shade
- Natural-Looking Esthetics
- Consistent Computer-Designed & Milled
- Increased Patient Satisfaction
- Low Remake Ratios
- 5-Year Warranty
Over 75% of our Fixed restorations are SCULPTURE. They are scanned & designed using the latest 3shape® dental software & milled by our Dental Mill® & Sirona InEos MCX5 CAD/CAM milling machines. If you have an intra-oral scanner, you can send your STL files directly to our lab in real time & without the need to use a delivery service which saves time & money. Contact us at 410-780-7700 to setup & integrate your system with ours.
DENA HEHRING, Co-Manager of our CAD/CAM Suite, joined our team in 2005. Mentored by our Director of Training, Robin L. Robinson, CDT, Dena worked for 6 years in the Porcelain Department. She received certificates from PTC for Anterior & Posterior Porcelain Application & Simplifying Posterior Dental Anatomy.
Dena has been an integral part of the CAD/CAM department since its inception in 2009. As Co-Manager with Valanti Diacoloukas, Dena oversees the department, performs daily design functions & works closely with our doctors. She manages our Trios, DDX (Planmeca) & Carestream systems. Her strong work ethic & dedication to learning the latest technologies creates a high level of efficiency. She excels in larger, challenging restorations & is excited to see what the future holds for the dental industry.
VALANTI DIACOLOUKAS co-manages our CAD/CAM Suite with Dena Hehring. He started working with us during the summers of 2009 & 2010, mentored by his grandfather & founder, Gus Diacoloukas. In 2011, Valanti came on board full-time in our emax Department, spruing & investing. He received comprehensive hands-on-training from his dad, Nick Diacoloukas & specialized training on the Weiland mill. Valanti shares the family passion for the industry, as he manages our MCX5 & Weiland mills & our CEREC & 3shape systems.
JOHN M. BENNER, Manager of our ZOE CAD/CAM Temporaries & SCULPTURE Departments, has over 27 years experience in the dental industry. After receiving his degree in Dental Technology from the McFatter Technical School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, he worked for a 55-person lab. He started as Manager of their Ceramics Department & was later promoted to Technical/Production Manager, then General Manager. John has been fortunate to have involved himself with many knowledgeable teachers throughout his career, mentored by accomplished ceramists and CDT’s. In an effort to learn more about the industry, John trained in areas such as strategic planning, customer service, lab communication, marketing & sales.