Dental lab in Kansas City has come a long way with technology
Dental lab in Kansas City has come a long way with technology. Chad Griffin, a dental technician at Dentek, Inc. Dental Laboratory in Kansas City shares his experience with increasing technology in the dental industry.
“In 1991, George H.W. Bush was President, grunge was in, The Simpsons was the new show on television, and Dentek Lab was a small, but growing company. I, Chad Griffin, a young man at the age of 19 had just landed my first real job as a dental technician getting the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of sculpting teeth from porcelain. Dentek Lab was a small business with about 20 employees producing a modest seventy plus crowns a day. At this time Dentek Lab was strictly fabricating porcelain fused to metal crowns (PFMs), which were the most aesthetically pleasing and reliable form of cosmetic dentistry at the time. Years passed and technology advanced, I’ve not only seen, but would like to consider myself a part of Dentek Lab becoming one of the largest crown and bridge labs in the nation. As of 2014, the company has evolved in many areas of cosmetic dentistry from PFMs to full e.max porcelain restorations to Zirconia crowns and bridges. Still based in Kansas City, the company is substantially larger, and along with the help of many dedicated and skilled employees, has increased crown and bridge production significantly over the years. I personally am very thankful that I was given such an opportunity at a young age to get involved in a field that has not only grown, but evolved over the last 20 plus years. I am very proud to say that I am a part of a company that has been dedicated to a skill and trade for the better part of our lives and enjoy what we do here at Dentek Lab.”
Dentek, Inc. Dental Laboratory truly believes that finding the right individuals and a high level of technical training is essential. To work in our laboratory, technicians must be quality oriented, artistically inclined, have good memory, be precise and understand that their employment advancement is directly connected to the dentist/patient satisfaction. Every aspect of fabrication is looked at as an individual task, which requires training, thorough understanding, and exercise to achieve the level of quality and consistency of which we can be proud of.