Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The National Association of Dental Laboratories Honors Award Winners at Vision 21 Meeting in Las Vegas



National Association of Dental Laboratories



From the press release:

The National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) honored outstanding contributors dental laboratory technology at the annual Vision 21 meeting on Friday, January 20, 2012 at the Paris Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Winners were nominated by their peers and were selected based on an objective point system.


NADL Laboratory Member of the Year


  • DSG Yankee Dental Arts, DAMAS, Wethersfield, CT

The Laboratory of the Year award is presented to an NADL member laboratory who has made significant contributions and demonstrated leadership in relation to working in the dental laboratory industry.

NADL Excellence in Education


  • Charles McClemens, CDT, TE – McClemens Dental Laboratory, Inc., Bradenton, FL

This award is presented to a dental laboratory professional that has provided services to the dental technology industry in the furtherance of education.

NADL Supplier Member of the Year

  • Nowak Dental Supplies, Carrier, MS

This award is presented to an NADL member manufacturing company who has made significant contributions and demonstrated leadership in relation to working in the dental laboratory industry.

NADL Lifetime Membership Award

  • Robert “Bob” Warner, CDT – Knight Dental Group, CDL, DAMAS, Oldsmar, FL

The nominee is qualified for this honor on the basis of being retired and having served as the designated representative of a member laboratory in good standing for at least twenty (20) years.

NADL Educator of the Year Award


  • Edwin Kee, Master CDT – LSU School of Dentistry, New Orleans, LA

This award is presented to an individual educator who has made outstanding contributions in an area of formal dental technology education.

NADL Harry Hagman, CDT Inventors Award


  • James Glidewell, CDT – Glidewell Laboratories, CDL, Newport Beach, CA

This award was established by the 1982 NADL House of Delegates to honor inventors in the dental laboratory who are members of NADL in good standing, and who hold a US patent(s) or copyright(s) which bring new and innovative tools, materials and processing methods to the dental laboratory industry.

2012 CDT of the Year


  • Leonard “Lenny” Marotta, CDT – Marotta Dental Studio, Inc., CDL, Farmingdale, NY

The National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology recognizes an individual Certified Dental Technician (CDT) who has made contributions to his/her peers and the dental laboratory profession and has gone above and beyond the call of duty.

The National Association of Dental Laboratories is a trade association representing dental laboratories. NADL is the unified voice for the dental laboratory industry, supporting the dental profession and serving the public interest by promoting high standards.

Congratulations to the winners!

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