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Congratulations to Mr. Joe Smith for reaching another important milestone in the history of his company, Central Dental Ltd. During 2017, Central Dental Ltd. will celebrate its 70th anniversary. Seventy years is a long time to maintain the excellent reputation Central Dental Ltd. has carved for itself within the dental community.
We recently met with Mr. Paolo Kalaw, CEO at nimbyx and Evident Health Software to learn more about nimbyx, what is nimbyx’s business strategy and what keeps him motivated and focused on a daily basis. What impressed us the most was Mr. Kalaw’s willingness to share his business expertise in order for others to also achieve success.
Eric Kukucka is a denturist based in Ontario and owner of 3 denture practices. His main location in Windsor
Ontario is heavily dedicated to various aspects of implant dentistry from both fi xed and removable implant
prosthesis. In this interview, we explore how CST has infl uenced his hybrid phase 1 interim implant denture
Mr. Bourck, has a university degree in Psychology and Business has a solid management experience in
the building of high performance teams in the areas of sales, manufacturing and operations. In this brief
interview, Mark touches on how to develop strong business relationships and how to act on new business
opportunities that arise in the market place.
In this issue of Spectrum Dialogue we are going to shift our profi le series from North
America to Europe, in this case Italy. In Chicago we spent time with Dr. Ortensi,
after his presentation at Spectrum Day Chicago and had a informative discussion
that will offer readers an European perspective on the way dentistry is seen in Italy.
I was literally born into the lab industry. My father was an entrepreneur and successful lab owner. I loved it. My mother also worked in the lab, so my brothers and I spent
the majority of our after school days there. I grew up in the lab and really felt a connection there. In 1981 he started a small innovative products company called Protect-OBubble.
As a 7 year old, I’d go to the office and just ‘play’ work. It was fun for me. Now, I’m enjoying the fact that my kids do the same thing. While my friends went to the park, my favourite thing to do was to go to work with Dad.
I was born and raised in Malta. In 1982 I met my wife, who was attending a language course there. We married 6 years later in Germany. I had been preparing to study Biology, but changed my plans due to the employment possibilities. I learnt German, studied economics and ended up working in the family business, something that was never planned...
I was at the beach, summer of 1972, and I didn’t know exactly what I was going to do, while employed at a big hotel in Boston, valet-parking cars as a summer job. One
day, at the beach, I was talking with a friend of the family. She, Charlotte, was an artist and her husband, Sam, a dentist. At the time, I had been very involved in
art as a hobby and Charlotte was familiar with my work.
In a very casual discussion, she brought up dental technology as a possible field that may interest me.
Working in an industry that’s going through the most monumental change in
more than a hundred years is currently taxing lab owners, technicians,
distributors and manufacturers. For decades, running a lab (or any of the
other related businesses) was primarily about day to day operations, keeping customers
happy, following up on leads and looking at a new material every year or two.
Bassam Haddad is Master Dental Technician and owns a boutique lab in Ile des Soeurs, Quebec. He is an experienced lecturer and recently became a member of the prestigious Oral Design Community. Recently Spectrum caught up with Bassam to find out what makes him a passionate about his profession and what motivates him to keep going.
Rhein’83 was founded in Bologna in 1983 by Ezio Nardi. Today his daughter Claudia and her business partner Gianni Storni, who also holds the position of Technical Director, lead the company.
In an interview given by Mr. Storni to Spectrum dialogue he explains the research ctivity that he is heading as a coordinator of a staff of dental technicians, who have been working for the company for many years and all bring great experience.