Highly skilled medical/dental CAD/CAM professional with expertise in neurosurgery, trauma surgery, ENT, optometry, maxillofacial, fixed/removable prosthodontics and implant planning, design and fabrication.
Professionally communicates both verbally and in writing with dental and medical providers to plan new and innovative patient treatment plans. Leverages Accutomo, iCAT and 3Shape radiological and optical scanning expertise in conjunction with Mimics software to create unique, highly accurate 3D models. Using Geomagic Studio, Solidworks and Freeform Plus design software designs one-of-a-kind treatment options for training, surgical planning and implanting. Examples include unique two-material sinus training model for ENT and the invention of custom anesthesia delivery guide. Virtual surgical planning and 3D treatment options subject matter expert who works closely with and advises dental and medical providers. Supports implant planning for dental providers as far away as RAF Lakenheath and cranial plate design support for neurosurgeons in Afghanistan. Advisor to the dental residency program on all matters related to 3D CAD/CAM research options. Works closely with residents to develop protocols to conduct, interpret and analyze research data. Developed research software to demonstrate digital scoring feasibility of cases submitted to the American Board of Orthodontics. Leveraging graphic design expertise; develops unique tools for use in resident's research projects. Utilizes programming expertise in Python, C++, Java and Visual Basic to automate research tasks and write custom software to overcome shortcomings of design software. Troubleshoots and repairs network issues among the CAD/CAM network computers, build machines and mills. Published two articles in Inside Dental Technology on 3D implant planning and guide fabrication referenced by military and civilian providers around the world.
Led eight-person full-service dental laboratory that supported 3000+ patient population. Leadership and management skills validated by earning "Excellent" rating for dental squadron's 2006 JCAHO/HSI inspection. Reduced prosthetic turnaround times by 66% while simultaneously raising provider satisfaction rate to 100%.
Led Air Force's largest porcelain restoration team, providing prosthetic support to 547 dentists at 121 dental facilities. Managed 15-person fabrication team that produced $1.4 million of porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations. Implemented section quality control and training standards that led to 98% satisfaction rate for 7.5K porcelain restorations fabricated.
NCO in charge of dental laboratory and dental logistics in support of 2000+ patient population. Worked with Dental Investigative Service to plan new dental clinic and saved Air Force $11K by identifying unnecessary modifications. Managed 500+ item clinic supply inventory and cut 37 redundant items saving 15% in monthly operating costs.
Led four-person full-service dental laboratory in support of 2500+ patient population. Attained 99% satisfaction rate among nine dental providers. Leadership skills led to continually surpassing Air Education and Training Command's productivity goals by 20%.
Started new crown and bridge dental laboratory in Panama City area. Supported local dentist's by providing full service fixed and removable prosthetic support.
Fabricated complete dentures and removable partial dentures, orthodontic appliances, hard night guards, gold crowns and porcelain fused to metal crowns in support of sixty-one dental providers participating in two year general dentistry residency program.
Summa Cum Laude
Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society
Geomagic Freeform Plus Accutomo CBCT Scanner
Geomagic Studio iCAT CBCT Scanner
Materialise Mimics inLab SW4
3 DS Solidworks Python
Objet Studio Visual Basic .NET
3D Lightyear C++
3 Shape Optical Scanner/Software Java
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