Tallahassee, Florida: The National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) honored outstanding contributors to dental laboratory technology at the annual Vision 21 Meeting on Friday, January 18, 2013 at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Winners were nominated by their peers and were selected based on an objective point system.
NADL Awards Included:
NADL Laboratory Member of the Year
Nakanishi Dental Laboratory, CDL, DAMAS, Bellevue, WA
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
Hari Prasad, Master CDT – The University of Minnesota, Plymouth, MN
This award is presented to a dental laboratory professional that has provided services to the dental laboratory industry in the furtherance of education.
NADL Supplier Member of the Year
Heraeus Kulzer North America, South Bend, IN
This award is presented to an NADL member manufacturer/supplier company who has made significant contributions and demonstrated leadership in relation to working in the dental laboratory industry.
NADL Educator of the Year
Betty Mitchell, CDT, TE – Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA
This award is presented to an individual educator who has made outstanding contributions in an area of formal dental technology education.
2013 CDT of the Year
Charles McClemens, CDT, TE – Nowak Dental Supplies, Bradenton, FL
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.
NADL would also like to recognize NADL “Vision Award” Winners
Rita Acquafredda – Zahn Dental Company: For support of the Foundation of Dental Laboratory Technology.
Gary Iocco – Dimension Dental Design, CDL: For hard work in leading efforts in Minnesota for state level Dental Laboratory Industry Standards.