NADL Honors Award Winners at Vision 21 Meeting in Las Vegas
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 22, 2016 at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada. Winners were nominated by their peers and were selected based on an objective pointsystem.
NADL Awards Included:
NADL Supplier Member of the Year SafeLink Consulting, Inc. – Atlanta,GA
This award is presented to an NADL member manufacturer/supplier company that has madesignificant contributions and demonstrated leadership in relation to working in the dental laboratory industry.
NADL Laboratory Member of theYear
Drake Precision Dental Lab, Inc., CDL, DAMAS – Charlotte,NC
This award is presented to an NADL member laboratory that has made significant contributions and demonstrated leadership in relation to working in the dental laboratory industry.
NADL Merit Award for OutstandingAchievements
Barbara Warner-Wojdan, CDT, AAACD – Knight Dental Group, CDL, DAMAS, Oldsmar, FL
This award honors an individual for achievements made on behalf of NADL nationally and for the industry at large.
Lifetime Membership Award Jim McLees, CDT – Kent,WA
This award is presented to an individual 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. This award honors an individual for achievements made on behalf of NADL.
NADL Hall of FameAward
Jerry Ragle, CDT – Ragle Dental Laboratory, Inc., CDL, Champaign, IL Gary Iocco – Dimension Dental Design, CDL, Hastings,MN
This award is presented to an individual that has made contributions to the dental laboratory profession in general. These contributions may not necessarily be in service to NADL, although the nomination may be made for outstanding service to the Association.
Educator of the YearAward
Daniel Alter, MSc, MDT, CDT – New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn,NY
This award is presented to an individual educator who has made outstanding contributions in some area of formal dental technology education.
Excellence in Education -Laboratory
Oral Arts Dental Laboratory, CDL – Atlanta,GA
This award recognizes a dental laboratory that has provided services to the dental technology industry in the furtherance of education.
2016 CDT of theYear
Julio C. Zavala, Master CDT – LSU HSC School of Dentistry, CDL, Metairie,LA
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.
Digital pictures areavailable for each award presented at the Vision 21 Meeting in Las Vegas upon request. For more information about the award winners, contact the NADL Office at(800)950-1150.