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CEREC® CAD/CAM Restorations & Laser Dentistry Safety: Mastering Technology in the Dental Space

Dhaval Patel, DDS, PDS®-supported owner dentist and PDS Institute® faculty member, authored the article “Texture Will Make or Break Your Anterior Case: An Important Part of Making CEREC® Restorations Look Natural,” that was published in the Q3 2016 issue of CERECDOCTORS.COM. In his article, Dr. Patel shared two cases demonstrating tips for matching the surface texture of a single anterior CEREC CAD/CAM restoration with the adjacent teeth. Dr. Patel has over a decade of practice experience and owns multiple dental offices.  He is recognized as an expert in both anterior and posterior CEREC CAD/CAM dentistry and teaches the use of this technology at the PDS Institute.

Dr. Dhavel Patel

Dhavel Patel, DDS

Jan LeBeau, RDH, BS, chair of dental hygiene for PDS and the PDS Institute, authored the article “Shining the Light on Laser Safety: 4 Steps to Keep Your Practice Compliant,” that was recently published by Dental Economics. For her article, Jan took the complex subject of diode laser safety in the dental practice and broke it down into four easy-to-implement steps clinicians can take to ensure their laser programs are safe, efficient and productive. Jan has worked in the field for over 30 years, producing numerous articles and participating in regular speaking engagements—recognized as a premier subject matter expert on dental hygiene and contributes to the PDS Institute in her roll as Chair of Dental Hygiene.

Jan LeBeau, BS, RDH, Chair of Dental Hygiene

Jan LeBeau, BS, RDH, Chair of Dental Hygiene

Pacific Dental Services® is honored to congratulate Dr. Patel and Jan for their accomplishments.  PDS has a commitment to clinical excellence in the field of dentistry.  Highlighting PDS-supported dentists in their efforts to publish academic articles is one way Pacific Dental Services furthers the model of “education in practice” and recognizes the subject matter experts in their respective fields in dentistry.

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