Director of Education and Ceramic Manager
Before joining Access Dental Laboratories Rick has worked in various clinical capacities, working as a chair-side assistant and as an in-house ceramist/technician for several years while teaching and demonstrating Fixed Oral Prosthetics in other laboratories. He then worked with labs to Train and Manage in the area of Ceramics and Implants. His specialty is Smile Design reconstruction and All-Ceramic restorations along with Implants. He is a graduate of the Clinical Research Associates’ Fixed Oral Prosthetic Program for Private Laboratory Technicians in Provo, UT under the teaching of John F. Archibald, CDT who is Dr. Gordon J. Christensen’s, DDS, MSD, PhD in-house technician.
Rick’s passion is Education, and he has studied with many talented technicians and doctors including Willi Geller, Don Cornell, Aki Yoshida, Yasu of Oral Design in Boston, Matt Roberts, Naoki Hayashi just to name a few along with Dr. Pete Dawson, Dr. John Kois, The Pankey Institute and LVI. Rick’s unique training in Gnathology And Neuromuscular Dentistry gives him an edge on Implants, Full Mouth rehabilitation and High-End Aesthetic restorations. His experience in working with and understanding all the different types of ceramic systems, alloys and implants is vital in helping doctors to make the best choice of materials in treatment planning. Rick has an extensive network in the dental industry because of his strong commitment to collaboration. His motto is, “You are not made to do it alone”. If he doesn’t know the answer, he will know someone that will.