The owner of Crown Dental Laboratory of Lakeland, Inc., Mike Howard, CDT, was honored by the Florida Dental Laboratory Association for maintaining his credentials as a Certified Dental Technician for 35 years.
Florida Dental Laboratory Association (FDLA) held its annual meeting this May at the Renaissance Resort in Orlando. Attendees included dental technicians from around the state of Florida as well as technicians from all around the United States. The meeting ran from May 5th through the 7th and included lecturers from many major dental companies as well as teaching universities and the business world. The expo offered 16 courses providing CE credits for the technicians to keep their professional certifications current.
Mike Staver, an internationally renowned motivational speaker and author, was the keynote speaker to open the sessions on Friday. Mr. Staver's message was titled "Winning is No Accident". His talk focused on the behaviors that are common to "winners" and how Dental Laboratory owners can adopt some of these behaviors to be more successful.
A common thread throughout this years meeting was the need for dental laboratories to adopt a collaborative approach with the dentist. The rapid advance of restorative technologies makes it more important than ever for the dental laboratory technician and the dentist to work as a team when it comes to treating the patients. Mike Howard, CDT has exemplifies this collaborative approach over the 38 years that he has owned Crown Dental Laboratory and is well respected by the dentists who have trusted his lab to their work.
We are very proud of Mike Howard's accomplishment of maintaining 35 years of professional certification as a CDT.