In this 5th episode of our Summer Series, “The Future of Technology in the Dental Practice, I got the opportunity to spend some time with Jeff JD Henderson of Utah Valley Dental Lab. JD shared his 40+ year story of being a part of the Dental Laboratory business and the changes that have occurred.
He also shared his thoughts on some of the new technologies being used in the lab and how those technologies have strengthened the relationship even more between lab technicians and the dental practice. We talked a little bit about where he sees things headed as well as his thoughts on the Video Texting product from Dental Innovations, Inc.
We also got to learn some fun things about him as well. Thanks for your time and insight JD!!
Jeff “JD” Henderson joined Utah Valley Dental Lab as Director of Lab Operations in 2006. Jeff began his dental technology career at Sunrise Dental Ceramics in Las Vegas, NV, while still in high school and has been in the lab business for over 30 years.
In 1984 Jeff was promoted to COO of Sunrise Dental. Under his leadership, the Lab grew from 5 techs to 23 techs by 1993. Jeff has invested considerably in his training and education over the years, attending courses provided by Kois & Spear, Las Vegas Institute, Orognatic Bioesthetics, John Kois, Jeff Burns, and many others. He remains an OBI faculty member to this day.
In 1994 Jeff left Sunrise and started Precision Dental Ceramics in Montana. He grew significantly again, from 2 techs to 14 by 1996. He sold his interest in the business in 2002 and again ventured out to start a new lab, Aesthetic Dental Design. This new lab was molded to be a “high end” cosmetic lab, specializing in full mouth restoration. Jeff was very successful with his latest venture before merging his operation with UVDL in September 2006.
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