Many industries require their professionals to complete continuing education classes annually. Dentistry is no exception. Dentists, dental assistants and hygienists as well as technicians must take courses to help them keep up with the latest advances in the profession. At Yes! Dental Lab in New York, our technicians go beyond the minimum requirements in order to provide outstanding prosthetics for even the most difficult cases.
Continuing Education Requirements
Certified Dental Technicians (CDT) must accrue 12 hours of Continuing Education (CE) credits each year to renew their certification. These credits include:
- 1 hour regulatory systems education
- 6 hours scientific or technical education, and
- 5 hours of additional scientific, or professional development education.
Completing technical courses, attending clinics, or completing online training courses or webinars can earn CDT credits.
Who Are the Dental Techs at Yes! Dental Lab in New York?
We’d like to introduce you to the skilled and experienced technicians working at Yes! Dental Lab in New York to create your patients’ beautiful smiles.
Lawrence Johnson is Yes! Dental Lab’s owner, president and general manager. He is one of the leading implant technicians in the world and has more than 30 years of experience. Lawrence partnered with Evan Krouse to open Yes! Dental Laboratory in 2008. Here, he oversees all dental implant and crown and bridge cases. Prior to founding Yes!, Lawrence helped start the implant department at RestoraDent Dental Lab in New York City. He became the Implant Department Manager at Americus Dental Lab of New York. Lawrence is an active member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Evan Krouse is Yes! Dental Lab’s owner and VP of sales and marketing. After graduating from Southern Illinois University College of Business and Administration, he worked in a Chicago lab before moving to New York in 1991. He was vice president of sales and marketing for RestoraDent from 1992 to 1997, and then served as vice president of sales for Americus Dental Lab-New York until April of 2008 when he and Lawrence founded Yes! Dental Laboratory. Evan is responsible for sales, marketing, customer services, and continuing education at YES! He also is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Jason Gleason is director of esthetics and CAD/CAM operations for Yes! He was only 16 years old when he began his career in dentistry as a volunteer in the dental lab at Ft. Hamilton Veteran’s Hospital. He attended the New York City Technical College and majored in Dental Laboratory Technology.
After working for small labs, Jason joined Americus, where he created the Pressable Ceramics Department. He has written and published several articles, is certified by the manufacturers of dozens of materials and lectured on product sciences.
Now, Jason oversees all CAD/CAM, pressable, all-ceramic and diagnostic cases at Yes! He frequently talks with doctors about specific cases and ideal treatment protocols.
About the Lab
Yes! Dental Lab is a full-service lab located in Tarrytown, NY. We work in a clean and safe environment, using only the latest technology and materials. You and your patients can take comfort in knowing that we adhere to the highest standards. Call Yes! Dental Lab today.