Welcome to Culp Dental Technics, Inc.

 

 

Culp Dental Technics, Inc. was founded from the desire to create dental restorations of exceptional

Zirconia Restorations

Zirconia Restorations

quality at every step.  I was especially excited about new porcelain’s systems capabilities to reproduced natural vitality.  That was in 1997, and it is still my passion today.  I have stayed a small lab in order to limit the number of hands that are involved in the production process.  I do it this way because to me, this is not just a job.  It is the responsibility of improving the patient’s quality of life.

The profession of Dental Laboratory Technology has been evolving with the development of digital technology.  I have continued to monitor these changes, as they have become more workable for the small laboratory .  When the 3M LAVA™ scanner was offered at an introductory

Porcelain Fused to Metal Restorations

Porcelain Fused to Metal Restorations

price by the Jensen company, I purchased one.  Using the scanner and subcontracting the milling and sintering, I realized I needed to control the whole production process.  I purchased a mill and a sintering furnace.  Now the shade of the finished restoration is in my artistic control completely.

Another recent development in restorative materials is the IPS e.max™ system.  I have purchased the e.max™ system, including a press furnace, from Ivoclar Vivadent™.  In order to have a confident understanding of the e.max™ restorative system, i have taken several hands on workshops.  The information gained at these events has allowed me to create vital e.max™

e.MAX Restoration

e.MAX Restoration

restorations.

The investment in continuing education is very important to this profession.  I have participated in many courses offered by implant manufacturers in order to expand my knowledge of the different systems available today.