David Richard Avery, AS, CDT, TE received his AS degree in dental laboratory technology from Durham Technical College in Durham, North Carolina in 1976 and achieved his Certified Dental Technician status in 1980. During his career, he has served as a private technician, full-service laboratory owner and consultant to numerous Dental Schools, Dental Manufacturers and Dental Laboratories. He spent 30 years honing his management skills as an Executive team member at Drake Precision Dental Laboratory in Charlotte, N.C. He retired in June 2015 to pursue his passion for development and teaching as an independent consultant to laboratories, clinicians, manufacturers and Dental Schools.
He Has taught undergraduate and post-graduate dental students at the University of North Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina, Medical College of Georgia, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Tennessee, University of Mississippi, Tufts University and University of West Virginia dental schools. He is also a visiting lecturer at the GPR and Oral Medicine programs at Carolina’s Medical Center, Wake Forest University, University of Virginia Hospital, University of Florida, and the McGuire Veterans Administration Hospital in Richmond, VA, as well as numerous residency programs within the US Armed Forces.
He has published over 60 articles in numerous laboratory and clinical journals and has presented more than 700 scientific programs for local, regional and national professional clinical and laboratory organizations covering every aspect of Dental Laboratory Technology and Communication.
He is a board member of the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology, Dental Technician Alliance of the American College of Prosthodontists and served as the Chair of the Task Force for Prosthopedia content. He also serves on the editorial boards of “Compendium of Dental Education”, “The Journal of Dental Technology”, “Inside Dental Technology”, “Inside Dental Assisting” and as Dental Laboratory Technology Editor for the” Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry”. He has served as an Advisor and visiting Faculty member at the Pankey Institute.
October 11th, 2021 | 1 hr 7 mins
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David Avery finally joins the podcast for a wonderful conversation from the perspective of someone who has seen a lot over his career. Talking about working in-office, owning his own lab, managing a big operation, and teaching at dental schools. You could say he knows what he is talking about.