Steve Killian, CDT

Special guest

Steve studied dental technology at Southern California College of Medical and Dental Careers, graduating in 1973, number one in his class. Soon after he joined with Jim Glidewell Laboratories and became senior ceramist and general manager for two of his laboratories, El Toro Dental Ceramics and later Cal-West Dental Ceramics. In 1980 Stephen became a National Board Certified Dental Technician in Ceramics. With his growing interest and attention to premium esthetics and quality, he opened his own laboratory in 1983. which continues today. Personal Philosophy: As a Certified Dental Technician with 44 years’ experience, I have seen how dental technological improvements have advanced quality. The demanding nature of my specialties -- esthetic anterior restorations and implants -- have shaped my philosophy and perspective on dental restorative quality. This perspective influences my quest, for premium techniques and materials and their implementation in cooperative efforts with the dentist, to realize premium patient care. Steve began to partner with his brother Greg in 1985 allowing Steve to focus on the technical side while Greg focus’ on the administrative side of Killian Dental Ceramics, Inc, CDL a 30 person lab in Irvine. Steve has served on NADL in various capacities since 2011 and now serves on the board for The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology, promoting education and awareness in the profession, while raising money for scholarships, grants and on-line learning programs.

Steve Killian, CDT has been a guest on 5 episodes.