Tom has been involved in the dental field for over 20 years. For the past 15 years, he runs T.PANEI Dental Lab, a one man operation specializing in complete dentures, implant prosthetics and now, chairside support for dentists and oral surgeons. He learned the industry from the ground up, starting out as an assistant, then to doing lab work, and finally on to achieving his CDT. As well as being a dental technician, Tom is also an accomplished artist, musically and visually. With his music, he has traveled the east coast promoting multiple CDs as a singer songwriter. As a visual artist, his works have been displayed in museums, galleries and in private collections throughout the US and Europe. Tom enjoys sharing and using the gifts that he has to enhance people’s lives, either through art, music or dentistry.
March 29th, 2021 | 59 mins 28 secs
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Tom Panei grew up loving art and music and by chance found himself making dentures for a solo dentist. Finding a balance with teeth, art, and music has allowed Tom to excel at all three. Tom talks about being a one-person lab, getting to work directly with patients, and how skills from one talent helps in another.