The National Association of Dental Laboratories annually recognizes individuals and companies who have made contributions to NADL and the dental laboratory profession. NADL members are some of the most talented dental laboratory technicians and dedicated professionals in the world. We take great pride in the talents of our members, and love recognizing their accomplishments through the NADL Awards program. There are few greater honors than to be recognized by your peers for achievements in the profession that has meant so much to your life.
NADL honored the outstanding contributors to dental laboratory technology at the annual Vision 21 Meeting on Friday, January 22, 2016 at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada. Winners were nominated by their peers and were selected based on an objective point system.
NADL Awards Included:
NADL Supplier Member of the Year
SafeLink Consulting, Inc. – Atlanta, GA
This award is presented to an NADL member manufacturer/supplier company that has made significant contributions and demonstrated leadership in relation to working in the dental laboratory industry.
NADL Laboratory Member of the Year
Drake Precision Dental Lab, Inc., CDL, DAMAS – Charlotte, NC
This award is presented to an NADL member laboratory that has made significant contributions and demonstrated leadership in relation to working in the dental laboratory industry
NADL Merit Award for Outstanding Achievements
Barbara Warner-Wojdan, CDT, AAACD – Knight Dental Group, CDL, DAMAS, Oldsmar, FL
This award honors an individual for achievements made on behalf of NADL nationally and for the industry at large.
Lifetime Membership Award
Jim McLees, CDT – Kent, WA
This award is presented to an individual on the basis of being retired and having served as the designated representative of a member laboratory in good standing for at least twenty (20) years. This award honors an individual for achievements made on behalf of NADL.
NADL Hall of Fame Award
Jerry Ragle, CDT – Ragle Dental Laboratory, Inc., CDL, Champaign, IL
Gary Iocco – Dimension Dental Design, CDL, Hastings, MN
This award is presented to an individual that has made contributions to the dental laboratory profession in general. These contributions may not necessarily be in service to NADL, although the nomination may be made for outstanding service to the Association.
Educator of the Year Award
Daniel Alter, MSc, MDT, CDT – New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY
Daniel Alter was unable to attend the NADL Vision 21 Meeting to accept his award.
This award is presented to an individual educator who has made outstanding contributions in some area of formal dental technology education.
Oral Arts Dental Laboratory, CDL – Atlanta, GA
This award recognizes a dental laboratory that has provided services to the dental technology industry in the furtherance of education
Julio C. Zavala, Master CDT – LSU HSC School of Dentistry, CDL, Metairie, LA
The National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology recognizes an individual Certified Dental Technician (CDT) who has made contributions to his/her peers and the dental laboratory profession, and has gone above and beyond the call of duty.