I am now 6 months into my journey at Gator Ceramics! The biggest takeaway from my experience so far, is that there is no 'black and white' when designing teeth. There are preferences, judgement calls and changes that are made on a case by case basis. What works for one case may never be used for another case. There are very few 'rules' that come into play when considering the esthetics of the designs. I feel like this is what contributes to the patient receiving a personalized product each and every time.
I'm starting to learn what situations call for these special adjustments. This all ties into my first article, when I realized that each tooth was a special work of art. Once I learned to let go of the 'rules' and one-size-fits-all mentality, I was able to start understanding how this works. There is still much to discover and I am sure there will be more responsibilities, frustrations and lessons along the way. It's all part of me learning how to help deliver quality products and I'm glad I have some of the best teachers in the field to help me along the way!
Learning the Trade - Part 1
My first day at gator Ceramics was as a web designer, graphic designer and blogger. I walked into this lab, not knowing what to expect and finding a group of what looked like mad scientists in large magnification glasses hunched over machines and materials making...teeth! I walked around to each station, watching the process. The impressions became designs, that were milled into physical teeth, that became hand crafted, hand painted, stunning works of art! As a career artist and designer, I’ve since taken an interest and joined the team as a designer. I have to tell you, the products that come out of this lab are not just teeth. They are not cookie cutter, “one size fits all” commodities. Every case that comes in is an individual piece. A blank canvas, waiting to be transformed into a unique visual and functional experience. I’m proud and excited to join and be a part of this team. I will continue to blog about the experience, the journey and the work we do.
Mississippi Dental Association's Annual Meeting!
Robert and Jamie would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Andres Pappa and Dr. Sarah Carlisle for extending their invitation to the Mississippi Dental Association’s annual meeting. They greatly enjoyed seeing everyone. Gator Ceramics knows the future of the association is in great hands under the leadership of president elect, Dr. Pappa. We look forward to being a part of the exciting things to come, in the great state of Mississippi. Thanks again from all of us at Gator Ceramics!