April 10, 2018

050 The future of dentistry for laboratory technicians with Bill Marais

This week’s episode is one of my favorite recordings from our trip to the Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta a couple weeks ago. Bill Marais is a lab technician, although I would refer to him more as an artist. The stuff this guy does is just masterful and really is art.  

Bill has an awesome story of growing up in Capetown during the Apartheid before moving to LA in the mid 90s. After getting his degree as a dental laboratory technician in South Africa he had to take a couple steps backward to get to do that in America. He was working construction during the day, a bellman at night, and finally got his chance with a lab as a driver.  

That opportunity led to a ladder that he was able to climb which ended up with him starting his own dental lab. After some crazy times he relocated the lab to Portland, OR and downsized his lab to just he and his wife.  

Bill focuses on providing the highest quality of work and takes one one case at a time. We talked all about changes in technology, where the lab industry is going, and other little nuggets of information. You have to check out his work! His lab is called Disa Dental! 

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