Buddy Shafer, Jr., CDT - President
As a board certified technician with over 30 years of experience, Buddy has led Bay View Dental Lab to a nationally recognized position. His educational background includes membership and training with the prestigious International Society for Dental Ceramics (ISDC), Society for Occlusal Studies, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). He has over 500 hours of comprehensive study at the Center for Advanced Dental Study with Dr. Peter Dawson of St. Petersburg, FL and over 3,000 hours of additional study with other noted doctors such as Frank Spear, Mark Piper, Alvin Fallistre, Parker Mahan, Ron Jackson, and many more.
Buddy is on the faculty at the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study teaching technician programs, a diagnostic waxing course for the doctors, and assisting with the application courses. He has served at the local, state and national level with the National Association of Dental Laboratories, as contributing editor to professional trade journals, CRA evaluator, and special consultant to several major manufactures.
Richard Shafer, CDT - Vice President
Co-owner of Bay View Dental Lab, Rick is board certified in ceramics and has over 28 years of experience. He is a Technical Fellow and an active member in the prestigious Northeastern Gnathological Society. He is also a Fellow in the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics (FACE) with genR8TNext. Rick teaches with Dr. Vincent Celenza as part of DENT-TECH, The Institute for Advanced Education for Dentists and Technicians, a collaborative effort of The Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and The Northeastern Gnathological Society.
Rick is especially well known as one of the country’s most knowledgeable and experienced technicians with IPS Empress. In the past decade, he has worked and exchanged ideas about IPS Empress with top ceramists from around the world including Arnold Worlwrend, David Korson, Lee Culp, Bill Parks, Gerald Ubassey, Martin Walser, Shiego Kataoka, Andreas Nolte and others.
At Bay View, our technicians are Certified or Master Tecnicians.
We encourage our staff to further their education.
We also bring courses taught by leaders in the dental field to our educational facility,
the Mid-Atlantic Center for Advanced Dental Study,
a post-graduate educational facility dedicated to the advancement of dentistry.
Our facility also offers an extensive library for dental research and study.
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