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MicroDental Laboratories Acquires Rock Creek Dental Laboratory

June 11, 2015, San Francisco, CA – MicroDental Laboratories, a network of dental laboratories committed to helping dentists thrive, announced the acquisition of Rock Creek Dental Ceramics, Ltd. laboratory in O'Fallon, IL. Effective immediately, Rock Creek will merge with the company's Donnell Dental Laboratory to form one of the leading laboratories in the greater St. Louis metropolitan region.

"The acquisition and merger of Rock Creek Dental Ceramics and Donnell creates an excellent platform for future growth," noted Bill Johnson, CEO of MicroDental Laboratories. "This partnership immediately provides customers of Donnell and Rock Creek labs with access to new restorative products and services such as our MicrO2™ Sleep Apnea Device, ZEUS™ Zirconia Restorations, digitally fabricated dentures, and e.max®P crowns."

"We welcome the addition of Rock Creek Dental Ceramics to our team," commented Bart Donnell, Certified Dental Technician and Lab Manager of Donnell, a MicroDental Laboratory. "This merger, along with the skills and expertise that the Rock Creek team brings, enables us to strengthen our local presence and enhance our current product and service offerings to our existing clientele."

Founded in 1967 and run by Jeff Null since 1995, Rock Creek is known locally for strong customer service and exceptional esthetics. Jeff joined Rock Creek in 1988 while still serving active duty as a dental technician at Scott Air Force Base. In 2006, he took over full ownership of the lab. Jeff is also a Certified Dental Technician.

"The merger made sense on so many levels," expressed Jeff Null, former owner of Rock Creek Dental Ceramics and new member of the Donnell Dental Lab team. "The combination of talent and resources, as well as the added benefits we can provide for our clients by being part of a larger, quality-oriented and values-driven group just makes the future very exciting."

MicroDental Laboratories Announces Leadership Changes

May 8, 2015, San Francisco, CA – MicroDental Laboratories Announces Leadership Changes.

MicroDental Laboratories' Kim Bradshaw Passes the Reins to Bill Johnson as Next Chief Executive Officer.

Today MicroDental Laboratories announced the promotion of Bill Johnson to CEO and Len Liptak to President. Earlier this year Kimberly Bradshaw identified that an organizational and leadership change was prudent based on the new needs of the organization and emerging industry trends. After carefully considering her recommendations along with other alternatives, the Board of Directors agreed with Bradshaw's suggestions and fully supports her passing the reigns to Bill Johnson as Chief Executive and to Len Liptak as President. Both gentlemen served as members of her Executive Team and have been integral to the success of the Company.

"We brought Kim in as CEO because of her track record for designing and executing strategy, implementing systemic approaches to customer service, and her reputation for building strong teams, all of which MicroDental needed in the rapidly changing dental laboratory industry. We are appreciative of Kim's accomplishments to get the Company to this point," commented John H. Foster, Chairman of MicroDental Laboratories. "Having achieved her objectives, the company is well-positioned for the next phase of development and for Kim to transition to her next venture."

"I entered the Company with the vision of installing a myriad of cutting edge technologies that would offer dentists both a better quality product and an enhanced service experience. Today, MicroDental has a few secret weapons that have them on the cutting edge; the Company has become a force to be reckoned with," noted Ms. Bradshaw. "I am proud of the transformational change the Company experienced during our time together. We have built a strong foundation and MicroDental is well poised for its next stage of growth."

Since joining MicroDental as Chief Financial Officer in early 2013, Mr. Johnson has taken on additional operational responsibilities including overseeing the Company's Information Technology and Manufacturing groups. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Johnson had successful executive experience in organizations going through transformational processes in the metals service center, engineering/construction, and home healthcare industries. He began his career with American Hospital Supply and spent several years with Abbey Medical, one of the founding companies of Apria Medical. Further, he has a background working with private-equity portfolio, family, and public companies, including the IPO (NYSE) of Earle M. Jorgensen Co., in 2005. Mr. Johnson has an MBA in Finance from Mercer University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Accounting from Indiana University. Additionally, he is a CPA and attended the Tuck Executive Program. As CEO of the Company, Mr. Johnson will also retain the role of CFO.

Mr. Liptak served as the Company's Executive Vice President of Network Operations and Marketing before assuming his new role as President. Mr. Liptak has led the Company's efforts to develop MicroDental's growth engine and key sales and marketing capabilities. His results have garnered numerous accolades, including being named to ExecRank's list of top sales and marketing executives. Prior to joining MicroDental, Mr. Liptak held global sales, marketing and business development positions with 3M Company's Dental Division and Stryker's Neurovascular Division. As the global business lead for 3M's ceramic and digital orthodontic product portfolios, Mr. Liptak earned the company's prestigious Golden Step, Circle of Technical Excellence and Global Sales and Marketing Leadership awards. Mr. Liptak holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota, a BA from Brown University, and is trained in multiple Six Sigma disciplines.

MicroDental Research Triangle Laboratory adds new services and two lab industry leaders

February 2, 2015, San Francisco, CA – Research Triangle today introduced expanded services and the addition of two dental laboratory industry leaders. A prominent cosmetic full-mouth and advanced implant laboratory, MicroDental Research Triangle is now offering Sleep Apnea Devices, Dentures, Night Guards, posterior Crown and Bridge, and more. Additionally, the company has recently welcomed Chris Cozzolino as Laboratory Manager and Tom Lake, CDT, TE, MAAIP as Director of Technical Operations.

“From the beginning, our vision has been to make the MicroDental Research Triangle Laboratory one of the premier, full-service laboratories in North America. Though the laboratory started out by focusing primarily on complex cases, high-end cosmetics and implants, we are pleased to expand our services and offerings. The key to success was to find the right leadership team that could deliver on the vision, and we did that when we hired Chris and Tom,” noted Kim Bradshaw, CEO and President of MicroDental Laboratories. “I am confident that Chris and Tom's commitment to service excellence, strong technical acumen and drive for high performance will impress dentists in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina and throughout the country.”

The newest product that MicroDental Research Triangle offers is the MicrO2™, the first CAD/CAM milled Obstructive Sleep Apnea device engineered to deliver precision fit, maximum comfort and ease of use. The innovative and compact design of the MicrO2 device does not require patients to manage any mechanical adjustments. In addition, several Removable products are now available, including Complete Dentures, Partial Dentures, Night Guards, and Orthodontics that offer a broader range of solutions for patients. Moreover, posterior Crown and Bridge restorations are accessible through a variety of materials in order to treat a wider patient audience.

With over 29 years of lab experience, Chris Cozzolino held several senior level positions with a national dental laboratory network, including Laboratory President and Group Operations and Field Support Manager. She is well versed in sales and service as well as lab operations. Chris has been instrumental at growing a number of labs at her previous company by increasing their product offerings, providing high levels of service and quality, and improved operational efficiencies.

Tom Lake, the newest CDT to join MicroDental Research Triangle, earned his degree in Dental Technology at the University of Kentucky and is board certified. He also holds the “Technologist” credential awarded by the National Board for Certification in recognition of expertise in all five specialties of dental technology, and a “Mastership” credential awarded by the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics. Tom was on staff with the Graduate Prosthodontics Program in the University of Florida and also was a Clinical Instructor with the Dental Implant Center at the University of Miami.

MicroDental Laboratories Acquires New York's Tetra Dynamics Dental Laboratory

Monday, January 5, 2015, San Francisco–MicroDental Laboratories, a network of dental laboratories committed to helping dentists thrive, announced the acquisition of Tetra Dynamics Dental Laboratory. With both laboratories sharing a reputation for world-class service and exceptional quality, this partnership strengthens Tetra's position as one of the leading full-service laboratories in the greater New York Metropolitan area.

“Tetra fits MicroDental's vision of helping dentists create exceptional treatment experiences for every patient,” noted Kim Bradshaw, CEO and President of MicroDental Laboratories. “From advanced Cosmetic cases to single unit posterior crowns, from Implant-retained restorations and Partials to Sleep Apnea devices, Tetra is well-positioned to collaborate with dentists and find the solution that best matches their treatment goals.”

Based in West Babylon, New York, Tetra Laboratory has serviced dentists for over twenty-five years. Each month hundreds of dentists trust Tetra Laboratory to fabricate a wide range of restorations. Tetra is also one of the leading partners for dentists who utilize digital impression systems.

“Tetra has a legacy of collaborating with dentists who continuously aim to optimize the dental care they deliver to patients,” commented Larry Borman, President of Tetra Dynamics Laboratory. “Partnering with MicroDental allows us to build upon this legacy, by enhancing our position on the leading edge of dental materials, technologies and techniques.”

MicrO2™ Sleep Apnea Device by MicroDental Laboratories and FDA cleared, is now Registered for Sale in Canada

October 15, 2014, San Francisco–MicroDental Laboratories announced that MicrO2™ Obstructive Sleep Apnea Device, which the FDA has granted 510k approval, is now also available for sale in Canada. The first CAD/CAM milled Obstructive Sleep Apnea device, the MicrO2 offers dentists a new, innovative option for treating the growing number of patients diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

“Dentists are the front line for screening and managing patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea,” noted Kim Bradshaw, CEO and President of MicroDental Laboratories. “Many of our partner dentists asked for a small, precise, and easy to use Obstructive Sleep Apnea device. The MicrO2 device has been designed, from the very beginning, with these goals in mind.”

“I believe the MicrO2 will revolutionize dental sleep medicine,” stated Dr. Bill Dickerson, DDS, FAACD, LVIM. “I can honestly say that I don't think there is a better appliance out there. With its lingual-less design, airway constriction preventing fins, and unobtrusive size, this device is a winner.”

Featuring a patent pending design and a precision milling production process, the MicrO2 is able to utilize a PMMA material that is cured under controlled conditions. These aspects allow the MicrO2 to be small yet strong, precise, and predictable. The MicrO2 also features a unique approach to titration that is intended to make the device easier to use for the dentist and the patient. In Canada, the device is available from MicroDental Vancouver, MicroDental Ottawa, and MicroDental Hamilton.

“The MicrO2 does not require patients to manage any mechanical adjustments, such as turning screws, or changing positions with elastics. Instead the MicrO2 comes with one pair of Upper and Lower arches set to the prescription, and a second pair set in any amount of advancement increments. Advancements are easily achieved by simply removing the current Upper or Lower arch device and inserting the next advancement device in the MicrO2 series,” commented Laura Sheppard, Sr. Director of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs for MicroDental.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is one of the fastest developing frontiers in dentistry. According to a study conducted by Université Laval researchers, 40 percent of Canadians suffer from chronic sleep disorders. More than a million Canadians have Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and over one in four Canadian adults are at high risk for having Obstructive Sleep Apnea according to The Public Health Agency of Canada. Obstructive Sleep Apnea has been linked with snoring, memory loss, headaches, depression, and an increased risk of stroke, heart problems, and motor vehicle accidents.

“MicroDental Laboratories has a legacy of partnering with dentists who are committed to enhancing the lives of their patients,” noted Len Liptak, VP of Sales and Marketing for MicroDental. “With our Health Canada registered MicrO2 device, we look forward to partnering with these dentists as they manage the growing number of patients who are diagnosed with this serious condition.”

FDA Clears the MicrO2™ Sleep Apnea Device by MicroDental Laboratories – the First CAD/CAM Milled Sleep Apnea Device

August 04, 2014, San Francisco – MicroDental Laboratories announced that the FDA has cleared the company's MicrO2™ Obstructive Sleep Apnea Device. The first CAD/CAM milled Obstructive Sleep Apnea device, the MicrO2 offers dentists a new, innovative option for treating the growing number of patients diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

“Dentists are the front line for screening and managing patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea,” noted Kim Bradshaw, CEO and President of MicroDental Laboratories. “Many of our partner dentists asked for a small, precise, and easy to use Obstructive Sleep Apnea device. The MicrO2 device has been designed, from the very beginning, with these goals in mind.”

“I believe the MicrO2 will revolutionize dental sleep medicine,” stated Dr. Bill Dickerson, DDS, FAACD, LVIM. “I can honestly say that I don't think there is a better appliance out there. With it's lingualess design, airway constriction preventing fins, and unobtrusive size, this device is a winner.”

Featuring a patent pending design and a precision milling production process, the MicrO2 is able to utilize a PMMA material that is cured under controlled conditions. These aspects allow the MicrO2 to be small yet strong, precise, and predictable. The MicrO2 also features a unique approach to titration that is intended to make the device easier to use for the dentist and the patient.

“The MicrO2 does not require patients to manage any mechanical adjustments, such as turning screws, or changing positions with elastics. Instead the MicrO2 comes with one pair of Upper and Lower arches set to the prescription, and a second pair set in any amount of advancement increments. Advancements are easily achieved by simply removing the current Upper or Lower arch device and inserting the next advancement device in the MicrO2 series,” commented Laura Sheppard, Sr. Director of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs for MicroDental.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is one of the fastest developing frontiers in dentistry. A report by the Institute of Medicine estimates that 50-70 Million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders. More than 18 million Americans have Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea has been linked with snoring, memory loss, headaches, depression, and an increased risk of stroke, heart problems, and motor vehicle accidents.

“MicroDental Laboratories has a legacy of partnering with dentists who are committed to enhancing the lives of their patients,” noted Len Liptak, VP of Sales and Marketing for MicroDental. “With our FDA registered MicrO2 device, we look forward to partnering with these dentists as they manage the growing number of patients who are diagnosed with this serious condition.”

MicroDental Laboratories Receives Prestigious Patient Health and Safety Accreditation

March 7, 2014, San Francisco – MicroDental Laboratories, one of the leading dental laboratories in the world, has achieved its DAMAS renewal accreditation for 2014. DAMAS stands for Dental Appliance Manufacturing Audit System. DAMAS is designed to allow dental laboratories to demonstrate that they follow FDA's Good Manufacturing Practices, ensuring patient safety. Less than 1% of more than 7,000 U.S. dental laboratories are DAMAS certified.

“DAMAS is more than just an accreditation. It is doing business in a way that makes quality and patient safety paramount,” noted Kim Bradshaw, CEO and President at MicroDental Laboratories. “In a dental lab industry that is increasingly characterized by new materials, 3D technologies, and complex supply chains, the specifications for DAMAS provide dentists with a peace of mind that the patient experience comes first and offers MicroDental with excellent context for evaluating innovations.”

“DAMAS is a high achievement for a dental laboratory, and few dental labs in the world can successfully complete and pass year after year. It is a voluntary process that requires a third party audit and yearly revalidation,” commented Laura Sheppard, CDT TE, Senior Director of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs at MicroDental. “The specifications for DAMAS are designed to insure we follow best practices such as verification of FDA accepted materials, lot tracking for traceability; adherence to strict quality control standards; manufacturing and equipment controls for product consistency.”

“An exceptional commitment to patient health and safety is one of the attributes that makes MicroDental Laboratories different,” stated Len Liptak, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at MicroDental Laboratories. “Being one of the few laboratories in the world to maintain the prestigious DAMAS accreditation underscores MicroDental's unique commitment to helping dentists deliver effective, satisfying and safe treatment experiences.”

MicroDental Laboratories Announces Support for the Carestream Dental CS 3500 Intraoral Scanner

February 25, 2014, Dublin, California – Today MicroDental Laboratories, a network of dental labs committed to helping dentists thrive, announced the ability to fabricate a wide range of dental restorations from the new CS 3500 intraoral scanner by Carestream Dental. The company already fabricates restorations for a handful of dental practices that have CS 3500 intraoral scanners, including EMAX and Zirconia restorations.

“MicroDental is pleased to add the CS 3500 to the comprehensive list of digital impression scanners supported by our laboratories," commented Kim Bradshaw, President and CEO of MicroDental Laboratories. "At MicroDental, we are devoted to embracing cutting-edge technologies and partnering with technologically sophisticated companies to enhance customer experience and patient satisfaction. Our partnership with Carestream Dental testifies to that intent.”

“As Carestream Dental expands into the CAD/CAM market, gaining the support of the top dental labs is critical,” said Ed Shellard, DMD, Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Business Development for Carestream Dental. “We're excited about working with MicroDental Laboratories and what this means for our mutual customers.”

MicroDental Laboratories is one of the leading dental laboratory partners for dental practices that are shifting to digital dentistry. With a 30% year over year increase in cases submitted through digital impression scanners, dentists who go digital with MicroDental Laboratories experience a decrease in remakes and an increase in patient satisfaction. Dentists who go digital also qualify for MicroDental's Impression Free rebate program, which helps cover the monthly lease of the digital impression system.

Carestream Dental's CS 3500 allows dental professionals to easily acquire true-color 2D and 3D images in order to design restorations within their practice. Requiring no external heater, powder or trolley system, the scanner features high-angulation scanning of up to 45 degrees and a depth from -2 to +13mm. For further convenience, the CS 3500 is equipped with a unique light guidance system that aids in the capture of data during the image acquisition process.

More information on the Carestream Dental and MicroDental Impression Free Rebate Program can be found by calling 800.229.0936.

Hermanson Dental Lab and Lemke Dental Lab Merge to Become Minnesota's Leading Dental Laboratory

February 11, 2014, Dublin, California – MicroDental Laboratories, a network of laboratories committed to helping dentists thrive, is proud to announce the acquisition of Lemke Dental Lab. With this transaction, MicroDental Laboratories plans to combine Lemke Dental Lab with MicroDental's Hermanson Dental Laboratory. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, this partnership creates one of the nation's premier full-service dental labs. The new entity is called Hermanson Lemke, a MicroDental Laboratory.

“One of our goals is to make it easier for dentists to provide exceptional treatment experiences for patients,” noted Kim Bradshaw, President and CEO of MicroDental Laboratories. “Combining these two esteemed laboratories into one, convenient, location provides dentists with more options for treating patients and access to technical experts in fixed, removable, implant-retained and digitally-enabled restoration types.”

With over 60 years of serving dentists, the leadership teams of Hermanson and Lemke dental labs have a reputation for deep technical capabilities, personal service, and innovation. Hermanson Lemke Laboratory features one of the highest concentrations of certified dental technicians in the industry.

“Lemke Dental Lab has a fantastic reputation for quality, expertise and innovation,” commented Gary Johnson, Lab Manager of Hermanson Lemke. “I look forward to combining our talents, resources and capabilities.”

“Partnering with Hermanson Dental Lab truly gives us access to the very best of technology and personnel, allowing us to deliver premier yet personalized service to all dentists,” stated Dennis Lemke, President of Lemke Dental Lab. “Hermanson Lemke is a game changer with the ability to support dentists on a whole new level.”

MICRODENTAL LABORATORIES APPOINTS WILLIAM JOHNSON AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

January 7, 2014, Dublin, California – MicroDental Inc., a network of dental labs with a passion for helping dentists delight patients, announces the appointment of William Johnson to the position of Chief Financial Officer.

Bill brings to the Company more than 25 years of business and financial leadership experience in a myriad of industries including food distribution, metals processing/distribution, engineering and construction, as well as manufacturing and medical products. He’s worked in both private and public companies and has experience in pre-IPO companies. He also has experience with lean manufacturing and working with large, geographically dispersed business units.

“We are extremely fortunate to have someone like Bill on our team,” said Kimberly L. Bradshaw, President and CEO of MicroDental, Inc. “His diverse background and experience brings a sophisticated approach to finance that fits MicroDental’s structure and goals.”

In addition to his extensive experience, Bill is both a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). He holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Indiana University and an MBA from Mercer University.

Mr. Johnson added, “MicroDental is a company that I am privileged to be a part of now and I am enthusiastic to take part in what they do to improve the lives of dentists and patients alike.”

MicroDental Laboratory Ottawa and Cosmo Dental Lab Merge to Become Ottawa's Leading Dental Laboratory

January 2, 2014, Ottawa, Ontario, CN – MicroDental Laboratories is pleased to announce the acquisition of Cosmo Dental Lab. The merger with Cosmo Dental Lab is designed to form Ottawa’s premier dental laboratory for all-ceramic, metal-ceramic, and implant-retained restorations, as well as orthodontic appliances, removable prosthetics and digital dentistry. The new entity is called MicroDental Laboratory Ottawa at Cosmo.

“MicroDental helps dentists thrive by offering exceptional quality, service and practice support,” noted Kim Bradshaw, President and CEO of MicroDental Laboratories. “The combined, local and technical capabilities of these two labs make this an exciting option for dental practices that are treating more patients with implant-based restorations and removables, practices that are seeing a revitalized demand for cosmetics, and also practices that are interested in intra-oral scanning and new dental materials like E.max and Zirconia.”

With over one hundred years of serving Ottawa area dentists, the leadership team of MicroDental Laboratory Ottawa at Cosmo offers an unparalleled depth of experience and technical expertise. This partnership offers dentists access to technicians who are Pankey CR trained, Misch Institute Implant Fellows, and LVI Neuromuscular trained technicians.

“This partnership brings together two of Ottawa’s leading dental laboratories,” commented Allan Cayer, Lab Manager of MicroDental Laboratory Ottawa. “Cosmo Dental Lab has a fantastic reputation for quality, expertise and innovation. I look forward to combining our talents to offer dentists access to a wider range of treatment services and options.” 

“Partnering with MicroDental Laboratory Ottawa truly gives us access to the very best of technology and personnel, allowing us to deliver premier yet personalized service to all dentists,” stated Dave Wilson, President of Cosmo Dental Lab. “MicroDental Laboratory Ottawa at Cosmo is a game changer with the ability to support dentists on a whole new level.”

MICRODENTAL LABORATORIES APPOINTS DAVID KUHNS Ph.D., AS SR. DIRECTOR
 OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIALIZATION

KuhnsJanuary 15, 2013, Dublin, California — MicroDental, Inc., a network of dental labs with a passion for helping dentists delight patients, announces the appointment of David Kuhns, Ph.D. to the position of Sr. Director or Product Development and Commercialization.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kuhns worked for 3M for over 15 years, most recently with the Unitek Orthodontic division serving as a Product Development Specialist in which he was the project leader for Digital Orthodontic products. He also served as a member of their Digital Strategy Steering Committee and was heavily involved in conducting market research to assess customer requirements. Dave has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Washington.

“The combination of his practical experience and education make Dave uniquely qualified for this position and I am excited to have him spearheading it,” said Kimberly L. Bradshaw, President and CEO of MicroDental, Inc. “With over 15 years of in the dental industry, he has a proven track record of successful market research and targeted product release based on intense analysis of the consumer.”

MicroDental Laboratories Receives Prestigious Patient Health and Safety Accreditation

March 29, 2012, San Francisco – MicroDental Laboratories, one of the leading dental laboratories in the world, is now a DAMAS accredited laboratory. DAMAS stands for Dental Appliance Manufacturing Audit System. DAMAS is designed to allow dental laboratories to demonstrate that they follow FDA's Good Manufacturing Practices, ensuring patient safety. Less than 1% of more than 7000 U.S. dental laboratories are DAMAS certified.

"MicroDental's pledge of helping dentists deliver an exceptional treatment experience begins with a steadfast dedication to patient health and safety," stated Kim Bradshaw, CEO and President of MicroDental. "MicroDental's DAMAS accreditation underscores our commitment to helping dentists achieve their standard of care."

"DAMAS is a high achievement for a dental laboratory. It is a voluntary process that requires a third party audit and yearly revalidation," commented Laura Sheppard, CDT TE, Senior Director of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs at MicroDental. The specifications for DAMAS are designed to insure we follow best practices such as verification of FDA accepted materials, lot tracking for traceability; adherence to strict quality control standards; manufacturing and equipment controls for product consistency."

"The dental lab industry is very dynamic, featuring many new materials, new technologies and new production approaches such as offshore manufacturing," noted Len Liptak, VP of Sales and Marketing for MicroDental. "Amidst these changes it is important for dentists to know where their products are being manufactured and be able to verify that their dental lab partners are mutually committed to their patient's health and safety."

MicroDental Laboratories appoints Les Cross and Andras Hites to Board of Directors

May 17, 2012, Dublin, California—Dental Technologies, Inc. (DTI), one of the largest networks of dental laboratories in North America, today announced the appointment of Les Cross and Andras Hites to its Board of Directors.

Leslie (Les) Cross also currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Alphatec Spine, where he’s been on the Board since March 2011. Previously, Mr. Cross served as President and Chief Executive Officer of DJO Global, Inc., where he held several principal executive roles since 1995. From 1990 and 1994, Les held the position of Senior Vice-President of Marketing and Business Development of the Bracing and Support Systems division of Smith & Nephew. He was Managing Director of two different divisions of Smith & Nephew from 1982 to 1990. Mr. Cross earned a diploma in medical technology from Sydney Technical College in Sydney, Australia and studied business at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa.

Andras (Andy) Hites has over 40 years of experience in the dental lab industry and together with his brother George Hites, grew MicroDental Laboratories from nearly $3 million in revenue to approximately $50 million in 2002. During his tenure with MicroDental, the Company designed a number of innovative restorative techniques and products that fostered a very loyal client base and helped MicroDental grow to be one of the largest dental labs in North America. Andy has been a national speaker for Quest where he has shared his expertise on lab management and client relations, has produced nine educational videos for dentists and patients and has published several articles in business and dental journals.

“We are very excited to have two highly accomplished and very experienced executives join our Board,” said Kimberly L. Bradshaw, President and CEO of DTI. “Les brings a wealth of experience in growing companies in the medical device industries while Andy is intimately familiar with the dental lab industry, having created and grown one of the preeminent labs in the country. Both individuals will play a significant role in setting the strategic direction of DTI.”

In making the announcement, Les Cross stated, “I am extremely honored and excited to join the board of directors at Dental Technologies, Inc. DTI has distinguished itself by providing unparalleled customer service to their clientele through a personalized approach that benefits dental practices and their patients. I look forward to working with the team to develop strategies to achieve the next phase of growth for the Company.”

“Technology is revolutionizing this industry the way that it changed the auto industry and DTI is leading the charge,” said Andy Hites. “I have always believed technology would improve both the quality of products and service to the client and I am very excited to help the Company continue to differentiate itself as the technology leader.”