Where Art & Technology Come Together
John Vrbicek, CDT & Sarah Williamson, CDT
At The Dental Center, our Doctors utilize an on-site dental laboratory, Studio One Ceramics. This is a true advantage over traditional dental offices. Two highly trained, certified dental technicians, John Vrbicek and Sarah Williamson, work together to fabricate dental prosthesis for our patients. The technicians are especially helpful when matching natural teeth to ceramic teeth. Studio One receives impressions of the patients mouth, along with a prescription written by the dentist to fabricate the proper dental prosthesis. Services offered by Studio One Ceramics include:
- CEREC Restorations
- Root Canal Posts
- Denture Repairs
- Orthodontic Appliance Repairs
Meet The Technicians
John Vrbicek, CDT
Previously to starting at The Dental Center in 2005, John had 22 years of experience in the dental laboratory field. John graduated from Kirkwood's Dental Technology Program in 1983, earning his Dental Technician Certification in 1987 specializing in crown and bridge work. John has served as a board member of The Iowa Dental Laboratory Association since 1990, serving as President five of the years. Since 1993, John has been a chair member of The Dental Laboratory Advisory Committee, offering advice on Kirkwood's Dental Laboratory curriculum for the students. John enjoys the artistry that comes along with creating teeth, making every tooth unique to each patient.
Sarah Williamson, CDT
In 2004, Sarah completed Kirkwood's Dental Technology Program, where she studied the fabrication of dental prosthetics for two years. Sarah worked as a full time dental ceramist in a local laboratory for two years before joining The Dental Center Team in 2006. She became a Certified Dental Technician in 2007 specializing in ceramics. Sarah was the Treasurer of The Iowa Dental Laboratory Association for several years and worked as a board member to plan the state's continuing education meeting every January. Sarah attends several continuing education programs per year, absorbing new technology and expanding her artistic abilities.