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New! 2017 Dawson Academy Education Grant - Apply by 8/15/17

Background

The Dawson Academy, located in St. Petersburg, Florida, provides dental courses that for decades have proven to be the foundation for the successful practice of complete, predictable dentistry. The Academy teaches their students the essential principles and skills for complete care with primary concentrations in dental occlusion, the temporomandibular joints and comprehensive esthetic restorative dentistry.

Grant Overview

The Dawson Academy Education Grant will award six (6) technicians a seat in the cornerstone course of The Dawson Academy curriculum: Functional Occlusion – from TMJ to Smile Design at no charge. The charge for such a course would typically retail for $1,695; however, due to the generosity of The Dawson Academy, the recipients of this grant will have their tuition fee waived. Additional course information can be accessed by clicking here.

Requirements
  • Sitting members of the NADL Board, NBC Trust, or FDLT Trust are not eligible as individuals to apply for or win grants/scholarships offered through the Foundation
  • If attending the course in-person, the winners of The Dawson Academy Education Grant must be available to attend one of the course dates offered, which can be found on the application here. A maximum of three technicians can attend each.
  • Winners will be required to provide the Foundation with a professional headshot and testimonial (web video submission or typed submission on letterhead paper) about receiving the grant, attending the course, and how this experience will positively impact his/her DLT career.
  • No cash will be provided to the grant recipient. If the recipient fails to use the grant or cannot make their scheduled course date, they will forfeit their grant.
  • The deadline to use the grant is December 30, 2018. No extensions will be given.
Download Application Here

 

Application deadline: August 15, 2017

2017 Winter Daze Videos Available on the Foundation Learning Library for FREE!

The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology understands that there was A LOT going on during the Chicago mid-winter meetings. If you missed the full day of courses at NADL’s Winter Daze, we’ve got your back. For the second year in a row, the Foundation is pleased to provide you with the Winter Daze videos FREE OF CHARGE on the Foundation Learning Library.

All of the courses listed below are available on-demand and NBC Approved for 1 Hour of Documented Scientific credit.

We Ain’t Seen Nothing YetMark Ferguson
With advancements in hardware, software, and manufacturing techniques the digital dental lab has workflows never seen before. Mark Ferguson with highlight several of these workflows. He will walk you through the tools and techniques currently available to bring higher quality and production to your lab.

Creating Vitality in Anterior Ceramic RestorationsLeon Hermanides, CDT & Heather Voss, CDT
This course will consist of tips and techniques on how to create vitality while managing value and characterization to maximize esthetics.

Complete Dentures: Tips and Tricks to Meet the DemandOscar Galvis CDT, MDT, BSHS
The goal of this course is to touch base on all steps involved in fabricating a functional and aesthetic complete denture while reducing chair time for the clinician. The course will include but is not limited to the following: fabrication of proper custom tray; model analysis; occlusal rims; articulation with the absence of a facebow; choosing proper tooth molds and occlusal schemes; setting of teeth in a timely fashion; wax characterization; processing; selective grinding; and finishing and polishing.

Visit www.dentallabfoundation.org/resources/courses and create an account using the login button on the left hand side of the page to see what NADL’s Winter Daze was all about.

Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology Request for Proposals for Curriculum Development Services

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION FOR DENTAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY
The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology (Foundation) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The purpose of the Foundation is to advance the profession of dental laboratory technology by addressing industry driven needs and providing solutions that are relevant and accessible to dental technicians and other members of the dental team. For additional information about the Foundation and its program, visit www.dentallabfoundation.org.

HISTORY OF THE FOUNDATION
The Foundation was incorporated in 2008 and is committed to advocating and raising awareness for the necessity of dental laboratory technology education for dental laboratory technicians and other effected members of the dental team.

To date, the Foundation has awarded over $90,000.00 in scholarships to dental technicians striving to obtain their CDT designation. The Foundation has also awarded over $150,000.00 in grants to dental technology schools to assist them with funding, innovation in teaching methodology, technology enhancement and upgrading access to relevant course training materials. Over 500 individual Certified Dental Technicians, over 700 dental laboratories and countless manufacturers, suppliers and speakers routinely support the Foundation.

Since its initial launch, the Foundation has worked to address the challenges our industry is facing related to education and has worked hard to create opportunities for current and future dental technicians.

For additional information about the Foundation and its program, visit www.dentallabfoundation.org.

MISSION The Foundation’s Mission is to advocate for and raise awareness for the necessity of dental laboratory technology education for dental technicians and other effected members of the dental team.

NEED FOR ONLINE COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION
Finding qualified technicians continues to be one of the greatest challenges within the dental laboratory profession. The Foundation Trust wholly supports formal dental laboratory education and encourages those interested in working within the profession to consider a formal educational program. However, for technicians working on the job, obtaining access to high quality comprehensive theoretical knowledge in the profession can be a challenge.

The Foundation launched its Foundation Learning Library at www.dentallabfoundation.org/courses. in 2016 and has over 50 courses available. The Foundation recognizes that there is still a need for a comprehensive program that focuses on teaching core knowledge based competencies for current and future technicians.

The belief is that a program of this nature would primarily serve workforce needs in the industry. It is intended that a program of this nature would consist of 11 initial courses. Each course would be broken into smaller modules to help learners prioritize the information, retain the information better and allow for easier movement through the programs. It is the intent of the Foundation that once the initial 11 courses are launched, additional specialty specific courses will be created as well.

The first 11 courses are shown below:
  • Introduction to Dental Laboratory Technology
  • Dental and DLT History
  • Regulations and Scope of Practice
  • Safe Working Practices
  • Communication Strategies
  • Professional Ethics
  • Tooth Morphology and Physiology
  • Occlusion and Basic Functions
  • Science of Dental Materials
  • Dental Laboratory Equipment
  • Introduction to CAD/CAM
The Foundation has spent considerable time and resources creating the content to be distributed within each course and will provide these additional details to interested parties upon receipt of a signed non-disclosure agreement (included with this request for proposal).

To obtain a detailed breakdown of the content to be delivered within each course, please return a signed non-disclosure agreement to the parties indicated in this proposal in advance of the deadline.

SCOPE OF SERVICES
The selected firm would be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement to protect the intellectual integrity of the content being provided as part of this proposal. The following are deliverables that would be required as part of this proposal:

  • Syllabus – each course will require a syllabus to be created as part of the scope of services. At a minimum, the syllabus will contain the following items:
    - a description of the course
    - a description of each module within the course
    - course learning outcomes
    - references used in the creation of the course
    - additional resources for the learner to access

    The Foundation will provide a template to the selected individual or company to use to ensure continuity of the syllabi.
  • Presentation – within each course, each module will require a presentation, preferably PowerPoint, to provide users with a visual of the training/education. Each presentation should include text (presented in bullet format), images and/or video (as applicable) to help the user achieve learning outcomes. The Foundation will provide a template to the selected individual or company to use to ensure continuity of the presentations.
  • Script – each course will require a script outlining the content to be spoken with the corresponding slide. The Foundation will provide a template to the selected individual or company to use to ensure continuity of the script format.

    Please note that presentation of this material is not included in this request for proposal, but may be included as an additional element in the proposal submitted to the Foundation.

    THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
    As a quality control measure, the Foundation will have each course and module peer reviewed as part of the process.

    Deliverables will be initially submitted to the Foundation by an agreed upon deadline. The materials would undergo a peer review process (managed by the Foundation), the Foundation would provide feedback to the selected individual or company for updates/modifications and then final deliverables will be provided to the Foundation by an agreed upon deadline.

    PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS
    The scope of this proposal should include the following items:
  • A signed Non-Disclosure Agreement.
  • An indication of your ability to provide support for each aspect of the deliverables mentioned in this RFP. Indicate any areas that you intend to outsource.
  • An explanation of your experience related to dental laboratory technology. Please include a resume and/or CV for anyone involved in delivering the scope of services outlined in the RFP.
  • A clear explanation of how the Foundation will be charged for the deliverables included in this proposal.
  • A timeline for development including expected dates of draft deliverables.
  • A detailed breakdown of costs associated with the deliverables included in this proposal.

    TIMELINE
    Proposals due Friday, May 26, 2017
    Finalist Interviews June/July 2017
    Start Date September 1, 2017
    Draft Deliverables Due by December 1, 2017
    Peer Review Process by Foundation December 2017/January 2018
    Final Deliverables Due March 1, 2018

    QUESTIONS
    For questions regarding this RFP, please contact:
    To: Rachel Luoma, MS, CAE – rluoma@executiveoffice.org
    Copied To: Bennett Napier, CAE – bennett@executiveoffice.org

    PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
    Submit proposals by email no later than Friday, May 26, 2017
    To: Rachel Luoma, MS, CAE – rluoma@executiveoffice.org
    Copied To: Bennett Napier, CAE – bennett@executiveoffice.org

    ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS
    Non-Disclosure Agreement

Register TODAY – NADL Spring Daze

NADL is expanding their Spring Daze line-up and will be offering two courses in conjunction with LMT LabDay West. The 2017 NADL Spring Daze will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove, CA.

NADL will offer two important courses that you won’t want to miss:

Regulations vs. Best Practices, presented by Bennett Napier, CAE, will review key state and federal regulatory topics that keep lab owners up at night. The focus will be on areas that are most pressing in terms of risk management. As part of the course deliverables, Bennett will be reviewing a sample action plan/checklist to get your regulatory house in order.

We Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet, presented by Mark Ferguson, will examine advancements in hardware, software, and manufacturing techniques. Mark will highlight several workflows the digital dental lab has never seen before. He will walk you through the tools and techniques currently available to bring higher quality and production to your lab.

Click Here to Register

There is a discounted rate of $35.00 for CDTs, RGs, and CDLs to attend. This one fee gets you access to the entire day of courses on Saturday, May 20, 2017! Plus, all funds will go to the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology to help support grant programs for schools, education and certification. Please register online or complete the RSVP Form and return it to the NADL office by the registration deadline, May 12, 2017. This course is limited to 100 attendees.

Foundation Announces 2017 PTC John Ness Memorial Education Grant Winners

The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology (The Foundation) is proud to announce the 2017 PTC John Ness Memorial Education Grant Winners:

Joan Jagerson, CDT – Rosemount, MN
Marney Rae Mallory, RG – Anchorage, AK
Thin Sandar Khine, CDT – Rosemead, CA
 

The Productivity Training Corporation (PTC), along with the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology, created this grant in order to support the Foundation’s purpose by making higher-level education more accessible. Thanks to the generosity of PTC, each individual will have their tuition fee covered to attend one of the PTC Ness Academy Hands on Courses taken during scheduled PTC dates at PTC headquarters.

“With all thanks to PTC, the Foundation has been fortunate enough to award 12 PTC John Ness Memorial Education Grants over the past three years, with more to come in the future. The number of grants awarded amounts to $36,000 of course tuition that is being utilized by technicians striving to be at the top of the dental laboratory profession. Needless to say, PTC is a huge supporter of our purpose and we feel beyond privileged to have them on our side as we secure the future,” said Foundation Chair, Jeff Stronk.

The PTC John Ness Memorial Education Grant will be offered again this year, for recipients to attend a PTC Ness Academy Hands on Course in 2018. The application deadline for the 2018 PTC John Ness Memorial Education Grant is October 15, 2017. Click here for details on this grant opportunity.


2017 Sterngold Grant - Apply by 4/1/17

Sterngold Dental is located in Attleboro, Massachusetts and is the leading source for restorative dentistry and is a global leader in alloys, attachments, implants, and restorative systems. Sterngold has kindly pledged $10,000 to the Foundation in both cash and product donations over a period of time to help support the future of dental laboratory technology. With this donation, Sterngold and the Foundation have partnered to bring you the 2017 Sterngold Grant.

Grant Overview
The 2017 Sterngold Grant will award one (1) school $1,250 in product donation. Products available through this grant include:

QuickLineTM Long-Term Soft Relining Material
SternTek® Duplicating Material
SternTek® Custom Tray Material (blue or rose)
SternTek® Base Plate Material (pink)
InstaGums® Gingival Reproduction Material

Additional information about Sterngold Dental and their products can be found here.

Requirements
In order to be eligible for this grant, the applicant must be an NADL Member Educational Institution. Grant applications must be received by April 1, 2017 and funds must be used by December 31, 2017. No extensions will be given.

Apply Online

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Application deadline: April 1, 2017

Foundation Announces 2016 CAP Education Grant Winners

The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology (The Foundation) is proud to announce the 2016 CAP Education Grant Grant winners:

Christopher Eric Nelson, CDT – Dunedin, FL
Iwona Alicja Villa, CDT – Westminster, CA
Joshua Campbell – Tampa, FL
Lyudmila Kovalenko – Lone Tree, CO
Megan Johnson – Ottawa, IL
Thin Sandar Khine, CDT – Rosemead, CA
 

Custom Automated Prosthetics, LLC (CAP), along with The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology, created this grant in order to support the Foundation’s purpose by making higher-level education more accessible. Thanks to the generosity of CAP, each individual will have their tuition fee for a ½ day or full day course at either the FL or MA location covered as part of this grant.

Click Here to view the full press release.

Call for Board Member Candidates

Posted on December 23, 2016

Call for Board Member Candidates

The NADL, NBC, and Foundation are seeking individuals to fill open seats on the 2018 NADL Board of Directors, 2018 NBC Board of Trustees and 2018 FDLT Board of Trustees.

New board members will be elected, or appointed, in the fall of 2017 and will take office on Jan. 1, 2018.

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Foundation Announces 2016 Fall Pillar Scholarship Winners & Education Access Grant Winners

Posted on December 14, 2016

The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology (The Foundation) is proud to announce the 2016 Fall Pillar Scholarship winners and the 2016 Education Access Grant winners:

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NADL Winter Daze 2017

Posted on December 14, 2016

You asked for more in-person continuing education. What better place to offer this than at the Mid-Winter Meetings? NADL proudly presents a half day of educational courses at LMT Lab Day. Topics range from business planning and professional development to technical education.

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Foundation Announces 2016 Spear Grant Winners

Posted on November 03, 2016

The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology (The Foundation) is proud to announce the winners of the first-ever 2016 Spear Education Grant:

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NBC Announces Changes to Practical Examinations

Posted on November 03, 2016

NBC Announces Changes to Practical Examinations
NBC continues its efforts to maintain relevant and valid examinations as part of its commitment to serving the dental laboratory technology profession. NBC recently announced updated references and an updated job task outline for its Certified Dental Technician (CDT) and Recognized Graduate (RG) examinations as part of the CDT program’s revalidation process beginning January 1, 2017.

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