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Pete Vourazeris CDT – Operations Director

Pete Vourazeris CDT – Operations Director Pete Vourazeris, one of Power Dental Studio’s Founders, is the lab’s Technical and Managing Director. Pete attended Triton College in 1990 and spent the last 25 years focusing on continuing his education, including receiving his certification in dental technology in both ceramics and crown and bridge.

He regularly attends courses and seminars and is currently a member of the Seattle Study Club and the Illinois Dental Laboratory Association. In addition, Pete was one of the Founders in 2002 of the Chicagoland Dental Technicians Study Group (CDTS Group) and was the President of the organization between 2004-2006.

Pete is very well versed in function, esthetics, and materials. He takes pride in his communication skills and is very dedicated to provide the finest service to our clients and their patients.

Pete and his wife Lianna reside in Bloomingdale and enjoy spending time with their two beautiful children.

Cristian Djurickovic – Director of Implants & CAD/CAM

Cristian Djurickovic – Director of Implants & CAD/CAM Cristian Djurickovic, one of Power Dental Studio’s Founders, is the lab’s Implant expert and is heavily involved in every stage of implant treatment. Starting his career in 2000, Cristian’s expert knowledge and experience has been gained through hard work and intense training. Since 2006, Cristian has been a Key Opinion Leader for GC America helping with Research and Development on new composites as well as lecturing and training lab owners and clinicians on Composite materials. Between 2005-2008, Cristian helped with Research and Development on various Composites and Bonding Agents while lecturing and training for Bisco USA.

Cristian also heads up the CAD/CAM team and is the lab expert on CAD/CAM produced restorations, utilizing many different systems including Nobel BioCare, Amanngirrbach, Avadent and 3 Shape: Trios &Itero. Another major part of Cristian’s daily workload is downloading and analyzing the digital impressions to ensure all components are solidified before the milling process begins.

Cristian is always striving to improve and add to his skills and regularly attends courses and seminars around the country given by leading speakers in the field of Implantology

Ian Kwak – Ceramics Team

Ian Kwak Ian Kwak is a dental ceramist committed to the highest standards of cosmetic dentistry. He has been in the industry for over 10 years and holds a three-year degree in Dental Technology from Daegu Health College in Korea. Beyond his vast knowledge of materials, science, biology and functionality, Ian has experience in the clinical side of the industry from working in dental practices. Ian’s expertise spans the field of fixed implants, smile makeovers and full-mouth prosthetics. With an amazing gift for creating a natural feel for shade, anatomy and morphology, he has created beautifully aesthetic and functional restorations and demonstrated great artistic ability in many ceramic systems (including traditional porcelain bonded ceramics) as well as newer systems such as e.maxTM and ZirconiaTM.

Deborah Newton – Director of Marketing & Communications

Deborah Newton Deborah Newton brings over 10 years of experience to our team. Educated at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Deborah excels at developing relationships with customers, creating marketing plans, social networking strategies and advertising materials. She is a dynamic professional with proven success strategizing and selling staffing, custom mobile marketing, enterprise application solutions and philanthropic marketing services. Along with her marketing and communications activities, Deborah keeps the office humming with continuing education events and outreach activities to create positive impacts on people’s lives in her newly adopted home of Chicago.
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