Lab Tech Team
Mr. Garcia has 32 years experience in Dental Laboratory Technology. He is a 1983 graduate of an American Dental Association accredited Dental Laboratory apprentice training program conducted at Sheppard AFB TX. He is the primary technician and laboratory manager for Excel Dental Laboratory a Certified Dental Laboratory in Warner Robins GA, and formerly owner of Eagle Dental Laboratory. His work experience includes implants, crown and bridge, ceramics, acrylic, and orthodontics. During his career he has managed dental clinics and laboratories ranging from two to sixty personnel. His laboratory management experience encompassed purchasing and maintaining facilities and equipment valued in excess of $1.2M, scheduling and coordinating cases submitted for fabrication, managing personnel and associated HR programs to ensure OSHA compliance, developing fabrication standards, and conducting quality control inspection on 100% of outgoing work. He has conducted on-the-job training for approximately 150 laboratory personnel concerning all aspects of fixed and removable appliances. His educational and technical qualifications are numerous. He holds an Associate in Applied Science in Dental Laboratory Technology and he is a Instructor of Dental Sciences Occupational Instructor with Master Instructor Certification. He has attended numerous in-residence advanced courses and graduated with honors. His courses and accolades include: Functional Fixed and Esthetic Prosthetics (Honor Graduate), Advanced Porcelain Prosthetics (Honor Graduate), and Removable Prosthetics (Distinguished Graduate), 3Shape CAD/CAM certified, and Sirona InEos certified. He is a graduate of the laboratory course from The Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education (F.A.C.E) conducted in Burlingame California. He has attended both the Dr. Turbyfill and Dr. Cassidy hands-on denture training courses on the Dr. Earl Pound branching technique. He is a Certified Dental Laboratory Technician (CDT #211682-00) with Technologist Designation by the National Board for Certification.