2017 CDT of the Year
Starting in 2009, the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC) began the ‘CDT of the Year’ awards program. This came about as a way for NBC to recognize and honor the individuals who stand out in the industry. Each fall, the NBC sends out a call for nominations for this prestigious award, NBC receives nominations with heartfelt words of support. The individuals that are nominated come from various backgrounds that include educators, laboratory owners, technicians and more.
Nominees are asked to submit additional information including years in the laboratory profession, areas of specialization, examples of dedication to their field, and community service. CDT of the year looks for someone who not only strives for excellence in their career but also serves their community. NBC is excited to present the 2017 CDT of the Year award to Mike Abraham, Master CDT.
Mike Abraham, Master CDT, has been in the dental laboratory technology industry for over 40 years. He currently is the owner of Dent-Tech Dental Lab. Mike earned his Associate Degree in Dental Technology at Texas State Technical College in Waco Texas where he became a Master CDT in all six specialties earning his first CDT certification in 1994. Less than 1% of CDTs can call themselves a master CDT and far fewer have mastered all six specialties.
Abraham is actively involved in the Dental Technology Community and frequently travels nationwide as an examiner administering practical CDT examinations. Mike served as president of Associates Dental lab of Arkansas for two years and is actively involved in his community. Mike has worked with both Donated Dental Services of Arkansas and Donated Dental Services of Mississippi and is an avid supporter of VFW 3030 a foundation supporting Veterans.
“Our profession is lucky to have such a hard working, caring, gifted technician and lab owner. He exemplifies the best in your organization and is deserving of this outstanding honor.” – Alvin W. Neff, DDS, FAGD, FICD
Congratulations again Mike Abraham, Master CDT, Our 2017 CDT of the Year!
Call of Board Member Candidates
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.
The boards guide the organization through proven leadership, a shared vision and support for the missions of the association. If you enjoy collaborating with other professionals and have a desire to give back to your profession, we want you!
Qualities of an Effective Board Member
- Serving as an association leader is both an honor and a reward. It requires a proven commitment to the organization and its missions and goals.
- Participating fully in association activities requires extra time and expense for attending meetings.
- Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to communicate are essential to effective teamwork.
- An effective board member brings their expertise and experience to provide value, but such experience and expertise should not drive the policy-making process.
- Intuitive and interpretive skills enable leaders to understand the people around them, internalize the data they receive, recognize the relationships that exist between systems within their world and integrate all these elements into a coherent whole.
- Focusing on policy-making, not the day-to-day operations of the organization is what makes an effective board.
To view eligibility requirements for board service, please visit the News Page on each organization’s website. Candidates interested in serving will be required to read and sign a board application in order to be considered for board service.
Contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (800) 950-1150 to request a board application. A short candidate biography and digital headshot should be submitted with the completed form. All applications must be submitted by email to email@example.com by 5:00 pm EST on Friday, March 31, 2017. No late submissions will be considered.
To download the application click here: http://nbccert.org?phl5hw
NADL Winter Daze 2017
New Pathway to Certification Announced
Exam Hosting Opportunities
NBC Announces Changes to Practical Examinations
NBC Announces Updated Job Task Outlines
NBC Announces Updated Examination References