Marithe has always been extremely passionate about the field of Dentistry. She has been a dental lab technician for 12 years. Her main focuses have been digital dentistry and ceramic work, but also been taught in various aspects of conventional lab techniques. She incorporates teamwork and feedback in her everyday processes. She attended ODU for pre-dental hygiene in 2004, but transferred to VCU and graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Psychology in 2009. Shortly after, she was accepted into J Sargeant Reynolds Dental Lab Technology Program for her Dental Lab Technology degree as well as her Specialization Certificate. She became a Recognized graduate and Magna Cum Laude in 2011. She then decided in 2019 to go back to get her Master’s Degree in Instructional Design and Technology. She applied to the program at VCU School of
Education where she was accepted. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2021, and her dream was to launch a Digital Dental and Art Integration Program at the VCU School of Dentistry where she could teach a handful of pre-doctoral students or lab technicians about what she loved so much- The Art and Science of Dentistry.
COVID stunted her plans of launching the program, but she decided that maybe her plan was to obtain her PhD. She was accepted into her PhD program at VCU in 2021, but decided that her path was about to take a sharp turn.
Of course you can’t tell the best part before you hear the beginning. She started in a private dental laboratory where she worked in every department for 8 years developing her skills. A position was offered to
her by her former Program Head to transfer her skills at VCU School of Dentistry. There she was the first dental lab technician for the Digital Dentistry Department which launched in 2018- she worked alongside Dr. Sompop Bencharit’s personal lab technician. There she was able to teach and collaborate with experienced dental professionals as well as pre-doctoral 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students. She conducted research with dental faculty from UNC, VCU, and other dental schools from across the world. The calibration of minds included beta testing new dental materials and dental machinery to innovate new strategies and strengths of various prosthetics. She was mentored by many influential Prosthodontists and GD’s.
Her experience with digital dentistry spans from the introductory points of CEREC, Romexis Planmeca E4D,3Shape, as well as ExoCAD. She has utilized CEREC MCXL, E4D Planmill, Z4, PM1, PM7,and M4 milling units. She
was nominated for the Smart Integration Award for Women in Digital Dentistry in 2021 for her advances in Digital Technology. She continues to collaborate with amazing technicians and dental professionals from all over the world to continue learning.
Lastly, that sharp turn has led her to move to Full Implant Choice, The Atlantic Implant Institute, and Seven Cities Dental Arts in Virginia Beach, VA to work for Dr. Adam Hogan, in lieu to expand her knowledge of Full Arch Implant Dentistry specializing in same day All-On-X surgeries. This involved using her experiences of chairside and laboratory knowledge from dental education. She thrives to learn more and has been enjoying every minute of learning the vast capabilities and opportunities there are with the new technologies that he has invested in.
The Atlantic Implant Institute is pleased to present this full arch, digital workflow course with live patient interaction. The course offers a combination of in-depth lectures, discussions, and live patient demonstrations.