International dental expert gives Durham Tech students cutting-edge training, valuable experience

The Dental Laboratory program at Durham Tech hosted Russell DeVreugd, an international consultant and lecturer in the field of Fixed Restorative Dentistry, during a two-day, hands-on workshop for students in January.

Russell DeVreugd teaches Durham Tech Dental Laboratory students during a two-day workshop in January.

Russell DeVreugd teaches Durham Tech Dental Laboratory students during a two-day workshop in January.

During the workshop, DeVreugd demonstrated his specialized design concept — the DeVreugd Occlusal Compass — which implements proper occlusal morphology for all types of restorations. Students were able to wax up a complete maxillary and mandibular crown using DeVreugd’s technique, develop additional knowledge of crown anatomy. DeVreugd’s techniques are highly regarded and sought after in laboratories and the workshop allowed Durham Tech students to gain valuable experience and bolster their resumes.

DeVreugd is the owner and founder of DeVreugd Dental Laboratory in Chapel Hill. He also has served as a consultant and lecturer for the Department of Biologic and Material Science at the University of Michigan’s School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, Michigan. DeVreugd is a contributing author in the textbook “Science and Practice of Occlusion” and “Quintessence of Dental Technology.”

 

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