Vernon H. “Buddy” Shafer, Jr., C.D.T. is a board certified technician with over 40 years and 250,000 units of experience and is co-owner of Bay View Dental Laboratory, Inc., Chesapeake, Virginia. His education background includes membership and training with the prestigious International Society of Dental Ceramics, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and Society for Occlusal Studies, as well as over 3,000 hours of comprehensive study with noted clinicians from around the world including over 500 hours of course attendance at Dr. Dawson’s Concept of Complete Dentistry (SM) lecture series.
His career also includes service at the local, state and national levels with laboratory organizations, as contributing editor to professional journals, as a Clinicians Report evaluator and as a special technical consultant to several major manufacturers. He lectures and consults with other laboratories on management practices to increase quality and efficiency. His special area of interest is teaching occlusion and function and treatment planning comprehensive restorative cases.