Johanna received her formal training at Kwiatkowski Dental Laboratory in Hamburg, Germany and graduated from the Handwerskammer Hamburg, Germany in 1995 as a Certified Dental Technician (CDT).
Ms. Podkowa joined our team of highly trained certified dental technicians in 2009 as a Master Ceramist and as Manager of the Metal-Free Esthetic Department. By 2012, she was promoted to the position of the Porcelain Department Manager and Assistant Laboratory Manager. Her expertise as a world-class ceramist has been the foundation of our growth at Precision Esthetics Dental Laboratory and the core of our European Quality Craftsmanship Made in America Signature products. Now, as an Executive Member of our Management Team, Johanna is an essential part of what makes Precision Esthetics an industry leader in Metal-Free Ceramics, Digital Technology and Implant Dentistry.
With over 20 years of experience as a Master Ceramist, Johanna's qualifying studies in Germany have been complemented by collaborating with, and under the mentorship of: Enrico Steger, Oliver Brix, Willi Geller, Oral Design Team, and Klaus Mueterthies.
With James Han, our Director of Digital Technology & Lab Manager at the helm, we are always keeping abreast of the latest cutting edge technology that keeps our Lab a leader and driving force in the Industry. His vision of introducing state-of-the-art technology to our laboratory and sharing his skills and expertise has been a foundation of our growth and developing a State of the Art Dental Technology Center.
As an industry leader in Esthetic Dentistry and Digital Implant Dentistry, we are always striving to provide better, more efficient services with faster turnaround time. With our two new Mihm & Vogt Speed HT Sintering furnaces we are able to sinter up to 190 Zirconia Crown and bridge units in less than 3 hours!
This together with the new DOF HD Freedom scanner and our two new Roland DWX-51D CAD CAM Milling Machines put our team of Master Dental Technicians in the wonderful position to work in a more precise manner to deliver efficient, consistent, and overall better quality products, with faster turnaround time!
Our new Roland mills also provide faster turnaround times at our dental lab, which means: also for dentists and their patients.