2018 OADL Board Members

President: Mark Hidde, CDT ~ Medford, Or

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Mark Hidde is the owner of Rogue Valley Dental Arts, Inc. and Solo Milling Center, Inc. and has been in the dental field since 1993. Mark is a second generation lab owner, the current president of the Oregon Association of Dental Laboratories and is a member of numerous dental and dental lab associations. Mark has been married to his wife Tammy for 23 years and they have 4 children, 2 biological and 2 adopted a son from Korea and a daughter from China. Mark is an avid pilot and enjoys traveling with his family throughout the Northwest. Mark thoroughly enjoys the dental laboratory field and believes his lab's purpose is to elevate patient care by offering dentists a higher level of dental laboratory support.

Read Mark's 2017 President Message

President-Elect: Nick Yoshida ~ Portland, Or

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Nick Yoshida is the President of Shikosha Dental Laboratory in Portland, Oregon. He grew up locally, graduating from Jesuit High School and has a BA and a MS from Columbia University. Prior to joining Shikosha in 2011, he was an investment banker and has worked in New York, Tokyo, and London. He finds his current job extremely fulfilling. "Who wouldn't love a job bring back people's smiles?" Nick also enjoys travelling, fishing, and skiing and being an assistant Scoutmaster for his two sons' Boy Scout troop.

Executive Director: Carrie Peil Warner, CDT ~ Eugene, Or

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Carrie Peil Warner, CDT is the president and owner of Birch Dental Laboratory, Inc. in Eugene, Oregon. Carrie began her career in the dental field in Israel as a clinical assistant and translator. She discovered a passion for laboratory technology after her move to Eugene in 1987, and opened Birch Lab in 2006.

Carrie is a member of the National Association for Dental Laboratories, the Eugene Chamber of Commerce and the Eugene Women's Business Network.

Treasurer: Vadim Vainer, DTG ~ Tualatin, OR

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Vadim Vainer is the owner of Axium Dental Arts LLC, a dental prosthetics manufacturing company in Tualatin, OR. He completed his associates degree in computer engineering at the technical college of Beer-Sheva, Israel and later expanded his education at the University of Colorado in Boulder by studying biology and computer technology; which he later applied at the dental technology program at Portland Community College. Soon after completing his education, he opened Dentech Pro, a dental laboratory in Clackamas, OR where he worked in a fast-paced environment assuring client satisfaction with general dental restorations. In 2014, with encouragement from family and friends, he started Axium Dental Arts where he could focus on more complex and cosmetic restorations. In his free time, Vadim loves to go camping and hiking with his wife Sarah and Chocolate Labrador Lyla. Often he plays the guitar to relax after a long day in the lab. He is passionate about photography and often teaches classes about dental and portrait photography. Grateful for an amazing group of fellow dental technicians, Vadim likes to participate in education and training as part of the Dental Technicians Guild - DTG.

Education Seat: Kim Doyle - Oregon Health and Science University

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Kim Doyle CDT is a restorative faculty dental technician at Oregon Health and Science University. After attending Texas State Technical College for her degree, she has worked in almost every aspect of dental technology. She started as a manager in a large production lab. Then continued her career managing two in-house dental labs, owner of two dental labs in Dallas and Seattle, trainer for Vident, instructor at a Washington technical college, and currently instructor at OHSU. Education was always a passion. Because of an interest in art, she attended Bellevue Community College and studied Computer Animation. There are many similarities between this study and dental Cad/Cam. Her free time involves hiking with her big dog, viewing and making art, listening and dancing to live music.

Treasurer Elect: Max Thomas

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Max was born and raised in the dental industry by his mom and dad, the original owners of Crown Creations Dental Lab in Mcminnville,OR which was established in 1996.Once graduating from college with a BS in business, Max returned to Crown Creations to work along side his father where he would eventually become general manager and co-owner. Combining his strong work ethic and passion, Max has a vision dedicated to growing Crown Creations and preserving the importance of dental labs in the dental industry. Max strives daily to be the best version of himself for both himself and his family. He enjoys a healthy and active lifestyle with his wife, Starlyn. The couple is expecting their first child, a baby girl due this year!

Save the date for the OADL Annual Conference 2018 - November 16th & 17th
Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Airport

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