Crown & Bridge / Ceramics

A Full-Line of Metal & Metal-Free Products


  • Crown & Bridge
    • PFM – Procelain Fused to Metal
      • Non-Precious (Base)
      • Semi-Precious (Noble)
      • Precious (High-Noble) in White & Yellow
    • PFG – Procelain Fused to Gold
    • Captek
    • Full-Gold
  • Inlay/Onlay
    • Full-Gold
  • Maryland Bridge


  • Crown & Bridge
    • IPS e.max®
      • CAD
      • Press
      • Press & Layered
    • Modeless
    • SCULPTURE Full-Contour Zirconia
    • ZOE CAD/CAM Temporaries (made from PMMA)
    • PFZ – Procelain Fused to Zirconia
  • Veneers
    • IPS e.max®
    • Lumineer No-Prep Veneer
  • Inlay/Onlay
    • IPS e.max®
    • Sculpture Full-Contour Zirconia
  • Maryland Bridge


Departments17TONY VLASSIS, CDT manages our Ceramic, e.max® & Porcelain Fused to Zirconia (PFZ) Departments. He graduated from The Polytechnic Institute and University of Maryland in Baltimore & started his dental career as one of our first employees in 1976. He has had the unique opportunity of working closely with the area’s leading Universities, Dentists, Prosthodontists & Patients. Tony is highly qualified as a consultant in complex, inter-departmental, full-mouth restorations, product selections, custom shades, cementation options & dental adhesives.

20160805_083846_edittedLISA CRANDELL manages our e.max® Department. She joined our team in 1988 as a Ceramist & was trained by Tony Vlassis, CDT & Sandy Zagraiek. Lisa received PTC Certifications in Dental Anatomy & Anterior Contours. With an attention to detail & a clear understanding of ingot selection & shade computation, she specializes in large, esthetically-challenging anterior cases. Lisa enjoys the fast-paced dynamics of the dental industry & gains satisfaction in knowing that her work makes a positive impact on patients’ lives.


img_8289_smallerSTEVEN J. BLAKE, Manager of our Metal Crown & Bridge Department, joined Friendship in 1981. After 20 years of hands-on experience as a technician in multiple departments within the lab, Steve transitioned to Management in Crown & Bridge.  As a dedicated, hard-working perfectionist with the drive to always excel, Steve co-manages our Metal Department with Matt Bergen. With a passion for the industry & an eye for detail, Steve also serves as our Quality Assurance Manager.

mattbiopicMATTHEW BERGEN, CDT began his dental career in 1982 as a Crown & Bridge technician. He joined our team in 2010 working in Ceramics & Implants, then moved on to waxing & casting PFM’s. Matt received his CDT certification in Nov 2015 and now co-manages our Metal, e.max® & Sculpture Departments.


SANDY ZAGRAIEK, manages our CAD Contour Department.  Her dental career began in 1980, opaquing in the ceramic department. She received PTC Certifications in Simplified Posterior Anatomy, Contouring Anterior & Posterior Bridges, Anterior & Posterior Porcelain Application & Color In Dental Ceramics. As a senior technician & highly skilled ceramist, Sandy oversees the fit & contour our Sculpture Full-Contour Zirconia & PFM restorations. Her specialties include implants, large anterior cases & challenging repairs.  


VALANTI DIACOLOUKAS,  Valanti (Lan) manages our CAD/CAM Department. He started working with us during the summers of 2009 & 2010, mentored by his grandfather & founder, Gus Diacoloukas. In 2011, Valanti came on board full-time in our e.max® Department, spruing & investing. He received comprehensive hands-on-training from his dad, Nick Diacoloukas & specialized training on the Weiland mill. Valanti shares the family passion for the industry, as he works closely with our doctors on their digital cases.