Our Implant/Removable Prosthetics Department specializes in Hybrid Screw-Retained & Complicated Implant-Supported Prosthetics for All Implant Systems.
Chairside Conversions are performed by Matt Bergen, CDT. Contact Customer Relations Rep Vicki Fenby to schedule your appointment. Our expertise is in pre-surgical case design, surgical guide stents, All-On-4’s, attachment selection, overdentures and coordination of combination implant/conventional C&B & Removable cases.
- Atlantis Astra Tech (DentsplySirona)
- Nobel Biocare All-On-4®
- Straumann® ProArch
- Zimmer Biomet RevitaliZe®
MIKE BACKOFF, CDT – IMPLANT PROSTHETIC MANAGER obtained his CDT status in 1993. He joined the United States Army’s dental division as a technician in 1981. From 1981 to 1996, he worked in a small, high-quality lab where he trained technicians across various levels of experience. For nine of those years, he was an in-house technician for a perio-prosthodontist, where he acquired his implant experience. Mike joined the Friendship family in 2003, working in the Crown & Bridge, Implant & Ceramic Departments & managed the Implant Department from 2000 to 2019. He now manages the Implant Prosthetic Department, handling complex implant cases & hybrids, specializing in the design & fabrication of difficult prosthodontic/implant cases. He conducts individual seminars for Implant Specialists to keep them informed on new products & technologies.training
MATTHEW BERGEN, CDT – Screw-Retained Hybrid Chairside Conversions
Matthew, previous co-manager the Metal Crown & Bridge Department, e.max® and Sculpture Departments, travels to your specialist’s office to perform Chairside Conversions for our Screw-Retained Hybrid Cases. He also assists with the flow of our Cadent Itero and 3m True Definition scans. His dental career began in 1982 as a Crown & Bridge technician. He joined our team in 2010 working in Ceramics and Implants, then moved on to waxing and casting PFM’s. Matt received his CDT certification in Nov 2015.