Jason’s Role and Job Duties
Jason heads our Crown and Bridge Department at Watersedge and is one of our implant restoration specialists.
His duties include:
- Overseeing implant and C&B cases as they make their way through the laboratory.
- Determining the best production modality and ordering all necessary components from various manufacturers.
- Actively communicating with clinicians regarding their treatment plan and offering guidance for the technical team.
- Virtual treatment planning and consultation with clinicians for guided surgical cases.
- Chairside assistance for immediate loading of implants.
As an example, if one of our dentists decides to perform a complete arch restoration or a full mouth rehabilitation, prior to placing any of the dental implants, Jason will develop a treatment plan with them that is specifically suited to that patient. He then orders all the components along with fabricating a surgical guide and a transitional appliance to ensure a smooth surgical experience for everyone involved.
Often, clinicians will call on him for advice when a procedure is not working out quite as expected or for his perspective on the best materials to deal with a given situation. This type of close work with the practitioners who make up the lab’s clientele demands excellent communication skills, an experience-based wealth of knowledge, and a positive attitude.
What Jason Enjoys Most About Working at Watersedge
When you talk with Jason, it’s obvious he feels great about his role at Watersedge. You could say that he’s been part of the lab since before day one, as he worked with Rob Waters at another dental lab before Watersedge even existed, enjoying a friendship with him for many years. When the laboratory was founded in 2013, Jason and many other colleagues that had also worked alongside Rob joined him in the new endeavour.
Jason speaks highly of the great working atmosphere at Watersedge (unlike other dental laboratories he’s experienced) and the effort that consistently goes into maintaining the healthy work environment at the laboratory. He also appreciates the wealth of collective experience that all 44 employees bring to the lab. In his own words, “Between us, we’ve pretty much seen all the scenarios that a practitioner could encounter.” This enhances the team’s ability to collaborate and come up with workable and, very often, innovative solutions to even the most challenging scenarios… which, in turn, benefits the clinicians they serve and the patients they care for.
Background, Hobbies and Interests
Altogether, Jason has been employed in the dental lab field for approximately 20 years, including his 8 years (so far!) at Watersedge. In addition, he has trained at LVI Global, a world-renowned institute researching and teaching innovative techniques in dentistry.
Jason’s leisure hours are as busy and varied as his workdays. He enjoys fabricating and building, hunting, camping, and generally spending as much time outdoors in the summer as he can along with his two sons and his very supportive wife.