My e.max Story; An Interview with Martin Martinez
Martin Martinez has 20 years of experience as a dental technician in California, he has been training with multiple renowned dental technicians across the world , which made him an expert in the field. His passion towards continuous education is a never ending story since he is always trying to look for ways to learn more about the latest technology and equipment that facilitate the workflow efficiency in the lab and materials that can provide the best restorations for his customers.
A little about yourself and your Lab :
I’m Martin Martinez. I started as a dental technician fresh out of high school in 2001, wow it’s been 20 years. I learned model work and continued into gold/metal, I eventually made it to porcelain and been doing it ever since.
I currently manage a team of master ceramists at an in-house lab in Beverly Hills. The lab fabricates the restorations for some of the nation's top dental offices in the area. It’s a dream come true!
Which e.max products do you use?
I have and use all Ivoclar products to maintain efficiency and compatibility. All my restorations are emax since I do run a metal-free lab.
For how long you have been using IPS e.max?I’ve dedicated the last 6 years of my career working with only Emax Press, to understand and master this beautiful material. My life goal is to learn, teach and to promote creating healthy smiles worldwide.
Why do you prefer to make it emax?
My material of choice is IPS e.max Press because I get better results and accuracy of fit.
I prefer to make it e.max because I’ve managed to increase my efficiency and reduce remakes to 3%.
How many failures have you had with IPS e.max?
Not many, I have seen around 98% clinical success, especially with veneers and crowns. Probably around 2% failures in back molars cases.
What reaction do you get from your dentists when you fabricate e.max restorations?
My doctors love it because it’s the nearest to natural enamel properties with a high esthetic.
What are your plans for the prize you just won by participating in the #makeitemax Raffle?
The prize I won for a $200 Omaha steaks gift card is going towards my wedding party. It came at a great time!
Any other remarks you'd like to add regarding IPS e.max or Ivoclar Vivadent?
I now spend most of my life trying to manipulate and study e.max to continually improve my craft to have a tooth grow from within the e.max ingots.
"I make it e.max because my doctors love it. it’s the nearest to natural enamel properties with a high esthetic"
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