Patrick Coon, CDT, TE
Pat has over 27 years of experience in the dental technology field. He completed the U.S. Air Force's dental laboratory training course at Shepherd Air Force Base (AFB) in Wichita Falls, TX in 1988. He has worked in all areas and capacities in the dental laboratory. His last assignment before retirement was as manager of the Air Forces second largest base dental laboratory managing 14 technicians. After retirement from the Air Force, Pat continued working for the federal government as the senior technician and trainer at Keesler AFB, training new technicians arriving from technical training school. He received his A.A.S Degree in Dental laboratory Technology from the Community College of the Air Force in 2000 and his CDT certifications in 2004 (Crown and Bridge) and in 2006 (Orthodontics). Pat left federal service in June 2013 to join Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. as a Technical Consultant where his duties include assisting customers with technical issues, teaching courses, and performing in-depth product testing in support of research & development of materials for both Ivoclar Vivadent and Wieland Dental.