EVO – At the forefront of technological development – Diana Popa
As an exclusively full jaw dental rehabilitation centre, having the first Roland DWX-51D in the UK was a really exciting event for Evo.
The London supercentre was newly opened at the time and I was the first technician to be employed at this Evo Lab3D centre. The very first time I set foot in this technologically driven environment, I knew my job would become something else. Something better. Something that will allow us to serve our patients solutions that best suit them.
Having the newest technology on hand and working on new cases everyday, allowed me to further develop my career pathway as an Evo Engineer. As you can read in the article links at the end of this blog, we use the latest technology in order to provide oral solutions for life. This is the aspect of my job that I truly enjoy the most.
In 2015 I to know why I wasn’t enjoying being a dental technician prior to my arrival at Evo. It was because I was supposed to use advanced technology and software applications to create our prosthetic solutions instead of the old style, but still used bunsen burners and wax knifes. The work place became the creation studio for prosthetic design and manufacture instead of a dental lab.
When I started here at Evo, I was working as an analog technician while I was also training to become a CAD/CAM technician. My evolution into an Evo Engineer started as soon as I joined the company. The journey was and continues to be an exciting one. The analogy I would use is like when you go climbing a mountain. You’ve never done it before, you have read, trained and prepared for what is required, but it is always different when you’re actually doing it. The satisfaction when you get to the top can’t be explained unless you have done it. Thats how I feel every time we provide a solution to our patients.
I know that i’ve not scaled to the top of the highest mountain as I am still learning every day, but knowing that the technology is constantly evolving helps with motivating myself and the team at Evo. Everyday Evo is presented with a different set of patients, a different set of problems to solve and different solutions to create. And we create those solutions every single day.
This eye opening experience created a thirst in me to develop a further interest in digital technology which in turn has brought me to different dentistry shows in the UK. One such show in London filmed me as one of the delegates for their presentation movie. You can view my full interview on the Youtube link at the end of the blog.