Mike Girard, RDT
Mike brings 40 years of experience in the dental field in a variety of capacities. He has worked with a number of companies, amassing an impressive track record and completion of a series of successful projects pioneering the advancement of digital dentistry.
His accomplishments include leadership roles in the dental lab industry including: the start of his career and subsequent 20 years with the Shaw Group of Laboratories and Quantum Technologies in Canada. He has held senior management positions with industry leaders including: Nobel Biocare and Brontes Technologies (a Boston based start-up that played an important role in evolution of digital impression technology).
Brontes was acquired by 3M in 2006 and Mike later joined the business development team there in St. Paul. He was the founder and owner of Diadem Precision Technology, a high tech digital processing center in Troy, Michigan, acquired by Ivoclar Vivadent in 2012.
Mike joined Modern Dental USA in 2013 accepting the responsibility to develop and grow their business in North America. Modern Dental Laboratory currently enjoys the position as one of the largest dental laboratory groups in the world.
Mike currently resides in Amherstburg, Ontario with his wife Tina. He is the proud father of four children and three grandchildren.
Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer
Wayne brings a strong financial management & operations background with a wealth of knowledge in the dental laboratory industry, including 20 years as a member of the finance team at National Dentex Corporation. He holds both a M.S and B.S. in Business Administration and has built a successful path as a Senior Level Financial Executive, highly skilled in Finance, Accounting, and Investor Relations.
Wayne has gathered an exceptional variety of experience in Healthcare, Manufacturing and Distribution environments as well as a broad expertise in Complex Finance, Tax, and Corporate Governance Matters. Wayne exceeds as a motivational leader recruiting, building, organizing, and counseling large teams while implementing multiple systems to support the growth of a multi-location business and leading major initiatives.
Heikas Martirosian, CDT
Technical Support Manager / Director of Training
Heikas began his dental career in 1975 at the Dental Technology Institute in Southern California, one year after joining the United States Air Force. He maintained dual careers for 18 years, serving as a Law Enforcement Specialist in the Air Force and a dental technician as a civilian. During this time, Heikas progressed in his dental career and developed his skills until he opened his own laboratory. After moving to Washington, he became a founding member of Northwest Laboratories, which later merged with Modern Dental. In his leisure time, Heikas is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys mountaineering, rock climbing, target shooting, and archery. He has also been involved as an Emergency Medical Technician and Search & Rescue volunteer.