Benson Shuman, C.D.T., B.Sc.
Ben Shuman, Certified.Dental.Tech. is the owner of Infinity Dental Technology Services and a master ceramist with more than twenty-five years experience in dental technology. Ben holds degrees from The University of Michigan and Southern Illinois University where he received his dental technician education. He is a Certified Dental Technician specialized in Ceramics. Ben is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Academy of Osseointegration.
Ben Shuman was a founder and director of a large commercial laboratory corporation in the Midwest USA for more than a dozen years until 1992 when despite its success, growing dissatisfaction with the lack of personal Dentist-Technician communication and frustration with not being able to get his hands on every case he left and create Infinity Dental Technology Services.
During the past few years, Ben has participated in advanced ceramic courses with notable clinicians such as Dr. Robert Winter, Dr. Gerard Chiche, Dr. Frank Speer, Dr. John Kois, Dr. Peter Dawson and many, many others. He has learned from many of the world’s top ceramists including Willi Geller in Switzerland, Gerald Ubassy, Klaus Mutherties, Naoki Aiba, the late David Pellin of Italy and Boca Raton, Florida, to name only a few. Ben is also one of a small group of technicians to have completed the Dr. Peter Dawson course series and is eminently qualified to support Dentists who follow the Dawson principles.
Ben performs ALL critical procedures including die-trimming (under 30x stereo zoom microscope), waxing, finishing, porcelain application, glazing, and polishing.
In addition to his duties in the laboratory, Ben is a noted author and lecturer in the field of Dental Technology.
Lana Shuman is a highly-trained dental laboratory assistant who performs many technical procedures such as weighing die stone with our precise electronic scale, pouring accurate and bubble-free models under vacuum, and applying opaquer to gold frameworks using advanced multi-layer techniques. Lana and Ben have been married since 1980 and have a grown son who is pursuing a law degree. Lana approaches her work on your cases with the attitude of a partner in the laboratory, not a hired employee.
Lana has a degree in Computer Science and oversees our shipping and receiving and case scheduling as well as our accounting operations. Lana is also a pleasant voice who will greet you on the telephone most of the time. Prior to her ten years experience in the laboratory, Lana enjoyed five years as the front-desk person for two successful dental practices, so she relates to you and your staff with an insider’s perspective and compassion for the needs and concerns of your office.