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Congratulations, Andrea! AACD Member Wins Award

Andrea HegedusAndrea Hegedus, certified dental technician and owner of Great Lakes Smile Design Studio of Muskegon, Mich., received a second-place award for best Digital Documentation from Candulor Swiss Dent at the 34th International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany. To earn the award, participants had the challenge of assisting a 65-year-old female patient who had been wearing dentures for the past 19 years and was experiencing discomfort.

Hegedus had a preplanned vacation during the six weeks participants had to work on the case, but she didn’t take any downtime. She packed a second bag for her trip so she could bring her case materials. Her determination paid off. After sending her completed case to Germany, Hegedus received a note from Candulor that she had won second place for digital documentation.

“It was a great opportunity to compete against other highly skilled technicians,” she said.

Hegedus thanks the AACD for being a part of her continued success.

“The AACD experience gave me wings of knowledge to cross the ocean and represent our country in this international competition with great pose, showing the international community our skilled profession here in the U.S.,” she said. “It is so important to keep sharing our ideas and techniques.”