Meet The Directors
From the founders and Innovators our mission and passion is: “That the Omega Ceramics Dental Laboratory team is dedicated to the creation and timely delivery of the highest quality products and services, with a personality unparallel by any other Dental Laboratory in Australia.
In partnership with the Dental Community, our ultimate objective is to provide the Doctors and there patients with the greatest value in Dental Health Care.”
Russell Young Founding Director
Russell graduated from RMIT in Victoria Australia in 1973 as dux of Applied Science of Dental Technology. He then won the Victorian Chamber of Commerce Study Award as well as Apprentice of the Year in Dental Technology. In 1974 he was awarded the Overseas Foundation Scholarship by Rotary International to study dental ceramics in New York and Chicago. He returned to Australia in 1975 and together with Tom Friedman, founded Omega Ceramics Dental Laboratory, which is now considered one of the leading dental laboratories in the country.
Russell has lectured widely on aesthetics and art in dentistry in Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States, and has published articles on dental ceramics in dental journals worldwide. His main areas of interest are implant design development, implant aesthetics and clinical and laboratory coordination and communication. He is a qualified dental prosthetist and combines his comprehensive clinical knowledge with his vast experience as a master dental ceramist.
Thomas B. Friedman Founding Director
Tom graduated as dux from RMIT in Victoria Australia and went on to receive the Overseas Foundation Award. He studied at Otago University in NZ and then worked with leading dental ceramists in Europe.
Tom is a qualified prosthetist. He is involved with implant prosthesis, smile and design, and quality control and has been the driving force behind many of Omega’s business and technical innovations. He was among the first Australian technicians to implement Porcelain Veneer technology, and in 1981 introduced the Mirage Franchise to technicians and dentists in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. With the introduction of Lab Magic now Australia’s leading laboratory computer management system software – Tom was the first person to design and utilize computer management systems in dental laboratories. Through his many initiatives Omega Ceramics Dental Laboratory leads the way in dental technology and education.
You can visit LabMagic – www.labmagic.com.au and Ask for Greg Jaggers.