Modern Dental Lab USA Inc. appoints John Li as new interim CEO and Mike Girard as Managing Consultant

Mar 20, 2013, 13:00 ET from Modern Dental Laboratory USA

SEATTLE, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Modern Dental Lab USA Inc. are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John Li as their interim CEO, following the resignation of Mr. Patrick Tessier.

In addition, the Board is excited about the appointment of Mr. Mike Girard as Managing Consultant and new member of the Board of Directors of Modern Dental Lab USA Inc.

John Li is a long time employee and member of the executive management team at Modern Dental Lab. He has served as General Manager of the Modern Dental Lab Chicago Centre since 2001. He has amassed more than 25 years of dental laboratory technical and executive experience including holding a leadership role with the Board of Directors, helping map strategic direction for the Modern Dental Lab USA operation.

Mike Girard brings a wealth of knowledge in the dental laboratory industry, CAD/CAM and lean manufacturing field. He held executive management positions with Nobel Biocare, Brontes Technology, 3M and is the past owner and CEO of Diadem Precision Technology, a high tech digital processing center, recently acquired by Ivoclar Vivadent. Mike is also a registered dental technologist from Ontario Canada and former laboratory owner.

"John Li's extensive experience made him an ideal candidate to assume the role as interim CEO. The combination of John's company experience, his passion for customer care and Mike Girard's broad strategic business experience and market knowledge will help Modern plot a solid strategic path for future growth in North America." ...Godfrey Ngai, Global CEO, Modern Dental Laboratory Company Ltd.

"I see a bright future for Modern Dental Lab North America," said Godfrey Ngai. "Our organization has positioned itself globally, as a leader in the delivery of innovative, quality dental laboratory prosthetics and services. Going forward, we are committed to continued innovation and process improvement. We'll continue to deliver excellent product with competitive pricing, but most importantly, we will differentiate our delivery of product and services with legendary customer care. Look for great things from Modern Dental Lab in North America in the coming months and years!"

Our company would like to thank Mr. Patrick Tessier for his past commitment and wish him the best in his future endeavors.

Godfrey Ngai, Global CEO
Modern Dental Laboratory Company Ltd.

About Modern Dental Laboratory USA:
Modern Dental Laboratory USA is a certified Medical Device Manufacturer that provides premium dental restorations to dentists and patients across the United States, with award-winning service centers in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle. It is headquartered in Seattle. Its dental laboratory, Modern Dental Laboratory, is based in Shenzhen, China, has been a pioneer in the global dental business since 1976 and is also the largest dental laboratory in the world. It is one of the only dental laboratories to obtain the highest level of certification in the dental lab industry, the ISO 13485:2003 certificate, which is the most stringent quality standard in the world for medical device manufacturing. This manufacturing standard exceeds even the standards of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Modern Dental Laboratory USA maintains this level of certification because its goal is to eliminate variability in its processes so that its dentists can always provide their patients with consistent, safe and high-quality restorations. For more information, visit

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