Guiding Restorations With Years of Experience

{The GPS Dental Lab Management Team}

Our Team

The biggest difference between an average and a great lab is its staff. Because of this, Gail and GPS Dental Lab always strives to bring years of experience and the most highly trained technicians to the bench. Our reputation as leaders in dentistry has enabled us to attract a management team that brings decades of experience to our lab, ensuring quality services and customer support.

Letha Ludwig<

Letha Ludwig

Key Accounts Manager

Letha is GPS Dental Lab’s Key Accounts Manager, developing new business accounts and providing customer service for all accounts. The close relationships Letha has developed over the years with dentists and their staff, and her dedication to service, has played a vital role in the success of GPS Dental Lab, Inc.

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Letha began her career in 1982 working for a dental lab in her hometown of Peoria, Il. where she trained to do model work, repairs and relines. In 1989, she moved to the warmth and sunshine of Florida to work for a large dental lab, and joined Gail at ADA dental lab in 1997. When Gail opened her new lab in 2002, she joined her team as Receiving and Shipping Manager.

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L. Edward Sznicer

L. Edward Sznicer

Implant Department Supervisor

With more than 35 years of dental laboratory experience, including 15 years as the Crown and Bridge Manager at a full-service lab in Massachusetts and ownership of his own lab in New England, Ed brings extensive practical experience as our Implant Department Supervisor.

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Ed gave up ownership of his lab to become Manager of the Dental Education Department at Deugssa-Ney Dental, where he spearheaded research into new laboratory techniques and developed and improved upon materials and products. While there, he was also chief contributor to the Degussa-Ney Technical Advisor, a publication included in the curriculum of many dental training programs. Ed’s also traveled extensively to give lectures and lead practical hands-on clinics in 13 countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and South America.

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Edward Slusser

Edward Slusser, CDT

Crown and Bridge Department Manager

With more than 40 years as a dental lab technician, Edward Slusser oversees our crown and bridge department, bringing more than 1,000 hours of continuing education. Before joining GPS in 2014, he operated Slusser Dental Lab in Kentucky, which is now operated by his son.

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Holding his CDT certification since 1981, he bolstered his skills with more than 1,000 hours of continuing education including full mouth restorations and esthetic porcelain layering. For the majority of his career, he headed up Kentucky’s Slusser Dental Lab. During that time, he trained with some of the world’s top clinicians including Willie Geller, Lee Culp, Matt Roberts, Robert Winters and John Regenos.

In 1999, he turned over ownership of his lab to his son and moved to Florida, opening Oral Dental Arts, and becoming active with his church. After a move to help his church establish a satellite facility in Winter Springs, he joined GPS Dental Lab in 2006.

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Wayne Oakley

Wayne Oakley

Denture Department Manager

To ensure our removables seat perfectly and are built to the highest specifications, our Denture Department Manager Wayne provides daily communication with clients and even schedules office visits to ensure quality in every basic, complex, precision attachment and implant-based prosthesis.

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Before joining the GPS Dental Lab family in 2013, Wayne served as a dental technonlogy instructor at a vocational high school in Delaware, a natural extension of his 20-year career with the U.S. Navy as an advanced Dental Lab Technician. He has received mastering wax contouring and custom tinting, design and fabrication of CAD/CAM hybrid restorations and fabrication of CAD/CAM bar attachment retained overdentures from Ivoclar Vivadent. On his spare time he enjoys travelling and cruising with his spouse.

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Andrew Perricone

Andrew Perricone

CAD/CAM Department Manager

Andrew received his dental technology training at Indian River Community College in Ft. Pierce, Fla. After two years of study he returned to Orlando to begin his laboratory career at GPS Dental Lab. In five years he progressed from the model department to crown and bridge department, and is now CAD/CAM Manager of Omni Digital Design Center, a specialty department of GPS Dental Lab.

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Andrew was instrumental in developing Omni Digital Design, a division of GPS Dental Lab that specializes in the latest technology for designing and milling dental prosthetics. He is certified in 3Shape, and offers one-on-one or group training in our Omni Training Center. Andrew also oversees employees that design on Sirona technology and mill final products. Andrew is currently working towards becoming a CDT and is a member of the FDLA.

Andrew is an avid Orlando Magic fan and is counting the days until major league soccer begins in Central Florida.

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Andrew Perricone

Bridget Cook

Front Office Supervisor

Bridget went to work right after graduation for Friendship Dental in Baltimore, Maryland starting in the receiving and shipping department, and worked her way up to Office Manager. After 17 years there she moved to Florida to work for GPS Dental Lab.

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As Front Office Supervisor, Bridget oversees receiving and entering cases, billing and shipping. She also schedules local pick-up and delivery by our drivers. She is proficient in dental lab software, tracking cases through our lab to ensure timely completion and delivery, as well as training new employees on the use of our dental software.

Bridget loves living in Florida and going to the beach whenever possible, but shows her Baltimore roots by being a huge Ravens fan.

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