RG Attends the FDLA 2014 Annual Symposium

Earlier this month, the RG team traveled to the Renaissance Hotel in Orlando, Florida to attend the FDLA (Florida Dental Laboratory Association) Annual Symposium.

fdlalogoThis was a first-time attendance at FDLA for two members of the RG team! Codi and Mo, RG’s newest team additions, had the opportunity to explore competing materials, learn about the newest innovations in milling and CAD/CAM technology, and network.

It seems that this year, there is a great focus on water-based vs. acid-based staining systems for Zirconia. Although it has been traditionally recommended that acid-based staining systems be used because of their ability to better penetrate zirconia, water-based stains are increasing in popularity because of ease of use. Origin B&D and Ivoclar/Wieland are now promoting dipping the zirconia into water-based stains instead of painting with acid-based stains.

The FDLA Symposium is traditionally smaller than other industry tradeshows, especially if one is used to the over-packed, whirlwind nature of the LMT LabDays, but is the perfect time and opportunity to connect with other Florida-based distributors and dental laboratories. It is amazing how no matter what dental lab tradeshow you attend, large or small, there is always a great buzz and excitement in the air!


The RG Team Continues to Grow!

Account Manager--Florida State

Mo Atfeh, Account Manager–Florida State

Ratava Group (RG) is excited to announce that we have welcomed a new account manager, Mo Atfeh, to our ever-growing team! Mo joins RG with Bachelors Degrees in Biomedical Science and Psychology from The University of South Florida, as well as a customer-oriented approach! Mo is responsible for sales initiatives and product inquiries in the state of Florida for RG. “I look forward to combining a customer-focused approach with strong product knowledge, to deliver the best possible solutions to our clients!”—Mo Atfeh. It is RG’s philosophy that providing customers with above-and-beyond service is essential to company growth and to satisfied, life-long customers. This growth in our sales team will undoubtedly add a new level to the personal, hands-on element of our existing customer service initiatives. Allison Raver, President of RG, is excited to be expanding RG’s team and stated “I look forward to continuing to work with Mo and am confident that he will be a valuable resource for Florida-based labs and milling centers.” RG is a distributor of German-Made Dental CAD/CAM products to dental laboratories in U.S. and Canada.