Sara Kazan, CDT: President
Sara founded Nellmar Dental Laboratory in 2002 after 20 years as a dental technician, more than 11 of them as a business partner and Certified Dental Technician (CDT) at Studio Dental Ceramics. Sara saw an opportunity to pair her technical and business strengths, building a team of professional dental technicians and artisans who have diverse and deep skills in all aspects of creating high-quality, aesthetically pleasing restorations and implants. Sara and her team have grown and evolved the business to meet the needs of a growing and evolving dentist community, while remaining true to their business ideals, their ongoing pursuit of excellence, and their local community. Sara is the proud mother of three boys. She’s an equestrian and enjoys cooking during her off hours.
Wendy Romans: Office Administrator
Wendy completed her bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1996. She joined Nellmar in 2004 and has managed the business side of the lab ever since. Wendy is our right-hand woman, handling all of our accounting, payroll, office administration, facilities, customer accounts, and everything else that’s needed to keep things running smoothly. Away from the lab, Wendy enjoys family time with her husband and son, baking, watching movies, and cheering for college football and basketball especially the University of Michigan.
Laura Blackmer, CDT: Dental Technician
Laura has been with Nellmar since 2005, having started her career in dental technology in 1998. Laura, like so many of her colleagues, believes it is important to stay current in her field, and she is proud of obtaining her CDT certification in 2011. She is the lead technician of our state-of-the-art CAD/CAM equipment, which offers the highest quality results with unparalleled precision and accuracy. Laura is a true craftsperson handling the CAD designing as well as crown finishing and staining and glazing. Laura enjoys spending time with her husband and sweet dog, Murphy.
Justin Katirai: Dental Technician
Justin joined Nellmar Lab in 2012 with a desire to begin a career as a dental technician. He began his career in the model department with eagerness to learn more aspects of the crown fabrication process. He now works in our CAD/CAM as well as the pressable department. Away from the lab, Justin enjoys playing soccer and working out.
Michael Luenavos: Dental Technician
New to this challenging career Michael has been with Nellmar Lab since August, 2016. He manages the model department while learning the CAD/CAM and pressable department. He also serves as our delivery driver to our local offices. Michael’s passions are art and being a dad to three beautiful girls. He enjoys interactions with coworkers, customers and his many friends.
Jennifer Soule: Dental Technician
In March 2017, Jennifer joined Nellmar as a ceramist bringing with her 20 years of experience. She has worked in many different phases of the crown making process from receiving cases to model fabrication to building porcelain. In her free time Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.