Vanik Jinoian, MDT
Vanik Kaufmann-Jinoian was born in 1958 in Calcutta, India. As the young boy, he moved to Switzerland, where he did his apprenticeship and became certified as a CDT. For several years he worked in various Swiss dental labs, and then studied marketing in the United States. When he returned to Europe, he went to work for the Vita Zahnfabrik in Germany as an international ceramic consultant, conducting ceramic courses and lectures at international symposiums.
He also published numerous articles in the leading dental magazines. In 1990, he opened his own dental laboratory called Cera-Tech. In his laboratory, his 15 employees cover all aspects of dental technology. His lab is very active in developing and testing new products and ceramic systems for the dental industry. He has been instrumental in the development of the CEREC inLab system. In addition to the consulting he does for Vita and Sirona, he is presently publishing several articles on ceramic materials and CAD CAM.