Name: Vernice Marie Griffin    Date of Birth: October 23, 1977     Height: 5 foot 2 inches     

Marital Status: Single    Children: 1- Daughter


    Currently Lives in:  Detroit, Michigan  (USA)  

          Hometown:  Detroit, Michigan (USA)

Past Places Lived: Highland Park, Michigan

                          Southfield, Michigan


                          Lexington, Kentucky

                         Louisville, Kentucky


I am the founder of Griffin Dental Laboratories a Full Service Dental Laboratory.

If you would like more information about dental laboratory services like digital dentistry, crowns bridges,implants veneer, dentures, RPDs, Mouthguards and ortho appliances visit: www.griffindentallaboratories.com

With dental laboratories throughout the USA and abroad I thought there was a specific need for a dental laboratory which could not only help out local dentist but also those on a national level. I found that in developing a dental laboratory online network and portal website would allow dentist both near and far to still feel connected to the lab and be updated more regularly with advancements and events that they could attend for personal gain as well as continuing education credits. My mindset is not just that of providing a product but also providing a network in which we can learn and develop in all areas of our profession and business together. Thus growing together as a team.


CEO and Head of Digital Marketing

Griffin Dental Laboratories

2009 – Present (13 years)

Founder: Griffin Dental Laboratories - Certified Dental Technician at Griffin Dental Laboratories

Dental Lab Marketing, and Dental Lab Account Manager, Certified in Ceramill dental milling of zirconia restorations , Certified in fabricating Captek nano dental restorations, Specialized in Crown and Bridge with the National Board for Certification (NBC)

Relocated llc to Detroit - Renaissance Center in 2022 after one of the most epic floods of 2021 that hit the city of Detroit (Vernice's hometown).

With a year long of waiting to get the business into the city it was finally accomplished and is now headed to greater growth with designing an extension of the laboratories platform where dentist can learn digital technology on a one on one basis to expand their connection with the lab and technician. Providing restorative options that are changing dentist knowledge from the student to the private and group practices.

Adjunct Instructor

University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

Aug 2021 - November 2022 (1 year 3 month)

Clinical Digital Dentistry intraoral scanning, 3D Printing, Milling, Wet Lab and SIM Lab

Technical Customer Service Administrator

Dreve America

May 2018 - Jan 2020 (1 year 9 months)

Working with a manufacturing company headquartered in Unna, Germany with branches in Minnesota and Kentucky I have been working closely with their marketing, direct sales and digital sales and manufacturing processes including but not limited to additive manufacturing (3d printing), CAD/CAM, surgical guide planning, materials and equipment.

By Learning the processes by which the manufacturing company collects and disperses data to manufacture products I have been able to communicate with customers about their goals and desires on a daily basis. Gathering information and giving feedback to improve the customers experience has been a large basis of the work that I perform. Also communicating in the cloud with the company in whole about the development and functionality of the Kentucky manufacturing facility has been top on the list. Working with engineers, instructors, dentist, dental lab technicians, dental lab owners, students, residents, CEOs, etc. on a daily basis and training on the companies protocols has helped me to develop a strong foothold on understanding the customers desires from materials, equipment and product development in the ever changing industry.

With over 5,000 miles between us communication is key and I work with my team daily.

With continued learning I am able to develop greater understanding of how the parts work as a whole and how to grow and advance a company into the future with over 300 employees.

CEO and Head of Digital Marketing

VMB Dental Arts

October 2006 – 2009 (3 years)

Founder: Certified Dental Technician, Dental account Manager, Dental case manager, Saw pour trim prepared Dental models, Fabricated Porcelain fused to metal, Fabricated Full Cast Dental Restorations, Herceram Pressable veneers, Captek certified, Ceramill Certified, Dental Implant fabrication, Fabricated crown and bridge dental restorations, temporaries, Created marketing Group Shelbyvillesmiles.net and Lagrangesmiles.net, worked in developing marketing network to get dentist more patients through America Smiles and American Cosmetic Dental Laboratories Association, Kentucky board of dentistry recognized member as well as partnered with Lexington Community College to promote dental laboratory technology by providing funding for dental lab students for dental tools necessary for fabricating dental restoration in the dental technology program. Kentucky Dental Lab Association member. Received dental accolades in Cambridge who's who and a certified dental technican. Worked extensively with Lab Manager through partnership with Laboratory Systems Group, Labnet, DDX, and Supplynet through partnership with Henry Schein. participated in the $10,000 dental smile makeover $500 tooth whitening.

Certified Dental Technician (CDT)


2005 – 2006 (1 year)Louisville, Kentucky Area

Fabricated dental restorations for dentist in the USA, fabricated captek restorations, waxed dental restorations, dental implant fabrication, metal finished and polished dental restorations, invested dental restorations.

Featured Actress

Kentucky Clinic

May 2003 – May 2003 (1 month)

Featured Actress in HIPPA video on regulations and standards.

Dental Assistant

Pediatric Dentistry of Prospect

2003 – 2003 (less than a year)

Assisted Dentist with dental patients - proficient with Eaglesoft, digital dental x-rays, dental sterilization, dental marketing, dental scheduling, assisted in oral surgery on pediatric dental patients, etc.

Truck Loader


2003 – 2003 (less than a year)


First Impressions Dental Lab

2003 – 2003 (less than a year)

Dental Assistant

Kentucky Clinic

2001 – 2003 (2 years)Lexington, Kentucky Area

Assisted dental residents (pediatric dentist, general dentist and orthodontist) and dental staff with dental patients four handed dentistry, setup, dental surgery assistant. Dental sterilization. Featured Actress in dental video on HIPPA regulations and standards for Kentucky Clinic.

Dental Technician

Keller Laboratories

2001 – 2002 (1 year)Louisville, Kentucky Area

Porcelain Department - worked with Empress, Eris, Duceram, Ceramco, Pressables, Porcelain Fused-to-metal restorations, Wolceram. PTC Certified

Dental Technician

Kelley Dental Laboratory

1999 – 2001 (2 years)

Fabricated waxed copings, crown and bridge frameworks, invested dental restorations, cast via induction and centrifugal, metal finished dental restorations, opaqued dental restorations to receive dental porcelain, dental models. PTC training with John Ness. Attended dental lectures at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

Dental Assistant/ Dental Lab Technician

Lexington Dental Center

1998 – 1999 (1 year)Lexington, Kentucky Area

Assisted Dentist with patients, filling dental charts, dental sterilization.  Fabricating bleaching trays, dental mouthguards, polishing dental castings, fabricating dental temporaries. Assisted with orthodontics, dental implants (hybrid), seating crown, bridges, dentures, direct composite dental restorations, assisted in dental cleaning x-rays full mouth,PA's, PAN and CEPH. Dentrix trained. L. Ron Hubbard training in W Virginia.

Dental Assistant

Dental Temporaries

1998 – 1999 (1 year)Lexington, Kentucky Area

Dental Assistant for various dentist including general practioners, health department, and Holistic dentist in the Lexington Kentucky area.


Brown's Dental Ceramics

1998 – 1998 (less than a year)Lexington, Kentucky Area

Helped pour cases, saw trim dies, wax copings, deliver cases.

Sales Representative


1998 – 1998 (less than a year)


Lexington Community College

Helped Dental Laboratory instructors keep lab clean, organized, poured models for students

1998 (less than a year)

Team Leader

Burger King Corporation

1992 – 1998 (6 years)Lexington, Kentucky Area

Expedited orders, prepared food, cashiered, handled exclusive birthday parties.


University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center

1996 – 1996 (less than a year)Lexington, Kentucky Area

Summer Volunteer worked in transportation of patients to main hospital and filling in main office.


Meals On Wheels Association of America

1995 – 1995 (less than a year)Lexington, Kentucky Area

Helped deliver meals to the homes of elderly people who where unable to leave there homes due to illnesses, etc.

Teen Volunteer

Beachwood Recreation Center

1989 – 1991 (2 years)

Assisted at camp instructors with daily activities for children who participated in the program from swim camp, class work, and field trips.


The Road Less Traveled

Mentor is Sales Power

December 2011


Vernice Griffin

The Future of Dental Lab Grim or Great?

LMT Magazine



Vernice Griffin


LMT Magazine



Vernice Griffin

The Old Man


Michigan poets award and entry into publication


Vernice Griffin


Certified Dental Laboratory Technician (CDT)

Recognized Graduated of an Accredited Dental Technology Program

Lexington Community College Associates in Applied Science

National Board for Certification - Crown and Bridge

University of Kentucky Bachelors of arts - Psychology

CAPTEK Certified

Sterngold Attachments in Fixed Bridgework

University of Kentucky The Safe Use of Radiation in Detal Practice

Kentucky Center for Oral and Maxilliofacial Surgery - Lifecore

Training & Verification System - PTC by John Ness

The Ceramill System - Amman Girrbach

Cambridge Who’s Who VIP


English  - Native or bilingual proficiency

Spanish - Limited working proficiency


Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Veneers, Aesthetics, Restorative Dentistry, Dentures, Dental Technology, Crowns, Cosmetics, Orthodontics, Prosthodontics, Medical Devices, Implantology, Oral Surgery, Teeth Whitening, See 22+


University of Kentucky

BA, Psychology

1999 – 2003

Bluegrass Community and Technical College

AAS, RG, Dental Laboratory Technology

1995 – 1998

Tates Creek Sr. High School

High School Diploma

Graduated in 1995

Levey Middle School

Middle School Diploma


Golightly Educational Center


St. Juliana Catholic School


New Center Montessori



Dental Lab, Networking, Investing,Growth Development, New technology, Dentistry,Dental Business


Making teeth, Traveling, drawing, reading, watching foreign movies and shows, gardening,  practicing violin, attending dental meetings, basketball, MMA fights,  BJJ tournaments, writing poetry, looking at houses, ice skate, ski, swimming

Clubs/ Extracurricular Activities

Spanish Club, Mentor, Harambee, Junior Achievement, Levey Middle School Basketball Team


Always give it your all don’t settle and strive to be better.  Sometimes you have to take the road less traveled.

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