Drew Van Aarde
Conrad J Rensburg
N.D & N.H.D In Tech
Owner & Head of Dental Implants
Conrad J Rensburg is CEO and President of Absolute Dental Services headquartered in the Triangle region of North Carolina.
He graduated under full scholarship with a 4-year Baccalaureate degree from Pretoria Tech in 1992. He is certified with an ND in technology and specialized with an NHD in fixed prosthetics.
He is a member of the AO, ACP and prestigious PEERS association. He is registered with the NADL, NCDLA, ADIA
and certified by the SADTC.
He has specialized in fixed dental prosthetics with an emphasis on dental implants since the early 90’s. As a CE-accredited speaker since 2002, he has presented at hundreds of events across the USA. These include the American College of Prosthodontists, the PEERS prosthodontic association, the Academy of Osseointegration, Global and US symposiums, and a multitude of study club events.
Conrad’s emphasis as a speaker is in keeping today’s clinicians abreast with the latest advancements in restorative protocols and digital workflows related to removable as well as fixed prosthetics. His courses also cover guided surgery and latched conversion techniques, screw retained restorative options, digital denture workflows and hybrid implant retained solutions.
As author of multiple published articles, his focus is on CAD implant design protocols, fixed hybrid implant techniques, digital removable dentistry, and modern-day digital communication.
N.D & N.H.D In Tech
Owner and Head Digital Design and Ceramics
Drew Van Aarde studied Dental Technology at Pretoria Tech in South Africa from 1989 to 1992. He earned a Baccalaureate Degree in Dental Technology and received an N.H.D in fixed prosthetics. He was the lead ceramist at ADW Laboratory from 1995 to 2000, when he relocated to the United States. He accepted a position as a senior ceramist at Absolute Dental Services. He has restored dental prosthetics, emphasizing digital dental protocols, and focused on large implant and complex oral rehabilitation cases for more than three decades.
Drew's focus has been to lead the Absolute design team into the digital arena. As co-owner and head of Absolute's digital design and diagnostic division, he oversees CAD training, diagnostic design, remote case review, and digital design. His expertise has been the driving force behind Absolute's journey into this exciting and unchartered part of the dental industry.
As Quality Assurance Officer, Drew implements, maintains, and manages the company's quality and esthetic standards.
As head of Absolute's ceramic department, Drew's vast experience with ceramic contouring brings a level of expertise to the Absolute team that is unrivaled in the industry.