Since its Foundation in 1986, BLANCHARD CONTACT LENS INC. has been supplying practitioners with unique soft and custom-made . lenses. The lab quickly earned a reputation of excellence in both consultation for lens designs and quality workmanship. In fact, the majority of our customers have been referred to us by other very satisfied practitioners. Over the years, substantial investments have been made in: human resources, research and development, and machinery maintaining and improving our ability to supply only the very best services and contact lenses.
The 1970s also saw a major central office technology evolve from crossbar electromechanical relay-based technology and discrete transistor logic to Bell Labs-developed thick film hybrid and transistor-transistor logic (TTL), stored program-controlled switching systems; 1A / #4 TOLL Electronic Switching Systems (ESS) and 2A Local Central Offices produced at the Bell Labs Naperville and Western Electric Lisle, Illinois facilities. This technology evolution dramatically reduced floor space needs. The new ESS also came with its own diagnostic software that needed only a switchman and several frame technicians to maintain. The technology was often touted in the Bell Labs Technical Journals and Western Electric magazine (WE People). [ citation needed ]
Growing up, Dr. Burstein’s Uncle Max was a General Dentist and his cousin Irwin was a Periodontist, and he admired their focus, enthusiasm, technical skills, and how much they enjoyed helping others. When he decided to become a dentist himself, Dr. Burstein first received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Indiana University before receiving a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and then completing his General Practice Residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Hartford, CT. He is passionate about continually expanding his understanding of dentistry and staying at the leading-edge of developments. Every year he attends the Connecticut State Dental Association annual lecture seminar, as well as the Yankee Dental Conference, American Association of Implant Dentistry Meeting, and the Dental XP Annual Meeting. He has also participated in the Pikos Surgical Series on Bone Grafting and Sinus Lifts, an Implant mini-residency in Mahwah, NJ, the Esthetic Continue Series through SUNY Buffalo, and a Study of Occlusion through the Pankey Institute, among others.