Sculpture Academy Team
- 2003 recipient of the National Association of Dental Laboratories, Excellence in Education Award
- 2007 recipient of the Kenneth Rudd Award from the American Society of Prosthodontics
- 2007 recipient of the AACD Presidents Award for Excellence in Dental Education
- 2013 recipient of the American College of Prosthodontics-Dental Technician Leadership Award
- 2014 recipient of the Spectrum Publishing-Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2016 recipient of the Dr. Peter Dawson-Dawson Academy – Dentistry Distinguished Lifetime Service Award
Lee Culp, CDT is the CEO of Sculpture Studios, and is a recognized pioneer in Digital Dentistry and advanced functional aesthetic dentistry. He holds true to a belief that the attainment of perfection in restorative dentistry can only be harnessed through a unique combination of skillful application coupled with superior knowledge. As a world-renowned innovator and educator, he maintains an unparalleled focus and commitment to understanding the revolutionary, often complex, changes that continue to influence modern aesthetic dentistry. Thus, he lends his vision and talent to developing, throughout dentistry and within his laboratory, the related materials and communications standards necessary to ensure the most realistic opportunities for success and gratification for those discriminating dental professionals who maintain a higher profile, cutting-edge practice philosophy.
He is a leading resource/inventor for many of the materials, products, and techniques used in dentistry today, and holds numerous patents for his ideas and products. Lee writes many articles per year, and his writing, photography, and teaching style have brought him international recognition, as one of today’s most exciting lecturers and innovative artisans in the specialty of digital dentistry, dental ceramics and functional esthetics.
Lee’s life is all about two things, his wife, Dr Lida Swann (Prosthodontist, Implant Surgeon) and Dentistry, well, kind of the same thing. He has three children, one of which is also a dentist. And all his friends are dental, so there is always something to talk about.
But, if you can get him away from the lab, he can be found designing something, from glass sculpture to architectural and interior design of his laboratories. Oh, and he loves “hot sauce”, unique beer (Stouts and Porters) and great tequila.
Corrina Coon, is the Sculpture Studios Production Coordinator, and oversees all client communications and case scheduling. She has 16 years of experience in this role, and has worked for both large and small dental laboratories in this capacity, as well as Implant case and multiphase case coordination. She will also be able to answer all your questions concerning shipping, billing, and the Sculpture Studios Client Portal and Digital Rx.
When not in the lab, Corrina is a professional Soccer/Basketball/Swimming/ MOM. Her husband, Brandon is also a dental technician at Sculpture Studios, and when they are not chasing around their two boys; Dylan and Ethan, you can find them camping, or at a Disk Golf Course.
Marketing & Social Media
Paula Moore, is the Marketing/Sales & Social Media Wizard for Sculpture Studios, Sculpture Academy, and Sculpture Line. She has over 30 years experience in customer service, sales, organization, and running courses in dentistry. Paula’s soulmate Oscar Correa also works at Sculpture Studios, and is our in-house artist.
In their downtime they enjoy collaborating on art projects, working with local charities, exhibiting at art shows, and trying to meet the demands of their shih-tzus, Lola and Miss Kitty.
Director of IT & Research
Matt Stone CDT, is the Manager of IT and Digital Technology at Sculpture Studios. He is graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Business Administration; he then completed his Associate in Applied Science degree Dental Technology program at Durham Technical College. With a combination of both a Dental and IT background, Matt is our in-house expert when it comes to figuring out anything digital, and allows us to stay at the leading edge of Digital Dentistry with software, milling/printing technology, IOS and CT scanning.
When Matt is not in his IT Digital domain at the lab, he and his wife Theresa, an RN at Duke University Hospital enjoy the local brewery scene, Game of Thrones, and rescuing kitties. When not in the lab, Matt can be found building computers, helping others with IT challenges, but his passion is beer, and beer brewing. He is an accomplished brewer, and is heading up our Liquid Sculpture Brewery.
Digital Dental Technician/TSR
Bruce Confer, is our client technical support specialist, communicating with our dentist clients on all cases via phone, email, and real time Team Viewer sessions. He has 21 years experience in dental technology, specializing in implant supported full-arch restorations, focusing on natural esthetics and smile design using 3shape design software.
Bruce has two sons Caden age 11, and Camden age 2, as you can see, CAD-CAM is in their names and their DNA. Being from St. Petersburg, Florida where everything is pretty flat, they like to spend their downtime 3 hours away in Boone, NC enjoying the beautiful mountains.
Digital Dental Technician/TSR
Joel Aviles CDT, is an accomplished Digital Dental designer, and talented ceramics technician, helping to create beautiful smiles for our clients and their patients.
He is an honors graduate of Durham Technical College, where he completed his Associate in Applied Science degree in Dental Technology, he then worked in several laboratories before joining Sculpture Studios.
Like all of the Sculpture Studios Team, Joel loves being outdoors, especially spending time camping and fishing, in our beautiful state of North Carolina. And, if ever questioned about his expertise, he has a big ass ax strapped to the top of his Jeep…
Digital Dental Technician/TSR
Brandon Coon, has over 17 years of experience in all aspects of the dental laboratory process. For Sculpture Studios, he now focuses on the transformation of ; CT / IOS data ,and model / impression scans into accurate design files for the creation of Surgical Guides and final restorations. In addition to digital file creation, he also is lead technician for all Milling and 3D printing technologies.
Brandon is a professional Jeep enthusiast, and loves camping and adding new scratches to his Jeep while exploring off road trails. And spends many hours at the shooting range preparing for the coming Zombie Apocalypse.
Oscar Correa, holds two important positions at Sculpture Studios, he runs our Preparatory Department and is a support technician for milling and 3D Printing, to insure all cases move perfectly into our digital production process. He is also an accomplished artist, and his art background, has allowed him an easy transition into digital dental design.
He looks forward to the creative process every day alongside his partner in life Paula, who also works at Sculpture Studios. His work consists of commissioned art pieces, using the creative mediums of graphite, oils, acrylics, or pastels and digital. “My beautiful family is my greatest masterpiece, and I plan is to continue my father’s art legacy, and pass it along to my two sons, Logan and Kyan.
Digital Dental Technician
Gabriella Richardson, started her journey in dental technology by completing her Associate Degree in Dental Technology, at the Healthcare University of Costa Rica, Colegio Universitario de Cartago. During her 35 year career, she has held leadership positions at several leading US dental laboratories as both a Lead Ceramist, and Ceramic Department manager. At Sculpture Studios, she is our lead ceramics technician, specializing in zirconia full arch implant supported restorations.
Outside the lab, Gabriella’s life is her family and home. She loves to watch football, while dancing in the kitchen, cooking one of her favorite meals, and drinking a hand made margarita… not always in that order.