Swords Ortho Lab Technician
My name is Bogdan Tsukanov and I'm in charge of the lab here at swords orthodontics. For those that aren't too familiar my job involves making all of the appliances (retainers, expanders, mouthguards etc) for our patients. I work behind the scenes where all the magic happens!
Day to day, it's a great job, fortunate enough to say I love to do what I do! The vibe is pretty relaxed here which sets up for a nice atmosphere to work!
My day starts off at 8:30, I time have a little routine in the mornings where I check what work is coming for the day and what is being fitted the next day and I basically work from there! Despite the vibe I'm always busy which is great, I don't sit around and twiddle me thumbs and the work week goes quicker!
I'm out of the lab most days at 5:30 then comes the other side of my life, Brazilian jiu jitsu and judo. It's a hobby but more if that makes any sense? I've been in judo (Judo Ireland) for 18 years at this stage (I'm 24) and BJJ (SBG Swords) for a little over a year. Heavily involved in the judo community mainstream and Paralympic! As a 1st Dan black belt and junior coach I train myself and help train and teach others to better themselves mentally and physically first.
I usually compete anything between 3 to 10 tournaments a year and I've represented Ireland internationally 3 times.
It's given me a very positive outlook on life, I've acquired so many skills and have made life long friends because of these sports! Definitely helps to balance out the crazy day to day of running the lab! I'd probably go crazy without it!
Life as a lab tech is definitely exciting and I'm always learning and growing as a person!
Come the weekend usually something easy and quiet with some friends or catch up on some much needed sleep!