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Peter Pizzi, MDT, is the owner and manager of Pizzi Dental Studio Inc. in Staten Island, NY, a board member of the ASMDT and a member of ICIO and AACD. He is an educator in the Master Dental Technician...See more Program of New York University, Technical Fellow and board member of the Northeastern Gnathalogical Society, on the National Advisory Board of Spectrum Dialogue and a frequent lecturer.Owner
Joshua Polansky earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Rutgers University in 2004. While working part time at a dental laboratory, he took advantage of an opportunity to apprentice with...See more distinguished master technician, Olivier Tric of Oral Design Chicago. Mr. Tric opened Joshua's eyes to a whole new world of possibilities. He made the decision to become a master dental technician following the path that Tric had forged. He continued to acquire technical skills by studying in Europe with other mentors and experts in the field such as Klaus Mutertheis. Joshua earned his Masters degree in dental ceramics at the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry under Dr. Edward Mclaren. Joshua Continued his training under Jungo Endo and Hiroaki Okabe at UCLA's advanced prosthodontics and maxillofacial program working on faculty and residents cases. Joshua currently resides in Cherry Hill, NJ where he is the owner and operator of Niche Dental Studio Joshua is a key opinion leader for major dental manufacturers such as GC America. Joshua sits on the advisory/editorial board for Inside Dental Technology (IDT), and Inside Dentistry. Joshua has been published throughout the years in many publications such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry's JCD, and Quintessence's QDT. Joshua holds a steady lecture schedule throughout the United States and abroad teaching others the skills he has acquired from the mentors he has been so fortunate to have had.
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Harvest Dental & M.P.F Brush Co. are highend, value based laboratory products manufacturers. Our aim to stay entrepreneurial in spirit and personal in our approach has uniquely positioned us in the market....See more We have resisted the trend of mass production to ensure quality to detail is consistent and flexible innovation is encouraged.
Rich Pavlak, MDT, has been a dental technician most of his life. In 1977, he established PorcelainPlus Dental Systems, Inc., one of only a few laboratories recognized as a "Vita Master Laboratory." His...See more educational background is extensive, having trained with some of the most famous clinicians. He's been teaching dental technology since 1981.
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Crowds gathered in Amann Girrbach's AGA Lounge to test drive and learn about the company's new digital equipment...See more and materials: The new Ceramill Motion 2 milling machine combines the 5-axis milling technique with the wet-grinding technique in a compact machine. Thanks to the hybrid design, the machine can be used as a purely dry or wet system. Offering a broad range of indications—including full contour crowns and bridges, inlays, onlays, veneers, abutments, zirconia frameworks and full arch restorations—the Motion 2 has a modular platform that's easily upgradeable for future materials and indications. In addition, the Motion 2 offers expanded material capabilities, including Amann Girrbach's proprietary materials line and other leading brands: - The company's newly launched Ceramill Sintron® CrCo millable blanks that have a wax-like texture that enables the material to be easily dry milled and the frameworks attain their final state during the subsequent sintering process. - Amann Girrbach's Ceramill Zolid, non-veneered translucent zirconia for full contour, monolithic crowns and bridges. - VITABLOCS® Mark II and TriLuxe forte glass ceramic blanks from VITA® and lithium disilicates such as IPS e.max® CAD blanks from Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. Amann Girrbach's new line of holders for blanks and integrated tools enables technicians to process these glass ceramics in the wet-grinding mode. VITABLOCS for the Ceramill Motion 2 can be ordered directly from Amann Girrbach as individual blanks or in the Glass-Ceramic Starter Kit that includes 15 blanks, blank and tool holders, diamond grinders, plus the GCER Universal Bonding Kit. The Glass-Ceramic Starter Kit can also be used for IPS e.max (available from all Ivoclar dealers). Ceramill Map400 Scanner is Amann Girrbach's next-generation scanner designed to work seamlessly with the Motion 2 as well as other open-platform systems. It features a new wide-angle measuring field that enables quick, efficient scanning of models using only two axes, which reduces scan times. It also easily records articulated models in an occlusal relationship, a prerequisite if a virtual articulator is used in the design software for an automatic fully anatomical framework design. Ceramill Argotherm® Sinter Furnace is a new high-temperature furnace specifically developed for the new Ceramill Sintron CrCo blanks. The patented removable flooding chamber, Ceramill Argovent®, ensures minimal consumption of argon gas and, at the same time, homogenous, distortion-free sintering of the restorations. Call 800-851-3719 or visit [www.AmannGirrbach America.com](www.AmannGirrbach America.com). For a demonstration, register at www.CeramillDemoDays.com or call 866-587-3498.
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