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Alexander (Alek) Aronin began training in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1990 before moving to Israel where he cultivated his inspiration to create artistic porcelain restorations. In 2001, he opened a laboratory...See more in Toronto and while managing his business, Aronin traveled globally to train with master technicians and further hone his skills.Lab Supervisor
Shinsuke "Shin" Ashina, RDT, has been with Tanaka Dental since 1990 and has been its Laboratory Manager since 1993. He was trained in Japan and became a Schutz Dental Group (in Germany) certified CAD/CAM instructor in 2009.
Dr. Dave Baird, DDS, is the Owner of Northwest Esthetics, his inhouse, custom dental lab. A graduate of the University of Washington, Dental School, Baird is an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy...See more of Cosmetic Dentistry, serving as a past President of the Northwest chapter, and has given handson training to many dentists and technicians from around the country.CTO
Mark Borchardt is CTO of CadBlu Dental and currently runs the CadBlu North rapid production facility in Minneapolis. As a former lab owner and certified 3Shape trainer, Borchardt has been at the forefront...See more of digital dentistry and is routinely beta testing and codeveloping some of the leading digital technology for large dental companies.
Mary Borg is President of SafeLink Consulting, a regulatory standards consulting firm and DAMAS certifying firm. She is recognized in the dental laboratory industry for her knowledge in and sharing of...See more methods to comply with OSHA standards and FDA Quality System Regulations requirements. Borg is also a DAMAS certification auditor.CEO
...See more has an honorary DDS degree, is a Fellow and Master of the American Academy of Implant Prosthetics and also a prosthetic Fellow and Master of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Chris Bormes graduated from Gonzaga University prior to attending the Dental Laboratory Technology program at City College of San Francisco. He has earned both ICOI Fellowship and Mastership in Dental...See more Technology; graduated from Ticonium's and Bego's Partial Denture Programs; is a candidate for CDT in Complete Dentures; and wrote the Preat Corp. Technical Manual. Bormes joined Preat Corp. in 1997 and was named President in 2010.President
Joaquin Bravo, President of JD Dental Lab Corp, has 30 years of industry experience and 25 years of experience in flexible partials.
James Campbell is a Certified Instructor for the ORIGIN Intelligence CAD system and specializes in dental CAD/CAM technology. Combining his extensive experience in customer service and business management...See more with his expert working knowledge of dental CAD systems, he has trained hundreds of technicians on systems including the ORIGIN intelligence.
Terry Charters owns a lab specializing in Implantrelated prosthetics. He has lectured worldwide; authored several articles for implant and technical journals; participated in product R&D for implant companies;...See more and is a member of several implant societies and a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI). He was recently awarded Mastership by the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics.Founder/CTO
Tais Clausen, CTO and CoFounder of 3Shape, has been a key visionary driver in the company's technology development. His close, almost daily involvement with dental labs and clinics using 3Shape worldwide...See more is the integral factor underlying his recognized expertise when it comes to the current and future needs of modern dental businesses.
Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT, received his dental degree from the University of Sáo Paulo in 2003 and his dental technology certificate from Rocha Marmo School, also in Sao Paulo, Brazil. As a lab technician,...See more lab owner and accomplished dentist, he is well respected and a soughtafter voice in the industry.
Jim Erb, CDT, is a consultant for ProLab Solutions, Inc., a dental laboratory outsourcing business based in Manchester, PA. During his 40 year career in the industry, he has worked at the bench, spent...See more 11 years with Johnson & Johnson Dental Products Company and, most recently, 14 years with Dentsply International.
Al Fillastre, CDT, is the Owner of CeramOArts in Lakeland, FL, and the National Technical Consultant for Captek North America. An accomplished C&B technician, he has presented numerous handson clinics...See more and seminars to technicians and dentists on quality, excellence, communication, technical skills, ceramics, composite resins, waxing and metal design and Captek Capillary Casting Technology.VP Sales & Marketing
Terry Fine has been influential in expanding online marketing for AMG clients through website development, payperclick campaigns, search engine optimization and other powerful online marketing tools. Prior...See more to joining AMG five years ago, he served as Vice President of Sales for StarTek, a technologybased business process outsourcing company.
Rune Fisker, 3Shape's Vice President of Product Strategy, has been with 3Shape from its inception and is an integral driver of the company's solutionorientated innovation. With a PhD from Denmark's Technical...See more University, he fills his presentations with concrete CAD/CAM technology methods and his vision of the future.
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Ryan Gillespie is the Owner and Director Of Operations at SOLID Milling Solutions where he focuses on design consulting, material usage instruction and daily milling production. With over 15 years of experience,...See more he has worked as an inhouse technician at Modern Dental Care and as manager of operations at Precision Milling Center. www.solidcrowns.com 8015233883
Jennifer Goldstein is an attorney at Reed Smith in Washington, D.C., which focuses on FDA regulatory matters, including drug safety. She also has experience with other FDAregulated products, such as medical...See more devices, foods, dietary supplements and cosmetics. Previously, she worked as an Associate Chief Counsel for drugs in the FDA's Office of Chief Counsel.
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Richard Harrell, CDT, is DSG's Regional Vice President. He has enjoyed a long career in the field as an educator, owner/operator of both small and large laboratories, speaker and author. He has received...See more numerous industry awards and also held many positions on industry boards including: President, Florida Dental Laboratory Association; President, NADL; Chairman, National Board of Certification for Dental Technology; and President, Southeastern Conference of Dental Laboratories.Owner/Technician
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Naoki Hayashi, RDT, has been an Authorized International Instructor for Noritake Dental Supply Co. since 2001. Trained in Japan, he became Vice President of Ultimate Styles Dental Laboratory, Irvine, CA,...See more in 2003. He is a Gold Member of the AACD and was a guest lecturer at the Europe Esthetic EDAD in 2007.Owner
Michael Hennessy, CDT, owner of Hennessy Dental Lab Inc. since 1983, has over 35 years of experience. He has grown his once C&Bonly facility to encompass all areas of dental technology, specializing in implant dentistry.
Dr. Stefan Holst is a Clinical Associate Professor at FriedrichAlexanderUniversity in Germany, where he heads the CAD/CAM research laboratories. A published author, his expertise focuses primarily on CAD/CAM,...See more digital dentistry and related material sciences, as well as esthetics and allceramic restorations. He is a member of the International Journal of Prosthodontics' editorial review board.
Masayuki Hoshi, RDT, owns Hoshi Dental Arts, in Morton Grove, IL. He was an instructor at the Asami Tanaka Dental Institute, studied with AwegsDentallabor and Ernst Hegenbarth Dentallabor in Germany, worked...See more at the Oral Rehabilitation Institute, published articles in the U.S. and Japan, and has lectured all over the world.
Gary Iocco is President of Dimension Dental Design in Hastings, MN. He is the Vice President of the Midwest Dental Laboratory Association and is currently assisting Minnesota Southeast Technical College...See more with planning and grant writing to start a Dental Technology School. Gary is also a member of the NADL Board of Directors.
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Bernie Jaroslow is Laboratory Products Manager at Whip Mix Corp., responsible for identifying and developing key opportunities for business and product growth. Previously during his 35plusyear career,...See more he worked in his family laboratory and held positions as Director of Education, Director of Marketing and Senior Product Marketing Manager for various companies in the industry.
Luke S. Kahng, CDT, is the owner of LSK121 Oral Prosthetics, a laboratory in Naperville, IL. In addition to being a board member for several dental publications, he has published more than 100 articles...See more in major dental journals. He also lectures internationally, offering handson seminars to technicians and clinicians alike. The first and second editions of his highly successful Chairside Shade Selection Guide were launched in 2009 and 2010, with international sales worldwide. The third edition, produced in 2012, encompasses the same concept but as a ceramic shade tab. He is the author of four books: Anatomy from Nature, The Esthetic Guide Book, Smile Selection + CS³ Clinical Cases and the Kaleidoscope Waxup Book.
Mooki Kim, CDT, is the owner of Smile by Design Dental Lab, a successful ceramic specialty laboratory in King City, OR. After receiving his Bachelor's degree, Kim obtained his Associate's degree in Dental...See more Technology from Portland Community College in 1988 and, shortly thereafter, his CDT in Ceramics.
Bruce Lieberthal is Vice President, Emerging Technologies, Henry Schein Inc. Part of his role is leading the DDX business. Previously, he was VP of Product Management and Development for Henry Schein Practice...See more Solutions; Director of Product Management for Discus Dental Software; owner of Direct Vision Software, Inc.; and a practicing dentist.Lab Trade Relations Manager
Robert Long is the Lab Trade Relations Manager at the Whip Mix Corp. Trained in Lean Manufacturing, Value Stream Mapping,Continuous Flow Improvement Processes and Lean Problem Solving, he uses these disciplines...See more to help labs uncover, identify and eliminate waste in their processes. Prior to entering the industry, he spent 30 years in the computer field.Senior Vice-President of Technical Services and Research and Development
Chris Lowthorp is Senior VicePresident of Technical Services and Research and Development for Captek. With more than 35 years of experience--including being an inhouse technician and lab owner--Lowthorp...See more is called the "Technician's Technician," emphasizing techniques that can be easily implemented in the laboratory to improve quality and esthetics during his lectures.Chief Staff Executive
Rachel Luoma is the Chief Staff Executive for the NBC, overseeing its implementation of strategic planning objectives and managing the daily operational team that administers the CDT, CDL, RG certification...See more programs. She has a Masters of Science in Adult Continuing Education and Human Resource Development and has over ten years' experience in nonprofit management and commercial banking.
Jesse Madsen is a Certified Instructor for the 3Shape Dental System. He spent several years training under Juan Olivier, MDT, Assistant Clinical Instructor for Lee Culp at the IOAD, and has an extensive...See more knowledge of CAD/CAM systems including advanced theories and applications for open technology systems.Owner/President
John Maguire, BS, BA, is President and Owner of Maguire Refining, Inc. A lecturer since 2007, he has been in the precious metal industry since 1972 and serves on the Boards of both the Midwest Dental Laboratory...See more Association and the International Precious Metals Institute. He attended the University of Minnesota MBA program.Director of Technology
Andrew Maples the Co-Owner of SOLID Dental Technologies has a background as an Certified 3Shape Trainer supporting and training 100's of dental labs.Andrew has published a technical article in LMT.
Chris May, CDT, is the President and Owner of May Dental Arts, a full service lab with an education center in St. Louis, MO. He has extensive knowledge in implants and CAD/CAM manufacturing and understands...See more the importance of developing business models, analyzing and researching materials and optimizing laboratory efficiencies and workflow. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from the State University of Missouri at St. Louis and maintains an active teaching schedule in the U.S. and Canada.Vice President/Senior Consultant
Gary Morgan, CDT, is an Authorized Trainer under OSHA's Outreach Program and a certified DAMAS consultant and auditor. Previously, he owned Morgan Dental Laboratory in Austin, TX, and was very active in...See more the Dental Laboratory Association of Texas, receiving its Hall of Fame Award in 2009. He received the NADL's Merit Award in Recognition of Contributions and Outstanding Service in 2008.
Dr. Dean Morton, BDS, MS, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral Health and Rehabilitation at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He lectures extensively and is Chairman of the...See more U.S. section of the International Team for Implantology; Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics; and an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants.
Joachim Mosch, CDT, studied dental engineering and technology and managed the European headquarters of an American dental company for 18 years before starting Primotec/Primodent in 2000. Mosch has published...See more articles on lightcured wax, functional bite splint therapy using lightcured splint materials, welding techniques with pulsed micro arc welding, laser welding and esthetic dentistry with veneers; he lectures on these subjects worldwide.
Rich Motto, President and Founder of CadBlu, Inc., has been providing CAD/CAM solutions in many industries for almost 20 years. Considered an expert in 3D printing, he has partnered with 3D Systems to...See more codevelop its Viper SLA system, Invision HR high resolution wax printers and more recently, the ProJet MP3000 model printer.Technical Education Manager
Frank Munzenmayer, CDT, Technical Education Manager at Cendres+Métaux USA, has an extensive background in dental technology. A graduate of the New York City College of Technology, he worked as a C&B technician...See more for 10 years, managed Technical/Education Departments and has been a Technical Advisor for six major dental manufacturers, and is a published author and international lecturer.VP Clinical Education
Mark Murphy, DDS is Vice President of Clinical Education and Sales at Microdental, a DTI laboratory. He began his career as a technician and went on to become a restorative dentist. He serves on the Boards...See more of Directors at the Pankey Institute, the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology and the IdentAlloy Council, and is the former President of the National Lab Network. Dr. Murphy has lectured on lab operations and management, philosophy, sales, marketing, communication and competitive issues facing today's laboratories.
Peter Nagy is President and CEO of Valplast International Corp. He is experienced in Valplast® appliance fabrication and theory as well as metal frame design and function, a recognized authority on flexible...See more partial dentures, and lectures to technicians and dentists. Nagy is also trained in polymer science and injection molding technology.Executive Director
Bennett Napier is a certified association executive and serves as executive director of the NADL and the NBC in Dental Laboratory Technology. Napier has been involved in the dental industry since 1994...See more having served as a chief staff executive for state and national organizations in both dental hygiene and the dental laboratory industry. Prior to his career in association management, he worked in Washington D.C. as a congressional assistant and policy analyst.
Steve Nash, MDT, is a graduate of the MDT program at NYU's School of Dentistry and a former lab owner and manager. He has studied occlusion, TMD and smile design with the Dawson Academy, the Orognathic...See more Bio Esthetic Institute, Dr. Frank Spear and Dr. David Hornbrook; and has studied with some of the finest ceramists including Dr. Ed McLaren, Michel Magne, Don Cornell, Peter Pizzi and Russell DeVreugd.Technical Manager Scientific and clinical affairs
Craig Nelson, AAS, CDT, Technical Manager of Heraeus, lectures on ceramic, composite and denture techniques to technicians and dentists in North and South America as well as Asia and has taught courses...See more in implant overdentures at USC. After graduating from Texas College in 1972, he opened his first laboratory with Dr. Jack Woolsey in Phoenix, AZ.
Jason Nicely operates Impressionable Results Dental Laboratory in Chattanooga, TN. He is certified on the Origin Intelligence CAD system, has over 17 years of experience in dental technology and specializes...See more in CAD/CAM and metalfree restorations.
Jacob Oppenheimer is the Dental Technical Sales Manager at CadBlu Dental. He earned a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration from Denver University, cofounded Foundation Milling Centre in 2005,...See more has spoken at Imtec implant lectures on full contour zirconia restorations over both traditional and smalldiameter implants, and was recently a presenter at the DLOAC CAD/CAM Symposium.
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Jorge Pages is the Marketing Manager for Straumann CARES Guided Surgery in Andover, MA. With over 27 years of experience in dental professional sales and marketing roles, he was the New England Account...See more Manager for Vident, Inc. and Product Marketing Manager for VITA porcelain and VITAPAN® denture teeth and held various positions at OralB Laboratories in Boston.Sr Mrk Mng, CARES Digital Solutions
Paul Patella is a former Owner of a laboratory that specialized in implant prosthetics. He graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard School of Dental Technology in 1980 and has studied dental technology throughout...See more the U.S. and Europe. Patella now focuses on digital dentistry and how this affects the workflow between laboratories, restorative dentists and implant specialists.Technical Support Manager
Craig Pickett, RG, CDT, is responsible for technical support at Whip Mix Corp. He assists in developing and evaluating new products and presents technical clinics internationally. A 30year CDT, Pickett...See more has been a Lab Manager; representative with J.F. Jelenko & Co, Whaledent and Dentsply; and the Owner of Pickett Fabrication in Vacaville, CA.
Andreas Piorreck, MDT, an official Noritake Instructor, began his career working at Avantgarde Dental Technology in Leipzig, Germany. In 2006, he was appointed by Goldquadrat GmbH as Instructor of Noritake...See more Ceramics in Germany and began conducting handson courses with Noritake EX3 and Noritake CZR. Piorreck has also published several articles in German and English.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.President
Tony Prestipino, CDT, is President of Artifex Dental Laboratory Inc., located in the suburbs of Washington, DC. A nationwide lecturer on implants, he is a member of the NADL, Academy of Osseointegration...See more and Northern Virginia Implant Society; a Proctor for the NBC; and a published author. His lab is a beta test site for Biomet 3i.
Nelson Rego, CDT, CoOwns and operates Smile Designs by Rego in Santa Fe Springs, CA, with his brother, Juan. An Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Rego has published over...See more 50 articles on dental materials and techniques for leading dental journals. He is an evaluator and speaker for Ivoclar Vivadent and Axis Dental, and has studied with some of the best dentists and ceramists in dentistry today.Owner
Matt Roberts, CDT, Owner of CRM Dental Lab in Idaho, has been involved in esthetic reconstructive dentistry for over 30 years. He is a member of the America Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the American...See more Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is part of the faculty at the L.D. Pankey Institute, helping to teach the Aesthetic Solutions Program for dentists and technicians. Roberts is also on the editorial team for many dental journals and lectures around the world.CEO
Warren Rogers is the CEO of Knight Dental Group, CDL, in Oldsmar, FL. He has held executive management positions within the dental industry, and his experience in small and multinational businesses has...See more shaped his views of strategic growth and performance measurements. PresidentElect of the NADL, Rogers is also President of the Dental Resource Alliance.Director of Technical Services
Elmer Rose, BA, AA, CDT, is Director of Technical Services at CMP. He is a U.S. Navytrained technician certified in removable partial dentures, ceramics and crown & bridge; has lectured extensively in...See more Korea, Japan, Europe and the U.S.; and served as CMP's training instructor for partial dentures for more than 14 years. He received NADL's Hall of Fame Award in 2009.
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Masayuki Saito, RDT, is a Master Ceramist at Cusp Dental Laboratory, Malden, MA. He graduated from the Saitama Dental Technician School in Japan and, in 2002, continued his advanced study at Osaka Ceramic...See more Training Center. Saito joined Yuwa Dental Studio in 2003 and then Cusp Dental Research, Inc., Nagoya, Japan in 2005. He actively participates in educational events, including 2012 LAB DAY Chicago, and is the coauthor of Material Science and Laboratory Procedure for PFM and All Ceramic for Posterior Teeth being published by QDT.Owner
Martin Schmid, CDT, is BEGO's North American Director of Educational Services and the Owner of European Dental Arts in Massachusetts. Proficient in porcelain, milling, attachment cases and partial denture...See more design, he trained in Germany and taught porcelain courses for VITA&174; in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Jürgen Seger, CDT, has been the Head of the International Center for Dental Education (ICDE technical Ivoclar Vivadent Liechtenstein) since 2009 and is actively involved in research and product development...See more pertaining to new dental materials and technology. In addition, he has been a visiting faculty member at leading teaching academies worldwide, author and lecturer.
Dirk Sommerfeld, MDT, head of the international training department at Renfert, has more than 25 years of experience in the laboratory and dental industries. Trained in Germany, he has worked for labs,...See more as an inhouse technician and owned a laboratory for 15 years. He has extensive experience in implantology.Owner
Rick Sonntag, RDT, is the Owner of 4Points Dental Designs in St. Petersburg, FL, and previously worked as an inhouse ceramist at The International Center for Complete Dentistry, the clinical practice of...See more The Dawson Center. As an Adjunct Faculty Member at The Dawson Academy, his lectures focus on shade selection and dentistlaboratory communication.
Gianni Storni, MDT, Partner/Vice President of Technology for Rhein83 USA, studied dental technology at Villaggio del Fanciullo in Bologna, Italy. A protégé of Ezio Nardi, Founder of Rhein83 srl, Storni's...See more attachment and implant systems are distributed in over 75 countries. He has authored numerous technical and scientific articles in collaboration with some of the most prestigious dentists in Europe and clinics to technicians and dentists worldwide.Owner
Jeff Stronk is CoOwner of Treasure Dental Studio in Salt Lake City, UT, where he manages the implant department and general administration of the laboratory. Involved in the industry since 1990, he currently...See more serves as the laboratory representative for the Utah Dental Association, and is a past President of the Dental Laboratory Owners Business Association. He is also the 2011 President of the NADL.
Asami Tanaka, CDT, NMD, is the Founder and President of Tanaka Dental Technology Institute, Asami Tanaka Dental Enterprises and Tanaka Dental Enterprises. A renowned ceramist and innovator, his influence...See more in ceramic technology is widespread, having pioneered numerous techniques and patented materials. He holds degrees in medicine, law and business management and is a boardcertified Naturopathic Physician and an Associate Professor of both restorative dentistry and dental laboratory technology at the University of Texas in San Antonio.
Thomas Thiel, MDT, is an Engineer in EOSElectro Optical Systems' dental applications division. He has worked in commercial laboratories specializing in crown and bridge, combined removable partial dentures,...See more implants and ceramics. He has also worked as a BEGO trainer, spearheading various dental clinics.Southern California CARES Specialist for Straumann USA
Glenn Thom, CDT, is the Southern California CARES Specialist for Straumann USA. A 30year CDT, he is a member of the International Team for Implantology and state and national dental laboratory associations...See more and has served as President and Executive Director of the DLOAC. Previously, Thom worked for Glidewell Laboratories and owned T&C Dental Lab in Orange, CA.Ceramist/Owner/Technician
Tim Tyndall, CDT, is the owner of Creative Expressions Dental Lab, Winterville, NC. He embraced digital technology in 2007 and Lean Manufacturing in 2008, winning Whip Mix's 2010 Rookie of the Year for...See more Operational Excellence and the John Ness Award for the 2011 Lean Laboratory of the Year.
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Vident, a VITA Company, was established in 1984 to provide a unique combination of dedicated people experienced in all aspects of product development, marketing, service and educational training for the...See more dental laboratory industry. Vident serves the expanding dental laboratory market with the development and distribution of select high quality materials and equipment. The combination of Vident's dedicated staff and direct sales force, most of whom are experienced dental laboratory technicians, provide us with an opportunity to obtain direct market input into all our efforts, including new product development. The key to our success has been the internationally recognized VITA® line of restorative products, including VM veneering materials, VITABLOCS CAD/CAM blocks, VITAPAN denture teeth and the VITA Easyshade Compact, Classical shade guide, Vitapan 3DMaster® Shade System.
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Thomas Wade, CDT, has owned New Horizons Dental Laboratory in Broomfield, CO, since 1983 and specializes in the fabrication of removable and implant prosthetics. He is a published author and lectures on...See more both clinical and laboratory aspects of multiple implants and full arch prostheses, with an emphasis on CAD/CAM milled titanium bar restorations. A 1976 graduate of the Dental Laboratory Technology program at the US Air Force School of Health Care Sciences, Sheppard AFB, Witchita Falls, Texas.North American Trainer
Lucas Walter, North American Trainer for 3Shape, has been in the dental industry for 17 years and has worked with several different CAD systems. He joined the company in 2009.
Charles Warren owns Tempus Dental Laboratories Inc. and Wasatch Milling Center in Springville, UT. He has over 30 years of experience and is certified in ceramics, crown and bridge and dentures. He has...See more done extensive research in the science of color and light; helped develop several porcelains and a pressable ceramic system; and serves as a consultant to several manufacturers. He is past president of the California Dental Laboratory Association and is a member of the American Prosthodontics Society, Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, AACD and more. He has lectured extensively across the world and authored several articles.
Bob Williams, CDT, is the Owner of Synergy Ceramics, one of only 10 VITA&174; Masterlabs&153; in the U.S., and Techsource Dental, an authorized Lava Milling Center and Atlantis Custom Abutment specialist....See more A member of Claude Sieber's "art & experience" and the AACD, Williams lectures internationally on patientspecific abutments, implants, porcelain and indirect composites for Astra Tech, 3M ESPE and Vident.
Robert Winter, DDS, has owned a private prosthodontics practice and laboratory for 28 years. He is a faculty member at the University of Washington, University of Southern California and Case Western Reserve...See more University School of Dental Medicine and on the advisory boards for numerous dental journals.
Uri Yarovesky, CDT, is the President of Opus One Laboratories, Inc. in Agoura Hills, CA. In 2008, he launched Hilla Technologies, a dental products company that created the patentpending Hilla Digital...See more Transfers. A pioneer in product development, Yarovesky is an international lecturer; consultant to several dental material manufacturers; and a member of the AACD, IADFE, ASDA, NADL, CDLA and ACE.
Gilbert Young, CDT, is the Owner of GNS Dental Studio, Inc., in Dallas. He has studied ceramics with several master technicians; lectures and clinics worldwide on ceramic restorations and esthetics; and...See more works with the National University of Panama to develop its dental technology curriculum and esthetic division. He is a founding member of the Academy of Oral Arts and Sciences.
Opened Matrix Dental Laboratory in 1986 while operating as an in-house technician for a 2 Dr. prothodontic practice. Began consulting services in 2003. Has presented over 65 lectures and written over 25...See more articles or columns for several professional trade publications including LMT.
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