Welcome to The BRIDGE, an online network from LMT dedicated exclusively for members of the Dental Laboratory community.
- Jenny Abbott-Cole
- Naoki Aiba, CDT
- Safan Ali, CDT
- Patrick Allen
- Daniel Alter, CDT
- Robert Anderson, CDT
- Troy Anderson
- Jeremy Andra
- Dirk Annaars, CDT
- Celin Arce, DDS
- Jorge Arguello, CDT
- Miguel Arias
- Barbara Ash
- Vincent Astorino, CDT
- Sean Aucoin
- David Avery, CDT
- Nick Azar
- Junyoung Bae
- Ron Baggott, CDT
- David Baird, DDS
- Wes Baker, CDT
3Shape Dental System is a complete CAD/CAM system, providing digital workflows for all major indications. Learn...See more to scan dies, models, and impressions and how to use the DentalDesigner™ software to create digital restorations to manufacture in-house or outsource to a centralized manufacturer.
Carl Horrocks and Lucas Walter highlight the features of 3Shape's 2013 Dental System CAD software and include a Q&A session.
Carl Horrocks and Lucas Walter highlight the features of 3Shape's 2013 Dental System CAD software and include a Q&A session.
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Carl Horrocks and Lucas Walter highlight the features of 3Shape's 2013 Dental System CAD software and include a Q&A session.
Elvis Rosado guides you through the entire process for fabricating a TCS flexible partial while focusing on specific...See more areas and answering questions. This is an excellent class for technicians new to thermoplastics as well as experienced technicians looking to improve their quality or learn new techniques.
Luke Kahng, CDT, shares his success in using Amann Girrbach's Ceramill CAD/CAM Map, Mind and Motion, a complete...See more in-house system, to build his laboratory LSK121 Oral Prosthetics. Topics include maximizing your in-house milling system; how to design copings, crowns and bridges; when to use your CAD/CAM system and more.
Chuck Yenkner explores return on investment, calculating ROI and how to make technology payoff. Using case examples...See more from real labs, he discusses what works and what does not in order to help you avoid the mistakes others have made when investing in new technology. Attendees learn solid ideas you can use to make good decisions for your lab.
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Scott Adams, CDT, graduated from Ferris State University and has over 25 years' experience in the field, including owning and operating a laboratory specializing in removable and implant technology. He...See more joined Clear Choice in 1996 and has managed the laboratory, helped develop company protocols for the Allon4® procedure, served as National Educator of Laboratory Protocol, and today serves as its Director of Laboratory Services.CEO
My Mission is to inspire individuals to align their lives with Purpose, Responsibility, Vision, & Principles of Greatness."Oral Line
Jorge Argüello is a Specialist in fixed prosthodontics, removables, prosthodontics, and cosmetic and implant rehabilitation. A published author, he is a Founding Member of the study group Prometeo and speaks internationally.Dental Technologist
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.
Scott Atkin, CDT, MDT, is a graduate of the Royal Dental Hospital of London University with a degree in dentistry. In 1979, he founded Creative Dental Laboratory, a technologyfocused fullservice laboratory...See more in Scottsdale, AZ. During the past decade, Atkin pioneered the design and use of zirconia as a dental material and the use of microwave ovens as sintering furnaces.
David Avery, CDT, is the director of training and education at Drake Precision Dental Laboratory in Charlotte, NC; He serves as Continuing Education Director for Inside Dental Technology. He also serves...See more on numerous editorial boards and as the Technology secction editor for JERD.. He provides CE Programs for dental professionals throughout the US and abroad in academic and Clinical circles.
Nick Azzara is the Vice President and Director of Argen Corp. Captek® Dept. A graduate of Alfred University, he was previously the President/CoOwner of Captek™ Inc., a Division of Precious Chemicals LTD,...See more and held positions as a West Coast Manager for a dental manufacturer, and Director of Marketing and Operations for a dental studio. Azzara is a published author; served as an editorial board member for the Journal of Dental Technology and representative for the National Dental Laboratory Association; and is a member of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics.
Christophe Barthe is responsible for the development and marketing of 3Shape's Ortho System, a CAD/CAM solution dedicated to orthodontics. Having worked with 3Shape A/S since the creation of the company...See more in 2000, he was the Marketing Manager from 20002009 and Sales Manager for France from 20052011.
Nelson Bonet is a Ceramic Specialist and has been in the industry for over 25 years. A technician at Creative Dental Laboratory, Inc. for 11 years, he specializes in e.max veneers, fullmouth diagnostic...See more waxups, and is a master of shading and staining Crystal Zirconia in both the pre and postsintering process.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.
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.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.
Nannette Boyd, CDT, Zahn's Technical Specialist, joined the Zahn Team in 2008 and is responsible for instructing, installing and providing technical support for the Dental Wings Operating System. With...See more over 20 years' experience in the dental industry, she was previously a Process Manager at Derby Dental Lab, Louisville, KY, and a Technical Service Leader for Whip Mix Corp. A graduate of the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry, Dental Auxiliary Program, Boyd has nine years of experience as a Certified Dental Assistant with Expanded Duties Training, and has education in Lean Manufacturing.
Oliver Brix, MDT, the Founder of the International Training Center Oliver Brix, specializes in esthetics, function, PFM, allceramics, biomechanical occlusal surface design, electroplating technique and...See more implantology. He lectures on esthetics and ceramics internationally, wrote the textbook Fundamentals of Esthetics in 2001 and is a member of the AACD's editorial board. His new book Fascination All Ceramics will be available later this year.
August Bruguera, MDT, is the head of Laboratorio August Bruguera in Barcelona, Spain. Having presented more than 500 lecturers and workshops internationally, he is a member of the Dental Dialogue editorial...See more board, Spanish issue; wrote several textbooks; was a Professor at the University of Barcelona; and received the "Bisturí de Oro" award in 2003.Director
Alex Byrns, RDT, graduated from EdouardMontpetit in 1998, worked as a NobelProcera specialist for four years and has experience with most of the CAD/CAM systems on the market. Byrns currently works with...See more Dentachrome/ 3DRPD to bring prosthetic dentistry to another level using digital flow from the patient to the end of treatment.
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.Manager
Steve Campbell, General Manager at B&D Dental Corp., where he's worked for nine years, is involved in product development, working with several CAD/CAM manufacturer partners. Since graduating from the...See more University of Utah with a B.S. in Business Management, he has also consulted for numerous laboratories on the benefits and implementation strategies of CAD/CAM systems.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.President
Have been involved in dental technology for 40 years. President of two companies Advanced Dental Technologies and CAP. Has published and lectured extensively on Implants, Esthetic Dentistry, Communication,...See more Implants, Digital Manufacturing and Automaton.
Jim Collis, CDT, has owned and operated Collis Prosthodontic Laboratory since 1980, which specializes in high quality removable prosthodontics and laser welding and primarily serves a select clientele...See more of dental offices in Chicago. He previously served on the faculty of Northwestern University Dental School for 10 years.Owner
Keith Crittenden runs AmericaSmiles.com, an online dental directory, which has helped over 300 dental labs grow their businesses. He founded United Artists Dental Studio, a C&B lab in Chicago, in 1984....See more In 1994, Crittenden created an online dental directory, FindaCosmeticDentist.com to help patients find the dentists who used his lab.
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Mike is a graduate of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Dental Laboratory Sciences, summa cum laude. He is a CDT in crown and bridge...See more and has worked as a technician in all aspects of fixed restorative as well as orthodontics. He has had roles as a technician and manager for labs in Texas and Seattle. Mike sits on the board of directors for the Washington State Dental Laboratory Association and will serve as Vice President in 2012. In 2009 Mike founded Kymata Dental Arts, a boutique lab in Seattle.
James Ellison, CDT, is the Director of Technical and Educational Services for Sterngold, and has been with the company for 27 years. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Biology, an Associates Degree in Chemical...See more Technology and 20 years of atthebench experience in all phases of dental technology. Ellison lectures internationally, has authored several articles and procedures, designed several attachments and holds a patent on the ERA Implant.
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.
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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.
Dr. Galip Gürel has been practicing in his own clinic in Istanbul, specializing in esthetic dentistry, since 1984. A graduate from the University of Istanbul Dental School in 1981, he received his...See more MSc degree from Yeditepe University in Istanbul. Gürel is the Founder and the Honorary President of the Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, the President of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry for 2011 and 2012, as well as a member of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics and honorary diplomat of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry.
Dr. German Gallucci is the Head of the Division of Regenerative and Implant Sciences at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and is an internationally published author and lecturer. He is a fellow of the...See more International Team for Implantology and an active member of the Academy of Osseointegration, European Academy of Osseointegration and International Academy of Dental Research.Director Of Biomaterials
Dr. Russell Giordano, DMD, DMSc, FADM, is an associate professor and director of biomaterials in the Department of Restorative Dentistry/Biomaterials at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine....See more He is a fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials and has been actively involved in ceramic materials development and CAD/CAM systems at MIT, Harvard and Boston University. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Massachusetts Dental Society,
Christian Hannker, MDT, is a ceramic specialist, teacher, lecturer, consultant and photographer who has extensive practical experience through the CAD/CAM milling center integrated in Bellmann & Hannker...See more laboratories. After becoming a CDT in early 2000, he earned the Master Dental Technician title at the Meisterschule Münster in Germany in 2005 and, in that same year, was first prize winner of the 3M ESPE Talent Award. Hannker started his own laboratory and training center with JanHolger Bellmann in 2006.Vice President
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
Passionate about dental technology and communication
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.
Mark Jackson, CDT, opened Precision Ceramics, CT Scanning and Implant Planning Center, DAMAS, in Montclair, CA in 1981, and his export laboratory, The Hollywood Smile, in Odense, Denmark, in 1991. He served...See more on the editorial board of LMT for 10 years, and is currently a director for the NADL and a technical reviewer for JDT. His laboratory has been featured on MTV and in two issues of The Wall Street Journal. He is a Registered Dental Technician, GDC153158, and holds a California Radiographic License.Technical Consultant
Janet Jones, CDT, is the Technical Consultant for Ivoclar and Ardent, Inc. and teaches educational courses for Pentron Ceramics. She earned her AAS degree in Dental Laboratory Technology in Lexington,...See more KY, and has been a CDT over 28 years. Jones owned and operated her own lab in North Carolina for almost 20 years, specializing in allceramics, before joining Ivoclar Vivadent as Territory Sales Manager for North and South Carolina in 2000.
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.Owner
John Kirdahy, CoOwner of Innovation Dental Lab, Jersey City, NJ, is on the Nobel Biocare Advisory Board and lectures for several dental suppliers/manufacturers. He has received the Nobel Biocare Northwestern...See more University Implant Technology certification and the Nobel Biocare Platinum Esthetic Laboratory award.
Dr. George Kirtley is a part of The Aesthetic Advantage, located at the Rosenthal Institute in New York City. He has been involved in the field of cosmetic dentistry since 1985 and is accredited by the...See more American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He lectures internationally; is a contributor and author in numerous journals; and designed Envisionasmile, cosmetic imaging software used by dentists in 16 different countries.President
BJ Kowalski is the President of ROE Dental Laboratory, Cleveland, OH. A graduate of Ohio Northern University, Kowalski is an active student of dentistry; he attends many hours of CE annually and is a member...See more of numerous study clubs and professional organizations. His lab was an early adopter of digital production, continues to beta test materials and products for a variety of companies, and supports multiple dental schools and dentists nationwide. He has lectured on all areas of dental technology, including esthetics, implant prosthetics and computerguided implant surgery.
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Ryan LeBrun, CAD/CAM Production Manager for BEGO USA, received his degree in Engineering Technology from the New England Institute of Technology. He joined BEGO in May of 2011 and oversees the new technology...See more the company provides to laboratories throughout North America.Dental Technician
Alexander Lopez was born and raised in Germany. He attended dental technology school in Nuertingen, Germany and obtained his accreditation as a CDT in Germany while working in the familyowned dental laboratory...See more and dental office. Further education in special laboratories for implants and all ceramic restorations was completed in Germany. He worked extensively in improving the digital workflow for design and fabrication of restorations for dental labs and dental offices in Germany and the United States with a focus in high aesthetic and complex treatments. Alexander Lopez manages the production at Dental Lab in Miami, FL. He specializes in complex implant cases and CAD/CAM technology. Alexander Lopez has lectured for the Seattle Study Club in Miami and the North Dade Miami Beach Dental Society and actively lectures for Amann Girrbach. He recently published an article for Inside Dental Technology (IDT) in March 2012 focused on improving digital workflows for more economic implant cases and has recently submitted an article for publication about hybrid zirconia abutment cases.
Michael Maccaquano is a Sales Manager for 3Shape. With previous experience in finance and software development, he's worked with orthodontic software and dental CAD/CAM products, including intraoral scanners...See more and lab scanners. Maccaquano also educates clinicians around the country on the latest 3Shape technology.
Scott MacLean, DDS, is a parttime Clinical Professor of implants at the Dalhousie Dental Clinic and practices general dentistry in Halifax, NS. An internationally published author, he evaluates new implant...See more products, is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Canadian Academy of Restorative Prosthodontics and the AACD, and is a fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the American College of Dentists.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.
Joachim Maier, MDT, runs the Bodensee Oral Design Center in South Germany. He was a technician at the School for Dental Medicine in Tübingen, Germany; was the CoFounder and CoOwner of Bodensee Dentaltechnik...See more AG, a lab in Meersburg, Germany; won the award Best Lecture of 2008 at ADT Congress in Stuttgart, Germany; and lectures internationally including at Tufts University and Harvard.President
I have been a dental technician fo 32 years. I have held many state and regional positions. I've served on the NBC trust as trustee and chairman and I am currently president elect of NADL.Zfx Operations Supervisor
Mark Massey, CDT, is the Zfx Operations Supervisor at Zimmer Dental. He has been with the company for five years, building the Zimmer Patient Specific Components operation. Previously, he owned a lab in San Diego for 30 years.
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.Director
Carlos Mayorga is a Specialist in fixed prosthodontics, esthetics and implant rehabilitation. A published author, he is a Founding Member of the study group Prometeo; author of the DVD Aesthetic with Technical...See more Ceramic Refactory Model; and is an Advisor for the magazine Alta Tecnica Dental.National Technical Education & Sales Manager
Robert Michael, MDT, has a Master of Dental Technology certification in dental ceramics, and is experienced in all phases of the dental laboratory industry including fixed and removable prosthesis. He...See more dedicates his time to working with laboratories and teaching technical classes worldwide.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.
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.Owner/Consultant
Bill Mrazek, BS, CDT, owns Mrazek Prosthodontics, Ltd., a small highend laboratory in Naperville, IL. He holds a BS degree in Biology from the University of Illinois, and an AS degree in Dental Technology....See more In addition to his 30 years of experience in the field, he is a regular contributor to LMT, and is on the editorial boards of PPAD and Collaborative Techniques.
Vincent Munoz is the Director of International Business Development at Dental Wings, Inc. He was part of the R&D team at Glidewell Laboratories for four years, implementing major CAD/CAM digital manufacturing...See more technologies. Munoz also has over nine years' experience in the rapid prototyping industry, previously working with 3D Systems Inc. He earned his B.S. in computer science from the University of California, Irvine.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.
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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.Lab Owner
Richard Napolitano, CDT, Owner and CEO of Precision Craft Dental Laboratory in Smithfield, RI, received his Associate's Degree from Durham Technical Institute NC and his B.S. degree from Providence College....See more Napolitano is an allied member of the American College of Prosthodontists and the NADL and lectures on all aspects of dental laboratory technology, treatment planning, implantology and dental techniques.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.
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.Dental Technologist
John Orfanidis is the Owner of Orfan Dental Laboratory, a fullservice lab and research facility in Boston. A graduate from George Brown College in Toronto, he is an instructor at Tufts University School...See more of Dental Medicine (TUSMD). With over 30 years of experience, Orfanidis is a former Research Associate at TUSDM, lectures internationally, a published author and consultant to several dental product manufacturers.
Felix Pages, CDT, opened a lab in southern Florida specializing in cosmetic dentistry after graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1976 with an Associate of Arts Degree in Applied Science. He has...See more studied with some of the premiere technicians in the world, such as Claude Sieber, Willi Geller and Mokoto Yamamoto.NobelProcera Education Manager
Joe Perillo, CDT, is the NobelProcera Education Manager at Nobel Biocare USA, Inc. With over 30 years' experience in the industry, he was a technical consultant for both Austenal Dental and Nobel Biocare...See more USA, Inc. and currently focuses on NobelProcera® training and education throughout North America.
Chris Peterson, CDT, is the Operations Manager at Peterson Dental Lab in Delray Beach, FL. He attended Walter's State and Lipscomb University before beginning his technician education at McFatter Technical...See more Center. He was selected as FDLA student of the year in 2010 and became a CDT that year. He was e.max certified in 2011.
Michael Peterson, CDT, is the Owner and President of Peterson Dental Lab in Delray Beach, FL. Founded in 1975 with his brother Don, the lab has grown to 17 employees and serves over 200 doctors in the...See more South Florida area. With 35 years of experience, Peterson is also involved in study clubs in the area.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.
David Porter, CDT, is an Implant Specialist for the Custom Milling Center team in Colorado. With over 20 years of experience as a CDT specializing in crown and bridge, he started his career as an inhouse...See more technician, owned his own lab and has been a Technical Advisor for four implant manufacturers.
Dennis Purinton, CDT, Owner of a lab in eastern Kansas, has concentrated on implantology and dentures for the past 20 years. With over 36 years of experience as a technician, he teaches courses across...See more the country, lectures both nationally and internationally and holds a Mastership with the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics.
Thomas startet his career as a Dental Technican at the Ruebeling Lab in Bremerhaven, Germany. Following which, he was employed by the Bremerhaven University for several years performing Dental laboratory...See more Experiments before completing his studies as a Master Dental Technican im Hamburg. Thomas das been the Projekt Manager for BEGO Medical CAD/CAM since 2008 and continues to lecture internationally. He is an instructor for the 3Shape Software since 2007.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.
Elvis Rosado has been conducting training courses on removable flexible partials for almost 30 years. He has trained thousands of technicians worldwide on the proper fabrication of thermoplastic appliances.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.
Dietmar Schaan, CDT, MDT, is a qualified expert in all phases of the dental laboratory. He specializes in functional diagnostics, and completed his Craftsman Certificate in 2011. He began working for Amann...See more Girrbach in 2002 and, since 2003, he has been conducting trainings, lectures and demonstrations around the world.
Ron Snyder, CDT, is the Business Development Manager, Dental Market for EnvisionTec. He previously worked as a Dental Applications Manager for 3DSystems Corp., a Product and Sales Consultant at Snyder...See more Consulting and a laboratory Manager and Owner for over 25 years. Snyder currently is a member of the ADA Standards subcommittee on CAD/CAM dentistry.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.
Paul Stevens supervises Sirona's infiniDent and is responsible for inventory control, R&D, quality control, production and logistics. With over 20 years' experience in manufacturing and machining, his...See more background provides him with the skill set to use in the production and fabrication of dental models using stereolithography technology.
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.Mgr., GP
Veeraraghavan Sundar, PhD, MBA, is the Global Program Manager for DENTSPLY Prosthetics. He joined the company in 1998 as a Materials Engineer, working on process and product development for C&B materials....See more He earned his PhD in 1996 from Pennsylvania State University and his Bachelor of Technology in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. A published author, Dr. Sundar is a member of the American Ceramics Society and currently serves on the Organizing Committee for its Symposium on Materials in Medicine and Biotechnology.
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.
Vincent Tauro, MDT, is a clinician for Origin B&D Technologies. He has lectured at Columbia, Boston College, Harvard and NYU, and has worked for highproduction labs like NuDent, Magna Dental and Town and...See more Country. A previous owner of a highend lab in New York, Tauro was also a clinician for Williams Dental, Degussa, DegussaNey and DENTSPLY.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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Jaro Urbanski, Owner of a lab in Mexico City, earned his Bachelor's Degree in Dental Engineering in Poland and apprenticed in a lab in Italy where he helped develop revolutionary techniques for processing...See more implant cases. He writes and lectures about those techniques around the world.
Dr. Eric Van Dooren is a Visiting Professor at University of Liege (Belgium) and University of Marseille. He lectures internationally and is an active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry,...See more a member of the editorial staffs of Teamwork (Germany), Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry (US) and Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, and a member of the Belgian Dental Society. In 1982, Van Dooren graduated from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium and later opened a private practice in Antwerp, Belgium.
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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.
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.Business Consultant
An industry veteran with over 30 years of experience, Chuck Yenkner is founder and president of Business Development Associates, a firm dedicated to helping dental companies grow their sales and profits....See more He has served as senior vice president of sales and marketing for Ney International, vice president of sales for DegussaNey, director of sales for Dentsply Ceramco, director of business development for Dentsply Lab Divisions and vice president of Dental Lab Discount Supply (DLDS).
Aki Yoshida, RDT, is a Technical Instructor at Tufts University for the Department of PostGraduate Prosthodontics, adjunct faculty member of UCLA Center for Esthetic Dental Design, instructor for Kuraray...See more Noritake Dental Inc. and in 2012, became a fellow member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Yoshida graduated from the Dental Technician School of Nihon University.
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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