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- Joe Abadsantos
- Jenny Abbott-Cole
- Frank Alford
- Almontaser Alkurdi
- Daniel Alter, CDT
- Alejandra Arias
- Alek Aronin
- Alexander Askalsky, CDT
- Nick Azar
- Esteban Barbalace, MDT
- Marco Barrera
- Katherin Barros, DT
- Roseli Batista
- Jon Bergstresser, CDT
- Igor Binshteyn
- Valdemar Blaszak
- Mel Blum, CDT
- Rich Boccio, CDT
- Larry Bodony
- Stan Bookstaber, CDT
- Gail Broderick, MDT
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.
William Leo covers the most current trends in zirconia manufacturing of blocks, zirconia-colorizing techniques,...See more popular milling systems, scanners and other necessary products and applications for fabrications of various implant level and abutment level restorations.
Learn how the DigitalPFM™ from Argen Digital's technology center is easily integrated into your lab, saves production...See more time and increases efficiencies. Marlin Gohn, CDT, explains how the digital workflow process can help expand the capacity of your laboratory and reviews material offerings and the simple step-by-step process for working with Argen Digital.
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In this hands-on course, learn how to achieve optimum esthetics with Cercon ht full contour zirconia, the next...See more generation of Cercon® technology. Attendees use the Cercon® Stain and Glaze Kit that includes 16 custom shades to achieve easy-to-produce, esthetic results.
As competition increases, labs must accommodate insurance-based restorations as well as custom high-end esthetic...See more smiles. A porcelain system must provide the necessary esthetics yet also accomplish fast and easy production. Bill Mrazek, CDT, demonstrates the layering of a restoration and explains how high quality porcelains offer your lab the flexibility to produce picture-perfect custom restorations at minimal cost but have the handling characteristics of production porcelains.
From a market overview on removables to the setting up of high-end cosmetic dentures, Dennis Urban, CDT, discusses...See more hot topics including implant overdentures, attachments, full mouth reconstruction and more. This seminar is a must for removable and crown and bridge technicians.
3M ESPE and Jensen Dental showcase the latest advancements in digital materials, hardware, software and new digital...See more workflows including 3M ESPE Lava Plus Zirconia System, Lava Ultimate resin nano ceramic and the new 3M™ True Definition Scanner.
Even under the best of circumstances, the transfer of information between the dentist and technician for fabricating...See more restorations is difficult and challenging. Educated patients and the advancement of materials have created a need to didactically move through the diagnostic process biomechanically, functionally, periodontally and esthetically. Peter Pizzi, MDT, presents a rational methodology to help eliminate the frustrations often encountered during this endeavor and focuses on the "Team Concept" of restorative dentistry.
The Daily Bite
Sleep apnea appliances are becoming increasingly popular and continue to be heavily marketed to dentists, especially by manufacturers of proprietary appliances. Currently 44% of orthodontic laboratories offer some kind of sleep apnea device.
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LAB DAY East 2013
Saturday Apr 6, 2013 · Grand Hyatt New York
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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.
Bill Barton, CDT, TE, is a Technical Consultant for Ivoclar Vivadent Inc. With over 30 years of experience and 25 years of service in the United States Air Force, he provides customer support, lead training/education...See more programs and indepth product testing for the company.
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.
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.
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.
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Marlin Gohn, CDT, is Argen's Technical Education Manager and has traveled internationally assisting laboratories with technical issues. After graduating from Larayco Dental Arts College in 1972 with a...See more degree in dental technology, he has held several positions in laboratories including technician, Team Leader, Regional General Manager and owned a laboratory for 17 years.
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Lars Hansson, CDT, FICOI, heads up the implant department at Bay View Dental Laboratory in Chesapeake, VA. From Malmo, Sweden, he is an active committee member of the Academy of Osseointegration and Vice...See more Chair for the AO,Allied Staff Committee, and a fellow member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, assistant lecturer for the MidAtlantic Center for Advanced Dental Studies and assistant lecturer for the Dawson Academy and Teaching Faculty at VCU( Virginia Commonwealth University)
Les Hochhauser is VP of Product Research and Development for American Dental Supply, Inc. and responsible for the safety and health compliance program at the company. An Industrial Chemist with over 30...See more years of experience in the field, he is a member of the American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi Research Society, SAMPE, OSAP and the Lehigh University Manufacturers Resource Center.
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.
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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.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.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.
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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.
Bill Oremus is currently responsible for BEGO's U.S. operations and focuses on marketing, sales and technical support. After graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology with a B.S. degree in Business...See more Administration worked for Dentsply International as a Trubyte Tooth Representative, a Regional Manager for the Northeast and also helped develop the Ash division. Oremus also worked for Zahn Dental as their Director of Sales.
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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.Owner/Manager
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.
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.
- SMaster Ceramist, Manager of Ceramic Depertment
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.
Kris Schermerhorn, CDT, is the CoInventor of the Myerson HotShotElite injection gun, and CoDeveloper of Myerson DuraCetal, DuraFlex and VisiClear materials and the Myerson FlexPress digital injection system....See more Owner of a full service dental lab in Virginia, Schermerhorn first began working with acetal resins and other thermoplastic dental materials in 1996. He was named inventor of the year in 2007 by the NADL.
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.
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Dennis Urban, CDT, is a published author and longtime lecturer. With over 35 years of experience, he previously owned a full service lab on Long Island, NY, was the Vice President of both the Long Island...See more Dental Laboratory Association and the Dental Laboratory Assocation of the State of New York, and was a Cal Lab Board member. Urban was a recipient of the 2007 NADL Excellence in Education Award and a nominee for both the 2012 CDT of the Year Award and 2012 Educator of The Year Award.
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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.
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