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- Llandro Abadilla, CDT
- Jenny Abbott-Cole
- Eduardo Abrego
- Lisa Aguirre
- Mary Ann Ancelmo
- Hamid Arabestani
- Charlie Azar
- Konstantin Badeyan
- Esteban Barbalace, MDT
- Milton S. Beckner , CDT/TE
- Connie Bennett
- Jon Berry, CDT
- Russ Binder
- Brian Binnie
- Jessica Birrell, CDT
- Tracy Bischof, CDT
- Jay Black, CDT
- Sandy Blevins, CDT
- Larry Bodony
- Andrew Bravo
- Jin Byon, CDT
Lucas Walter highlights the features of 3Shape's 2013 Dental System CAD software in the following sessions. Each...See more includes a Q&A session and is approved for 1 scientific credit: 10:00am-10:45am, 4:00pm-4:45pm: New Dental System 2013 12:00pm-12:45pm: Customized Abutments and Implant Bars and Bridges 2:00pm-2:45pm: Digital Temporaries 3:00pm-3:45pm: TRIOS® Integration and Model Builder
Richard Atanay explains basic color theory and how it applies to everyday use in the lab. Also learn how chromatic...See more grays are the answer for all your restorations when it comes to matching 3D shades with GC's Initial IQ Lustre Paste.
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.
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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Thomas Wade, CDT, discusses the diagnostic considerations for adequate restorative space, the number of implants...See more and implant locators used, and the pro's and con's of various implant bar and attachment options. He also shares current computer scanning and design techniques using CAD software and reviews the protocol for predictable success.
Hiroki Goto, RDT, provides attendees with effective tips for basic porcelain work and advanced approaches for complex...See more cases. He covers masking porcelain for veneers, concepts for CZR porcelain and winning approaches for complicated applications.
Les Hochhauser gives a comprehensive review of the chemicals used in the lab today, and how to know which ones...See more to avoid and which are hazardous.
Preat Corp., BEGO USA and Whip Mix Corp. bring you a full day of CE-approved educational programs and continuous...See more product and technical demonstrations. This year's featured presenters include Mark Jackson, CDT; Rob Kreyer, CDT; and Bill Oremus.
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 can offer your lab the flexibility to produce picture-perfect restorations at minimal cost with the handling characteristics of production porcelains.
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LAB DAY West 2013
May 10th - 11th, 2013 · Hyatt Regency Orange County
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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.
Richard Atanay has been GC America Inc.'s District Sales Manager for the West Coast since 2001, responsible for education, technical service and sales. He earned his Associate Arts Degree from Pasedena...See more City College where he majored in Dental Technology. Atanay also owned Whittier Dental Prosthetics in Whittier, CA for 30 years.
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.
Michael Bergler, MDT, is the CoFounder of the CAD/CAM Ceramic Center at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine. A published author, he has lectured extensively on restorative materials...See more and dental technology, trained in Germany at the University of ErlangenNuernberg, Department of Prosthodontics where he holds numerous appointments, and earned his MDT at the Masterschool of Freiburg, Germany.Prosthodontist
Dr. Andy Bock maintains a prosthodontics practice in Loveland, CO, focusing on implant and removable prosthetic treatment. He received his DDS degree from Loma Linda University in 2005, a certificate in...See more Graduate Prosthodontics in 2008 from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, and is Board Eligible by the American Board of Prosthodontics. A member of both the American College of Prosthodontists and the Academy of Osseointegration, Dr. Bock has given many lectures on implant restoration techniques and removable prosthodontics. He is speaking for Nobel Biocare.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.
Jason Boyce, CDT, is a graduate of The American Institute of Medical/Dental Technology, finishing at the top of his class in 1996. He has worked closely with some of the top clinicians and technicians...See more in the country and has been credited with developing the "wax injecting technique" in the dental field, which is now a common tool in many labs aroun
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 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.
Chieu Cao, CDT, MDT, is the Head of Restoration at M R Smile Design. In 2002, he started Bite Me Dental Lab and, three years later, started Five Star Dental Lab with two other technicians. A graduate of...See more DTI Dental Technology College, Cao has worked as a ceramist for World Lab/Ultimate Styles Dental Lab, training under Akinobu Ogata, and also has heLab Manager
Sean has been a dental technician for 19 years with certification in Complete Dentures. He is the Lab Manager at ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers and has worked in several laboratories in California...See more ,with key roles as an Instructor at Glidewell Laboratories, Manager for the removable department at Killian Dental and KOL for GC America
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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.
Hiroki Goto, RDT, is a published author in Quintessence of Dental Technology. He completed his postgraduate work at the International Dental Academy in Tokyo and leads handson courses and lectures throughout the world.
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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.
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.
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.Manager/Tech
Kent is the Manager of Whip Mix Corporation's Dental Technology Solutions. He also works with the Whip Mix Technical Support and Customer Service Team to facilitate their clients in their transition to...See more the digital workflow using 3Shape CAD, Roland DWX-50 Milling and Sum3D CAM milling strategies. Kent's passion is technical education!
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Until November 2012, Professional instructor / Co-director of the UCLA Master Dental Ceramist program. Now, working as a Master dental technician in Beverly Hills, Zahnwerkstatt, LLC U.S.A on North Camden Drive.
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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.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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Jung "John" Chun Park operates John Dental Science Art Lab in Utah and California. Having worked in dental technology since 1968, Park operated Jung's Dental Lab in Busan, Korea from 1992 to 2003 and managed...See more the VITA Dental Technical Institute from 1992 to 1994. He also has presented at Seoul National University Hospital and at the Asian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.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.
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.
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.
Richard Rought, CDT, is a technical prosthetic specialist for Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. Previously, he owned a laboratory specializing in full and partial dentures. He has trained at Tufts University, New...See more York University and the Masaad Institute and with Dr. Carl Misch. He's been lecturing on full denture techniques since 1998.
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.Flexible and Partial Department Manager
Ann Schmitt, CDT, grew up in her family's dental laboratory, starting as an apprentice technician in 1981. She received her certification in partial dentures in 1991 and, in 2005, joined Ottawa Dental...See more Laboratory as its partial department manager. She expanded her career and was CMP Industries' manager of technical services for 4 years. Currently she resides in Syracuse, New York and manages the Flexible and Partial department for Aspen Dental Central Laboratory.
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.
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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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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.
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.
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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).
Jeff Youngerman, CDT, is the southwest territory manager for Sirona Dental Systems, LLC, which he joined in 2005 and where he has been instrumental in implementing CAD/CAM technology into laboratories...See more and training technicians. He lectures extensively around the country on CAD/CAM applications. A 1982 graduate of the Simi Valley School of Dental Tec
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