LAB DAY West 2014

May 16-17, 2014 · Garden Grove, CA

Educators at LAB DAY West 2014
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  • Frankie Acosta

    Dental Technician at AA Dental Design, Inc.

  • Alek Aronin

    Dental Technician

    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 in Toronto and...

  • Shin Ashina, RDT

    Esthetic Operating Director at LSK121 Oral Prosthetics

    Shinsuke “Shin” Ashina, RDT, has been a Laboratory Manager since 1993. He was trained in Japan and became a Schütz Dental Group (in Germany)-certified CAD/CAM instructor in 2009.

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  • Ron Baggott, CDT

    Department Manager at Nash Dental Lab/NDL

  • Michael Bergler, MDT

    Director of CAD/CAM Ceramic Center at Univ of PA School of Dental Medicine

    Michael Bergler, MDT, is internationally recognized in the area of esthetic ceramic restorations and CAD/CAM technology.

  • Jay Black, CDT

    Co-Owner at Winter Springs Dental Lab

  • Chris Bormes

    Works at PREAT Corp.

    Chris Bormes graduated from Gonzaga University and attended the Dental Laboratory Technology program at City College of San Francisco. He has earned both ICOI Fellowship and Mastership in Dental Technology; graduated from...

  • Thomas Bormes

    CEO at PREAT Corp.

    Tom Bormes, MBA,is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of PREAT Corp. and a well-respected expert in dental prosthetics, implant restoration and precision attachments. Bormes was the founding President of APM Sterngold, has...

  • Doug Brydels, CDT

    Technical Manager at Dentsply Prosthetics

    Doug Brydels, CDT, is Dentsply Prosthetics' technical manager and oversees the removable Technical Training Center in York, PA. He has over 30 years of experience working in all phases of full and partial dentures, including...

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  • James Campbell

    Certified Instructor for the ORIGIN Intelligence CAD system at B&D Dental Technologies

    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 with his expert...

  • Rendon Chambers

    Partner and Business Development Executive at Express Dental Laboratory

    Rendon Chambers is a Partner and Business Development Executive at Express Dental Laboratory, Norman, OK, a complete Sirona inLab laboratory. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma.

  • Tra' Chambers

    Owner at Express Dental Laboratory

    Tra’ Chambers, President of Express Dental Laboratory, Norman, Okla., earned a bachelor of science degree in biology with an emphasis in biotechnology. Focus is on providing dentist with high quality restorations by using...

  • Alessandro Cucchiaro

    General Manager at Zirkonzahn USA

    Alessandro Cucchiaro, MDT, General Manager of Zirkonzahn USA, is a well-recognized pioneer in the field of restorative and implant dentistry. A graduate of the Dental School of Modena e Reggio Emilia in Italy, he has more...

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  • Neal Demazure

    Dental Accounts Manager at Datron Dynamics, Inc.

    Neal Demazure is the Dental Accounts Manager for DATRON Dynamics, Inc. Since receiving his degree in industrial technology, Demazure’s portfolio of projects includes small parts manufacturing in the temperature control...

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  • James Ellison, CDT

    Technical & Education Department Head at Sterngold

    James Ellison, CDT, is the Technical & Education Department Head at Sterngold Dental LLC. He earned the title of Certified Dental Technician during 20 years of at-the-bench experience and has spent the past 30 years with...

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  • Mark Ferguson

    Assistant Manager at Core 3D Centres USA

    Mark comes from a dental family. His grandfather, father, and brother are all dentists. He has worked as a technician at the highest level, an now has turned his attention to digital technology in the dental field.

  • Al Fillastre, CDT

    Owner at Ceram-O-Arts

    Al Fillastre, CDT, owns and operates Ceram-O-Arts Dental Laboratory in Lakeland, FL. He began his training in dental technology after receiving his BS degree in chemistry from Stetson University in 1975 and later began working...

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  • Scott Gallacher, CDT

    Manager, Precision Milling Center at B&D Dental Technologies

    Scott Gallacher, CDT, is the Manager of Precision Milling Center at B&D Dental Technologies. He began his career as a model technician/delivery driver and eventually became the lab manager and earned his CDT. In 2006,...

  • Marlin Gohn, CDT

    Director of Technical Services at Argen Corp.

    Marlin Gohn, CDT, joined Argen as a Technical Education Manager in 2009. He graduated from Larayco Dental Arts College with a degree in Dental Technology and worked as a technician in California for 25 years, running his...

  • Jordan Greenberg

    Managing Director at FOLLOW-ME! Technology North America

  • Von Grow

    Student at Dark Horse Dental Studio, DTG Magazine, Damaged Goods

    Its time to come out of the shadows my Dental Tech Brothers!

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  • Sean Han, CDT

    President at Image Dental Studio, Inc.

    Sean Han, CDT, is CTO of Image Dental Studio in Santa Clara, CA, specializing in cosmetics and implants. He has been interested in CAD/CAM for over 10 years and since he bought his first full option system—the Sirona...

  • Greg Harris

    Works at The Harris Group

    Greg Harris started Procera® in Canada in 1997 and shortly after joined the U.S. Procera® team, developing and lecturing to both labs and dentists. He then joined Dental Services Group as the Director of Sales and Marketing....

  • Les Hochhauser

    Vice President Product Research and Development at American Dental Supply, Inc.

    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 40 years of experience,...

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  • Gary Iocco

    President at Dimension Dental Design

    Gary Iocco is the Owner of Dimension Dental Design, a CDL in Hastings, MN. He attended DePaul University and Winona State University, majoring in business, and started Dimension Dental Studio, located in Minneapolis, MN,...

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  • Mark Jackson, RDT


    Mark Jackson, RDT, is the Owner of Precision Ceramics, CT Scanning and Implant Planning Center in Montclair, CA, and has served as the Chairman of the Technical & Education Committee for the Southern California Lab Owners...

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  • Luke Kahng, CDT

    Owner at LSK 121 Dental Prosthetics

    Luke Kahng, CDT, is the owner of LSK121 Oral Prosthetics, and specializes in high-end ceramic restorations. He has served on several major dental journal boards as a contributing member and invented the Chairside Shade Guide,...

  • Vanik Kaufmann-Jinoian, MDT

    CEO at Cera-Tech AG

    Vanik Kaufmann-Jinoian, MDT, Owner of Cera-Tech AG in Switzerland, is active in developing and testing new products and ceramic systems. After his apprenticeship in Switzerland, he studied marketing in the U.S. and worked...

  • Jeffrey Kesting

    Senior Product Specialist NobelClinician & NobelProcera Nobel Biocare North America at Nobel Biocare Procera, LLC

    Jeff Kesting is the Sr. Product Specialist for NobelClinician & NobelProcera for Nobel Biocare North America. After graduating from Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, FL, with a Dental Laboratory Technology degree,...

  • Robert Kreyer, CDT

    Co-Owner at Custom Prosthetics, Inc.

    Robert Kreyer, CDT, is a third-generation technician and received his technical training from the U.S. Army Medical Field Service School. He is a member of the American Prosthodontic Society, Fellow of the International Congress...

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  • Steve Lee, CDT

    Master Dental Technician at Zahnwerkstatt USA

    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.

  • Terry Lorber

    Engineering Manager at Dentsply Implants

    I'm creating digital workflows for ATLANTIS products.

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  • Jesse Madsen

    Certified CAM Instructor at B&D Dental Technologies

    Jesse Madsen is a Certified CAM Instructor. He spent several years training under Juan Olivier, MDT, Assistant Clinical Instructor for Lee Culp at the IOAD, and has an extensive knowledge of CAD/CAM systems including advanced...

  • Grant Maier

    Manager at Core 3D Centres USA

    Grant Maier, RDT, CDT, is the Laboratory Manager of Aurum Ceramic™, Las Vegas, and the VP of Core3dcenters™ USA. After graduating from Schiller International University in Heidelberg, Germany with a Bachelor of...

  • Bill Marais, RDT

    Owner at Disa Dental Studio

    Bill Marais, RDT, DTG, is the Owner of Disa Dental Studio, Portland, OR, a one-man lab focusing on high-end, complex, combination cases. He has continued his education by attending numerous workshops and courses, including...

  • Justin Marks, CDT

    Owner/Technician at Master-Touch Dental Laboratories, Inc.

    Justin Marks, CDT,is President of Master-Touch Dental Laboratories Inc. in Westbury, NY. Recognized worldwide as an authority on flexible partial dentures, he has pioneered the use of CAD/CAM laboratory workflows for the...

  • Mark Massey, CDT

    Lab Manager & Trainer at Zimmer Biomet

    Mark Massey, CDT, is the Zfx Lab Manager and Trainer at Zimmer Dental and continues to build the Zimmer Patient Specific Components operation. Previously, he owned a lab in San Diego for 30 years.

  • Casey Miller, CDT

    Technical Specialist at Dentsply Prosthetics

    Casey Miller, CDT, Dentsply Prosthetics' Technical Specialist, is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and has over 26 years of experience in the dental industry. He studied Basic Prosthetics and Advanced Dental Technology at the School...

  • Joachim Mosch, CDT

    Works at Primotec

    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 articles on light-cured...

  • Bill Mrazek, CDT

    Works at Mrazek Consulting

    Bill Mrazek, BS, CDT, holds a BS degree in Biology from the University of Illinois and an AS degree in Dental Technology. In addition to his 30 years of experience in the field, Mrazek is a regular contributor to LMT, and...

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  • Peter Nagy

    Works at Valplast International Corp.

    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 partial dentures,...

  • Craig Nelson, CDT

    Senior Technical Manager of Scientific and Clinical Affairs at Heraeus Kulzer

    Craig Nelson, CDT, is the Senior Technical Manager of Scientific and Clinical Affairs for Heraeus Kulzer. He studied commercial art at Utah College and obtained an Associate of Applied Sciences in Dental Laboratory Technology...

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  • Pius Johannes Obwegeser, MDT

    International Course Instructor at Candulor AG

    Pius Johannes Obwegeser, MDT, is the International Course Instructor for Candulor AG. He is also an Instructor at George Brown College, and lectures at the Womens’ University Seoul Korea and several Master Schools in Germany....

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  • John Park

    Master Ceramist at John Dental Science Art Lab

    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 the VITA Dental...

  • Bill Parks, CDT

    Owner at Precision Dental Designs

    Bill Parks, CDT, AAACD, is the Owner of Precision Dental Designs, Anchorage, AK. Receiving his initial laboratory training in 1972 in the U.S. Air Force, he is one of 46 technicians in the world who has accreditation status...

  • William L. Perry, DDS

    Dentist at William L. Perry, DDS

    William Perry, DDS, maintains a full-time private practice in Los Gatos, CA, emphasizing Implant Prosthetics and Complex Restorative Dentistry. Prior to graduating from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1987, he worked in a...

  • Peter Pizzi, MDT

    Owner/Manager at Pizzi Dental Studio

    Peter Pizzi, CDT, MDT, FNGS, is the Owner and Manager of Pizzi Dental Studio Inc. An international lecturer, he is a Technical Fellow of the Northeastern Gnathalogical Society; Specialist at The Kois Center for Dental Excellence;...

  • Joshua Polansky, MDT

    Owner at Niche Dental Studio

    Joshua Polansky, MDT, is the Owner of Niche Dental Studio, a collaborative boutique lab with his father Dr. Barry Polansky. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University in 2004. After...

  • Dennis Purinton, CDT

    Owner at Purinton Dental Laboratory

    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 the country, lectures...

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  • Nelson Rego, CDT

    Owner at Smile Designs by Rego

    Nelson Rego, CDT, co-owns Smile Designs by Rego in Santa Fe Springs, CA. An Accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Rego has published over 65 articles on dental materials and techniques for leading dental journals.

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