LAB DAY West 2011

May 6-7, 2011 · Garden Grove, CA

Educators at LAB DAY West 2011
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  • Mike Archibald, CDT

    Owner at Archibald & Associates

    Mike Archibald, CDT, has 16 years of industry experience, studying at Archibald and Associates Dental Laboratory and school, and then staying on at the school to teach and participate in the CRA studies. Archibald and Associates...

  • Scott Atkin, MDT/RDT

    Works at Dental Laboratory Milling Supplies, LLC

    Scott Atkin, RCDT, RMDT, is a graduate of the Royal Dental Hospital of London University with a degree in dentistry. In 1979, he founded Creative Dental Laboratory, a technology-focused full service laboratory in Scottsdale,...

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  • Darwin Bagley, CDT

    Works at Attachments International

    Darwin Bagley, CDT, AS, is director of education at Attachments International and has over 20 years of experience in the field. He is the senior technician on the company's technical support team and also its web master....

  • Daniela Behringer, MDT

    Daniela Behringer, MDT, is a customer support ceramics technician with Dentaurum Germany. She has also been a ceramist in Germany since 1992 and has been lecturing since 1998 in Germany and abroad.

  • 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...

  • Ruth Bourke

    Owner at Re Bourke

    Ruth Bourke has over 35 years’ technician experience. She worked at several hospitals and universities when living in England and, after moving to the U.S. in 1996, worked as a Prosthetic and Oral Maxillofacial Technician...

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  • Yi-Yuan Chang

    Yi-Yuan Chang, MDC, is the Assistant Director at UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry and teaches porcelain layering hands-on courses. He graduated in 2001 from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans...

  • Jim Collis, CDT

    Owner at Collis Prosthodontic Laboratory

    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 of dental offices in...

  • Alessandro Cucchiaro

    General Manager at Zirkonzahn USA

    Alessandro Cucchiaro, CMDT, 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...

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  • Jack Danilov

    Jack Danilov was the personal technician to Dr. John P. Frush at the Swissedent Foundation and has been a member of the UCSF post-graduate study club for over 20 years. He has given numerous lectures for the CDA and ADA and...

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  • Al Fillastre, CDT

    Owner at Ceram-O-Arts

    Al Fillastre, CDT, is the Owner of Ceram-O-Arts dental laboratory in Lakeland, FL, and National Technical Consultant for Captek North America. He has worked in a variety of commercial laboratories as well as in his own lab...

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  • Chuck Genco

    General Manager at Van Hook Dental Studio

    Chuck Genco has over 20 years experience in all phases of dental laboratory technology and is currently the general manager of Van Hook Dental Studio, in Tempe, Arizona. He lectures extensively on implants and dental materials;...

  • Marlin Gohn, CDT

    Technical Education Manager at Argen Corp.

    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 degree in dental technology,...

  • Kristi Gregory

    Red Lion, PA

    Kristi Gregory, CDT, is a Technical Specialist with over 15 years experience in the dental laboratory field. She is currently the Prosthetics Expert on overdenture bars from ES Healthcare and lectures extensively worldwide.

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  • Lars Hansson, CDT

    Implant Specialist at Bay View Dental Lab, Inc.

    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 Chair for the AO,Allied...

  • Amos Harting, CDT

    Owner/Dental Technician at Harting Dental Arts Lab, Inc.

    Passionate about dental technology and communication

  • John Haupt, MDT

    President at Haupt Dental Lab

    Lab owner

  • Naoki Hayashi, RDT

    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, in 2003. He is a...

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  • John Just

    Director, Technical Support & Training at ETI Digital Technology

    Dental Technician for over 40 years. Had my own laboratory for nearly 27 years. Retired and now for the last ten years I have been working in the Dental CAD/CAM and I am the Director if Technical support and training for ETI Digital Technology.

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  • Luke Kahng, CDT

    Owner at LSK 121 Dental Prosthetics

    Luke Kahng, CDT, is the Owner of LSK121 Oral Prosthetics in Naperville, IL. In addition to being a board member for several dental publications, he has published more than 100 articles with major dental journals. Kahng also...

  • Kim Karpowitz

    Works at Digital Dental Lab

  • Bruce Keeling, CDT

    Quality Trainer at Dental Services Group

    Bruce Keeling, CDT, is the Removable Prostherics Trainer for Dental Services Group. Previously, he operated Progressive Prosthetics for 20 years and has served in leadership roles in several laboratories, the Arizona Dental...

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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...

  • 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...

  • Gary Morgan, CDT

    Vice President & Senior Consultant at SafeLink Consulting, Inc.

    Gary Morgan is the Senior Consultant and Vice President for SafeLink Consulting, Inc. He began lecturing on health and safety in 1989 and is an Authorized Trainer under OSHA’s Outreach Program. Morgan is also a certified...

  • 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...

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  • Steve Nash, MDT

    Technical Specialist at Advanced Dental Technologies

    Steve Nash, MDT, is the Technical Specialist for Advanced Dental Technologies in Roseville, GA, and has earned certificates from, among others: NYU School of Dentistry, Dawson Academy, Dr. Frank Spear Academy and Dr. Massad...

  • Craig Nelson, CDT

    Technical Manager at Heraeus Kulzer

    Craig Nelson, AAS, CDT, is the Technical Manager of Heraeus Kulzer and a previous lab owner. He studied commercial art at Utah College and received an Associate of Applied Sciences from Texas College in Waco, TX. Nelson lectures...

  • Thomas Nieting, CDT

    Works at Dentatrust, LLC

    Thomas Nieting, CDT, is the Co-founder of DENTATRUST, LLC, a laboratory specializing in digital dentistry. Since starting his career in 1972 as a dental technician trainee, he has worked for Sirona Dental Systems as a Technical...

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  • Gary Osborn

    Works at Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.

    Gary Osborn, CDT , is a technical consultant in Ivoclar Vivadent's Technical Services and Education Department where he teaches courses in CAD/CAM, pressing and removable technology and provides technical phone support. With...

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  • John Park

    Works at John Park Dental Lab

    Jung Chun Park (John Park) has worked in dental technology since 1968 and currently operates John Dental Science Art Lab in Utah and California. From 1992 to 2003, he operated Jung’s Dental Lab in Busan, Korea and managed...

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  • Juan Rego, CDT

    Works at Smile Designs by Rego

    Juan Rego, CDT, co-owns and operates Smile Designs by Rego in Santa Fe Springs, California, with his brother Nelson. He has studied with some of the best dentists and ceramists in dentistry today and is an evaluator and...

  • 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.

  • Chad Rogers

    Technical Director at Professional Dental Lab Corp

    Chad Rogers, Technical Director at Professional Dental Lab Corp. in Elkhart, IN, has been involved with obstructive sleep apnea devices and trained laboratories throughout the country on fabrication, theory and design of...

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  • Kimiyo Sawyer, RDT

    President at Cusp Dental Lab

    Kimiyo Sawyer, RDT, is the President of Cusp Dental Laboratory in Malden, MA. Receiving her accreditation from the College of Dental Technology at Aichi Gakuin University School of Dental Medicine in Nagoya, Japan, she has...

  • Ann Schmitt, CDT

    Flexible & Partials Dept Manager at Moskey Dental Lab Inc./Aspen Dental

    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 Laboratory as its partial...

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