LAB DAY West 2012

May 4-5, 2012 · Garden Grove, CA

Educators at LAB DAY West 2012
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  • Pinhas Adar

    CEO at Adar International, Inc.

    My Mission is to inspire individuals to align their lives with Purpose, Responsibility, Vision, & Principles of Greatness."

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  • 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...

  • Jim Buchanan

    Director, National Accounts at 3M ESPE

    Jim Buchanan is the Director of National Accounts for the 3M Digital Oral Care business of 3M ESPE in St. Paul, MN. He has held several sales and marketing positions within 3M ESPE and the Digital Oral Care business over...

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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...

  • Victor Castro, CDT

    Owner at Victor E. Castro Dental Studio

    Victor Castro, CDT, lives in Houston and specializes in full mouth rehabilitation, implant and cosmetic dentistry. Coming from a family of technicians, he has developed a technique called "art results," seeing each individual case as an art inspiration.

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Arian Deutsch, CDT

    Owner at Deutsch Dental Arts

    Arian Deutsch, DTG, CDT, is the Owner of Deutsch Dental Arts in Surprise, AZ, specializing in lifelike rehabilitation. He has trained with Daniel LeClerc, TD, Dr. Yvan Fortin and Frank Poerschke, MDT; is a published author;...

  • Kevin Dillon, Jr.

    Sales Manager at American Dental Supply, Inc.

    Kevin Dillon, Jr., works for American Dental Supply in both a sales and technical capacity. After earning a B.S. in business marketing, he started his career offering marketing and consulting services to dentists. With over...

  • Mike Dominguez, CDT/TE

    Owner/Ceramist at Kymata Dental Arts

    Mike Dominguez, CDT/TE, DTG, founded Kymata Dental Arts in Seattle, WA, in 2009. He is President of and has served on the Board of Directors for the Washington State Dental Laboratory Association. He graduated Summa Cum Laude...

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  • Jack Edwards, MDT

    Owner at Edwards Dental Studio

    Jack Edwards, MDT, is the Owner of a dental studio in Anaheim, CA. With more than 25 years of practical experience in all phases of dental technology, he has lectured internationally, served as an instructor and worked as...

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  • 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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  • Ryan Gillespie

    Technical Consultant at CAD/CAM Technical Consulting

    Ryan Gillespie is the Owner and Director Of Operations at SOLID Milling Solutions where he focuses on design consulting, material usage instruction and daily milling production. With over 15 years of experience, he has worked...

  • Marlin Gohn, CDT

    Director of Technical Services at Argen Corp.

    Marlin Gohn, CDT, is Argen’s Director of Technical Services and has traveled internationally assisting laboratories with technical issues. After graduating from Larayco Dental Arts College in 1972 with a degree in dental...

  • Hiroki Goto, RDT

    Owner at Sheets & Paquette

    Hiroki Goto, RDT, is a published author in Quintessence of Dental Technology. He completed his post-graduate work at the International Dental Academy in Tokyo and leads hands-on courses and lectures throughout the world.

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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...

  • John Haupt, MDT

    President at Haupt Dental Lab

    Lab owner

  • Mike Hennessy, CDT

    Owner at Hennessy Dental Lab, Inc.

    Michael Hennessy, CDT, owner of Hennessy Dental Lab Inc. since 1983, has over 35 years of experience. He has grown his once C&B-only facility to encompass all areas of dental technology, specializing in implant dentistry.

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  • Cezar Jadak, MDT

    Technical Director at Jensen Dental

    Cezar Jadak, CDT, MDT, is the Technical Director at Jensen Dental. He earned his Master of Dental Technology from the New York University College of Dentistry program. Concentrating on implants and ceramics, Jadak also received...

  • Brad Jones

    Owner at Edge Productions Inc

    I lecture and teach high end ceramics

  • 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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  • 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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  • Paul Lessing, CDT

    Field Technical Specialist at Ivoclar Vivadent Inc.

    Paul Lessing, CDT, is a Field Technical Specialist for Ivoclar Vivadent and lectures and trains technicians in Empress Esthetic and the e.max systems. He owned and operated a laboratory for 25 years prior to joining Ivoclar Vivadent in 1994.

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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...

  • Andrew Maples

    Director of Technology at SOLID Dental Technologies

    Andrew Maples, the Owner of SOLID Dental Technologies has a background as an Certified 3Shape Trainer, supporting and training 100's of dental labs. Andrew has published a technical article in LMT.

  • 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. who began lecturing on health and safety in 1989. He is an Authorized Trainer under OSHA’s Outreach Program and a certified DAMAS...

  • 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...

  • Frank Munzenmayer, CDT

    Technical/Education Specialist at Independent

    Frank Munzenmayer, CDT, is a Technical/Education Specialist. He graduated from New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn, NY, and worked as a C&B/ceramic technician for major dental labs in the New York and...

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  • 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...

  • 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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  • Dennis Ouye, CDT

    President at LDL Designs, Inc.

    Dennis Ouye, CDT, is President of LDL Designs, Inc. in Berkeley, CA. He's held technician courses with Dr. Harry Albers at the University of California at San Francisco and University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, and...

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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...

  • Jeffrey C. Parker

    Works at Dentek Dental Laboratory

    Jeff Parker is the Owner of Dentek Dental Laboratory in Scottsdale, AZ. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1994 and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

  • 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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  • Elmer L. Rose, CDT

    Director, Technical Services at CMP Industries, LLC

    Elmer Rose, BA, AA, CDT, is Director of Technical Services at CMP. He is a U.S. Navy-trained technician certified in removable partial dentures, ceramics and crown and bridge; has lectured extensively in Korea, Japan, Europe...

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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...

  • Martin Schmid, CDT

    Owner at European Dental Arts

    Martin Schmid, CDT, is BEGO’s North American Director of Educational Services and the Owner of European Dental Arts in Massachusetts. Proficient in porcelain, milling, attachment cases and partial denture design, he...

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  • Tim Tyndall, CDT

    Owner/Ceramist at Creative Expressions

    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 Operational Excellence...

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  • Dennis Urban, CDT

    Director of Removeable Technology at Jason J. Kim Dental Aesthetics

    Dennis Urban, CDT, is the Director of Removeable Technology at Jason J. Kim Dental Aesthetics.  An industry veteran, he has lectured and trained dentists and technicians worldwide since 1985 and is a published author....

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  • Thomas Zaleske

    Owner/Dental Technician at Matrix Dental Laboratory and Consulting

    Thomas Zaleske has been a technician specializing in removable prosthetics for 29 years. He’s worked as an in-house technician, laboratory owner, author, technical columnist, product developer, product manager, technical...

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