LAB DAY Chicago 2014

Feb 21-22, 2014 · Chicago, IL

Educators at LAB DAY Chicago 2014
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  • Frankie Acosta

    Dental Technician at AA Dental Design, Inc.

  • Mike Adkins, CDT

    Regional Sales Manager at Dentalle Midwest

    Mike Adkins, CDT, has been serving in management positions within the top three dental lab corporations for over 30 years and has firsthand experience with the ever-changing business environment and diverse business models...

  • Mohamad Al-Zu'bi, RDT/CDT

    Lab Manager at Optimus Dental Lab Inc.

  • 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.

  • 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,...

  • David Avery, CDT

    Director, Professional Services at Drake Precision Dental Lab

    David Avery, AAS, CDT, is the Director of Professional Services at Drake Precision Dental Laboratory in Charlotte, NC. He received his AAS degree in dental laboratory technology from Durham Technical College in Durham, NC,...

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  • Gary Bagheri

    President at Magic Touch Software

    Gary Bagheri is the Founder and CEO of Magic Touch Software Intl (MTSI). He previously served as Vice President of R&D at TeleMagic, a provider of Customer Service and Contact Management Software.

  • Christophe Barthe

    Marketing at 3Shape A/S

    Christophe Barthe is responsible for the development and marketing of 3Shape’s Ortho System, a CAD/CAM solution dedicated to orthodontics. Having worked with 3Shape A/S since the creation of the company in 2000, he...

  • Bill Barton, CDT/TE

    Technical Consultant at Ivoclar Vivadent Inc.

    Bill Barton, CDT, TE, is a Technical Consultant for Ivoclar Vivadent Inc., responsible for customer support, training/education programs at the International Center for Dental Education, and performing in-depth product testing....

  • Paul Bennett

    President at Bennett Technologies, Inc.

    Paul Bennett, CDT, is the President and Owner of Bennett Technologies, Inc., a full service laboratory near Chicago.

  • 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

  • Andrew Bock, DDS

    Prosthodontist at NCIPD/Northern CO Implant & Prosthetics

    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 and a certificate in Graduate Prosthodontics...

  • Mark Borchardt

    CTO at CadBlu

    Mark Borchardt is the CTO of Cadblu Dental and runs the Cadblu North rapid production facility in Minneapolis. As a former lab owner and certified 3Shape trainer, he has been at the forefront of the digital dentistry movement...

  • Mary Borg-Bartlett

    President at SafeLink Consulting, Inc.

    Mary Borg-Bartlett,President of Safelink Consulting, is recognized in the dental laboratory industry for her knowledge and sharing of methods to comply with OSHA standards and FDA Quality System Regulations requirements....

  • 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...

  • Max Bosshart, MDT

    Max Bosshart, MDT, lectures all over the world and is a published author. He has worked as a ceramist and taught for an international tooth manufacturer. Bosshart also graduated as a denturist and opened his own office in 1991.

  • Ruth Bourke

    Owner at Re Bourke

    Ruth Bourke, CDT, earned certificates in Dental Technology and Advanced Prosthodontics from the City & Guilds of London Institute in the 1970s. She took her first technician position at Guy's Hospital and later became a senior...

  • James Brown

    Dental Technician at DAL/Dental Arts Laboratory

    Jim has been a technician at Dental Arts Laboratories, Inc. in Peoria, IL for over 20 years, where he currently specializes in CAD/CAM restorations. As a certified imes-icore mill technician, Jim also performs all of the...

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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...

  • Skip Carpenter

    Owner at Esthetic Designs Inc.

    Skip Carpenter, the Owner of Esthetic Designs Inc. since 1992, lectures to technicians and dentists on how to create a lifelike smile through communication and teamwork. Born in Bremen, Germany, he attended the Dental Technology...

  • 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...

  • Felix Chung

    President at Imagine Milling Technologie/MIST

    Felix Chung is the President of IMILLING and MIST. With an Aerospace Engineering degree from Georgia Tech, he founded Imagine Milling Technologies (IMILLING) in 2010 with the intention of revolutionizing implant prosthetics...

  • Tais Clausen

    Founder/CTO at 3Shape

    Tais Clausen, CTO and Co-Founder of 3Shape, has been a key visionary driver in the company’s technology development. His close, almost daily involvement with dental labs and clinics using 3Shape worldwide is the integral...

  • Bob Cohen, CDT

    President at CAP

    Robert Cohen, CDT, is the Co-Founder of Custom Automated Prosthetics (CAP) as well as founder of Advanced Dental Technologies (ADT), a Stoneham, MA, laboratory. A technician for over 40 years, he speaks internationally on...

  • 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...

  • Keith Crittenden

    President at AmericaSmiles/AMS Technologies

    Keith Crittenden, AmericaSmiles CEO, has over 30 years experience in the dental industry. After studying at Northwest School of Dental Technology, he worked as a technician and lab owner before founding AmericaSmiles in 2000....

  • Lee Culp, CDT

    CTO at Micro Dental Laboratory

    Lee Culp, CDT, is the Chief Technology Officer at DTI Technologies where he guides the development of the DTI digital technologies program. He is a leading resource/inventor of many materials, products and techniques used...

  • Michael Cumbie, CDT

    Western Regional Technical Representative at GC America’s Laboratory Division

    Michael Cumbie is the Western Regional Technical Representative for GC America’s laboratory division. A technician for 27 years, he retired from the U.S. Air Force after 21 years as a technician and, during that time, completed...

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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...

  • 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;...

  • Dell Dine, CDT

    CEO at Dell Dine & Assoc.

    Dell Dine, CDT, BEGO USA’s Chief Dental Technology Officer, is an accomplished professional with experience as a CDT, lab owner and strategic planner. His previous roles include the Associate VP of Research and Development...

  • 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 the Washington State Dental Laboratory Association and has also served on its Board of Directors. He graduated Summa Cum...

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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 29 years with...

  • Jim Erb, CDT

    Lab & Marketing Consultant at ProLab Solutions, Inc.

    Jim Erb, CDT, is a Dental Laboratory Consultant for ProLab Solutions, Inc. He received his dental laboratory training at Durham Technical Community College and in the U.S. Navy. He is a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania...

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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...

  • Rune Fisker

    Vice President Product Strategy at 3Shape

    Rune Fisker, 3Shape’s Vice President of Product Strategy, has been with 3Shape from its inception and is an integral driver of the company’s solution-orientated innovation. With a PhD from Denmark’s Technical...

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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,...

  • Oscar Galvis, MDT

    Dental Technician at Nu-Crown Dental Lab

    Oscar Galvis, CDT, MDT, AAS, BSHS, is an Adjunct Lecturer at New York City College of Technology (NYCCT), works with his mother on creating instructional videos at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and also helps his father...

  • Thomas Gausmann, MDT

    Manager, Technical Services at VITA North America

    Thomas Gausmann, MDT, is the Manager of Technical Services at VITA. He specializes in the organization, coordination and implementation of international continuing education.

  • Simon Ghosh

    San Jose, CA

    Simon Ghosh is a consultant to the dental industry focused on digital integration and practice management and has over 20 years of industry experience. After completing the dental technology program at George Brown College...

  • 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...

  • Jordan Greenberg

    Managing Director at FOLLOW-ME! Technology North America

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  • Bassam Haddad, RDT

    Owner/President at Vivaclair Canada

    Bassam Haddad, RDT, is the Owner of VIVACLAIR CANADA dental laboratory in Montreal. He has been a dental technician for 24 years and is the author of several local and international articles on esthetic and restorative dentistry.

  • Amos Harting, CDT

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

    Passionate about dental technology and communication

  • 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,...

  • David Hornbrook, DDS

    DDS, Clinical Director of Education and Technology at Keating Dental Arts

    David Hornbrook, DDS, FAACD, FACE, is a Founder and past Director of Pac-live and the Hornbrook Group. He has been a guest faculty member of the post-graduate programs in Cosmetic Dentistry at Baylor, Tufts, SUNY at Buffalo,...

  • Carl Horrocks

    Trainer at 3Shape

    Carl Horrocks is one of the top North American Trainers for 3Shape for the past two years. With over 10 years of experience, he has worked alongside his father at their family’s 91-year-old laboratory, learning the intricacies of being a technician.

  • Masayuki Hoshi, RDT

    Works at Hoshi Dental Arts

    Masayuki Hoshi, RDT, attended the Sendai Dental Technology School of Japan, a one-year course at the International Dental Academy of Japan and trained under Dr. Sumiya Hobo. After moving to the U.S. in 1979, Hoshi worked...

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