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LAB DAY Chicago 2012

Feb 24-25, 2012 · Chicago, IL

Educators at LAB DAY Chicago 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."

  • 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

    Supervisor at Tanaka Dental Enterprises

    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 Schütz Dental Group (in Germany)-certified CAD/CAM instructor in 2009.

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  • David Baird, DDS

    Lab Manager at Northwest Esthetics

    Dr. Dave Baird, DDS, is the Owner of Northwest Esthetics, his in-house, custom dental lab. A graduate of the University of Washington, Dental School, Baird is an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry,...

  • 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...

  • Joaquin Bravo

    President at JD Dental Lab Corp.

    Joaquin Bravo, President of JD Dental Lab Corp, has 30 years of industry experience and 25 years of experience in flexible partials.

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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...

  • Terry Charters, CDT

    Works at Straumann

    Terry Charters owns a lab specializing in Implant-related prosthetics. He has lectured worldwide; authored several articles for implant and technical journals; participated in product R&D for implant companies; and is a member...

  • 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...

  • Christian Coachman, DDS/CDT

    Works at anaxDENT North America

    Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT, received his dental degree from the University of Sáo Paulo in 2003 and his dental technology certificate from Rocha Marmo School, also in Sao Paulo, Brazil. As a lab technician, lab owner and...

  • Lee Coursey

    CTO at Russellville Dental Lab

    Dental Implant and Computer Geek

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  • Jim Erb, CDT

    Lab & Marketing Consultant at ProLab Solutions, Inc.

    Jim Erb, CDT, is a consultant for ProLab Solutions, Inc., a dental laboratory outsourcing business based in Manchester, PA. During his 40-year career in the industry, he has worked at the bench, spent 11 years with Johnson...

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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...

  • Terry Fine

    Vice President Sales & Marketing at AMG Creative, Inc.

    Terry Fine has been influential in expanding online marketing for AMG clients through website development, pay-per-click campaigns, search engine optimization and other powerful online marketing tools. Prior to joining AMG...

  • 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 University,...

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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...

  • Jennifer Goldstein

    Jennifer Goldstein is an attorney at Reed Smith in Washington, D.C., which focuses on FDA regulatory matters, including drug safety. She also has experience with other FDA-regulated products, such as medical devices, foods,...

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  • Richard Harrell, CDT

    Vice President at Dental Services Group

    Richard Harrell, CDT, is DSG's Regional Vice President. He has enjoyed a long career in the field as an educator, owner/operator of both small and large laboratories, speaker and author. He has received numerous industry...

  • Amos Harting, CDT

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

    Passionate about dental technology and communication

  • John Haupt, MDT

    Works 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...

  • Michael J. 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.

  • Stefan Holst

    Works at Nobel Biocare

    Dr. Stefan Holst is a Clinical Associate Professor at Friedrich-Alexander-University in Germany, where he heads the CAD/CAM research laboratories. A published author, his expertise focuses primarily on CAD/CAM, digital dentistry...

  • 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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  • 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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  • Bernie Jaroslow, CDT

    Lab Products Manager at Whip Mix Corp.

    Bernie Jaroslow is Laboratory Products Manager at Whip Mix Corp., responsible for identifying and developing key opportunities for business and product growth. Previously during his 35-plus-year career, he worked in his family...

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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...

  • Mooki Kim, CDT

    Works at Smile By Design, Inc.

    Mooki Kim, CDT, is the owner of Smile by Design Dental Lab, a successful ceramic specialty laboratory in King City, OR. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree, Kim obtained his Associate’s degree in Dental Technology from...

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  • Trevor Laingchild, RDT

    Works at Burlington Dental Studio

    Trevor Laingchild is the Owner of dental studios Burlington and Yorkville in Burlington and Toronto, Ontario respectively. A published author, he is also a certified LVI Master Aesthetic Technician and serves on the Board of Directors for the AACD.

  • Bruce Lieberthal

    Works at Zahn Dental, a Div. of Henry Schein Inc.

    Bruce Lieberthal is Vice President, Emerging Technologies, Henry Schein Inc. Part of his role is leading the DDX business. Previously, he was VP of Product Management and Development for Henry Schein Practice Solutions; Director...

  • Robert Long

    Sales CAD/CAM

  • Chris Lowthorp, CDT

    Senior Vice President of Technical Services/Research & Development at Captek by Argen

    Chris Lowthorp is Senior Vice-President of Technical Services and Research and Development for Captek. With more than 35 years of experience—including being an in-house technician and lab owner—Lowthorp is called the...

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