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."

  • Sjaan Adema, CDT/TE

    Owner at Contemporary Crowning

    Creating Smiles With Confidence

  • 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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  • 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, 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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  • Arian Deutsch, CDT

    Owner at Deutsch Dental Arts

    Arian Deutsch, 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; lectures...

  • 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, founded Kymata Dental Arts, a contemporary dental lab in Seattle, WA, in 2009. He is President and has served on the board of directors for the Washington State Dental Laboratory Association. He graduated...

  • Scott Dyer, CDT

    Owner at Dyer Dental Laboratory, Inc.

    Worked at Hyattsville Dental Laboratory, a full service lab, in Hyattsville, MD from 1968-1973. Opened Dyer Dental Laboratory in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1973. Dyer Dental Laboratory specializes in crown and bridge and became...

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  • Jack Edwards, CDT

    Owner at Edwards Dental Studio

    Jack Edwards, CDT, 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, 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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  • Paul Gee, CDT

    Owner at Stardent Ceramics

  • 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

    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,...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Becky Herald-Hester

    Director, Sales & Marketing at Hi-Tec Dental Products, Inc

  • Kevin Huynh, CDT

    Dental Technician at National Dental Arts

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  • Cezar Jadak

    Works 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...

  • 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...

  • Brad Jones, FAACD

    Works at Smiles, Inc.

    Brad Jones, FAACD, owns and operates Smiles, Inc., a boutique laboratory in Boise, ID. He is one of only four ceramists to become a Fellow member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Jones is also an AACD...

  • John Just

    Works at Laserdenta, Inc.

    John Just, BSc, is the director of technical services for Laserdenta Inc. and owned his own laboratory for 25 years. He has lectured all over the world, trained members of the Tennyson Study Club and now focuses on CAD/CAM...

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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...

  • George Klouvidakis, RDT

    Registered Dental Technologist at Smile by Design Dental Studios

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  • Thong Le, CDT

    Ceramist at Thong Lab

  • 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.

  • Robert Long

    Sales CAD/CAM

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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.

  • Terry McQuiston, CDT

    Works at Jensen Dental

    Terry McQuiston, CDT, is the Authentic® and Pulse™ Technical Manager at Jensen Dental. He previously operated an exclusive dental studio in Georgia focusing on the science and art of fixed prosthetics with a strong emphasis...

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