LMT LAB DAY Chicago 2017

Feb 24-25 · Chicago, IL

Friday, February 24

8:00 am
8:00 amto 8:45 am
The Reinvention of Pre-shaded Cubic Zirconia: Introducing 3M™ Lava™ Esthetic Fluorescent Full-Contour Zirconia

Jim Buchanan introduces 3M Oral Care's new 3M Lava Esthetic Fluorescent Full-Contour Zirconia, discussing its features as well as the increased productivity and potentially reduced costs it offers compared to other materials. The 3M Lab partnering program is also discussed.

Grand Suite 1

East Tower
Gold Level
8:00 amto 8:50 am
Not All Zirconias are Created Equal--What Makes Them Different?

Zirconia discs are available in more than a dozen formulations, sold under 50+ brands and each formulation can be wildly different. Scott Atkin leads this material science discussion to help you understand the differences that can dramatically affect final strength, translucency, color and durability.

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
8:00 amto 8:50 am
Ultra-Translucent Zirconia--How Far Has It Come and Where Can It Go?

Vince Tauro discusses the appropriate indications for the new hybrid zirconia which is highly translucent and very strong. He also explains when to use the high-strength discs and when to use the ultra-translucent discs.

Grand Suite 5

East Tower
Gold Level
8:00 amto 9:00 am
The AvaDent Retread and Accelerset as Profitable Opportunities in Your Removable Dental Laboratory

Worn implant hybrid cases completed over the past few decades offer a tremendous market potential for the laboratory. Stephen Balshi, MBE, discusses revitalizing these cases using the AvaDent Retread Procedure, which restores the hybrid prostheses to proper function and esthetics and makes it more durable...

Michigan 1B

East Tower
Bronze Level
8:00 amto 9:30 am
Demystifying Full-Arch, Screw-Retained Implant Cases with High Performance Polymers

Bill Marais discusses—step by step, from surgery to final prosthesis—the fabrication process of screw-retained implant cases using high-performance polymers, GC Initial™ LiSi Press, GC Initial LiSi Ceramic and Gradia Gum products. 

Plaza Ballroom B

East Tower
Green Level
8:00 amto 10:45 am
Written CDT Comprehensive and RG Examinations

Pre-registration by February 6 required. Candidates must complete an exam application; you may not register by phone. Call the NBC at 800-684-5310 to request an application, visit www.nbccert.org/pdfs/CDTExamHandbook.pdf to download the application, or apply online at www.nbccert.org/?mcj

Water Tower

West Tower
Bronze Level
8:00 amto 1:00 pm
Ivoclar Vivadent Removable More Than a Denture Symposium

The theme for the Ivoclar Vivadent Removable Symposium is “Creating Smiles and Changing Lives” and features industry-leading speakers who address some of the most relevant topics in removable prosthodontics to date, including: 8:00am-9:00am: Lower Suction Dentures, No Valves, No Gimmicks...

Grand Ballroom AB

East Tower
Gold Level
5 Scientific credits
8:00 amto 5:00 pm
The Dentsply Sirona Ultimate Dental Laboratory

Dentsply Sirona features the Ultimate Dental Laboratory. This highly interactive experience showcases the latest advancements in technology and materials brought to you exclusively by the new Dentsply Sirona. Experience for yourself how its industry-leading laboratory offerings are designed with your...

Columbus Hall AB

East Tower
Gold Level
8:30 amto 9:30 am
Create Lab Success with Roland's Unique Company Approach and Products

Dwight Blair discusses Roland Dental and the latest options available for users. Find out more about Roland’s history and growth in the dental market, its unique “digital Yatai” built products, and the one-of-a-kind service it provides for users: the essential network of dealers, technicians...

Michigan 3

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
8:30 amto 9:30 am
Precision, Productivity and Profitability of Implant Prosthetics

Dr. Robert Vogel covers state-of-the-art, cost-effective techniques in implant prosthetics, including a systematic approach to ideal esthetic treatment of single teeth and fully edentulous patients, emphasizing long-term biologic stability, predictability and improved profitability. Designed for the...

Columbus Hall G

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
8:30 amto 9:30 am
Why Gamble When You Have Katana™?

Jean Chiha, CDT, discusses CAD/CAM workflow in the laboratory process, the importance of following protocol when using Noritake Katana zirconia and how to choose the right disc for successful outcomes. He also covers the importance of sintering, how to dilute the chroma when staining and hand-polish finishing.

Columbus Hall H

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
8:30 amto 9:30 am
How to Promote ArgenZ Anterior Super Translucent Zirconia to Your Dentist and Make More Money

Super translucent zirconia is taking the industry by storm, but what are the differences between competing products? Robin Bartolo and Paul Cascone cover the science behind this super product and the benefits of ArgenZ Anterior Zirconia over lithium disilicate and competing zirconia products.

Columbus Hall KL

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
8:30 amto 9:30 am
Using Triple Tray Scanning to Improve Workflow

Learn to take your business model-free and see how triple-tray scanning can increase your same-day workflow. Jesse Flor takes you through the process of scanning, designing and milling to show you how triple-tray scanning can improve your productivity.

Columbus Hall CD

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
9:00 am
9:00 amto 9:30 am
Coffee and Drinks with Marc Wagenseil, DD, CDT

Join Marc Wagenseil, DD, CDT, and VITA for coffee and drinks before his 9:30am seminar, New Perspectives on Occlusion that will Blow Your Mind.

Columbus Hall EF

East Tower
Gold Level
9:00 amto 9:50 am
Milling vs. 3D Printing--Now and in the Future

3D printing is a disruptive technology that is impacting every industry and dentistry is no exception. Kim Karpowitz compares additive versus subtractive technologies for a variety of lab applications, and helps separate the hype versus today’s best practices and tomorrow’s best hope. He...

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 9:50 am
Coloring Ultra-Translucent and High-Strength Zirconia for Consistent Shades

Vince Tauro demonstrates the process for achieving highly esthetic full contour zirconia using both the high-strength and ultra-translucent zirconia as well as the new hybrid zirconia, and helps eliminate the frustration and guesswork to successfully shade all types of zirconia.

Grand Suite 5

East Tower
Gold Level
9:00 amto 10:00 am
Culp Hybrid Plus Restoration

In this hands-on course, Lee Culp, CDT, discusses a process developed by Sculpture Studios to alleviate the constant repair required by conventional hybrid restorations. It includes designing a supporting bar in 3Shape Dental Designer software; fabricating it from high-strength fiberglass, titanium or...

Michigan 2

East Tower
Bronze Level
9:00 amto 10:00 am
Why and How I Implemented AvaDent into My In-House Dental Laboratory with Ease, Efficiency and Profitable Results

Valerie Cooper, DDS, MS, discusses implementing AvaDent into a general or private prosthodontics practice. In 2015, she began scanning and designing, and now almost 100% of her implant- and tissue-supported complete prostheses are AvaDent made. AvaDent dramatically transformed her in-house lab, and resulted...

Michigan 1B

East Tower
Bronze Level
9:00 amto 10:00 am
Color Science and Perception Applied to Shading Full Contour Cubic Zirconia Restorations

A basic understanding of color science and perception benefits technicians, both beginner and experienced. Geoffrey Morris discusses the three basic elements that make up visual perception including light sources, the human eye and the dental restoration.

Grand Suite 1

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 11:00 am
High-Performance Polymer in a Digital Workflow: What It Can Do For You

Jim Collis, CDT, covers the benefits of high-performance polymers—and why they are so critical to healthcare and the dental industry in particular. He also discusses design differences between high-performance polymer and metal frameworks, how these differences impact the digital workflow, processing...

Randolph 1B

East Tower
Bronze Level
9:00 amto 6:00 pm
Dental Wings Innovation Showcase--Transforming Creativity

Join Dental Wings as it showcases all its technologies.

Plaza Ballroom A

East Tower
Green Level
9:30 amto 10:30 am
New Perspectives on Occlusion that will Blow Your Mind

Are current techniques in denture set-up relevant to today’s patients—especially those involving implant treatment? Marc Wagenseil, DD, CDT, offers a revolutionary new perspective on occlusion that literally “unlocks” the patient’s bite.

Columbus Hall EF

East Tower
Gold Level
9:45 amto 10:45 am
Increase Your Value with Celtra Press--The New Standard in Esthetics

Trevor Laingchild, RDT, AAACD, previews the next generation of high-strength glass ceramics: a new innovation in pressable materials that features high-strength, zirconia-reinforced lithium silicate glass ceramic material that balances opalescence and translucency to mimic natural dentition. Attendees...

Columbus Hall CD

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
9:45 amto 10:45 am
Comprehensive Dentistry: Achieving Predictable Outcomes with the Dental Team Using Handcrafted Restorations

Aram Torosian, MDC, CDT, AS, provides key concepts for zirconia framework design and veneering porcelain strategies using Noritake CZR, Katana Multi-Layer and High Translucent Zirconia for optimum esthetics. Learn to create depth and color using internal live stain and micro-layering; esthetic guidelines...

Columbus Hall H

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
9:45 amto 11:15 am
Reaching Excellence in Fixed Prosthetics with Modern Material

Olivier Tric, MDT, addresses his criteria for material selection and focuses particularly on the advantages and the application of LiSi ceramic and its ingots. Through a variety of clinical cases, he illustrates how to control the physical properties of the material in both simple and complex situations;...

Plaza Ballroom B

East Tower
Green Level
10:00 am
10:00 amto 10:50 am
World's Fastest Microwave Sintering--New for 2017

Dinesh Agrawal leads a panel of materials science and microwave technology experts as they discuss the newest generation of microwave sintering solutions. The panel also covers how microwave sintering produces stronger materials at lower costs and fastest-possible speeds, making it an ideal solution for high-production labs.

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
10:00 amto 10:50 am
Ultra-Translucent Zirconia--How Far Has It Come and Where Can It Go?

Vince Tauro discusses the appropriate indications for the new hybrid zirconia which is highly translucent and very strong. He also explains when to use the high-strength discs and when to use the ultra-translucent discs.

Grand Suite 5

East Tower
Gold Level
10:00 amto 10:50 am
Shading and Staining Anterior Zirconia Restorations for Discerning Cosmetic Dentists

The introduction of the new Tosoh Zpex-based anterior class of zirconias has changed how you color and stain zirconia. Does Zpex spell the end of lithium disilicate? Are all Zpex-based zirconias the same? Nelson Bonet demonstrates how to create a full contour anterior restoration that even the most discerning...

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
10:00 amto 11:00 am
The Wagner EZ Guide:  AvaDent Digital Dentures with Ease, Speed and Profitability for the Doctor (Three 30-Minute Appointments Offer the AvaDent Recipe for Success)

Stephen Wagner, DDS, FACP, presents contemporary, cutting-edge techniques for restoring the edentulous patient. Making an extremely high-quality complete denture in only three short, 30-minute appointments saves time for both you and the patient, and improves any clinician’s bottom line. Dr. Wagner...

Michigan 1B

East Tower
Bronze Level
10:00 amto 11:00 am
Today's Dental Laboratory Market is Changing and Changing Fast!

Understand the ever-changing landscape of the dental laboratory in 2017 and beyond. Gary Iocco tackles the tough questions in today’s laboratory environment to see where you fit into a rapidly changing dental landscape that is experiencing accelerated technological, material and industry change....

Michigan 3

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
10:00 amto 11:00 am
Prosthetic Options for Alternative Implant Systems: etkon® iDent

Today’s labs need to provide prosthetics for a variety of implant systems. With etkon iDent, Straumann has created a new brand that provides compatible CAD/CAM abutments and Ti-Base components for labs working with multiple implant systems from a partner you can trust. Philipp Striebe reviews available...

Columbus Hall G

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
10:00 amto 11:00 am
Removable Partial Denture Including Backings and Tooth Dummies

During this hands-on training, Christopher Adamus demonstrates how to create order form, scan and design partial removable frames. He also covers how to create tooth backing and how to use tooth dummies, combining advanced tools with ease of use. Space is limited.

Michigan 2

East Tower
Bronze Level
10:00 amto 11:30 am
Intraoral Scanning--The Gateway to New Dental Implant Digital Workflows

George Pylant III, DDS, discusses the integration of intraoral scan .stl files with CBCT DICOM files into implant planning and prosthetic design software. This has opened the door to new digital workflows that allow for better restoratively driven implant planning resulting in significant chairtime savings...

Plaza Ballroom A

East Tower
Green Level
10:15 amto 11:15 am
Updates and Innovations from the Super Translucent DD CubeX² Cubic Zirconia System

Details to come.

Skyway Meeting Room 260

East Tower
Bronze Level
10:15 amto 12:15 pm
Medit for 3Shape Users: Maximize Productivity in Your Lab

Using Medit's Identica hybrid scanner, Adrienne Slevin covers model prep and proper bite scans using model equilibration and identifies areas of distortion and impression scanning. She uses live, step-by-step training to work through simple and complex cases, including how to scan markers for implants....

Skyway Meeting Room 261

East Tower
Blue Level
10:15 amto 3:00 pm
Digital Dentistry 2.0: Implementing the 3D Printer into Dental Workflows

Chris Kabot covers how 3D printing is revolutionizing manufacturing in the dental industry as well as the basics of 3D printing technology, software steps and applications possible for this exciting new technology.

Roosevelt 1AB

East Tower
Bronze Level
10:30 amto 11:00 am
Coffee and Drinks with the Hartings

Join Amos, Blake and Barret Harting and VITA for coffee and drinks before their 11:00am seminar, Father vs. Son: Should Your Lab Transition to CAD/CAM?

Columbus Hall EF

East Tower
Gold Level
10:30 amto 11:30 am
ArgenIS Implant Solutions--The Latest Trends and Technologies in Custom Abutment Innovation

Steaffani Dall and Donnie Bridges present the latest trends in custom abutment technology including split files, placement guides, advanced design techniques, digital implant models and new innovative materials. Learn what Argen is doing to differentiate itself from other abutment providers and...

Columbus Hall KL

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
10:30 amto 11:30 am
3M™ True Definition Scanner: Digital Workflow Workshop for Labs

For any lab that is or will be receiving intraoral scans from a dentist using the 3M True Definition Scanner, Chris Carey provides a better understanding of the workflow from dentist to lab using CAD-ready workflows. The workshop also includes an open Q&A portion.

Grand Suite 1

East Tower
Gold Level
11:00 am
11:00 amto 11:50 am
Fast and Easy FDA-Compliant Implant Abutments

2016 was a year of big changes for labs that mill custom implant abutments. Kim Karpowitz takes you through the experiences of a number of high-profile labs that faced this controversy head-on, what was heard from the FDA and from other labs, and what was learned that can dramatically streamline the...

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
11:00 amto 11:50 am
Best Practices for Operating a Milling System: CAM Software, Tools, Maintenance, Materials and Strategies

What are today’s best practices for maintaining your milling machine, nesting strategies, tool selection and use, managing multiple mills, four- and five-axis considerations, and choosing optimal milling strategies for a wide variety of materials? Eli Delgado discusses lessons learned from installing,...

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
11:00 amto 11:50 am
Coloring Ultra-Translucent and High-Strength Zirconia for Consistent Shades

Vince Tauro demonstrates the process for achieving highly esthetic full contour zirconia using both the high-strength and ultra-translucent zirconia as well as the new hybrid zirconia, and helps eliminate the frustration and guesswork to successfully shade all types of zirconia.

Grand Suite 5

East Tower
Gold Level
11:00 amto 12:00 pm
Hybrids and Overdentures Made Simpler, Stronger and More Efficiently: My Experience with AvaDent Digital Dentures

Samuel Strong, DDS, details his journey to obtain predictable results with removable and fixed implant overdentures and All-on-Four hybrid appliances. He illustrates a streamlined, practical workflow to improve communication and results for both the lab and the prosthetic dentist.

Michigan 1B

East Tower
Bronze Level
11:00 amto 12:00 pm
Father vs. Son: Should Your Lab Transition to CAD/CAM?

Amos Harting, CDT, and his sons, Blake and Barret Harting, give an in-depth perspective on how one lab “family” transitioned part of their business to CAD/CAM and the growing pains that ensued. In this great debate, father and sons each offer unique perspectives on the pros and cons of traditional...

Columbus Hall EF

East Tower
Gold Level
11:00 amto 12:00 pm
Mastering Complex Cases with the inLab System

Take your education with inLab to the next level and learn more advanced techniques to expand your business. Jay Black, CDT, covers bridge design, multi-unit design using Biojaw, Sirona Connect implant cases, virtual seat, screw-retained design, implants using Bio-copy, screw-retained implant bridges,...

Columbus Hall CD

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
11:00 amto 12:00 pm
Noritake Internal Stain--Basic and Advanced Techniques

Alek Aronin, RDT, demonstrates both basic and advanced techniques using internal stains to control value and chroma while achieving morphology and micro texture with Noritake Meister Point.

Columbus Hall H

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
11:00 amto 12:00 pm
Digital Implant Placement and Custom Healers

In this hands-on course, Mark Ferguson shows how to input a TRIOS scan and Dicom data into Implant Studio to plan placement of implants and design a guide. He then takes that case from Implant Studio to design a custom healing abutment, a screw-retained temp, and/or final abutment and temporary crown...

Michigan 2

East Tower
Bronze Level
11:00 amto 12:00 pm
Completing Natural-Looking, Full-Mouth, Screw-Retained Restorations

Luke Kahng, CDT, discusses working with both zirconia and PMMA and when each material should be used. He walks attendees through the entire full-mouth implant process, step-by-step, and provides high-level information regarding the benefits of using Amann Girrbach’s Ceramill M-Gin and Full Denture...

Grand Ballroom CD South

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
11:00 amto 12:00 pm
Achieving Aesthetic Results with 3Shape's Smile Design

Nelson Silva, DDS, MSc, PhD, addresses the importance of the development of optimized biomaterials for dentistry and how it influences the treatment decision for simple and complex cases focusing on digital dental technology. He presents a complete case description showing the power of the Realview Engine...

Columbus Hall IJ

East Tower
Gold Level
11:15 amto 12:15 pm
Getting the Most Out of Your CAD Software: Impression Scanning to Full Arch Bridges

Details to come.

Skyway Meeting Room 260

East Tower
Bronze Level
11:30 amto 12:30 pm
Mastering the Straumann Pro Arch Conversion Denture Experience

A key element to predictable outcomes and success in a full-arch treatment plan is laboratory involvement from the beginning of the treatment planning phase. Thomas Kuun, Jr., MDT, CDT, discusses treatment options for conversion techniques in single- and dual-arch situations, including a review of the...

Columbus Hall G

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
11:30 amto 12:30 pm
Advanced Techniques for the CAM Process

Learn about open vs. closed CAM systems with Michael Webb, who covers MillBox software and its specific CAM integration with Roland DWX machines. Attendees get an overview of MillBox software, as well as information on third-party CAD files that can be used with MillBox, workflow training and job management...

Michigan 3

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
11:30 amto 1:00 pm
Enamel Replacement: The New Era for Lithium Disilicate

Today’s advancements in technology provide improved dental materials that increase productivity without sacrificing esthetics. The new HDM technology behind the GC Initial LiSi Press product line is testament to these advancements. Al Hodges, CDT, shows how this system can be implemented and adapted...

Plaza Ballroom B

East Tower
Green Level
12:00 pm
12:00 pmto 12:30 pm
Coffee and Drinks with VITA

Join VITA for coffee and drinks.

Columbus Hall EF

East Tower
Gold Level
12:00 pmto 12:50 pm
All-on-X Implant Dentures--Zirconia vs. Resin vs. Hybrid

Scott Atkin looks at a comparison of three different techniques for creating full-arch implant dentures, including the traditional titanium bar method using denture teeth, full contour zirconia and the nano-ceramic hybrid technique. He discusses cases where one approach might be better than another,...

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
12:00 pmto 12:50 pm
2017 New Zirconia High Production 3D Shading Technique Clinic

Experience Digital Dental’s 2017 3D shading technique hands-on. Nelson Bonet discusses a variety of dipping and painting techniques with multiple coloring liquids that can be used on white and pre-shaded zirconia discs. He also takes you through the new high-production technique that can provide...

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
12:00 pmto 1:00 pm
The AvaDent In-Lab Business Model 'SHARE': My Experience and Your Opportunity

AvaDent “SHARE” offers a suite of digital dentures, starting with the Advanced Baseplate evolving into the Fully Milled Denture. Application of digital denture technology in the laboratory requires advanced equipment and skilled workers. AvaDent “SHARE” gives the lab the opportunity...

Michigan 1B

East Tower
Bronze Level
12:00 pmto 1:30 pm
Written CDT Specialty Examinations

Pre-registration required by February 6. Candidates must complete an exam application; you may not register by phone. Call the NBC at 800-684-5310 to request an application, visit www.nbccert.org/pdfs/CDTExamHandbook.pdf to download the application, or apply online at www.nbccert.org/?mcj

Water Tower

West Tower
Bronze Level
12:15 pmto 1:15 pm
Why Katana™ is Ideal for Implants

As material choices expand for the ceramist/technician, it can be difficult to communicate your vision to the dentist and patient. However, with Katana the options are streamlined, strong and esthetic. Sean Han, CDT, discusses the evolution of using Katana for single-unit to complex cases and how it removes any guesswork.

Columbus Hall H

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
12:15 pmto 1:15 pm
Highly Esthetic Full Contour Restorations Made Fast and Economical Using Preshaded Zirconia

Frank Acosta gives an in-depth look at using the innovative Cercon® ht preshaded zirconia with True Color Technology to produce highly esthetic monolithic restorations quickly, efficiently and economically. Learn important material communication between lab and dentist, CAD/CAM considerations, esthetic...

Columbus Hall CD

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
1:00 pm
1:00 pmto 1:50 pm
Ultra-Translucent Zirconia--How Far Has It Come and Where Can It Go?

Vince Tauro discusses the appropriate indications for the new hybrid zirconia which is highly translucent and very strong. He also explains when to use the high-strength discs and when to use the ultra-translucent discs.

Grand Suite 5

East Tower
Gold Level
1:00 pmto 1:50 pm
World's Fastest Microwave Sintering--New for 2017

Dinesh Agrawal leads a panel of materials science and microwave technology experts as they discuss the newest generation of microwave sintering solutions. The panel also covers how microwave sintering produces stronger materials at lower costs and fastest-possible speeds, making it an ideal solution for high-production labs.

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
1:00 pmto 1:50 pm
3Shape Tutorial on Designing Custom Abutments

Eli Delgado takes you through the 3Shape workflow for designing titanium, zirconia and Ti-base hybrid custom abutments. He covers what you can do with 3Shape’s Dental Designer and 3Shape Implant Studio; what special training you need to design an ideal custom abutment; and how a custom abutment...

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
1:00 pmto 2:00 pm
Step-by-Step Workflow Getting Started with AvaDent Digital Dentures

Rob Lash discusses his decision to become an AvaDent Partner Lab and the process by which he implemented AvaDent’s digital workflow and processes into his laboratory. He covers how the AvaDent Team successfully supported, assisted and guided his staff throughout the process to ensure a successful...

Michigan 1B

East Tower
Bronze Level
1:00 pmto 2:00 pm
Digital Denture Design

Christopher Adamus leads a hands-on training on digitally designing a set of full dentures using one of the fastest-developing software programs in the 3Shape portfolio. It currently allows designing dentures using various, precisely crated and mapped teeth sets and supporting various types of manufacturing processes. Space is limited.

Michigan 2

East Tower
Bronze Level
1:00 pmto 2:00 pm
No Scanner? No Designer? No Problem! Take Advantage of Argen Scan Box and Design Services

Jessica Brustad discusses Argen Design Services, from simply scanning models and sending the digital .stl file to the lab, to designing split files for custom abutments, digital implant models, zirconia crowns, temps and PFM substructures. Argen’s Design Services offer your lab the ability to expand...

Columbus Hall KL

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Professional Development credit
1:00 pmto 2:00 pm
3Shape Implant Studio Live Demonstration

Carrie Cokely, CDT, gives attendees  a close look at surgical guide planning using merge software of surface scans and CBCT scans. Advanced planning features include case planning for both bone morphology and most ideal prosthetic placement. Surgical guide design is also demonstrated during the...

Grand Ballroom EF

East Tower
Gold Level
1:00 pmto 2:00 pm
The Latest and Greatest Innovations from 3Shape

Rune Fisker presents 3Shape’s latest and greatest innovations being introduced at Chicago. Learn how you can maximize the use of the software to take your lab to the next level in CAD/CAM.

Columbus Hall IJ

East Tower
Gold Level
1:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Achieving a 40-Hour Work Week--How to Meet Your Daily Goals Quickly by Working Smarter, Not Harder

Joshua Fitzgerald, CDT, TE, covers materials, techniques and strategies for small C&B laboratories to achieve their production goals in a timely manner, all while producing highly esthetic work. He discusses everything from model work to stain and glaze, offering valuable information to take back...

Randolph 2

East Tower
Bronze Level
1:00 pmto 3:00 pm
FOLLOW-ME! Technology Seminar

Details to come.

Roosevelt 2

East Tower
Bronze Level
1:00 pmto 3:00 pm
High-Performance Polymer in a Digital Workflow: What It Can Do For You

Jim Collis, CDT, covers the benefits of high-performance polymers—and why they are so critical to healthcare and the dental industry in particular. He also discusses design differences between high-performance polymer and metal frameworks, how these differences impact the digital workflow, processing...

Randolph 1B

East Tower
Bronze Level
1:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Express 4 Sleep - Easy, Effective and Cheap Treatment for Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Allen Moses, DDS, discusses the science, design and fabrication of the new Express 4 Sleep, a low-cost, dual injection-molded EVA sleep apnea/snoring appliance, which are distributed and fabricated by labs. A demonstration of the innovative bite stick shows how it helps establish the starting...

Randolph 1A

East Tower
Bronze Level
1:00 pmto 5:45 pm
Alta Tecnica Seminar

Details to come.

Skyway Meeting Room 260

East Tower
Blue Level
1:00 pmto 6:00 pm
Jensen Dental Seminars

Details to come.

Grand Suite 2

East Tower
Gold Level
1:15 pmto 2:45 pm
Layers of Creation--The Art Behind the Smile

Producing esthetic and functional ceramic solutions is all about inspiration, motivation, emotion and passion. With his unique perspective on these essential facets of ceramic art and technology, Thomas Sing, MDT, presents a single anterior case and a complex full upper and lower on implants. He covers...

Plaza Ballroom B

East Tower
Green Level
1:30 pmto 1:40 pm
Opening from President of Nacera US

Dr. Dean Mersky, President of Nacera US, welcomes attendees to the company’s lecture series.

Roosevelt 3AB

East Tower
Bronze Level
1:30 pmto 2:30 pm
Artistry through CAD/CAM: An Empowering Service for Growth

Accepting new automated technologies can help you expand and grow your marketability and pocketbook. Jim McGuire covers the importance of fully utilizing digital technology in today’s shrinking competitive market to position your skills and services on par with larger laboratories; strategies to...

Michigan 3

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
1:30 pmto 2:30 pm
Esthetic Limits of All-Ceramic Restorations

Sean Park, MDC, DTG, shows proper all-ceramic material selection from very thin feldspathic to full monolithic, multi-layered Katana zirconia. He also discusses the skeleton buildup technique, custom stump die technique and other valuable information for all-ceramic restorations.

Columbus Hall H

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
1:30 pmto 2:30 pm
How We Went from 1 to 20 Dentists

Learn how implementing a digital impression marketing strategy was key for the growth of Brandon Jarvis’ lab. He talks about crunching basic numbers and using common sense to take a leap of faith in purchasing the necessary equipment. He also shares where they were, where they are and where they...

Columbus Hall CD

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
1:30 pmto 2:30 pm
Straumann Synergy: A Fully Digital Workflow

Many restorative materials and digital workflows have been introduced in recent years but the critical link remains the relationship between the dental practice and dental lab. This collaboration results in ideal tooth replacement therapy for the patient. Straumann’s integrated workflow enhances...

Columbus Hall G

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
1:30 pmto 2:30 pm
How Do the Six Hottest OSHA Updates Affect Lab Owners and Workers?

Protect workers' health and your business' liability! OSHA continues to update its standards in order to protect workers from work-related injuries and illnesses. Gary Morgan, CDT, covers the updates including GHS requirements, recordkeeping rules, infection control, silica PEL and OSHA's 78% increase in penalties. 

Skyway Meeting Room 265

East Tower
Blue Level
1 Regulatory Standards Credit
1:45 pmto 2:25 pm
Breathing Life into Zirconia: Newer Materials that Increase Translucency and Opalescence, Productivity and Profitability

Rick Sonntag, RDT, AAACD, demonstrates an easier, faster and less-expensive way to provide better, more lifelike esthetics using full-strength, 1,400-MPa zirconia.

Roosevelt 3AB

East Tower
Bronze Level
2:00 pm
2:00 pmto 2:50 pm
What They Don't Tell You About 3D Printers Before You Buy One

3D printing is all the rage, so Kim Karpowitz covers the 10 things most early adopters say they wish they knew before they purchased their first 3D printer. He discusses the features that make a 3D printer suitable for different dental applications; how much everything costs and what you can charge for...

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
2:00 pmto 2:50 pm
Working with White and Shaded Zirconia--Perfect Color Matches Every Time

Different zirconias and coloring liquids can produce wildly different shading and staining challenges. Nelson Bonet focuses on how to color both white and value-shaded Crystal zirconia material to achieve perfect color matched results every time. He also includes a primer on color theory covering chroma,...

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
2:00 pmto 2:50 pm
Coloring Ultra-Translucent and High-Strength Zirconia for Consistent Shades

Vince Tauro demonstrates the process for achieving highly esthetic full contour zirconia using both the high-strength and ultra-translucent zirconia as well as the new hybrid zirconia, and helps eliminate the frustration and guesswork to successfully shade all types of zirconia.

Grand Suite 5

East Tower
Gold Level
2:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Site-Specific Implant Abutments: Precision and Health in Every Unit

Each and every implant has unique biological surroundings. Each abutment design should accommodate the best emergence profile, proper crown margin placement and a tooth form retentive foundation for the cemented restoration. Jason Rogers covers both the principles in custom abutment design and best-in-class...

Grand Ballroom EF

East Tower
Gold Level
2:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Working with AvaDent and Dentsply Sirona to Grow Your Removable Business

Michael Suris presents the exciting and unique business opportunities available to the removable lab through the new business agreement between AvaDent and Dentsply Sirona. Suris’ distinct background, skillset and expertise make him ideal to explain and detail the exciting platforms, workflows...

Michigan 1B

East Tower
Bronze Level
2:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Digital Diagnostic Waxup

Mark Ferguson shows how to take TRIOS scans and create a digital diagnostic waxup, then take it through model builder and print the waxup. He also covers how to take the digital diagnostic waxup and put this design on top on the prepped case to start the restorative design. Space is limited.

Michigan 2

East Tower
Bronze Level
2:00 pmto 3:00 pm
3M™ True Definition Scanner: Digital Workflow Workshop for Labs

For any lab that is or will be receiving intraoral scans from a dentist using the 3M True Definition Scanner, Chris Carey provides a better understanding of the workflow from dentist to lab using CAD-ready workflows. The workshop also includes an open Q&A portion.

Grand Suite 1

East Tower
Gold Level
2:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Digital Aesthetics with Matt Roberts

Learn how to use 3Shape software to treat advanced esthetic, reconstructive cases. Matt Roberts, CDT, shows how RealView applications interact with facially generated esthetics for smile design, addresses functional aspects of digitally designed cases and discusses bite verification. He also covers workflow...

Columbus Hall IJ

East Tower
Gold Level
2:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Man Made Machines: Blending Teeth with Tech

Technician-clinician collaboration continues to improve, and treatment options are becoming more predictable due to advances in instrumentation and techniques, allowing the team to move seamlessly between analog and digital dentistry. Miles Cone reviews current methods and materials available to technicians...

Grand Ballroom CD South

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
2:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Designing Full-Arch Zirconia Using Medentika Digital Workflow in Sirona inLab

Sean Han, CDT, shows how to scan, design, mill and finish stain a zirconia full-arch bridge using a digital workflow in the Sirona inLab system. 

Michigan 1A

East Tower
Bronze Level
2:30 pmto 3:10 pm
How One Touch Can Drastically Improve the Added Value of Your Full Contour Restoration

The One Touch pastes, in combination with Nacera ZrO2, give you the opportunity to increase the value of your full contour restorations. With pastes ready to use, you can easily achieve better esthetic results with one firing. Dr. Francois Lelievre discusses the scientific benefits of the One Touch Concept...

Roosevelt 3AB

East Tower
Bronze Level
2:45 pmto 3:45 pm
Digital Dentures: The Choice is Yours

Stephen Wagner, DDS, FACP, and Michael Suris demonstrate how Dentsply Sirona Digital Dentures engineered by AvaDent can significantly improve the denture making process with better communication between the dentist and the lab from the point of first impression until the patient leaves the dentist’s...

Columbus Hall CD

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
2:45 pmto 3:45 pm
Why Gamble When You Have Katana™?

Jean Chiha, CDT, discusses CAD/CAM workflow in the laboratory process, the importance of following protocol when using Noritake Katana zirconia and how to choose the right disc for successful outcomes. He also covers the importance of sintering, how to dilute the chroma when staining and hand-polish finishing.

Columbus Hall H

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
3:00 pm
3:00 pmto 3:50 pm
Why So Many Milling Machines End Up in the Bone Yard

Most high-production labs have a bone yard of old milling machines that are broken, unreliable, inefficient or too expensive to operate. Kim Karpowitz explains how 97% of the hundreds of U.S.-made Digital Dental mills built in the past 10 years are still in operation and shares why so many machines end...

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
3:00 pmto 3:50 pm
Ultra-Translucent Zirconia--How Far Has It Come and Where Can It Go?

Vince Tauro discusses the appropriate indications for the new hybrid zirconia which is highly translucent and very strong. He also explains when to use the high-strength discs and when to use the ultra-translucent discs.

Grand Suite 5

East Tower
Gold Level
3:00 pmto 3:50 pm
The 10 Most Frequently Asked 3Shape Support Questions

Eli Delgado answers the 10 most frequently asked 3Shape support questions from 2016, including hardware, software and 3Shape-related IT issues. Got one that isn’t on the list? He’ll help you with that one as well.

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
3:00 pmto 4:00 pm
Designing Full-Arch Zirconia Using Medentika Digital Workflow in 3Shape

Dr. Alan Jurim shows how to scan, design, mill and finish stain a zirconia full-arch bridge using a digital workflow in the 3Shape system.

Michigan 1A

East Tower
Bronze Level
3:00 pmto 4:00 pm
Precision, Productivity and Profitability of Implant Prosthetics

Dr. Robert Vogel covers state-of-the-art, cost-effective techniques in implant prosthetics, including a systematic approach to ideal esthetic treatment of single teeth and fully edentulous patients, emphasizing long-term biologic stability, predictability and improved profitability. Designed for the...

Columbus Hall G

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
3:00 pmto 4:00 pm
3Shape Implant Design

Designing implant-supported restorations in 3Shape automates your production capabilities and itss easier than most technicians would think. Carrie Cokely, CDT, demonstrates designing screw-retained restorations, custom abutments and overdenture bars. Attendees gain knowledge on how to design all of the above implant cases.

Grand Ballroom EF

East Tower
Gold Level
3:00 pmto 4:00 pm
Implant Bridge with Gingiva Support

In a hands-on training, Christopher Adamus shows how to design a full-arch implant bridge including gingiva support, combining various tools used in simpler reconstruction like abutment design, smile composer and implant bar. He also discusses implant libraries, where to get them, how to find the latest...

Michigan 2

East Tower
Bronze Level
3:00 pmto 4:00 pm
Accelerating Your Workflow and Profits for Premium Fixed Hybrid Cases and Why I Chose the AvaDent Digital Denture Solution

Guillermo Molina, DDS, shares his journey through the transition process and the benefits of going digital. Learn how you can incorporate digital dentistry and the AvaDent lineup of milled, precision prostheses into your practice to achieve precision, predictability and peace with your fixed hybrid cases.

Michigan 1B

East Tower
Bronze Level
3:00 pmto 4:00 pm
How Do the Six Hottest OSHA Updates Affect Lab Owners and Workers?

Protect workers' health and your business' liability! OSHA continues to update its standards in order to protect workers from work-related injuries and illnesses. Gary Morgan, CDT, covers the updates including GHS requirements, recordkeeping rules, infection control, silica PEL and OSHA's 78% increase in penalties. 

Skyway Meeting Room 265

East Tower
Blue Level
1 Regulatory Standards Credit
3:00 pmto 4:00 pm
Getting Started with Orthodontics in Your Lab

Going digital doesn’t have to be complicated. Tim Traekjaer discusses offerings with clear benefits for both your lab and the doctor. He shows how to navigate into the digital orthodontic lab business and address the entire aspect of digital appliance production. The 3Shape Ortho System software...

Columbus Hall IJ

East Tower
Gold Level
3:00 pmto 4:30 pm
How Will You Respond When Life is Pressing

Dane Barlow discusses his journey to his black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu, Purposeful Practice and how he used those concepts in his discovery of LiSi Press and Porcelain. He shares the science of the materials, LiSi pressing techniques and Press settings, and takes you through the day-to-day smile...

Plaza Ballroom B

East Tower
Green Level
3:00 pmto 4:30 pm
Improving Your Single Tooth Custom Abutment Designs--Much More Than Just Putting a 'Prep on a Post'

Achieving natural esthetics and contour on single-tooth implant cases is one of the most challenging undertakings there is, especially when so often placement is far less than ideal. Al Fillastre, CDT, covers everything required for superior results from appropriate diagnostics and proper tissue management...

Columbus Hall KL

East Tower
Gold Level
1.5 Scientific credits
3:15 pmto 3:50 pm
Enhancing Revenue Through Implants: New Opportunities

With no additional investment, David Sklarski shows lab owners how to use their current digital technology to provide greater clinical support and value through education, case design and joint marketing efforts by expanding their implant options.

Roosevelt 3AB

East Tower
Bronze Level
3:15 pmto 4:00 pm
The Reinvention of Pre-shaded Cubic Zirconia: Introducing 3M™ Lava™ Esthetic Fluorescent Full-Contour Zirconia

Jim Buchanan introduces 3M Oral Care's new 3M Lava Esthetic Fluorescent Full-Contour Zirconia, discussing its features as well as the increased productivity and potentially reduced costs it offers compared to other materials. The 3M Lab partnering program is also discussed.

Grand Suite 1

East Tower
Gold Level
3:45 pmto 4:35 pm
Behind the Panels: Key Elements of a High-Quality Dental Mill

Today, there is a wide variety of CNC dental machining centers available and choosing the right one can seem a daunting task. Steve Braykovich reviews key machine construction characteristics and how they affect operation, reliability, quality of output and cost of ownership—enabling attendees...

Skyway Meeting Room 261

East Tower
Blue Level
1 Scientific credit
3:45 pmto 4:45 pm
Polymer Materials in Dental Applications--Possibilities and Limitations

Olaf Glück takes a close look at procedures for veneering and bonding polymer-reinforced materials based on PEEK and other high-hybrid materials, as well as CAD/CAM fabrication and surface processing. He discusses how to avoid chipping, plan perfect red-white esthetics and transfer them to permanent...

Roosevelt 1AB

East Tower
Bronze Level
3:45 pmto 5:45 pm
Comparison of Translucency: Old Furnace vs. New Furnace

Dr. Ed McLaren, owner of a KDF Zircom sintering oven, compares the quality of translucency when using an old furnace and a new furnace. He also shares some of his studies on sintering zirconia. Precise temperature control is a key factor of successful high translucency and should be a consideration in...

Randolph 1A

East Tower
Bronze Level
3:55 pmto 4:35 pm
How to Grow Your Lab Business

Gary Bagheri discusses customer service, customer satisfaction and process evaluation/process review, as well as efficient lab productivity, including managing customer issues, sales, remakes, pickups, tasks, scheduling, technician management, shipping, accounting and more. He also covers effective marketing...

Roosevelt 3AB

East Tower
Bronze Level
4:00 pm
4:00 pmto 4:50 pm
The Five Most Profitable Lab Product and Service Trends in 2017

Are you considering expanding or adding 3D printing, implants, scanning, milling, digital dentures, outsourcing, regulatory, esthetics or new pricing strategies? Corey Tisthammer discusses his views on the five most important money-making trends and opportunities for labs in 2017, including what new...

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
4:00 pmto 5:00 pm
NextDent, the Global Leader in Dental 3D Printing Materials, Presents How You Can Take Immediate Advantage of the Many Amazing 3D Printing Opportunities in Your Dental Laboratory Today
  • AvaDent · Scottsdale, AZ
  • Menno Pot · Application Technology Officer at Vertex-Dental and NextDent BV

The dynamic world of 3D printing is being fueled by rapid technological advances. NextDent has teamed up with AvaDent Digital Denture Solutions to bring you an exciting 3D printing innovation and many opportunities for your lab. Menno Pot covers the do’s and don’ts of 3D printing, 3D printing...

Michigan 1B

East Tower
Bronze Level
4:00 pmto 5:00 pm
Aesthetic Zirconia Possibilities

The full contour monolithic zirconia crown has evolved from “trend” to “standard.” A standardized commodity-driven market has essentially leveled the playing field, but you still need to use your knowledge and experience to produce the quality and individual character you desire....

Grand Ballroom CD South

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
4:00 pmto 5:00 pm
Screw-Retained Options in a Competitive Market

Chris May, CDT, focuses on the industry shift towards screw-retained restorations, covering materials and techniques with supporting market data showing the growth of this segment. Many options are available in the marketplace to fabricate a screw-retained restoration. Come discover which option is best...

Columbus Hall CD

East Tower
Gold Level
4:00 pmto 5:00 pm
Why Katana™ is Ideal for Implants

As material choices expand for the ceramist/technician, it can be difficult to communicate your vision to the dentist and patient. However, with Katana the options are streamlined, strong and esthetic. Sean Han, CDT, discusses the evolution of using Katana for single-unit to complex cases and how it removes any guesswork.

Columbus Hall H

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
4:30 pmto 5:30 pm
Columbus Hall KL

East Tower
Gold Level
4:40 pmto 5:20 pm
Making Profitability Easier with All-on-Four Implants: Designing with Ease

Rami Siev discusses how to present the latest treatment options by offering zygomatic implants and presenting restorative opportunities to help technicians expand clinician support for treatment. He also discusses why digital guides are a vital part of case design and success, and an adjunct to lab revenues.

Roosevelt 3AB

East Tower
Bronze Level
4:45 pmto 5:45 pm
Physiological Prosthetics--A Triple-Win Situation

The biocompatibility, resilience, resistance, easy handling and esthetics of polymer-reinforced materials enable new therapeutic approaches. Christoph Zips, MDT, discusses the patient’s needs and comfort, as well as some of the anatomical issues and possible solutions. He shows how all members...

Roosevelt 1AB

East Tower
Bronze Level
4:55 pmto 5:45 pm
Behind the Panels: Key Elements of a High-Quality Dental Mill

Today, there is a wide variety of CNC dental machining centers available and choosing the right one can seem a daunting task. Steve Braykovich reviews key machine construction characteristics and how they affect operation, reliability, quality of output and cost of ownership—enabling attendees...

Skyway Meeting Room 261

East Tower
Blue Level
1 Scientific credit
5:00 pm
5:00 pmto 5:50 pm
What's New for 2017 from Digital Dental?

Corey Tisthammer hosts a short presentation and informal gathering exclusively for Digital Dental customers. This is an opportunity to meet and mingle with the founders, investors and board members as they share their vision for the company, some exciting new announcements, and their product and service roadmap moving forward.

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
5:30 pmto 7:00 pm
NobelProcera® Innovation Forum

This forum includes two presentations: Innovation with Digital Technologies—Utilizing the Integrated Treatment Workflow for Shorter Time-to-Teeth with NobelClinician®: Dr. Jonathan Ng discusses the latest innovations in the scanning workflow and integration of digital treatment planning tools...

Grand Ballroom CD North

East Tower
Gold Level
6:00 pm
6:00 pmto 6:30 pm
Digital Dental Customer Mixer (RSVP Required)

Hosted by Corey Tisthammer. For customers only; please RSVP to Stacie at 480-948-0466.

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level

Saturday, February 25

Time To Be Announced
(TBA)
Digital RPDs from BEGO Systems--Consistent, Accurate and Efficient

Mike Janes discusses how he successfully implemented the full BEGO RPD workflow throughout his laboratory. From the DOF HD scanner, exocad RPD software, BEGO Varseo 3D printing and BEGO investing and casting processes, it's finally possible to have a digital RPD workflow that exceeds the quality standards...

Randolph 2

East Tower
Bronze Level
7:30 am
7:30 amto 8:30 am
The Changing Dynamic of Outsourcing and How You Can Benefit!

Jim Erb, CDT, provides an update on what is happening and how you can benefit from the changing dynamics of outsourcing. The available services have expanded drastically over the years and this seminar provides you with the technical applications that are available to your lab to help you survive in...

Skyway Meeting Room 261

East Tower
Blue Level
7:30 amto 8:30 am
Regulations vs. Best Practices

Bennett Napier, MS, CAE, reviews key state and federal regulatory topics that keep lab owners up at night, focusing on areas that are most pressing in terms of risk management. A sample action plan/checklist to get your regulatory house in order is also reviewed.

Skyway Meeting Room 260

East Tower
Blue Level
1 Regulatory Standards credit
7:30 amto 9:30 am
Innovations in Overdentures

Recent studies indicate that the implant-supported overdenture is the fastest growing area of dentistry. James Ellison, CDT, presents several methods for stabilizing overdentures, as well as new bar systems that eliminate complexity while significantly reducing the space needed. He also covers popular...

Roosevelt 1AB

East Tower
Bronze Level
8:00 am
8:00 amto 8:45 am
The Reinvention of Pre-shaded Cubic Zirconia: Introducing 3M™ Lava™ Esthetic Fluorescent Full-Contour Zirconia

Jim Buchanan introduces 3M Oral Care's new 3M Lava Esthetic Fluorescent Full-Contour Zirconia, discussing its features as well as the increased productivity and potentially reduced costs it offers compared to other materials. The 3M Lab partnering program is also discussed.

Grand Suite 1

East Tower
Gold Level
8:00 amto 8:50 am
Ultra-Translucent Zirconia--How Far Has It Come and Where Can It Go?

Vince Tauro discusses the appropriate indications for the new hybrid zirconia which is highly translucent and very strong. He also explains when to use the high-strength discs and when to use the ultra-translucent discs.

Grand Suite 5

East Tower
Gold Level
8:00 amto 8:50 am
Not All Zirconias are Created Equal--What Makes Them Different?

Zirconia discs are available in more than a dozen formulations, sold under 50+ brands and each formulation can be wildly different. Scott Atkin leads this material science discussion to help you understand the differences that can dramatically affect final strength, translucency, color and durability.

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
8:00 amto 9:00 am
What's New in exocad?

Hear exocad’s CEO, Tillmann Steinbrecher, describes the next generation of dental CAD productivity tools. Organized for those already familiar with the basics of exocad, this high-level overview focuses only on new features and functions. Technicians learn about the newest tools and capabilities,...

Randolph 3

East Tower
Bronze Level
8:00 amto 9:00 am
A New Perspective on Ceramic Restorations

The final success of dental treatment is the result of executing a previously designed plan with a protocol and well-defined steps. August Bruguera splits those protocols into small steps, focusing on function and esthetics in the materials used. He reviews new materials, such as the Power Dentins and...

Grand Ballroom AB

East Tower
Gold Level
8:00 amto 9:00 am
Treatment Planning the Edentulous Arch

Chris Bormes gives a didactic overview of the theory and criteria necessary for the dental team to decide when to restore the edentulous arch with a fixed detachable, overdenture bar or overdenture stud prosthesis. Attendees learn what information is necessary for treatment planning, how to communicate...

Michigan 1A

East Tower
Bronze Level
8:00 amto 9:00 am
The AvaDent Retread and Accelerset as Profitable Opportunities in Your Removable Dental Laboratory

Worn implant hybrid cases completed over the past few decades offer a tremendous market potential for the laboratory. Stephen Balshi, MBE, discusses revitalizing these cases using the AvaDent Retread Procedure, which restores the hybrid prostheses to proper function and esthetics and makes it more durable...

Michigan 1B

East Tower
Bronze Level
8:00 amto 9:30 am
Finally, a Soft Denture Liner that will be Your Preference

Phil Mortenson compares soft liner’s historic clinical successes and challenges to a new material that has changed the liner paradigm. Preference Soft Denture Liner not only satisfies the needs of a typical denture reline, but provides a level of fit and long-lasting comfort in brand new dentures...

Skyway Meeting Room 272

East Tower
Blue Level
1.5 Scientific credits
8:00 amto 9:30 am
Rare Form: A Dental Narrative on the Evolution of Uncommon Treatment Outcomes and Personal Friendship

The relationship between laboratory technician and dentist has historically been adversarial and motivated by personal self-interest. Dr. Miles Cone and Lucas Lammott cover the contemporary departure from this model within the dental profession and illustrate how to use collaboration and camaraderie...

Plaza Ballroom B

East Tower
Green Level
8:00 amto 9:30 am
Dental Sleep Medicine--Overview and Quick Start

Dental sleep medicine (DSM) is the fastest-growing segment of dentistry and DSM appliances are the most profitable lab products and great door openers to help grow your lab. Patrick Tessier covers the fundamentals of sleep disordered breathing and how to quickly implement the number one appliance in the market.

Skyway Meeting Room 265

East Tower
Blue Level
8:00 amto 4:00 pm
Jensen Dental Seminars

Details to come.

Grand Suite 2

East Tower
Gold Level
8:00 amto 5:00 pm
The Dentsply Sirona Ultimate Dental Laboratory

Dentsply Sirona features the Ultimate Dental Laboratory. This highly interactive experience showcases the latest advancements in technology and materials brought to you exclusively by the new Dentsply Sirona. Experience for yourself how its industry-leading laboratory offerings are designed with your...

Columbus Hall AB

East Tower
Gold Level
8:30 amto 8:40 am
Opening from President of Nacera US

Dr. Dean Mersky, President of Nacera US, welcomes attendees to the company’s lecture series.

Roosevelt 3AB

East Tower
Bronze Level
8:30 amto 9:30 am
FDA Implications for Dental Laboratories

The FDA has a lot more to say about the operations of a laboratory than most lab owners realize. From regulating the materials and some equipment that labs use to requiring implementation of a Quality System and Good Manufacturing Practices, Gary Morgan, CDT, discusses how the FDA is a part of your business....

Michigan 3

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
8:30 amto 9:30 am
The Changing Dynamic of Outsourcing and How You Can Benefit!

Jim Erb, CDT, provides an update on what is happening and how you can benefit from the changing dynamics of outsourcing. The available services have expanded drastically over the years and this seminar provides you with the technical applications that are available to your lab to help you survive in...

Skyway Meeting Room 261

East Tower
Blue Level
8:30 amto 9:30 am
Coffee and Drinks with Ryan Haupt, CDT

Join Ryan Haupt, CDT, and VITA for coffee and drinks before his 9:30am seminar, New Business Strategies and Techniques for the Growing Implant Market.

Columbus Hall EF

East Tower
Gold Level
8:30 amto 9:30 am
Explore the Power of BEGO Digital RPD Workflow

Ken Kincaid, CDT, TE, has been producing high-quality RPDs within a digital workflow for over five years. As an early adopter of this technology, he has learned the benefits and pitfalls of operating a digital RPD department. In this seminar, he gives valuable tips on how to optimize scanning, designing,...

Randolph 2

East Tower
Bronze Level
8:45 amto 9:25 am
The Moon Zirconia Concept-- A Unique Creative Concept for a New Face of Full Monolithic Zirconia

Bassam Haddad covers the easiest way to obtain the ideal natural result in hue, value, chroma and translucency on monolithic zirconia with only one step. He presents his new technique to prepare the zirconia shape, either from a digital library or by waxing your own morphology; advanced glaze and internal...

Roosevelt 3AB

East Tower
Bronze Level
8:45 amto 9:45 am
Maximizing Your Potential with inLab

Frank Acosta shows you how to capitalize on your Dentsply Sirona CAD/CAM investment and offer your clients the most technologically advanced results. Get the most out of your inLab CAD/CAM experience by substantially leveraging your software and design techniques. From design principles to software utilization...

Columbus Hall CD

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
8:45 amto 9:45 am
We Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

With advances in hardware, software and manufacturing techniques, the digital lab has workflows never seen before. Mark Ferguson highlights several of these workflows and walks you through the tools and techniques currently available to bring higher quality and production to your lab.

Skyway Meeting Room 260

East Tower
Blue Level
1 Scientific credit
9:00 am
9:00 amto 9:45 am
Gold Standard--Achieving Success with Platinum Foil

Von Grow discusses prepless and minimal-prep cases using the platinum foil method and how to successfully communicate your way through a case.

Randolph 1A

East Tower
Bronze Level
9:00 amto 9:50 am
Coloring Ultra-Translucent and High-Strength Zirconia for Consistent Shades

Vince Tauro demonstrates the process for achieving highly esthetic full contour zirconia using both the high-strength and ultra-translucent zirconia as well as the new hybrid zirconia, and helps eliminate the frustration and guesswork to successfully shade all types of zirconia.

Grand Suite 5

East Tower
Gold Level
9:00 amto 9:50 am
Milling vs. 3D Printing--Now and in the Future

3D printing is a disruptive technology that is impacting every industry and dentistry is no exception. Kim Karpowitz compares additive versus subtractive technologies for a variety of lab applications, and helps separate the hype versus today’s best practices and tomorrow’s best hope. He...

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 10:00 am
What's New With Dental System

Christopher Adamus discusses the newly released features of the Dental System software, featuring powerful functionalities; new dental indications; simplified and intuitive user interface; new, powerful tools; more automation; faster workflows; and improved order management. Learn how these features...

Michigan 2

East Tower
Bronze Level
9:00 amto 10:00 am
The Latest and Greatest Innovations from 3Shape

Rune Fisker presents 3Shape’s latest and greatest innovations being introduced at Chicago. Learn how you can maximize the use of the software to take your lab to the next level in CAD/CAM.

Columbus Hall IJ

East Tower
Gold Level
9:00 amto 10:00 am
Color Science and Perception Applied to Shading Full Contour Cubic Zirconia Restorations

A basic understanding of color science and perception benefits technicians, both beginner and experienced. Geoffrey Morris discusses the three basic elements that make up visual perception including light sources, the human eye and the dental restoration.

Grand Suite 1

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 10:00 am
Hear from Anton Woolf, CEO--How to Reinvent Your Business in Today's Marketplace and the Tools We Used to Reinvent Argen

Hear from Anton Woolf, CEO, on the Argen Corp.’s journey to becoming the nation’s largest digital outsourcing center. He shares the strategic decisions he made to develop the company from alloy manufacturing to a leader in digital technologies, as well as his vision on the future of Argen and the dental laboratory.

Columbus Hall KL

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Professional Development credit
9:00 amto 10:00 am
Why and How I Implemented AvaDent into My In-House Dental Laboratory with Ease, Efficiency and Profitable Results

Valerie Cooper, DDS, MS, discusses implementing AvaDent into a general or private prosthodontics practice. In 2015, she began scanning and designing, and now almost 100% of her implant- and tissue-supported complete prostheses are AvaDent made. AvaDent dramatically transformed her in-house lab, and resulted...

Michigan 1B

East Tower
Bronze Level
9:00 amto 10:00 am
Site-Specific Implant Abutments: Precision and Health in Every Unit

Each and every implant has unique biological surroundings. Each abutment design should accommodate the best emergence profile, proper crown margin placement and a tooth form retentive foundation for the cemented restoration. Jason Rogers covers both the principles in custom abutment design and best-in-class...

Grand Ballroom EF

East Tower
Gold Level
9:00 amto 11:00 am
High-Performance Polymer in a Digital Workflow: What It Can Do For You

Jim Collis, CDT, covers the benefits of high-performance polymers—and why they are so critical to healthcare and the dental industry in particular. He also discusses design differences between high-performance polymer and metal frameworks, how these differences impact the digital workflow, processing...

Randolph 1B

East Tower
Bronze Level
9:00 amto 11:00 am
How to Drive Case Acceptance: Profitability for Straumann Pro Arch

Fixed edentulous cases can be lucrative for the lab but there are pitfalls and roadblocks to achieving success and profitability. Thomas Kuun, Jr., MDT, CDT, discusses how to calculate your fees, best practices in getting the final restoration and assuring on-time payment from your accounts. He also...

Columbus Hall G

East Tower
Gold Level
2 Scientific credits
9:00 amto 11:00 am
Implant-Supported, Full-Arch Fixed Treatment Options

Chris Bormes discusses how, where, when and why different treatment options are chosen for the edentulous patient, as well as treatment options including fixed detachable with both titanium and ceramic suprastructures, fixed detachable with Precision Angled Screw Channels, fixed removable and the new...

Michigan 1A

East Tower
Bronze Level
9:00 amto 4:00 pm
Dental Wings Innovation Showcase--Transforming Creativity

Join Dental Wings as it showcases all its technologies.

Plaza Ballroom A

East Tower
Green Level
9:00 amto 5:00 pm
Beauty Begets Beauty (all-day, walk-in table clinics)

Kuraray America introduces its new, expanded Katana Zirconia STML shades and demonstrates various techniques to enhance esthetics during ongoing walk-in table demonstrations: Applying Artistry in the Digital Era: Aram Torosian, MDC, CDT, AS, highlights the benefits of using Noritake Katana Highly Translucent...

Columbus Hall H

East Tower
Gold Level
9:30 amto 10:15 am
How One Touch Can Drastically Improve the Added Value of Your Full Contour Restoration

The One Touch pastes, in combination with Nacera ZrO2, give you the opportunity to increase the value of your full contour restorations. With pastes ready to use, you can easily achieve better esthetic results with one firing. Dr. Francois Lelievre discusses the scientific benefits of the One Touch Concept...

Roosevelt 3AB

East Tower
Bronze Level
9:30 amto 10:30 am
exocad for Beginners

Have you heard that exocad is a great dental CAD program and want to know why? This seminar is specifically for designers already familiar with other CAD systems. Starting at the beginning, see how exocad’s logical interface gives you more flexibility and control than the competition. Demonstration...

Randolph 3

East Tower
Bronze Level
9:30 amto 10:30 am
Business Planning Secrets for Dental Laboratory Owners

Success means something different to every lab and lab owner; there is not a one-fits-all solution. Success in the industry today requires thorough planning and execution. A well thought-out plan gives you metrics to measure your accomplishments and helps you reach your financial and personal goals....

Grand Ballroom CD North

East Tower
Gold Level
9:30 amto 10:30 am
Alpha to Omega--Understanding Full Arch Zirconia

As dentistry evolves into the digital world, the successful incorporation of new technology provides more efficient methods of communication and fabrication while retaining the individual creativity and artistry of the skilled technician. Lee Culp, CDT, shows how to adapt conventional techniques to digital...

Grand Ballroom AB

East Tower
Gold Level
9:30 amto 10:30 am
New Business Strategies and Techniques for the Growing Implant Market

Ryan Haupt, CDT, shows you how to position your lab for greater success in the burgeoning implant market by learning new strategies to gain “share of chair” including more clinician referrals and effective treatment modalities.

Columbus Hall EF

East Tower
Gold Level
9:45 amto 11:15 am
The Communication Road Less Traveled

The foundation of any indirect restorative treatment is the relationship between the clinician and the laboratory technician. This relationship is essential to achieving an extraordinary result for the patient as well as a high level of satisfaction for the treatment team. Chad Perry, DDS, and Joshua...

Plaza Ballroom B

East Tower
Green Level
10:00 am
10:00 amto 10:45 am
New Generation of Lithium Disilicate

Sang Jun unveils an independent scientific study of the new generation of lithium disilicate.

Randolph 1A

East Tower
Bronze Level
10:00 amto 10:50 am
Shading and Staining Anterior Zirconia Restorations for Discerning Cosmetic Dentists

The introduction of the new Tosoh Zpex-based anterior class of zirconias has changed how you color and stain zirconia. Does Zpex spell the end of lithium disilicate? Are all Zpex-based zirconias the same? Nelson Bonet demonstrates how to create a full contour anterior restoration that even the most discerning...

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
10:00 amto 10:50 am
World's Fastest Microwave Sintering--New for 2017

Dinesh Agrawal leads a panel of materials science and microwave technology experts as they discuss the newest generation of microwave sintering solutions. The panel also covers how microwave sintering produces stronger materials at lower costs and fastest-possible speeds, making it an ideal solution for high-production labs.

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
10:00 amto 10:50 am
Ultra-Translucent Zirconia--How Far Has It Come and Where Can It Go?

Vince Tauro discusses the appropriate indications for the new hybrid zirconia which is highly translucent and very strong. He also explains when to use the high-strength discs and when to use the ultra-translucent discs.

Grand Suite 5

East Tower
Gold Level
10:00 amto 11:00 am
Digital Dentures: The Choice is Yours

Stephen Wagner, DDS, FACP, and Michael Suris demonstrate how Dentsply Sirona Digital Dentures engineered by AvaDent can significantly improve the denture making process with better communication between the dentist and the lab from the point of first impression until the patient leaves the dentist’s...

Columbus Hall CD

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
10:00 amto 11:00 am
3D-Printing: The Digital Future?

Menno Pot discusses how to keep up-to-date with the latest trends in dentistry and 3D printing.

Columbus Hall IJ

East Tower
Gold Level
10:00 amto 11:00 am
Receiving TRIOS Crown and Bridge and Implant Cases

Carl Horrocks shows how to accept 3Shape’s TRIOS scans into your Dental Designer and how to design crowns, bridges and implants.

Michigan 2

East Tower
Bronze Level
10:00 amto 11:00 am
Digital Dentures: The Latest Innovations for Digital Optimization

Digital industry leaders are continuing development to digitize dentures and many companies are becoming involved. Rune Fisker discusses CAD solutions, 3D printing and milling, as well as new clinical and laboratory protocols. Learn what the market has to offer in this rapidly changing digital denture...

Grand Ballroom EF

East Tower
Gold Level
10:00 amto 11:00 am
The Clinician's Perspective on Digital Dentistry

Dr. Carlo Ercoli discusses fixed prosthodontics treatment and how digital dentistry can significantly enhance communication between the dentist and laboratory technologist, streamlining workflows for efficient delivery. Topics covered include which materials might be preferable for anterior and posterior...

Michigan 3

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
10:00 amto 11:00 am
Creating Vitality in Anterior Ceramic Restorations

Leon Hermanides, CDT, and Heather Voss, CDT, present tips and techniques on how to create vitality while managing value and characterization to maximize esthetics.

Skyway Meeting Room 260

East Tower
Blue Level
1 Scientific credit
10:00 amto 11:00 am
The Wagner EZ Guide:  AvaDent Digital Dentures with Ease, Speed and Profitability for the Doctor (Three 30-Minute Appointments Offer the AvaDent Recipe for Success)

Stephen Wagner, DDS, FACP, presents contemporary, cutting-edge techniques for restoring the edentulous patient. Making an extremely high-quality complete denture in only three short, 30-minute appointments saves time for both you and the patient, and improves any clinician’s bottom line. Dr. Wagner...

Michigan 1B

East Tower
Bronze Level
10:00 amto 11:30 am
Surgical Guides--High-Precision, Cost-Effective Fabrication with Desktop 3D Printing

Using modern milling and printing technologies and CBCT-based planning software, labs can now fabricate high-precision surgical guides and immediate provisionals in an all-digital, model-free, pre-surgical workflow. Timothy Hart, DDS, discusses how this technology dramatically increases adoption of computer-guided...

Plaza Ballroom A

East Tower
Green Level
10:00 amto 12:00 pm
Maximizing Your Technique to Achieve Highly Accurate Digital Results

Just digitally producing a crown, bridge or abutment doesn’t guarantee a perfect fit. Al FIllastre, CDT, covers everything from proper digital die trimming to proper scanning techniques, establishing the ideal scanner settings, and the best maintenance and data management practices. Additional...

Skyway Meeting Room 272

East Tower
Blue Level
2 Scientific credits
10:00 amto 12:00 pm
The Future of Digital Technologies and How They Play a Role in the Removable Business

Chris Brown and Craig Nelson, CDT, review new digital technologies, such as printing and milling, and how they can and will play a role in the removable business. Learn about new business models that will increase production and revenue in the laboratories. 

Grand Suite 3

East Tower
Gold Level
10:00 amto 12:00 pm
Full Contour Zirconia Hands-On

Alexander Wuensche, CDT, explains the new M-Gin Module for the Ceramill Mind software, which makes it possible to scan and design full-arch zirconia hybrids in a fraction of the time. He discusses treatment planning, scan and design options and nesting strategies for full-arch implant reconstructions...

Grand Ballroom CD South

East Tower
Gold Level
2 Scientific credits
10:15 amto 11:05 am
Driving Results Through Loyalty Marketing

John Donnelly covers the most cost-effective approach to rapid growth for your business. Learn how to insulate your clients from your competitors, retain and grow your top doctors, and motivate your B and C clients to A level. Learn Dr. Mark Murphy’s tips to making your lab more profitable and...

Skyway Meeting Room 273

East Tower
Blue Level
10:15 amto 11:15 am
5 Ideas for Better Lab Management!

No doubt about it—lab owners have been largely successful using the traditional methods of running a lab. Recent industry studies tell of increased competition, a dwindling number of small labs and growing dental-services-style organizations. Bob Yenkner covers the major benefits of a focus on...

Skyway Meeting Room 261

East Tower
Blue Level
10:15 amto 11:15 am
CST: Cable Stayed Technology

Moses Moubarak presents techniques for using preimpregnated fiber products in the fabrication of dentures, implant-supported overdentures, and implant hybrid and telescopic (friction fit) dentures. Attendees learn fiber techniques that greatly improve lab workflow for reinforcements, methods for ensuring...

Skyway Meeting Room 269

East Tower
Blue Level
10:15 amto 12:15 pm
Learn to Repair DuraFlex Flexible Partials in 30 minutes!

Learn why Myerson’s DuraFlex has become the premier choice for flexible partials and how easy it is to add a clasp, add a tooth or repair DuraFlex and DuraCetal using the HotShotElite Handheld Clasp Injector in under 30 minutes. Scott McMillen, Myerson’s U.S. Sales Director, presents proven...

Skyway Meeting Room 265

East Tower
Blue Level
10:15 amto 12:15 pm
FOLLOW-ME! Technology Seminar

Details to come.

Roosevelt 2

East Tower
Bronze Level
10:15 amto 12:15 pm
The Power of Touch in a Digital Age

The production mentality has created a race to the bottom with narrow profit margins. Unveiling tools and materials that close gaps in today's workflow, Enrico Steger, MDT, shares the importance of bringing art back to the artificial to grow your business with in-house capabilities and premium esthetics. 

Roosevelt 1AB

East Tower
Bronze Level
10:20 amto 11:00 am
How to Grow Your Lab Business

Gary Bagheri discusses customer service, customer satisfaction and process evaluation/process review, as well as efficient lab productivity, including managing customer issues, sales, remakes, pickups, tasks, scheduling, technician management, shipping, accounting and more. He also covers effective marketing...

Roosevelt 3AB

East Tower
Bronze Level
10:30 amto 11:00 am
Coffee and Drinks with Bill Mrazek, CDT

Join Bill Mrazek, CDT, and VITA for coffee and drinks before his 11:30am seminar, Simplified Veneering Techniques for High-Volume Labs.

Columbus Hall EF

East Tower
Gold Level
10:30 amto 11:30 am
Utilizing Technology to Facilitate Optimal Clinical Outcomes--Innovation with Open Access
  • Nobel Biocare USA · Yorba Linda, CA
  • Kevin McAuley, RDT · Digital Dentistry Product Manager, North America at Nobel Biocare
  • Jeffrey Kesting · Senior Product Specialist NobelClinician & NobelProcera Nobel Biocare North America at Nobel Biocare Procera, LLC

Achieve predictable results in less time through new digital treatment planning and workflow. Learn how to link everything from patient diagnosis to implant planning, placement and restoration design through NobelClinician Software. In this hands-on course, Kevin McAuley, RDT, and Jeffrey Kesting discuss...

Grand Ballroom CD North

East Tower
Gold Level
10:30 amto 11:30 am
3M™ True Definition Scanner: Digital Workflow Workshop for Labs

For any lab that is or will be receiving intraoral scans from a dentist using the 3M True Definition Scanner, Chris Carey provides a better understanding of the workflow from dentist to lab using CAD-ready workflows. The workshop also includes an open Q&A portion.

Grand Suite 1

East Tower
Gold Level
11:00 am
11:00 amto 11:45 am
Ovate Pontic: Communication Challenges

Michael Waliszewski, DDS, MsD, highlights the deficiencies in what clinicians typically communicate to the technician for both pontic form and restorations in general.

Randolph 1A

East Tower
Bronze Level
11:00 amto 11:50 am
Coloring Ultra-Translucent and High-Strength Zirconia for Consistent Shades

Vince Tauro demonstrates the process for achieving highly esthetic full contour zirconia using both the high-strength and ultra-translucent zirconia as well as the new hybrid zirconia, and helps eliminate the frustration and guesswork to successfully shade all types of zirconia.

Grand Suite 5

East Tower
Gold Level
11:00 amto 11:50 am
Best Practices for Operating a Milling System: CAM Software, Tools, Maintenance, Materials and Strategies

What are today’s best practices for maintaining your milling machine, nesting strategies, tool selection and use, managing multiple mills, four- and five-axis considerations, and choosing optimal milling strategies for a wide variety of materials? Eli Delgado discusses lessons learned from installing,...

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
11:00 amto 11:50 am
Fast and Easy FDA-Compliant Implant Abutments

2016 was a year of big changes for labs that mill custom implant abutments. Kim Karpowitz takes you through the experiences of a number of high-profile labs that faced this controversy head-on, what was heard from the FDA and from other labs, and what was learned that can dramatically streamline the...

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
11:00 amto 12:00 pm
Designing the Perfect Full Contour Restoration

Today’s fastest growing restorations are all-ceramic, full contour, monolithic restorations fabricated from e.max lithium disilicate or zirconia, which can offer esthetics as well as a high profit margin, but only if the milled restoration requires minimal or no adjustment. Lee Culp, CDT, discusses...

Columbus Hall IJ

East Tower
Gold Level
11:00 amto 12:00 pm
Realview Engine: Visualize Your Cases in Realistic Shades and Smiles

Carl Horrocks discusses how to apply realistic shades while viewing 2D images of the smile to guide creativity as you design. You can apply 3Shape Smile Composer™ and sculpt tools to produce optimally esthetic and personalized restorations guided by the visualization of the patient’s smile.

Michigan 2

East Tower
Bronze Level
11:00 amto 12:00 pm
Monolithic e.max Multi Select--Now This is a Game Changer

Jed and John Archibald introduce Multi Select, the newest sensation in pressable ceramics. It offers esthetics to meet the demands of ceramists and strength to meet the demands of dentists. Multi Select offers complete control of brightness with translucence, never seen before in a pressable ceramic.

Grand Ballroom AB

East Tower
Gold Level
11:00 amto 12:00 pm
How to Promote ArgenZ Anterior Super Translucent Zirconia to Your Dentist and Make More Money

Super translucent zirconia is taking the industry by storm, but what are the differences between competing products? Robin Bartolo and Paul Cascone cover the science behind this super product and the benefits of ArgenZ Anterior Zirconia over lithium disilicate and competing zirconia products.

Columbus Hall KL

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
11:00 amto 12:00 pm
Hybrids and Overdentures Made Simpler, Stronger and More Efficiently: My Experience with AvaDent Digital Dentures

Samuel Strong, DDS, details his journey to obtain predictable results with removable and fixed implant overdentures and All-on-Four hybrid appliances. He illustrates a streamlined, practical workflow to improve communication and results for both the lab and the prosthetic dentist.

Michigan 1B

East Tower
Bronze Level
11:00 amto 12:00 pm
Perspectives from Real Labs About the Future

Rob Nazzal moderates a panel discussion on philosophies and forecasts from the leaders of some of the most progressive labs, large and small. How did these labs climb the digital learning curve, what are they working on now and what's next on their horizon? To submit a question of your own, visit 

Grand Ballroom EF

East Tower
Gold Level
11:00 amto 12:30 pm
Full Dentures

exocad demonstrates a real-world example of how to use its innovative digital solution for designing full dentures. Learn about digital analysis of the scanned model, progressing through semi-automatic esthetic tooth setup with exocad’s unique “Chain Mode” and advanced soft tissue manipulation...

Randolph 3

East Tower
Bronze Level
11:00 amto 1:00 pm
Implant-Supported and -Retained Full-Arch Removable Treatment Options

Chirs Bormes explains how, where, when and why different treatment options are chosen for the edentulous patient. Treatment options covered are: overdenture bars (such as Hader, Plunger Loc, Sagix and Locator) as well as overdenture studs (such as RT-x, Clix, Locator, O-Rings and Magnets). Learn which...

Michigan 1A

East Tower
Bronze Level
11:05 amto 11:45 am
Enhancing Revenue Through Implants: New Opportunities

With no additional investment, David Sklarski shows lab owners how to use their current digital technology to provide greater clinical support and value through education, case design and joint marketing efforts by expanding their implant options.

Roosevelt 3AB

East Tower
Bronze Level
11:15 amto 12:15 pm
Complete Dentures: Tips and Tricks to Meet the Demand

With the demand for complete dentures on the rise, the dwindling number of denture technicians and the increase of implant overdentures, it has become more imperative than ever for all technicians to have a basic understanding of how to fabricate quality removable prosthetics and work in cohesion with...

Skyway Meeting Room 260

East Tower
Blue Level
1 Scientific credit
11:15 amto 12:15 pm
Using Key Business Indicators to Drive Profits and Productivity

Laboratories come in all shapes, sizes and types. There are, however, some common things that all of them need to do to be profitable. Key Business Indicators (KBIs) help track your progress, identify problems and lead you to solutions that keep you on track. Chuck Yenkner offers specific recommendations...

Skyway Meeting Room 261

East Tower
Blue Level
11:15 amto 12:15 pm
Creating High-End Esthetics with inLab

Explore the process of creating high-end esthetics with Javier Vasquez. Learn real patient integration, virtual dynamic occlusion, and clinical and lab communication from splints to full-mouth rehab.

Columbus Hall CD

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
11:25 amto 12:15 pm
Driving Results Through Loyalty Marketing

John Donnelly covers the most cost-effective approach to rapid growth for your business. Learn how to insulate your clients from your competitors, retain and grow your top doctors, and motivate your B and C clients to A level. Learn Dr. Mark Murphy’s tips to making your lab more profitable and...

Skyway Meeting Room 273

East Tower
Blue Level
11:30 amto 12:30 pm
Idealizing Digital Implant Workflows Will Assure Positive Outcomes

Learn to take digital control of implant cases from planning through manufacturing, all the way to delivery. Brian Lindke, CDT, has seen the evolution of digital lab workflow greatly affect the potential for implant restoration quality, consistency and profitability. Labs that have a thoughtful and complete...

Randolph 2

East Tower
Bronze Level
11:30 amto 12:30 pm
Time and Materials: How CAM Can Make a Difference

CAM is still a product of mystery to most lab users today. Michael Webb helps demystify the CAM process and explains how technicians can make more informed decisions in the manufacturing process and what they should look for in CAM software.

Michigan 3

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
11:30 amto 1:00 pm
Lisi Press Meets Digital

The wait is over and the new LiSi Press is here. Step Toothmaster Bay shows how the promising advantages of High Density Micronization can help your laboratory workflow and raise the bar of quality with ease.

Plaza Ballroom B

East Tower
Green Level
11:30 amto 1:00 pm
Immediate Full-Arch Rehabilitation Utilizing the All-on-4® Treatment Concept

Tom Wade and Tad Thompson bring all parties of the treament team together in this hands-on course covering the All-on-4 Treatment Concept. The laboratory technician can incorporate this technology by offering local support for their customers. Understanding the technician’s role in aiding on the...

Grand Ballroom CD North

East Tower
Gold Level
11:30 amto 1:00 pm
Simplified Veneering Techniques for High-Volume Labs

Position your team to be more efficient by adopting simplified veneering techniques that enable you to quickly ramp up production. Bill Mrazek, CDT, discusses how art, science and speed go hand-in-hand.

Columbus Hall EF

East Tower
Gold Level
12:00 pm
12:00 pmto 12:50 pm
All-on-X Implant Dentures--Zirconia vs. Resin vs. Hybrid

Scott Atkin looks at a comparison of three different techniques for creating full-arch implant dentures, including the traditional titanium bar method using denture teeth, full contour zirconia and the nano-ceramic hybrid technique. He discusses cases where one approach might be better than another,...

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
12:00 pmto 12:50 pm
2017 New Zirconia High Production 3D Shading Technique Clinic

Experience Digital Dental’s 2017 3D shading technique hands-on. Nelson Bonet discusses a variety of dipping and painting techniques with multiple coloring liquids that can be used on white and pre-shaded zirconia discs. He also takes you through the new high-production technique that can provide...

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
12:00 pmto 1:00 pm
3Shape Implant Studio Live Demonstration

Carrie Cokely, CDT, gives attendees  a close look at surgical guide planning using merge software of surface scans and CBCT scans. Advanced planning features include case planning for both bone morphology and most ideal prosthetic placement. Surgical guide design is also demonstrated during the...

Grand Ballroom EF

East Tower
Gold Level
12:00 pmto 1:00 pm
Integrated Digital Impressions and CAD Design for Better Treatment
  • 3Shape, Inc. · Warren, NJ
  • Frank Shull · Faculty Member at Palmetto Health Richland Department of Dentistry and the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry
  • Matt Roberts, CDT · Owner at CMR Dental Lab

Dr. Franklin Shull and Matt Roberts, CDT, present how they treat esthetically demanding patients using digital tools. This presentation covers digital dentistry from both a laboratory and clinical perspective.

Columbus Hall IJ

East Tower
Gold Level
12:00 pmto 1:00 pm
The AvaDent In-Lab Business Model 'SHARE': My Experience and Your Opportunity

AvaDent “SHARE” offers a suite of digital dentures, starting with the Advanced Baseplate evolving into the Fully Milled Denture. Application of digital denture technology in the laboratory requires advanced equipment and skilled workers. AvaDent “SHARE” gives the lab the opportunity...

Michigan 1B

East Tower
Bronze Level
12:30 pmto 1:30 pm
Everyday e.max

Rafael Santrich shows how to create real restorations for everyday dentistry. He covers how the new Ivocolor and e.max Power Ceram can increase your esthetic options and why, how and when to incorporate his "Scoop Technique" into your daily work schedule.

Grand Ballroom AB

East Tower
Gold Level
12:30 pmto 1:30 pm
The Changing World of Treating the Edentulous Implant Patient: The Latest Patient-Specific Overdenture Solutions

Ken Zanon, CDT, covers the latest information and tools necessary to succeed in integrating innovative technologies into edentulous patient product offerings. Learn about state-of-the-art patient-specific overdenture solutions and how they’re gaining popularity. The concept uses rigid telescopic...

Columbus Hall CD

East Tower
Gold Level
1:00 pm
1:00 pmto 1:30 pm
Coffee and Drinks with Felix Pages, CDT

Join Felix Pages, CDT, and VITA for coffee and drinks before his 1:30pm seminar, Eliminate the Blame Game (in Your Lab).

Columbus Hall EF

East Tower
Gold Level
1:00 pmto 1:45 pm
Breathing Life into Zirconia: Newer Materials that Increase Translucency and Opalescence, Productivity and Profitability

Rick Sonntag, RDT, AAACD, demonstrates an easier, faster and less-expensive way to provide better, more lifelike esthetics using full-strength, 1,400-MPa zirconia.

Roosevelt 3AB

East Tower
Bronze Level
1:00 pmto 1:45 pm
The Reinvention of Pre-shaded Cubic Zirconia: Introducing 3M™ Lava™ Esthetic Fluorescent Full-Contour Zirconia

Jim Buchanan introduces 3M Oral Care's new 3M Lava Esthetic Fluorescent Full-Contour Zirconia, discussing its features as well as the increased productivity and potentially reduced costs it offers compared to other materials. The 3M Lab partnering program is also discussed.

Grand Suite 1

East Tower
Gold Level
1:00 pmto 1:50 pm
Ultra-Translucent Zirconia--How Far Has It Come and Where Can It Go?

Vince Tauro discusses the appropriate indications for the new hybrid zirconia which is highly translucent and very strong. He also explains when to use the high-strength discs and when to use the ultra-translucent discs.

Grand Suite 5

East Tower
Gold Level
1:00 pmto 1:50 pm
3Shape Tutorial on Designing Custom Abutments

Eli Delgado takes you through the 3Shape workflow for designing titanium, zirconia and Ti-base hybrid custom abutments. He covers what you can do with 3Shape’s Dental Designer and 3Shape Implant Studio; what special training you need to design an ideal custom abutment; and how a custom abutment...

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
1:00 pmto 1:50 pm
World's Fastest Microwave Sintering--New for 2017

Dinesh Agrawal leads a panel of materials science and microwave technology experts as they discuss the newest generation of microwave sintering solutions. The panel also covers how microwave sintering produces stronger materials at lower costs and fastest-possible speeds, making it an ideal solution for high-production labs.

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
1:00 pmto 2:00 pm
The Cobalt Chrome Material and Its Use

The PFM has been an industry standard for over 50 years, the full cast even longer. With the emergence and change to digital in all ceramics, many have chosen to stay with analog technology when it comes to PFM and full cast crowns. But with Ceramill Sintron, a digitally designed alloy (cobalt chrome)...

Grand Ballroom CD South

East Tower
Gold Level
Approved for 1 Scientific credit
1:00 pmto 2:00 pm
Step-by-Step Workflow Getting Started with AvaDent Digital Dentures

Rob Lash discusses his decision to become an AvaDent Partner Lab and the process by which he implemented AvaDent’s digital workflow and processes into his laboratory. He covers how the AvaDent Team successfully supported, assisted and guided his staff throughout the process to ensure a successful...

Michigan 1B

East Tower
Bronze Level
1:00 pmto 2:00 pm
Screw-Retained, Cement-Retained and the Split-File Technique

Christopher Adamus works on designing a screw-retained implant crown and an abutment and crown design in the same workflow (split-file), showing how a relatively complex design is easy and simple in Dental System.

Michigan 2

East Tower
Bronze Level
1:00 pmto 2:00 pm
Armann Girrbach--What's in Your Mill?

Brian Lindke, CDT, demonstrates numerous options to build your business and differentiate you from your competition, from basic single posteriors that virtually disappear to full-mouth reconstructions that take you to a whole new level of mastery. Attendees learn about the benefits of Gradient multi-layered...

Grand Ballroom EF

East Tower
Gold Level
1:00 pmto 2:00 pm
Exploring the Fundamentals of Removable Partial Dentures, Traditional and CAD

Whether manufacturing digitally or traditionally, reviewing the fundamentals of RPD design is still critical. Larry Shields, CDT, reviews the intricacies of making a well-fitting, appropriately retentive, esthetic and functional RPD. He focuses on traditional workflow, but the concepts explored will...

Randolph 2

East Tower
Bronze Level
1:00 pmto 2:30 pm
Marketing the Digital Laboratory

To be effective attracting new business requires a new paradigm, especially if you have changed your laboratory’s business from conventional to digital. Sarah Brom-Criscola covers marketing techniques that are proven for today’s laboratory. Learn how you can attract, convert, close and then...

Skyway Meeting Room 272

East Tower
Blue Level
1.5 Professional Development credits
1:00 pmto 2:30 pm
Partial Dentures

It’s finally here! See exocad’s production version of the leading digital solution for partial frameworks and “flexible” partial designs. From virtual bead line to finish waxing tools, this is the most complete solution on the market. The seminar covers major and minor connectors,...

Randolph 3

East Tower
Bronze Level
1:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Latest CAD Design for Removables with the Dental Wings Software

Matt Tait covers the latest improvements in the Dental Wings software for removables, C&B and full dentures.

Roosevelt 1AB

East Tower
Bronze Level
1:00 pmto 3:00 pm
A Clear Perspective on Partial Dentures, Full Dentures and Implant Denture Technology

Dennis Urban, CDT, covers the latest technology and techniques on ClearMet partial dentures, full dentures and implant dentures including bar design, All-on-4 techniques and conversions. Tooth setup, characterized waxing and denture base staining are also covered.

Skyway Meeting Room 269

East Tower
Blue Level
2 Scientific Credits
1:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Surgical Guides--High-Precision, Cost-Effective Fabrication with Desktop 3D Printing

Using desktop 3D printing, labs can now fabricate high-precision surgical guides at an extremely cost-effective price. Dr. Timothy Hart discusses how this technology has evolved since its inception, how decreased production costs will dramatically increase adoption of computer-guided surgery, and how...

Skyway Meeting Room 260

East Tower
Blue Level
1:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Hands-On Chairside Conversion Techniques: Full-Arch Immediate Fixed Hybrid Restorations

Brandon Dickerman, CDT, discusses the important role the technician plays in full arch cases, two different chairside immediate-load protocols, and the benefits of the direct and indirect protocols. Participants have an opportunity to convert a complete denture into a fixed immediate provisional and...

Columbus Hall G

East Tower
Gold Level
2 Scientific credits
1:00 pmto 3:00 pm
The Organizational Development Perspective in Going Digital--It's Now or Never!

Rapid digital transformation has increased equipment costs tremendously. New technologies are introduced quickly, making digital equipment obsolete before owners are willing to reinvest. Hubert Chen, PhD, and Keith Miolen present an organizational development perspective on investing in the latest digital...

Skyway Meeting Room 273

East Tower
Blue Level
2 Professional Development credits
1:00 pmto 3:00 pm
High-Performance Polymer in a Digital Workflow: What It Can Do For You

Jim Collis, CDT, covers the benefits of high-performance polymers—and why they are so critical to healthcare and the dental industry in particular. He also discusses design differences between high-performance polymer and metal frameworks, how these differences impact the digital workflow, processing...

Randolph 1B

East Tower
Bronze Level
1:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Grow Your Lab with Dental Sleep Medicine

It's getting more difficult for laboratories to grow and find new clients. An innovative approach is to add goods and/or services that can retain, attract new ones and sell deeper. With CAD/CAM, you can access the dental sleep medicine market segment by using your current digital scanning technology...

Skyway Meeting Room 261

East Tower
Blue Level
1:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Advancing the Qualities of Zirconia Restorations

Rafael Choi, CDT, and Joung Gi Park give a general overview of zirconia restorations, detailing aspects such as design, esthetics and functionality. Learn how to improve your current zirconia crown using etching, CAD/CAM design and zirconia coloring.

Roosevelt 2

East Tower
Bronze Level
1:00 pmto 4:00 pm
Hands-on Workshop: 3Shape Scanners, Argen Design Services and More!

Come try out the latest in scanning technology from 3Shape and Argen. Carl Horrocks and Jessica Brustad discuss why a scanner can help you grow your digital business. Get hands on experience on everything from scanning solid models to impression and intraoral scanning.

Columbus Hall KL

East Tower
Gold Level
3 Professional Development credits
1:15 pmto 2:45 pm
Why LiSi Press System is the Benefit Technicians Deserve

Luke Kahng, CDT, covers the LiSi Press System, including how his laboratory benefits from using this groundbreaking material, as well as ways to enhance your skillset to maximize profitability. He covers ingot selection in detail, including when and where to correctly use different ingots in order to...

Plaza Ballroom B

East Tower
Green Level
1:30 pmto 2:15 pm
DENTSCAPE™: Achieving Natural Esthetics

Naoki Aiba presents a series of clinical anterior cases from the diagnostic stage to post-op.

Randolph 1A

East Tower
Bronze Level
1:30 pmto 2:30 pm
You've Gone Digital, Now What?

Rob Nazzal offers valuable tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your digital workflow. Aimed at lab owners and managers with scanners and mills, attendees learn how to implement lean manufacturing techniques and management tools as well as how to be more productive and more profitable. 

Michigan 3

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
1:30 pmto 2:30 pm
Eliminate the Blame Game (in Your Lab)

Don’t let technical problems and material questions slow production. Felix Pages, CDT, shows you new techniques from prep through cementation to eliminate these challenges and increase production.

Columbus Hall EF

East Tower
Gold Level
1:30 pmto 2:30 pm
How Do the Six Hottest OSHA Updates Affect Lab Owners and Workers?

Protect workers' health and your business' liability! OSHA continues to update its standards in order to protect workers from work-related injuries and illnesses. Gary Morgan, CDT, covers the updates including GHS requirements, recordkeeping rules, infection control, silica PEL and OSHA's 78% increase in penalties. 

Skyway Meeting Room 265

East Tower
Blue Level
1 Regulatory Standards Credit
1:45 pmto 2:45 pm
Increase Your Value with Celtra Press--The New Standard in Esthetics

Trevor Laingchild, RDT, AAACD, previews the next generation of high-strength glass ceramics: a new innovation in pressable materials that features high-strength, zirconia-reinforced lithium silicate glass ceramic material that balances opalescence and translucency to mimic natural dentition. Attendees...

Columbus Hall CD

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
1:50 pmto 2:30 pm
How One Touch Can Drastically Improve the Added Value of Your Full Contour Restoration

The One Touch pastes, in combination with Nacera ZrO2, give you the opportunity to increase the value of your full contour restorations. With pastes ready to use, you can easily achieve better esthetic results with one firing. Dr. Francois Lelievre discusses the scientific benefits of the One Touch Concept...

Roosevelt 3AB

East Tower
Bronze Level
2:00 pm
2:00 pmto 2:50 pm
Coloring Ultra-Translucent and High-Strength Zirconia for Consistent Shades

Vince Tauro demonstrates the process for achieving highly esthetic full contour zirconia using both the high-strength and ultra-translucent zirconia as well as the new hybrid zirconia, and helps eliminate the frustration and guesswork to successfully shade all types of zirconia.

Grand Suite 5

East Tower
Gold Level
2:00 pmto 2:50 pm
Working with White and Shaded Zirconia--Perfect Color Matches Every Time

Different zirconias and coloring liquids can produce wildly different shading and staining challenges. Nelson Bonet focuses on how to color both white and value-shaded Crystal zirconia material to achieve perfect color matched results every time. He also includes a primer on color theory covering chroma,...

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
2:00 pmto 2:50 pm
What They Don't Tell You About 3D Printers Before You Buy One

3D printing is all the rage, so Kim Karpowitz covers the 10 things most early adopters say they wish they knew before they purchased their first 3D printer. He discusses the features that make a 3D printer suitable for different dental applications; how much everything costs and what you can charge for...

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
2:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Sharing Experiences with Creating RPDs Digitally Plus the Latest Advances

Hear directly from an experienced lab technician how he works digitally to create RPDs and learn more about the latest advances. Justin Marks, CDT, takes you through his journey going from traditional manual workflows to profitable digital RPD production. He and Rune Fisker cover some of the latest advancements...

Columbus Hall IJ

East Tower
Gold Level
2:00 pmto 3:00 pm
What's New With Dental System

Christopher Adamus discusses the newly released features of the Dental System software, featuring powerful functionalities; new dental indications; simplified and intuitive user interface; new, powerful tools; more automation; faster workflows; and improved order management. Learn how these features...

Michigan 2

East Tower
Bronze Level
2:00 pmto 3:00 pm
3M™ True Definition Scanner: Digital Workflow Workshop for Labs

For any lab that is or will be receiving intraoral scans from a dentist using the 3M True Definition Scanner, Chris Carey provides a better understanding of the workflow from dentist to lab using CAD-ready workflows. The workshop also includes an open Q&A portion.

Grand Suite 1

East Tower
Gold Level
2:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Working with AvaDent and Dentsply Sirona to Grow Your Removable Business

Michael Suris presents the exciting and unique business opportunities available to the removable lab through the new business agreement between AvaDent and Dentsply Sirona. Suris’ distinct background, skillset and expertise make him ideal to explain and detail the exciting platforms, workflows...

Michigan 1B

East Tower
Bronze Level
2:00 pmto 3:00 pm
3Shape--Designing Anterior for Esthetics

Designing high-quality, esthetic anterior restorations is a must-have for any lab. Carrie Cokely, CDT, demonstrates designing for optimal results using study casts and articulators. She also reviews many of the new 3Shape libraries, smart tools and mirror functions, and discusses how designing for...

Grand Ballroom EF

East Tower
Gold Level
2:00 pmto 3:00 pm
The 3 Ps of Digital Production--People, Processes and Profits

Join a panel discussion with Steve Pigliacelli, Matt Roberts, Don Albsensi, Jr., and Barbara Warner-Wojdan as they share their experiences of incorpating digital dentistry into their daily business models.

Grand Ballroom AB

East Tower
Gold Level
2:30 pmto 3:00 pm
Coffee and Drinks with VITA

Join VITA for coffee and drinks.

Columbus Hall EF

East Tower
Gold Level
2:30 pmto 3:30 pm
Value First

Skip Carpenter discusses controlling the light at first contact.

Randolph 1A

East Tower
Bronze Level
2:35 pmto 3:15 pm
Making Profitability Easier with All-on-Four Implants: Designing with Ease

Rami Siev discusses how to present the latest treatment options by offering zygomatic implants and presenting restorative opportunities to help technicians expand clinician support for treatment. He also discusses why digital guides are a vital part of case design and success, and an adjunct to lab revenues.

Roosevelt 3AB

East Tower
Bronze Level
3:00 pm
3:00 pmto 3:50 pm
The 10 Most Frequently Asked 3Shape Support Questions

Eli Delgado answers the 10 most frequently asked 3Shape support questions from 2016, including hardware, software and 3Shape-related IT issues. Got one that isn’t on the list? He’ll help you with that one as well.

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
3:00 pmto 3:50 pm
Why So Many Milling Machines End Up in the Bone Yard

Most high-production labs have a bone yard of old milling machines that are broken, unreliable, inefficient or too expensive to operate. Kim Karpowitz explains how 97% of the hundreds of U.S.-made Digital Dental mills built in the past 10 years are still in operation and shares why so many machines end...

Michigan 1C

East Tower
Bronze Level
3:00 pmto 3:50 pm
Ultra-Translucent Zirconia--How Far Has It Come and Where Can It Go?

Vince Tauro discusses the appropriate indications for the new hybrid zirconia which is highly translucent and very strong. He also explains when to use the high-strength discs and when to use the ultra-translucent discs.

Grand Suite 5

East Tower
Gold Level
3:00 pmto 4:00 pm
Accelerating Your Workflow and Profits for Premium Fixed Hybrid Cases and Why I Chose the AvaDent Digital Denture Solution

Guillermo Molina, DDS, shares his journey through the transition process and the benefits of going digital. Learn how you can incorporate digital dentistry and the AvaDent lineup of milled, precision prostheses into your practice to achieve precision, predictability and peace with your fixed hybrid cases.

Michigan 1B

East Tower
Bronze Level
3:00 pmto 4:00 pm
Thinking of Investing in CAD/CAM? Optimize Your Investment's Outcomes

A well thought out investment can truly affect your business’s profitability, growth and bottom line. Daniel Alter, MSc, MDT, CDT, shares the necessary thought process and practical questions to consider as you invest in CAD/CAM technology and achieve the best possible results for your business’...

Grand Ballroom CD South

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Scientific credit
3:00 pmto 4:00 pm
Digital e.max Pressing Design & Digital e.max Wax Tree Press

Mitch Jula, MDT, discusses two of the newest software add-ons developed by Ivoclar Vivadent for 3Shape software, allowing pressing labs to enter the digital world while maintaining full control over the process. This new digital workflow focuses on creating digital wax patterns and minimizing manual...

Columbus Hall IJ

East Tower
Gold Level
3:00 pmto 4:00 pm
Lab Growth Through the Digital Process

If your lab has not taken the steps to enter the digital marketplace, see how easy and affordable it is to go digital. Gary Iocco shows attendees how they can grow their businesses by going digital. He covers the affordability of this digital shift and how a one-person lab can seamlessly transform their...

Michigan 3

East Tower
Bronze Level
1 Scientific credit
3:00 pmto 4:00 pm
Implant Bars and Bridges

Christopher Adamus discusses how 3Shape’s solution supports standard and free-form bar shapes for removable and fixed prosthesis, and enables virtual design of gingiva and creation of any type of attachment.

Michigan 2

East Tower
Bronze Level
3:00 pmto 4:00 pm
How Do the Six Hottest OSHA Updates Affect Lab Owners and Workers?

Protect workers' health and your business' liability! OSHA continues to update its standards in order to protect workers from work-related injuries and illnesses. Gary Morgan, CDT, covers the updates including GHS requirements, recordkeeping rules, infection control, silica PEL and OSHA's 78% increase in penalties. 

Skyway Meeting Room 265

East Tower
Blue Level
1 Regulatory Standards Credit
3:00 pmto 4:00 pm
Fixed Implant-Retained Prosthetics
  • Zahn Dental · Melville, NY
  • Bob Cohen, CDT · Executive Director of Product Development and Clinical Education at Henry Schein

Bob Cohen, CDT, discusses new digital techniques for manufacturing a superior restoration in less time with proven protocols. Through digital production, attendees see new generation materials that are less costly, stronger and more esthetic. In addition, the efficiencies and accuracy make for highly...

Grand Ballroom EF

East Tower
Gold Level
3:00 pmto 4:00 pm
Thinking Differently About Change

Dan Trommater wants you to think differently. He has practiced magic since 1998, both as a form of entertainment and as a communication tool, and has traveled all across North America working with organizations that want to shift their perspectives. During this magical lecture, you are forced to change...

Columbus Hall CD

East Tower
Gold Level
1 Professional Development credit
3:00 pmto 4:30 pm
Advanced Crown and Bridge

exocad covers, in detail, the latest trends in prostheses for full-arch rehabilitation that are revolutionizing dentistry. Learn how to provide the ideal solution for dentists and patients. Demonstrations include how to scan a manual waxup, or do one totally digitally, as well as how to design the gingiva...

Randolph 3

East Tower
Bronze Level
3:00 pmto 4:30 pm
Non-Digital Production and Esthetic Tools for Conventional and Digital Removable Prosthetics

Have you decided to forgo participating in digital manufacturing and are looking for a way to shorten processing times without quality compromise? You understand to remain viable you need to produce and offer something different, something more esthetic. Thomas Zaleske explains how three-minute microwave...

Plaza Ballroom B

East Tower
Green Level
3:00 pmto 4:30 pm
3D Printing from 1986 to 2016 and Beyond

Chris Frye helps you get a better understanding of the different types of 3D printing on the market today, where it all started, how the dental industry is currently using the technology and where it may be going. Digital impressions are becoming more common and understanding how the models are printed...

Skyway Meeting Room 272

East Tower
Blue Level
1.5 Scientific credits
3:45 pmto 5:45 pm
3D Implant Planning, Guide Design and Fabrication

Dan Harvey, CDT, covers how to use implant planning software to place implants, design surgical guides and surgical guide fabrication using either 3D printing or milling. Attendees receive six free .stl exports compliments of Blue Sky Bio, LLC.

Roosevelt 2

East Tower
Bronze Level
4:00 pm
4:00 pmto 5:00 pm
3Shape Implant Design

Designing implant-supported restorations in 3Shape automates your production capabilities and itss easier than most technicians would think. Carrie Cokely, CDT, demonstrates designing screw-retained restorations, custom abutments and overdenture bars. Attendees gain knowledge on how to design all of the above implant cases.

Grand Ballroom EF

East Tower
Gold Level
4:00 pmto 5:00 pm
NextDent, the Global Leader in Dental 3D Printing Materials, Presents How You Can Take Immediate Advantage of the Many Amazing 3D Printing Opportunities in Your Dental Laboratory Today
  • AvaDent · Scottsdale, AZ
  • Menno Pot · Application Technology Officer at Vertex-Dental and NextDent BV

The dynamic world of 3D printing is being fueled by rapid technological advances. NextDent has teamed up with AvaDent Digital Denture Solutions to bring you an exciting 3D printing innovation and many opportunities for your lab. Menno Pot covers the do’s and don’ts of 3D printing, 3D printing...

Michigan 1B

East Tower
Bronze Level
5:00 pm
5:00 pmto 7:00 pm
Open Discussion

For exocad users and anyone interested in influencing the next generation of dental CAD, this open mic session allows you to sound off to exocad management on what’s good and bad about exocad, or the competition. A fast-paced, lively discussion is guaranteed.

Randolph 3

East Tower
Bronze Level

Most educational seminars will be approved by the NBC for CE credits. Check back often for credit approval updates.