LMT LAB DAY West 2016

May 13-14, 2016 · Garden Grove, CA

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  • Frank Acosta, CDT

    Owner at 3D Odonto Image

    Owner of 3D Odonto Image

  • Naoki Aiba, CDT

    Owner at Science Art, Inc./Oral Design Center Monterey

    A ceramist and professional photographer, Mr. Aiba graduated from the Dental Technology Program at the Dental School of Aichi Gakuin University in Nagoya, Japan, in 1982. He completed the post-graduate ceramics course at...

  • Adriane Alfonso

    President at Esthetic Dental Designs, Inc.

    Adriane Alfonso is the Owner of Esthetic Dental Designs in Honolulu, HI. He has worked in the industry since 1998. He started his own lab in 2009 and is an Advocate for Sirona and a Digital Resource for Patterson Dental Hawaii.

  • Daniel Alter, CDT

    Professor at NYC College of Technology

    I enjoy being a constant learner and pass a wealth of knowledge along to the future leaders of our profession.

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  • Dane Barlow

    Ceramist at Precision Dental Arts

    Dane Barlow became a dental technician in 2012 and bought Smiles Inc., Boise, ID, in 2013. He lectures internationally, teaching people how to set goals and work with excellent products.

  • Jessica Birrell, CDT

    Owner at Capture Dental Arts

    Jessica Birrell, CDT, FACE, Owner of Capture Dental Arts located in Saratoga Springs, UT, attended the dental technology program at the American Medical Dental Institute in 1999. She worked for a large laboratory in Utah...

  • Chris Bormes

    President at PREAT Corp.

    Chris Bormes graduated from Gonzaga University and attended the Dental Laboratory Technology program at City College of San Francisco. He has earned both ICOI Fellowship and Mastership in Dental Technology; graduated from...

  • Thomas Bormes

    CEO at PREAT Corp.

    Tom Bormes, MBA,is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of PREAT Corp. and a well-respected expert in dental prosthetics, implant restoration and precision attachments. Bormes was the founding President of APM Sterngold, has...

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  • Skip Carpenter

    Owner at Esthetic Designs Inc.

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

  • Victor Castro, CDT

    Owner at Studio-280

    Victor Castro, CDT, was born in New York City and raised in South America. For the past 15 years he’s been helping dentists and specialists create functional and cosmetic restorations. He has developed a technique he calls...

  • Tra' Chambers

    Owner at Express Dental Laboratory

    Tra’ Chambers, President of Express Dental Laboratory, Norman, Okla., earned a bachelor of science degree in biology with an emphasis in biotechnology. Focus is on providing dentist with high quality restorations by using...

  • Jean Chiha, CDT

    Master Ceramist at North Star Dental Laboratories

    Master Ceramist trained in at the I'INSTITUT DONTO TECHNIQUE in France. I now own a Dental Lab in Santa Ana, Ca. I am also an AACD member and the 2013 President of the DLOAC.

  • James Choi

    CEO at DNA Dental Supplies

    James Choi is a laboratory director, instructor and lecturer in UCLA’s Master Ceramist Program. He began working in the dental technology field in 2000 and was certified as a Master Ceramist in 2012. He studied...

  • Young D. Chung

    President at Megabio Implant Solutions

    Young D. Chung is President of Megabio Implant Solutions. With 28 years' of experience, he is also an implant prosthetics specialist. Formerly an associate professor, he is now a faculty member at the International Academy of Dental Implantology.

  • Patrick Coon, CDT/TE

    Technical Consultant at Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.

    Patrick Coon is a 22 year US Air Force Veteran and has been a Dental Laboratory Technician for 28 years. Pat now works with Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. as a Technical Consultant.

  • Bruce Crispin, DDS

    Dentist at Esthetic Professionals

    Dr. Bruce Crispin founded the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry and Esthetic Professionals Dental Education Center. He is one of the only dentists that is both a Diplomat of the American Board of Prosthodontics and an Accredited...

  • Alessandro Cucchiaro

    General Manager at Zirkonzahn USA

    Alessandro Cucchiaro, MDT, General Manager of Zirkonzahn USA, is a well-recognized pioneer in the field of restorative and implant dentistry. A graduate of the Dental School of Modena e Reggio Emilia in Italy, he has more...

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  • Brandon Dickerman, CDT

    Guided Surgery Specialist at Dickerman Dental Prosthetics

    Brandon Dickerman, CDT, is a third-generation technician. Since graduating from the University of Vermont in 2009, he has worked in his family’s laboratory, Dickerman Dental Prosthetics, in Sharon, MA, where he is responsible...

  • Mike Dominguez, CDT/TE

    Owner/Ceramist at Kymata Dental Arts

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

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  • James Ellison

    Technical & Education Dept Head at Sterngold

    James Ellison, CDT, is the Technical & Education Department Head at Sterngold Dental LLC. He earned the title of Certified Dental Technician during 20 years of at-the-bench experience and has spent the past 30 years with...

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  • Jared Fielding

    Owner at JF Dental Arts

  • Al Fillastre, CDT

    Owner at Ceram-O-Arts

    Al Fillastre, CDT, owns and operates Ceram-O-Arts Dental Laboratory in Lakeland, FL. He began his training in dental technology after receiving his BS degree in chemistry from Stetson University in 1975 and later began working...

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  • Chuck Genco

    Managing Director For National Laboratories at Clear Choice Management Services

    Chuck Genco is the Executive Director of ClearChoice Laboratory Services. He is a graduate honor student from the Naval School of Dental Technology and has over 25 years of experience in all phases of laboratory technology....

  • Uwe Greitens

    CEO at Dental Direkt

    Uwe Greitens has been with Dental Direkt, GmbH in Germany since 2001 and is the head of production management, materials research and development, and quality management.

  • Von Grow

    Student at Dark Horse Dental Studio, DTG Magazine, Damaged Goods

    Its time to come out of the shadows my Dental Tech Brothers!

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  • Sean Han, CDT

    President at Image Dental Group

    Sean Han, CDT, is CTO of Image Dental Studio in Santa Clara, CA, specializing in cosmetics and implants. He has been interested in CAD/CAM for over 10 years and since he bought his first full option system in 2011—the...

  • Daniel Hardy

    Dept Head at Trosavig Dental Lab

    DTG/GC KOL/RG in Seattle Washington

  • Ryan Haupt

    Lab Manager at Haupt Dental Lab

    Ryan Haupt is Manager of Operations at Haupt Dental Lab Inc., a full service lab located in Brea, CA. He has an extensive background working with many of the current all-ceramic restorations on the market today and has lectured...

  • Leon Hermanides, CDT

    President at Protea Dental Studio, Inc.

    Leon has worked in laboratories specializing in implants and anterior esthetics since 1992 and publishes and lectures on implants and esthetic dentistry. Since 1998 he has owned/managed Protea Dental Studio, DAMAS in Redmond, WA

  • Al Hodges, CDT

    Owner at Highland Dental Arts

    Al Hodges, CDT, DTG, earned his Associate’s Degree in Dental Technology from the Dental Laboratory School of Orlando, FL in 1978. A CDT Member of the American Prosthetic Society, he began his career working with his...

  • Mitch Hurst, CDT

    Ceramist at Mitch Hurst Dental Studio

    Mitch Hurst, CDT, has owned and operated Mitch Hurst Dental Studio, in Boise, ID, since 2007. He began his career working in his father’s laboratory. In 2006, he became a Certified Dental Technician, specializing in Ceramics....

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  • Sang Jun, CDT

    Owner at Bay Dental Laboratory

    Sang Jun, CDT, has over 28 years of experience and is the owner and master ceramist of Bay Dental Laboratory and the founder of the Monterey Academy of Science and Art in Monterey, CA. He has studied under world-renowned...

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  • Michael Keeter, Jr. DTG, CDT

    Owner/ Lead Technician at Real Time Dental Lab

    Michael Keeter, CDT, DTG, is a Graduate of Durham Tech with an AAS and certifications in Cast Partial Denture, Complete Denture, Crown and Bridge and Orthodontic Techniques. A Key Opinion Leader for GC America, he operates...

  • Robert Kreyer, CDT

    Director of Manufacturing at Global Dental Science (GDS)/Avadent

    Robert Kreyer, CDT, Director of Manufacturing, Global Dental Science, is a third-generation technician and received his technical training from the U.S. Army Medical Field Service School. He is a member of the American Prosthodontic...

  • Kyle Kuhns, MDT

    Ceramist at Shikosha dental lab

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  • Raymond Lee

    President at Doowon USA, Inc

    We are the U.S. division of DoowonID in Korea which has a world-widely great reputation for a CAD/CAM Milling Machine with Arum brand

  • Steve Seung-Hoon Lee MDC., CDT

    Master Dental Technician at Zahnwerkstatt USA

    Until November 2012, Professional instructor / Co-director of the UCLA Master Dental Ceramist program. Now, working as a Master dental technician in Beverly Hills, Zahnwerkstatt, LLC U.S.A on North Camden Drive.

  • Brian Lindke, CDT

    Owner/Ceramist at Vividx, Inc.

    Brian Lindke, CDT, is the owner of Beautiful Smiles by VIVIDX, in Buford, GA. He has studied with world-renowned clinicians and technicians and maintains membership in several prestigious organizations. He is recognized as...

  • Chris Lowthorp, CDT

    Owner at Digital Dental Aesthetics

    Chris Lowthorp, CDT, Owner of Digital Dental Aesthetics LLC, brings more than 40 years of experience to his lectures and hands-on training seminars. Emphasizing techniques that can be easily implemented in the laboratory...

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  • James E. Mahan, CDT

    President/CEO at Productivity Training Corp.

    Jim Mahan, CDT, is President and CEO of Productivity Training Corp. (PTC). An international trainer, lecturer and laboratory consultant, he helps owners/managers establish standard technical and management procedures in their...

  • Bill Marais, RDT

    Owner at Disa Dental Studio

    Bill Marais, RDT, DTG, is the Owner of Disa Dental Studio, Portland, OR, a one-man lab focusing on high-end, complex, combination cases. He has continued his education by attending numerous workshops and courses, including...

  • Kevin McAuley, RDT

    Digital Dentistry Product Manager, North America at Nobel Biocare

    Kevin McAuley, RDT, is Digital Dentistry Product Manager, North America for Nobel Biocare. He has 34 years of experience in the dental field as a dental technologist, product specialist and trainer. He has spent the last...

  • Gary D. Morgan, CDT

    Vice President & Senior Consultant at SafeLink Consulting, Inc.

    Gary Morgan is the Senior Consultant and Vice President for SafeLink Consulting, Inc. who began lecturing on health and safety in 1989. He is an Authorized Trainer under OSHA’s Outreach Program and a certified DAMAS...

  • Mark Murphy, DDS

    Lead Faculty Clinical Education at Funktional Business Consulting

    Mark Murphy, DDS, FAGD, is the VP of Marketing for ProSomnus Sleep Technologies. He has served on the Board of Directors of the NADL, Pankey Institute, FDLT and IdentAlloy Council.

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  • Bennett Napier

    Executive Director at Journal of Dental Technology

    Bennett Napier, MS, CAE, is a Certified Association Executive and serves as Executive Director of the NADL and the NBC. Napier has been involved in the dental industry since 1994 having served as a Chief Staff Executive for...

  • Craig Nelson, CDT

    Senior Technical Manager of Scientific and Clinical Affairs at Heraeus Kulzer

    Craig Nelson, CDT, is the Senior Technical Manager of Scientific and Clinical Affairs for Heraeus Kulzer. He studied commercial art at Utah College and obtained an Associate of Applied Sciences in Dental Laboratory Technology...

  • Denise North, CDT

    Technical Services at Zahn Dental, a Div. of Henry Schein, Inc.

    Denise North, CDT, is Technical Services Specialist at Zahn Dental, providing customer support in all aspects of laboratory processes. She has 33 years of industry experience, is certified in Dental Ceramics and has worked...

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  • Insang Park

    CAD/CAM Technician at Burbank Dental Lab

  • Craig Pickett

    Technical Support Manager at Whip Mix Corp.

    Craig Pickett, RG, CDT, is responsible for technical support at Whip Mix Corp. He assists in developing and evaluating new products and presents technical clinics internationally. A 30-year CDT, Pickett has been a Lab Manager;...

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  • Martin Schmid, CDT

    Owner at European Dental Arts

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

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