Friday, February 21
7:30 am
7:30 amto 9:30 am
OXDIG: Enabling the Digital Workflow

Since 2009, OXDIG has developed an open standard for system interoperability in the dental industry. This specification, known as UDX (Universal Dental Exchange) enables software systems to exchange order and manufacturing data along the entire dental prosthetics digital manufacturing workflow. All interested...

Parlor F, Lobby Level
8:00 am
8:00 amto 8:50 am
The ORIGIN Intelligences Certified Scan & Design Training (Crown & Bridge)

James Campbell explains how to bring the power of CAD/CAM to your laboratory with a low-cost, high-value system that provides all the necessary tools for comprehensive design including crown and bridge, implant abutments and Origin Live™ Full Contour Zirconia. With a fast scanning time, see how...

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
8:00 amto 8:50 am
Bringing Zirconia to Life: Consistency and Aesthetics With 29 Master Shades & Multilayer Pre-Shaded Disks

The Origin Live Zirconia 2 in 1 system allows users to mill substructures and full contour restorations on the same disc providing you with the strength and translucency to fulfill all zirconia needs. Scott Gallacher, CDT, explains how when pairing the system with the Chroma™ FC Zirconia Coloring...

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
8:00 amto 9:00 am
End to End CAD/CAM for the Dental Lab

Bob Cohen, CDT, offers an in-depth discussion on the evolution of CAD/CAM technology and the current state of seamlessly integrated, fully open architecture systems now available. He discusses and demonstrates the ultimate integration for rapid design, CAM and milling of accurate and esthetic restorations,...

Colorado Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
8:00 amto 10:45 am
Written CDT Comprehensive and RG Examinations

Pre-registraiton was required but a few walk-in spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Parlor C, Lobby Level
8:30 amto 10:00 am
The Next Generation of Intelligent and Fiscally Responsible CAD/CAM Bars

Ruth Bourke introduces a double structure design concept, endorsed by Dr. Kois, which requires no scanner or software. Web-based 3D-Viewer is utilized.  

Parlor A, Lobby Level
2 Scientific credits
8:30 amto 10:30 am
Creative Edge Symposium: Begin with End in Hand

The key to successful implant prosthetics is communication and collaboration between the clinician and technician. Dr. William Perry and Rob Kreyer, CDT, explain how to begin with an end vision and understanding of all the diagnostic variables. They also discuss the indirect approach to implant prosthetics...

Columbus Rooms A & B, Lobby Level
2 Scientific credits
9:00 am
9:00 amto 9:30 am
Thrive Or Survive: the Choice is Yours

Discover what many other decision makers have already figured out as being a key to a laboratory's long-term success. Michael Adkins, CDT, explains how to properly implement outsourcing into your business model and answers questions about how Dentalle has made a difference for labs all over the U.S.

Parlor E, Lobby Level
.5 Professional Development credits
9:00 amto 9:50 am
Bringing Zirconia to Life: Consistency and Aesthetics With 29 Master Shades & Multilayer Pre-Shaded Disks

The Origin Live Zirconia 2 in 1 system allows users to mill substructures and full contour restorations on the same disc providing you with the strength and translucency to fulfill all zirconia needs. Scott Gallacher, CDT, explains how when pairing the system with the Chroma™ FC Zirconia Coloring...

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 9:50 am
Secrets to Success For CAD/CAM Integration From a Lab Owner's Perspective

Discover the benefits of in-house milling and learn the challenges and advantages of integrating CAD/CAM technology into daily production from an Origin Equipment owner. Ask questions, interact and take away the right knowledge to succeed in the dental industry today.

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 9:50 am
Origin-Haas 5HD Milling Center: Creating Custom Bars and Implants With Precision and Accuracy

Jesse Madsen demonstrates how the Origin-Haas 5HD uses new and improved strategies for milling one piece custom abutments, implant bars and bridges.

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 9:50 am
The ORIGIN Intelligences Certified Scan & Design Training (Crown & Bridge)

James Campbell explains how to bring the power of CAD/CAM to your laboratory with a low-cost, high-value system that provides all the necessary tools for comprehensive design including crown and bridge, implant abutments and Origin Live™ Full Contour Zirconia. With a fast scanning time, see how...

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 10:00 am
Magic Touch and CAPzilla: Scaling Up and Streamlining the Digital Workflow

CAP and Magic Touch Software Intl. (MTSI) have partnered to create a system designed to streamline the digital workflow in the laboratory while providing complete visibility of your digital cases, The partnership combines MTSI’s lab management software and the easy-to-use workflow of CAPzilla....

Colorado Room, Level 2
9:00 amto 10:30 am
Removable Prosthetics: Fabricating the Exceptional

Tom Zaleske presents new products and techniques needed to stay current and viable in today's removable prosthetic specialty. Topics include curing options for today's denture base acrylics with emphasis on the injection, microwave and conventional techniques; tips for better curing outcomes; finishing...

Fountain View Room, Lobby Level
1.5 Scientific credits
9:00 amto 11:00 am
Become a Cadblu TRIOS Certified Lab

Are you TRIOS ready? Mark Borchardt explains the detailed digital workflow from clinician to lab. Pre-registration recommended.

Parlor B, Lobby Level
2 Scientific credits
9:00 amto 5:00 pm
Fine Tuning Your Casework With Character

Vanik Jinoian, MDT, explains how to introduce a quick quality control process into your everyday routine. Measuring the shade and providing documentation guaranteeing shade result can provide you with a customer-service edge. Also learn how to use characterizing stains and glazes to enhance shade and...

Mississippi Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 5:00 pm
The Work Around For Difficult Fixed Cases

Bill Mrazek, BSc, CDT, gives a hands-on demonstration on how to manipulate layered porcelains from the framework tinting/opaque stage through the characterization of the final glaze. Learn how a simple electronic quality control device can be used throughout the layering process to help guide a ceramist...

Mississippi Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 5:00 pm
Color Blending With Full Contour Zirconia

Today’s digital software makes designing full contour zirconia restorations very efficient and can result in anatomically correct contour and nice anatomy. But without the understanding of how to manipulate and control translucency and color, even posterior shade mismatch can undermine your quality....

Mississippi Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 5:00 pm
Shade Taking and Taking It to the Next Level

Mark Murphy, DDS, shows how to properly take a shade and professionally assess shade on a live patient. Held hourly.

Mississippi Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 5:00 pm
Breaking Free of the Assembly Line Removable Denture

Dennis Purinton, CDT, and Thomas Gausmann, MDT, show you how to manipulate variations of denture tooth setups with non-symmetrical arrangements and how to wax natural anatomy and cervical tissue contours to enhance your workmanship. Held hourly.

Mississippi Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 5:00 pm
A Technician's Voice of Reality

Hear from technicians on how they are working through market changes and developing needed skill sets so they’re not left behind in today’s economy. Held hourly.

Mississippi Room, Level 2
9:00 amto 5:00 pm
Innovative Solutions From Sirona

Attendees explore Sirona and its latest offerings that provide added flexibility and financial success to your lab.

Chicago 8, Ballroom Level
9:00 amto 5:00 pm
Learn How AvaDent is Changing Removable Dentistry...Forever

AvaDent Digital Dentures brings automation to removable dentistry using Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) in conjunction with CAD/CAM; CAE goes beyond traditional CAD/CAM fabrication by using scientific algorithms to aid and control the bulk of designs and manufacturing tasks. Call to schedule an appointment...

Tennessee Room, Level 2
9:00 amto 6:00 pm
DENTSPLY Prosthetics Product Demonstrations

Join DENTSPLY Prosthetics for hourly demonstrations of products and services. Topics include: Celtra™ DUO—All-Ceramic Stain and Glaze Process Creative Ceramics featuring Ceramco®3 Cercon® Smart Ceramics featuring Ceramco®PFZ—Porcelain for Zirconia Cercon®...

Mayfair Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit per session
9:00 amto 6:00 pm
NobelProcera Innovation Experience Lounge

Have a sneak peek at new products and services that will impact your laboratory's business and receive hands-on experience with the next generation of CAD/CAM and digital dentistry solutions.

Arkansas Room, Level 2
9:00 amto 7:00 pm
Live Case Demonstrations--Scanning, Designing and Milling Titanium and Zirconia Crowns, Bridges, Implant Abutments and Bars

Ryan Johnson, Doug Taylor, Jim Brown and Shanda Robb give live demonstrations of scanning, designing and milling applications for zirconia crowns and bridgework and titanium implant abutments and bars. They demonstrate the new Medit Identica Blue Scanner with exocad software and various lines of precision...

Hospitality Suite 836, 8th Floor
9:30 amto 10:00 am
Thrive Or Survive: the Choice is Yours

Discover what many other decision makers have already figured out as being a key to a laboratory's long-term success. Michael Adkins, CDT, explains how to properly implement outsourcing into your business model and answers questions about how Dentalle has made a difference for labs all over the U.S.

Parlor E, Lobby Level
.5 Professional Development credits
9:30 amto 10:40 am
CAD/CAM Technology Updates in Dentistry

Knowledge of software, milling machines, materials and material properties are fundamental to the clinical success and longevity of restorations. Michael Bergler, MDT, discusses the possibilities of various CAD/CAM systems and details the capabilities of the most recent scanners and software and their...

Missouri Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
10:00 am
10:00 amto 10:30 am
Thrive Or Survive: the Choice is Yours

Discover what many other decision makers have already figured out as being a key to a laboratory's long-term success. Michael Adkins, CDT, explains how to properly implement outsourcing into your business model and answers questions about how Dentalle has made a difference for labs all over the U.S.

Parlor E, Lobby Level
.5 Professional Development credits
10:00 amto 10:50 am
Secrets to Success For CAD/CAM Integration From a Lab Owner's Perspective

Discover the benefits of in-house milling and learn the challenges and advantages of integrating CAD/CAM technology into daily production from an Origin Equipment owner. Ask questions, interact and take away the right knowledge to succeed in the dental industry today.

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
10:00 amto 10:50 am
Origin-Haas 5HD Milling Center: Creating Custom Bars and Implants With Precision and Accuracy

Jesse Madsen demonstrates how the Origin-Haas 5HD uses new and improved strategies for milling one piece custom abutments, implant bars and bridges.

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
10:00 amto 10:50 am
Bringing Zirconia to Life: Consistency and Aesthetics With 29 Master Shades & Multilayer Pre-Shaded Disks

The Origin Live Zirconia 2 in 1 system allows users to mill substructures and full contour restorations on the same disc providing you with the strength and translucency to fulfill all zirconia needs. Scott Gallacher, CDT, explains how when pairing the system with the Chroma™ FC Zirconia Coloring...

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
10:00 amto 10:50 am
The ORIGIN Intelligences Certified Scan & Design Training (Crown & Bridge)

James Campbell explains how to bring the power of CAD/CAM to your laboratory with a low-cost, high-value system that provides all the necessary tools for comprehensive design including crown and bridge, implant abutments and Origin Live™ Full Contour Zirconia. With a fast scanning time, see how...

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
10:00 amto 11:00 am
TRIOS Digital Impressions and New Workflows

Bob Cohen, CDT, and Rob Nazzal offer a comprehensive review of the TRIOS intraoral scanner and the hands-on components. They cover order creation, scanning, clinical validation, sending digital impressions, design, manufacturing and new workflows.

Colorado Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
10:00 amto 11:30 am
New Generation Dental Zirconia That Makes the Nicest Restoration

The new generation of zirconia is guaranteed to last for 100 years and be more translucent then ever. Tamas Rozsa discusses why the production of zirconia blanks is only half of the battle and why lab processes need to be fine-tuned to achieve the nicest restoration results in which zirconia is capable.

Parlor D, Lobby Level
10:15 amto 12:15 pm
Crystal Ultra--The Next Generation of Millable Hybrid Ceramics

Scott Atkin and Kim Karpowitz take a comprehensive look at the new future restorative material, hybrid ceramics, and using the best materials for implant reconstruction as well as crown and bridge restorations. They also discuss milling titanium abutments with DentMill 4 and 5 systems.

Parlor F, Lobby Level
10:15 amto 12:15 pm
CAD/CAM 101

Thinking about getting a scanner or a mill for your laboratory? Ryan Johnson shows you the good, the bad and the ugly and teaches all of the basics, including what to ask and what to expect when you receive your first system.

Parlor G, Lobby Level
2 Scientific credits
10:30 amto 11:00 am
Thrive Or Survive: the Choice is Yours

Discover what many other decision makers have already figured out as being a key to a laboratory's long-term success. Michael Adkins, CDT, explains how to properly implement outsourcing into your business model and answers questions about how Dentalle has made a difference for labs all over the U.S.

Parlor E, Lobby Level
.5 Professional Development credits
10:30 amto 12:00 pm
The Next Generation of Intelligent and Fiscally Responsible CAD/CAM Bars

Ruth Bourke introduces a double structure design concept, endorsed by Dr. Kois, which requires no scanner or software. Web-based 3D-Viewer is utilized.  

Parlor A, Lobby Level
2 Scientific credits
11:00 am
11:00 amto 11:30 am
Thrive Or Survive: the Choice is Yours

Discover what many other decision makers have already figured out as being a key to a laboratory's long-term success. Michael Adkins, CDT, explains how to properly implement outsourcing into your business model and answers questions about how Dentalle has made a difference for labs all over the U.S.

Parlor E, Lobby Level
.5 Professional Development credits
11:00 amto 11:50 am
Bringing Zirconia to Life: Consistency and Aesthetics With 29 Master Shades & Multilayer Pre-Shaded Disks

The Origin Live Zirconia 2 in 1 system allows users to mill substructures and full contour restorations on the same disc providing you with the strength and translucency to fulfill all zirconia needs. Scott Gallacher, CDT, explains how when pairing the system with the Chroma™ FC Zirconia Coloring...

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
11:00 amto 12:00 pm
Advancement On Ceramic Materials For CAD/CAM Technology

As a provider of restorations, it’s the technician’s responsibility to fully understand material properties for maximizing benefits in every fabrication procedure. Kimiyo Sawyer, RDT, reviews and compares the latest zirconia materials on the market, from esthetic aspects to physical properties...

Missouri Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
11:00 amto 12:00 pm
Creative Edge Symposium: Face, White and Pink to Simplify Complex Restorative Cases

Complex cases are more prevalent today than ever before and laboratories with the ability to restore these cases are positioned for future success. Today's technician needs a solid foundation of knowledge to control case outcome and esthetic success. Peter Pizzi, CDT, MDT, TFNGS, covers a variety of...

Columbus Rooms A & B, Lobby Level
1 Scientific credit
11:00 amto 12:00 pm
Partnering With IMILLING For Your Implant Milling Solutions

Felix Chung presents IMILLING's restorative CAD/CAM services ranging from screw-retained zirconia bridges to titanium implant bars and showcases its in-house milling solutions. Also, learn about the latest digital restorative products and acquire the know-how in order to incorporate them into your laboratory.

Huron Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
11:00 amto 12:30 pm
Esthetic and Stable Solutions for Implant Dentistry

Mike Dominguez, CDT/TE, reviews repeatable, teachable and efficient processes for fabricating esthetic and stable implant restorations. He also discusses cases ranging from screw-retained, cement-retained and single unit to full arch.

Fountain View Room, Lobby Level
12:00 pm
12:00 pmto 12:50 pm
Secrets to Success For CAD/CAM Integration From a Lab Owner's Perspective

Discover the benefits of in-house milling and learn the challenges and advantages of integrating CAD/CAM technology into daily production from an Origin Equipment owner. Ask questions, interact and take away the right knowledge to succeed in the dental industry today.

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
12:00 pmto 1:30 pm
Written CDT Specialty Examinations

Pre-registraiton was required but a few walk-in spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Parlor C, Lobby Level
12:30 pmto 1:30 pm
Creative Edge Symposium: the Science Behind Today's Milling Materials

Understanding scanning and milling is only a piece of the CAD/CAM puzzle. Familiarization with milling material properties and limitations is critical to guaranteeing consistent success. Brian Knopf gives an overview of the chemistry and physical properties of different types of zirconia, PMMA resins...

Columbus Rooms A & B, Lobby Level
1 scientific credit
12:30 pmto 1:40 pm
CAD/CAM Technology Updates in Dentistry

Knowledge of software, milling machines, materials and material properties are fundamental to the clinical success and longevity of restorations. Michael Bergler, MDT, discusses the possibilities of various CAD/CAM systems and details the capabilities of the most recent scanners and software and their...

Missouri Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
1:00 pm
1:00 pmto 1:45 pm
The Power of Digital Dentistry

Jay Black, CDT, gives an in-depth overview of the new inLab SW 4.2, including real cases from his laboratory.  

Ohio Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
1:00 pmto 1:50 pm
Origin-Haas 5HD Milling Center: Creating Custom Bars and Implants With Precision and Accuracy

Jesse Madsen demonstrates how the Origin-Haas 5HD uses new and improved strategies for milling one piece custom abutments, implant bars and bridges.

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
1:00 pmto 1:50 pm
The ORIGIN Intelligences Certified Scan & Design Training (Crown & Bridge)

James Campbell explains how to bring the power of CAD/CAM to your laboratory with a low-cost, high-value system that provides all the necessary tools for comprehensive design including crown and bridge, implant abutments and Origin Live™ Full Contour Zirconia. With a fast scanning time, see how...

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
1:00 pmto 1:50 pm
Secrets to Success For CAD/CAM Integration From a Lab Owner's Perspective

Discover the benefits of in-house milling and learn the challenges and advantages of integrating CAD/CAM technology into daily production from an Origin Equipment owner. Ask questions, interact and take away the right knowledge to succeed in the dental industry today.

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
1:00 pmto 2:00 pm
Izir, Screw-Retained Crown and Bridge

The Izir Crown and Bridge is an esthetic, affordable implant solution that is nearly fully automated. Bob Cohen, CDT, discusses CAD/CAM workflow as well as indications and contraindications, clinical and laboratory protocols and manufacturing processes. He also discusses the implant components and systems...

Colorado Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
1:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Milling Titanium Implant Bars & Custom Abutments In-House--Part 1: What It Takes to Be Successful

Milling your own titanium implant parts can be very lucrative, but there are a lot of misconceptions about what’s involved. In Part One of this series, Neal Demazure and Jordan Greenberg explain which features are most important when choosing a scanner, CAM software and milling machine to ensure...

Huron Room, Level 2
2 Scientific credits
1:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Design/Print Your Own Surgical Guides

Mark Borchardt explains the design basics of the 3Shape surgical guide software. Pre-registration recommended.

Parlor B, Lobby Level
1 Scientific credit
1:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Experience Your First Ceramotion

Bassam Haddad, RDT, provides a 45-minute lecture followed by a 75-minute demonstration on creating natural-looking teeth. Covering all applications of the Ceramotion ceramic system on Zr, lithium disilicate, pressables, metal and Ti Frames, participants learn about all the advantages of this new system.

Parlor D, Lobby Level
2 Scientific credits
1:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Properly Fabricated Removable Flexible Partial

Elvis Rosado guides you through the entire process for fabricating a TCS flexible partial and answers questions along the way. This is an ideal class for technicians new to thermoplastics as well as experienced technicians looking to improve their quality or learn new techniques.

Parlor G, Lobby Level
2 Scientific credits
1:00 pmto 6:00 pm
The Power of Dynamic Networking With Peers

From 1:30pm-2:30pm, Mike Dominguez, CDT/TE, illustrates small-lab technology and techniques developed by OPT-In partners. From 4:00pm-5:00pm, OPT-In Founder Dr. Dean Mersky, Peter Pizzi, CDT, MDT, FNGS, Dr. David Hornbrook and others provide brief presentations about the advantages of networking with...

Erie Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
1:15 pmto 2:45 pm
What's OSHA Looking For--Infection Control, CR6, Compressed Gases??? (co-sponsored By American Dental Supply, Inc.)

OSHA inspections of dental laboratories have increased nationwide. Mary Borg-Bartlett of SafeLink and Les Hochhauser of ADS review the most commonly cited violations including those that pertain to hazard communication, infection control, personal protective equipment, electrical and machinery, and emergency...

Parlor A, Lobby Level
1.5 Regulatory Standards credits
1:30 pmto 2:30 pm
Modern Form Follows Function with Denture Teeth

Frank Poerschke, MDT, educates technicians on the selection of different types of denture teeth and the important relationships between the transmission of forces through replacement teeth to the denture base.

Lee Hammar will be attending
Parlor E, Lobby Level
1 Scientific credit
1:30 pmto 2:30 pm
Balancing Analog and Digital Workflow to Maximize Productivity and Quality

Balancing digital workflow with traditional manufacturing can maximize outcomes. Susan Van Kinsbergen, CDT, explores how to balance digital workflow, hand work, in-house manufacturing and outsourcing for higher quality and productivity.

Michigan Rooms A & B, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
1:30 pmto 3:00 pm
Producing Bridges, Copings, Implants and Models From CAD Data Via Laser Sintering--An Industrial 3D Printing Process

Thomas Thiel, MDT, explains how direct metal laser sintering (DMLS™), a 3D additive printing process using CAD data, can produce about 450 units for crowns and bridges in 24 hours unattended, and how to produce plastic models with laser sintering.

Parlor F, Lobby Level
1.5 Scientific credits
1:30 pmto 3:00 pm
Plans for Implementing Successful Custom Shade Matching on Aesthetic Anterior Cases

Luke Kahng, CDT, shares his successful strategic plan to easily match custom shades and fabricate anterior esthetic cases.

Fountain View Room, Lobby Level
1.5 Scientific credits
1:30 pmto 3:30 pm
Introducing the New Synspar Advance: Hands-On Workshop

Bob Michaels, Master CDT, explains how the new Synspar Advance porcelain layering system for porcelain-fused-to metal offers superior handling while providing a dependable esthetic outcome for each case. Learn how your lab can reach new levels of productivity by using the many special effects easily...

Chicago 10, Ballroom Level
2 Scientific credits
2:00 pm
2:00 pmto 2:45 pm
LB Promenade, Level 2
2:00 pmto 2:50 pm
Bringing Zirconia to Life: Consistency and Aesthetics With 29 Master Shades & Multilayer Pre-Shaded Disks

The Origin Live Zirconia 2 in 1 system allows users to mill substructures and full contour restorations on the same disc providing you with the strength and translucency to fulfill all zirconia needs. Scott Gallacher, CDT, explains how when pairing the system with the Chroma™ FC Zirconia Coloring...

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
2:00 pmto 2:50 pm
The ORIGIN Intelligences Certified Scan & Design Training (Crown & Bridge)

James Campbell explains how to bring the power of CAD/CAM to your laboratory with a low-cost, high-value system that provides all the necessary tools for comprehensive design including crown and bridge, implant abutments and Origin Live™ Full Contour Zirconia. With a fast scanning time, see how...

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
2:00 pmto 2:50 pm
Origin-Haas 5HD Milling Center: Creating Custom Bars and Implants With Precision and Accuracy

Jesse Madsen demonstrates how the Origin-Haas 5HD uses new and improved strategies for milling one piece custom abutments, implant bars and bridges.

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
2:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Tennessee Room, Level 2
2:00 pmto 3:10 pm
The Evolving Impact of Zirconia on the Contemporary Dental Practice

Ariel Raigrodski, DMD, MS, FACP, discusses the properties of zirconia and clinical aspects of zirconia-based restorations including the results of a study on a new zirconia for monolithic restorations. Also discussed: the role of CAD/CAM technology in facilitating the fabrication of bilayered, hybrid...

Missouri Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
2:00 pmto 5:00 pm
Ivoclar Vivadent Removable Presents the Candulor 'Art of Denture' Competition and Masterpiece Collection

Sponsored in part by LMT, attendees have the chance to see removable work from denture technicians all over North America. Past winner, Arian Deutsch, CDT, is on hand to demonstrate esthetic techniques that helped him earn the first-place award in the 2012 North American competition. On Friday: Deustch...

LB Promenade, Level 2
2:15 pmto 3:00 pm
All CEREC All the Time

Frank Acosta shares the potential and opportunity of Sirona Connect for your lab. Known as “All CEREC All the Time”, he explains how to speak the same language as your doctors and provides tips on how to grow your lab with digital impressions.

Tra' Chambers will be attending
Ohio Room, Level 2
1 Professional Development credit
2:30 pmto 3:30 pm
Make All Your Partials Precision Removable Appliances

Removable prosthesis offer great growth potential for labs in a competitive environment. Larry Shields, CDT, shows various techniques and materials that can turn your partial dentures into Precision Removable Appliances.

Liza Boivin will be attending
Michigan Rooms A & B, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
2:45 pmto 3:45 pm
Hybrid Denture Veneering, Made Quick and Easy

Frank Poerschke MDT, shows the German artVeneer®/artConcept® system consisting of multi-layered tooth-shaded, fully anatomical anterior and posterior veneers and accessory materials with a bonding system in perfectly matched classical V-shades. 

Parlor E, Lobby Level
1 Scientific credit
3:00 pm
3:00 pmto 3:45 pm
LB Promenade, Level 2
3:00 pmto 3:50 pm
Bringing Zirconia to Life: Consistency and Aesthetics With 29 Master Shades & Multilayer Pre-Shaded Disks

The Origin Live Zirconia 2 in 1 system allows users to mill substructures and full contour restorations on the same disc providing you with the strength and translucency to fulfill all zirconia needs. Scott Gallacher, CDT, explains how when pairing the system with the Chroma™ FC Zirconia Coloring...

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
3:00 pmto 3:50 pm
The ORIGIN Intelligences Certified Scan & Design Training (Crown & Bridge)

James Campbell explains how to bring the power of CAD/CAM to your laboratory with a low-cost, high-value system that provides all the necessary tools for comprehensive design including crown and bridge, implant abutments and Origin Live™ Full Contour Zirconia. With a fast scanning time, see how...

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
3:00 pmto 4:00 pm
Custom Milled Abutments

Bob Cohen, CDT, demonstrates a new, fully open titanium custom abutment solution. Learn how this CAD/CAM solution can be fully integrated into most labs. Other topics include 3Shape abutment designer, SUM3D CAM and milling of site-specific custom abutments, milling blanks and milling from discs, and...

Colorado Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
3:00 pmto 4:00 pm
Milling Titanium Implant Bars & Custom Abutments In-House--Part 2: Calculating the ROI and Profitability For Your Lab

Immediately following Part One of this series which outlines the technology required to successfully mill titanium implant parts, Jordan Greenberg, Neal Demazure and Jerry Zagury explore features of the Datron D5 dental mill that can significantly increase your profitability. They also walk you through...

Huron Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
3:15 pmto 4:45 pm
What's OSHA Looking For--Infection Control, CR6, Compressed Gases??? (co-sponsored By American Dental Supply, Inc.)

OSHA inspections of dental laboratories have increased nationwide. Mary Borg-Bartlett of SafeLink and Les Hochhauser of ADS review the most commonly cited violations including those that pertain to hazard communication, infection control, personal protective equipment, electrical and machinery, and emergency...

Parlor A, Lobby Level
1.5 Regulatory Standards credits
3:30 pmto 4:15 pm
Digital Technology: Reinvent your Lab, Revitalize your Business

Chad Rogers shows you how to automate your crown and bridge department to reach new heights in efficiency, consistency and profitability.  

Tra' Chambers will be attending
Ohio Room, Level 2
1 Professional Development credit
3:30 pmto 4:30 pm
Advancement On Ceramic Materials For CAD/CAM Technology

As a provider of restorations, it’s the technician’s responsibility to fully understand material properties for maximizing benefits in every fabrication procedure. Kimiyo Sawyer, RDT, reviews and compares the latest zirconia materials on the market, from esthetic aspects to physical properties...

Missouri Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
3:30 pmto 5:00 pm
The Dental Color Revolution (Matching the Single Crown Shade)

Masayuki Hoshi, RDT, demonstrates how to match shades on metal and zirconia substructures, full contour zirconia, IPS e.max and even titanium using any porcelain and GC Lustre Paste.

Fountain View Room, Lobby Level
1.5 Scientific credits
3:30 pmto 5:00 pm
Optimizing Design Settings Will Greatly Improve Your Digital Results

Virtual dies spacing, margin line offset, offset angle, establishing minimum thicknesses can affect final fit and accuracy. Al Fillastre, Jr., CDT, explains how to manage settings and assure great outcomes on all materials (SLM, Cad/Cast, Wax, Zirconium, Lithium Dicilicate).

Liza Boivin will be attending
Michigan Rooms A & B, Level 2
3:30 pmto 5:00 pm
Producing Bridges, Copings, Implants and Models From CAD Data Via Laser Sintering--An Industrial 3D Printing Process

Thomas Thiel, MDT, explains how direct metal laser sintering (DMLS™), a 3D additive printing process using CAD data, can produce about 450 units for crowns and bridges in 24 hours unattended, and how to produce plastic models with laser sintering.

Parlor F, Lobby Level
1.5 Scientific credits
3:30 pmto 5:30 pm
Cadblu New Product Review

Mark Borchardt reviews new products from Cadblu. Pre-registration recommended.

Parlor B, Lobby Level
1 Scientific credit
3:30 pmto 5:30 pm
Experience Your First Ceramotion

Bassam Haddad, RDT, provides a 45-minute lecture followed by a 75-minute demonstration on creating natural-looking teeth. Covering all applications of the Ceramotion ceramic system on Zr, lithium disilicate, pressables, metal and Ti Frames, participants learn about all the advantages of this new system.

Parlor D, Lobby Level
2 Scientific credits
3:45 pmto 5:45 pm
Smile Design Using Dental GPS and Panadent Dento-Facial Analyzer

Thomas Lee and Dr. Alain Méthot provide attendees with a better understanding for using Dental GPS 3D Smile Design software and the Panadent Dento-Facial Analyzer to evaluate facial symmetry, dental midline, occlusal plane and incisal edge position. Also learn how to develop diagnostic smile simulations,...

Parlor C, Lobby Level
4:00 pm
4:00 pmto 5:00 pm
Lingualized Occlusion: Simplifying the set-up enhancing function with DeltaForm®

Max Bosshart, MDT, explains the benefits and features of lingualized occlusion according to Prof. Dr. A. Gerber's set-up philosophy and the importance of denture tooth design simplifying the set-up enhancing function and avoiding hyper balance and/or disfunctional contacts. He teaches the simple and...

Parlor E, Lobby Level
1 Scientific credit
4:00 pmto 6:00 pm
The Zirlux Universal Zirconia System Workshop

Alwyn Naraine, CDT, teaches how to produce esthetic, full contour zirconia restorations using pre-shaded Zirlux FC2 discs and stains, and shows how the Zirlux FC2 Zirconia discs are compatible with the Zirlux LC layering ceramics. Each participant stains and glazes a unit.

Chicago 10, Ballroom Level
2 Scientific credits
4:15 pmto 5:15 pm
Digital Dental Prosthetic Processing

Chuck Stapleton covers how to scan from a model or impression using the latest technology, the advancements and limitations of today’s technology, and the basics of CAD/CAM and how it can benefit any lab. 

Parlor G, Lobby Level
.5 professional development credits
4:45 pmto 5:15 pm
Increasing your Revenues with inLab

Tra’ Chambers shares his story of how Sirona’s milling solutions and design suite has increased revenue at his lab while changing doctor’s and patient’s expectations. Also, learn how Sirona’s solutions can lean your laboratory manufacturing processes and offer additional...

Tra' Chambers will be attending
Ohio Room, Level 2
1 Professional Development credit
5:15 pm
5:15 pmto 5:45 pm
Advanced Techniques on Up Selling High End Removables

Learn the tools you need to increase profits without increasing your work load. David Jackson presents a few easy techniques to change the way your removable lab does business showing how the use of high-quality materials can increase your profitability and improve the esthetics of your work. he also...

Parlor E, Lobby Level
.5 Professional Development credit
5:30 pmto 7:00 pm
NobelProcera Innovation Forum/Reception

Join Nobel Biocare for refreshments and hors d'oeuvres and hear about the exciting future of digital dentistry. Order of events includes: Welcome at 5:30pm, Innovation Introduction (2014 Sneak Peek) at 5:40pm and The Digital WorkFlow featuring Smart Fusion (1 Scientific credit) with Dr. Peter Wörhle...

Chuck Genco will be attending
Chicago 7, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
Saturday, February 22
7:30 am
7:30 amto 8:30 am
Evolution of Outsourcing: CAD/CAM, Custom Abutments--How Does This Fit into Your Business Model?

Jim Erb provides an overview of the reasons why outsourcing exists in our industry and the technology opportunities (CAD/CAM) associated with it. Attendees learn how to incorporate outsourcing as part of their laboratory business model.

Hospitality Suite 936, 9th Floor
1 Scientific credit
7:30 amto 8:30 am
Why is Everyone Talking About exocad?: Options from Your Current CAD/CAM System

John Orfanidis explains why exocad customizable software is different from other CAD/CAM systems and how choosing a system from one of its 14 resellers provides the laboratory with choices, power, precision and productivity.

Hospitality Suite 1029, 10th Floor
7:30 amto 8:30 am
Digital A to Z: Bring All Your Product Offerings into the Digital Workflow

Maximize your lab' s capacity by bringing all aspects of your product offering into the digital workflow. Marlin Gohn, CDT, shows how Argen can help support your lab with products ranging from digital models, high noble SLM copings, transitionally-shaded milled zirconia, Digital Captek and many more.

Superior Room A, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
7:30 amto 8:30 am
Paradigm Shift of Prosthetics

New materials and supportive products allow technicians to be more competitive, efficient, profitable, and create a more esthetic and functional prosthesis. Jeremy Wohlers, CDT, discusses several ways the role of the dental technician is rapidly evolving and highlight new materials and techniques that...

Parlor D, Lobby Level
1 Scientific credit
7:30 amto 9:30 am
To Survey Or Not to Survey, Common Cast Partial Denture Problems

Elmer Rose, CDT, discusses common problems encountered in fabricating cast partial denture frameworks and looks at some common surveying, design and casting issues. An open discussion to benefit all levels of partial denture framework technicians is also included.

Columbus Room A, Lobby Level
7:30 amto 9:30 am
Zirconia Coloring Made Easy by Using Enamel-Colored Zirconia

Zirconia is the choice of material for today's restorative dentistry due to its stength, bio-compatibility and the potential to enhance esthetics. Asami Tanaka, CDT, NMD, and Shinsuke "Shin" Ashina, RDT, discuss this new concept for coloring full-monolithic zirconia restorations using a complete coloring system.

Parlor G, Lobby Level
2 Scientific credits
7:30 amto 9:30 am
Are You Running a Dental Laboratory Or is It Running You?

This presentation provides an overview of the NADL’s national public awareness campaign promoting the role of dental technicians, organized dentistry support of the laboratory community, and merger/acquisition trends. Also featured is an update on HIPAA regulations, the Sunshine Act and FDA inspection...

Superior Room B, Level 2
1 Professional Development and 1 Regulatory Standards credit
7:30 amto 12:15 pm
Integrating Traditional & Digital Workflows With Cloud-Based Dental Lab Software

Jeff Noles discusses how to use dental lab software to integrate traditional and digital workflows for maximum efficiency and profit. Personalized demos of LabStar cloud-based lab software (formerly SoundTrack) is provided.  

Tra' Chambers will be attending
Lincoln Boardroom, Lobby Level
8:00 am
8:00 amto 8:50 am
Bringing Zirconia to Life: Consistency and Aesthetics With 29 Master Shades & Multilayer Pre-Shaded Disks

The Origin Live Zirconia 2 in 1 system allows users to mill substructures and full contour restorations on the same disc providing you with the strength and translucency to fulfill all zirconia needs. Scott Gallacher, CDT, explains how when pairing the system with the Chroma™ FC Zirconia Coloring...

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
8:00 amto 8:50 am
The ORIGIN Intelligences Certified Scan & Design Training (Crown & Bridge)

James Campbell explains how to bring the power of CAD/CAM to your laboratory with a low-cost, high-value system that provides all the necessary tools for comprehensive design including crown and bridge, implant abutments and Origin Live™ Full Contour Zirconia. With a fast scanning time, see how...

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
8:00 amto 9:00 am
What's OSHA Looking For--Infection Control, CR6, Compressed Gases???

OSHA inspections of dental laboratories have increased nationwide. Gary Morgan, CDT, reviews the most commonly cited violations including those that pertain to hazard communication, infection control, personal protective equipment, electrical and machinery and emergency action planning, including workplace violence.

Hospitality Suite 930, 9th Floor
1 Regulatory Standards credit
8:00 amto 9:00 am
Chicago 6, Ballroom Level
1 professional development credit
8:00 amto 9:00 am
DWOS Live-Link™--A Collaborative Breakthrough For Labs and Dentists

Ron Roche presents how DWOS Live-Link creates new opportunities for labs to grow their implant case business and improve collaboration with their dentists to achieve implant case success.

Erie Room, Level 2
8:00 amto 9:00 am
Balancing Analog and Digital Workflow to Maximize Productivity and Quality

Balancing digital workflow with traditional manufacturing can maximize outcomes. Susan Van Kinsbergen, CDT, explores how to balance digital workflow, hand work, in-house manufacturing and outsourcing for higher quality and productivity.

Michigan Rooms A & B, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
8:00 amto 9:00 am
What's New?

Tom Bormes covers implant dentistry and how PRISM Design and Production Center combines the accuracy of 5-axis milling with the design freedom of Additive Selective Laser Melting; removable partial dentures and the Sagix, IC and Preci-52 attachments; overdenture systems and components, including the...

Hospitality Suite 829, 8th Floor
8:00 amto 9:00 am
End to End CAD/CAM for the Dental Lab

Bob Cohen, CDT, offers an in-depth discussion on the evolution of CAD/CAM technology and the current state of seamlessly integrated, fully open architecture systems now available. He discusses and demonstrates the ultimate integration for rapid design, CAM and milling of accurate and esthetic restorations,...

Colorado Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
8:00 amto 10:00 am
3Shape Full Contour Design Made Easy

David Mobley, CDT, offers a hands-on demonstration on successfully and efficiently operating the 3Shape Dental Scanner and ScanServer. Attendees learn the Dental Manager functions, how to scan and design a Zirlux full contour crown and how to configure the Control Panel to get the desired results in...

Chicago 10, Ballroom Level
2 Scientific credits
8:00 amto 5:00 pm
NobelProcera Innovation Experience Lounge

Have a sneak peek at new products and services that will impact your laboratory's business and receive hands-on experience with the next generation of CAD/CAM and digital dentistry solutions.

Arkansas Room, Level 2
8:15 amto 12:00 pm
Multiple-Implant Restoration Solutions for the Edentulous Patient--Team Approach

Learn how to utilize a prosthetically driven plan for implant placement, the All-on-4®treatment concept for surgery and immediate-load provisionals, and final restorations featuring CAD/CAM-milled titanium bar prostheses. For the first time at LAB DAY, Andrew Bock, DDS; Terry Nedbalski, DDS; and...

Chicago 7, Ballroom Level
3.5 Scientific credits
8:30 amto 9:30 am
Transitionally Shaded Zirconia: Prep Your Zirconia for Better Esthetics in 30 Seconds

Marlin Gohn, CDT, shows how adding transitional shading to your zirconia units helps you achieve natural-looking restorations by using a quick, 30-second step in your finishing techniques.

Superior Room A, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
8:30 amto 9:30 am
For Advanced and Experienced Exocad Users

John Orfanidis shows how robust and easy the exocad software is to use for fabricating simple single units to complex multi-part, multi-material restorations on both arches. The software features dicom viewing and dynamic semi-adjustable articulation, multiple planes and multi-pre-op and waxup files....

Hospitality Suite 1029, 10th Floor
8:30 amto 9:30 am
Digital Impression Taking and Implant Dentistry

Presented by Simon Ghosh; details coming soon.

Parlor C, Lobby Level
1 Scientific credit
8:30 amto 9:30 am
Evolution of Outsourcing: CAD/CAM, Custom Abutments--How Does This Fit into Your Business Model?

Jim Erb provides an overview of the reasons why outsourcing exists in our industry and the technology opportunities (CAD/CAM) associated with it. Attendees learn how to incorporate outsourcing as part of their laboratory business model.

Hospitality Suite 936, 9th Floor
1 Scientific credit
8:30 amto 5:30 pm
Sheraton 4, Ballroom Level
8:45 amto 9:45 am
The Modern Art of Individualized Removables

Esthetic design of the denture body has become a greater focus with the increased demand for cosmetic and implant-supported dentures. Oscar Galvis, CDT, MDT, AAS, BSHS, shows the easy steps to turn ordinary dentures into masterpieces. He also covers esthetic gingival individualization techniques and...

Parlor D, Lobby Level
1 Scientific credit
9:00 am
9:00 amto 9:45 am
Parlor E, Lobby Level
1 Professional Development credit
9:00 amto 9:45 am
The Power of Digital Dentistry

Jay Black, CDT, gives an in-depth overview of the new inLab SW 4.2, including real cases from his laboratory.  

Ohio Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 9:50 am
Bringing Zirconia to Life: Consistency and Aesthetics With 29 Master Shades & Multilayer Pre-Shaded Disks

The Origin Live Zirconia 2 in 1 system allows users to mill substructures and full contour restorations on the same disc providing you with the strength and translucency to fulfill all zirconia needs. Scott Gallacher, CDT, explains how when pairing the system with the Chroma™ FC Zirconia Coloring...

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 9:50 am
Secrets to Success For CAD/CAM Integration From a Lab Owner's Perspective

Discover the benefits of in-house milling and learn the challenges and advantages of integrating CAD/CAM technology into daily production from an Origin Equipment owner. Ask questions, interact and take away the right knowledge to succeed in the dental industry today.

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 9:50 am
The ORIGIN Intelligences Certified Scan & Design Training (Crown & Bridge)

James Campbell explains how to bring the power of CAD/CAM to your laboratory with a low-cost, high-value system that provides all the necessary tools for comprehensive design including crown and bridge, implant abutments and Origin Live™ Full Contour Zirconia. With a fast scanning time, see how...

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 9:50 am
Origin-Haas 5HD Milling Center: Creating Custom Bars and Implants With Precision and Accuracy

Jesse Madsen demonstrates how the Origin-Haas 5HD uses new and improved strategies for milling one piece custom abutments, implant bars and bridges.

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 10:00 am
Magic Touch and CAPzilla: Scaling Up and Streamlining the Digital Workflow

CAP and Magic Touch Software Intl. (MTSI) have partnered to create a system designed to streamline the digital workflow in the laboratory while providing complete visibility of your digital cases, The partnership combines MTSI’s lab management software and the easy-to-use workflow of CAPzilla....

Colorado Room, Level 2
9:00 amto 10:00 am
Implants—Master Pink and White Porcelain and Layering Over Any Substructure

Overcome soft tissue deficiencies with new framework designs, set screws and controlling pink porcelains. Achieving esthetic and predictable solutions to complex cases may be the key to your lab’s growth in 2014. Peter Pizzi, CDT, MDT, covers predictable options and ceramic techniques that...

Michigan Rooms A & B, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 10:00 am
New Implant Technologies

Chris Bormes discusses PREAT's PRISM Design and Production Center and how it provides the geometric freedom of additive manufacturing technology combined with the accuracy of CNC-controlled machining to produce an excellent passive fit. PRISM provides implant bars and bridges made of medical grade, high-strength...

Hospitality Suite 829, 8th Floor
9:00 amto 10:15 am
Zolid Esthetics

Joachim Maier, MDT, discusses Amann Girrbach’s Zolid monolithic zirconia as a material for supporting esthetics and long-term success; its clinical application and contraindication and its special features in the areas of hardness and abrasion. He also covers virtual planning of monolithic cases...

Sheraton 4, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 10:30 am
Lost in Translation: a Team Approach to Dentistry

Understanding and applying the skills of dental technology is the first step to success, but working with a team requires understanding the softer skills of collaboration and communication. Joshua Polansky, MDT, and Dr. Barry Polansky share their teamwork experiences and how they use their skills to...

Fountain View Room, Lobby Level
1.5 Scientific credits
9:00 amto 11:00 am
Ceramic Workshop

Mark Borchardt presents new techniques to produce the best ceramic restorations. He also covers high-translucent zirconia, IPS e.max and new ceramics. Pre-registration recommended.

Parlor B, Lobby Level
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 11:00 am
Your Digital Journey: a Conversation With Mark Jackson and Al Fillastre

n this interactive discussion, Mark Jackson, RDT, and Al Fillastre, CDT, focus on their laboratories’ journey into the digital age. Topics include why they made the change and how it affected their business models. They also discuss digital CAD/CAM products and how they determined what was right...

Hospitality Suite 929, 9th Floor
2 scientific credits
9:00 amto 11:00 am
Milling Titanium Implant Bars & Custom Abutments In-House--Part 1: What It Takes to Be Successful

Milling your own titanium implant parts can be very lucrative, but there are a lot of misconceptions about what’s involved. In Part One of this series, Neal Demazure and Jordan Greenberg explain which features are most important when choosing a scanner, CAM software and milling machine to ensure...

Huron Room, Level 2
2 Scientific credits
9:00 amto 4:00 pm
Walk-In Demo: Discover CZR Techniques: The Critical Factors in Accurate Color Matching for Anterior Ceramic Restorations

Naoto Yuasa, RDT, provides demonstrations all day on how to determine the best color matching for anterior ceramic restorations using the CZR technique.

Missouri Room, Level 2
9:00 amto 4:00 pm
Walk-In Product Display: KATANA Zirconia ML/HT Display and Discussion with CAD/CAM Specialist from Kuraray Noritake

Hiro Sakamoto, RDT, answers attendees' questions about Noritake KATANA Zirconia ML/HT.

Missouri Room, Level 2
9:00 amto 4:30 pm
Ivoclar Vivadent Removable Presents the Candulor 'Art of Denture' Competition and Masterpiece Collection

Sponsored in part by LMT, attendees have the chance to see removable work from denture technicians all over North America. Past winner, Arian Deutsch, CDT, is on hand to demonstrate esthetic techniques that helped him earn the first-place award in the 2012 North American competition. On Friday: Deustch...

LB Promenade, Level 2
9:00 amto 4:30 pm
DENTSPLY Prosthetics Product Demonstrations

Join DENTSPLY Prosthetics for hourly demonstrations of products and services. Topics include: Celtra™ DUO—All-Ceramic Stain and Glaze Process Creative Ceramics featuring Ceramco®3 Cercon® Smart Ceramics featuring Ceramco®PFZ—Porcelain for Zirconia Cercon®...

Mayfair Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit per session
9:00 amto 5:00 pm
Innovative Solutions From Sirona

Attendees explore Sirona and its latest offerings that provide added flexibility and financial success to your lab.

Chicago 8, Ballroom Level
9:00 amto 5:00 pm
3M ESPE and Jensen Dental: Preciso Digital Dentistry Solution

3M ESPE and Jensen Dental, 3M™ ESPE's Certified Lab Channel Partner, showcase the latest advancements in digital materials, hardware, software and new digital workflows for the Lava™ Materials-Approved Preciso Digital Dentistry Solution. Watch for upcoming announcements about specific lectures...

Sheraton 5, Ballroom Level
9:00 amto 5:00 pm
A Technician's Voice of Reality

Hear from technicians on how they are working through market changes and developing needed skill sets so they’re not left behind in today’s economy. Held hourly.

Mississippi Room, Level 2
9:00 amto 5:00 pm
Shade Taking and Taking It to the Next Level

Mark Murphy, DDS, shows how to properly take a shade and professionally assess shade on a live patient. Held hourly.

Mississippi Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 5:00 pm
Breaking Free of the Assembly Line Removable Denture

Dennis Purinton, CDT, and Thomas Gausmann, MDT, show you how to manipulate variations of denture tooth setups with non-symmetrical arrangements and how to wax natural anatomy and cervical tissue contours to enhance your workmanship. Held hourly.

Mississippi Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 5:00 pm
Color Blending With Full Contour Zirconia

Today’s digital software makes designing full contour zirconia restorations very efficient and can result in anatomically correct contour and nice anatomy. But without the understanding of how to manipulate and control translucency and color, even posterior shade mismatch can undermine your quality....

Mississippi Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 5:00 pm
The Work Around For Difficult Fixed Cases

Bill Mrazek, BSc, CDT, gives a hands-on demonstration on how to manipulate layered porcelains from the framework tinting/opaque stage through the characterization of the final glaze. Learn how a simple electronic quality control device can be used throughout the layering process to help guide a ceramist...

Mississippi Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 5:00 pm
Fine Tuning Your Casework With Character

Vanik Jinoian, MDT, explains how to introduce a quick quality control process into your everyday routine. Measuring the shade and providing documentation guaranteeing shade result can provide you with a customer-service edge. Also learn how to use characterizing stains and glazes to enhance shade and...

Mississippi Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
9:00 amto 5:00 pm
Learn How AvaDent is Changing Removable Dentistry...Forever

AvaDent Digital Dentures brings automation to removable dentistry using Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) in conjunction with CAD/CAM; CAE goes beyond traditional CAD/CAM fabrication by using scientific algorithms to aid and control the bulk of designs and manufacturing tasks. Call to schedule an appointment...

Tennessee Room, Level 2
9:00 amto 7:00 pm
Live Case Demonstrations--Scanning, Designing and Milling Titanium and Zirconia Crowns, Bridges, Implant Abutments and Bars

Ryan Johnson, Doug Taylor, Jim Brown and Shanda Robb give live demonstrations of scanning, designing and milling applications for zirconia crowns and bridgework and titanium implant abutments and bars. They demonstrate the new Medit Identica Blue Scanner with exocad software and various lines of precision...

Hospitality Suite 836, 8th Floor
9:15 amto 10:00 am
LB Promenade, Level 2
9:30 amto 10:00 am
BIOMET 3i Open House: The Latest Innovations in Digital Dentistry for the Laboratory

Details to come.

Parlor C, Lobby Level
9:30 amto 10:30 am
All Ceramic, All Options: Technology and the Pursuit of Better Business

Presented by Lee Culp, CDT, AAACD.

Chicago 6, Ballroom Level
1 professional development credit
9:30 amto 10:30 am
What's OSHA Looking For--Infection Control, CR6, Compressed Gases???

OSHA inspections of dental laboratories have increased nationwide. Gary Morgan, CDT, reviews the most commonly cited violations including those that pertain to hazard communication, infection control, personal protective equipment, electrical and machinery and emergency action planning, including workplace violence.

Hospitality Suite 930, 9th Floor
1 Regulatory Standards credit
9:30 amto 11:00 am
Cross-Application-Integration: Merge DICOM and STL Files in DWOS For Powerful Implant Case Planning and Execution

Imagine seeing virtually, or even holding, a digitally designed diagnostic mockup of your case before it’s even started. By merging DICOM files and surface scan STL files together in DWOS, technicians are able to tap into the power of cross-application integration. Larry Stites, CDT, shows you...

Erie Room, Level 2
10:00 am
10:00 amto 10:45 am
Parlor E, Lobby Level
1 Professional Development credit
10:00 amto 10:50 am
Origin-Haas 5HD Milling Center: Creating Custom Bars and Implants With Precision and Accuracy

Jesse Madsen demonstrates how the Origin-Haas 5HD uses new and improved strategies for milling one piece custom abutments, implant bars and bridges.

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
10:00 amto 10:50 am
Secrets to Success For CAD/CAM Integration From a Lab Owner's Perspective

Discover the benefits of in-house milling and learn the challenges and advantages of integrating CAD/CAM technology into daily production from an Origin Equipment owner. Ask questions, interact and take away the right knowledge to succeed in the dental industry today.

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
10:00 amto 10:50 am
Bringing Zirconia to Life: Consistency and Aesthetics With 29 Master Shades & Multilayer Pre-Shaded Disks

The Origin Live Zirconia 2 in 1 system allows users to mill substructures and full contour restorations on the same disc providing you with the strength and translucency to fulfill all zirconia needs. Scott Gallacher, CDT, explains how when pairing the system with the Chroma™ FC Zirconia Coloring...

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
10:00 amto 10:50 am
The ORIGIN Intelligences Certified Scan & Design Training (Crown & Bridge)

James Campbell explains how to bring the power of CAD/CAM to your laboratory with a low-cost, high-value system that provides all the necessary tools for comprehensive design including crown and bridge, implant abutments and Origin Live™ Full Contour Zirconia. With a fast scanning time, see how...

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
10:00 amto 11:00 am
Modern Form Follows Function with Denture Teeth

Frank Poerschke, MDT, educates technicians on the selection of different types of denture teeth and the important relationships between the transmission of forces through replacement teeth to the denture base.

Lee Hammar will be attending
Parlor E, Lobby Level
1 Scientific credit
10:00 amto 11:00 am
New Digital Communication Workflow Between Dentists and Laboratories

Technology is quickly advancing and many are looking forward to the day when digital impressions will be as simple, affordable and efficient as using a cell phone. Craig Nelson, AAS, CDT, shows a communication tool that allows dentists to continue their traditional workflow and offers laboratories an...

Ontario Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
10:00 amto 11:00 am
Over the Shoulder: Diem2--Retrofitting a Denture for an Immediate Load Full Arch Restoration

Presented by Wayne Szara, CDT; details coming soon.

Parlor C, Lobby Level
1 Scientific credit
10:00 amto 11:00 am
TRIOS Digital Impressions and New Workflows

Bob Cohen, CDT, and Rob Nazzal offer a comprehensive review of the TRIOS intraoral scanner and the hands-on components. They cover order creation, scanning, clinical validation, sending digital impressions, design, manufacturing and new workflows.

Colorado Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
10:00 amto 11:30 am
New Advances in Lab Scanning Technology and CAD Design

Paul Bennett shares his experience incorporating the Zfx Dental CAD system into his laboratory and how he has worked with clinicians to show them the value of digital technology. Also, Mark Massey, CDT, shows the latest innovations from Zfx including a new scanner, Zfx Evolution and software updates for 2014.

Columbus Room B, Lobby Level
1 Scientific credit
10:00 amto 12:00 pm
Fiber is Good for You

Chris and Tom Bormes discuss the science of glass fiber reinforcement and strengthening and eliminate the misconceptions about reinforcement. They explain what really works and why, and show how you can increase your product offerings, sales and profits with reinforced and strengthened implant overdentures,...

Hospitality Suite 829, 8th Floor
2 Scientific credits
10:00 amto 12:00 pm
Zirconia Coloring Made Easy by Using Enamel-Colored Zirconia

Zirconia is the choice of material for today's restorative dentistry due to its stength, bio-compatibility and the potential to enhance esthetics. Asami Tanaka, CDT, NMD, and Shinsuke "Shin" Ashina, RDT, discuss this new concept for coloring full-monolithic zirconia restorations using a complete coloring system.

Parlor G, Lobby Level
2 Scientific credits
10:00 amto 12:00 pm
Making An Informed Decision on the Scan/Design Software to Best Fit Your Laboratory

This panel discussion includes experts that utilize or consult on various scan and design software everyday. Listen and learn from experienced 3Shape, Exocad, Dental Wings and other popular open platform systems. Lead by Dell Dine, CDT, this program helps you choose the system matched to your lab’s needs.

Liza Boivin will be attending
Michigan Rooms A & B, Level 2
2 Scientific credits
10:00 amto 12:00 pm
3Shape: Designing Implants Precisely

David Mobley, CDT, explains the workflow and operation of the 3Shape Dental Scanner and ScanServer. Attendees learn how the Dental Manager functions, how to create custom abutments using the advanced tool option within the custom abutment software module and how to configure the Control Panel to get...

Chicago 10, Ballroom Level
2 Scientific credits
10:15 amto 11:00 am
All CEREC All the Time

Frank Acosta shares the potential and opportunity of Sirona Connect for your lab. Known as “All CEREC All the Time”, he explains how to speak the same language as your doctors and provides tips on how to grow your lab with digital impressions.

Tra' Chambers will be attending
Ohio Room, Level 2
1 Professional Development credit
10:15 amto 11:00 am
LB Promenade, Level 2
10:15 amto 12:15 pm
Learn Together, Succeed Together

Enrico Steger, MDT, discusses the characteristics of the Prettau Bridge, a 100% zirconia restoration with the esthetics of a natural tooth without the use of ceramic, new technologies and the latest developments in implant prosthetics. He shows a wide range of challenging cases from around the world,...

Columbus Room A, Lobby Level
2 Scientific credits
10:15 amto 12:15 pm
DuraFlex: Everything You Need to Know About the New Premier Choice in Flexible Partials

In this presentation and table clinic, attendees learn how easy it is to process DuraFlex and use the HotShotElite to add a clasp or a tooth. Kris Schermerhorn, CDT, provides step-by-step processing instructions and reviews actual DuraFlex, VisiClear and DuraCetal cases made with the Myerson FlexPress and HotShotElite.

Superior Room B, Level 2
2 scientific credits
10:15 amto 12:15 pm
Implants Made Easy

A successful implant case starts with proper centric relation, implant position planning, the right scanning and implant surgical guides, verification indexes and insertion keys. Joachim Mosch, MDT, explains how to economically make these splints and guides with primosplint. He also explains how to easily...

Hospitality Suite 936, 9th Floor
2 scientific credits
10:15 amto 12:15 pm
New Generation Dental Zirconia That Makes the Nicest Restoration

The new generation of zirconia is guaranteed to last for 100 years and be more translucent then ever. Tamas Rozsa discusses why the production of zirconia blanks is only half of the battle and why lab processes need to be fine-tuned to achieve the nicest restoration results in which zirconia is capable.

Hospitality Suite 830, 8th Floor
10:30 amto 12:00 pm
Maximizing Esthetic Results with CAD/CAM

Luke Kahng, CDT, guides technicians through a variety of restorations utilizing the latest innovative equipment and procedures in digital dentistry and CAD/CAM technology to achieve the maximum results in esthetic restorations. 

Sheraton 4, Ballroom Level
1.5 Scientific credits
11:00 am
11:00 amto 11:45 am
Sheraton 3, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
11:00 amto 11:45 am
Parlor E, Lobby Level
1 Professional Development credit
11:00 amto 12:00 pm
Valplast Masterclass: the Science of Flexible Partial Fabrication

Peter Nagy and Justin Marks, CDT discuss the theory, design and fabrication of the flexible partial including live demonstrations of the flexible partial fabrication process as well as information on how flexible partials benefit the lab, the dentist and the patient. Pre-registration recommended.  

Hospitality Suite 1030, 10th Floor
11:00 amto 12:00 pm
New Digital Technology for the Fabrication of Implant-Supported Restorations
  • BIOMET 3i · Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Ryan Napolitano · Director, Marketing & Operations at Precision Craft Dental Lab/PCDL

Presented by Ryan Napolitano; details coming soon.

Parlor C, Lobby Level
1 Scientific credit
11:00 amto 12:00 pm
Milling Titanium Implant Bars & Custom Abutments In-House--Part 2: Calculating the ROI and Profitability For Your Lab

Immediately following Part One of this series which outlines the technology required to successfully mill titanium implant parts, Jordan Greenberg, Neal Demazure and Jerry Zagury explore features of the Datron D5 dental mill that can significantly increase your profitability. They also walk you through...

Huron Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
11:00 amto 12:00 pm
What's OSHA Looking For--Infection Control, CR6, Compressed Gases???

OSHA inspections of dental laboratories have increased nationwide. Gary Morgan, CDT, reviews the most commonly cited violations including those that pertain to hazard communication, infection control, personal protective equipment, electrical and machinery and emergency action planning, including workplace violence.

Hospitality Suite 930, 9th Floor
1 Regulatory Standards credit
11:00 amto 12:30 pm
Hand Made/Results Realized

Producing esthetic and functional ceramic solutions is all about inspiration, motivation, emotion and passion. With his unique perspective on these essential facets, Thomas Sing, MDT, begins his presentation with a single anterior and ends with a complex implant case, sharing ceramic cases that worked...

Fountain View Room, Lobby Level
1.5 Scientific credits
11:30 amto 12:10 pm
Merz Dental PMMA in Today's CAD/CAM World

Allison Raver explains the features, benefits and various indications of using high-quality, medical grade PMMA discs for CAD/CAM purposes which leads to increased efficiency, productivity and profitability.  

Parlor D, Lobby Level
.5 Scientific credit
11:30 amto 12:15 pm
LB Promenade, Level 2
11:30 amto 12:15 pm
Digital Technology: Reinvent your Lab, Revitalize your Business

Chad Rogers shows you how to automate your crown and bridge department to reach new heights in efficiency, consistency and profitability.  

Tra' Chambers will be attending
Ohio Room, Level 2
1 Professional Development credit
11:30 amto 1:30 pm
Are You Connected?

Hear how laboratory owners partnering with Straumann obtain new surgical referrals and grow their businesses. Also, learn how Straumann is “simply doing more” for labs through its open CARES® Prosthetic App* that offers connectivity to Dental Wings® and 3M™ ST Lava™ Scanners,...

Sheraton 1, Ballroom Level
12:00 pm
12:00 pmto 12:30 pm
BIOMET 3i Open House: The Latest Innovations in Digital Dentistry for the Laboratory

Details to come.

Parlor C, Lobby Level
12:00 pmto 12:45 pm
Sheraton 3, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
12:00 pmto 12:50 pm
Secrets to Success For CAD/CAM Integration From a Lab Owner's Perspective

Discover the benefits of in-house milling and learn the challenges and advantages of integrating CAD/CAM technology into daily production from an Origin Equipment owner. Ask questions, interact and take away the right knowledge to succeed in the dental industry today.

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
12:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Michigan Rooms A & B, Level 2
12:15 pmto 1:45 pm
Hybrid Abutments/Hybrid Bars: Extended M-Plant Lecture with an Introduction of the Bar Module

Alexander Wunsche explains the advantages, limitations and esthetic qualities of hybrid abutments/crowns and other hybrid restorations. He also provides a demonstration of the M-Plant module, abutment and bar design.

Sheraton 4, Ballroom Level
1.5 Scientific credits
12:30 pmto 1:30 pm
3M True Definition Intraoral Scanner and the Biomet 3i Encode Workflow

Presented by Chad Naughton; details coming soon.

Parlor C, Lobby Level
1 Scientific credit
12:30 pmto 1:30 pm
All Ceramic, All Options: Man, Machine and Material

Presented by Nelson Rego, CDT, AAACD.

Chicago 6, Ballroom Level
1 professional development credit
1:00 pm
1:00 pmto 1:45 pm
Dentures and Removable Partials Made Easy By CAD/CAM

With Justin Marks and Rune Fisker.  

Sheraton 3, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
1:00 pmto 1:45 pm
Increasing your Revenues with inLab

Tra’ Chambers shares his story of how Sirona’s milling solutions and design suite has increased revenue at his lab while changing doctor’s and patient’s expectations. Also, learn how Sirona’s solutions can lean your laboratory manufacturing processes and offer additional...

Tra' Chambers will be attending
Ohio Room, Level 2
1 Professional Development credit
1:00 pmto 1:50 pm
The ORIGIN Intelligences Certified Scan & Design Training (Crown & Bridge)

James Campbell explains how to bring the power of CAD/CAM to your laboratory with a low-cost, high-value system that provides all the necessary tools for comprehensive design including crown and bridge, implant abutments and Origin Live™ Full Contour Zirconia. With a fast scanning time, see how...

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
1:00 pmto 1:50 pm
Secrets to Success For CAD/CAM Integration From a Lab Owner's Perspective

Discover the benefits of in-house milling and learn the challenges and advantages of integrating CAD/CAM technology into daily production from an Origin Equipment owner. Ask questions, interact and take away the right knowledge to succeed in the dental industry today.

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
1:00 pmto 1:50 pm
Origin-Haas 5HD Milling Center: Creating Custom Bars and Implants With Precision and Accuracy

Jesse Madsen demonstrates how the Origin-Haas 5HD uses new and improved strategies for milling one piece custom abutments, implant bars and bridges.

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
1:00 pmto 2:00 pm
Partnering With IMILLING For Your Implant Milling Solutions

Felix Chung presents IMILLING's restorative CAD/CAM services ranging from screw-retained zirconia bridges to titanium implant bars and showcases its in-house milling solutions. Also, learn about the latest digital restorative products and acquire the know-how in order to incorporate them into your laboratory.

Huron Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
1:00 pmto 2:00 pm
Izir, Screw-Retained Crown and Bridge

The Izir Crown and Bridge is an esthetic, affordable implant solution that is nearly fully automated. Bob Cohen, CDT, discusses CAD/CAM workflow as well as indications and contraindications, clinical and laboratory protocols and manufacturing processes. He also discusses the implant components and systems...

Colorado Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
1:00 pmto 2:00 pm
Chairside VPS Impression Scanning--A New Digital Workflow to Grow Your Business

Three new technologies enable the digital restorative workflow to begin chairside: scannable VPS impression material by Heraeus, the iSeries impression scanner from Dental Wings and the Objet model printer by Stratasys. Steven Touchie demonstrates the benefits of the chairside impression scanning workflow...

Erie Room, Level 2
1:00 pmto 2:00 pm
Zirconia Dioxide as Fundamental in Aesthetic Implantology

With Luc Rutten, CDT, and Patrick Rutten, CDT. There is no fee to attend but space is limited.

Chicago 7, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
1:00 pmto 2:30 pm
Tired of Working Harder Without Results? Learn to Recognize Process Waste in Your Lab

Bob Yenkner provides a realistic picture of how to prepare and maintain a focus on reducing waste in the lab. Using a Lean manufacturing strategy, attendees learn how to identify waste in their processes and link that waste to root-causes for corrective action. Owners, presidents, general managers and...

Hospitality Suite 929, 9th Floor
1.5 regulatory standards
1:00 pmto 2:30 pm
New Advances in Lab Scanning Technology and CAD Design

Paul Bennett shares his experience incorporating the Zfx Dental CAD system into his laboratory and how he has worked with clinicians to show them the value of digital technology. Also, Mark Massey, CDT, shows the latest innovations from Zfx including a new scanner, Zfx Evolution and software updates for 2014.

Columbus Room B, Lobby Level
1 Scientific credit
1:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Digital Dentures & Partial Dentures

Mark Borchardt and Jim Collis explain the basics of dentures, partial design, 3D printed output, and casting procedures and materials. Pre-registration recommended.

Parlor B, Lobby Level
1 Scientific credit
1:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Implant Overdentures

Chris and Tom Bormes provide an overview and theory of implant overdenture case design. Learn why and when to use a bar or stud attachment, the advantages and disadvantages of each type of attachment, and the different options available for bar and stud restorations.

Hospitality Suite 829, 8th Floor
2 Scientific credits
1:00 pmto 3:00 pm
CAD/CAM 201--Advanced Applications For Digital Technology

Do you already have experience with CAD/CAM? Ryan Johnson covers advanced applications including metal milling, implants, large case design and other techniques.

Columbus Room A, Lobby Level
2 Scientific credits
1:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Comprehensive Implant Restorative Solutions for Edentulous Indications with a Focus on Biology and Engineering

As members of the restorative team, technicians must understand how to determine the best treatment for each patient based on individual function and esthetic requirements. David Avery, AAS, CDT, explains the biologic and engineering aspects and the role of the technician in providing digital solutions.

Superior Room A, Level 2
2 Scientific credits
1:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Implant Overdentures--Some New Innovations

Frank Munzenmayer, CDT, and James Ellison, CDT, present three methods for stabilizing overdentures, including a new bar system that eliminates complexity while significantly reducing fabrication time and expense, a freestanding abutment system that allows for true angle correction of misaligned implants,...

Parlor D, Lobby Level
2 Scientific credits
1:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Crystal Ultra--The Next Generation of Millable Hybrid Ceramics

Scott Atkin and Kim Karpowitz take a comprehensive look at the new future restorative material, hybrid ceramics, and using the best materials for implant reconstruction as well as crown and bridge restorations. They also discuss milling titanium abutments with DentMill 4 and 5 systems.

Parlor G, Lobby Level
1:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Indications for Innovative Attachment Solutions: Fixed vs. Removable Treatment Planning

Gianni Storni, MDT, introduces the CAD/CAM milling center partners and components of the OT Equator 4-in-1 System. He illustrates technical options and clinical advantages of the low-profile, space-saving 4.4mm width and 2.1mm vertical dimensions and demonstrates how OT Equator 4-in-1 offers multi-functional...

Hospitality Suite 936, 9th Floor
2 Scientific credits
1:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Dental Wings: Full Contour Design Made Simple

Vincent Munoz shows how easy full contour design is accomplished with DWOS. See how the numerous anatomy libraries can be used to select the most appropriate anatomy for a given indication within seconds. This hands-on course includes scanning to final stain and glaze using the Zirlux Universal System.

Chicago 10, Ballroom Level
2 Scientific credits
1:15 pmto 2:00 pm
LB Promenade, Level 2
1:30 pmto 2:00 pm
Parlor C, Lobby Level
1:30 pmto 3:00 pm
Keeping It Real

Small details can be the key to allowing a brain to believe or not. Everything has a reason and a place. Cracks, wear patterns, halos, of course, but where, how long, what color, how intense? Our work often causes tension to the mind’s eye because we create places without reason. Discover the reason...

Fountain View Room, Lobby Level
1.5 Scientific credits
1:30 pmto 3:00 pm
Your Lab 20/20

In this marketing course, Keith Crittenden addresses the rapid changes in dental technology, communications and marketing to give you a clear vision for the future of your lab.

Superior Room B, Level 2
2 Professional Development credits
2:00 pm
2:00 pmto 2:45 pm
Removables

With Carl Horrocks.  

Parlor E, Lobby Level
1 Professional Development credit
2:00 pmto 2:50 pm
The ORIGIN Intelligences Certified Scan & Design Training (Crown & Bridge)

James Campbell explains how to bring the power of CAD/CAM to your laboratory with a low-cost, high-value system that provides all the necessary tools for comprehensive design including crown and bridge, implant abutments and Origin Live™ Full Contour Zirconia. With a fast scanning time, see how...

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
2:00 pmto 2:50 pm
Bringing Zirconia to Life: Consistency and Aesthetics With 29 Master Shades & Multilayer Pre-Shaded Disks

The Origin Live Zirconia 2 in 1 system allows users to mill substructures and full contour restorations on the same disc providing you with the strength and translucency to fulfill all zirconia needs. Scott Gallacher, CDT, explains how when pairing the system with the Chroma™ FC Zirconia Coloring...

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
2:00 pmto 2:50 pm
Origin-Haas 5HD Milling Center: Creating Custom Bars and Implants With Precision and Accuracy

Jesse Madsen demonstrates how the Origin-Haas 5HD uses new and improved strategies for milling one piece custom abutments, implant bars and bridges.

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
2:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Precise-Fit by Valpast: the Digital Future of RPDs

Peter Nagy and Justin Marks, CDT, cover the design and fabrication of the Precise-Fit Digital Trial Base, protocols for using the trial base to validate the fit and comfort of the partial denture during the try-in visit, and procedures used in converting the trial base to the finished Valplast Flexible...

Hospitality Suite 1030, 10th Floor
2:00 pmto 3:00 pm
New Digital Communication Workflow Between Dentists and Laboratories

Technology is quickly advancing and many are looking forward to the day when digital impressions will be as simple, affordable and efficient as using a cell phone. Craig Nelson, AAS, CDT, shows a communication tool that allows dentists to continue their traditional workflow and offers laboratories an...

Ontario Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
2:00 pmto 3:00 pm
The Importance of Occlusion in CAD/CAM Dentistry

As CAD/CAM technology continues to grow, basic knowledge must continue to be incorporated within these newer techniques. Occlusion is still the most important aspect of dentistry and technicians must understand its functional parameters while incorporating them into their technical processes. Peter Pizzi,...

Sheraton 4, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
2:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Over the Shoulder: Diem2--Retrofitting a Denture for an Immediate Load Full Arch Restoration

Presented by Wayne Szara, CDT; details coming soon.

Parlor C, Lobby Level
1 Scientific credit
2:00 pmto 3:00 pm
All Ceramic, All Options: Exploring the Limits of IPS e.max

Presented by Dr. Ken Malament and Thomas Sing, MDT.

Chicago 6, Ballroom Level
1 Professional Development credits
2:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Tennessee Room, Level 2
2:15 pmto 3:00 pm
LB Promenade, Level 2
2:15 pmto 3:00 pm
CAD-Artistry: Where Technology & Craftsmanship Meet

Dr. Javier Vasquez provides hands-on experience of turning a milled crown into an artistic masterpiece.  

Ohio Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
2:15 pmto 3:30 pm
NobelProcera Overdenture Bar Design

Tom Wade, CDT, and Joe Perillo, CDT, discuss navigating the NobelProcera Implant Bar Software and provide tips and tricks for success incorporating the Paris bar, the Montreal bar and new Hybrid bar. There is no fee to attend but space is limited.

Chicago 7, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
2:30 pmto 4:00 pm
Traditional Esthetics in a New Digital Environment

Mike Dominguez, CDT/TE, discusses how the Dental Wings system provides a digital workflow that adds efficiency to traditional esthetics and materials. See how you can design traditional materials like noble frameworks and gold crowns as well as modern materials like e.max, titanium and zirconia with the Dental Wings system.

Erie Room, Level 2
2:30 pmto 4:30 pm
Milling Titanium Implant Bars & Custom Abutments In-House--Part 1: What It Takes to Be Successful

Milling your own titanium implant parts can be very lucrative, but there are a lot of misconceptions about what’s involved. In Part One of this series, Neal Demazure and Jordan Greenberg explain which features are most important when choosing a scanner, CAM software and milling machine to ensure...

Huron Room, Level 2
2 Scientific credits
3:00 pm
3:00 pmto 3:30 pm
Parlor C, Lobby Level
3:00 pmto 3:45 pm
Digital Temporaries

With Lucas Walter.  

Parlor E, Lobby Level
1 Professional Development credit
3:00 pmto 3:50 pm
Bringing Zirconia to Life: Consistency and Aesthetics With 29 Master Shades & Multilayer Pre-Shaded Disks

The Origin Live Zirconia 2 in 1 system allows users to mill substructures and full contour restorations on the same disc providing you with the strength and translucency to fulfill all zirconia needs. Scott Gallacher, CDT, explains how when pairing the system with the Chroma™ FC Zirconia Coloring...

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
3:00 pmto 3:50 pm
The ORIGIN Intelligences Certified Scan & Design Training (Crown & Bridge)

James Campbell explains how to bring the power of CAD/CAM to your laboratory with a low-cost, high-value system that provides all the necessary tools for comprehensive design including crown and bridge, implant abutments and Origin Live™ Full Contour Zirconia. With a fast scanning time, see how...

Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
3:00 pmto 4:00 pm
New and Improved Options for Precision Attachment Retained Removable Partial Dentures

An esthetic and functional precision attachment-retained removable partial denture is an excellent option for patients who want a natural-looking removable prosthesis but aren't good candidates for or can't afford implant-supported bridges. Tom Bormes teaches you the basics of design including resilient...

Hospitality Suite 829, 8th Floor
3:00 pmto 4:00 pm
Custom Milled Abutments

Bob Cohen, CDT, demonstrates a new, fully open titanium custom abutment solution. Learn how this CAD/CAM solution can be fully integrated into most labs. Other topics include 3Shape abutment designer, SUM3D CAM and milling of site-specific custom abutments, milling blanks and milling from discs, and...

Colorado Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
3:00 pmto 4:00 pm
Make All Your Partials Precision Removable Appliances

Removable prosthesis offer great growth potential for labs in a competitive environment. Larry Shields, CDT, shows various techniques and materials that can turn your partial dentures into Precision Removable Appliances.

Liza Boivin will be attending
Michigan Rooms A & B, Level 2
1 Scientific credit
3:00 pmto 4:30 pm
New Advances in Lab Scanning Technology and CAD Design

Paul Bennett shares his experience incorporating the Zfx Dental CAD system into his laboratory and how he has worked with clinicians to show them the value of digital technology. Also, Mark Massey, CDT, shows the latest innovations from Zfx including a new scanner, Zfx Evolution and software updates for 2014.

Columbus Room B, Lobby Level
1 Scientific credit
3:00 pmto 4:30 pm
The Science Behind Today's Milling Materials

Understanding scanning and milling is only a piece of the CAD/CAM puzzle. Familiarization with milling material properties and limitations is critical to guaranteeing consistent success. Brian Knopf gives an overview of the chemistry and physical properties of different types of zirconia, PMMA resins...

Hospitality Suite 929, 9th Floor
1.5 scientific credits
3:00 pmto 5:00 pm
Dental Wings: Custom Abutment Design

Vincent Munoz explains the entire workflow using the DWOS software, including the scan of a model with a scan body and design of a custom abutment. Also see Munoz finalize a completed restoration using the Zirlux Universal system.

Chicago 10, Ballroom Level
2 Scientific credits
3:15 pmto 4:00 pm
Expanding Lab Performance with Intraoral Scanning

Dietmar Schaan demonstrates how interoral scanning can dramatically improve your lab’s day to day efficiencies and lab performance.  He reviews the features and benefits of interoral scanning within the laboratory setting and provides case-by-case demonstrations of the product in use. 

Sheraton 4, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
3:15 pmto 4:00 pm
LB Promenade, Level 2
3:30 pmto 4:15 pm
inLab Study Group: the Power of a Strong Peer Support System

A few years ago, Mohammad Al-Zu’bi created the inLab Facebook Study Group which has grown to over 3,000 members. He shares his vision of the inLab Study Group, how the group has achieved such growth and success in such a short time, as well what makes this peer support system so widely accepted and rapidly growing. 

Ohio Room, Level 2
1 Professional Development credit
3:30 pmto 4:30 pm
New Digital Technology for the Fabrication of Implant-Supported Restorations
  • BIOMET 3i · Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Ryan Napolitano · Director, Marketing & Operations at Precision Craft Dental Lab/PCDL

Presented by Ryan Napolitano; details coming soon.

Parlor C, Lobby Level
1 Scientific credit
3:30 pmto 5:00 pm
Color Theory Challenges for Monolithic Crowns

Shade matching can be difficult enough when layering ceramics, let alone when trying to match a shade on a full contour zirconia or one-body ceramic restoration. Michael Cumbie, CDT, covers a basic introduction to color theory, the history of some of GC's most popular shade guides, challenges in taking...

Fountain View Room, Lobby Level
1.5 Scientific credits
3:30 pmto 5:00 pm
AmericaSmiles Membership Meeting

In this meeting for AmericaSmiles member laboratories, Keith Crittenden presents an update on association activities over the last year and a look at what’s ahead for the dental lab industry. He also explains how AmericaSmiles members can continue to grow and stay ahead of the technology game.

Superior Room B, Level 2
3:30 pmto 5:00 pm
Cadblu New Product Review

Mark Borchardt reviews new products from Cadblu. Pre-registration recommended.

Parlor B, Lobby Level
1 Scientific credit
3:45 pmto 5:00 pm
Communication and Collaboration: the Team Approach with NobelClinician
  • Nobel Biocare USA · Yorba Linda, CA
  • Andrew Bock, DDS · Prosthodontist at Northern Co. Implant & Prosthetics/NCIPD
  • Jeffrey Kesting · Senior Product Specialist NobelClinician & NobelProcera Nobel Biocare North America at Nobel Biocare Procera, LLC

Begin with the end in mind. Andrew Bock, DDS, and Jeff Kesting offer a doctor/lab team planning approach. There is no fee to attend but space is limited.

Chicago 7, Ballroom Level
1 Scientific credit
3:45 pmto 5:45 pm
Designing Challenging Flexible Partial Cases: The TCS Way

Elvis Rosado explains the design, block out and clasp options for ultimate functionality and patient comfort and the thought process for designing challenging TCS Removable Flexible Partial cases.

Parlor D, Lobby Level
2 Scientific credits
4:00 pm
4:00 pmto 4:45 pm
Sheraton 3, Ballroom Level
1 Professional Development credit
4:00 pmto 4:45 pm
What's New With DS 2014

With Carl Horrocks.  

Parlor E, Lobby Level
1 Professional Development credit
4:00 pmto 5:00 pm
Optimizing Design Settings Will Greatly Improve Your Digital Results

Virtual dies spacing, margin line offset, offset angle, establishing minimum thicknesses can affect final fit and accuracy. Al Fillastre, Jr., CDT, explains how to manage settings and assure great outcomes on all materials (SLM, Cad/Cast, Wax, Zirconium, Lithium Dicilicate).

Tra' Chambers will be attending
Michigan Rooms A & B, Level 2
4:00 pmto 6:00 pm
Sheraton 4, Ballroom Level
4:30 pmto 5:00 pm
Parlor C, Lobby Level
4:30 pmto 5:30 pm
Milling Titanium Implant Bars & Custom Abutments In-House--Part 2: Calculating the ROI and Profitability For Your Lab

Immediately following Part One of this series which outlines the technology required to successfully mill titanium implant parts, Jordan Greenberg, Neal Demazure and Jerry Zagury explore features of the Datron D5 dental mill that can significantly increase your profitability. They also walk you through...

Huron Room, Level 2
1 Scientific credit