2018 Digital Forum

Helping Labs Thrive in the Digital Age
September 20 - 21, 2018
Louisville, KY

About The Event

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The Digital Evolution is here in a big way. It requires any laboratory that is involved to purchase new equipment and materials, to readjust the labs understanding of technology and workflow and most of all, it requires education. To this end, Whip Mix started the Digital Forum back in 2012, when it provided the opportunity to put experts and those learning together for 2 days to exchange information and to network in a welcoming environment.

The same opportunity has been offered every year since, as advanced skills become necessary to keep up with the increasing dependence on our changing digital landscape.

This year, Whip Mix is proud to present its 7th Annual 2-day Digital Forum on September 20 and 21, 2018. The event features well-known experts in CAD CAM technology and covers the most important and prevalent subjects in the dental industry including the state of the digital component of our industry, the fabrication of digital dentures, shading zirconia, making your own aligners, 3D printing, implant workflow and many other relevant and timely topics. This popular event has been very well received and we attract many labs back year after year. Join us for what will surely be one of the most educational opportunities of the year.

Sign up and get 14 hours CE credits for your CDT renewal.

The Speakers

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Bennett Napier
National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL)
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Carl Horrocks
3Shape A/S
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Al Fillastre, CDT
Ceram-O-Arts Dental Lab
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Mark Williamson CDT, DTG
Ottawa Dental Lab
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Charley Fager, CDT
Fager Dental Lab
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Al Hodges, CDT
Highland Dental Arts
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Gary Morgan
SafeLink Consulting
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Justin Elsey
CEO, Asiga


Keynote Speaker | Bennett Napier
This presentation will review multiyear trends from NADL’s research on product segmentation (what’s growing, what’s not) trends, equipment utilization trends and production outcomes for a digital dental laboratory business model.
3Shape Ortho Module for Your Lab’s Aligners | Carl Horrocks
The attractive clear aligner market is wide open. New digital technologies and recently expired patents mean more open options for clear aligner providers and the opportunity for both dentist and dental laboratories to enter the profitable clear aligner market with 3Shape.
New FDA Rules and Regulations | Gary Morgan
From printing models to customizing implant abutments, this program will discuss the FDA requirements and implications for CAD/CAM in the dental laboratory.
Shading/Coloring Zirconia the Easy and Effective Way | Al Fillastre, CDT
This program will offer an almost paint-by-numbers approach to shading zirconia and practical tips to shorten the learning curve with a simplified custom coloring technique that is easy, effective and predictable.
Digital Dentures | Mark Williamson, CDT DTG
This program will discuss procedures, materials and manufacturing options available today for dental laboratories exploring Digital Denture Manufacturing. You’ll receive a full understanding of how Digital Dentures are manufactured. In addition, you'll learn about open source and closed sourced systems, print vs. milled, instruments and resources needed to service digital denture technology, and the short and long term results.
Affordable Digital Manufacturing | Justin Elsey
Understanding Digital Implant Workflow | Charles Fager, CDT
Functional Occlusion in the Digital Age | Al Fillastre, CDT
This program will cover what articulators do, when and how to implement them, and how to incorporate them into a digital workflow.
3D Printed Patterns for Pressing LiSi Restorations | Al Hodges, CDT

Save Your Seat


Testimonials from Past Attendees

“Just wanted to let you how much I enjoyed the Forum. Greg Harris was as entertaining as any speaker I've heard, and with inspirational information: Dr. Nunnally has me wanting to immerse myself in implantology.

In general, this Forum gets the "juices" flowing again. In addition you treat all of us like royalty, so, from me, a big Thank You!”

Doyle Bowles
Far Off Cows Dental Ceramics

"So what did I think about the Digital Forum? I'm so happy that I had the chance to go to it. I learned more than I ever expected.

The Whip Mix staff is like no other - they are warm, passionate and caring people. My hats off to you all!”

David Monteath
Pearldent Laboratories

The Venue

Whip Mix Corporation

361 Farmington Ave, Louisville KY 40209