2019 Digital Forum

Digital Excellence - Our Vision, Your Future
Maximum Capacity: 100 people
October 4-5, 2019
Louisville, Kentucky

About The Event

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Join us this October for Whip Mix’s 8th annual Digital Forum, co-sponsored by the Kentucky Dental Laboratory Association.

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. It has grown rapidly since then.

This year, Whip Mix is proud to present its 8th Annual Digital Forum on Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5, 2019. It’s bigger and better than ever, with world-renowned speakers, experts in CAD CAM technology and exhibitors that support your venture into digital technology.

This year’s event will cover the most important and prevalent subjects in the dental industry. They include where we are and where we’re going, the fabrication of digital dentures, clinical considerations for digital dentistry, an easy method for shading zirconia, making your own aligners, 3D printing, implant workflow and many other relevant and timely topics.

This popular event attracts dentists and technicians and is already filling up rapidly. If you are considering joining us, we highly recommend registering as soon as you can. It is one of the most anticipated educational forums of the year.

Sign up now for the biggest, baddest Digital Form yet, and get 14 hours CE credits for your CDT renewal.

The Speakers

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Dr. Ed McLaren
CEO Artoral America, Park City Utah
Dr. Ed McLaren has a private practice limited to prosthodontics and esthetic dentistry in which he does all of his own ceramics. He was professor at the Univ. of AL Dental School; co-director, Biomatl’s Division, and Post-grad Esthetic, Restorative, Mat’l Sciences Masters Residency; Founder, Advanced Ceramics and Digital Technology; and Director, Esthetic and Restorative Fellowship. Dr. McLaren is former Director, UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry.
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Bennett Napier, CAE
Chief Staff Executive, NADL, NBC FDLT, JDT
Bennett Napier, CAE is a Certified Association Executive and Chief Staff Executive for the NADL, the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology and the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology. Bennett attended the Graduate School of Public Policy with a concentration in Science and Technology at the Georgia Institute of Technology and holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Applied American Politics and Policy from FSU.
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Mark Williamson, CDT
Sr. Technical Manager, Ottawa Dental Laboratory
Mark Williamson, CDT specializes in removable prosthetics and is a chairside conversion specialist for All-on-Four implant supported cases. He is a member of the Dental Technicians Guild, was first place winner in the Panthera Dental Master Cup, and was voted Technician of the Year by his peers at the 2019 NADL Visions 21 Meeting!
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Sevan Pulurian
Director of CAD/CAM, Pacific Dental
Sevan Pulurian, has been active in the dental industry since 2001. He is a dedicated and innovative individual and has been with Pacific Dental for 17 years and is now the Director of CAD/CAM. He has influenced and improved the CAD/CAM technology industry since early 2002. Now a 3Shape Specialist for implants and difficult cases. He strives to provide doctors and their patients with the highest quality work and digital craftsmanship.
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Bart Hyde, CDT
Owner/ head technician at Hyde Dental Prosthetics, Fallon, NV
Bart Hyde, CDT opened Hyde Dental Prosthetics in 2005. He attended CE courses with German technician Frank Poerschke, Frank Spear, etc. In 2014, Bart won 1st place in the Kunstzahnwerk Art of Denture competition, and in 2017, he was awarded 2nd place in the first Panthera Master Cup. Bart has authored articles on removable prosthodontics for LMT, Spear education, JPD and others.
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Dr. Brandon Stapleton
Prosthodontist, Owner, iDENTity Dental Studio, Lexington, KY
Dr. Brandon Stapleton is a graduate of UofL School of Dentistry. He is part-time faculty at UofL where he works with students, residents. Dr. Stapleton has a Doctorate in Dental Medicine, a certificate in General Practice Residency, a certificate in Prosthodontics and a Master’s of Science in Dentistry. Dr. Stapleton is the consummate dentist, ensuring patient satisfaction. He opened iDENTity Dental Studio in 2015.
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Gary D. Morgan, CDT
Vice President, SafeLink Consulting Inc.
Gary Morgan is Vice President and Senior Consultant of SafeLink Consulting, Inc., a Georgia-based consulting firm. It specializes in regulatory compliance consulting, including Quality Systems implementation, FDA, OSHA, and HIPAA compliance. A Certified Dental Technician, Gary lectures on health and safety in the dental field and is an Authorized Trainer under OSHA’s Outreach Program. Gary is also a DAMAS consultant.
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Mike Webb
President, CIMsystem USA
Mike Webb is President of CIMsystem USA, the Software Developer for SUM3D Dental CAM. He was a Dental CAD/CAM Support & Training Specialist at Whip Mix, and is a Certified Trainer of 3Shape CAD Software. Mike has configured Dental Milling Machines from Desktop mills up to larger industrial mills with 4 & 5 Axis Experience. He has advanced knowledge of Digital Dental Design techniques.
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Al Fillastre, CDT
Owner, Ceram-O-Arts Lab
Al Fillastre, C.D.T., received his B.S. degree from Stetson University in 1975. Since then, Al has become an accomplished technician in all disciplines within the Crown & Bridge laboratory. Al has lectured extensively to technicians and dentists alike on quality, excellence, communication, and technical skills. He also provides digital support to numerous labs in both design and production. Al presently owns and operates Ceram-O-Arts Dental Laboratory in Lakeland, FL.
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Reed Nunnally
President, Derby Dental Lab
Reed Nunnally is a graduate of the University of Louisville with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Reed manages the day to day operation of the lab and his passion for perfection shows in every product we manufacture. In 2012, Reed was selected as one of the top "40 under 40" lab owners in the nation.
Nick Windlow_HS
Nick Windlow
Business Development, Derby Dental Lab
Nick Windlow is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Health Science and Communications. Nick has over 13 years of professional experience in sales and marketing covering Medical and Dental with his most recent focus on Sleep Disordered Breathing and Orthodontics. Nick lives in Zionsville, Indiana where he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.
Cory Lambertson_HS
Cory Lambertson
Dental CAD/CAM Support Specialist
Cory Lambertson is a Technical Services Representative at Whip Mix. As a certified 3Shape, Roland, and Asiga Trainer, he develops and conducts CAD/CAM equipment & software training and provides technical support/assistance to our digital customers. Before joining Whip Mix, he worked for 2-years at Heartland Dental Laboratory, in Hillsdale Michigan, as a 3Shape Cad/Cam Technician. Cory received his BS in Finance from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI.


Friday, October 4

Arrival & Registration
7:30am - 8:00am
8:00am - 9:00am
Bennett Napier - The Times They are A Changin’
9:10am - 10:45am
Dr. Brandon Stapleton & Bart Hyde, CDT - Cross-Country Collaboration: How modern technology brings the lab into clinical practice
11:00am - 12:00pm
Gary Morgan - FDA Compliance, What Does That Look Like?
12:15pm - 1:30pm
Lunch & Exhibitors
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Sevan Pulurian - 3Shape: Just the Tips
3:15pm - 4:45pm
Al Fillastre, CDT - Sinter, Glaze, and Go. Not Just Possible, Imperative!

Saturday, October 5

Arrival & Welcome
8:00am - 9:30am
Dr. Ed McLaren - Cubic containing Zirconia: Laboratory and Clinical Consideration
9:45am - 10:30am
Reed Nunnally & Nick Windlow - How to Grow Your Lab Business with Clear Sequential Aligners
10:45am - 11:45am
Dr. Brandon Stapleton - 3Shape Implant Studio 101
12:00pm - 1:15pm
Lunch & Exhibitors
1:15pm - 2:15pm
Mike Webb - Milling Dentures Using MillBox
2:15pm - 3:45pm
Mark Williamson, CDT & Cory Lambertson - Digital Denture Design and Manufacturing
Wrap Up & Dismissal

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Testimonials from Past Attendees

“Even though our lab has been scanning and milling for years, I chose to attend the Whip Mix Digital Forum because you can never have enough information on digital products and techniques.

The tips and techniques I learned at Whip Mix’s Forum were put to use immediately when I got back to our lab. In addition, it was an outstanding networking opportunity. The networking I did there is still helpful to me and our lab today.

For these and many other reasons, I highly recommend visiting our Friends in Kentucky’s Digital Forum.”

Gary Iocco
President, Dimension Dental Design


“This was the first Digital Forum that we attended.  It was a very informative gathering.  It definitely was not a sales pitch but we appreciated everyone sharing what brand and products they were using to achieve the final product.  Everyone was very friendly and helpful and the hospitality was outstanding!!  Getting to meet people from around the country was fun and we might even be able to network with each other and support one another too.

Thank you again WhipMix for always going above and beyond our expectations!!  We plan to attend next year!!”

Mark Pelak
New World Dental Lab, Inc.

The Venue

Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport

2735 Crittenden Drive, Louisville, KY 40209