Creative Edge Symposium | Friday, May 19

Hyatt Regency, Orange County in Garden 1&2, Lobby Level | 2-hr CE Credits Each
Presented by Whip Mix, Preat, & GC America

Creating a Window Between Full Contour Zirconia & Layered Zirconia
Time: 9:15am - 11:15am | Doug Frye, DTG, CDT

Create a much more esthetic restoration using this simple time saving and predictable technique developed by the presenter. He will be sharing his “Cut-Back Window Technique” in green state zirconia. After sintering has taken place, internal staining with GC Luster Paste and layering with GC Enamel ceramics leaves the ceramist a more esthetic restoration compared to monolithic techniques. This technique also incorporates another product that laboratories can offer to their clients.

Occlusion and Articulators in Digital Dentistry
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm | Al Fillastre, CDT

While digital technology has brought many amazing advances in accuracy and control into the production of dental prosthetics, it has also brought with it an inappropriate dependence on the technology. Many technicians are losing sight of proper occlusion, function, and the very important role articulators play in defining and refining proper occlusal function. This is of particular importance when producing larger cases in general, particularly those that include the anterior teeth. This program will distill through all the mystery of what articulators do, how to easily understand when and how to implement their use in the lab, and how to incorporate them into the digital work flow.

Treatment Planning and Restoring the Edentulous Patient 
Time: 1:45pm - 3:45pm | Chris Bormes

A didactic overview of the theory and criteria necessary for the Dental Team to decide when to restore the edentulous arch with a fixed detachable, overdenture bar, or overdenture stud prostheses. The attendee will learn what information is necessary for treatment planning, how to communicate this with Dentist partners, and why to choose certain treatment modalities. The course will have an emphasis on removable treatment options.

Advancements and New Alternatives for the Edentulous Patient
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm | Dr. Mark Montana, Prosthodontist

This lecture discusses current treatment modalities for the edentulous implant patient and presents a new, exciting alternative that offers a balance between functional and esthetic expectations and patient financial requirements. The Zest Dental Solutions’ F-Tx concept is an advancement in fixed implant reconstruction for the edentulous patient, allowing for freedom in selecting the restorative medium while simplifying clinical procedures and reducing inventory and armamentarium requirements.



Lab Day West | Saturday, May 20

Hyatt Regency, Orange County in Salon III, Second floor 

How to be Best Prepared for 3D Printing
Time: 8:00am - 10:00am | Chris Fyre

Digital impressions and 3D-Printers go hand in hand. This presentation covers intra-oral scanners today and how they affect your lab. We will examine different types of 3D-Printers being used in the laboratory, what their capabilities are and what to consider before purchasing a one.

Maximizing Your Technique to Achieve Highly Accurate Digital Results
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm | Al Filastre, CDT

This presentation will cover everything from proper digital die trimming to proper scanning techniques, establishing the ideal scanner settings & the best maintenance and data management practices. Ad­ditional topics will include accurate margin identification, scanning tips, digital control parameters, knowing when to “tweak” outsource provider settings and understanding Controls & Measurement tools.

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