Creative Edge Symposium | Friday, May 18

Hyatt Regency, Orange County in Garden 1&2, Lobby Level | 1.5-hr CE Credits
Presented by Whip Mix, Preat, & GC America

3D Printing Tips, Tricks and Hacks for Predictable Results
Time: 9:45am - 11:15am | Cory Lambertson - Whip Mix | 1.5-hr CE Credits

3D printing has proven to be an extremely useful tool in the dental lab but can be a challenge to fine tune to the lab’s work flow. This course will help existing and future 3D printing laboratories iron out the wrinkles to provide predictable outcomes print after print. We will cover a wide range of topics from why failed prints happen all the way to post processing, print cycles and handling resin waste.

GC Initial LiSi Press Enamel Replacement Ingots: A GAME CHANGER
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm | Al Hodges, CDT - GC America | 1.5-hr CE Credits

Prosthetic Potpourri
Time: 1:15pm - 2:45pm | Bruce Keeling, CDT - Preat Corp. | 1.5-hr CE Credits

Cross-Country Collaboration: How modern technology brings the lab into clinical practice
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm | Dr. Brandon Stapleton, DMD, MSD & Bart Hyde, CDT | 1.5-hr CE Credits

Lab Day West | Saturday, May 19

Hyatt Regency, Orange County in Salon III, Second floor 

Direct, Affordable 3D Printing
Time: 8:00am - 9:30am | Chris Frye | 1.5-hr CE Credits

This course will examine the different types of 3D printing being used in the dental industry with a focus on the advantages and disadvantages of each. In addition, there will be practical information as to how to prepare your laboratory to bring 3D printing in-house. The course will conclude with an in-depth overview of popular Asiga 3D printers, the inventors of Direct, Affordable 3D printing.

Functional Occlusion in the Digital Age
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm | Al Filastre, CDT | 2-hr CE Credits

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 not only when producing larger cases that include the anterior teeth, but practically any restoration. This program will cover the geometry and understanding of functional movements in a very clear understandable way and how we can use this to improve the function and acceptance of all the restorations we make. 3Shape’s Virtual Articulation system will also be covered including the use of the transfer system to understand how to incorporate it into the digital work flow.

How to Get the Most out of Zirconia Shading
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm | Al Fillastre, CDT | 1.5-hr CE Credits

Achieving consistent zirconia shade matching can be an ongoing challenge for any lab. Whip Mix manufactures the Vericore family of zirconia products, which can be accurately and easily shaded with several coloring systems, but an understanding of the handling requirements of the materials is necessary to achieve consistency. This program will offer practical tips to shorten the learning curve with a simplified custom coloring technique that is easy, effective and predictable.

How to Stream Line Your Processes with 3Shape Modules and Accessories
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm | Cory Lambertson | 1.5-hr CE Credits

You’ve purchased a powerful 3Shape scanner, but how do you fully utilize it? There are many ways to improve processes using 3Shape modules and accessories. Whether it’s simple crown/bridge or complex implant cases, you can improve efficiency and consistency. We will cover ways to increase productivity and resolve workflow challenges.

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