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 take 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.
Note: This is the second webinar in a 2-part series.
Al Fillastre, C.D.T., received his B.S. degree from Stetson University in 1975, then worked in a variety of commercial laboratories, before returning to Lakeland in 1979 where he began working in his own laboratory alongside his father, Dr. Alvin J. Fillastre. 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, Florida.