Sinter, Glaze, and Go. Not Just Possible, Imperative!
Part 2 of this series will cover proper green state finishing, a specific technique to ensure accurate shade matching, and the polishing/glazing of zirconia restorations.
Al Fillastre, CDT
Owner, Ceram-O-Arts Dental Lab
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.