2021 Digital Forum

Educate, Collaborate, and Make Your Mark in Digital Dentistry
October 29-30, 2021
Louisville, Kentucky
$425 (1-2) $399 (3+)

About The Event


Join us this October for Whip Mix’s 9th annual Digital Forum.

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 9th Annual Digital Forum on Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30, 2021. 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, clinical considerations for digital dentistry, 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 Forum yet, and get 14 hours CE credits for your CE renewal.

The Speakers

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Lee Culp, CDT
CEO | Sculpture Studios
Lee Culp, CDT, is the CEO of Sculpture Studios, Sculpture Academy. He is a leading resource/inventor for many of the materials, products, and techniques used in dentistry today, and holds numerous patents. Lee's writing, photography, and teaching style have brought him international recognition, as one of today’s most exciting lecturers and innovative artisans in the specialty of digital dentistry, dental ceramics and functional esthetics.
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Dr. Jyme Charette
Prosthodontist, Owner | Charette Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry
As a prosthodontist, Dr. Charette loves what he does! He is passionate about helping his patients to reach their dental destination and also ensuring that they enjoy the journey. As a dental educator, Dr. Charette is committed to strengthening the sense of community amongst dental practitioners, particularly the specialty and general dental arenas. He aspires to be a resource and support system for both clinical and lab personnel.
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Jillian Swafford
Co-Founder of Ladies of the Mill | Oaks Dental Designs, Oaks Coaching
Hey there! I'm Jillian Swafford, a start-up lab owner, believer that anything is possible and a wife to 1 and mom to 2. I got into this industry to create freedom. Ladies of the Mill was born to ignite the confidence of Women in the Industry. In our session we will be talking about leadership, and how to grow your confidence. My goal is to inspire others to go after thier hearts desires, and above all to get out from behind the bench.
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Dr. Michael Scherer
Prosthodontist, Owner | Sonora Modern Dental
Michael Scherer, DMD, MS maintains a practice limited to prosthodontics and implant dentistry in Sonora, California. Dr. Scherer is an internationally recognized expert on dental implants, dentures, and digital technology and has published numerous articles in leading dental journals. Over the last five years, his love of education and awareness of the newest practices and products has allowed him to personally teach and coach thousands of dentists.
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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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Dr. Paul Feuerstein
Editor-in-Chief | Dentistry Today
Paul Feuerstein, DMD, is the Editor-in-Chief of Dentistry Today and an adjunct assistant professor in general dentistry at Tufts University. Dr. Feuerstein installed one of the first in-office computers in 1978 and has been teaching and consulting since then. His work with CAD/CAM helped develop the Lava Chairside Oral Scanner C.O.S. and he was named Clinician of the Year at the 2010 Yankee Dental Congress.
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Mary Borg-Bartlett
President & Sr. Compliance Advisor | SafeLink Consulting
Mary Borg-Bartlett is the Co-founder and President of SafeLink Consulting Inc. Mary has actively participated as a presenter and on-site instructor and is an Authorized trainer under OSHA's Outreach Program. She is published in the major dental trade publications on topics of employee safety and quality assurance. She contributed in the development of the revised Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings issued by the CDC.
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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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Mark Williamson, CDT
General Manager | Midwest Dental Arts
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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Tay Harvey
CEO | anaxdent North America
Tay Harvey is the CEO of anaxdent North America, a supplier of European dental materials, laboratory continuing education, and good times. After accidentally embarking on a career in dental products, Tay followed her heart into the laboratory side of the industry, co-founding anaxdent North America. Today, anaxdent North America is known for great products, stellar support and a tendency for having a little too much fun (because why not?).
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Nannette Boyd, CDT
Special Projects | Derby Dental Lab
Nan joined Derby Dental Lab in 2015 and is in charge of training and education, and the evaluation, testing and implementation of new products and technology. She spent 20+ years as a Technical Specialist, responsible for training and customer support of scanners and software, 3D printers, milling machines and CAM software and presenting CE courses worldwide. Nan also has 9 years as a Certified Dental Assistant with Expanded Duties Training.
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Ian O’Neil
Eastern US Sales Manager | Roland DGA
Ian O'Neill's scope of experience ranges from the dental lab, technical support, and sales management. His broad range of knowledge allows him to assist DGSHAPE dealers and end-users in ensuring the best product experience. Understanding the complete digital workflow how to implement DGSHAPE's milling technology properly is where he shines. Ian has been with the Roland/DGSHAPE team for two years and resides in Connecticut.
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Brandon Smith, CDT
Trainer | 3Shape Academy
Brandon Smith, CDT has been an Academy Trainer at 3Shape for 2 years, where he provides training for the company’s resellers and end users, lectures and helps support sales. Brandon is a certified dental technician specializing in Implants. He started working in a dental laboratory in 2007 and worked in the lab industry for 10 years. He then went to work for The Whip Mix Corporation for 2 years, which is a 3Shape reseller, doing technical support, training, R&D, and lecturing.
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Rich Green
Technical Sales Consultant | B&D Dental Technologies
Rich Green has been in the industry for 30 years and has experience as a small lab owner, lead ceramist and line ceramist for production labs. With the advent of automation and the requirements as a result of the adoption of this new technology, Rich finds ways to leverage materials and marketing to help labs position themselves in a highly competitive marketplace.
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Whitney McCarty
CAD Technician | Midwest Dental Arts
Whitney started with a clinical background as an EDDA in pediatric, cosmetic and oral surgery. She has lectured at the University of Kentucky’s EDDA program teaching Temporary Restorations and Digital Dentistry. Whitney specializes in full arch restorations from records to completion.
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Cory Lambertson
General Manager of the Americas | Asiga
Cory Lambertson has over 8 years of experience in additive manufacturing. He started his career in the dental laboratory industry after college by joining his father at Heartland Dental Lab in 2013. From there Cory ventured off into corporate dentistry by leading the technical support and training teams at Whip Mix Corporation. Where, he found a passion for the Asiga brand of 3D Printers and the revolutionary changes that they bring to the industry.
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Evan Kemper, CDT TE
Whip Mix Application Engineer
As a certified 3Shape, Roland, and Asiga trainer, he develops and conducts CAD/CAM equipment and software training and provides technical support/assistance to our digital customers. Evan is a graduate of Lexington, KY’s Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Dental Laboratory Technology and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY.
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Chelsey Phillips
Digital Marketing Specialist | Whip Mix
Chelsey Phillips is the Digital Marketing Specialist at Whip Mix where she oversees digital and online marketing. She supports Whip Mix by sharing educational resources, posting to social media sites, and maintaining online presence.
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Bryce Hiller
Digital Marketing Specialist | Whip Mix
Bryce Hiller has an Associate’s Degree in Information Sciences from Indiana-Wesleyan University and received his lab experience in his family lab, where he was instrumental in transitioning the lab from analog to digital. He now specializes in 3Shape design, 3D printing, and milling. Bryce’s goal is to foster innovation and empower professionals in the dental industry with various CAD/CAM and digital manufacturing technologies.


Friday, October 29

Arrival & Registration
7:30am - 8:00am
8:00am - 10:00am
Lee Culp - Evolution of the Dental Laboratory: There’s so much more beyond just creating teeth...
10:30am - 11:30am
Dr. Jyme Charette - The Digital-Analog Interface: Leveraging Digital Dentistry in Full Arch Implant Therapy
11:45am - 12:45pm
Lunch & Exhibitors
1:00pm - 2:00pm
2:15pm - 3:15pm
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Jillian Swafford - We May Not All be on the Same Page: But We All Have to be Reading the Same Book
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Exhibitor Hour
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Dinner & Entertainment

Saturday, October 30

7:00am - 8:00am
Exhibitor Hour
8:00am - 9:30am
Dr. Michael Scherer - Envisioning Digital Workflows for the Clinician and Technician
9:35am - 10:40am
Bennett Napier - Dental Laboratory Market 2025 – Where are we headed?
11:00am - 12:15pm
Dr. Paul Feuerstein - How are in-office restorations affecting the dentist-lab relationship?
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch & Exhibitors
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Mary Bartlett - Applying the Hierarchy of Controls to Health and Safety
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panel Discussion - Dr. Michael Scherer, Paul Feuerstein, Bennett Napier, Lee Culp
Wrap Up & Dismissal

💥 Al Fillastre - Bring the Patient to Your 3Shape Digital Design Desktop!                  

💣 Chelsey Phillips & Bryce Hiller - Dental Marketing for 21st Century   

👊 Mark Williamson & Tay Harvey - Perfect Pink for Full-Arch Prototypes 

🌟Evan Kemper & Cory Lambertson - Producing Digital Temporaries through 3Shape Design and Asiga 3D Printing

🔥 Nannette Boyd, CDT - How 3D Printing Can Revolutionize Your Business

💪 Ian O'Neil - Milling Custom Abutments and Glass Ceramics with the Roland DWX-42W

💫 Brandon Smith, CDT - Hands On Digital Denture Design with 3Shape

👓 Rich Green - Conquering Zirconia & Overcoming Everyday Challenges of Shading, Cracking & Translucency

💢 Whitney McCarty - An Angled Approach: Clinical and Laboratory Utilization of the C Clamp



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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. Inaddition, it was an outstanding networking opportunity. The networking I did there is still helpful to me and our lab today."

Gary Iocco
Chairman, Apex Dental Lab Group



"I have attended the Whip Mix Digital Forum for the past couple of years and plan to do so again. The Forum supplies knowledgeable speakers as well as a variety of interesting topics. You also have access to the Whip Mix technical support and speaker support after attending. Best of all, the hospitality of Whip Mix is top notch."

Jim Tomsick, CDT
Dickerson Dental Studio, Inc.


“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.



"I look forward to the Whip Mix Digital Forum every year. It is a great couple of days to catch up with old friends and to compare how others are incorporating the digital influence in their labs. Whip Mix always has a great panel of speakers that cover a wide range of relevant topics. I would put their hospitality up against anyone in the industry and cannot wait for the 2021 meeting."

Austin Emerick
Emerick Crown & Bridge Lab


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The Venue

Crowne Plaza: Airport Expo Center

830 Phillips Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40209