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.



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.



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