There is much more to zirconia restorations than just milling and coloring. The first part of this 2-part series will incorporate the concepts of function and occlusion into your designs in order to consistently produce successful and functional zirconia restorations without grinding and compromising their strength and efficacy. Full arch vs quads and full frame vs plastic articulators will be covered, along with the proper use of 3Shape's Virtual Articulator.



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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