Dental technicians participated in BEGO USA’s Porcelain and Crown and Bridge Workshop for a four day hands on training course instructed by Martin Schmid, CDT. Technicians reviewed the major components for functional and esthetic coping designs. They fabricated a three-unit bridge and two single copings from wax-up to finish. The course demonstrated waxing principles to develop coping designs that harmonize with the porcelain applications. The workshop provided participants with working knowledge of layering techniques via artistic placement of porcelain.
Partial technicians participated in BEGO USA’s Advanced Partials course, instructed by Martin Schmid, CDT. The two day hands-on training showcased the latest RPD design fundamentals and techniques. Participants learned the fundamentals of survey, design and blocking-out technically challenging cases and gained hands-on understanding of the physical and mechanical properties of Cobalt-Chrome alloys. Technicians learned how to enhance case design aesthetics and function.
Recently, technicians traveled to BEGO USA in Lincoln, R.I., for a two day intense hands-on program in Advanced Milling Techniques. Instructed by Martin Schmid, CDT, the program covered design theory, precision milling mechanics, retention, and guide plane. The course included conical designs and telescopic crowns, drilling and pegging for the grove-shoulder-peg technique.
Zahn Dental hosts Noritake EX-3 Class in Wallingford, Conn.
On Nov. 12, Zahn Dental hosted a hands-on seminar entitled Noritake EX-3 Using ILS and Luster. Participants examined the subtleties of Noritake EX-3 porcelain and learned how to utilize the Internal Live Stain technique as well as correctly apply opalescent Luster porcelain. The course was taught be renowned ceramist Carmelo Gonzales.
AACD Scientific Session to Promote Collaboration Among Dental Teams
Collaboration is the key to success for the modern cosmetic dental team. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s 27th Annual Scientific Session, themed, “The Rise of Collaboration,” will provide an opportunity for dental teams to develop and refine their skills together so they can provide their patients with the best oral health care.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Supports Efforts to Add Dental Therapists to the Dental Team
As a pioneering program in Alaska attracts attention for bringing sorely needed dental care to underserved communities, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation today announced that it will support efforts in five states to pursue a similar model, using dental therapists as part of an expanded dental team to end severe dental care shortages across the U.S. The W.K.
Whip Mix is pleased to introduce RapidFlask™, an ISO Type 3 flasking stone that is fluid enough to flow without vibration into all areas of the denture wax up, creating an exceptionally accurate reproduction. RapidFlask™ is fast setting and ready to separate in 20 minutes allowing multiple pours improving lean process efficiency in the lab.
For more information on this new product or to request a sample, call 1-800-626-5651 or visit www.whipmix.com.
VITA Presents Hands-On Course for Titanium Restorations
Dentists and technicians from across the country recently traveled to Vident headquarters in Brea, California, to attend a hands-on course on how to prepare successful Titanium restorations. Led by Vident Technical Instructor, Ken Chizick, R.D.T., C.D.T., each attendee learned specific techniques on the preparation of Nobel Nocera™ Titanium Alloy and the application of VITA® Titankeramik porcelain. A brief history covering dental titanium and technology was discussed, followed by the preparation of VITA Bonder application and Furnace Thermodynamics.
FREE Futar® D Bite Registration with Purchase of the Best-Bite™ Discluder
For a limited time, Whip Mix will include free Futar® D Bite Registration Material with the purchase of the Best-Bite™ Discluder. The Best-Bite Discluder is part of a comprehensive 4-step occlusal examination to determine if head, neck and facial pain is caused by occlusal interference. Best-Bite is fast and easy to use; patients go home without pain while planning treatment course and is completely safe.
For more information on this special offer or to purchase, call 1-800-626-5651 or visit www.whipmix.com.