IDT’s Digital Denture International Symposium is committed to bringing together dental industry thought leaders and professionals from around the world in a highly educational environment for the unique opportunity to learn from first-hand experiences and findings about the latest science, product innovations, and business strategies surrounding the new frontier of digital denture solutions.
Jocelyne Feine is Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry and Associate Member in the Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Canada. She is recipient of the ADA Norton Ross Award in Clinical Research, the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award and the IADR Service Award; she is also Editor-in-Chief of the JDR Clinical and Translational Research (JDR CTR).
Professor Feine is a recognized world leader in the assessment of therapies for chronic orofacial conditions, particularly pain and tooth loss. Her national and international studies emphasize the quality of life and patient-based outcomes most relevant for therapeutic goals. A proponent of interdisciplinary research, Professor Feine works with expert teams of local and international collaborators in relevant fields. The manuscripts produced from these studies have been published in high quality, peer-reviewed international dental and medical journals. Professor Feine’s work has been presented to university and professional audiences worldwide.
Dr. Goodacre was Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at Indiana University and served as Dean of the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry from 1994 to 2013. Dr. Goodacre was an editor of the International Journal of Prosthodontics and is a founding board member of the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR.org). He has been extensively involved in the development of interactive, navigable electronic education programs on topics such as “3D Tooth Atlas”, “3D Cranial Nerves and Brain Stem” and “Oral Cancer Screening”. Dr. Goodacre is currently a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and past president of the Academy of Prosthodontics, the American College of Prosthodontics and the American Board of Prosthodontics.
Justin Marks, CDT is the CEO of Arfona LLC, a startup specializing in digital manufacturing methods for dental prosthetics. He is also the owner of Master-Touch Dental Lab in Brooklyn, New York. An accomplished dental technician, educator and lab owner, Justin has lectured and taught courses on removable prosthodontics in more than 40 countries around the world. He is an expert in flexible partial denture materials and applications and a pioneer in the field of digital dentures and partials. Since 2008 Justin has dedicated most of his career to applying computer aided design and 3D printing technologies to removable prosthodontics and is credited with the invention of the world’s first 3D printed Valplast partial denture. Justin graduated Summa Cum Laude from Pace University and holds a BBA in marketing and management.
Michael Anger is a Master Dental Technician, owner of Dental Laboratory Michael Anger and the Milling Center MA CAD CAM Service UG. He is a renowned expert in the fields of fixed, removable, implant supported and CAD CAM dental technology. As certified member of the German association for implantology (DGZI) he has been honored to be one of only two dental technicians to receive a certification from this global dental association including its sister associations. He cooperated with several research projects of German Universities, has given various lectures and trainings and frequently publishes professional articles in German dental magazines.
Michael has grown his laboratory and milling center to be a recognized center in CAD CAM prosthetics. In addition to his day-to-day job, Michael launched in 2014 the leading eLearning platform and international training center for dental technicians in Germany, Dentalligent.
Stephen F. Balshi, MBE, received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. He was awarded a Master’s Degree at the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA with a published thesis on the stability of Brånemark implants and immediate function.
Stephen is the President of CM Prosthetics Inc., a dental laboratory that focuses on the rehabilitation of the fully edentulous, utilizing state-of-the-art CAD/CAM technology. He is also the Director of Research for PI Dental Center at the Institute for Facial Esthetics. He has been published in numerous refereed journals and has lectured at national and international meetings on immediate function, computer guided surgery, and the CM Prosthetics line of fully edentulous restorations.
Bill Barton is a Technical Consultant for Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. Bill is a dental laboratory technician, manager and educator with over 35 years’ experience in the industry. He served 25 years in the United States Air Force prior to joining the Ivoclar Vivadent Technical Services Department in 2009. His extensive technical background includes experience in all phases of fixed and removable prosthodontics. Bill’s role within the Technical Services Department is to provide unsurpassed customer support, lead training/education programs at Ivoclar’s International Centers for Dental Education, and perform in-depth product testing.
Dr. Digital Design Expert for Solvay Dental 360, Certified Dental Technician for 40 years, Degree in Science and Dental Technology from Triton College, Previously a Dental Lab Owner and Technician for 40 years, Laboratory Instructor at Northwestern Dental School for 10 years, Visiting Instructor at Harvard Dental School, Educational Board for the National Denturist School, and Advisory Board Member for Spectrum Dialogue.
Dr. Valerie Cooper is a private practice prosthodontist with a passion for dentures. She shares the story of how her practice evolved from providing conventional dentures only to making almost exclusively digital dentures beginning more than two years ago. She not only shares her techniques, but also reports historical data from her two practices and multiple providers about the change in number of appointments and clinical benefits of a fully digital process for dentures. By presenting her convincing data of more than 300 digital dentures in combination with important tips and tricks, this session is a must for all dental professionals who seek experience and first hand insights, to better understand the how and why of digital dentures. Dr. Cooper highlights the importance of establishing standardized processed in the office involving the entire team, with the goal to offer quick and satisfying removable dentures to her patients.
Dr. Molina received his dental degree from the University of Maryland in 1990 and then entered directly into their prosthodontics program, where he received his Certificate in Prosthodontics. After finishing his education, Dr. Molina was hired by a large prosthodontics practice in Washington, D.C. where he also worked with the research and development department of a dental implant company to help create new parts, clinical techniques, and laboratory procedures.
Matthew started out with the CAP Team in 2010 as a scan technician. He worked his way through the production side of CAP acquiring his skills and knowledge of various CAD and CAM systems. His first-hand experience with troubleshooting issues with the scanning, designing, and milling software and hardware gives him an advantage as a part of the High Tech Support Team at CAP. Matthew has also been a large part of the Digital Training and Education team as a Presenter for both the basic and advanced courses.
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