Spectrum Day Toronto
October 26, 2018

Denturist Program 2

Room: Munro 9 - 10

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9:30AM - 10:30AM

Passive Compliance Or Active Adherence?

Dean Swift B.Sc. B.Ed. FADM

Course Outline: 

An in-depth look at what is expected to be in compliance with the law, in contrast to

elevated professional adherence to principles of Infection Prevention. You will surely walk away with a practical and usable action plan after this lecture. As always, updates on media sensations will be included with a sprinkling of humor with science.


Dean Swift B.Sc. B.Ed. FADM is a Development Chemist and Educator with special interests in microbiology, biofilms, biomaterials and toxicology. He received his B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Guelph and is currently a world renowned speaker, lecturer and author of infection control issues. He has strategically developed and/or clinically nurtured over $700 million worth of medical-dental products to market for more than a dozen companies. At Biolennia his projects include antimicrobial surface coatings, dairy antiseptics, acne creams and diabetic toothpastes.

10:30AM - 11:00AM: BREAK

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11:00AM - 12:00PM

All-on-four full arch rehabilitation

Eric Kukucka, DD

Course Outline: 

This presentation will discuss various aspects of full arch rehabilitation for both the

terminal dentition patient and the edentulous patient with the all on 4 and All on X tooth replacement solution.


Multiple clinical case presentations including surgical and technical proponents will

be shown. Case selection- (treatment planning diagnostics with CBCT diagnostic in

conjunction with Nobel clinician and clinical photography. Multiple Final definitive final prosthetic solutions will also be presented and discussed utilizing digital workflows for successful results. Managing complications will also be discussed in great detail.


Eric Kukucka, DD, is the President of The Denture Center, a quickly growing network of denture clinics in Ontario that is looking to national expansion. Eric graduated from George Brown College of Applied Arts & Technology with Dean’s List Honors in 2010.


He was named Valedictorian of the Centre for Health Sciences. Today, Eric is a successful practicing denturist and emergent entrepreneur who is already established as a key opinion leader for Ivoclar Vivadent and Nobel Biocare, top-of-mind companies in the global denture and dental implant industry. A prominent sales strategist and advocate for marketing best practices, Eric lectures extensively in North America as he strives to build great relationships within the dental community.



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Joseph Della Marinaa DD, LD


Shlomo E. Sharera M.Sc.,DD


1:00PM - 2:00PM

Ivory Digital Denture: Design | Print | Smile

Joseph Della Marinaa DD, LD and Shlomo Sharerb M.Sc.,D

Course Outline:

Discover how and why the chewing footprint relates to the success of full dentures. Also, the importance of limiting excursive contacts and deflections in full denture function. Let the all in one solution, enigmalife+ teeth, benefit your patients needs.

Joseph Della Marina, DD, LD, is a graduate of the George Brown Denturist

program 1996 and an Ivoclar BPS certified denturist 2004. Joseph has lectured

for the NDA (National Denturist Association of America), MLDA (Maine licensed

denturist association), Manitoba Denturist association, Denturist Society of

Nova Scotia, International Federation of Denturists (IFD) World Symposium, DISC

(Denturism Implant Study Club, as well as various dental manufactures and

suppliers. Joseph served as an instructor and lecturer for the denturist program

at George Brown College for nine years (2002-2011).


He has also instructed and lectured as an IDEC instructor throughout England and the United States on various topics such as full and partial denture construction and theory, dental implants and practice management, where he also served as an

IDEC examiner. Joseph has been a member of the Denturist Association of

Canada and Denturist Association of Ontario since 1996. Joseph is a member

of the advisory board for Spectrum Denturism Magazine and an Internationally

published author in Denturism.

Shlomo E. Sharera M.Sc.,DD is the founder of Novel Technologies and is the Product Developer of the Ivory Digital Denture System. Shlomo graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in 1992. He has authored several articles on his medical research which are published in scientific journals. Shlomo later obtained his Denturist accreditation at George Brown College, in 1996. He is a member of the College of Denturists of Ontario and the Denturists’ Association of Ontario and Canada. With his combined scientific background and with more than 20 years of practice experience, Shlomo recognized the need for improvement

of the denture treatment process. With the emergence of the scanning, computer design, and 3D printing technologies, Shlomo saw the opportunity to apply those developments to the denture process. The result is the birth of the Ivory Digital Denture System.


2:00PM - 3:00PM

Clinical experience and future prospects with

3D printed denture

Tae Kim, DDS

Course Outline:

Recent advancement in Computer Aided Design/ Computer Aided Manufacture (CAD/CAM) technology has allowed the full digital fabrication of complete denture. Dentures created via CAD/CAM software are highly efficient and cost effective due to digitally generated processes.


Digital fabrication of complete denture needs several steps: digitizing patient edentulous condition, digital teeth set up, and computer aided manufacturing (CAM). Impression techniques for edentulous patients have been well-documented and are still valid in digital fabrication. After impression, digital scanning to produce 3D computer generated images places initial step. CAD software for teeth arrangement and festooning is next step for digital fabrication. Using additive processes, 3D printed try in is created as a replacement of teeth set up on wax rim. Then fully digital complete dentures can be manufactured by either milling process or 3D printing process.


This presentation will demonstrate digital fabrication of complete denture currently

used at Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC and explain how to incorporate in dental laboratory.



1. The first 510(k) Class II cleared denture material system and share how 3D

printed dentures are manufactured.


2. His perspective on how digital dentistry is being incorporated into dental



3. How labs should position the digital denture solution to their dentist customers.


Dr. Tae Kim is Chair of Removable Prosthodontics Section in the Division of Restorative Science, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.


Dr. Kim is a recipient of multiple grants, patents and awards in digital removable

prostheses, implant research, and biomaterials, and lectures internationally on CAD/CAM dentures. Dr. Kim focuses on digital removable prostheses and education using the latest technologies. He has authored lecture series in Removable prosthodontics and Prosthodontics Review Book at Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC and is also the author of numerous clinical and research articles in CAD CAM Denture and implant dentistry.


He completed postgraduate training in Prosthodontics at Herman Ostrow School

of Dentistry at USC and obtained his Doctor of Dental Science from the Seoul National University, South Korea.

3:00PM - 3:30PM: BREAK

Location: The Toronto Congress Centre

650 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario M9W 1J1

TF: 1 866-581-8949 Ext. 206 / 207