Registration & Breakfast: 7:30am - 8:30am

Ballroom Foyer  


Exhibit hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm 

Pavilion Ballroom A,B,C


Lecture: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Pavilion Ballroom D 


Early Bird Cut-Off: SEPT 28, 12pm PT

After Sept, 28 the regular price: $249 + GST


For more information contact

Palmeri Media Group
TEL: 1 905-489-1970   

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

SPECTRUM DAY brings the best dental continued education events to your city!

Learn from world-renowned speakers, network with your colleagues, see the latest

in dento-technical products and materials in the exhibit floor and much more. 


Presented by Palmeri Media Group


Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

1088 Burrard Street Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2R9

Each hour lecture = 1 CE Credit

8:30AM - 10:30AM


Katana from single units to full mouth restorations

Amarjit Rihal, DMD &  Jean Chiha, CDT

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Course Outline: 


Learn the nuances of this special material from the vantage point of the dentist and the ceramist. See how they handle the materials on their own and how they manage cases via the digital workflow in two different countries to achieve optimal esthetics and patient delight.
Learn as they talk about their respective in lab experiences and chairside adjustments and how the digital workflow enables best-in-class results.

Sponsor: Kuraray


Amarjit Rihal, DMD obtained his DMD degree from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry, in 1995. He currently manages operations of his in-house lab Lodge Dental. In addition to implantology, Dr. Rihal has acquired expertise in CAD/CAM based prosthetic dentistry, involving numerous CAD systems and materials. Utilizing his CEREC ac, Sirona InLab system, and Nobel Procera scanner he has designed over 4000 restorations. He serves on the
boards of the Manitoba Dental Association, National Dental Examination Board and the current chair of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada.

Jean Chiha, CDT Owner of North Star Dental Laboratories and Milling Center in Santa Ana, CA and has served as president of DLOAC from 2013 to 2016. He is a graduate of INSTITUT DENTO TECHNIC PRIVATE SCHOOL in AIX EN PROVENCE FRANCE and lectures internationally on dental communication, zirconia material and case planning. He is speaking of KURARY NORITAKE PRODUCTS.

10:30AM - 11:00AM BREAK TIME

11:00AM - 12:00PM


inLab 19: The Power of Modernization Meets The Simplicity of Innovative Improvement

Devaughn Fraser


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Course Outline: 


Curious? Terrific! Come and see how inLab 19 can be both simple yet powerful. You have wondered about the future, how you might reach out to more clientele, how you can increase accuracy, decrease cost and manufacture with speed you never thought possible. Now is the time to innovate - let us show you how. inLab is a friend to both those that can hardly turn on a computer, to the advanced user and everyone else in
between. Modernization of the dental field now demands that all labs and technicians adapt and evolve with it. This lecture will share effective, and even fun, workflows to help you best succeed.

Sponsor: Dentsply Sirona


Devaughn Fraser has worked in the health industry for 16 years - 12 of which specifically as a technician, or in the capacity of Director of Highland Dental Lab. Seeing, and anticipating the morphing dental landscape, modernization began at Highland 9 years ago with the acquisition of their first in-house milling unit. Devaughn has received advanced design certificates from Sirona and Vita. Further, he is numbered amongst a lucky few that are ‘inLab Trainers for Trainers’, certified and instructed in Germany and Italy.

12:00PM - 1:00PM LUNCH BREAK

1:00PM - 2:00PM 


Mini Dental Implant Solutions

Dr. Andrea Joy Smith, DDS


Course Outline: 


•  Clinical Uses for Mini Dental Implants
•  Mini Dental Implant Restorations
•  Case Presentation
•  Procedural Education

Sponsor: Shatkin First

Dr. Andrea Joy Smith, DDS has practiced dentistry for 25 years. Dr. Smith completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California Los Angeles where she received a Bachelor of Science In Psychology. In 1994, Dr. Smith received two dental degrees from the University of California San Francisco receiving a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and a Bachelor of Science in Dental Science. Dr. Smith is an instructor in the dental division of the Aesthetic Learning Academy. In this role she instructs dentists and other health care professionals on the Therapeutic Uses for Botox in dentistry to treat muscle related oro-facial pain. She also holds a certification in TMJ related problems from the University of Southern California.

For 25 years Dr. Smith has set herself apart in our industry by not only focusing on delivering quality general dentistry to the community, but also completing advanced training in the placement and restoration of Mini Dental Implants. Dr. Smith is the Vice President of the International Academy of Mini Dental Implants. Where she is dedicated to advancing the science supporting the use of Mini dental Implants in patients whose bone quantity prevents them from receiving conventional dental implant treatment. She is a regular lecturer at Shatkin
F.I.R.S.T., the leading Mini Dental Implant educator in the United States. Dr. Smith is one of only 3000 Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique clinicians in the world.

2:00PM - 3:00PM 


“Partnering on Digital Solutions to Expand your Business”

Elise Poirier, CAD/CAM specialist

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Course Outline: 


The lecture will outline the options for workflows, equipment and materials to establish a successful digital solution in your lab or clinic. We will also share examples of implementations and share resources to grow the capabilities and portfolio of the lab or denturist.

Sponsor: Zahn Dental


Elise Poirier, Experienced CDA with 11+ years working in General, Pediatric and Surgical Practices. Clinical trainer for Sirona Omnicam Connect and 3 Shape Trios scanners. Forever learning and passionate about educating others on how to use technology to re-invigorate their practice.

3:00PM - 3:30PM BREAK TIME

 3:30PM - 4:30PM


Lithium- Zirconia Materials:
High Strength and Uncompromised Esthetics

Peter Pizzi CDT, MDT, F.N.G.S.

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Course Outline: 

In today’s market, there is a high demand for strength and esthetics. For most available materials there is a solution for one or the other, but not both at the level that exceed patient
expectations. Until now..!


The introduction of a highly translucent zirconium- reinforced lithium silicate glass ceramic foundation, supporting average biaxial strengths of over 541Mpa with uncompromised shade consistency with streamlined processing steps will be presented. In addition, for the production of “bread & butter” monolithic crowns, new pre-shaded highly translucent and multicolor zirconia materials that rival micro-layered ceramics are now available to address anterior esthetics and posterior strength concerns without the need for internal or external staining for shade matching. Now, two “Out of the Box” materials meeting patient needs, strength, shade tab reproduction, that have simplified work-flow processes, are available.


Sponsor: VITA

Peter Pizzi CDT, MDT, F.N.G.S. As an educator of dental technology and clinical procedures, Peter has found an easy transition into the lecture/clinician circuit. He is an expert on all phases of crown and bridge, porcelain, implantology, muscle function, mandibular physiology, ceramics and photography. Peter currently lectures nationally and internationally to both technicians and dentists about the communication process and a predictable outcome of success for the patient.

• A member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.
• Graduate, Recognized specialist and Mentor of The Kois Center for Dental Excellence.
• Board member of ASMDT (Association of Master Dental Technicians)
• Teacher and educator in Master Dental technician program (New York University)


Peter has lectured to doctors and technicians throughout the United States, Europe and Asia on several different topics. He also continually studies with some of the world’s top speakers and clinicians.

4:30PM - 5:30PM


Evolution: Ensuring Success in 2020


Olivier Tric, MDT, CDT

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Course Outline: 

The profession of Dental Technology is in the middle of a metamorphosis. In this lecture Olivier Tric will offer insights on the current trends and the direction the dental profession is taking. He covers his recipe for achieving excellence on a daily basis focusing on layering techniques through an extensive analysis of his clinical cases. He also defines his strategy for long-term success that will help you reach a new level in your
work quality, efficiency, marketing, and communication.


Sponsor: GC

Olivier Tric, MDT, CDT, began his studies in France at the College of Leonardo De Vinci and the University of Pharo. After a 5 year apprenticeship, he launched a 15+ year career devoted to a thorough understanding of the principles of Dental Aesthetics and the mastery of specialized techniques in Dental Laboratory Technology. His specialties include all facets of porcelain restorations on both natural teeth and osseointegrated implants. While also being published, his work is recognized by his peers as pioneer work in the industry by developing new and unique methodologies that are taught worldwide. He also serves on the Editorial Board for Spectrum Dialogue, and Teamwork Magazine.

Mr. Tric is a highly respected lecturer and educator, teaching hands-on courses to dentists and technicians throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He is regularly consulted by leading Dental Manufacturers and Laboratories for input on new product development. He currently operates Olivier Tric Dental Laboratory and Educational Center in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst, Illinois.

To register call:   1 866-581-8949 Ext. 206 / 207 

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