Spectrum Day Toronto
October 26, 2018

Technical Program 2

Room: Munro 3-4


11:00PM - 12:00PM

High Performance Polymers. Discover their use in implant dentistry

Marco Fuhrer, CDT

Course Outline:

Learn the when and the how of the new high performance polymers and their applications in implant dentistry. Marco, will also discuss the use of Peek, Pekkton and Resins.


Marco Fuhrer, CDT completed his dental technical education in Switzerland. In 2009 he accepted a position at CM focusing on materials development and HPP. From 2012 to 2015 Marco attended MAS MedTech in Bern, University of Applied Sciences. From 2015 -2017, Marco has been part of the CM Innovation Team, lecturing about Pekkton. Currently, he is the Product Manager of the esthetic line

at CM (Pekkton, Polymers).



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1:00PM - 2:00PM

The art and science of Lava Esthetic™ Zirconia

Michael Schreck, CDT

Course Outline: 

In order to properly choose the best dental restorative material, we need to understand the science of the various formats of zirconia and apply them to the clinical situation.


Evaluating the clinical challenge will determine the type of Lava™ Zirconia Restoration to use for aesthetic, bruxism or implant cases. This presentation will demonstrate the art, science and efficiency of the new Lava™ Esthetic Fluorescent Full Contour Zirconia.


Michael Schreck, CDT graduated in technical dentistry from Edouard Montpetit College, Longueuil, QC, in 1983. He has since owned and operated his own laboratory specializing in fixed prosthetics utilizing the latest in CAD/CAM technology.

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2:00AM - 3:00PM

InLab SW 18 - So Powerful, So Intuitive, So Profitable. It Almost Feels like Cheating

Devaughn Frazer

From model to milling, Devaughn Fraser demonstrates the newest version of inLab

software, inLab 18, covering all the new, advanced features.


Devaughn Frazer  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 12 years ago with the acquisition of their first in-house milling unit. Since that time, no other lab or practice in Canada has created more restorations with their Sirona MCXL than Highland.


Not to be overshadowed by equipment, Devaughn has received advanced design certificates from Sirona and Vita. Further, he is numbered amongst a lucky few that are ‘Global inLab Trainers’, certified and instructed in Germany and Italy.

3:00PM - 3:30PM: BREAK

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3:30PM - 4:30PM

Positioning Your Laboratory to Excel in the Digital

Future of Dentistry

Luke S. Kahng, CDT

Learning Objectives:

•  Pros and cons of digital workflow from print model, printed denture, PMMA with

   pink esthetic and full-mouth Implantology

•  Selecting the best materials for maximum efficiency and highest esthetics

  • Lithium Silicate vs Zirconia (opacity vs translucency)

  • Denture materials vs digital denture material vs ceramic composite

  • Zirconia pre-shading technique


•  What investments in time, equipment and personnel to make and which ones

    to avoid


•  Procedural and operational recommendations for small, medium and large



•  Predictions for the future of digital dental technology

Luke S. Kahng, CDT has been a dental technician for over two decades. He has been published extensively in dental magazines including The Journal of Aesthetic Dentistry, Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, QDT Book, Spectrum Dialogue Contemporary Esthetics, Inside Dentistry and Functional Esthetics. He is a Section Editor for PPAD magazine as well as a Spectrum Dialogue board member. A strong proponent of collaborative dentistry, Mr. Kahng stresses education, communication and a team approach to patient care, resulting in maximum function, comfort and esthetic appeal.

3:00PM - 3:30PM: BREAK

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4:30PM - 5:30PM

Techno – Clinical - Removable Digital Workflow from 3D printing Digital Denture to the Final Implant Full Mouth Reconstruction

Tae Kim, DDS and Domenico Cascione CDT, B.S, MDT

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). Digital workflow for Implant treatment planning from 3D printing Digital denture to the final implant Full Mouth Reconstruction.


Multiple option will be presented in order to achieve patient’s expectation.

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.

Domenico Cascione CDT, B.S, MDT, obtained his primary education in Bari (Italy), where he was also certified as a Dental Technologist (CDT) in 1985. From 1991 to 2004 he carried out metallurgy research becoming a specialist in dental metallurgy. From 1986 to 2004 he was the owner and director of Dental Laboratory in Bari (Italy). He is a Master Ceramist and also is specialized in metallurgy, implant work and complex esthetic rehabilitation.


In 2005 he holds a Bachelor of Science of the Dental Technology degree from the University of Southerh Illinois . From 2005 to 2008 he was Research Associate and Program Director, Advanced Training for Dental Technology at the Center for Dental Technology, the University Of Southern California Herman Ostrow School Of Dentistry. From 2009 to 2016 was a Clinical Assistant Professor and Course Director for the Advanced Dental Morphology

for the Operative Dentistry Program at the University Of Southern California Ostrow

School Of Dentistry. He Is a Lead Faculty Department of Restorative Dentistry – Dental Laboratory Technology Program-Division of Health Sciences at Pasadena City College. He is a Faculty/Lecturer UCLA School of Dentistry Division of Advanced Prosthodontics .


He is a winner of award 2007 Judson C. Hichey in the research category in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. He is an Editor in Chief of the Spectrum Dialogue magazine. He is the President of OPERART LLC dental laboratory in Santa Monica California.He is author and co-author of several articles in the literature. He is the author of the Book Symbiosis: Art & Technique.




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