Speaker Information

Mr. Skip Carpenter
Matthews, NC
Esthetic Dentistry

Mr. Brian Carson
Fayetteville, NC
Laboratory Technology

Mr. Al Hodges
Waynesburg, KY
Laboratory Technology

Mr. Joshua Polansky
Cherry Hill, NJ
Laboratory Technology


Lab Tech Day: Deliver the World's Most Beautiful Dentistry

Mr. Joshua Polansky
8:30 – 10 a.m.
Wisdom is Not Measured in Teeth
As an in house technician for a decade, Josh learned the keys for consistently creating successful restorations for his clients. After many ups and downs, Josh learned that having success in the dental field meant being an integral part of a restorative team. It is a team that includes the patient, directly or indirectly, the dentist, the specialist and the technician. Using communication based on relationships, technical details and accurate photography Joshua will simplify the dental nightmares that plague many technicians and dentists when it comes to restoring patients from the difficult to the challenging. Join the rewarding world of excellent and beautiful dentistry.

Mr. Brian Carson
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Re-Create Nature in Your Removable Prosthetics
Using his success driven parameters, Brian will describe what is esthetic in regards to tooth morphology, emergence and tooth position in the creation of the natural tooth illusion. Presenting occlusal concepts via the Natural Functional Prosthesis, also known as the NFP, and showing natural wax up techniques he will show you the foundation that allows custom colorization and clean processing techniques that re-create the beauty of nature. Most importantly, Brian will describe communication techniques that simplify the transfer of information from the patient to the bench, and the bench to the patient!

Lunch is on your own from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Mr. Skip Carpenter
1 – 2:30 p.m.
The Esthetic Handshake
Around the world a handshake still represents an agreement to a “deal” based on openness and trust. In our current day and age, many of our dental restorations are fabricated at a distance, so today Skip will discuss topics crucial in our day to day communications, as well as protocols necessary to create the Esthetic Handshake at a distance. Using Facial Analysis, Smile Design in 3-D and digital communication he will show how to predictably deviate from the temporaries using facial photography and function as one’s guide. Most importantly, Skip will show predictable changes after the try-in that will create lifelike effects serving esthetics and function.

Mr. Al Hodges
2:30 – 4 p.m.
Delivering Excellence to Our Patients
Al has dedicated his career to the ideal of providing excellent dentistry. In his quest for improvement his number one tool for laboratory success has become the digital camera. Through the use of digital photography he will demonstrate how we can produce the best visual images to market our services to our patients, to increase learning and participation for the dental team, to improve our technical skills and most importantly to provide the communication for the restorative team to create beautiful and successful dentistry.

Course: Sa360
Date/Time: 3/25/2017   8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Type: General
Audience: Dentists, Lab techs, Students
Dentist Fee: $0.00
Other Fee: $0.00
Room: GWCC, A407