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LAB DAY Chicago 2018 Lectures

Amann Girrbach North America

Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM - Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 5:00 PM (CST)

LAB DAY Chicago 2018 Lectures

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Type End Quantity
Friday (2/23) 11am to 12pm (Luke Kahng - Utilizing Digital Technology for Simple through Complex Cases) Ended Free  
Friday (2/23) 2pm to 3pm (Dr. Christopher Silvoy - Digital Dentures - In-House Solutions from the Prosthodontist's Perspective) Ended Free  
Friday (2/23) 3:30pm to 5:30pm (Dr. M. Cone & L. Lammott - The esthetic way to long-span implant solutions with the new generation of high-translucent zirconia) Ended Free  
Saturday (2/24) 10am to 12pm (Alexander Wuensche - Hands-on Workshop "Zirconia for every Situation") Ended Free  
Saturday (2/24) 1:30pm to 2:30pm (Alexander Wuensche - Overview of New Digital Denture Solutions - Relevant for C&B and Denture labs!) Ended Free  
Saturday (2/24) 3pm to 4pm (Perry Carroll - A Guide to a More Accurate Model with Amann Girrbach's Model Management Options) Ended Free  

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Event Details


Please join us Friday, February 23rd & Saturday, February 24th

at The Hyatt Regency Chicago in the Grand Ballroom CD South

for CE Live Lectures and Presentations

by the Top Leaders in the Industry!


Hyatt Regency Chicago 
151 E Upper Wacker Dr 
Grand Ballroom CD South 
Chicago, IL 60601


Please read below about each Industry Leader's Course Topic & Description.

For more event information or to RSVP by phone, please call 800-851-3719. 



Friday, February 23rd 2018

11AM-12:00PM CE Live Lecture by Luke Kahng, CDT (1.0 CE contact hours)

Luke S. Kahng, CDT, is a master ceramist with nearly 30 years of experience as a dental technician, and is the Owner and Director of Operations at LSK121 Oral Prosthetics, an all-encompassing dental laboratory that handles all aspects of restoration cases. A widely respected author and lecturer, Luke is the creator of the Chairside Shade Selection Guide, the Chairside Shade Guide, and the Ceramic Shade Guide System.

LIVE CE LECTURE TOPIC: Utilizing Digital Technology for Simple through Complex Cases

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This seminar will help attendees become acclimated to utilizing modern, digital technology to achieve high quality, highly esthetic restorative results. This will include both simple and complicated/complex cases and will focus on the best technology and techniques available to lab technicians to provide successful results on every case. 



  • Explain how to select & use the best Zirconia block for pre-shading
  • llustrate full-mouth restoration options for specific cases
  • Demonstrate how complex and complicated cases can be simplified using digital technology
  • Educate attendees on utilizing natural color to improve the overall quality of the cases they complete


2PM-3PM CE Live Lecture by Dr. Christopher Silvoy, DMD (1.0 CE contact hours)

Dr. Silvoy received his degree from Temple University. With over 20 years of manufacturing experience, he possesses highly detailed knowledge of various materials. He worked in a group practice with an in-house laboratory for 13 years before opening his own practice in 2014. Having technicians onsite was a priority for his business and he built his patient base offering the benefits of a full-service removables laboratory.


LIVE CE LECTURE TOPIC: Digital Dentures - In-house Solutions from the Prosthodontist's Perspective 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Dr. Silvoy will present how effective and efficient in-house digital denture solutions are. He will cover various new options and cover their ease of use, including software details, case evaluation, workflow options until the final milling stage. Furthermore material selection and treatment planning will be essential parts of this lecture.


  • Understand treatment planning for fully edentulous patients
  • Learn the steps involved in designing a digital denture
  • Identify material options for CAD/CAM dentures
  • Discuss manufacturing techniques for digital dentures

3:30PM-5:30PM CE Live Lecture by Dr. Miles R. Cone, DMD, CDT & Lucas Lammott, CDT (2.0 CE contact hours)

Dr. Miles R. Cone is a board-certified Prosthodontist & has additional qualifications as a Certified Dental Technician. Miles is the Editor in Chief of The ACP Messenger, has numerous peer-reviewed publications, and is a KOL and speaker for GC America, Amann Girrbach, Innavato Holdings, Garrison Dental Solutions, and Straumann Implants.


Lucas Lammott is the owner of M31 Dental Studios in Gloucester, MA. Additionally, Lucas is a KOL for GC America, Amann Girrbach, and Wagner Rotary. Lucas has been featured in the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Journal of Dental Technology and the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.


LECTURE TOPIC: The Esthetic Way to Long-span Implant Solutions with the New Generation of High-translucent Zirconia

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This lecture will provide you with step by step instructions on how to create highly esthetic long-span implant works. It will also cover the importance a sound treatment plan and continue through the various phases of care, including tooth preparation, final impression, provisionalization and finally, cementation. This presentation will include ways to improve communication between the dentist and lab technician and outline various techniques and materials currently available to achieve easy and predictable long-term results in your current practice and dental laboratory for delivering high-end results.


  • Discuss treatment planning preparation requirements
  • Understand the importance of communication within the dental team
  • Identify material options for long-span implant restorations


Saturday, February 24th 2018

10AM-12PM CE Hands-On Lecture by Alex Wuensche, CDT (2.0 CE contact hours)

Alexander Wuensche obtained his accreditation as a CDT in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Now president of Zahntechnique Dental Lab in Miami, FL he specializes in complex implant cases and CAD/CAM technology. Alexander Wuensche has lectured for numerous leading Dental Education Programs including Seattle Study Club and the Pankey Institute, and published articles for numerous outstanding Dental Publications.


LECTURE TOPIC: Hands-on Workshop "Zirconia for every Situation" incl. a Look Behind the Curtain at Amann Girrbach's New Zirconia Products by Falko Noack (Head of R&D)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This lecture will start with a behind the scenes look at Amann Girrbach's portfolio of zirconia products by Falco Noack (Head of R&D). After this segment, Alexander Wuensche will start his hand-on workshop and show his cutback and contour technique as well as his coloring strategies. He will also give valuable information regarding treatment planning, scan & design options, and nesting strategies for full arch implant reconstructions made out of zirconia and optional new materials revolutionizing the dental industry.



  • Understand the various zirconia options available in the Amann Girrbach portfolio
  • Learn how to contour and color pre-sintered zirconia
  • Discuss treatment planning and design options for full arch zirconia restorations


1:30PM-2:30PM CE Live Lecture by Alexander Wuensche, CDT (1.0 CE contact hours)

Alexander Wuensche obtained his accreditation as a CDT in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Now president of Zahntechnique Dental Lab in Miami, FL he specializes in complex implant cases and CAD/CAM technology. Alexander Wuensche has lectured for numerous leading Dental Education Programs including Seattle Study Club and the Pankey Institute, and published articles for numerous outstanding Dental Publications. 

LIVE CE LECTURE TOPIC: Overview of New Digital Denture Solutions - Relevant for C&B and Denture labs!

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This lecture is providing a full overview of various digital denture solutions. Alexander will discuss material choices and options as well as communication tools, and compare each. He is going to explain the use of a simplified system from impression taking, scanning and digital design of the case with final milling of the restoration. The two most accurate and economic most sufficient systems on the market will be explained. One is targeting a digital workflow with traditional processing in finishing the denture; the other one a fully digital production and milling of the final full denture. Lastly, the economic advantages for the digital denture solution will be discussed as well.


  • Understand the various options for digital dentures
  • Learn impression, scanning and designing techniques
  • Identify the advantages of a digital denture solution


3PM-4PM CE Live Lecture by Perry Carroll, CDT (1.0 CE contact hours)

Perry Carroll has more than 40 years of experience covering all specialties of dental technology. He focuses on achieving functional results from advanced dental situations, while maintaining natural aesthetics. Perry is a consultant for laboratories and dental offices around the world, and regularly participates in beta testing of products for top international dental manufacturers.

LECTURE TOPIC: A Guide to a more accurate Model with Amann Girrbach's Model Management Options

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This lecture will walk attendees through the entire workflow of creating a highly accurate model by using Amann Girrbach's model management solutions, including the Giroform pin drill, the effective Smartbox X2 plaster dispenser and the Smartmix X2 vacuum mixer. In addition, Perry Carroll will also cover articulation by using the Artex articulator.


  • Learn how the Smartbox dispenser and the Smartmix vacuum mixer work together to ensure optimal stone expansion
  • Understand how the Giroform system creates a more accurate model
  • Identify the steps to properly mount models and program an articulator



These courses are offered at no cost. Amann Girrbach America reserves the right to cancel any program. Each registrant will be notified via email of any cancellation or rescheduling of an event. AGA is not responsible for any additional costs, including, but not limited to, airline and hotel penalities. 



Amann Girrbach America will provide a course completion code during this activity for attendees to be able to fulfill a post-event survey in order to receive CE contact hours.



Amann Girrbach America notes that all visual images (electronic and otherwise) used, to the best of the program planners' knowledge, do not misrepresent or falsify the treatment outcome, and that information shared during this lecture is based on the latest clinical research and highest standards of evidence-based dentistry.



Carol Smith (, the CE Planner for these activities, discloses that there is no conflict of interest on her behalf. 


Please contact Carol Smith (, the CE Planner, for further CE information pertaining to this activity.



No images in these seminars have been altered. Information shared in this seminar is developed from clinical research and represents the most current information available from evidence-based dentistry. The information presented in these activities is derived from the clinical references cited, technical and scientific data content. Direct benefit to the patient and improvements in oral health are considered in the presentation. 



Participants should exercise caution when integrating new techniques or information into their practice based on limited information provided in a single CE activity. Additional supervised clinical experience may be needed to achieve mastery. Completing a single continuing education course does not provide enough information to result in the participant being an expert in the field related to the course topic. It is a combination of many educational courses and clinical experience that allows the participant to develop skills and expertise.



These continuing education activities are developed and provided by Amann Girrbach America. No other commercial was received for these CE activities.



Amann Girrbach America, as the sponsor/provider for this CE activity discloses that they have reviewed the educational content to be free from commercial bias. Amann Girrbach America also discloses that their products will be discussed during the "hands-on" demonstration portion of this activity; therefore it is not eligible for CE contact hours.



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Have questions about LAB DAY Chicago 2018 Lectures? Contact Amann Girrbach North America

When & Where

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E Upper Wacker Dr
Grand Ballroom CD South
Chicago, IL 60601

Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM - Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 5:00 PM (CST)

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Amann Girrbach North America

As a pioneer in dental CAD/CAM technology Amann Girrbach is one of the leading innovators and preferred full-service providers in digital dental prosthetics. With its high degree of expertise in development and commitment to customer orientation, the ambitious company creates sophisticated system solutions for tomorrow's practice routine.

Maximum customer satisfaction and a constantly increasing number of partners in over 90 countries worldwide speaks for itself. Amann Girrbach has long since proved itself in the global dental sector as a guarantee for the highest quality innovative material, excellent quality products and sophisticated system solutions.

"From the start we followed a holistic approach to developing and expanding our product range – with the focus on the highest possible benefits for the customer with regard to flexibility, efficiency, cost improvement as well as technical innovation and sophistication", commented former CEO Marco Ratz.

Innovation in all product ranges but still affordable for everyone, even small laboratories; that is the maxim of Amann Girrbach.

The future of dental technology is without doubt, digital. The satisfaction of future patients lies with Amann Girrbach and means the highest precision, impeccable functionality, immaculate aesthetics and comprehensive protection.

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