FEBRUARY 28, 2020

Room 215

Exhibition Hall: 8:00-17:00
LECTURES: 8:30-15:00
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Digital Denture - Just Some Mouse Clicks?

Urban Christen, DD

In order to be prepared for the challenges in the field of full dentures in the future, a precise analysis of existing digital production methods is required. 


Compared to traditional production, this offers enormous advantages. In order to be able to use these successfully, the „ingredients“ like impressions, bite rims etc. from the Denturist must be flawless. To succeed with the digital approach, some key points are crucial. This lecture will deal specifically with this. 


Over the past few months we have been able to solve increasingly complex patient cases satisfactorily. So not only standard cases can be solved. From my experience, the proper preparation of the patient and the correct application of the system result in more accurate and precise dentures than is traditionally possible. The precision in the occlusion is consistently high and reproducible.

Urban Christen, DD, has been a Consultant and trainer at Vita since 2005, working on product development for the Vita Lingoform, Vita Mft, Vitapan Plus, Vitapan Excell, and Vita Digital Dentures. He is an author, international lecturer and instructor at the University of Frankfurt. Urban received his diplomas in Denturism and Clinical Dental Technology from George Brown College and is certified as a Swiss Diploma Examiner, with a diploma in Economy and Business Management From the Swiss Institute of Business. He also has a Dental Technician Diploma and a Certificate in Dental Radiography from Keele University. Since 2011, Urban has owned and run the Praxis für Zahnprothetik AG Denture Clinic. He is the President of the International Federation of Denturists and Member of the Education Committee, and an Executive Board Member for the Swiss Denturist Association.

10:00am-10:30am: Morning Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall

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10:30 - 11:30

3D Printing Applications for the Modern Day Lab Workflow

Mark Chan, DD



This lecture will focus on the various applications of 3D printing and additive technology for the modern day dental laboratory. The difference between printers on the market, what materials are available, and how to be more profitable and efficient using additive technology.


3D Printing or additive manufacturing can be overwhelming, this lecture will allow the attendees to leave with a basic knowledge of 3D printing with the specific application geared toward dentistry both for the clinician and laboratory. What printers are available, What are the differences between the technologies. How to get started in printing with a low ROI. What can be made with 3d printing, Clear Aligners , Surgical Guides, Models, Nightguards, Dentures. What is the future of 3D printing in dentistry.

Mark Chan, DD, received his diploma from Denturism in Toronto at George Brown College with honours. Currently Mark is practicing in Ontario with a main focus on high-end removable and implant prosthetics. With a passion for both technical and clinical techniques he is certified in Bio-logic, BPS and SDC denture concepts and is a KunstZahnWerk "Art of Denture" award-winning Denturist, he is a sought-after consultant and opinion leader in the Denturist and Lab community.

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11:30 - 12:30

Everything Digital Dentures

Luke LaRocque-Walker, DD



The ability to produce “digital dentures” has advanced considerably in only the last one or two years. That being said the workflow options to produce partial and complete dentures using digital tools are still continuously evolving and as a result getting your head around how to produce a “digital denture”, and whether it makes sense to start investing in the hardware and software to accomplish this, is challenging.


In this lecture the presenter will share their experiences to date in the use of digital tools for denture fabrication and review the range of workflow options and tools available to dental professionals.

Luke LaRocque-Walker, DD graduated from NAIT in 2013 and now practices in Cochrane, Alberta. He has taken a special interest in the digital revolution that has started in the field of removable prosthetics. Over the course of a year and a half he has adapted digital denture work flows into his everyday operations and continues to expand and grow with the ever-changing technology.

12:30-14:00: Lunch Break in Exhibition Hall

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14:00 - 15:00

Chairside Digital Acquisition for Successful Treatment Planning and Fabricating Restorations

Mark Rotsaert



Practitioners are now using intra-oral scanners for digital acquisition for all restorations with success.They are now asking: "how do I relate these digital acquisitions into the same orientation of the patient mouth."


This presentation will consist of the following topics:

1. Techniques to create excellent digital impressions with the Medit i500.

2. Transferring files in proper orientation and how it relates to the patient.

3. Treatment planning with exocad software for implants.

4. Thoughts and processes on creation of final restorations.

Mark Rotsaert DDS & DTA, more than fifty years ago, Mark's father, Henri Rotsaert, established Rotsaert Dental Laboratory in Hamilton, Ontario.  The lab continues to be a formidable business today with Mark and his siblings Nicole and Eric at the helm. Digital Dentistry is not new to the Rotsaerts. In 1986 Henri met Dr François Duret and invested in his chairside system Hennson Industries. Mark has been involved with digital dentistry for more than 20 years. In 2004, Rotsaert Dental Laboratory started Emerald Dental Works - the first milling center in Canada with 3M ESPE LAVA. In 2014 Emerald Dental Works introduced EmCad, an exocad design system. Emerald now has partnerships with Medit for scanners, Envisiontec for 3d printing, Roland for mills and Zircom for sintering furnaces. Most recently with the addition of the Medit i500 and elos scan bodies, Emerald is creating solid solutions for intra-oral scanning.  Mark brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from the perspective of an owner. 

15:00-15:30: Afternoon Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall


15:30 - 16:30

PANEL DISCUSSION in Auditorium Room


Dominic Babinski (Moderator)

Speakers: Dr. Amarjit Rihal, Mark Rotsaert, Dr. Godfrey Onwubolu

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