FEBRUARY 28, 2020

Room 210

Exhibition Hall: 8:00-17:00
LECTURES: 8:30-15:00
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3D Printing All Day, Every Day

Eric V. Cunningham, Senior R&D Engineer



  • 3D Printed dental models, types and application

  • Complete, high quality; 3D scan data; the portal to the digital workflow

  • The digital process and design considerations

  • Printing technology overview

  • Atlantis Printed model workflow/printing

  • Why outsourcing would be beneficial


Eric V. Cunningham currently supports the technical development of Dentsply Sirona 3D digital dentistry products and the workflow for Implantology. This work includes the 3D Additive manufacturing workflow for patient specific Printed Models to support the DSI Atlantis Abutment product line. Eric has background in multiple optical devices and metrology systems with Laser crystal, Diode and Laser Diodes light sources. In past work he has managed development of a digital impression scanner based on A.F.I. technology to measure the human arch with sufficient accuracy for creating orthodontic CAD-CAM braces and for restorative dental procedures. Also guided development project for Dentsplyís first LED based Dental Curing Light for Restorative Material. Shares patent 7092780, a method for producing Dental Restoration and Apparatus therefor.

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


10:30 - 11:30

3shape Dental System as a Comprehensive Tool for Your Digital Journey

Navigating various CAD design indications to production via 3D printing 

Minh Tran, RDT



During this 1 hour keynote, we will cover topics related to incorporating 3shape and 3D Printing as a part of your journey in digital dentistry. Although the digital production segment has “matured” in our industry, there is a lack of standardization and navigating the pathways to production can be a daunting task. Starting with how to easily translate traditional restorative indications into their digital counterparts we will explore the benefits, efficiencies, and limitations of digital dentistry as it exists today. We will be closing with the advent of 3D printing and how the use of systemized techniques opens up new business and growth opportunities for your laboratory. 

Minh Tran is a 2nd generation dental technician from Windsor, Ontario, Canada. With 15 years of experience, primarily as a CAD/CAM dental technician, Minh was one of the first users of 3shape Dental System in Canada and brings a wealth of knowledge. He is a 3shape trainer and has been a speaker, consultant, and technical advisor for multiple companies including core3dcentres North America, Fullcontour, Pritidenta, DAL, and Abutment Direct. Minh has served on the program advisory committee of St. Clair College in his hometown of Windsor to develop a new Dental Laboratory Technology program. He is also the founder and creative director of DentalTechTips, an online independent publication and blog focusing on unbiased product reviews, offering tips, tricks, tutorials, and the latest and greatest in the dental laboratory industry. 

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11:30 - 12:30

Engineering a Prototype with Computer Dental Diagnostics

Alessandro Cucchiaro, MDT



Create your own instant loading solutions!


Zirkonzahn has developed a 100% digital workflow simplifying restorative and surgical planning to place functional and aesthetic prototypes on the day of surgery – all in one integrated system.


Alessandro Cucchiaro MDT shows you how to position maxilla to patient occlusion on 3D face scans, conduct a full-arch virtual setup, plan implant placement, craft surgical guides and fabricate a breathtaking prototype for surgery.


The master technician will also review CAD/CAM techniques to create aesthetic try-ins to bolster case acceptance and word-of-mouth marketing tactics.


Alessandro Cucchiaro, MDT is a pioneer in CAD/CAM implant dentistry, specializing in
full-arch zirconia restorations. As a founding figure of Zirkonzahn, Alessandro elaborated the
first full-arch monolithic zirconia restoration on implants and opened the door to a new future. Now general manager of Zirkonzahn USA, he continues to develop innovative workflows to simplify restorative and surgical planning by synthesizing cutting-edge technology with expertise in function and aesthetics.

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

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14:00 - 15:00
How Digital Workflow is Changing the Relationship
between Labs and Dentists

Milan Jovanovic, RDT


The move into the digital age is changing what we do and how we do it – but this also impacts how we work within the dental industry. This seminar looks at new digital processes and how this is changing the relationship between labs and dentists – and what to expect as new technology becomes more integrated into our daily workflow. 


Milan Jovanovic graduated the Dental Technician program at George Brown in 2007 and became a licensed RDT in 2011 and has worked in small, mid-sized and large lab environments throughout his career. Milan spent over six years working in a GP office’s on-site lab, developing his understanding of restoring prosthetics from a clinician's perspective where he developed a higher understanding of the implant cases that made up the majority of his cases. Milan has over nine years of CAD/CAM experience; more than six of which were spent learning and developing digital work flows between the lab and clinic. Milan is familiar with numerous technologies including Noble Procera, Dental Wings, Sirona Cerec, 3shape (lab and trios), and Itero. Since 2018, Milan has been working in the Lab Division of the Straumann Group.

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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