Lee Culp, CDT
CEO | Sculpture Studios
Lee Culp, CDT, is the CEO of Sculpture Studios, Sculpture Academy, and is a recognized pioneer in Digital Dentistry and advanced functional aesthetic dentistry. He holds true to a belief that the attainment of perfection in restorative dentistry can only be harnessed through a unique combination of skillful application coupled with superior knowledge. As a world-renowned innovator and educator, he maintains an unparalleled focus and commitment to understanding the revolutionary, often complex, changes that continue to influence modern aesthetic dentistry. Thus, he lends his vision and talent to developing the related materials and communications standards necessary to ensure the most realistic opportunities for success and gratification. This has proven to be especially important for those discriminating dental professionals who maintain a higher profile, cutting-edge practice philosophy.
He is a leading resource/inventor for many of the materials, products, and techniques used in dentistry today, and holds numerous patents for his ideas and products. Lee writes many articles per year, and his writing, photography, and teaching style have brought him international recognition, as one of today’s most exciting lecturers and innovative artisans in the specialty of digital dentistry, dental ceramics and functional esthetics.
Dr. Jyme Charette
Prosthodontist, Owner | Charette Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry
Dr. Charette attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry for his DMD degree, then was accepted into a three-year residency to receive specialized training in prosthodontics and also earn an MSD in the Art of Dental Science. After successfully completing his Certificate in Prosthodontics, Dr. Charette became board certified in fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontics.
He serves as a dental faculty member for the DMD program and the graduate prosthodontics program at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and currently holds authorship on articles in the Journal of Prosthodontic Dentistry, the European Journal of Dental Education, and Quintessence. He is a national lecturer on diagnosis, treatment planning, implants, over-dentures, fixed and removable full arch/full mouth prosthodontics with Alabama Implant Education (AIE).
Dr. Charette co-founded Charette Prosthodontics with his wife, Stacie Steinbock in 2020. Outside of work, he seeks out as much time as possible with his family, including his energetic daughter.
Co-Founder of Ladies of the Mill | Oaks Dental Designs, Oaks Coaching
Hey there! I’m Jillian Swafford, a start-up lab owner, believer that anything is possible and a wife to 1 and mom to 2. I got into this industry to create freedom. Ladies of the Mill was born to ignite the confidence of Women in the Industry. In our session we will be talking about leadership, and how to grow your confidence. My goal is to inspire others to go after their hearts desires, and above all to get out from behind the bench.
Dr. Michael Scherer
Prosthodontist, Owner | Sonora Modern Dental
Dr. Michael Scherer is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University, a Clinical Instructor at University of Nevada – Las Vegas, and maintains a practice limited to prosthodontics and implant dentistry in Sonora, California. He is a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, has published articles, books, and in-person and online courses related to implant dentistry, clinical prosthodontics, and digital technology with a special emphasis on full-arch reconstruction. As an avid technology & computer hobbyist, Dr. Scherer’s involvement in digital implant dentistry has led him to develop and pioneer new approaches with 3D printing, CAD/CAM surgical systems, implement interactive CBCT implant planning, and outside of the box radiographic imaging and digital design concepts.
Bennett Napier, CAE
Chief Staff Executive | NADL, NBC FDLT, JDT
Bennett Napier, CAE is a Certified Association Executive and serves as Chief Staff Executive for the National Association of Dental Laboratories and its affiliates, the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology and the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology. He has worked with nonprofit associations in the dental field for 25 years.
Dr. Paul Feuerstein
Editor-in-Chief | Dentistry Today
Dr. Feuerstein has been practicing dentistry for over 45 years. He studied chemistry, engineering, computer science, and music at the State University of New York, Stony Brook before earning his DMD at the University of New Jersey School of Medicine & Dentistry. Throughout his career, Dr. Feuerstein has been as fascinated with the advancement of dental technologies as he is with patient care. For over 30 years he has brought high tech advances into the office for patient care as well as to the entire dental industry as an expert teacher and consultant on dental technologies.
He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Dentistry Today, the industry’s leading trade journal, author of several articles about dental technology, and a lecturer at many national and local dental meetings. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in General Dentistry at Tufts University. In 2010, Dr. Feuerstein was named “Clinician of the Year” at the Yankee Dental Congress.
President & Sr. Compliance Advisor | SafeLink Consulting
Mary Borg-Bartlett is the Co-founder and President of SafeLink Consulting Inc. Since 1991, Mary has actively participated as a presenter and on-site instructor to audiences of dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and dental laboratory technicians throughout the US. Prior to founding Safelink, Mary held senior level management positions in mortgage banking, banking, and the family entertainment business. Her positions included responsibility for Facilities Management, Human Resources, Risk Management, Crisis and Disaster Recovery, and Health and Safety.
Her formal education was gained at Bauder College in Atlanta and Georgia State University. Mary is an Authorized trainer under OSHA’s Outreach Program. She is published in the major dental trade publications on the risk management topics of employee safety and quality assurance. In October 2003, she was presented a Merit Award by the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) in recognition of her contributions and outstanding service to the dental laboratory industry and to the NADL. She was a contributor in the development of the revised Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings – 2003 issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In 2007, Mary was awarded the Excellence in Education Award for Quality Assurance by the NADL. Mary is also an instructor for the NADL University on the subject of quality assurance, an external auditor for quality assurance (including the DAMAS system), and presenter at workshops and tradeshows on the topic of quality systems and health and safety.
Brandon Smith, CDT
Academy Trainer | 3Shape
Brandon Smith, CDT has been an Academy Trainer at 3Shape for 2 years, where he provides training for the company’s resellers and end users, lectures and helps support sales. Brandon is a certified dental technician specializing in Implants. He started working in a dental laboratory in 2007 and worked in the lab industry for 10 years. He then went to work for The Whip Mix Corporation for 2 years, which is a 3Shape reseller, doing technical support, training, R&D, and lecturing.
Al Fillastre, CDT
Owner | Ceram-O-Arts Lab
Al began his training in dental technology shortly after receiving his B.S. degree in chemistry from Stetson University in 1975. He worked in a variety of commercial laboratories, and then returned to Lakeland in 1979 where he began working in his own laboratory alongside his father, Dr. Alvin J. Fillastre, D.D.S. Since that time, Al has become an accomplished technician in all disciplines within the Crown & Bridge laboratory. He is extensively published, and has presented numerous hands-on clinics and seminars in Occlusion, Ceramics, Composite Resins, Waxing & Metal Design, and many others. Al’s presentations to technicians and dentists cover quality, excellence, communication, and technical skills. Al has also been recently involved with the development of the Denar 300 Series Articulator and presently owns and operates Ceram-O-Arts dental laboratory in Lakeland, Florida.
Mark Williamson, CDT
General Manager | Midwest Dental Arts
Mark Williamson is a Certified Dental Technician and a member of the Dental Technicians Guild and is currently is a Senior Technical Manager for Ottawa Dental Laboratory in Ottawa, Illinois. He has accumulated 37 years of experience in Dentures, Implants, Partials and Ceramics and his certification is in Full Dentures. Mark is also a Kois Recognized Specialist from the Kois Center, a founding member of The Chicagoland Dental Technician Study Group. He has served as president of the Marvin Healy Study Club and the Illinois Dental Laboratory Association. Mark was also voted Technician of the Year at the NADL Vision 21 Meeting and was also a first place winner in the Panthera Dental Master Cup.
CEO | anaxdent North America
Tay Harvey is the CEO of anaxdent North America, a supplier of European dental materials, laboratory continuing education and, most importantly, good times. After accidentally embarking on a career in dental products in 2002 and working for small and large dental companies as a product manager and business manager, Tay followed her heart into the laboratory side of the industry, co-founding anaxdent North America in 2012. Today, anaxdent North America is known for great products, stellar support and a tendency for having a little too much fun (because why not?).
Nannette Boyd, CDT
Special Projects | Derby Dental Lab
Nannette Boyd, CDT, Special Projects. Nan joined the Derby Dental Laboratory team in 2015, bringing over 30 years of experience in the Dental Industry. Her role within the laboratory includes training and education; she is responsible for evaluation, testing and implementation of new products and technology and continuous improvements within each department. Prior to joining DDL, she spent 7 years with Zahn Dental/Henry Schein as Technical Specialist, responsible for training and customer support for Zahn Dental CAD/CAM product offerings, including scanners and software, digital printers, milling machines and CAM software. Nan completed in-house installation and assisted with implementation of CAD/CAM equipment into the dental laboratory production. Before joining Henry Schein/Zahn, she spent 13 years at Whip Mix Corporation as Sr. Technical Representative, providing customer support for their products, presenting CE courses across the United States and Internationally and working with R&D to develop new products and equipment for the dental industry. Nan also worked 7 years at a full service dental laboratory in Louisville KY, and has 9 years Chairside experience, as a Certified Dental Assistant with Expanded Duties Training. She holds her CDT, certified in Crown and Bridge.
CAD Technician | Midwest Dental Arts
Whitney started with a clinical background as an EDDA in pediatric, cosmetic and oral surgery. She has lectured at the University of Kentucky’s EDDA program teaching Temporary Restorations and Digital Dentistry. Whitney specializes in full arch restorations from records to completion.
Eastern US Sales Manager | Roland DGA
Ian O’Neill’s scope of experience ranges from the dental lab, technical support, and sales management. His broad range of knowledge allows him to assist DGSHAPE dealers and end-users in ensuring the best product experience. Understanding the complete digital workflow how to implement DGSHAPE’s milling technology properly is where he shines. Ian has been with the Roland/DGSHAPE team for two years and resides in Connecticut with his wife and two sons.
Technical Sales Consultant | B&D Dental Technologies
Rich Green is a Technical Sales Consultant for B&D Dental Technologies. He’s been in the industry for 30 years and has experience as a small lab owner, lead ceramist and line ceramist for production labs. With the advent of automation and the requirements as a result of the adoption of this new technology, Rich finds ways to leverage materials and marketing to help labs position themselves in a highly competitive marketplace.
General Manager, Americas | Asiga
As a certified 3Shape and Roland trainer, Cory manages relationships with Asiga distributors in the United States. Before joining Asiga, Cory worked at Whip Mix as a CAD/CAM equipment & software training manager. He also worked for 2-years in his father’s dental laboratory, Heartland Dental Laboratory in Hillsdale Michigan as a 3Shape Cad/Cam Technician. Cory received his Bachelors of Science in Finance from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan.
Evan Kemper, RG CDT TE
Application Engineer | Whip Mix
Evan Kemper, RG CDT TE is a Applications Engineer at Whip Mix. As a Certified 3Shape and Roland trainer, he develops and conducts CAD/CAM equipment & software training, develops CAD/CAM products for Whip Mix and provides technical support/assistance to our digital customers. Evan is a graduate of Lexington, KY’s Bluegrass Community & Technical College in Dental Laboratory Technology and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY.
Digital Marketing Specialist | Whip Mix
Chelsey Phillips is the Digital Marketing Specialist at Whip Mix where she oversees digital and online marketing. She supports Whip Mix by sharing educational resources, posting to social media sites, and maintaining online presence.
Digital Marketing Specialist | Whip Mix
Bryce Hiller has an Associate’s Degree in Information Sciences from Indiana-Wesleyan University and received his lab experience in his family lab, where he was instrumental in transitioning the lab from analog to digital. Originally a technician at Ford’s Dental Lab in Nelsonville, Ohio, he now specializes in 3Shape design, 3D printing, and milling. With a passion for helping labs and practices transition from analog to digital workflows, Bryce’s goal is to foster innovation and empower professionals in the dental industry with various CAD/CAM and digital manufacturing technologies.
Friday, October 29
Arrival & Registration
7:30am – 8:00am
8:00am – 10:00am
Evolution of the Dental Laboratory: There’s so much more beyond just creating teeth…
Speaker: Lee Culp
10:30am – 11:30am
The Digital-Analog Interface: Leveraging Digital Dentistry in Full Arch Implant Therapy
Speakers: Dr. Jyme Charette
11:45am – 12:45pm
Lunch & Exhibitors
1:00pm – 2:00pm
2:15pm – 3:15pm
3:30pm – 4:30pm
We May Not All be on the Same Page: But We All Have to be Reading the Same Book
Speaker: Jillian Swafford
4:30pm – 5:30pm
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Dinner & Entertainment
Saturday, October 5
7:00am – 8:00am
8:00am – 9:30am
Envisioning Digital Workflows for the Clinician and Technician
Speaker: Dr. Michael Scherer
9:35am – 10:40am
Dental Laboratory Market 2025 – Where are we headed?
Speaker: Bennett Napier, CAE
11:00am – 12:15pm
How are in-office restorations affecting the dentist-lab relationship?
Speaker: Dr. Paul Feuerstein
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Lunch & Exhibitors
1:45pm – 2:45pm
Applying the Hierarchy of Controls to Health and Safety
Speaker: Mary Borg-Bartlett
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Speakers: Dr. Michael Scherer, Dr. Paul Feuerstein, Bennett Napier, CAE, Lee Culp, CDT
Wrap Up & Dismissal