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Join us this October for Whip Mix’s 10th Annual Digital Forum

Join us this October for Whip Mix’s 10th annual Digital Forum.

Whip Mix started the Digital Forum back in 2012, when it provided the opportunity to put experts and those learning together for 2 days to exchange information and to network in a welcoming environment. It has grown rapidly since then.

This year, Whip Mix is proud to present its 10th Annual Digital Forum on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29, 2022. It’s bigger and better than ever, with world-renowned speakers, experts in CAD CAM technology and exhibitors that support your venture into digital technology.

This year’s event will cover the most important and prevalent subjects in the dental industry. They include where we are and where we’re going, clinical considerations for digital dentistry, 3D printing, implant workflow and many other relevant and timely topics.

This popular event attracts dentists and technicians and is already filling up rapidly. If you are considering joining us, we highly recommend registering as soon as you can. It is one of the most anticipated educational forums of the year.

Sign up now for the biggest, baddest Digital Form yet, and get 14 hours CE credits for your renewal.

Speakers

Dr. Robert Pick
CEO | The Pick Group

Dr. Robert Pick

CEO | The Pick Group

Dr. Pick is CEO of The Pick Group, a practice management firm. He is also currently engaged in full time private practice of Periodontics, Implants and Oral Medicine in Aurora, Illinois. He is a member of the attending staff of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the Northwestern University’s Medical School. Dr. Pick has also been involved with the Jack Welch Business Management Institute.

Dr. Pick is recognized by Dentistry Today as one of the top 200 Leaders in Continuing Education and has won this honor all 20 years that the award has been given. He was the recipient of the 1998 Gordon J. Christensen Outstanding Lecturer Recognition Award. Dr. Pick is a Fellow in both the American and International College of Dentists, is a member of the O.K.U. Honors Dental Society and the Pierre Fauchard International Dental Honors Society. He won the 2014 Northwestern University Merit Award for outstanding achievement in a profession. It is the highest award given by the University. Dr. Pick is on the Advisory Board of the Journal, Dentist’s Money Digest, where he also writes a monthly article.

Dr. Michael Scherer
Prosthodontist, Owner | Sonora Modern Dental

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.

Dr. John Cranham
DDS | Chesapeake Center for Complete Dentistry

Dr. John Cranham

DDS | Chesapeake Center for Complete Dentistry

Dr. John Cranham is a highly respected and renowned Dentist in Chesapeake, Virginia. At his state-of-the-art office, within a general practice setting, he focuses on Cosmetic-Esthetic dentistry, Implant dentistry, TMJ/Facial Pain and solving complex problems with an interdisciplinary focus. He uses his vast experience and knowledge to create healthy, long lasting, comfortable, and natural-looking smiles.

He is an honors graduate and clinical instructor of Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2004 he began lecturing at The Dawson Academy, a world-famous teaching institute based in St. Petersburg, Florida, which led to the merging of Cranham Dental Seminars with The Dawson Academy in 2007. He became a 1/3 partner and its acting Clinical Director. He held that position until September 2020.

To date he has presented over 1500 full days of continuing education all over the world. Today his focus is on integrating sound occlusal, esthetic, and sound restorative principles into efficient digital workflows, and ultimately coaching doctors on how to integrate them into their practices. He does this under the new umbrella of Cranham Clinical Coaching.

Lee Culp, CDT
CEO | Sculpture Studios

Lee Culp, CDT

CEO | Sculpture Studios

Lee Culp, CDT is the CEO of Sculpture Studios, a dental laboratory, research and product development center for new and innovative diagnostic and restorative and digital applied applications to surgical and restorative dentistry.

He is the 2007 recipient of the Kenneth Rudd Award from the American Society of Prosthodontics, the 2007 recipient of the AACD Presidents Award for Excellence in Dental Education, as well as the 2003 recipient of the National Association of Dental Laboratories, Excellence in Education Award, and the 2013 American College of Prosthodontics-Dental Technician Leadership Award, and the 2014 Spectrum – Lifetime Achievement in Dentistry award. Lee is an avid writer, and had been a contributor to four dental text books, including a chapter in Dr. Peter Dawson’s book Functional Occlusion: From TMJ to Smile Design.

He is a leading resource/inventor for many of the materials, products, and techniques used in dentistry today, holds numerous patents for his ideas and products, and writes many articles per year. His writing, photography, and teaching style have brought him international recognition, as one of today’s most exciting lecturers and innovative artisans in the specialties of digital dentistry, dental ceramics and functional esthetics.

Jillian Swafford
Co-Founder of Ladies of the Mill | Oaks Dental Designs, Oaks Coaching

Jillian Swafford

Co-Founder of Ladies of the Mill | Oaks Dental Designs, Oaks Coaching

Jillian Swafford is a Dental Laboratory Entrepreneur. Jillian started her career in the lab industry after a 15 year career in General Dentistry. During her dentistry career she was an assistant, financial coordinator and office manager, those years were immersed in Platinum Circle Fortune Management training and top level Scheduling institute trainings. Her time spent in general dentistry gave her a different viewpoint on the importance of communication, motivation and leadership. Since opening the lab, Jillian has become a well-versed speaker, product creator, and sought after coach for in-office trainings. During this year the group she co-created Ladies of the Mill is hosting their first ever standalone summit to highlight female speakers in the industry and was recognized by LMT as a Top 40 under 40. Jillian loves God, her husband and children, and truly enjoys seeing others succeed and live their dreams.

Brandon Smith, CDT
Academy Trainer | 3Shape

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.

Gary Morgan
Vice President and Senior Consultant | SafeLink Consulting

Gary Morgan

Vice President and Senior Consultant | SafeLink Consulting

Gary is Vice President and Senior Consultant of SafeLink Consulting, Inc., a nationally recognized consulting firm located in Cumming, Georgia. SafeLink specializes in regulatory compliance consulting, including Quality Systems implementation, FDA, OSHA, and HIPAA compliance. A Certified Dental Technician, Gary began lecturing on health and safety in the dental field in 1989 and is an Authorized Trainer under OSHA’s Outreach Program. Gary is also a DAMAS consultant and auditor and is a Certified Quality Auditor by the American Society for Quality.

Cory Lambertson
General Manager Americas | Asiga

Cory Lambertson

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.

Dr. Abeer Alzahrani
Research & Development Manager | Whip Mix Corporation

Dr. Abeer Alzahrani

Research & Development Manager | Whip Mix Corporation

Abeer helped Whip Mix establish a 3D print resin laboratory, and has led a team that developed all of the company’s print resins, one of which was the first FDA approved 3D Splint in the USA. “Our team has enabled Whip Mix to be at the leading edge of digital dental technology by designing and developing top-quality 3D dental resin products,” said Abeer.

Abeer’s main job is to lead her team to develop outstanding and safe resin formulas, ensure their compatibility with various 3D printing technologies, examine the safety and biocompatibility of products, and work closely with the regulatory team to ensure that the product is meeting all local and international regulations and guidelines. Also, she works with other departments throughout the organization, such as marketing, technical support, and production to assist in the manufacture and introduction of the products to our customers.

Outside of work, Abeer is a mother of two young boys. She enjoys yoga, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her kids and her friends.

Dr. Noemi Cruz-Orcutt
DDS | Mint Springs Dentistry

Dr. Noemi Cruz-Orcutt

DDS | Mint Springs Dentistry

Dr. Noemi Cruz-Orcutt has a full-time private practice in Mason City, Iowa with focus in Restorative, Cosmetic and Digital dentistry. She is a member of Cranham-Culp Digital Dental and has fully transitioned her dental practice to digital. Dr. Cruz-Orcutt earned her DDS degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and completed an AEGD at VCU School of Dentistry. Dr. Cruz is a member of the honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) and a graduate of The Dawson Academy. She is also a member of the ADA, AGD, AACD, AACD, AACA, Seattle Study Club, Kois Center and Spear Education.

Dr. Chris Salierno
DDS | The Curious Dentist

Dr. Chris Salierno

DDS | The Curious Dentist

Dr. Chris Salierno is a general dentist from Long Island, New York. He graduated from Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine in 2005. Dr. Salierno has served as the National President of the American Student Dental Association, Chair of the ADA New Dentist Committee, and as President of his local dental society. He lectures internationally on clinical dentistry, practice management, and leadership development. His material can be viewed on his blog, The Curious Dentist. In 2017 he became a Chief Development Officer with the Cellerant Consulting Group. He was the Chief Editor of Dental Economics from 2014 to 2021. In 2021, he became the Chief Dental Officer at Tend.

BJ Kowalski
President | ROE Dental Laboratory

BJ Kowalski

President | ROE Dental Laboratory

BJ Kowalski is the President of ROE Dental Laboratory, a progressive full-service laboratory which have served dentistry for almost 100 years. ROE is proud to employee over 250 full time team members, its primary location is outside of Cleveland, with two additional satellite locations. ROE prides itself by leading dental technology through CAD/CAM investment and highly skilled staff, while remaining aware of the perils of early adoption. The laboratory has fully integrated all areas of production in a digital process. BJ is a graduate of Ohio Northern University and is an active student of dentistry, attending and presenting countless hours of CE annually. His education is furthered through membership in numerous study clubs, professional organizations, and advisory panels as well as his zest for advancing dental technology. The audience is sure to learn from both his accomplishments and mistakes.

Kristen Benitez
Co-Owner & Digital Specialist | K and B Orthodontics

Kristen Benitez

Co-Owner & Digital Specialist | K and B Orthodontics

After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Susquehanna University, Kristen’s passion for teeth and technology could not keep her away from the field. In addition to her schooling at Susquehanna, Kristen has also completed her class for dental assisting and has had extensive training in orthodontic digital software. When the opportunity came to go into business with her mom, Kristen seized it and now runs all the digital workflow.

Whitney Courtney
CAD Technician | Midwest Dental Arts

Whitney Courtney

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.

Eric Hall
Commercial Director | CIMsystem

Eric Hall

Commercial Director | CIMsystem

CIMsystem, an Italian software developer, was founded in 1999 with the singular goal of making the world’s best mechanical software.  In 2007 we stepped into dental manufacturing and quickly became the world leader in CAD/CAM solutions.  We support customers all over the world with cutting edge, effective, and customizable solutions.  Our US office is in Louisville, KY.  Eric Hall is the Commercial Director and is glad to help show you how MillBox, Pyramis, and Make&Mill softwares can set your lab apart.

Ian O'Neill
Eastern US Sales Manager | Roland DGA

Ian O'Neill

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.

Jim Collis
CDT

Jim Collis

CDT

Jim Collis has been a CDT and actively practicing laboratory technician for over forty years. He possesses a degree in Dental Technology from Triton College. He retired from his laboratory, Collis Prosthodontic Laboratory in 2016, He specialized in high-quality, removable prosthodontic appliances. The lab served a select clientele of dental offices in the north and west suburbs of Chicago. Jim has also previously served as an instructor in the Junior/Senior laboratory of Northwestern University Dental School for ten years. In that capacity, he presented numerous courses to the dental school students on prosthetics including advanced esthetics pertaining to removable prosthodontics, fixed work, and advanced attachment and implant techniques. He now works for Kulzer North America. Jim has been very active on the lecture circuit over the past sixteen years. He has presented lectures and hands-on clinics, accredited for Continuing Education hours, at various venues throughout the United States, Canada, Germany the UK, and Ukraine. Jim is also a visiting instructor at the Harvard Dental School of Medicine. He is a consultant and lecturer for several companies in the industry. Since 2013, he has served as Master of Ceremonies, featured lecturer, and moderator of the panel discussion for the Spectrum Day Removable Symposium in Chicago. He is an Advisory Board Member for Spectrum Dialogue and has written numerous articles on a wide variety of topics that have been published in Spectrum, as well as articles that have appeared in other industry publications. Jim also won the Educator of the Year award in our industry in 2017. In 2022 Jim was declared to be in the top twelve removable technicians in the world by Palmeri Publishing.

Rich Green
Technical Sales Consultant | B&D Dental Technologies

Rich Green

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.

Bryce Hiller
Territory Sales Manager | Whip Mix

Bryce Hiller

Territory Sales Manager | 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.

Agenda

Friday, October 28

7:30am – 8:30am
Breakfast & Exhibits

8:30am – 9:00am
Welcome

9:00am – 10:00am
PURPLE-COW-WOW – Unprecedented Practice Action for Unprecedented Times!
Speaker: Dr. Robert Pick

9:00am – 10:00am
PURPLE-COW-WOW – Unprecedented Practice Action for Unprecedented Times!
Speaker: Dr. Robert Pick

In today’s dental environment and with the impact of COVID, we are all currently living and have lived through an unprecedented time in our human history. What we do now as we have come back to our practices and dental labs, will impact our future and how well we do. It must be “Unprecedented Practice, Lab, and Business Action for Unprecedented Times!” With this you must stand out from the crowd in a super, awesome, and remarkable way to differentiate yourself from the competition, and with ethics always first. Hence, a Purple Cow rather than all of the usual black and white cows. And further, if your business acumen is not on par with your clinical and/or lab skill, you will not super succeed to the level that you would like and deserve!

10:15am – 12:30am
Breakout Session 1

12:30am – 1:30pm
Lunch & Exhibitors

1:30pm – 2:00pm
Exhibits & Dessert

2:15pm – 4:30pm
Breakout Session 2

4:30pm – 6:00pm
Cocktails & Exhibitor Hour

6:30pm – 9:00pm
Dinner & Entertainment

Saturday, October 29

7:30am – 8:30am
Breakfast & Exhibits

8:30am – 10:00am
The Transition to Digital: Partnering for Success
Speaker: Dr. John Cranham & Lee Culp, CDT

8:30am – 10:00am
The Transition to Digital: Partnering for Success
Speaker: Dr. John Cranham & Lee Culp, CDT

Digital dentistry is moving at warp speed. While some dentists have embraced these changes, the vast majority of dentists are still wondering if the new technologies are as good as the tried and true analog methods, and if the expense is worth it. This program is designed to look at the various digital technologies, discuss their accuracy, cost and the return on the investment. Special emphasis will be placed on how the workflows in restorative, orthodontic and implant dentistry, can increase the predictability, efficiency and profitability of any practice. Most importantly these workflows will be viewed through the prism of obtaining optimum esthetic and occlusal outcomes, WITHOUT compromise.

Until recently, it was impossible to fully visualize many occlusal problems in a digital world. Now, however, mounting on a virtual articulator to do a diagnostic wax-up, assess a CR-MI slide, move teeth into a more stable relationship, design an occlusally correct orthotic, or perform a trial equilibration, is not only possible, it can be done with far greater efficiency, accuracy, and predictability.

You will learn:

  • How John and Lee work together, communicating at the highest level, to create optimum outcomes with increased predictability and profitability.
  • How mounting on a virtual articular can be down in MINUTES with less error, and how this can be done in the office or working with a partnering lab.
  • How the timeless principles of occlusion and esthetics are used in a digital environment, to plan and create restorative excellence.
  • How digital designs can be merged with CBCT data to plan simple and extremely complex implant treatment, for optimum results.
  • Why the Stone Age of dentistry is DEAD!!

10:15am – 12:30pm
Breakout Session 3

12:30am – 1:30pm
Lunch & Exhibitors

1:30pm – 2:00pm
Exhibits & Dessert

2:00pm – 3:00pm
You have All the Tools and Instructions….Now Let’s Get to Building Those Dreams
Speaker: Jillian Swafford
Main Stage

2:00pm – 3:00pm
You have All the Tools and Instructions….Now Let’s Get to Building Those Dreams
Speaker: Jillian Swafford

Come join us during an inspirational wrap up. Jillian will get you ready to use what you’ve learned this weekend, to craft your best yet.  This message may have you laughing, crying and smiling all at the same time, but it will challenge you to create freedom and passion in your life and motivate you to go after your biggest dreams. Jillian is ready to guide you through drawing out a plan and getting excited about your future; the possibilities are endless.

1:30pm – 3:30pm
Breakout Hands-On Sessions

3:00pm – 3:30pm
Wrap Up & Dismissal

Breakout Session 1

Pick 2 sessions from below. Exception: Hands On with Dr. John Cranham and Lee Culp, CDT is the full two hours.

1

Hands On Cranham-Culp
Speaker: Dr. John Cranham & Lee Culp, CDT
*Doctor Only – Labs can watch but not participate*

Hands On Cranham-Culp
Speaker: Dr. John Cranham & Lee Culp, CDT
*Doctor Only – Labs can watch but not participate*

Coming soon…

2

Engaging Employees in Regulatory Compliance Programs
Speakers: Gary Morgan
*Regulatory credit for CDT*

Engaging Employees in Regulatory Compliance Programs
Speakers: Gary Morgan
*Regulatory credit for CDT*

Executive leadership is fundamental to oversight of both employee safety and other regulatory compliance issues in the dental laboratory and dental practice. This program will focus on the role of the employee in protecting themselves, other employees, and patients from injury or illness in the workplace.

3

Maximizing Output with your Asiga 3D Printers
Speaker: Cory Lambertson

Maximizing Output with your Asiga 3D Printers
Speaker: Cory Lambertson

In this seminar, Cory Lambertson will cover different workflows that will increase production with your Asiga 3D printer. From hardware maintenance processes to multi-stacking to variable thickness 3D printing, discover how your output will be significantly maximized.

4

BETTING ON YOURSELF Is Crucial To Your Business. Learn Why!
Speakers: Jillian Swafford

BETTING ON YOURSELF Is Crucial To Your Business. Learn Why!
Speakers: Jillian Swafford

Women in Dentistry: Let’s discuss some Winning Tactics For BETTING ON YOURSELF because Betting on Yourself Is Essential For Your Success. Come To our special interactive presentation focused on 4 reasons you have to start betting on yourself today.

5

What You SHOULD Know About 3D Print Materials
Speaker: Dr. Abeer Alzahrani

What You SHOULD Know About 3D Print Materials
Speaker: Dr. Abeer Alzahrani

3D Printing has become a widely accepted technology used daily by many laboratories. As a result, the printer market is nearly saturated with printers of all types and brands, generating the need for new print materials. The increase in new resins is driven not only by the proliferation of new printers, but by the need for faster, more detailed, and accurate printed parts. Printing crowns, surgical guides, models, custom trays, and even dentures has become commonplace and can be printed quickly, precisely, and accurately. But will the resins you are using hold up in the oral environment? What properties should you look for to ensure their efficacy? This presentation covers the essential physical and mechanical properties of resins to ensure clinical success.

6

Let’s Get Digital!
Speaker: Dr. Noemi Cruz-Orcutt

Let’s Get Digital!
Speaker: Dr. Noemi Cruz-Orcutt

In this course Dr. Noemi Cruz-Orcutt will share her journey on how embracing digital dentistry has transformed her practice, becoming more efficient, profitable and increasing patient case acceptance. She will focus on how to overcome fears, obstacles and myths, as well as how to get the team involved and excited for digital dentistry.

You will learn:

  • The equipment necessary to get started on your digital journey.
  • Resources that are now available to help you learn and support you during your digital transition.
  • The Do’s and Don’ts while implementing digital dentistry in your practice.
  • How to engage your team to become part of your digital journey.

Breakout Session 2

Pick 2 sessions from below. Exception: Hands On with Brandon Smith, CDT is two hours.

1

Hands On 3Shape
Speaker: Brandon Smith, CDT

Hands On 3Shape
Speaker: Brandon Smith, CDT

Coming soon…

2

Culture and Metrics: A Not So Secret Weapon to Improve Your Organization and Your Team
Speaker: BJ Kowalski

Culture and Metrics: A Not So Secret Weapon to Improve Your Organization and Your Team
Speaker: BJ Kowalski

A good business can become a great one in many ways but the shortest distance to get there is to create and maintain a great organizational culture using metrics to motivate and guide everyone towards common goals. In this lecture BJ will share his journey in incorporating both a positive winning culture and his teams use of daily and weekly metrics as the ultimate communication vehicle to celebrate success and focus on areas of improvements.

3

Making Aligners Digitally the K&B Way Using 3D Printing
Speaker: Kristen Benitez

Making Aligners Digitally the K&B Way Using 3D Printing
Speaker: Kristen Benitez

Aligners have grown in popularity within the last few years. With the growing demand, many orthodontists and general dentists offer aligners to their patients. This has broadened the demographic of patients who do not want to deal with traditional brackets. While big companies rule the aligner business, many doctors are turning to smaller labs to provide aligner services to their offices. Why? Turnaround times and cost. Come join me as I dive into the K and B way to making aligners and how our way has not only brought smiles to doctors’ faces, but their patients as well.

4

A Recipe for a Successful Hybrid
Speaker: Whitney Courtney

A Recipe for a Successful Hybrid
Speaker: Whitney Courtney

How do you approach your “All on 4” “All on X” “Screw Retained Hybrid” “Full Arch Restoration”’s? Where do you start? How do you analyze getting your patient across the finish line into a fixed final prosthesis predictably and successfully?

In this course you will learn:

1. Record acquisition in digital, analog, and both
2. Strategically restoring poorly planned prosthetics
3. There’s ALWAYS a solution. ALWAYS.

This course will include interactive selections for treatment outcomes that will help anyone who is treatment planning for a successful hybrid; technician or clinician.

5

MillBox – Your Strategy for Milling Success!
Speakers: Eric Hall

MillBox – Your Strategy for Milling Success!
Speakers: Eric Hall

Explore features that will save you time and money with MillBox.

6

TBD
Speakers: Ian O’Neill

TBD
Speakers: Ian O’Neill

Coming soon…

Breakout Session 3

Pick 2 sessions from below. Exception: Hands On with Brandon Smith, CDT is the full two hours and Dr. Michael Scherer is the second hour only.

1

Hands On 3Shape
Speaker: Brandon Smith, CDT

Hands On 3Shape
Speaker: Brandon Smith, CDT

Coming soon…

2

Engaging Employees in Regulatory Compliance Programs
Speakers: Gary Morgan
*Regulatory credit for CDT*

Engaging Employees in Regulatory Compliance Programs
Speakers: Gary Morgan
*Regulatory credit for CDT*

Executive leadership is fundamental to oversight of both employee safety and other regulatory compliance issues in the dental laboratory and dental practice. This program will focus on the role of the employee in protecting themselves, other employees, and patients from injury or illness in the workplace.

3

Updates in Digital Full-Arch Prosthetics & CAD-CAM
Speaker: Dr. Michael Scherer
11:30 – 12:30 Only

Updates in Digital Full-Arch Prosthetics & CAD-CAM
Speaker: Dr. Michael Scherer
11:30 – 12:30 Only

Optical scanners are becoming quite popular for everyday dentistry, but what about full-arch dentistry? As our technology gets better, additional challenges exist on how to make digital impressions for edentulous and partially dentate patients. In this captivating presentation, intraoral scanning for full-arch tooth and implant dentistry will be reviewed, the current state of scanners, and updates provided for the latest CAD-CAM technologies to produce the prosthetics.

4

When to Incorporate Technology Into Your Practice… and When You Should Wait
Speaker: Dr. Chris Salierno

When to Incorporate Technology Into Your Practice… and When You Should Wait
Speaker: Dr. Chris Salierno

We are in the midst of an industrial revolution.  Over the past two decades, the pace of technological advancement has accelerated to a rate never before seen in our profession.  The costs of not keeping up may greatly exceed the costs of investment.  But how should a business owner decide when to “pull the trigger” and make that investment?  When is it clear that we should spend time and money to incorporate new technologies into our practice and when should we pause?

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the current economic landscape of our profession
  • Be able to use gross profit margin to evaluate our fees and our hidden costs
  • Identify the key factors and calculations that will help determine when to adopt a new technology
5

Shedding Analog and Going Digital in Your Removable Department? Is it Possible? Yes, it is!
Speakers: Jim Collis

Shedding Analog and Going Digital in Your Removable Department? Is it Possible? Yes, it is!
Speakers: Jim Collis

So you want to go digital in your removable department? Walk with me because I can’t run, on a journey into the digital world of the removable appliance. From inception to production. I will share my frustrations and my excitement during my transformation. The time is here. At the beginning, when crowns were starting to be milled, there were problems with materials and equipment. But things evolved to what we have today because of pioneers in the industry that persevered. The same will happen to the removable department. Don’t make the mistakes I did. During our time together we will talk about workflows, products, and equipment. Not from a sales point of view, but what really works, what doesn’t, and why.

6

Where There’s Smoke… Nano Zirconia Revealed
Speakers: Rich Green

Where There’s Smoke… Nano Zirconia Revealed
Speakers: Rich Green

Rich will share how the creation of zirconia discs determines its performance potential. He will then discuss how to optimize the inherent qualities of high-performance zirconia – from highly esthetic anteriors to the reliable strength critical for all-on-x cases.

7

RPDs: From Design to Printing
Speaker: Bryce Hiller

RPDs: From Design to Printing
Speaker: Bryce Hiller

Bryce Hiller demonstrates quick and efficient partial design in 3Shape’s software and takes a deep dive into the best 3D printers, resins and workflows for manufacturing your prostheses.

Breakout Hands-On Sessions

Saturday afternoon during main stage presentation.

1

Digital Implant Overdentures Hands-on: Clinical and Laboratory Workflows
Speakers: Dr. Michael Scherer

Digital Implant Overdentures Hands-on: Clinical and Laboratory Workflows
Speakers: Dr. Michael Scherer

Coming soon…

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THIS was by far one of the best meetings I have attended in the last 3-4 years. KUDOS to building such a great event!

Gina Thomas, B.A., C.D.T
Lab Manager | Cosmetic Dental Artistry Lab

I always look forward to attending the Whip Mix Digital Forum. The lineup of top-notch speakers helps us stay abreast of the latest in digital technology. Along with the very informative forum, the atmosphere creates a real sense of camaraderie with our peers.

Austin Emerick
Emerick Crown & Bridge Lab

I look forward to the Whip Mix Digital Forum every year. It is a great couple of days to catch up with old friends and to compare how others are incorporating the digital influence in their labs. Whip Mix always has a great panel of speakers that cover a wide range of relevant topics. I would put their hospitality up against anyone in the industry and cannot wait for the 2022 meeting.

Chris Lillie
Verch Dental Laboratory

I really enjoy the Whip Mix Digital Forums. I always leave with new techniques that I can share with others in my lab to improve our workflow and quality.

Jim Tomsick, CDT
Dickerson Dental Studio, Inc.

I have attended the Whip Mix Digital Forum for the past couple of years and plan to do so again. The Forum supplies knowledgeable speakers as well as a variety of interesting topics. You also have access to the Whip Mix technical support and speaker support after attending. Best of all, the hospitality of Whip Mix is top notch.

Gary Iocco
President | Dimension Dental Design

Even though our lab has been scanning and milling for years, I chose to attend the Whip Mix Digital Forum because you can never have enough information on digital products and techniques. The tips and techniques I learned at Whip Mix’s Forum were put to use immediately when I got back to our lab. In addition, it was an outstanding networking opportunity. The networking I did there is still helpful to me and our lab today.

Mark Pelak
New World Dental Lab, Inc.

This was the first Digital Forum that we attended. It was a very informative gathering. It definitely was not a sales pitch but we appreciated everyone sharing what brand and products they were using to achieve the final product. Everyone was very friendly and helpful and the hospitality was outstanding!! Getting to meet people from around the country was fun and we might even be able to network with each other and support one another, too.

Casey White
Director of Business Development | anaxdent

Whip Mix has really dialed into something great by hosting an event that combines a warm and inviting atmosphere with all of the knowledge and information of a great educational forum.

Ruben Arebalo
Vice President | Preat Corporation

The Whip Mix Digital Forum is a fantastic event for Dentists and Technicians to learn together about exciting topics related to the ever-growing focus on digital workflows. The meeting had a great balance of education, networking, and fun social events.

Dawn Roniger
GC America

I have attended many conferences in the past year and the Whip Mix Forum was one of my favorites. The attention to detail given to every aspect of this meeting went above and beyond my expectations. The technicians, doctors, vendors and the Whip Mix staff showed their appreciation by investing their time and attention in learning from each other. It was an amazing setting for all to come together and hear about the future of digital dentistry.

Ian O'Neill
Roland DGA

Roland DGA/DGSHAPE is proud to have had the opportunity to participate in the Whip Mix Digital Forum. The educational content was top notch and kept the attendees engaged. We are excited to be a part of its continued success!