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Upcoming Ivoclar Academy Programs

Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

Ivoclar invites dental professionals to the following upcoming Ivoclar Academy CE events:

Guided by Nature, Powered by IPS e.max® Ceram and IPS e.max Prime

Presented by Hugo Hébert, CDT, and Yuki Momma, RDT

October 19-20, 2023, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm at Ivoclar Academy Amherst

14 CE | $999 USD

Hugo Hébert, CDT, graduated from Cégep Édouard-Montpetit/Quebec/Canada in 2015. Prior to that, he went on several congress, lectures and courses improve his skills and knowledge in fixed prosthesis mainly. He has been working full time in a private laboratory since 2015 where he gained most of his experience in ceramic layering and color understanding. He became in 2018 an official member of the Dental Technician Guild and also wrote some articles for the DTG magazine, Quintessence France and Quintessenz Zahntechnik.



Yuki Momma, RDT, graduated from Yukioka Dental Technician School in Japan. Following graduation, he started his career at Dental Lab Obal in 1998. In 2000, he joined Miyamoto Dental Clinic where he could have direct feedback on each restoration he made. While working at the clinic, he challenged himself by studying at Osaka Ceramic Training Center. He then moved to Boston and spent 7 years working as a Master Ceramist at Gnathos Dental Studio and building his skillset as a ceramist. In 2017, Yuki started Ceramic Artisan Dental Lab. Since he started his own laboratory, he has been more active about publishing articles and giving lectures.





Everyday Composites: Everything from Planning to Execution

Presented by Anthony Mennito, DMD

November 3, 2023, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm at Ivoclar Academy Amherst

7 CE | $799 USD

Anthony Mennito, DMD, better known as Tony, is an Associate Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine. He is the Division Director for digital dentistry, teaches pre-clinical CAD/CAM training and runs the CAD/CAM and Esthetic clinics at the University. Dr. Mennito was on the team that helped develop and test the E4D Compare computer assisted learning software. He is, also, the Chief Operations Officer for CuRE Innovations – a biotech startup that he co-founded aimed at improving dental restoration longevity. He is an experienced user on digital systems made by Planmeca, Dentsply Sirona and 3Shape. He lectures nationally and internationally and currently has 17 published papers on the topics of digital dentistry and dental materials. Dr. Mennito maintains a private practice in Charleston, South Carolina with an emphasis on CAD/CAM and esthetic restorations.



Bringing dentures to life, featuring SR Nexco®

Presented by Jenelle Tabaković

November 17, 2023, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm at Ivoclar Academy Mississauga

4 CE | $399 CAD

Janelle Tabaković is a 3rd Generation Dental Laboratory Technician with 16 years experience, excelling in high-end life like prosthetics. Employed by Ottawa Dental Laboratory based out of Illinois, USA. 

Tabaković is one half of the Denture Babes and a women in this amazing field who is passionate about empowering other women.





The Digital Dental Team (DDT) Concept

Presented by Edward McLaren, DDS, MDC, and Patrick Coon, TE, CDT

November 9-10, 2023, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm at Ivoclar Academy Amherst

14 CE | $1299

Edward McLaren, DDS, MDC, is a Prosthodontist and Master Dental Ceramist. Dr McLaren is a retired Professor from both UCLA and UAB School of Dentistry. His vast contributions at each school in advanced dental esthetics and digital technology for both clinicians and technicians are still felt today.

McLaren currently is the CEO of ArtOral America a private teaching institute based in Park City, Utah. Additionally, he maintains a private practice limited to prosthodontics and esthetic dentistry in which he produces all his own ceramics.

McLaren is still actively involved in many areas of prosthodontic and materials research and has authored or co-authored over 90 manuscripts. He has presented numerous lectures, hands-on clinics and postgraduate courses on ceramics and esthetics across the nation and internationally. He recently published a book, on his ceramic techniques and features dental photographic art, entitled “The Art of Passion: Ceramics, Teeth, Faces, and Places.”

Patrick Coon, TE, CDT, has over 36 years of experience in the dental field. He completed the U.S. Air Force’s dental laboratory training and has worked in all areas and capacities in the dental laboratory. He has worked as a manager and trainer for a large portion of his career. He received his A.A.S. Degree in Dental laboratory Technology from the Community College of the Air Force in 2000 and his CDT certifications in 2004 (Crown and Bridge) and in 2006 (Orthodontics). Coon has been with Ivoclar since 2013 as a Field Technical Consultant, assisting customers with technical issues, conducting courses, and performing in-depth product testing.

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