VITA North America and Nobel Biocare recently teamed up to offer a comprehensive two-day, hands-on training course on fixed implant dentures in VITA North America’s state-of-the-art facility. Co-taught by Inside Dental Technology Editorial Advisory Board member Dennis Urban, CDT, and Nobel Biocare’s Joe Perillo, the training course highlighted fixed implant dentures, focusing on the cross-department communication and fusion between the implants and denture.
Participants learned about the clinical aspects of impression taking, record base and occlusal rims, and the expectation that a technician should have from the clinical office prior to bar fabrication. The hands-on portion of the program introduced each participant to an understanding of the bar to ridge relationship and how to properly set denture teeth. Each attendee had an opportunity to set up an edentulous hybrid case.
Pictured (from left): Billy Hollier, CDT (VITA North America), Tarek Baba (VITA North America), Dan Elfring (Pickle Prosthodontics, Colorado Springs, CO), Rick Flair, CDT (Digital Dental Arts, Phoenix, AZ), Jim McGuire, CDT (VITA North America), Dennis Urban, CDT, Instructor, Matt O’Connell, President (VITA North America), Scott LaDouce (LaDouce Dental Lab, Saginaw, MI), Joe Perillo, CDT, Instructor and Nobel Procera Education Manager, Carlos Rojas (Pinto’s Studio Dental Lab, Los Angeles, CA), Dr. Burton Melton (Burt Melton, DDS, Albuquerque, NM), Arkangel Lopez (Universal Dental Studios, South Gate, CA), Tim Trapp (Nobel Biocare), Lisa Graye (VITA North America).