DLAA Winter Meeting

Huntsville, AL

8:30 AM till 12:00pm

January 25, 2020

Von Braun Center 

North Hall Salon 1

4 CE  Hours available

There are 3 hotels near the VBC they are:
Embassy Suites by Hilton 256 539 7373
Springhill Suites by Marriott 256 512 0188
AC Hotel by Marriott 256 836 7776
They accept AAA, AARP, Marriott, Hilton rewards.

Meeting Announcement and Registration Form

Join us for an opportunity to hear the latest on the state of the dental laboratory industry, a detailed focus on the latest FDA regulations and how they will impact our industry and an overview of how the transition from analog to digital has impacted other industries and how it compares to the evolution in our sector.
State of the Industry 1.5 Professional Hour This presentation will cover market trends in terms of workforce; average selling price by product category; material and digital technology integration trends; and trends in dentistry that are impacting how dental laboratories retain and recruit dental clients. Digital Workflow Results in Increased FDA Oversight 1.5 Regulatory Standards Hour
This course will cover current activities by U.S. FDA relative to the dental laboratory industry. Focus will include discussion of printing of surgical guides; web and print advertising red flags by dental laboratories; in house milling of implants. Attendees will see trends from recent dental laboratory inspections conducted by FDA.

The speaker:
Bennett Napier, CAE is a Certified Association Executive and has worked in the dental field for nonprofit organizations since 1994. His previous experience includes work as a Congressional Assistant and Policy Analyst in Washington, D.C. He has completed graduate work in Public Policy with a concentration in Science and Technology and holds a Masters in Applied American Politics and Policy.

Printing with Carbon3d

1 Scientific Hr. Attendees will learn Carbon is reinventing how
dental polymer products are designed, engineered, manufactured, and delivered. That is, providing dental labs a digital and sustainable future. Carbon is not just about “printed models”…Carbon produces dentures, night guards, customized trays, surgical guides and a number of other devices for today’s dental lab. As one Carbon lab partner exclaimed, “It’s truly a factory within my lab!”

Attendees will learn how Carbon’s ground-breaking Digital Light Synthesis™ technology has unlocked new business opportunities for today’s digital lab. For instance, many crown & bridge operations do not offer removable products. The traditional manufacturing methods for producing dentures has never been appealing to many…until now. Carbon and Dentsply have partnered to deliver F.D.A. approved Lucitone 199 printed dentures! That is, producing up to 8 denture bases in as little as 2 hours while reducing waste and time to market. The same holds true for night guards. They too can be offered faster, better, and more economical than ever before!

Lastly, attendees will learn how the subscription model links Carbon’s success to your members by creating a collaborative and long-term partnership. Carbon labs never have to worry about obsolescence when they have access to the latest materials and software, unprecedented all-inclusive service and support, and world-class training and education

Carbon has cracked the code on 3D printing at a scale suitable for today’s digital workflow. There is enormous potential today for Carbon to lead the digital revolution in dental laboratory manufacturing.

About the speaker:
Ed Zak is a graduate of Niagara University with a degree in Marketing. Since 1989, Ed has worked in the dental industry for primarily 5 companies; Jelenko, Henry Schein, Ivoclar, Nobel Biocare and currently, he is the Southeast Sales director for Carbon 3D out of Redwood City, California. He first helped dental laboratories negotiate lower-than-market processing rates in the very first acceptance of credit cards from dentists. He later published how dental insurance reimbursement works in determining how insurance companies pay for one procedure over another. He also showed our industry how we should take advantage of the I.R.S. manufacturing tax credit deduction (Form 8903) where his customers saved thousands off of their tax liability. Ed has lectured throughout the country for the N.A.D.L., Seattle Study Group, and various state and local dental organizations.