Meetings

WINTER MEETING


DATE:
JANUARY 29TH, 2022
LOCATION: VON BRAUN CENTER HUNTSVILLE, AL.
TIME: 8:00AM TO 2:00PM
5 CEU HRS AVAILABLE


SPEAKERS


FRANK MANFRE – BUILDING HIGH-PERFORMANCE TEAMS
PAT COON, CDT, TE – THE IVOTION DENTURE SYSTEM

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Speaker Schedule:

FRANK MANFRE – BUILDING HIGH-PERFORMANCE TEAMS

This thought-provoking lecture has received great reviews and has proven to be a real eye-opener for dental lab owners and their teams. It will identify the dysfunctions that trip up otherwise well-trained, hard-working teams and set the stage for creating a Team Charter that leads to improved Team performance, higher morale, and greater employee retention.

It will cover the following:

  • The Power of Teamwork
  • Overcoming Team Dysfunction
  • Building Trust
  • Team Charters
  • Elements of a Winning Culture
  • Q&A

“Frank led a series of interactive workshops with me and my management team focused on leadership skills development and working as a high functioning team. We found these to be informative and thought-provoking; I highly recommend attending his workshops.” Chris Waldrop, President of Burdette Dental Lab
About the Speaker: Frank Manfre is the founder of Breakthrough Consulting Associates (www.frankmanfre.com) in Atlanta. He has worked in the dental lab market since 2003 and as an executive and business consultant focused on strategic planning, organizational health, and building high-performance teams in labs and dental practices. He is a regular contributor to the Journal of Dental Technology and serves on the Board of the Georgia Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.


PAT COON, CDT, TE – THE IVOTION DENTURE SYSTEM

The predictable fabrication of removable prostheses through digital processes provides today’s digital laboratory with unique opportunities to enhance the quality of the services they provide and increase profitability in their business. As a leader in this technology, Ivoclar Vivadent in partnership with 3Shape have introduced a digital design module (Digital Denture Professional) containing exclusive Ivotion Mono-lithic Denture workflows as well as Ivoclar Vivadent Ivotion tooth libraries. This design module coupled with state-of-the-art Ivoclar Vivadent mills and mill-able materials rounds out a total system approach for the delivery of predictable, high-quality denture prosthetics.
Topics will include:

  • Ivoclar Vivadent materials and laboratory workflows
  • Clinical workflows and how to communicate these to clients
  • Denture design steps
  • CAMing procedures using PrograMill CAM Post-processing techniques for creating:
  • Natural looking tooth separation and embrasure contours for milled teeth
  • Functional and hygienic denture base contours
  • Clinical Cases

Patrick Coon, CDT, TE has over 36 years of experience in the dental field. He completed the U.S. Air Force’s dental laboratory training course at Shepherd Air Force Base (AFB) in Wichita Falls, TX in 1988. He has worked in all areas and capacities in the dental laboratory. His last assignment before retirement was as manager of the Air Force’s second-largest base dental laboratory managing 14 technicians. After retirement from the Air Force, Pat continued working for the federal government as the senior technician and trainer at Keesler AFB, training new technicians arriving from technical training school as well as dentists in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry I (AEGD I) residency program. 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). Pat left federal service in June 2013 to join Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. as a Field Technical Consultant and International Center for Dental Education instructor. His duties include assisting customers with technical issues, conducting courses, and performing in-depth product testing in support of research & development of materials, equipment, and processes for Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.