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May 10, 2012
by Vident

           Participants recently traveled to theBrea,CAheadquarters of Vident to participate in a dynamic two-day program on Fixed Implant Dentures. Led by Vident Advocate and Purinton Dental Lab Owner, Dennis Purinton, CDT, and Nobel Procera Specialist with Nobel Biocare, Joe T. Perillo, CDT, the workshop addressed cross-department communication and the fusion between the implants and denture. The course covered the clinical aspects of impression taking, record base and occlusal rims and the expectations that a technician should have from the clinical office prior to bar fabrication: mid-line, lip-line, cuspid line and correct VDO. Selection of appropriate mould, posterior cuspal inclination, occlusal scheme and tooth arrangement relative to proposed implant bar design was discussed.  Each attendee participated in hands-on training of the denture set-up process, followed by the process of fabrication of the wrap-around bar, including proper model development, bar design, scanning and milling techniques. Participants also learned about the selection of the right precision attachment for the right case design for alternate overdenture bar designs.            Vident has been a provider of innovative dental products since 1985 and is the North American subsidiary of VITA, manufacturer of the internationally recognized Classical Shade Guide, 3D-Master Shade System, VITA Easyshade Compact digital shade-taking device and quality VITA restorative materials.            To register for a course or for information on a specific course, call Norma Tinajero at 800-828-3839 x238. For information regarding Vident and VITA products or courses call 800-828-3839 or visit Vident’s web site at www.vident.com.

Participants: Back row(standing) left to right:

Mark Preston – Haupt Dental Lab -Brea,CA

Bill Selvig – Integrity Dental Technology -Brea,CA

Steven Lee – A & M Dental Lab -Santa Ana, CA

Steve Killian – Killian Dental Ceramics -Irvine, CA

Allen Grigorian – Sajid Jivraj, DDS -Oxnard,CA

Nadar Daii – Spectrum Dental Labs -Santa Ana,CA

Rudy Van Solinge – Van Solinge Dental Lab -Santa Maria, CA

Mike Sverdlov – Southland Dental Lab – Rolling Hills Estate, CA

Ryan Haupt – Haupt Dental Lab -Brea, CA


Front row(sitting) left to right:

Dennis Purinton, CDT – Vident Advocate – Purinton Dental Lab -Ozawkie,KS

Joe T. Perillo, CDT – Nobel Procera Specialist – Nobel Biocare

Tim Trapp – Nobel Procera Digital Dentistry Specialist – Nobel Biocare


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