2018 IDT International Digital Denture Symposium
Phoenix, AZ • September 28-29, 2018
The International Digital Denture Symposium is assembling an unparalleled line-up of clinicians and technicians to deliver the state-of-the-art in digital denture science and application. Check back often to view the growing list of lecturers.
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Stephen F. Balshi, MBERead Bio
Bill Barton, MM, BS, CDT, TERead Bio
Lyndon F. Cooper, DDS, PhDRead Bio
Valerie Cooper, DDS, MSRead Bio
Lee Culp, CDTRead Bio
BJ KowalskiRead Bio
Guillermo J. Molina, DDSRead Bio
Vincent Verderosa, CDTRead Bio
Stephen Wagner, DDSTRead Bio
Alexander Wünsche, CDTRead Bio
Stephen F. Balshi, MBE
Stephen F. Balshi, MBE, received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. He was awarded a Master’s Degree at the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA with a published thesis on the stability of Brånemark implants and immediate function.
Mr. Balshi is the President of CM Prosthetics Inc., a dental laboratory that focuses on the rehabilitation of the fully edentulous, utilizing state-of-the-art CAD/CAM technology. He is also the Director of Research for PI Dental Center at the Institute for Facial Esthetics. He has been published in numerous refereed journals and has lectured at national and international meetings on immediate function, computer guided surgery, and the CM Prosthetics line of fully edentulous restorations.
Bill Barton, MM, BS, CDT, TE
Bill Barton, MM, BS, CDT, TE, is a Technical Consultant for Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. Mr. Barton is a dental laboratory technician, manager, and educator with over 35 years’ experience in the industry. He served 25 years in the United States Air Force prior to joining the Ivoclar Vivadent Technical Services Department in 2009. His extensive technical background includes experience in all phases of fixed and removable prosthodontics. Mr. Barton’s role within the Technical Services Department is to provide unsurpassed customer support, lead training/education programs at Ivoclar’s International Centers for Dental Education, and perform in-depth product testing.
Lyndon F. Cooper, DDS, PhD
Lyndon F. Cooper, DDS, PhD, is the Associate Dean for Research and Head of the Department of Oral Biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He previously served as Program Director of Advanced Prosthodontics and Stallings Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Past President of the American College of Prosthodontics (ACP), and a recipient of the ACP’s Clinician/Researcher Award. He also received the 2009 International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award for Prosthodontics and Implantology.
Valerie Cooper, DDS, MS
Valerie Cooper, DDS, MS, owns a private prosthodontics practice and a private general dentistry practice in Dayton, Ohio. In 2015, she converted her conventional in-house denture laboratory into one that creates digital dentures almost exclusively, and she began teaching on the topic of digital dentures. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Dayton Dental Society, and she is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, the American Dental Association, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. She received her BS, DDS, Certificate of Prosthodontics, and MS from The Ohio State University.
Lee Culp, CDT
Lee Culp, CDT, is the CEO of Sculpture Studios, a dental laboratory, education, and research and product development center for new and innovative digital dental technologies and their applied applications to diagnostic, restorative, and surgical dentistry. He is a pioneer in the use digital dentistry and a leading resource/inventor for many of the materials, products, and techniques used in dentistry today, and he holds numerous patents for his ideas and products.
BJ Kowalski is the President of ROE Dental Laboratory a progressive full service dental laboratory located outside of Cleveland Ohio. Mr. Kowalski is a graduate of Ohio Northern University and is an active student of dentistry; he attends many hours of CE annually including membership in numerous study clubs and professional organizations. Mr. Kowalski’s company has been a pioneer in adopting a digital production process, they continuously beta testing numerous material and products for a variety of companies. His organization supports multiple dental schools and dentists nationwide. Mr. Kowalski has lectured on all areas of dental technology, aesthetics, implant prosthetics and computer guided implant surgery.
Guillermo J. Molina, DDS
Guillermo J. Molina, DDS, received his dental degree from the University of Maryland in 1990 and then entered directly into their prosthodontics program, where he received his Certificate in Prosthodontics. After finishing his education, Dr. Molina was hired by a large prosthodontics practice in Washington, D.C. where he also worked with the research and development department of a dental implant company to help create new parts, clinical techniques, and laboratory procedures. He maintains a private practice in Ridgewood, NJ.
Vincent Verderosa, CDT
Vincent Verderosa, CDT, is a well-established Master Dental Technician in Deer Park, New York. Specializing in removable prosthetics, he owned and operated Greenrose Dental Lab for over 15 years prior to his current senior position at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine in the Removable Prosthetics Department. He is a recognized speaker in the removable field with a strong commitment to continuing education and has completed the following continuing education: American Society of Master Dental Technologist, New York University; The Dale Carnegie Training Course; Dr. Peter Dawson “Factors About Occlusion and TMJ;” Valplast Flexible Partial Training Certification Course; and the American College of Prosthodontics’ “The how to course for providing contemporary prosthodontics and implant care for the complete denture patient.” He has also achieved several honors: Award of Highest Achievement, Dale Carnegie Training program; Outstanding Student Award endowed by Northeastern Gnathological Society; American Society of Master Dental Technologist New York University; Certificate of Appreciation from the Indian Health Service, Pine Ridge Service Unit South Dakota.
Stephen Wagner, DDS
Stephen Wagner, DDS, is a specialist in prosthodontics emphasizing complete and implant-based dentures. A graduate of the University of Southern California, he has been in private practice in Albequerque, New Mexico, since 1978. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontists, a Fellow in the Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists, and a Fellow in the Academy of Prosthodontics.
Alexander Wünsche, CDT
Alexander Wünsche, CDT, is the President of Zahntechnique Dental Laboratory. He specializes in ceramics and complex CAD/CAM restorations, and has been published in industry journals such as Inside Dental Technology (IDT), The Journal of Dental Technology (JDT), and Lab Management Today (LMT). He speaks at regional and national meetings regarding innovations in dental technology.