CAD/CAM symposium brings lab owners together

The 14th Annual CAD/CAM Symposium gave lab owners the chance to meet and collaborate.

As President of the Dental Lab Owners Association of California (DLOAC), Greg Nash, CDT presided over the 14th Annual International CAD/CAM Symposium on November 16th-19th.

Over 300 lab owners and technicians attended the dental CAD/CAM show in Garden Grove, CA. Dr. Marko Tadros, a Prosthodontist who practices with Drs. Goldstein, Garber and Salama at Team Atlanta gave a presentation titled “Meet Your Future Customer; Is Your Lab Relevant?” Dr. Tadros shared his perspective on how 3D printing and other technologies will change the dental landscape and presented digital workflows that provide opportunities for laboratories to increase their value to the clinicians they serve.

Another presentation highlight was Dr. Rella Christensen, who provided an update on her current research on Zirconia and other restorative materials. 

Jerry Ulazic, CDT, President of the National Association of Dental Laboratories, presented CDT Milestone Awards to David Workman CDT (35 years), Kenneth Bailey CDT (40 years) and Johannes Kuehn CDT (50 years). Helen Smith also received an Award from the DLOAC for her years of tireless work on their behalf.

The 2018 Symposium will be held on October 11th-14th again in Garden Grove. Lee Culp, CDT and other industry luminaries will be presenting. Exhibit space sold out over a month before the show this year, so early registration is recommended.