Roland Continuing Education Clinics and Cocktails Reception for LMT attendees.
DGSHAPE by Roland
DGSHAPE by Roland




Our popular Continuing Education Clinics are returning this LMT LAB DAY. Open to all attendees at no charge, they not only present an opportunity to gain CE credits, but also provide useful and practical information for dental restoration professionals.

DGSHAPE by Roland’s cocktail reception is also returning this LMT LAB DAY. Our exclusive event for registered users, dealers and partners is becoming an unmissable LAB DAY highlight.

DGSHAPE by Roland Clinics

Feb. 23-24

LAB DAY Chicago
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Michigan 3, Bronze Level, East Tower 


Continuing Education Clinics

DGSHAPE by Roland invites you to attend any or all of the DGSHAPE by Roland Continuing Education Clinics that are being held in conjunction with LMT’s LAB DAY at the Chicago Hyatt on Friday, Feb. 23th and Saturday, Feb. 24th.

Clinics are open to all LMT LAB DAY attendees at no charge and present an opportunity to gain CE credits. RSVP is required to save a seat.

Cocktail Reception

Feb. 23, 6pm-8pm

LAB DAY Chicago
Hyatt Regency Chicago
American Craft Restaurant


DGSHAPE by Roland Cocktail Reception at LMT 2018

Raise Your Glasses to Continued Lab Success in 2018

As another great year gets underway for DGSHAPE by Roland and the dental lab community, we’d like to express our appreciation for a growing number of DGSHAPE by Roland users by hosting a cocktail reception that immediately follows the first day of the show.

Held in the private dining area of the cool and modern, American Craft Restaurant at the Hyatt, the event promises to be an exciting and lively evening with beer, wine, appetizers, and gifts.


Win Great Door Prizes

Every guest receives a gift and 3 lucky guests will win one of the following:


Series 3 Apple Watch


Bose QuietComfort Wireless Headphones

Apple TV

Apple TV (32GB)

  • Must be present to win.
  • Drawing between 7:00 and 7:15 pm at the cocktail reception.

DGSHAPE by Roland Clinic Sessions Quick Overview

Friday, February 23th

Time Session Notes Speaker
8:30-9:30am Optimizing Workflows with DGSHAPE by Roland Products Dwight Blair
10:00-11:00am The Lab Landscape – Looking at the State of Our Profession Gary Iocco
11:30-12:30pm Working Within FDA Regulations in the CAD/CAM World Gary Morgan
1:30-2:30pm Milling Modern Materials with DGSHAPE by Roland Dr. Alan Jurim
3:00-4:00pm Take Your Lab into the Digital CAD/CAM Future Using Traditional Skills Jean Chiha
4:30-5:30pm Implementation of OPEN CAD/CAM Technology in the Modern Clinic or Laboratory Presented in Spanish Fernando Catania and Dr. Christian Brenes Vega

Saturday, February 24th

Time Session Notes Speaker
8:30-9:30am Day-to-Day Production in the Digital Lab with DGSHAPE by Roland Technology Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez C. DDS
10:00-11:00am Artistry and Technology for our Restorative Options Peter Pizzi
11:30-12:30pm Integration of Digital Workflow to Compliment your Artistic Touch Anvita Maharishi
1:30-2:30pm Maximizing CAM Productivity with MillBox and DGSHAPE by Roland Michael Webb
3:00-4:00pm Combining Technologies for Open-Source Digital Dentures Justin Marks

Friday Sessions

Optimizing Workflows with DGSHAPE by Roland Products

Friday, February 23, 2018, 8:30 – 9:30am

In the coming year, the dental industry is set to make great new strides in the use of CAD/CAM technology to digitize the full and partial denture process. In addition to denture process breakthroughs, new tools, materials, and advanced milling strategies are improving lab workflows. This insightful clinic by Dwight Blair from DGSHAPE by Roland, introduces the latest DGSHAPE products that bridge the gap between where your lab is today and where you’ll want it to be tomorrow.

What you’ll learn:

  • Options for digitizing the denture workflow
  • Real workflow examples of the latest applications in the market
  • Cost and time comparison of milled and 3D printed dental applications
  • New products and features to improve productivity

Dwight Dental Product Manager Roland DGA

Dwight Blair
Dental Product Manager, Roland DGA

Dwight Blair is the Dental Product Manager for Irvine, California-based Roland DGA Corporation, a leading provider of advanced dental milling machines and other innovative digital devices.Prior to joining Roland, Blair served as a Production Supervisor/Technical Advisor at Glidewell Laboratories in Newport Beach, California.His dental industry background also included years of experience with crown & bridge, partial, denture, and sleep apnea prosthesis.

The Lab Landscape – Looking at the State of Our Profession

Friday, February 23, 2018, 10:00 – 11:00am

Chairman of the Board at Apex Dental Laboratory Group, Garry Iocco takes a critical look at what is going on in the dental laboratory profession. See where your own lab fits and how you can position yourself within an evolving industry in this insightful clinic that tackles some of the most difficult questions.

What you’ll learn:

  • How many labs are in the USA
  • Are we adding more labs?
  • What percentage of work is leaving the USA?
  • How many labs have gone digital?

Gary Iocco
Chairman of the Board, Apex Dental Laboratory Group

Chairman of the Board at Apex Dental Group, with his partners Gary runs 11 dental laboratories across the USA. Combining craftsmanship with state of the art digital technologies, he specializes in ceramic restoration. As an international lecturer and leader in his field, Gary was recently inducted into the National Association of Dental Laboratories Hall of Fame.

Working Within FDA Regulations in the CAD/CAM World

Friday, February 23, 2018, 11:30am – 12:30pm

CAD/CAM technology has become the norm in most dental laboratories and it is easier than ever for any size laboratory to incorporate CAD/CAM into their manufacturing processes. So easy, in fact, that sometimes lab owners put the cart before the horse and buy equipment before understanding the regulations that may go with it. From printing models to customizing implant abutments, Gary Morgan discusses the FDA requirements and implications for CAD/CAM in the dental laboratory.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to incorporate CAD/CAM into manufacturing processes
  • Understanding your machines in relation to FDA regulations
  • FDA requirements and implications for CAD/CAM

Gary D. Morgan
Vice President, Safelink

Gary Morgan, CDT is the Senior Consultant and Vice President with SafeLink Consulting, Inc. Gary is an Authorized Trainer under OSHA’s Outreach Program. Gary is also a certified DAMAS consultant and auditor. He is also a Certified Quality Auditor.

Milling Modern Materials with DGSHAPE by Roland

Friday, February 23, 2018, 1:30 – 2:30pm

Dr. Alan Jurim discusses the latest trends in dental milling materials and how to produce exceptional restorations with DGSHAPE by Roland milling machines. In addition to an overview of the different materials available and an explanation of their use, participants will learn simple workflows for producing model-free restorations and useful techniques to help expand services at a modern dental laboratory.

What you’ll learn:

  • A unique perspective of the CAD/CAM materials available for DGSHAPE by Roland milling machines
  • About the latest materials and how they compare to traditional materials
  • About different material processing required before final cementation

Alan Jurim

Dr. Alan Jurim
Key Opinion Leader, Integrated Dental

Dr. Alan Jurim received his dual degree in Computer Systems Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute prior to graduating from NYU’s College of Dentistry and North Shore University Hospital’s general practice residency. A pioneer in digital dentistry, Dr Alan Jurim serves as a key opinion leader at Henry Schein and on the advisory board for 3Shape. Dr. Alan Jurim co-owns integratedDENTAL, Jurim Dental Studio and founded Jurim Dental Academy and He is the Director of Digital Dentistry at Touro College of Dental Medicine. Memberships: ADA, AACD and ASDA.

Take Your Lab into the Digital CAD/CAM Future Using Traditional Skills

Friday, February 23, 2018, 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Discover how to take your lab into the future by using important lessons from the dental restoration past. By maintaining a higher level of craftsmanship, modern laboratories can offer a better digital CAD/CAM product that reflects traditional standards in quality. Master ceramist and founder of North Star Dental Laboratories, Jean Chiha shares his CAD/CAM experiences, explaining how technology has helped him achieve his goals and stay competitive in the modern dental landscape.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to get better results in digital CAD/CAM while using your traditional artistic skills
  • Why you should chose DGSHAPE by Roland over other machines
  • How DGSHAPE by Roland fits perfectly into your workflow – from simple milling to complex cases in zirconia and wax
  • How simplicity creates beauty

Jean Chiha

Jean Chiha
CEO, Star Dental Laboratory

Jean Chiha, CDT is the owner of North Star Dental Laboratory and Milling Center, Santa Ana, CA, and has served as President of the DLOAC since 2013. He is a 1985 graduate of Institut Dento Technic, a private dental technology school in France. Chiha lectures internationally on dental communication and case planning including LMT LAB DAY Chicago and LAB DAY East.

Implementation of OPEN CAD/CAM Technology in the Modern Clinic or Laboratory

(Presentation is in Spanish)

Friday, February 23, 2018, 4:30 – 5:30pm

During this 1-hour session, we will cover the basic components necessary for a successful OPEN CAD/CAM system implementation. By describing the fundamental technology, we will identify what steps to take and what components to acquire, whether the clinic or laboratory wants to begin working with other service providers or have complete autonomy. In addition, we will demonstrate the abilities and simplicity of CAD and CAM software workflow for common dental restorations, such as crown and bridge.

What you’ll learn:

  • To explain the fundamental technology behind OPEN CAD/CAM system
  • To guide attendees on what steps to take to implement CAD/CAM technology in their clinic and/or laboratory
  • Experience the OPEN CAD/CAM workflow live


Fernando Catania
Business Development Manager, Latin America for DGSHAPE by Roland

Fernando Catania manages the company’s distribution channel of dental CAD/CAM technology resellers in Latin America. In this role, he works with business professionals to teach and integrate OPEN CAD/CAM technology for dental clinics and laboratories seeking to enter the digital realm. Fernando Catania serves as a regular speaker and trainer at various international forums on topics related to digital technology, workflow optimization and material applications. Since 2012, he has been a regular presenter at industry events, dental associations and universities all over Latin America.

Christian Brenes Vega DDS, MS
Assistant Professor Department of General Dentistry

Christian Brenes Vega is the Assistant Professor of General Dentistry at the Dental College of Georgia. He has taught in universities in Costa Rica and the US, specializing in prosthodontics and implant dentistry. An award-winning educator, Christian has a wealth of academic and practical knowledge of odontology and dental reconstruction.


Day-to-Day Production in the Digital Lab with DGSHAPE by Roland Technology

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8:30 – 9:30am

Dr. Richard Rodriguez hosts an informative and troubleshooting session on effective design and milling protocols and knowing what to do when something goes wrong in the milling process. Using examples of real clinical cases, discover some invaluable scanning, CAM software and milling tips and tricks in this clinic.

What you’ll learn:

  • Impressions – digital and analogue evaluation
  • Scanning and design protocols to get the best out of your materials
  • CAM software tips and tricks
  • Effective milling protocols
  • Q and A session

Richard Rodriguez

Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez C. DDS
CEO, Dental Design Milling Center

Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez C. has been a practicing dental professional for over 17 years at a dental practice in Caracas, Venezuela. He is a graduate of Universidad Central de Venezuela and Implant Dentistry Center in Boston, MA. He has lectures on implant placement and restorations and serve as a Clinical Instructor for Bicon Dental Implants. He is also involved in CAD/CAM Research and Development for leading companies.

Artistry and Technology for our Restorative Options

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10:00 – 11:00am

Our goals for the future are to provide esthetic yet functional restorative options to support the physical and financial need of our patients. In today’s evolving market place, the importance of utilizing technology is paramount to success but this evolution has somewhat hurt the dental market by losing some of the artistic process. Master Dental Technician, Peter Pizzi explains how the technician’s role is much more demanding today and requires a greater understanding of the materials, technologies, and diagnostic communication process. Successful technicians will not just be a piece worker in the process, but utilize both artistry and technology to achieve better results.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to utilize both artistry and technology to achieve better results
  • About the materials, technologies, and the diagnostic communication process
  • How implant restorative and larger case options will be a big part of our future

Peter Pizzi

Peter Pizzi
CEO, Pizzi Dental Studio

Peter Pizzi is Co Editor and Chief of IDT, board member of ASMDT (Association of Master Dental Technicians), Technical Fellow of the NGS (Northeastern Gnathalogical Society) and an essential source of knowledge and motivation in the industry. Peter currently lectures nationally and internationally to both technicians and dentists. As a dental technology and operatory procedures educator, he has found an easy transition into the lecture/clinician circuit, utilizing a personal appreciation and expertise on all phases of crown and bridge, porcelain, Implantology, muscle function, mandibular physiology, ceramics and photography.

Integration of Digital Workflow to Compliment Your Artistic Touch

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Digital technology in prosthetic fabrication is helping shape the future as more dentists use a digital impression process. The modern dental technician needs to understand how to integrate digital design and processing techniques to handle new digital prescriptions. Join this comprehensive lecture to understand how a digital workflow can easily be integrated into your daily activity and increase your productivity without relinquishing your artistry. We’ll discuss digital technology for creating zirconia frameworks, micro-layering and support, reproducing missing soft-tissue with pink porcelains, fabricating dental implant restorations, and working with millable ceramics for an esthetic foundation.

What you’ll learn:

  • Strategies to utilize a milling unit into your daily workflow
  • Understanding of the precision and accuracy a dental automation process can deliver
  • Millable material options to meet individual indications
  • Processing techniques of milled frameworks and restorations.
  • Working with white and pink to provide natural harmony

Anvita Maharishi

Anvita Maharishi

Dr. Maharishi is a second year resident currently pursuing her Masters in Biomaterials at University of Alabama Birmingham School of Dentistry. She completed one year Advanced clinical training in Esthetics and restorative dentistry from UCLA under mentorship of Dr. Edward McLaren and assisted on his research on Cubic Zirconia.

Maximizing CAM Productivity with MillBox and DGSHAPE by Roland

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 1:30 – 2:30pm

President of CIMsystem, Michael Webb, presents a practical CAM clinic for effective use of MillBox CAM Software. This clinic is designed to increase your understanding of the CAM workflow and to reveal some of its most useful tools. You’ll also learn some troubleshooting tips for working with MillBox and DGSHAPE by Roland machines.

What you’ll learn:

  • The most effective workflow in MillBox
  • The various productivity tools available in the CAM software to help you reach a general understanding of how CAM software works
  • How to use additional workflow tools and troubleshooting steps within the CAM software to correct commonly found issues.

Michael Webb
President, CIMsystem

President of CIMsystem USA for 2 years – over 6 years of Dental CAD/CAM Support, Training and R&D experience across multiple platforms.

Combining Technologies for Open-Source Digital Dentures

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 3:00 – 4:00pm

As manufacturers race to develop their own proprietary digital denture systems, many labs already utilize software and hardware that can be combined to produce digital removables. Pioneering dental technician, Justin Marks explains how DGSHAPE by Roland has developed a line of CAD/CAM equipment that includes 5-axis mills and 3D printers that can be used with existing scanners and CAD software to produce digital dentures and partials. Learn how these products can be used with popular milling materials and 3D printing resins to produce custom impression trays, baseplates and other denture applications.

What you’ll learn:

  • The use of popular milling materials and 3D printing resins
  • Production of custom impression trays, baseplates, denture try-ins, RPD frameworks, custom milled denture teeth and milled denture bases
  • Hardware and material options, scanner and software compatibility, clinical implications including digital impressions, and case histories.

Justin Mark

Justin Marks
CDT, CEO – Arfona

Justin Marks, CDT is the Founder and CEO of Arfona LLC that specializes in digital manufacturing for dental prosthetics. He is also the owner of Master-Touch Dental Lab in Brooklyn, New York. An accomplished dental technician, educator and lab owner, Justin has lectured and taught courses on removable prosthodontics in more than 40 countries. He is an expert in flexible partial denture materials and applications and a pioneer in the field of digital dentures, partials and applying CAD to 3D printing technologies for removable prosthodontics. He is credited with the invention of the world’s first 3D printed Valplast partial denture.