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Roland invites you to attend our Continuing Education Clinics, held in conjunction with LMT’s LAB DAY. Clinics are open to all LMT attendees at no charge and participants can earn scientific credits.

Roland is also hosting a cocktail reception exclusively for registered Roland users, dealers and partners.

Roland Clinics

Feb. 24-25

LAB Day Chicago
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Michigan 3


Continuing Education Clinics

Roland invites you to attend any or all of the Roland Continuing Education Clinics that are being held in conjunction with LMT’s LAB DAY at the Chicago Hyatt on Friday, Feb. 24th and Saturday, Feb. 25th. Clinics are open to all LMT LAB DAY attendees at no charge and present an opportunity to gain scientific credits. RSVP is required to save a seat.

Cocktail Reception

Feb. 24, 6pm-8pm

LAB Day Chicago
Hyatt Regency Chicago
American Craft Restaurant


Roland Cocktail Reception at LMT 2017

Raise Your Glasses to Continued Lab Success in 2017

As another great year gets underway for Roland and the dental lab community, we’d like to express our appreciation for a growing number of 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

2 lucky winners will each win an Apple Watch Series 2!

  • Apple Watch Series 2 retail value $369
  • Must be present to win.
  • Drawing between 7 and 7:15 pm at the cocktail reception.

Roland Clinics Quick Overview

Friday Sessions

Create Lab Success with Roland’s Unique Company Approach and Products

Friday, February 24, 2017, 8:30 – 9:30am

Join Roland DGA Product Manager for Dental Solutions, Dwight Blair as he discusses Roland Dental and the latest options available for users. Find out more about Roland’s history and growth in the dental market, its unique “digital Yatai” built products, and the one-of-a-kind service it provides for users – the essential network of dealers, technicians and support that makes Roland Dental different to other dental product providers. You’ll also find out everything you need to know about the latest Roland DWX products to help your laboratory succeed in today’s dental market.

Topics Covered:

  • Digital Yatai and its implementation with Roland products
  • Roland DGA’s unique service and support
  • What’s new with Easy Shape
  • DWX-51D & DWX-4W features and benefits

Dwight Dental Product Manager Roland DGA

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.

Today’s Dental Laboratory Market is Changing and Changing Fast!

Friday, February 24, 10:00 – 11:00am

Understand the ever-changing landscape of the dental laboratory in 2017 and beyond.

Gary Iocco, President of Apex Dental Laboratory Group tackles the tough questions in today’s dental laboratory environment to see where you fit into a rapidly changing dental landscape that is experiencing accelerated technological, material, and industry change. Discover where you can position yourself within this change to adapt and advance to transformation and innovation.

Topics Covered:

  • Overview of today’s dental laboratory landscape
  • What are the current trends?
  • Where do you fit in?
  • How do you compare to the other labs?

Gary Iocco, President
Apex Dental Laboratory Group

President of Dimension Dental Design, Gary Iocco runs eight 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.

Advanced Techniques for the CAM Process

Friday, February 24, 11:30 – 12:30pm

Learn about open vs. closed CAM Systems in this clinic that covers MillBox software and its specific CAM integration with Roland DWX machines.

Attendees will get an overview of MillBox software as well as discovering specific information about 3rd party CAD files that can be used with MillBox, workflow training and job management tools, material management, and best nesting practices. In addition, attendees will discover new support tools available for both resellers and end-users.

Topics Covered:

  • Open vs. closed systems - what makes a CAM open?
  • Software workflow, material management, nesting and secondary buttons
  • Job reporting
  • Roland specific CAM Integration - direct send to machine and VPanel access
  • New support tools

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.

Artistry through CAD/CAM; An Empowering Service for Growth

Friday, February 24, 2017, 1:30 – 2:30pm

Accepting new automated technologies can help you expand and grow your marketability and pocketbook. The importance of fully utilizing digital technology in today’s shrinking competitive market can position your skills and services on par with larger laboratories. By using the most advanced and efficient milling tools available, you now have the opportunity to increase your service level to attract additional customers. In this workshop, you will learn about the benefits of having in-lab digital capabilities that can quickly mill restorations using the most advanced tooth-like material.

Topics Covered:

  • Fully utilizing precision milling to optimize your production
  • Strategies of maximize production workflow with your milling unit
  • Expanded reliable materials for expanded indications
  • Processing techniques of milled frameworks and restorations
  • Easy, fast characterization techniques for superior esthetics

Director of Education and Technical Support, VITA North America

Jim McGuire has been in the dental field for over 30 years. In 1984, Jim received his Associates of Science Degree in Dental Technology from the Dental Technology Institute in Orange, California and in 1994 became a Certified Dental Technician. Since 2004, Jim has been the Director of Education and Technical Support for VITA North America. Jim has published dental lab implant articles, has frequently lectured, and conducted many hands-on clinical, laboratory implant prosthetic and CAD/CAM courses.

Incorporating digital workflow into full arch prosthetics – the reality of today’s Oral Bio-Engineering

Friday, February 24, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00pm

As we move towards more full arch prosthetic solutions, it’s critical to understand today’s machining capabilities and industry methods. This modality ensures that a wide array of implant based treatments and bio-materials are available to clinicians in order to provide patients with the right solutions using the right tools. This lecture will cover the roles of the Roland DWX-51D and DWX-4W in efficiently and seamlessly producing superstructures for full arch implant prosthetics.

Topics Covered: 

  • Understanding Roland machine milling capabilities
  • Understanding the digital workflows importance in the 21st century
  • Understanding the uses of different bio-materials depending on clinical solutions using a clinical case

Manoj Vijay
Head of Technology, Evodental Implant Centre, UK

Manoj Vijay has been in the dental field all of his career. With a background in business, he gravitated to dental technology as one of the biggest growing markets in healthcare. He is a key opinion leader for Roland through his innovative work at Evodental Implant Centre, the UK’s only full arch oral rehabilitation centres, including the UK’s first technology study looking to incorporate graphene carbon into PEEK polymer for dental prosthetic solutions.

Saturday Sessions

FDA Implications for Dental Laboratories

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8:30 – 9:30am

The FDA has a lot more to say about the operations of a dental laboratory than most lab owners realize. From regulating the materials and some equipment that labs use to requiring implementation of a Quality System and Good Manufacturing Practices, FDA is a part of your business. Registration with FDA may be required for certain activities from manufacturing sleep appliances to customized implant abutments. The 510(k) process will also be discussed. This presentation will cover everything you should know about FDA and your lab.

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.

The Clinicians Perspective on Digital Dentistry

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 10:00 – 11:00am

Dr. Ercoli discusses fixed prosthodontics treatment and how digital dentistry can significantly enhance communication between the dentist and laboratory technologist – streamlining workflows for efficient delivery.

Successful dental implant and fixed prosthodontics treatment relies on sound, evidence-based concepts of surgical and restorative treatment planning, but most importantly on adequate communication with laboratory technologist partners. Through better communication among team members, dentist, and technologist, the appropriate protocols for material, design choices and functionality of the final restoration can be achieved.

Topics Covered:

  • How digital workflows can streamline dentist-technologist communication
  • Which materials might be preferable for anterior and posterior implant abutments and their design from a clinician and material choice standpoint
  • How to design simple and complex implant cases
  • How to best optimize marginal accuracy with digital workflows

Professor of Prosthodontics, University of Rochester

Dr. Carlo Ercoli is a Dental Technologist and Board-Certified Prosthodontist and Periodontist. He is Professor, Chairman and Program Director of the Prosthodontic Specialty Training Program at the University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health and a faculty member of the Periodontology Program and a member of several professional organizations.

Time & Materials: How CAM Can Make a Difference

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 11:30 – 12:30pm

Michael Webb helps attendees de-mystify the CAM process and explains how technicians can make more informed decisions in the manufacturing process.

CAM is still a product of mystery to most lab users today. For most of us, it just works. It's when we introduce new consumables or try to go outside of our daily workflow that we see varying results in the manufacturing process. By de-mystifying the CAM process, technicians will better understand the changes they can safely make to their manufacturing process and what they should look for in CAM software.

Topics Covered:

  • How CAM works, toolpaths and milling times
  • Tool geometries and cutting parameters
  • Material composition and density
  • Tool manufacturing and material manufacturing processes

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.

You’ve Gone Digital, Now What?

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 1:30 – 2:30pm

Rob Nazzal, Director of Technology and Milling at Zahn Dental offers valuable tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your digital workflow. Aimed at lab owners and managers who with scanners and mills, attendees can learn how to be more productive and more profitable.

Topics Covered:

  • Tips on managing your digital lab
  • Getting the most from your digital workflow
  • Implementing lean manufacturing techniques and management tools
  • How to be more productive and profitable

Director of Technology and Milling, Zahn Dental

Rob is the Director of Technology and Milling at Zahn Dental, a Division of Henry Schein. He was formerly the CEO and co-founder of CAP, a digital solutions provider for dental laboratories, and joined Zahn when CAP was acquired by Henry Schein in 2016.

Lab Growth Through the Digital Process

Saturday, February 25, 3:00 – 4:00pm

If your lab has not taken the steps to enter the digital marketplace, join this clinic to see how easy and affordable it is to go digital.

Gary Iocco, President of Apex Dental Laboratory Group has had a small digital lab for over 14 years. Expressing a need to go digital in today’s competitive and changing economy, Gary shows attendees how they can grow their businesses by going digital. He will also cover the affordability of this digital shift and how a one-person lab can seamlessly transform their analog lab into a digital lab.

Topics Covered:

  • The need to go digital in today’s competitive and changing economy
  • Making steps to enter the digital marketplace
  • Grow your businesses by going digital
  • How a one-person lab can transform their analog lab into a digital lab using a fully digital protocol

President of Dimension Dental Design

Gary Iocco runs eight 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.