The Master is in the Details – Parts one and two
Olivier Tric began his studies in France at the College of Leonardo De Vinci and the University of Pharo while concurrently pursuing an apprenticeship in Dental Technology. After a 5 year apprenticeship, he launched a 15+ year career devoted to a thorough understanding of the principles of Dental Aesthetics and the mastery of specialized techniques in Dental Laboratory Technology. His specialties include
all facets of porcelain restorations on both natural teeth and osseointegrated implants. He is recognized by his peers as a pioneer in the industry by developing new and unique methodologies that are taught worldwide.
He is widely published on the topic of ceramic layering techniques and aesthetic dentistry in industry journals such as Dental Dialogue, Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry and Quintessence Dental Technology. He also serves on the Editorial Board for Spectrum Dialogue, and Teamwork Magazine. His professional affiliations include Design Technique International (DTI), Oral Design International Foundation, and others. Mr. Tric is a highly respected lecturer and educator, teaching hands-on courses to dentists and technicians throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He is regularly consulted by leading Dental Manufacturers and Laboratories for input on new product development. He currently operates Olivier Tric Dental Laboratory and Educational Center in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst, Illinois.
Christopher Kelly graduated from TAFE in 1985. ODL, (Orthoplant Dental Laboratory) was founded by Christopher in 1989. Orthodontic appliance construction and theory was always a passion for Chris, and with over 26 years’ experience with removable orthodontic appliances, Chris has provided thoughtful discussion on the right kind of appliances for his (dentist) clients patients.Chris became a dental Prosthetist in 1998 and since then such he regularly assists his clients- both dentists and patients with various kinds of cases. Full dentures, partial dentures and implant retained dentures are services Chris enjoys offering to patients.
Sleep medicine, and oral appliances have become an area of great interest and passion for Chris, and ODL Sleep Services was formed to represent that passion since 2006. For the last 9 years Chris has been offering oral appliance services as a lab to dentists. More recently ODL Sleep Services has been able to offer clinical support services to dental clinics, and direct support to patients that require CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy for Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).
Sleep 2008 and 2010, in Baltimore and San Antonio in the USA, saw Chris demonstrate the FDA Cleared medical device (oral appliance), with keen interest from dentists and RSPGT (sleep technicians). Chris completed the Fundamentals of sleep medicine course held at Sydney University in 2012. This week long intense course is an in-depth journey into the field of sleep medicine.
Chris has participated in presentations on the subject of OSA and Sleep medicine from a dental perspective as well as from a durable medical equipment provider (DME provider) point of view. Chris has delivered presentations to small groups of dentists, and groups of clinical dental technicians in New Zealand, as well as dental prosthetists in Australia over the last couple of years. Dentists have enjoyed personal assistance with their patients for oral appliances across Australia in most states on a case by case basis over the last year from Chris. DME provision is an emerging cross over area that dental prosthetists can become involved in; the combination of scope for oral appliance record taking and construction, plus efficiency follow up screening for oral appliances, and further to this, the provision of DME equipment to patients (CPAP). Chris enjoys providing a comprehensive service to patients who need therapy for OSA and enjoys functional relationships with referring dentists and specialists.
John Pearson [Prosthedontist]
After graduating from the University of Queensland, he moved to Melbourne to take a position as an assistant in Private General Practice. He then moved to London and continued in Private Practice. When he returned to Melbourne he joined a Private General Practice until entering the University of Melbourne to pursue post graduate studies in Prosthetic Dentistry. He graduated M.D.Sc. in 1986 and then proceeded to enter Specialist Private Practice which he has operated until this day. During this period he has held positions as clinical demonstrator for undergraduate and graduate students at the Universities of Melbourne and Sydney. He has been involved as an examiner for the Australian Dental Council in Prosthetic Dentistry. He is past President of the Australian Prosthodontic Society (Vic Branch), and past Editor of the Australian Prosthodontic Society Newsletter. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry, the International College of Prosthetic Dentistry and other specialist societies within dentistry. He has been on the Australian Dental Association (Vic Branch) Executive, and on numerous committees within the ADA. He is currently in Private Specialist Practice in Glen Iris Victoria with a special interest in Removable and Implant related Prosthodontics.
Christiaan has over 30 years experience within the dental profession and has been a practicing dental Prosthetist since 1988. Christiaan has worked in-group dental practices, public sector hospitals and in private practice. He has gained valuable experiences in all sectors of the profession. Christiaan has held many positions on various boards including Chief Examiner for the DTRB (NSW), President of ADPA (NSW), obtained his Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training in 2002, and is currently on the ADPA Limited Education Committee. Christiaan is passionate about education but more importantly the sharing of experiences amongst colleagues as a means of developing the profession and the relationships along the way that will develop a team approach to the delivery of exceptional customer care.
Dr Tawse-Smith obtained his DDS at the Colombian School of Dentistry (COC) in 1986. He continued his specialist education in Periodontology at Gothenburg University in 1992. He has worked in both private specialist practice and universities for more than 20 years during which he was a former dean at COC. He is the scientific director of the Journal Odontologico Colegial, a referee for the Cochrane Oral health Review Group and the Scientific Journal SOBRAPE (Sociedad Brasilera de Periodoncia). He is also a member of the Editorial Committee Scientific Journal “Clinica e Pesquisa em Odontologia (CLIPE)-UNITAU (Universidad de Taubate) Brazil”.
Dr Tawse-Smith has multiple publications in the theme of oral implantology focusing on the biological complications and maintenance issues. He is a member of the Oral Implantology Research Group at Sir John Walsh Research Institute, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago, New Zealand.
Mike trained as a dental technician in Sheffield, England and qualified as a DT in 1985. He came to NZ in 1988 and worked at Wellington Hospital’s Dental Department for 5 years where he mainly worked in removable prosthetics including the provision of artificial eyes. He’d always had an interest in maxillofacial prosthetics and in 1992 gained a QE2 Technicians Study Award through the NZ Ministry of Education. This enabled Mike to go the UK for 1 year and attend Manchester Metropolitan University to gain a higher qualification, The B/TEC HNC in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Technology and also work experience in some of the UK’s most highly regarded Maxillofacial Units.
Prior to leaving to go to the UK, In November of 1993 he moved to Hamilton to take up the role of Maxillofacial Technician at the Maxillofacial Department at Waikato Hospital. He attended MMU from Sept 1994- end August 1995 and graduated as top student on the HNC programme. He has been at Waikato Hospitals’ Maxillofacial unit since returning and is an integral member of the department’s maxillofacial surgical team for orthognathic surgical planning and craniofacial osseointegrated prosthetic rehabilitation and BAHA provision. He is also a Registered CDT, having completed the first training course for the Advanced Certificate in Clinical Dental Technology organized by CIT through their Auckland campus, graduating in 2000 with Distinction. He was also a CDT representative on the Dental Technician’s Board from 2008-2010.
He is a member of The Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists (UK) and The International Anaplastology Association (USA).
Hyll Coraj is the Managing Director of Pacific Dental Specialties, which has offices in New Zealand and Australia. After completing his BSc, Hyll began his career as a digital imaging product manager for scientific microscopes, a role which involved extensive professional development and training in Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Hyll then took this valuable experience in imaging software and on-site training to the dental industry, where he worked for Nobel Biocare as their NobelGuide product specialist. In 2009 he became a partner at Pacific Dental Specialties and established their New Zealand office. Six years later, PDS has become a well known name in the Australasian laboratory industry, providing specialist products and invaluable support.
Pacific Dental Specialties is the direct distributor of Zest Anchors, and Hyll will be talking on the new locator abutment, which is due to be released next year.
John has been involved in dental technology for over 30 years, beginning at Ken Prior’s Dental Laboratory in Wellington, followed by periods in Nelson and at Otago Dental School overseeing the Hospital Dental Laboratory. John has a clinical focus, specifically in the areas of orthodontics and prosthetics.
Mediation Review and the Art of the Second Opinion
After discussions held at your AGM which concluded that the present mediation service was not working to its full potential, and the service should have a primary benefit for our members while protecting the public, your executive decided and has carried out a review of our service and its process with this mandate in mind. The second opinion and the art of the second opinion is often crucial to a successful outcome for our members and a complainant. This talk will outline the changes to our mediation service and how it will now work towards more positive outcomes. It will also cover the importance of the second opinion.
Mauritz Slabbert is the owner of ProCast Dental Laboratory in Albany. He studied for four years at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, and qualified as a Dental Technician during the nineties. In addition to his National and Higher Diploma, Mauritz continued his learning with an internship and advanced training courses.
Mauritz practiced in Cape Town before immigrating to New Zealand in 1997. He sat for his New Zealand Dental Technology Registration Examination in Dunedin during 1998 and moved to Auckland. Here he worked under two outstanding mentors for a number of years before establishing his own laboratory in 2005.
ProCast Dental Laboratory specialises in implant denture restorations, chrome cobalt metal partial dentures, and denture work.
Mauritz is interested in new developments and has recently attended the 2015 International Dental Show in Cologne as well as a number of dental suppliers in Europe.
Steve Pointing earned degrees in biochemistry and microbiology in the UK. He won the prestigious Sainsbury Scholarship for postgraduate environmental research at the Bermuda Ocean Institute, and was awarded a PhD in marine microbiology in 1995. He spent much of his early career at The University of Hong Kong, where he built a large research group that conducted collaborative research with the US space agency NASA. In 2013 he moved to New Zealand to set up and lead the Institute for Applied Ecology New Zealand at AUT University. His research interests are broad and include astrobiology (the search for traces of microbial life on other planets), desert microbiology (the role of microbial feedbacks in desertification) and more recently aerobiology (the distribution and activity of microbes in the atmosphere). Steve has published extensively in the world’s leading scientific journals and is also a very active science commentator in the NZ media.