Date: 15th October 2015
9.00am – 4.30pm
Novatel Ellerslie


Workshop One: Olivier Tric

The Non-invasive Veneer: Everything You Need to Know from Alveolar Model Work Preparation to Ceramic Bonding

Olivier Tric

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.

The Non-invasive Veneer: Everything You Need to Know from Alveolar Model Work Preparation to Ceramic Bonding

Olivier believes porcelain veneers are the best restorative solution for approaching the beauty of nature. He will be demonstrating and describing in detail his entire technique for those restorations, from the preparation of the cast to the etching of the ceramic.

Every high end restoration begins with quality model work, and the alveolar model is the support of choice when creating refractory porcelain veneers in our laboratory. Olivier will then be showcasing his techniques for both porcelain veneers and non-invasive veneers. Special focus will be placed on the non-invasive veneer as it can be technically more sensitive, yet can truly change a patient’s smile both in aesthetic and function with minimal to no tooth preparation.

This will be an intensive and rich day, covering all the key steps in the fabrication process of the porcelain veneers, while also encouraging the attendees to ask questions throughout the day to facilitate discussion and exchange. Everyone will have a chance to provide insight and their own experiences, and Olivier will be providing tips and tricks to solve any situation you may encounter in your own laboratory.

The following steps will be covered:

  • The thermal treatment of refractory dies to insure high precision and maximum hardness of the material
  • Techniques to mask dark substrates without compromising aesthetic
  • Using the colour of the preparation to your advantage
  • Layering techniques to control your colour and mimic the subtleties of nature
  • Creating internal effects to create depth and enhance the dynamic of the porcelain
  • Contouring and texturing to match natural dentition, and to create illusion of different shape and size of teeth to add harmony to the smile
  • Glazing and mechanical polishing to achieve perfect lustre
  • Etching techniques to encourage a stronger bond and clinical longevity

Workshop Two: Chris Kelly

Workshop on Oral Appliance therapy for  OSA and oral appliances – DME provision from the dental perspective

Chris Kelly

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.

Workshop on Oral Appliance therapy for  OSA and oral appliances – DME provision from the dental perspective


Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is still a largely undiagnosed issue (80 %^) which affects a decent percentage of the adult population. Therapies for OSA are in the main divided into two groups, depending on severity of the disease and tolerance of the patient. Mild to moderate OSA can use oral appliance therapy (OAT) TO HOLD THEIR AIRWAY OPEN AT NIGHT (MOUTH SPLINT THERAPY). Moderate to severe OSA may need CPAP TO HOLD THEIR AIRWAY OPEN AT NIGHT (AIR SPLINT THERAPY). As this field matures, education is the key to staying relevant; even for the manufacture of devices. The dental team has a critical role to play in the field as OSA has A LOT to do with the same physiology that the dental teams looks at every day. The opportunities now available to help patients can become a new vocation for professionals looking for a challenging role that is a close cousin to their core clinical task set.

What you will learn;

  • The functions of the different member of the sleep medicine dental team
  • The clinical pathway
  • The extended pathways for a differential diagnostic requirement
  • The basic definitions within sleep medicine, with a focus on the area of Obstructive sleep apnoea.
  • The “tools of trade” used to identify and screen patients will be revealed and discussed.
  • Medico legal issues.
  • Paperwork – all the relevant paperwork will be shown and explained.
  • DME providers- who are they and what do they do? CPAP and the options explained.
  • Oral appliance  designs explained and critiqued
  • The freedom MRD; an advanced and comprehensive Mandibular repositioning device (MRD), will be explained in detail- Chris Kelly is the inventor of the Freedom MRD.
  • Construction of the Freedom MRD will be demonstrated using Elastomer and the IVOBASE SYSTEM.
  • The Freedom MRD CAD will be revealed- “a revolutionary and future secure approach.”

Who should come?

  • Dentists
  • Adv. Dental techs
  • Lab Techs
  • Practice admin
  • Dentists – adv. tech- lab tech teams