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Conference Schedule

April 6th-7th, 2018

Location Information

$131/ Night Group Rate!

Golf Tournament

Grapevine Golf Course

April 6th-7th, 2018

DLAT members $200 for both days! Non-members: $300 for both days! 

Get all your CE requirements in one weekend at a great location for the whole family!

Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center

Grapevine, Texas

 Welcome to the Conference Registration Portal. Here you will find all you need to register for the Conference, see all the details of the events, keep up to date of all the exciting changes to the conference format this year!

If you would like to register via paper form, please feel free to download the 2018 Conference Registration, fill out the forms, and mail, fax or email it to DLAT. You can also pre-register online and click the "Pay by Check Option" and mail in your check afterward.

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Keynote Speakers

Morning Key Note: Step Bay, CDT DTG

Step Toothmaster Bay, CDT, DTG
Maximize the anterior aesthetics and capture it with digital photography.
Friday April 6th 2018 8am-10am

During this 2 hour keynote, Step 2thMaster Bay will cover 2 topics, digital dental photography and anterior aesthetics. Starting with how to easily use the complicated DSLR camera settings to capture magazine quality pictures and closing with how to achieve lifelike anterior aesthetics by using the systemized cutback techniques and proper colors.
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Afternoon Keynote: Bobby WIlliams

Bobby WIlliams, CDT
Vision of Today in Dentistry Clinical Partnerships and the Fusion of “Hand Made” with Technology
Friday April 6th 2018 1:30pm-3:00pm

The need for a harmonious partnership between the technician and the dentist is now more evident than ever. This presentation will dive into the mechanisms from case diagnosis, treatment planning, communication, advanced cad-cam, case fabrication to completion. Clinical cases will be presented to illustrate the process. 
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Hands-on Courses:

Systemized cutback and layering for anteriors

Instructor: Step Bay, CDT, DTG

In this 7 hour hands on course, course attendees will learn how to pick and choose the right cutback style for any anterior variation and use the right colors for ceramic layering.

Fee: $250
When: Saturday, April 7th 8am-5:30pm (With break for Awards Luncheon)
Room: Falls Creek
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Denture Waxing: More than Festooning

Instructor: Thomas R. Zaleske

In order to get the best result while contouring a wax denture base, it is important to not only understand how contour relates to tooth emergence and root position, but also depends on the correct technique, instruments and materials to accomplish the task. Creating an imitation of nature is the goal, but providing a wax-up that projects nature which also balances being cleansable and provides natural support is the real art. This presentation will explain/demonstrate thru hands on and Powerpoint my take on:The instruments best suited for the tasks, and how to implement them.Wax manipulation.Simple colorization of wax to portray value.How wax selections effect overall carving.Tooth position and imitating contour.Contouring is about more than around teeth.Being natural vs. being cleansable.Tooth shape modification.

Fee: $250
When: Saturday, April 7th 8am-5:30pm (With break for Awards Luncheon)
Room: Spicewood III
For the workshop, attendees should bring a preset but unfinished upper 1x14 maxillary, and 1X14 mandibular set-up, not necessarily articulated, favorite wax carving tools, wax of their preference, and a portable light. The goal is to have attendees not only learn the techniques that make a more successful wax-up/case in regard to where and how to place wax and obtain supportive, esthetic and cleansable contours, which adds value for not only conventional but implant retained and supported prosthetics.
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Mobile Digital Shade Communication

Instructor: Jim Emmons CDT, FNBC


This is a combination Breakout class with an optional hands-on clinic at the end of the class.

Learn how the Life Essence Mobil shade communication can quickly & accurately (97% successful results) enhance your working relationship with your clients with difficult shading cases. The course is a combination slide and hands-on (your option) use of the Life Essence Mobil Shade analysis - each participant will work with the Mobile shade analysis in their Tablet of laptop computer. If you choose to participate please register at for the free trial or you may register your free trial at the beginning of the class. We will also show custom shading and glazing in ONE firing for monolithic & milled restoration


Fee: $Free!
When: Saturday, April 7th 2pm-4pm
Room: Pheasant Ridge
There will be a hands-on segment during the 2-hour breakout class designed for anyone that actually wants to use their smartphone (with accompanying Spectrafire app) for shade-taking. This new shading software by is being well received by the dentist and are using the presentation video as a patient education tool. They are as interested as much in the practice building as the ease of shade communication
People interested in participating in the hands-on portion of the class need to pre-register as free trial members at to save time when they get to the class.  You do not have to pre-register, you can sign up for the free trial membership at the time of the class but pre-registrants will have priority if the class gets busy.
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Extra Features:

CPR Class Available ($55/person)

Come to Texas for Ortho Lab Courses!

Would you like to help with the conference?

Consider becoming a class captain and helping the speakers and attendees during the breakout classes. This year will feature a cool new CE badge scanning technology that will be done by the Class Captains! For more information contact Robert Jones, CDT at: (Contact him before you register if possible)

Conference Contact

Dental Laboratory Association of Texas

P.O. Box 118932

Carrollton, Tx 75011

Phone and Fax: 800-376-2955

Conference Chair

Matthew Douglas, CDT, Vice - President

Speakers/ Class Captains Chair / Annual Golf Tournament

Robert Jones, CDT, Director