2021 DLAT Conference Speakers: PRISCILLA MIER and CADE TIPPETT

2017 Hands-on acrylic class By Priscilla Meir of JBC and Company

The DLAT Program Committee is pleased to announce Cade Tippett, BS, CDT of Tippett Orthodontic Lab and PRISCILLA MIER of JBC AND COMPANY as a speaker at the 2021 DLAT Southwest Conference & Expo.

The Conference is taking place March 26-27th, 2021 at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center.

Pricilla and Cade will be Giving a Hands-on Demonstration on:

Basic Orthodontic Lab Techniques

Course Description:

This course will be a fun, informal Hands-on Demonstration. Joined by Priscilla Mier of JBC and Company the instructors will be demonstrating basic hands-on ortho lab techniques. Cade will cover wire-bending and Priscilla, her famous acrylic techniques. Attendees will be encouraged to join around the instructor’s tables and ask questions while the instructors are demonstrating. The best learning will come from learning from each other! Some Techniques that will be covered: -Hawley Retainer Wire-Bending -Fitting Bands on Plaster and 3D Printed Models -PUK 5 Micro-Pulse Welder Demonstration -Adams Clasps Both Handmade and Pre-formed -Nightguards -Unique acrylic designs Come join this fun interactive learning experience for present and Future ortho lab techs!

A little more about the speakers:


JBC and Company is family owned and operated.  Priscilla Mier is the mind and hard work behind what makes JBC and Company the Company it is today.  Priscilla’s background includes owning and operating a very profitable, high volume laboratory in Southern California for over 36 years.  She started formulating and coloring acrylics to create better products for her own use in her laboratory; that is where JBC and Company was born.  JBC and Company is an acronym consisting of her children’s first initials: J- John, a retailer in Texas; B- Bethany, an Orthodontic lab owner in Nevada; C- Crystal, owner of ChefRubber.com – a well known pastry supply company in Las Vegas & Texas.

In February 1998 JBC and Company received the clearance of the Food and Drug Administration to sell her colored acrylic resins to the dental/orthodontic industry.  In the summer of 1998, she walked away from their laboratory in California and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada with her family in tow to expand JBC and Company.  Over the past 19 years, we have seen a tremendous increase in the number of users of JBC and Company’s Colored Acrylic Resins.   Our company has increased its product offerings to include additional supplies needed in the day-to-day operations of an orthodontic laboratory. 

In December 2013, JBC and Company moved to Fredericksburg, Texas to her eldest daughter’s property where her new manufacturing facility is on the same property as her home.  Relocating to Texas has been a blessing to the business as we are now centrally located and can service and ship to our East Coast customers in a more timely manner.  Part of our mission here is to provide our customers with the highest quality products at competitive prices, and at a level of service that is superior to all others in the industry.   JBC and Company is committed to continued growth and expansion, but promises never to lose sight of those that are the most important, our customers.


Pre-Med / Pre-Dental Studies at Tarleton State University. This is where he met his future wife Sara. After graduation, they married they moved to San Antonio where he was accepted into the Dental Lab Technology program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. After graduating first in his class he took his CDT exam (Boards for Dental Lab Technicians) and opened his own orthodontic laboratory. Eventually, after speaking at several dental lab conventions he was recruited to open an orthodontic department in a Crown & Bride Lab. After building a self-sustaining ortho lab complete with fully trained technicians he joined forces with one of the largest ortho labs in the DFW area helping to grow it larger by increasing the clients and helping to train technicians. Eventually, the calling of owning his own lab again came back and he and his wife now own Tippett Orthodontic laboratory, LLC which focuses on staying small but technologically advanced.

Cade has also served 2 terms as president of the Dental Laboratory Association of Texas.

He is also the creator of RetainerDesigner.com a free, fun online retainer acrylic color selector.

He also keeps a blog DesignerRetainer.com where he posts techniques, reviews, and tips regarding the Orthodontic Lab.

You can also catch him on YouTube as RetainerDesigner helping to train the world how to be skilled orthodontic technicians. His YouTube channel has well over 21,000+ subscribers.

Sara and Cade have 3 kids 2 boys and a little girl!

PRISCILLA MIER is sponsored by:

Cade is Sponsored By:

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