Brian T. Harris, DMD, CDT to be Keynote Speaker at 2015 Southwest Conference

Bryan T Harris, DMD, CDT

Louisville, KY.



Team approach to Implant Restorations using new technology:

How a lab technician can be the best asset to a clinician.


This course will discuss a team approach to modern implant dentistry. This will cover a broad range of treatments, both fixed and removable with overlapping discussion on restorative space management, restorative material selection, occlusion and communication. An emphasis on new technology and how it can control costs and improve communication across the surgical, restorative and laboratory phases.


  • Material selections for implant restorations on fixed and removable
  • Using non-precious in implant restorations
  • Tools for efficient communication in the 21st century
  • When and how to use zirconia with implant abutments
  • Discussion of how implants have influenced removable Prosthodontics

203_Straumann is the sponsor our Keynote speaker.



Dr. Harris originally started in dentistry through his training as a fixed crown and bridge technician for five years. He attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry (ULSD), and graduated in 2004. At the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio as a Prosthodontic resident, he completed is certification as a lab technician. In 2011 he was Board Certified and is a Diplomate of the American College of Prosthodontics. He is currently Co-director of the Prosthodontic residency at ULSD, and maintains a practice limited to implant, fixed and removable Prosthodontics. He teaches the residents the importance of diagnosis, inter-disciplinary treatment with other specialist’s and evidence based treatment. He is a national lecturer in dental implants and restorative dentistry.


More Information: 

University of Louisville – School of Dentistry

University of Louisville

Title:  Assistant Professor

Current Position:  Clinical Prosthodontist



2000 Bachelors – Northern Kentucky University

2004  Dental School – ULSD

2007  Certified Dental Technician

2007  Prosthodontic Residency – University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Faculty Practice Location:

U of L Healthcare Outpatient Center

Research Interests and Current Projects:

Mentor for Masters students Elizabeth Boyle (CBCT utilization) & Shane Vaughn (CBCT effect on Implant Planning)

Teaching Activities:

Advanced Implant Summer Course for Residents

Implant Selective

Junior Denture Lecture

OMS Implant Seminar

Guest lecture in Treatment Planning, Sophomore Clinical Dentures, Hygiene,

Service (current and last three years):



Board member of Faculty Practice

Interviewer for Admissions



Academy Osseointegration

International Team of Implantology



We are Honored to have Dr. Harris be the Keynote Speaker for our conference and appreciative of Straumann’s sponsorship.  Please contact Gary Box, CDT, Director DLAT, Clinician Chair at, if your have any questions about future sponsorships.


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