Check out our Hands-on courses!

This year DLAT will have 4 Hands-on / Workshop courses to choose from at the 2018 DLAT Southwest Conference & Expo

Two of the Hand-on courses will be 7-8 hours long of intense specific training These have a $250 extra fee

Two of the hands-on courses will be free and will be only 2 hours long.


Ceramics Hands-on Course

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.

Denture Hands-on Course

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.

Shade-Taking Hands-on Course

Learn how the Life Essence Mobile 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 Mobile Shade analysis - each participant will work with the Mobile shade analysis on their Tablet or 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

Orthodontic Hands-on Course

View the fabrication of acrylic retainer palates using endless colors to make easy and ‘one pour’ artistic designs. Watch and learn how to use the acrylics as an artist uses paint to create pictures in orthodontic retainers and appliances. Work with the acrylic without fear of messing anything up. Get to play and experiment with the acrylic like never before. Use tools and gather tricks as to how this all works.

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