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YDC Presents: Equipment & Tech Expo

February 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

This event is for new and seasoned dentists!
Registration Cost: $25 for Young Dentists (have practiced 10 years or fewer) |  $50 for IKDDS Member Dentists (who have practiced more than 10 years)

Sponsored by BencoDental and Vatech America featuring the latest technology in equipment from BencoDental, DEXIS, iTero, Midmark, Solea, SprintRay, and Vatech

Event Agenda:

5:00 pm: Doors Open, Hors D’oeuvres & Beverages served, Equipment Demonstrations begin

6:00 pm: Welcome by Dr. Brendan O’Hara (YDC Chair), Recognition of Sponsors and Vendors, Continuing Education lecture begins by Dr. Nate Heffelfinger

7:30 pm – Last chance to visit vendors for prize giveaway

8:00 pm – Drawing for prize giveaway

About Dr. Nate Heffelfinger:
Dr. Heffelfinger is the owner of Smiles For Life in Auburn Indiana. Professionally he has accumulated over 850 hours following his graduation from IUSD in 2005. He is a graduate of the Kois Center in Seattle, Wa. In 2017 he received his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. He has received Fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy and was nominated for the American College of Dentists in 2023. He currently is the technology advisor for his local Seattle Study Club component. Dr. Heffelfinger holds two U.S. patents for advancements in removable prosthodontics. He has served as a Key Opinion Leader for Carestream Dental, Benco Dental, and NT Trading. Dr. Heffelfinger is pioneer in many areas of digital dentistry including Intraoral scanning, CAD/CAM techniques and materials, digital planning for implant surgery, and 3-D printing. Dr. Heffelfinger is a passionate teacher who enjoys helping other dentists integrate technology into their daily practice.

Course Description:
Digital dentistry is a hot topic but remains overwhelming to roughly 75% of Dentists. “Where do I start, what software do I need, and what equipment should I buy?” Have you been struggling with these common questions? This presentation will introduce you to the basics of Digital dentistry and how it can be assimilated into your dental practice. The presentation will highlight CAD software, milling technology, and 3-D printing and show you practical ways to begin using these tools to help you modernize the way you do dentistry.

Learning Objectives:
Define Digital Workflows for common dental treatment modalities.
Describe multiple applications of Digital Dentistry for the general dentist.
Demonstrate the use of milling and 3-D printing in general dentistry.

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February 9
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST


Jamee Lock
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6601 Innovation Blvd
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