Dental technology has changed a lot in the last 20 years and has become very diverse. It is difficult to always be up to date in every area and to remain at a top level. A dental technician must have a basic knowledge in as many areas as possible (i.e. an understanding of the basic principles of "why and when") in order to be able to operate and compete confidently in the marketplace.
Certainly, there are many dental courses that broadly cover all areas. But individual courses often generate only short-term bursts of euphoria among participants. We all know that in order to consolidate what has been learned, it must be practiced and trained. Practice, in turn, takes time, which you often don't really have in everyday life. But if what is learned is not applied, more than 50 percent of the knowledge is lost within the first week.
That's why we have decided with the Dragon Academy to initially teach the 10 areas we consider important within 3 months in our academy in Augsburg from Monday to Saturday all day.
The 10 topics are built on each other. The training starts with a seminar on communication and ends with a seminar on image composition and the presentation of your own work.
It is important for us that the participants are able to analyze the current condition correctly. In addition to the technical analysis, the dental technician should also listen to the patient's wishes. It is essential to have clarity about what the objective is, what the patient's (psychological) motives are and what is possible and necessary to achieve the objective. In this context, the choice of material and procedure are initially in the background. If the intermediate steps and the situation change, new planning is always required.
In this way, the participants will not only learn how to layer the ceramics, but also improve their communication skills with the aim of creating solution-oriented patient and customer discussions. In addition to learning and understanding the morphology of a tooth, the lesson plan also includes planning and sequencing a successful restoration.
Questioning the procedures, understanding the principle of the process and acting in a reflective manner, even when circumstances may change along the way: These are skills that participants learn in the training and are the most important qualities for future success.
Our speed often causes pressure and stress in our daily lives. The causes are usually the flood of information due to digitalization at work, but often also our personal and social demands in our private lives.
There is hardly any room to breathe and for our personal perception, our mutual appreciation as well as our self-esteem can suffer.
In this context, dissatisfaction as well as most modern social diseases such as burnout, depression, states of exhaustion and many more develop. Frequently also sleep disorders with the main diagnosis insomnia. Restful sleep is missing, which results in unfavorable changes in the quality of everyday working life. Sometimes also the important patient discussions suffer from it.
The patient conversation forms the basis of every medical service institution.
A formula for success is equally important for patients as well as for the practice and laboratory team: an analysis based on the "Clean Language & Symbolic Modeling Method".
Dental photography with concept
Photography in the dental field is becoming more and more important.
The exchange of information and documentation through images simplify communication, make the process more understandable and safer.
In this advanced training course, you will learn the basics of dental product and patient photography in a fun way.
Planning designs and procedures is the basic building block and a solid foundation for later implementation in model production.
Once you have a goal in mind, it's first important to plan and analyze a viable path to get there. That is, you need to make sure you have enough power, stamina, the right base, and enough fuel/reserves. At the same time, you need to decide which route to take to get to your destination: the fast route, which may cost more energy, or the longer route, which may be more economical and safer. Each option has advantages and disadvantages.
Therefore, this training places great emphasis on being consistent with your planning. Every change of direction requires new planning.
The implementation in the laboratory begins with the production of a model. Today, it is not always necessary to mix plaster for this purpose, because new technology allows us to work fully digitally in many cases. However, we still work analog for the most part, because that is still the most accurate approach in most cases. Some of the work can also be combined.
So, for an optimal result and an efficient approach, you should be well versed in both areas - analog and digital - and know different possibilities of each technique. Here you will learn about different possibilities of analog and digital model making and get important impulses for your craftsmanship and creative thinking.
Why is the morphology of a tooth so important for us dental technicians?
In order to be able to reproduce teeth artificially and, above all, in digital form so that they look natural and, in particular, can assume the function of a natural tooth, you need basic knowledge about tooth shape and morphology.
This is because each individual tooth in the human dentition has its own characteristics that are directly and indirectly linked to its function.
In this seminar we focus on function and esthetics in a stomatognathic system. Function and esthetics in teeth are very closely related and have a great influence on phonetics. Thus, it is of course very important to be able to correctly determine the relation of the lower jaw to the upper jaw, but also to know the functional details of the masticatory system. It is equally important to be able to determine and assess the shape, size and correct position of the teeth.
Ceramics is much more than just a material from which we can make a tooth, much more than just a material that we can shape or bring into a three-dimensional form. Ceramics is a special material that can be shaped in four dimensions and also has a great liveliness due to opal effects that let the colors play depending on the incidence of light.
If a dental technician wants to claim that he or she makes teeth and not just dentures, he or she must be familiar with the effects or properties of ceramics. This includes knowing how a tooth is structured from the core in order to be able to translate this tooth shape into the ceramic.
Then it no longer makes any difference which ceramic was used, since there are no bad ceramic materials on the market. There are masses with which can do well or better. The technique and the knowledge of the properties of the ceramic make the difference. Since the ceramic should not be considered as a three-dimensional object, it is even more important to understand the principle of building up a tooth in ceramic. This principle and much more will be explained to you in this training course.
The population is growing, life expectancy is increasing and so is the desire for a better quality of life. Anyone who can bite down hard and has healthy teeth can consider themselves lucky. Stable and good dentures are definitely part of a high quality of life.
With an implant restoration, it is now very possible to maintain this high quality of life despite tooth loss. However, as in nature, not everything is always possible and not on every surface.
First of all, of course, one has to know which possibilities exist at all and in which cases implantation might be contraindicated. Only after planning and defining an achievable goal can the implementation begin. In this seminar you will learn how to plan implant technology and how to proceed in a structured manner.
In dentistry, we are actually no longer in the digital transformation, because the digital has long since arrived. It is only being constantly improved and expanded. Digitization in dentistry is indisputably a great help. However, we should not forget that the basics have not really changed.
If you want to be up to date in dental technology, you have to be well versed in both the analog and digital fields and draw from both worlds as needed for a better result. Here you will learn what is possible digitally and in which cases it is worth combining the digital with the analog.
"A picture is worth a thousand words." This motto also applies to dental technology. Communicating one's own concerns through images, videos and their combination with text is much more effective with the help of modern presentation programs.
Similar to film production, there are various ways to design a presentation. If a story exists, perhaps together with a suitable melody, the image composition and editing are adapted. This makes the design easier. So if we have a story or a process or a piece of information that we want to convey, we have more possibilities to support it with suitable images and their correct positioning.
In this advanced training, participants will be introduced to the function of presentation programs.
In this seminar you will learn how to use different effects in image and video editing, what effects are created and how to convey your "message" without losing information.
Lecturer, owner, director of the laboratory and school of morphology in the province of Ontario (Canada).
He is a staff demonstrator of the company „Noritake“ (Japan) in North America, Mexico, Russia and Japan.
Alek (Alexander) Aronin was born in St. Petersburg (Russia), where he began his studies and professional activity in 1990.
From 1993 to 2001 he worked in Israel in the field of removable prosthetics and metal-ceramics. During this time he discovered the book "A Collection of Ceramic Works" by Hitoshi Aoshima, which changed his professional approach to crown fabrication.
In 2001, Alek opened a laboratory in Toronto, Canada and continued his search for schools and masters in the art of prosthodontics.
In 2004-2005, Alek attended master classes with Aki Yoshida and other prominent Japanese masters.
In 2006, Alek was trained in Osaka, Japan, at a dental technician training center founded and directed by the legendary master Shigeo Kataoka.
In 2007, Alek studied with the famous Michel Magne in Los Angeles, USA.
In 2008, Alek was trained in Tokyo, Japan by Master Hitoshi Aoshima, a man whose art inspired him more than a decade ago.
Alek currently conducts personal master classes in his laboratory school, consults in dental photography and teaches in Canada and other countries, specializing in non-invasive restorations and dental photography.
1. plaster / wax / ceramic carving.
The course is designed for dental technicians (advanced and beginners). Course with focus on calibration of eyes and hands of participants to teach step by step observation and copying of natural teeth in 1:1 size.
This course helps
In this course, we carve copies of natural teeth from plaster type 1 or 2 in three days. The plaster carving process runs on a timer in just 1 hour. Wax 30 min, ceramic 30 min per tooth.
Within the same time I will check the preliminary work of all participants.
2. Anatomy and internal staining technique.
Lecture and practice of Noritake Internal staining technique and build up of crown and all-ceramic teeth with the root.
In the course, we will fabricate all-ceramic teeth with roots and learn how to use internal panting colors.
Born 1972 in Varel
1990 to 1993 training as a dental technician
After working for several years for various dental laboratories, he started master school in 1998. This was followed by further experience as a laboratory manager and in the areas of functional and quality management, esthetics and implant technology.
In 2004 he founded his own dental laboratory in Rastede and merged with Ztm. Christian Hannker in 2006.
As an author of specialized books and speaker at international congresses, he shares his experience in the fields of functional analysis, esthetics and communication management.
Lectures and seminars in Russia, China, England, Holland, Croatia, Bulgaria, India, Italy, Vietnam, Turkey and in many different German cities.
2016 Change of name to Bellmann Dentalstudio GmbH.
The "Picasso principle": layering anterior crowns
Quick, simple, effective
The Picasso principle is remarkably simple, so that all dental technicians can learn it with a little talent and a little training. The principle impresses with its natural light effect in all lighting conditions and its reproducibility in tooth shades. The layering technique can be transferred to any ceramic system. In this unique ceramic course, it is the technique and not the best ceramic assortment that counts. The participants get to know different ceramic systems and benefit from the collegial exchange among each other. There will be 4 non-prep veneers, a veneer on minimally invested repair and a crown on implant will be layered/created. The veneer can be layered with your ceramic materials that you are currently using in the laboratory or that you would like to get to know.
I began my training as a dental technician at the age of 17. Because this profession is so versatile and demanding, I have really enjoyed learning something new every time. I especially approach challenging work with a lot of passion every day.
After training as a dental technician and working for several years in various dental and practice laboratories, I founded my own laboratory in 2008, in parallel with my training at the master school in Cologne. I completed this in 2011 as the best in my year.
2015 Development of the Dragon Shade System. After various advanced training courses with Jan-Holger Bellmann, Christian Hannker, Gerald Ubassy, Alek Aronin and Shigeo Kataoka, among others, I have been giving ceramic layering courses and photography courses myself since 2015 and am active as a speaker and author. 2017 Publication of the book „Your most beautiful jewelry“ for patient education by Quintessence Publishing. 2018/19 Relocation to Augsburg. 2021 Founding of the Dragon Academy.
I am a dental technician with heart and soul, go to work with enthusiasm and look forward to every new challenge that awaits me.
Model fabrication / planning of the restoration and procedures / implant technology / ceramics.
Communication, planning and model fabrication intertwine at the beginning of the process like no other topics.
In this part of the training we will go through different possibilities of prosthetic restoration with implants.
We deal with intermediate steps that are necessary and facilitate the way to achieve the desired goal of implant placement. Together we go through what to look for, why this or another type of restoration would be better in a case, and fabricate a restoration according to backward planning.
Harmony of white and red esthetics
For implant-supported restorations
In this day and age of constant progress with ever new innovative materials, we expect all our material requirements to be met as far as possible. To do this, however, we also need to know how to process these materials and where to use them.
This part of the training will demonstrate layering on a three-unit implant-supported zirconium framework, reconstructing both teeth and natural gums. It will also be taught that it is not just a matter of fabricating one or more anterior teeth per se, but rather replacing a missing or non-functioning component in a complex system that resembles nature from a functional and esthetic perspective. The emphasis is on individual layering, shape, and tooth-to-gum harmony. Participants first practice on a three-part restoration. Finally, what they have learned is implemented in a complete restoration on implant.
Specialist for esthetics and function in dentistry in the DGÄZ
Dr. Hajtó has many years of experience in the field of adhesively and conventionally cemented all-ceramic restorations and is a national and international lecturer in this field. His main focus is on complex functional and esthetic rehabilitations with all-ceramics.
Regular publications, courses and congress contributions on the topics of esthetics, ceramics and digital dentistry underline these activities. He is a lecturer at the Academy of Practice and Science (APW). Author of the book "Anteriores - Naturally beautiful anterior teeth", 2006. Co-author of the book "Adhesive dentistry", ed. Roland Frankenberger 2012. Winner of the all-ceramics research award of AG Keramik 2015. Author of the book "Gute Zahnmedizin - Ein Leitfaden" 2018.
Function and esthetics
This module begins with an introductory general consideration of important aspects for successful cooperation between the dental technician and the dentist.
As a second topic, the great importance of the laboratory in functional restorations will be discussed. The restoration and maintenance of the stomatognathic system can only be achieved through the successful relationship between function and esthetics within the natural biological compensation possibilities. Based on a practice-proven clinical functional concept, essential aspects of occlusion and articulation are explained in detail. Other topics include: Axiography, splint treatment, occlusal abutments, functional wax-up.
The third part deals with the beauty of teeth. The essential criteria of anterior aesthetics are gone through, morphological peculiarities of anterior teeth are explained and the various methods that can be used to predictably achieve an aesthetically high-quality result are pointed out.
Master of Dental Technology.
born in 1962 in Schwabmünchen in Bavaria.
Udo Kreibich has been self-employed for almost 35 years, and lives with his wife Petra and their children Franca (2002) and Adrian (2003) in the beautiful Allgäu region. He has been a successful entrepreneur in the healthcare market since 1988 and continues to surprise market companions and industry experts with his unusual, forward-looking ideas and concepts.
As an emotionally oriented networker, he has met many successful partners as well as unhappy entrepreneurs and successfully re-conceptualized them.
He himself has climbed many heights, but has also gone through valleys.
However, he has always searched for the answer to the question why things have unconsciously moved exactly in this direction.
My Power Statement
In the last 35 years I have supported more than 1500 people from the sports sector, leaders of well-known companies as well as families and especially children in creating their very own concept of life.
Particularly challenging has been the visualization of the subconscious, the ego and the associated limitation of the conscious quality of life.
As a result, my clients, customers and leaders have experienced noticeably more happiness, satisfaction, self-worth, self-confidence and energy and have significantly increased their quality of life.
My "Why" and my Zone of Genius
I am convinced that the starting potential of all human beings is the same. The influence along the way to our socialization is different. The experience of our past shapes our potential. We draw our energy from the ideas for our future.
I am an expert in the development of people to the brand of human being, creating their very own "Freedom in Centric". Thus I am an expert in life concepts, moreover I bring more than 35 years of professional experience and draw from this inexhaustible pool.
This is what I live my life for:
I create and maintain a protected framework for my clients and enable the processing of the solution space in order to start new conflict-free processes. As a potential developer I respectfully perceive the needs and interests of my clients. As a potential developer I pay attention to the whole spectrum of my clients' feelings and encourage inner conflict resolution. As a potential developer I pay attention to the voluntariness and speed of my clients. As a potential developer, I ensure the necessary professionalism, conditioned by careful client-related preparation, and safeguard the structural interests of my clients. The essential basis of my coaching is non-publicity and confidentiality.
Yours sincerely, Udo Kreibich
More Clarity with „Clean Language & Symbolic Modeling “
In this seminar, participants learn how to successfully design solution-oriented patient conversations as well as essential tactical and negotiation psychology methods. They will learn to master new training focuses and apply them in daily conversation practice. Challenging case studies will be discussed and prepared by the team in terms of conversation tactics. Thus, the exchange of experiences of all participants will play a special role. Creating useful experiences through image-generating patient conversations, metaphors and symbolic modeling. Reading the patient's body language and using it effectively (mirroring), recognizing resistance and successfully transforming it into solution-oriented communication. These topics are dealt with intensively in theory and practice.
Subsequently, the respective case studies are implemented in dialogue-led and image-generating training conversations. The focus of the respective conversation analyses is the emotion management of perception psychology.
I am very much looking forward to this cooperation!
Grew up in Italy
Lives in Germany since 2014
2014: Started training as a dental technician at Zahntechnik Wichnalek
2014: Zirkonzahn - Military School
2016: Journeyman examination
2016: Zirkonzahn - Military School Advance
2017: Intensive training at the Novadent International Training Center in Manila with instructor Shoji Sasaki, Osaka Ceramic Training Center
2018: Curriculum DEGUZ to become an environmental dental technician
2018: Intensive continuing education at the Novadent International Training Center in Manila.
2018: 1st place together with Lukas Wichnalek at the Zirkonzahn competition.
10 years Prettau Zirkon
2018 First professional publications
2019 Summit climber at the dental summit
Since 2019 editorial advisory board dental diary
Since 2020 Lecturer at the company VITA
To date: Further various further training courses at home and abroad on dental technology topics and photography.
Short professional curriculum vitae
Gunther Seubert - born on January 25, 1964 in Karlsruhe
1984-1987 Training as dental technician
1990 Crown and bridge technique (metal and ceramic)
1991 Stay and courses with Ztm. Michael Heinz Polz
1992 Training in the natural wax-up technique by D. Schulz
1992 Admission to the Bensheim working group
1993 Course lecturer at home and abroad
1993 Further own training
1993 Publications in various journals at home and abroad. Publications in various journals at home and abroad
1995 Book author ("Basiswissen z. naturgemäßen Aufwachstechnik") VNM
1996 Awarded the Hubert Pfannenstiel Prize
1996 Master examination in Karlsruhe
1997 Self-employment in the dental technician trade
1997 Qualification according to the Medical Products Act (MPG)
1999 Founding member of the Bensheimer-Arbeitskreis e.V.
2001-2002 Establishment of a laboratory and training laboratory in Durmersheim (between Karlsruhe and Rastatt)
2002 Founding member "dental excellence" International Laboratory Group
2017 Book author "Posterior teeth from A-Z" Basics also for the digital age/ Nature on the track
2017 Jury member of the international competition for the Occlusal Compass
The "Picasso principle": layering posterior crowns.
Modeling and layering posterior crowns: quick, easy, effective
The Picasso principle is remarkably simple, so that all dental technicians can learn it with a little talent and a little training. The principle impresses with its natural light effect in all lighting conditions and its reproducibility in tooth shades. The layering technique can be transferred to any ceramic system.
In this unique course, it is the technique that counts.
Participants learn about different ceramic systems as well as functional wax-up and benefit from the collegial exchange among each other.
A three-unit bridge is first modulated as a diagnostic wax-up, this is then converted to digital, then milled in wax, pressed and the desired tooth color is achieved by staining technique. A crown on implant in a posterior tooth is also made by layering on a lithium disilicate framework.
The veneer can be layered with your ceramic materials that you are currently using in the laboratory or that you would like to get to know.
born 06.04.1963 in Essen
Marital status: married
School education: Abitur
since 2011 self-employed photographer
2016 - 2019 Development of JoStage®
1995 - 2018 Self-employed master dental technician in Essen, Germany
1986 - 1995 Apprenticeship and travelling years
1983 - 1986 Apprenticeship as dental technician
Dental photography with concept
In this photography course you will learn the basics of dental product photography and patient photography in an easy way.
The course is designed in such a way that you will learn the photographic basics as if by yourself by means of challenging and exciting exercises and I will show you how to implement them safely with your camera.
I will give you detailed feedback on your images in the course and show you directly how to get better.
Also in patient photography or product photography you will learn how to master the special challenges of the corresponding area of photography and get helpful tips and tricks from dental photography practice.
In the second module, you will deepen your basic knowledge of object photography and patient photography.
Through a planned image composition and slide design, a viewer is drawn into the image and should be kept there.
The photos created in this way are then put into a presentation.
In the seminar, the technique and the structure of a presentation are taught.
Basic knowledge of portrait, patient and product photography.
Image design and presentation technique
2014: Start of training as a dental technician at Zahntechnik Wichnalek 2015: Zirkonzahn - Military School
2016: Zirkonzahn - 6 months Ranger School
2016: 6 months training at the dental laboratory Enrico Steger in Bruneck/South Tyrol. 2017: Intensive training at the Novadent International Training Center in Manila with speaker Shoji Sasaki, Osaka Ceramic Training Center. 2017: 1st place Kuraray Noritake Award in Level 2 CAD design
2018: Journeyman examination
2018: Curriculum DEGUZ to become an environmental dental technician
2018: Intensive continuing education at the Novadent International Training Center in Manila. 2018: 1st place together with Arbnor Saraci at the Zirkonzahn competition. 10 years Prettau Zirkon
Since 2018: Editorial board dental diary
2018: First professional publications
2019: Summit climber at the dental diary
Since 2020: Lecturer at the company VITA
To date: Further various training courses at home and abroad on dental technology topics and photography.
The entire training extends from the seminars on communication and implant technology to presentation and lasts a total of three months. The topics in the Academy build on each other and are interlinked. The participants learn and live together in Augsburg, which strengthens the cohesion of the whole group. Leisure activities are also planned.
Our course participants are supervised by experienced instructors. We are convinced that the knowledge must be built up continuously. For this reason, the lecturers travel to us several times for their topics. Great importance is attached to consolidating what has been learned through training and practice. The course participants have the opportunity to do this in the time between the individual topic blocks. Subsequently, three patient cases are solved using the knowledge and skills learned.
Training location: Augsburg
Duration of the training: 3 months
Maximum number of participants: 10
Accommodation: Participants will be accommodated together in one unit. The Academy is within walking distance.
Current Corona Regulations: Participation regulations in accordance with the current Corona regulations of the City of Augsburg (https://www.augsburg.de/umwelt-soziales/gesundheit/coronavirus/vor-infektionen-schuetzen) and in compliance with the provisions of the Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance (https://www.stmgp.bayern.de/coronavirus/).
For the Dragon Academy the 3-G-Plus-Rule applies: Only vaccinated, recovered or PCR-tested persons are allowed to attend with appropriate proof, which has to be presented before the start of the training.
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