Accompany Dr Larry Benge and Russell Young on a journey to the parallel universes of the dental clinic and the dental laboratory. Listen as they explain the strategic steps in solving the communication gap that commonly exists between the patient, dentist, and laboratory technician. Watch the power of the mock-up in transferring the smile design from the patient’s mouth to the lab and back again with predictability and accuracy. Learn the clinical and technical essentials for understanding how and when to use dental zirconium as a restorative material. Join Larry and Russell as they share their experiences from more than 20 years of working together as a dental team and highlight the unique strength and optical qualities that make zirconium one of the most exciting materials in dentistry today.
Larry Benge, DDS, has more than 25 years of experience in restorative and cosmetic dentistry and is currently the practice principal at Bond Street Dental Studio and clinical director of the Implant Team Academy in South Yarra, Australia. He is an active member of the Australian Dental Association and former president of the Australasian Osseointegration Society—Victorian Branch. Dr Benge also works as team dentist for the St Kilda Football club and provides support to the Melbourne Storm football team and for the athletes of the Australian Open.
Russell Young, RDT, founded Omega Ceramics Dental Laboratory in South Yarra, Australia, in 1976 and has since gained a reputation as one of Australia’s leading esthetic dental ceramists. Mr Young has lectured widely on esthetics and art in dentistry in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the United States and has published articles on dental ceramics in various dental journals, including Quintessence of Dental Technology. His main areas of interest are implant design development, implant esthetics, and clinical and laboratory coordination and communication.