Vident holds fixed implant denture program

Two-day program held in Brea, Calif.

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Brea, CA — Participants recently traveled to the Brea, Calif. headquarters of Vident to participate in a dynamic two-day program on Fixed Implant Dentures. Led by Vident Advocate and Purinton Dental Lab Owner, Dennis Purinton, CDT, and Nobel Procera Specialist with Nobel Biocare, Joe T. Perillo, CDT, the workshop addressed cross-department communication and the fusion between the implants and denture.

The course covered the clinical aspects of impression taking, record base and occlusal rims, and the expectations that a technician should have from the clinical office prior to bar fabrication: mid-line, lip-line, cuspid line, and correct VDO. Selection of appropriate mould, posterior cuspal inclination, occlusal scheme, and tooth arrangement relative to proposed implant bar design was discussed.

Each attendee participated in hands-on training of the denture set-up process, followed by the process of fabrication of the wrap-around bar, including proper model development, bar design, scanning, and milling techniques. Participants also learned about the selection of the right precision attachment for the right case design for alternate overdenture bar designs.

To register for a course or for information on a specific course, call Norma Tinajero at (800) 828-3839 ext. 238. For information regarding Vident and VITA products or courses, call (800) 828-3839 or visit Vident’s website at

Participants in the photo
Back row(standing) left to right:
Mark Preston - Haupt Dental Lab
Bill Selvig - Integrity Dental Technology
Steven Lee - A & M Dental Lab
Steve Killian - Killian Dental Ceramics
Allen Grigorian - Sajid Jivraj, DDS
Nadar Daii - Spectrum Dental Labs
Rudy Van Solinge - Van Solinge Dental Lab
Mike Sverdlov - Southland Dental Lab
Ryan Haupt - Haupt Dental Lab

Front row(sitting) left to right:
Dennis Purinton, CDT - Vident Advocate - Purinton Dental Lab
Joe T. Perillo, CDT - Nobel Procera Specialist
Tim Trapp – Nobel Procera Digital Dentistry Specialist

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