Al began his training in dental technology shortly after receiving his B.S. degree in chemistry from Stetson University in 1975. He worked in a variety of commercial laboratories, and then returned to Lakeland in 1979 where he began working in his own laboratory alongside his father, Dr. Alvin J. Fillastre, D.D.S. Since that time, Al has become an accomplished technician in all disciplines within the Crown & Bridge laboratory. He is extensively published presented numerous hands-on clinics and seminars in Occlusion, Ceramics, Composite Resins, Waxing & Metal Design, and many others. Al has lectured extensively to technicians and dentists alike on quality, excellence, communication, and technical skills. Al has also been recently involved with the development of the Denar 300 Series Articulator and presently owns and operates Ceram-O-Arts dental laboratory in Lakeland, Florida.
August 19th, 2019 | 35 mins 46 secs
dental, digital, forum, laboratory, mills, occlusion, podcast, technician, voices from the bench, whip mix, workflow
We are back with part 2 talking about the 8th annual Whip Mix Digital Forum with Bernie Jaroslow and Al Fillastre. We get into more about the event, the speakers, and the topics. Al tells us that you need to remember the basics in this world of digital.
August 12th, 2019 | 34 mins 52 secs
dental, digital, forum, laboratory, mills, podcast, technician, voices from the bench, whip mix, workflow
In our industry for over 100 years, Whip Mix has seen it all. They also stay on the cutting edge of all the new technology. Every year they host the Whip Mix Digital Forum to bring together experts in the digital workflow. Bernie Jaroslow is the brains behind this event and Al Fillastre is a lab owner and a speaker.