Dr. Hsuan Chen started as an engineer with a degree from the University of Toronto in Canada. Somewhere along the way he made the decision to join the dark side that is dentistry, and he now has a masters in prosthodontics and specializes in anterior aesthetics with CADCAM restoration. Hsuan's clinical work involves predominantly one-visit treatments with innovative approaches, and some of his cases have been showcased alongside his lectures in more than a dozen countries in the past few years. Hsuan is also part of CEREC Asia, the largest digital dentistry training center in the region, where he is also the primary researcher and lecturer for the dental aesthetics program. He has personally trained hundreds of clinicians and dental technicians, as well as dental students in his undergraduate course on digital dentistry at National Yang Ming University, where he is also super behind on his PhD thesis.
Dr Nitish Surathu is a former Associate Professor of Periodontics who currently practices dentistry in Gisborne, New Zealand. He completed his BDS in 1991 and went on to complete a MDS in Periodontics in 1994. He is, by examination, an accredited Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and is also a Fellow and Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He has lectured around the world on periodontics and dental implants and continues to be actively involved with hands on courses. Dr Surathu served on the Executive Council of the Asian Pacific Society of Periodontology for over a decade and is currently a Director with the ACE Institute in New Zealand.
Dr. Michael Tsao is the founder of CEREC Asia Training Center, the only Dentsply-Sirona certified training facility in Asia. As a CEREC Beta-Tester and primary lecturer, Michael and his team of dentists are passionate proponents of education for digital dentistry. Dr. Tsao is also the owner of Sweet Space Dental Clinic where his team, including eight dental technicians, operate 16 CEREC Omnicams and Primescans, 17 milling units, and 8 ceramic ovens including 3 Speedfires. The volume of the clinical cases allow Dr. Tsao's team to dedicate a large portion of their work in clinical testing of various techniques, materials, and equipment. Their results can be seen in all parts of their clinical work, including innovative techniques in digital implantology, orthodontics, and, of course, CADCAM ceramic restorations. Dr. Tsao has been invited to over two dozen different countries to speak about his experiences and insights on clinical application of digital technology.
Takashi Sumi DDS, PhD acquired dentist license in 1997 and continued to study prosthetic dentistry. Currently, he is private practice at the Sumi Dental Office, Avanti Implant Center. His research focused on the importance of the abutment between an implant and the restoration equipment. Dr. Sumi has given lectures internationally and was awarded for the best presentation at the Academy of Osseointegration, 2013 where he serves as a Fellow currently. He assumes Astra Tech Implant System EV ambassador in Japan since 2017.
Dr Lawrence Lau graduated with Honours from Sydney University, Australia in 1997. He is in private practice in Sydney with a strong focus on digital, cosmetic, implantology and dental lasers.
With more than 15 years of experience with the Cerec system. He is an international trainer, speaker and KOL for cerec and CBCT for Dentsply-Sirona, having trained hundreds of dentists across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Indonesia.
He is also the founder of Cerec-files, one of the oldest and most active Cerec Facebook groups. He is an avid advocate for CadCam dentistry being in the forefront of advancement on the profession.
Chris is a laboratory Ambassador for Dentsply Sirona in Australia and is the owner of a boutique dental laboratory outside Melbourne, specialising in crown, bridge and implant restorations. As an early adopter of CAD/CAM dental technology, he has progressed in accordance with its evolution to what is has become today.
With years of experience in complex implant and highly aesthetic cases, Chris strongly believes in educating and supporting others in the dental community to add value to the strength of the industry for now and the future. Over the years, he has facilitated many technicians and clinicians alike in the development of their own digital skillsets by way of hands on instruction and presenting both domestically and internationally.