Dental Implant Symposium Speakers

Learn more about the speakers at our 2016 Dental Implant Symposium speakers.

Dr. Robert F. Faulkner, D.D.S.

Prosthodontist and  Maxillofacial Prosthodontist

Dr. Faulkner graduated from The Ohio State University in 1980. Following a one year hospital residency, he practiced general dentistry in northwest Ohio until 1990 when he returned to an advanced graduate residency program in prosthodontics at the U.C.L.A. School of dentistry. Dr. Faulkner received his certificate of prosthodontics in 1992 as well as a certificate in maxillofacial prosthetics in 1993. In addition, he received full training through the  U.C.L.A. Implant Center during his three-year residency training program. He has lectured extensively on several aspects of prosthodontics and implant dentistry, both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Faulkner is the director of The Ohio Center for Osseointegration, a state of the art continuing education facility for clinicians, technicians, and auxiliaries. He has a faculty appointment as a Lecturer for the Department of Removable Prosthodontics at U.C.L.A. Dr. Faulkner resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where he maintains a private practice limited to fixed and removable prosthodontics, maxillofacial prosthetics, and implant prosthodontics.

Michael Nichols, CDT, TE

Owner of CDT Lab

Mr. Nichols received his Associate Degree in Dental Technology from Cuyahoga Community College in 1984. He became a Certified Dental Technician in 1986. He is a member of the National Association Dental Laboratories, Ohio Dental Laboratory Association, The American Prosthodontic Society where he also serves as a Committee member, Spear Study Club, and the Seattle Study Club.

He holds additional Certificates from Dawson Academy, Northwestern University, Branemark, Steri-Oss, Nobel Biocare, Bredent, XPDent, 3i Implant Innovations, APM Sterngold, Straumann, Ivoclar, Vident, 3M ESPE Lava, coDiagnostiX Implant Planning and Cerec.

He established Ceramic Design Technologies in 2000 and it became an Authorized LavaTM Milling Center in 2006. It is an IPS Empress Certified Laboratory, IPS e.max Certified Laboratory and  In-Ceram Certified Laboratory. It employs 6 dental technicians, 3 of whom are CDTs. It currently serves more than 100 doctors, including the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Cleveland Clinic as well as doctors throughout the country for implant restoratives.

John Blair

Dental Business Consultant
Mr. Blair is acknowledged as a leading authority on the management of dental practices. For more than 20 years, he has trained and advised hundreds of dentists and staff throughout the [COUNTY] and Canada.

James Angelone

Owner of PDL Lab
James Angelone, owner and operator of Denture Men USA has developed his unique niche as a clinical chair side dental technician. He proudly served 11 yars with 2 tours of duty in Iraq, as a Sergeant in the [COUNTY] Marine Corps. His military discipline is witnessed through is current academic and clinical achievements within  the field of implant dentistry. He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics, and has completed master level courses on “Complete Dentures” and “Dentures on Implants.” His work has been published in dental laboratory publications. James takes great pride in staying current with all dental laboratory techniques and is becoming one ofbest and brightest within the dental laboratory field.