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Chris Morris, CDT

After graduating from the University of Louisville School of Business with a degree in Marketing and Finance in 1991, Chris purchased ADL Dental Laboratory from Compdent Dental (which was owned by Allan Morris, his father.) With very little experience in the dental laboratory field, Chris decided to educate himself on dental implants, a division of dentistry that was still in its infancy. With the assistance a local General Dentist that was transitioning his private practice to focus on implant dentistry, surgical to restorative, he began taking every continuing education course that was available and learn not only the laboratory side but also the clinicians side so that he could be an asset to his clients and have a marketable uniqueness over the competition that was skilled in laboratory procedures but NOT implants. His area of expertise is in assisting with treatment planning, the use of multiple implants to restore the edentulous arch and immediate load temporization with fixed hybrids. His experience with fixed hybrids and early on immediate loading protocols, has led him to become a chairside assistant at the surgical step along with the general practitioners restorative procedure. As this procedure has become more popular, Chris has been traveling across the US assisting surgeons, general dentists and laboratories on this procedure and integrating into the mainstream practices. Chris belongs to the CAL lab group, a member of the Micro Dental Laboratory network of laboratories, two Spear study clubs and numerous implant and restorative local study clubs. Chris has lectured for most of the major implant companies, including, Straumann, Nobel Biocare, Zimmer/Atlantis, Thommen Medical and Biomet 3i. He is the Laboratory manager of ADL Dental Lab, a full service lab in Louisville, KY.

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