Registered Dental Technician: Ray Sharkey is a registered Dental Technician in Australia. Since 1985, he has maintained his own dental laboratory on the Sunshine Coast and in 1992, Ray’s Laboratory was chosen by Willi Geller (Internationally renowned Dental Ceramist, Zurich) to be part of the world wide Oral Design Group. Ray has studied ceramics in Switzerland, Germany and America and has presented for Creation™ porcelain throughout Australia and also in Chicago USA. Recently he participated in the Forth Oral Design Symposium held in New York in April 2008.

Since 1994 Ray has been the principal trainer in fixed prosthetics for Heraeus in the Asia pacific region including China and Korea. He has presented lectures and hands-on courses throughout the region on ceramics, indirect composite, metal frame design and casting including CAD CAM techniques. Ray is passionate about education and is a visiting lecturer to the University of Otaga in New Zealand and has lectured at the SouthBank College of Technical and Further Education in Brisbane, and holds of the Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment. Ray has published numerous articles that have been re-printed in many different languages throughout the world including China and Eastern Europe.

HERACERAM™

Sydney
Various Locales-New Zealand
Dunedin- Otago University- New Zealand
Sydney
Cologne – Germany
Cologne – Germany
Dunedin – New Zealand
New York – USA
Adelaide
Adelaide
Sweden – Gothenburg
Norway – Oslo
Germany – Cologne
Auckland – New Zealand
Dunedin- Otago University- New Zealand
Sydney
Auckland North – New Zealand
Palmerston North – New Zealand
Wellington – New Zealand
Townsville
Adelaide
Melbourne
China – Nanjing
China – Tianjing
China – Guangzhou
Korea – Busan
Korea – Seoul
China – Shenzhen
China – Beijing
China – Shanghai
Brisbane – Queensland
Canberra – ACT

Demonstrations at ADX
Hands on training for Labs
2 day Hands on September 2009
Lecture for Heraeus. June 2009.
Table clinics at the IDS March 2009
1 day Hands on February 2009
2 day hands on October 2008
2 Day hands on April 2008
2 Day Hands on May 2008
2 Day Hands on December 2007
Lecture September 2007
Lecture September 2007
1hr demonstration at IDS Apr 2007
1 day Hands on August 2007
2 day Hands on August 2007
1 day Hands on Nov 2006
1 day Hands on Oct 2006
1 day Hands on Oct 2006
1/2 day Hands on Oct 2006
2 day Hands on Aug 2006 Qld Health
1 day Hands on June 2006
Demonstrations May 2006 ADIA
2 day Hands on Mar 2005
2 days Hands on Mar2005
Lecture the Southern China Dental Assn March 2005
2 day Hands on Nov 2004
2 day Hands on Nov 2004
2 day hands on July 2004
Staff familiarisation and training HKCN
Staff familiarisation and training HKCN
2 Day Hands on Course March 2004
½ Day Table demonstration May 2004

SHADE TAKING TECHNIQUES

Cairns – Queensland
Townsville – Queensland
Rockhampton – Queensland

2 hour lecture    June 2003
2 hour lecture    June 2003
2 hour lecture    July 2003

CREATION™

New York –USA
Melbourne
Minnesota – USA
New York – USA
Cairns – North Queensland
Townsville – North Queensland
Chicago
New York

2 day Hands on April 2008
2 day hands on March 2006
2 day hands on September 2004.
2 day Hands on September 2002
2 hour lecture April, 1992
2 hour lecture April, 1992
1 day table clinic February, 1996
2 day table clinic October, 2000

ARTGLASS™

Sydney
Adelaide
Chicago
Sydney ADIA show
Melbourne Vic Crown and Bridge Soc
Pert
Noosa Dental Laboratory
Christchurch – New Zealand
Napier – New Zealand
Auckland – New Zealand
Auckland
Hobart
Auckland – New Zealand
Rotorua – New Zealand
Melbourne
Noosa Dental Laboratory
Melbourne
Caloundra
Noosa Dental Laboratory
Auckland – New Zealand NZ DIA
Noosa Dental Laboratory
Portsea Army Barracks
Christchurch
Christchurch
Wellington
Palmerston North
Palmerston North
Auckland
Auckland
Auckland

2 hour lecture & demo Sept, 1995
1 ½ day hands on February, 1996
1 day table clinic February, 1996
3 day table clinic March, 1996
2 hour lecture April, 1996
1 day hands on April, 1996
1 day hands on June, 1996
1 day hands on June, 1996
1 day hands on June, 1996
1 day hands on June, 1996
2 hour lecture June, 1996
1 day hands on June, 1996
1 day hands on September, 1996
3 day table clinic September, 1996
1 day hands on October, 1996
1 day hands on February, 1997
3 day table clinic March, 1997
2 hour lecture May, 1997
1 day hands on June, 1997
2 ½ day table clinic July, 1997
1 day hands on July, 1997
1 day hands on October, 1997
2 hour lecture October, 1997
1 day hands on October, 1997
2 hour lecture October, 1997
1 day hands on October, 1997
2 hour lecture October, 1997
2 hour lecture October, 1997
1 day hands on October, 1997
1 day hands on September 2000

IMPLANT

Bundaberg
Cairns
Noosa Dental Laboratory
Noosa Sheraton
Darwin
Mackay
Cairns
Gold Coast
Yeppoon
Cairns
Sydney Implants and Artglass
Caloundra
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Toowoomba
Toowoomba – Queensland

1 day lecture December, 1993
30 min lecture February, 1994
2 day lecture May, 1994
30 min lecture July, 1994
30 min lecture August, 1994
30 min lecture October, 1994
30 min lecture November, 1994
30 min lecture July, 1995
1 hour lecture September, 1995
1 hour lecture September, 1995
2 hour table clinic October,1996
½ day course May, 1997
½ day course June, 1997
½ day course November, 1997
2 day course February, 1998
2 Day Hands on course April 2004

OTHER SUBJECTS

Gold Coast – staining denture teeth 2 hour lecture August, 1993

ORAL DESIGN® HOSTED COURSES

Creation Porcelain Courses

Noosa Dental Laboratory
Noosa Dental Laboratory
Noosa Dental Laboratory
Noosa Dental Laboratory
Noosa Dental Laboratory
Noosa Dental Laboratory
Noosa Dental Laboratory
Noosa Dental Laboratory
Noosa Dental Laboratory
Oral Design Queensland

2 day hands on June, 1992
2 day hands on August, 1992
3 day hands on October, 1992
3 day hands on May, 1993
2 day hands on August, 1994
2 day hands on November,1994
3 day hands on July, 1995
2 day hands on September, 1996
2 day hands on November, 1997
2 day hands on June, 2008

Implant courses

Noosa Dental Laboratory
Noosa Dental Laboratory
Noosa Dental Laboratory
Noosa Dental Laboratory
Noosa Dental Laboratory
Noosa Dental Laboratory
Noosa Dental Laboratory

2 day hands on July, 1994
2 day hands on September, 1994
2 day hands on April, 1995
3 Day hands on July, 1995
3 day hands on July, 1995
3 day hands on May, 1996
2 day hands on March, 1997

Oral Design hosted courses have been presented by other local and international lecturers

Ole Petter Vage
Fred Latham
Mitch Unrath
Keith Eckmyre
Jurgen Frietag