Despite the fact that many lab owners have been feeling the effects of the economy in many areas of their businesses, the majority of respondents to LMT's latest survey say the implant department isn't one of them.
The implant market isn't slowing down anytime soon. At Nobel Biocare's LAB DAY panel discussion, featuring laboratory owners and other industry experts, the company offered these statistics:
60 million people are edentulous in one arch or another.
Thomas Wade, CDT, has owned New Horizons Dental Laboratory in Broomfield, CO, since 1983 and specializes in the fabrication of removable and implant prosthetics. He is a published author and lectures on both clinical and laboratory aspects of multiple implants and full arch prostheses, with an emphasis...
The number of laboratories declined 12.5%, from approximately 12,000 to 10,500. The number of GPs and prosthodontists increased 17%, from 133,623 to 156,011. This means the ratio of dentists to labs increased from 11:1 to 15:1.
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