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At the NADL’s Vision 21 meeting in Las Vegas, presentations and discussions focused on where dentistry is headed in the next 10-20 years; clearly this is the topic du jour. So much has changed in these last five years that we at LMT could hardly wait to collect and analyze the survey data you so generously provided us with this past fall in preparation for our 2015 State of the Industry series.
What the future looks like is not only the $64,000 question; it’s a downright rhetorical one! In other words, who knows? Bill Gates once made the observation that “most people tend to overestimate the rate of change that will occur on a two-year basis and underestimate the rate of change that will occur over 10 years.”
However, we know a few things that are constant, even in a continual state of flux:
Passion is powerful—enthusiasm, optimism and an enjoyment for your work are contagious.
Those who adapt most quickly and are able to ingest change will stay ahead of the...
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- April 2014
Are you ready to take the plunge and invest in your own digital equipment? Going digital was the name of the game at NADL Vision 21 in Las Vegas in January where speakers offered tips on how to incorporate new technology into the laboratory.
- April 2013
All-ceramics, implants, profit erosion and other hot topics inspired dialogue during the biggest weekend of the year.
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- April 2012
LAB DAY 2012 could easily be labeled "The Reinvention Convention." Laboratory owners and managers are more engaged than ever in finding new ways to reinvigorate their businesses
We've got the ball rolling. We're moving the needle in the right direction--maybe not as fast or as far as we'd like--but it's moving," said Dr. James Willey, Director of the ADA's Council on Dental Practice, addressing almost 50 technicians, dentists, educators, manufacturers and association representatives at the 8th annual Lab Summit in Chicago.
The ADA's involvement in the Summit has grown substantially since the group was formed in 2005 by Drs. Gordon Christensen and Bill Yancey to brainstorm about the challenges facing the laboratory community. As in past years, the meeting touched on many of our profession's ongoing difficulties, including the aging technician population, dwindling technology programs, increased offshore competition and the need for closer dentist-technician relationships.
But this year's meeting also offered a look at what's been accomplished as well as projects in the works. For example:
•In keeping with the ADA's 2010 resolutions to encourage and improve...
- June 2011
The NADL has been successful in identifying a different regulatory avenue to expedite the U.S. Department of Labor's reclassification for dental technicians, moving the original timeline for such a ch
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- April 2011