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DTG celebrates the sharing of knowledge and techniques among its members to enhance everyone’s skills. This philosophy was palpable at the second annual DTG Symposium in August, which included the first ever World Mixed Dental Arts Championship competition.
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As part of our ongoing State of the Industry 2015 coverage, LMT Editors visited the world’s largest dental show to bring you the scoop on the latest product and process innovations worldwide—including digital dentures, laser milling and more—and what else is coming down the pike for the U.S. market.
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Renfert marked nine decades of supplying the dental laboratory industry with high quality, German-made equipment, instruments and materials. On the exhibit hall floor, the staff celebrated with a 90th birthday cake that it shared with attendees. The Renfert staff pictured above includes (from l. to r.): Zoran Pantelin; Bill Larson; Bob Hurl; Felix Fontanez; Traci Spier; John Meeks; and Sören Hug, who will soon assume the role of company President.
LMT LAB DAY is always the place for new U.S. product launches and this year didn’t disappoint: attendees got the first look at new lab and intraoral scanners, 3D printers and milling units; digital fabrication materials, such as zirconia for anterior use and PEEK; and solutions for removable prostheses, including some digital fabrication processes.
3D BioCAD introduced the TruMill line of precision wet milling machines. The X550 is a five-axis unit for fabricating copings, bars, zirconia, IPS e.max and abutments in ceramic and metal, and the X440 is a four-axis unit for IPS e.max, PMMA, wax and Lava™ Ultimate. For more information, call 877-TRUE-FIT (878-3348) or visit www.3dbiocad.com.
Axsys Dental Solutions offered a sneak peek at the new Versamill 5XS, an industrial-quality mill with a small footprint that was officially launched at the IDS. The open, five-axis mill can be used for wet or dry machining of wax, zirconia, PMMA, glass ceramic, lithium disilicate,...
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Step ToothMaster Bay, CDT, DTG, discusses his technique for restoring the six anterior teeth for a patient who wanted to replace discolored anterior teeth with crowns that matched her natural A1 shade.
- April 2014
Attendees at GC America and Renfert’s clinic programs had a chance to win big by spinning a prize wheel at the companies’ booth in the Exhibit Hall. The big-ticket winners included Rebecca Norman, Apex Dental Lab, Omaha, NE; SoYoun Zepeda, Zepeda Dental Lab, Oglesby, IL; and Andrew Tisdale, Aesthetic Dental Solutions, Lexington, SC. They each won a GC Initial porcelain system kit valued at over $5,000.
Every spin was a winner! Katie Leimbacher, also from Apex Dental Lab, won Renfert’s Basic Quattro Sandblaster valued at $1,500. Trisha Dahmen, from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, won Renfert’s Twister Vacuum Mixer, valued at $1,500, and donated it to the school’s dental technology program. Suzie Kang, Perfect Smile Dental Solutions, Wakeforest, NC, and Stan Chrzanowski, S&E Dental Studios, Algonquin, IL, each won Renfert’s Die Master Set valued at $89.
Other prizes included iPads, gift cards, and equipment and materials from both companies;...
- February 2014
Renfert’s Cim Ozyurt explains the R&D behind lay:art style brushes, designed to fulfill all the requirements of optimal porcelain buildup.
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- April 2013
The GC/Renfert prize wheel was spinning all weekend long in the Exhibit Hall. The two companies awarded over $25,000 worth of products and equipment, allowing attendees of their Friday and Saturday clinics to spin for a chance at a prize.
Everyone was a winner and the big-ticket items given away included two GC Initial porcelain system kits valued at over $7,000 each; three Renfert Basic Quattro Sandblasters valued at $1,450 each; and GC's Lustre paste system kits. Other prizes included an iPad, five Mini iPads, eight Bose headphones, two Kindles and an array of other small prizes.
The winners of the GC Initial porcelain systems were: Stephan Katzel, CDT, Hinsdale Dental Lab, and Brian Daniels, CDT, Craniofacial Center, University of Illinois, Chicago. The winners of the Basic Quattro Sandblasters were Tony Gismondi, Caruso Dental Lab, Livonia, MI; John Jess, John Jess Dental, Arlington Heights, IL; and Debbie Kizar, SK Dental Arts, LLC, Imperial, MO.
- April 2012
The prizes were flowing fast and furious at the GC/Renfert exhibit. The two companies awarded over $25,000 worth of products and equipment throughout the weekend, allowing the attendees of their Friday and Saturday clinics to spin a prize wheel.
Everyone was a winner and the big-ticket items given away included two GC Initial™ porcelain system kits valued at over $7,000 each; two Renfert Twister vacuum mixers worth $1,400 each; and GC's Lustre paste system kits. Other prizes included 12 Renfert Waxlectric I electric waxers, eight Bose headphones, two iPod Touches, two Kindles and an array of other small prizes.
The winners of the GC Initial porcelain systems were: Theresa Yehl, CDT, Washington, IL, and Mark Hertko, Marene Dental Lab, Rockport, IL. The system's one-body, layering-over-metal concept allows you to reproduce all 16 standard VITA™ shades with a single-layer application.
- April 2011
Dental Services Group's annual meeting is well-regarded for its open environment and sense of camaraderie among the laboratories. With the theme, Gateway to the Future, this year's event emphasized management and leadership, new technology and custom
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