By George, we think we've got it. The Internet enables all of us to be more connected and now LMT is tapping into it in a way that is unique to our marketplace.
One of the reasons LAB DAY is an ideal venue is that it's a place where you can connect with your peers. Since we know you place a great deal of trust in one another when making purchasing decisions, being able to connect with those who've had similar experiences or needs is of utmost importance.
So what if LAB DAY was available to you virtually, 24/7? What if you had a way to interact with members of the community through the click of a mouse? Well, by George, you now can do that.
Through the awesome inter-connectivity capabilities of the Internet, LMT built a system that keeps you abreast of what's happening in our industry any time, anywhere. You can "talk" to one another on our site to help with your product, service and equipment research. On The BRIDGE at LMTmag.com—our new interactive business network designed exclusively for the dental laboratory community—you can experience LAB DAY 24/7.
It's designed so that your voice can be heard, your capabilities can be acknowledged, your questions can be answered, your business can be strengthened.
When you log into The BRIDGE, you are asked to create your own User Page. It is the portal through which you connect with anyone else on the site.
Once in, you can meet up with your colleagues, manufacturers and suppliers, update your LMT subscription and register for LAB DAY. Best of all, you can share your experiences with products, services, equipment, courses and clinics by posting reviews right next to these listings.
You can add your thoughts about article content, offer troubleshooting tips, ask questions and post photos of your work and your lab. And you can request that LMT create a dedicated group or community within The BRIDGE for topics of specific interest.
With your input—your participation—on The BRIDGE, you have the opportunity to develop this exclusive network into a robust and powerful business tool capable of spanning the arc of the laboratory universe! You have the power to make this into a genuinely valuable research resource for everyone in the community.
You will soon be able to review all the LAB DAY products featured in the January issue. Keep checking LMTmag.com to be among the first to log in* to The BRIDGE and post your reviews; share feedback on the LAB DAY clinics you attended, "talk" to the clinicians you met and follow up with your peers. And, if you didn't make it to LAB DAY, you can ask your peers to fill you in on what you missed so you can plan your time at LAB DAY East or West! (Of course, LMT will fill you in too!)
During the next few months, we'll be adding more interactive features to company pages including more products, company news, technical data, slide presentations and a host of other valuable resources. (Company pages—as opposed to Individual User pages—are designed for anyone selling products, services and equipment; contact us for details.)
Your participation is vital to this project because, even though The BRIDGE is built by LMT, it is powered by you! Come meet us on The BRIDGE; we'll walk you through it.
*Since the site is designed exclusively for those connected with the dental laboratory community, logging in helps us verify who you are. Your privacy will not be violated in that your email address will not appear on your User page (your name, laboratory and state will appear).