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The digital transition in labs is not just about fabrication processes; the operational side of the lab business is changing too. Speakers at the 2014 DLOAC Meeting look at the continuously evolving role of the technician. Also: new products announced at the show.
- January 2013
From new ways to digitize workflows to product launches and enhanced equipment and software, the DLOACâs CAD/CAM Expo and Symposium was the place to be to learn about the latest in digital technology.
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- January 2012
- April 2011
At the Dental Laboratory Owners Association of California's fifth annual International CAD/CAM Symposium and Expo, held in November in Pasadena, California, Dave Lesh, CDT, presented "Current Trends and the Future Outlook of CAD/CAM Technologies." Lesh, owner of Dale Dental, Richardson, Texas--an outsourcing laboratory that owns 11 CAD/CAM systems--offered DLOAC attendees a glimpse of what's hot and what's coming down the pike:
Boom in scanner sales. Most CAD/CAM manufacturers offer stand-alone scanners, a less expensive alternative that allows the laboratory to buy only the scanner to scan and design its own restorations and then send the data off-site for fabrication. The scanner-only option has been popular for the last few years because it makes outsourcing easier to access, reduces costs and turnaround time, and improves control, but Lesh predicts this trend is about to explode. "Today, manufacturers are partnering to create open systems and labs with scanners have more output...
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Thanks to the growing popularity and acceptance of CAD/CAM technology, the product landscape is changing rapidly.
It was standing-room-only at DLOACâs annual CAD/CAM Symposium and Expo as nearly 300 laboratory owners and managers, outsourcing centers and manufacturers turned out for two days of lectures, demonstr
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For the fourth consecutive year, the DLOAC's International CAD/CAM Technology Symposium and Expo was a must-attend event for learning the latest in digital technology.
Nearly 300 laboratory owners and managers, outsourcing centers and manufacturers attended the DLOAC's International CAD/CAM Technology Symposium and Expo in California in November; LMT was your eyes and ears at the event.
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