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Trade name or patent infringement. Libel or defamation claim. Slander.
Walking into a legal entanglement is not something that’s typically on the mind of a dental laboratory owner yet the possibility for it is there any time you knowingly represent your laboratory as providing a particular brand-name product when, in fact, it is not actually that brand.
To bring it down to the very personal, you want to know if you’re given a substitute for a prescription drug. You already know the old prescription works for your body’s chemistry; you don’t know the new one will. We all—dental patients included—want what works best for us. Keep this in mind the next time you’re on the fence about which product to add into your line of approved materials.
We are aware dental offices and dental laboratories list brand name products in their brochures and on their websites when, in fact, they don’t actually use that brand. We understand that, in some cases,...
- February 2015
Seeing the impending boom of digital technology, Anton Woolf, CEO of Argen Corp., conceived a plan to reinvent the company and its product offerings to meet the needs of the changing marketplace. The result? The Argen Digital Center.
- January 2015
“In the U.S., dentists and labs tend to be divorced; they need to get remarried. We’re a team and we need to understand each other better,” said Gordon Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD, during his keynote address at the Argen Corp.’s Future of Digital Dentistry event in November.
- August 2014
The R&E Tax Credit rewards companies investing resources in the development or improvement of its products, processes and techniques. If you qualify, you could receive a credit of $25,000 to $50,000 per year depending on your situation.
- November 2013
I've been traveling around the country this season and have visited a number of laboratories, manufacturers and educational institutions. As I was passing through Pennsylvania, I stopped to visit Strategy Milling. ~Judy Fishman, Publisher, LMT
- March 2013
- April 2012
Noritake Dental Supply Co., Limited has integrated with Kuraray Medical Inc. The two companies will become Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc. and the U.S. representative of Noritake products will be Kuraray America, Inc.
"Validating the needs of dental professionals, our partners and even the patient drives Ivoclar Vivadent to remain on the leading edge of manufacturing, research and development. Producing state-of-the-art products and innovative materials demonstrates our passion and commitment to the dental industry," said Robert Ganley, Ivoclar Vivadent's CEO during the company's Evening of Innovation dinner event on February 24 at The Spertus Institute.
Joining Ganley at the podium were Dr. Van Thompson, PhD, Chair of Biomaterials and Biomimetics at New York University College of Dentistry, and Dr. Ken Malament, Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Professor Thompson illustrated Ivoclar's system of rigorous testing and Dr. Malament cited his numerous successes with IPS e.max, declaring it "the most successful, innovative restorative material in dentistry today." Ivoclar Vivadent executives Dr. Michael Gaglio and Dr. George Tyswosky provided a snapshot of new product innovations for the company.
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- January 2012
- April 2011
LMT kicks off a new series looking at trends that will shape the lab of the future. The topic this time: the top three digital technologies that will have the greatest impact in the next five years.
In this exclusive LMT interview, Jim Glidewell, owner of Glidewell Dental Laboratories, shares why he got involved in research and development, the challenges it presents, and what he and his staff have in the works.
Themed Future Ready, Zahn Dental's 2009 Leadership Summit offered a comprehensive look at the transformation of our industry and how emerging technologies are changing the way laboratories operate on all levels.
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For a glimpse at the current—and future—state of ceramic technology, LMT visited Pentron Ceramics, the sole porcelain manufacturer in the continental U.S.
Although not formally established as Pentron Ceramics until 2005, Pentron's roots are firmly entrenched in the history of ceramic production. Through mergers and acquisitions, the company's past is intertwined with that of American Thermocraft, a pioneer in ceramic technology.
Today, Pentron Ceramics' Somerset, New Jersey facility is the only site in the continental U.S. where dental porcelain is manufactured. LMT recently toured the 37,000-sq.-ft. building, which houses all processing, including melting, milling, blending, ingot and paste production and packaging for Pentron Ceramics brands, including Avanté®, 3G®, OPC®, Synspar®, Avanté®Z™ and the new Avanté® Press.tige™. Here's an inside look:
The Pentron Ceramics crew who welcomed LMT to its facility include (from l. to...
The Argen Corp., the largest dental gold producer in the world, has acquired the worldwide exclusive manufacturing and distribution rights for all Captek products and technologies.
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LMT attends the 2009 IDS in Cologne, Germany, to find the latest innovations in dental technology that are digitizing and streamlining laboratory workflow and processes.
What recession? The crowds at this year's International Dental Show (IDS) made it easy to forget the turbulent global economy outside the exhibit hall walls. Over 100,000 attendees came to see more than 1,100 new products from over 1,800 exhibitors during the five-day event, held in March in Cologne, Germany.
U.S. attendees and manufacturers alike were dazzled by the sheer number of CAD/CAM companies at the show—a reported 170 were there—and the huge CAD/CAM presence made it crystal clear that digital dentistry is here to stay. "In dentistry, there's no going back," says Dell Dine, vice president of research and development for National Dentex. "CAD/CAM has made the transition from fascination to business as usual."
Digitizing and streamlining workflow and processes was the key trend at this year's show,...