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From the Series: Technicians on a MissionKim Molinaro · Technicians on a Mission · Labs & Profiles · May 2013
For nearly a decade, the North Carolina Missions of Mercy (NCMOM) has been serving dental patients in need. In 2012 alone, it provided free dental treatment to over 9,000 of the state's underserved residents.
- Kim Molinaro · LMT Surveys · May 2013
Despite the fact that many lab owners have been feeling the effects of the economy in many areas of their businesses, the majority of respondents to LMT's latest survey say the implant department isn't one of them.
- Kim Molinaro · Management · Mar 2013
Six ways proactive laboratory owners are keeping their customer relationships strong and the cases flowing in.
- Kim Molinaro · Labs & Profiles · Feb 2013
Last month, Dental Arts Laboratories (DAL) launched DAL DT Technologies, a new division that is solely dedicated to the development and service of CAD/CAM technology and other subcontracting services to laboratories.
- Kim Molinaro · Management · Feb 2013
From consistency and good service to referrals and successful seminars, these tips and techniques help you maintain the relationships you have and find the customers you want.
- Kim Molinaro · Digital Dentistry · Jan 2013
From new ways to digitize workflows to product launches and enhanced equipment and software, the DLOACís CAD/CAM Expo and Symposium was the place to be to learn about the latest in digital technology.
- November 2012
From the Series: The Way I See ItJudy Fishman · The Way I See It · The Way I See It · Nov 2012
> Since everyone's been expressing concern about what will happen to our field when thousands of Boomers retire, we've been taking a hard look at the new generation of dental technology leaders to get a handle on what will become of our community. As you can tell from this month's cover feature--40...
- September 2012
- Kim Molinaro · LMT Surveys · Sep 2012
Uncertainty prevails among the respondents to LMTís 2012 Wage Survey and theyíre being cautious about rehiring or raising wages. On a positive note, more than half saw an uptick in
- August 2012
- Kim Molinaro · Industry News · Aug 2012
Fourteen technician-volunteers bring partials and dentures to patients in need, working on about 150 arches in two days.
- May 2012
From the Series: Technicians on a MissionKim Molinaro · Technicians on a Mission · Labs & Profiles · May 2012
From bringing smiles to the underserved dental population to rebuilding the lives of our military veterans, technicians across the country are devoting their time and skills to making a difference.
- April 2012
- Kim Molinaro · Labs & Profiles · Apr 2012
In 2005, Freddy Char, Owner of Elite Dental Studio, dreamed of creating his own beautiful laboratory. It wasn't easy but with a lot of hard work, a lot of help and a clear vision, he moved into a bright, contemporary facility last year.
Featuring Massimo Sasso
- March 2012
- Kim Molinaro · Management · Mar 2012
3Shape Co-Founder Tais Clausen offers advice for maximizing your competitive edge and taking advantage of positive market trends.
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- Kim Molinaro · Labs & Profiles · Sep 2011
This New Mexico laboratory gets a new home with an open-concept floorplan that provides ample room and ease of communication for the staff.
- June 2011
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- Kim Molinaro · Marketing · Mar 2006
Cutting-edge technology is giving laboratories a more cost-effective way to bring big names right into their facilities for dentist-client education.
- Kim Molinaro · Management · Sep 2007
The removables market continues to thrive thanks to a growing demand from an aging population, increasing consumer awareness of esthetic dentistry, and product and technological developments. Two of the marketís key growth areas are implant-retained
About Lab Management
- Kim Molinaro · Labs & Profiles · Sep 2007
LMT managing editor Kim Molinaro travels to Precision Craft Dental Laboratory in Smithfield, Rhode Island, for a firsthand look at its new $3.4 million laboratory and education center.
- Kim Molinaro · Labs & Profiles · Sep 2008
In June 2006, Steve and Greg Killian, brothers and co-owners of Killian Dental Ceramics, Irvine, California, realized a long-time dream. After over 20 years of renting space for their laboratory, they purchased a new building that would be their new
- Kim Molinaro · Digital Dentistry · May 2007
More than 80% of laboratories offer CAD/CAM-fabricated restorations and nearly two-thirds of them outsource the understructures to another laboratory. LMT talks to these laboratory owners about how to get the most predictable, consistent results.
- Kim Molinaro · Digital Dentistry · Jan 2008
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.
- Kim Molinaro · Digital Dentistry · May 2008
Nearly 50% of respondents to a recent LMT e-survey say they plan to invest in some type of cad/cam equipment within the next five years. If you're one of them, but are daunted by the options and don't know where to start, LMT's done your homework for
- Kim Molinaro · Digital Dentistry · May 2008
Once you've selected a CAD/CAM scanner or milling system, phase two is implementing the equipment into production and training your technicians.
- Kim Molinaro · Digital Dentistry · Jan 2006
The latest CAD/CAM systems use additive technology to make automated production of precious metal substructures a reality.