Although Friendship Dental Laboratories, Inc.'s first case was fabricated in 1973, it wasn't until 2006 that it implemented the efficient, computerized tracking system by Labtrac. This October, it logged in its half-millionth case!
Luke Kahng, CDT, demonstrates how he uses the new GC Initial LiSi Press Ceramic Ingot for a color-critical case.
To create characterized, natural-looking dentures, Arian Deutsch, CDT, DTG, Owner, Deutsch Dental Arts in Surprise, AZ, uses a time-efficient technique.
Arian Deutsch, CDT, DTG, shares his technique for using microwave technology to deliver predictable, consistent results with expedited turnaround times.
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With LMT’s LAB DAY Chicago right around the corner—February 26 and 27—it’s time to finalize your plans to get the most out of our industry’s biggest, busiest show! Here’s a look at some of the special promotions, raffles and demonstrations available inside the LAB DAY Exhibit Hall.
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- December 2015
Luke Kahng, CDT, explains his technique for matching a custom shade for a female patient in her mid-30s who needed a new crown for tooth #8 and was specifically concerned with the esthetics and color of her smile.
- October 2015
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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- September 2015
- April 2015
Attendees at LMT LAB DAY had a chance to win big by spinning a prize wheel at GC America’s booth in the Exhibit Hall. Big ticket winner of the GC Initial Porcelain kit worth nearly $4,000 was Michael Flaws of Integrity Dental Design in Libertyville, IL. Pam Gingerich of Ragle Dental Lab in Champaign, IL, and Paul Huey of Davison Dental Lab in Flint, MI were both the winners of GC’s Initial LiSi Basic & Advanced, each worth $700 and $975, respectively.
Eight Lustre Paste sets, each worth $750, went to: Shari Doucette, Ultra-Tech Dental Lab, Saskatoon, SK; SoYoun Zepeda, Zepeda Dental Lab, Oglesby, IL; Tony Gismondi, Caruso Dental Lab, Livonia, MI; Jose Mendoza, Davison Dental Lab, Flint, MI; Chris Dugger, Dunn Diehl Dental, Minot, ND; Goran Zarov, Accutech Dental Lab, Westerville, OH; Bradley Bong, Layton Dental Lab, Pewaukee, WI; and John Sanohoz, Innova Dental, Mequon, WI.
Four GC Optiglaze color sets, each worth $650, were given to: George Gauden, DDS, Wheaton, IL; Yin...
GC America launched three new products at LMT LAB DAY Chicago:
New to its Initial ceramic line, Initial LiSi veneering ceramic is ideal for lithium disilicate frameworks. It can be used for layering and cut-back techniques or for full anatomical frameworks stained with GC Initial Lustre Pastes NF.
Initial IQ Lustre Paste NF Gum Shades help to create a lifelike transition from the crown margin to the gingival. The gum-colored pastes match natural gingival shades, offering a natural harmony, and match to both low and high CTE ceramics, making them compatible with the complete GC Initial ceramic range.
The new CERASMART block with Universal Mandrel offers excellent physical properties and impact dispersion due to the fully homogeneous and evenly distributed nano ceramic network. It offers lifelike esthetics, milling accuracy, fast mill time and self-polishing properties and is ideal for posterior, anterior, inlay, onlay and implant restorations.
For more information, call 800-323-7063 or visit www.gcamerica.com.
Launched as a milling center at LAB DAY Chicago 2010, Custom Automated Prosthetics (CAP) has expanded rapidly in the past five years. In addition to milling services, it now distributes a variety of digital equipment and materials and has recently entered into several new distribution agreements, further expanding its product line.
Most recently, CAP has started distributing a significant array of GC laboratory products; this is CAP’s latest foray into offering non-digital laboratory products. Also, since January, CAP has been Amann Girrbach (AG)’s premier partner in North America. Although not the exclusive distributor of AG products, CAP is the only distributor selling the complete line of AG equipment, material and tools, as well as enhancing training and customer support.
Among the products CAP showcased at the show:
The new CAP Z Complete, a 1,100-MPa, highly translucent zirconia, similar to CAP FZ. It comes in white discs with a complete green state coloring system. This...
- January 2015
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.
- November 2014
GC America is the first dental company in the U.S. and only the fourth company in the country to receive the Deming Prize, the oldest and most widely recognized Total Quality Management award in the world.
- 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;...
GC America introduced a new addition to the GC Initial portfolio: GC Initial Zirconia Disks. The disks are cold isostatic pressed for optimized physical properties and available in two types: Standard Translucency (ST) ideal for veneering; and High Translucency (HT) ideal for full contour, monolithic restorations. For more information, call 800-323-3386 or visit www.gcamerica.com.
- 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.
- May 2012
Attendees took advantage of two full days of clinics on Friday, May 4th and Saturday, May 5th, and were eager to shop exhibits on Saturday. In fact, the exhibit hall was already bustling with crowds
- April 2012
LAB DAY 2012 could easily be labeled "The Reinvention Convention." Laboratory owners and managers are more engaged than ever in finding new ways to reinvigorate their businesses
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.
- November 2011
Luke Kahng, CDT, offers his step-by-step technique for fabricating a porcelain-to-titanium restoration using Nobel Biocare's NobelProcera scanner and GC's Initial™ Titanium porcelain.
- 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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