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In 2000, Edgar Munoz was planning to be a dentist, but fate had different plans. While on the waiting list for dental school, he took a job at a large production lab to make extra money. Since he was certified as a dental assistant he already understood anatomy, and he was able to jump right into ceramics when he finished the lab's PTC training. There, he fell in love with making teeth, but there was...
From its inception in 1984, the AACD has celebrated the dentist/technician relationship. From a business perspective, membership provides valuable opportunities for networking with dentists and attending teamwork-focused courses together.
Both teacher and student, Laboratory Owner Brian Lindkeâs focus on education runs the gamut from study clubs to clinical programs to in-office consultation, rendering him an indispensable resource to his dentist-clients.
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Study clubs provide an ideal opportunity to network with like-minded dentists, communicate on a more intimate level and develop genuine relationships with clients.
EGS, which was acquired by Heraeus Kulzer GmbH in October, presented updates for its two core products:
DentalCad 4 software now features a new “DentalCad Touch Screen” working mode, powerful wax-up functions, angled implant support, and deformation and sculpting tools.
The latest generation of the DScan 3 scanner features a unique “ghost cover”—a clear, plastic cover...
Amongst tough competition, Edmonds Dental Prosthetics was named the 2005 Manufacturer of the Year by the Springfield, Missouri are Chamber of Commerce.
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EnvisionTEC had a busy weekend showing attendees its new material offerings:
E-Guide is a clear material used to produce accurate drill guides on an EnvisionTEC 3D printer.
E-Guard is a clear, CE-certified material used to print custom nightguards, splints and surgical drill guides on the company’s Perfactory® series machines.
E-Appliance 3SP® is a new material ideal for printing orthodontic...
ETI’s Valerie Poon and John Just draw the winner of the company’s iPod Shuffle and Die Cut Kit giveaway. The winner is John Silo, CDT, from Jamestown Dental Lab, Jamestown, NY.
Andrea Babson was in love. In her search for a new home for her laboratory, she found the perfect building: a charming, 100-year-old, Victorian house. Then, she tore it apart in order to turn the 1,500-sq.-ft. structure into a state-of-the-art facility for Eurotek Dental Studio, a four-person C&B lab in Red Bank, New Jersey.
It was a labor of love, but it wasn't an easy journey, requiring...
Given today's economic climate, laboratory owners may be looking for ways to cut costs at all levels of the business. As part of LMT's exclusive Recession Busters coverage, manufacturers share their best advice to help you save pennies and extend the life of your equipment, minimize repairs and prevent breakdowns.
Check your electrical power supply once or twice a year to be sure...
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I had the great privilege of being just the right age in the late 1960s . . . but this new digital world is so phenomenal, it trumps the 60s ten-fold.
Owner: Dr. James Hartzel, CDT, and Edwin Fajardo
“One day, we knew we weren’t going to make the shipping deadline for a case for one of our larger accounts on the East Coast. But we also knew we weren’t going to let that client down. The case was finished at 8:00pm and I was at the airport within an hour; 12 hours, four flights, two cab rides and...
Every now and then, LMT has the opportunity to shine a light on those who go the extra mile to bring sunshine into someone else's life. In this issue, we get to do it three times. Click the links below to read about Technicians on a Mission—three groups of people in different sections of our country—who donated their time, energy and expertise to those in need.
For us, hearing these stories...
Experts say you should be thinking about how you'll retire from the moment you open your doors; at the very least, you should begin formulating your plan 10 to 15 years in advance of your expected retirement date.
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LMT offers advice on how to enhance the value of your lab in the eyes of a buyer, strategies for the small lab owner, and real-life stories of owners who have strategically planned their transitions.
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If you don't know where you're going, how will you get there? An exit plan is not just about the day you'll leave the laboratory, it's about setting long-term goals so the future doesn't sneak up on you.
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There's nothing more reassuring or energizing than being able to keep abreast of our market's fluctuations and know where you stand.
In September, exocad America acquired the dental assets of SensAble Dental and can now distribute and further develop SensAble’s software for designing metal and flexible partial denture frameworks.
exocad GmbH is now integrated with 3M®/Steinbichler® and Renishaw® scanners; labs that own these systems can upgrade to an exocad-based system for only the cost of the software.
In addition, exocad has a new touch-enabled user interface, compatible with Windows 8 devices. An enhancement to the TruSmile® add-on module allows realistic per-tooth rendering for different metal alloys and...
exocad America launched two add-on modules for its OEM CAD/CAM software solution:
The Provisional module is used to rapidly create temporary crowns and bridges. Users can determine the shape of the provisional crown or bridge from either the original anatomy or integrated tooth libraries.
The Model Creator module enables users to create models from intraoral or impression scan data. Available later...
exocad made three announcements about its DentalCAD software:
It’s now compatible with Carestream Dental’s CS 3500 intraoral scanner, allowing labs to collaborate with dental practices that use the system. Using dentalshare, exocad’s cloud service, labs and clinicians can communicate more quickly and transfer even large, complex cases in minimal time.
A new interface for ordering...
Thanks to television shows like Extreme Makeover, The Swan and A Makeover Story, consumers are more aware than ever about ways they can enhance their appearances, including the esthetic possibilities of their smiles.
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