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- LMT Communications, Inc. · LAB DAY · Apr 2013
LAB DAY Attendees got the first look at Primotec's new milling machine: Premio Plus. The 5-axis, fully open wet and dry mill is capable of dry milling zirconia, Co-Cr, PMMA, wax, composites and polyurethane (models) and wet milling titanium and ceramics, including IPS e.max. The machine's design and...
About LAB DAY Chicago 2013
- LMT Communications, Inc. · Product Release
Preat Corp.'s PRISM Milling Center now offers implant frameworks with a new pearl texture surface, which provides mechanical retention and maximum space for resin for increased esthetics. The frameworks are created using selective laser melting and the finish lines and implant interfaces are then milled. PRISM...
- Luke Kahng, CDT · Technical · Apr 2013
Restoring the smile of a dentist’s relative can be particularly challenging. Here, Luke Kahng shares how he transformed the smile of a client’s mother-in-law with two PFM bridges and one PFM crown.
- Judy Fishman · Industry News · Feb 2013
With standing ovations for the last two presentations—by Mark Murphy, DDS, FAGD and Gordon Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD—it was clear that the mood among attendees of the 2013 V21 Meeting at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas was upbeat and keenly focused on everything digital.
- LMT Communications, Inc. · Promotion · Feb 2013
>Furniture manufacturers and distributors offer a wealth of design and renovation strategies. Here, seven companies share how they helped their laboratory customers realize their vision, whether it was an intimate 600-sq-ft training laboratory or a bustling 83,000-sq-ft operation. ###Nobilium (CMP)...
Featuring 11 people
- 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...
From the Series: 40 Under FortyLMT Communications, Inc. · 40 Under Forty · Labs & Profiles · Nov 2012
Paul Simpson turned his life around after he discovered dental technology at age 20. Still trying to shake off the consequences of growing up in a bad neighborhood and dropping out of school a few years earlier, he applied for a job at a local laboratory. "I had no car, no high school diploma and was...
Featuring Paul Simpson
- Straumann USA · Technical · Oct 2012
Both zirconia and metal lack fluorescent qualities, which we should attempt to re-create when restoring the oral cavity with fixed prosthetic restorations. When applying porcelain to a zirconia or metal coping or framework, it is helpful to use a porcelain material that has fluorescent properties to...
- October 2012
- June 2012
- LMT Communications, Inc. · LMT Surveys · Jun 2012
Three-quarters of home-based lab owners responding to LMT's survey are "very satisfied" with their decision to work from home. In addition to the financial benefits, they appreciate the flexibility, relaxed atmosphere and their ability to balance work/home demands more easily.
- May 2012
- Kelly Fessel Carr · Labs & Profiles · May 2012
Eleven years after purchasing Choate Ceramic Laboratory, Co-Owners Jimmy Durham, David Fitch, CDT, and Alton Trotter, CDT, moved out of their ceramic comfort zone and into the realm of removables.
- April 2012
- LMT Communications, Inc. · LAB DAY · Apr 2012
The 200 attendees* at How to Control the Future Before the Future Controls You, co-sponsored by Vident and Nobel Biocare, received a digital, handheld device so they could provide instant feedback to questions posed by Moderator Mark Murphy, DDS, FAGD. Their answers were immediately displayed on a large...
- LMT Communications, Inc. · LAB DAY · Apr 2012
Partnership Announcement Sagemax announces a new partnership with Nabertherm to offer its high-temperature HTCT 01/16 zirconia sintering furnace. Equipped with SiC heating elements to avoid contamination or chemical interactivity often experienced between zirconia units and molybdenum disilicide heating...
- March 2012
- Heraeus Kulzer · Promotion · Mar 2012
Get the most "likes" of your photos of your upper or lower removable posted on this page and you could win $500. Contest ends July 31, 2012.
- April 2011
- LMT Communications, Inc. · Management · Jan 2005
By outsourcing the human resources functions of their businesses to professional employer organizations (PEO), lab owners gain a valuable partner with personnel management expertise...
- John Maguire · Management · Jan 2006
John Maguire of Maguire and Strickland Refining discusses what's behind rising gold, silver, platinum and palladium prices.
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- LMT Communications, Inc. · Marketing · Mar 2006
Strategies for marketing your laboratory's services and standing out from the competition.
- LMT Communications, Inc. · Labs & Profiles · Apr 2006
Elizabeth Curran, owner of Ahwatukee Dental Laboratory, moves her laboratory into the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, operating as a commercial lab as well as teaching dental students.
- LMT Communications, Inc. · Labs & Profiles · Jun 2005
Family businesses are thriving in the United States, and the laboratory industry is no exception. LMT offers intimate portraits of family-owned laboratories. Profiled are Marotta Dental Studio, Farmingdale, NY, and Ragle Dental Lab, Champaign, IL.
- LMT Communications, Inc. · Labs & Profiles · Sep 2005
Four family members comprise the staff of Pro Dental Art in Titusville, FL.
- LMT Communications, Inc. · Labs & Profiles · Oct 2005
In the rush to retirement, many business owners underestimate the need to properly groom their successors and, instead, simply hand over the keys to the operation.
- 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.