I joined the Air Force in 1978 and received my laboratory training in the Air Force. I had many great assignments culminating my 28 year career as the most senior lab technician in the Air Force. As many...See more know, we did mostly fixed work in the Air Force, consequently I did not make many dentures. After I retired, I ended up working as an inhouse technician for a Prosthodontist doing removable work, specializing in implants. I have always loved the laboratory career field, but became even more passionate when I started making dentures. I have met some superb people in this field who have helped me grow, which only fuels my passion for making even better prostheses. Currently, I'm enjoying the time of my life doing what I do and loving every day of it. I only wish the same for you.
Stop in anytime during the day for this year's Creative Edge Symposium where Bego USA, Preat and Whip Mix offer...See more one-on-one technical advice that exceeds what you can get on the exhibit floor. The symposium offers two ways to learn and explore: interacting with the companies' representatives for demonstrations, technical assistance and networking or attending CDT-approved courses offered throughout the day on fixed, removable and implant cases.
Today's progressive technician is a valuable part of the dental team and should be involved in the case design...See more process. Tom Bormes identifies the information needed by the technician and why it's needed to provide case design alternatives and options to the dentist. Learn how to request the necessary information and tools, such as mounted and articulated models, patient requirements, length and diameter of implants, overall quality of bone, patient dexterity, patient hygiene habits, muscular efficiency, para-functional habits and general health. The information helps you provide multiple options to the patient; select the correct bar, stud or magnetic connector; and recommend a tissue- or abutment-supported prosthesis. This course is a recommended prerequisite for the Stud Attachment, Bar Attachment and Removable Partial Denture courses.
Tom Bormes presents an overview of most major stud precision attachment systems--including Locator, Preci Ball,...See more Preci Clix, "O" Rings, Ceka and SpheroFlex--and how to select one for individual cases. Learn what information you need from the dentist, step-by-step fabrication and processing procedures, and what not to do and why. Solutions for servicing worn stud attachments are also discussed.
The Daily Bite
62% of laboratory owners who responded to LMT’s Implant Survey say implants are more profitable than other prosthetic work. In 1999, only 46% said the same. Why? They are more carefully setting implant fees to reflect the extra time and consultation that go into these cases.
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