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In 2006, GC introduced the IQ One-Body System, a "Press-To" porcelain system that gave technicians the freedom...See more to create highly esthetic restorations without the need for time-consuming cutbacks and layering. GC has taken the One-Body concept one step further by introducing the One-Body Layering Over Metal set and the One-Body Layering Over Zirconia set; these porcelain systems allow users to create the same esthetic restorations as IQ Press-Over but in powder form for conventional layering. This "Econ" concept is designed for efficiency by eliminating the need for multiple powders to achieve lifelike results, speeding up production without sacrificing quality. Rick Sonntag, RDT, demonstrates both the efficiency and esthetic potential of the One-Body system and discusses how principles of Lean Manufacturing can be optimized with the IQ system.
GC Initial IQ Lustre Pastes NF are newly developed, three-dimensional ceramics that can be applied in a thicker...See more layer to create color, depth and lifelike translucency when using any type of ceramic system. Through a slide presentation and demonstration, Masayuki Hoshi, RDT, discusses how to use the Lustre Pastes NF internally and externally to improve ordinary cases.
From a full-mouth implant case to metal-free or anterior makeovers, the dentist and technician must have a case...See more design plan in mind before treatment can begin. In his PowerPoint presentation, Luke Kahng, CDT, discuss this topic as well as full-mouth colored waxup design; All On Four Ceramic vs. All On Four Denture; full-mouth, metal-free restoration processing from a lab perspective; how to achieve the best anterior makeover designs; and titanium hybrid porcelain-fused bridges.
The Daily Bite
According to LMT's 2013 Dentist Survey, lab owners are sometimes hesitant to raise their fees, fearful of losing the account. Yet 53% of dentists surveyed feel itís reasonable for a laboratory to increase prices once a year by an average of 3.3%. Twenty-nine percent think an increase—an average of 4.6—every two years is more acceptable.
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