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- LAB DAY Chicago 2014
- Saturday3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Shade matching can be difficult enough when layering ceramics, let alone when trying to match a shade on a full contour zirconia or one-body ceramic restoration. Michael Cumbie, CDT, covers a basic introduction...
- Friday11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Mike Dominguez, CDT/TE, reviews repeatable, teachable and efficient processes for fabricating esthetic and stable implant restorations. He also discusses cases ranging from screw-retained, cement-retained...
- Saturday11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Producing esthetic and functional ceramic solutions is all about inspiration, motivation, emotion and passion. With his unique perspective on these essential facets, Thomas Sing, MDT, begins his presentation...
- Saturday1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Small details can be the key to allow a brain to believe or not. Everything has a reason and a place. Cracks, wear patterns, halos, of course, but where, how long, what color, how intense? Our work often...
- Saturday9:00 am - 10:30 am
Understanding and applying the skills of dental technology is the first step to success, but working with a team requires understanding the softer skills of collaboration and communication. Joshua Polansky,...
- Friday1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Luke Kahng, CDT, shares his successful strategic plan to easily match custom shades and fabricate anterior esthetic cases.
- Friday9:00 am - 10:30 am
Tom Zaleske presents new products and techniques needed to stay current and viable in today's removable prosthetic specialty. Topics include curing options for today's denture base acrylics with emphasis...
- Friday3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Masayuki Hoshi, RDT, demonstrates how to match shades using substructures of metal and zirconia, full contour zirconia, IPS e.max and even titanium using any porcelain and GC Lustre Paste.
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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