Justin Marks, CDT,is President of Master-Touch Dental Laboratories Inc. in Westbury, NY. Recognized worldwide as an authority on flexible partial dentures, he has pioneered the use of CAD/CAM laboratory workflows for the planning, design and fabrication of Valplast® Flexible Partials and metal frameworks....
Master-Touch Dental Laboratories, Inc. Owner/Technician
As part of our ongoing State of the Industry 2015 coverage, LMT Editors visited the world's largest dental show to bring you the scoop on the latest product and process innovations worldwide--including digital dentures, laser milling and more--and what else is coming down the pike for the U.S. market.
Valplast International Corp. previewed its new solution for fabricating digital dentures for existing CAD/CAM users. Platinum 3D enables labs to scan, design and manufacture digital full dentures in-house without the need to outsource any components and use the scanning, milling or printing equipment...
The digital transition in labs is not just about fabrication processes; the operational side of the lab business is changing too. Speakers at the 2014 DLOAC Meeting look at the continuously evolving role of the technician. Also: new products announced at the show.
In October, Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, devastating parts of New York and New Jersey. LMT checks in with Master-Touch Dental Laboratories and Valplast—both of which took a direct hit—and looks at how the industry has come together to help.
Overall, laboratory owners' sentiments on the topic of offshoring are still split; 55%, up from 31% in 2005, feel it's un-American and unfair to their employees, and another 30% say it's just part of the globalization of our economy.
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