I'm considering purchasing a 3 shape scanner soon. I've been evaluating various workflows and was wondering how many different ways current users are putting the scans to work. Such as; anyone splitting...See more the files for SLM copings or zirconia coping with milled or printed wax ups for press-to restorations? Milled gold crowns with Strategic Milling? Any good or bad experiences with CAP or CMC? I've been milling in house with in-lab and have decided not to pursue another milling machine at this time. So I'm looking to partner with others to provide the mills. Thanks. — tagged 4 members
Since our last discussion on zirconia, I've been told during a Cerec SW4.0 presentation that inCoris TZI is less abrasive than e.max CAD. What are your views on this?
Some research shows well polished zr is the least abrasive material. when you put a glaze on it, up the scale it goes.
A dentist-friend has asked me to open a dental lab in her practice. She will be providing the material and equipment and I will be able to get outside clients. What percentage of my revenue do I give her? Do I do her work for free?
I had a great experience as an independent lab leasing space from an account. If your going to be independent, set a price for leasing space, equipment, and utilities. You should buy your own materials,...See more or you'll be giving the landlord a piece or you outside work also. Be conservative in your lease pricing. The major benefit for the home account comes with all the extras you'll bring to the practice. Shading, appointment adjustments, never putting in a crown or bridge that is not glazed after adjustment, consultation, and about 50 other things you'll do at no charge!
While rising gold prices have convinced some participants of LMT’s 2012 Fee Survey to incorporate alloy surcharges, others are trying to simplify pricing with flat rates for certain restorations.
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