In December, the IRS released its final rule on the Medical Device Excise Tax (MDT), determining that only those devices required to be listed with the FDA are subject to the tax (for example, sleep apnea and snoring devices as well as all restorations fabricated outside of the U.S.). To provide labs with a clear understanding of the MDT, the NADL has prepared a Medical Device Excise Tax Guidebook which includes an overview of the tax; the definition of a taxable medical device; key factors for manufacturer and importer determination; and a computation of the tax due to the IRS. The guidebook also covers sale and sale price; tax-free sales for export and further manufacture; and the final IRS rule along with IRS Notice 2012-77 and the interim rules. Electronic manuals (on CD) are available to NADL members for $50 each and to non-members for $250; printed copies are $75 for members and $300 for non-members. To order the guidebook, visit www.nadl.org.
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VITA is pleased to announce that Magnusen Orthodontic Laboratory has completed comprehensive shade training in...See more VITA shade management and communication, earning recognition as an official VITA Certified Shade Laboratory. To achieve this designation, Magnusen underwent extensive VITA specific training to increase their shade management proficiency. With this new expertise, Magnusen Orthodontic Lab is able to offer expert advice and case planning support to their customers, while acting as the ultimate resource in shade management and esthetics by minimizing remakes, improving shade accuracy and producing accurate shade communication. Owner Dave Magnusen worked with Vident Inside Sales Representative, Nicole Roman. To achieve ideal outcomes, Magnusen Orthodontic Laboratory can utilize VITA's superior shade taking products and materials, including the VITA Easyshade Compact, VITA Classical Shade Guide, VITA 3D-Master Shade Guide, VITA Bleachedguide 3D-Master and VITA Linearguide 3D-Master. As part of their certification, Magnusen has the ability to provide VITA shade devices directly to their clientele. For more information, please contact Magnusen Orthodontic Laboratory at 714-751-1056.
Not only is D&S Dental Laboratory on the cutting edge of the dental industry, but they are keeping pace with, if...See more not excelling faster than, the burgeoning technology propelling it behind the scenes. Most recently, D&S added an exciting and efficient mobile application to their arsenal of user-friendly customer services. Travis Zick, Partner at D&S, said, "Considering the popularity of tablets and smart phones, we wanted to make our information and services more accessible. So, we created a mobile app that allows our doctors to access important resources any time, any place. We're really happy with it, and think our clients will find the user-friendly interface extremely dynamic and helpful." The D&S Dental Lab app is available for free download on both the iTunes App Store for iPhone and Google Play for Android. The application's ease of access is only exceeded by its ease of use, making D&S information and services readily available. The home page offers eight different options to begin exploring: Products, Services, Rx Forms, Crown Selector, Information on Educational Seminars, Resources, Contact Information and Requests. The digital Rx Form and the Crown Selector functions dramatically simplify the case ordering process. The app allows doctors to choose the appropriate Rx Form for each case, and with just a few taps of the finger, be on their way to a completed prescription. Additionally, doctors may attach photographs, choose a convenient time and date for the case to be returned, and easily receive ready-to-use shipping labels. The Crown Selector functions by posing a series of questions in order to immediately prescribe the appropriate all-ceramic restorative indication. D&S Dental Laboratory, Inc. is a full-service, commercially operated dental laboratory driven by a service-centered philosophy dedicated to producing the highest quality products. D&S Dental's mission is to ensure customers' needs are given top priority. You will be confident your case is given the individual attention it requires. The technicians working at the NADL certified lab are leaders in dental technology and prove their premier status, delivering the highest quality cases. To find the free mobile application, search "D&S Dental Lab" in your app store. For more information, visit www.dnsdental.com or call 800-236-3859 today.
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The number of dental schools and total enrollment has remained relatively steady since 1970. Currently, there are 57 accredited schools in the U.S. including Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona AZ which opened in the fall of 2008. However, the number of applicants has more than doubled in the last 20 years.
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