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  • DAL Celebrates 80th Anniversary

    In December, Dental Arts Laboratories, Inc. (DAL) celebrated 80 years of service to the dental industry. 

    Founded in 1934 by Adolph Knueppel, DAL now has 325 employees across 13 facilities in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Missouri. The lab has grown to offer a full range of services—including fixed, removable, implants and snoring/sleep appliances and bruxism/occlusal splints—and two years ago opened DT Technologies to provide subcontracting services and CAD/CAM equipment and materials.

    Part of the laboratory’s success is due to its team of dedicated officers who have a long history with the company, including Terry Knueppel, Adolph’s son, who joined DAL in 1960 and recently became Chairman. Bruce Colgin, who was hired as a part-time delivery driver in 1975, later became President and was recently promoted to CEO. Scott Clark—whose dentist-father was one of Adolph’s clients—has been with DAL since 1977, acting as Executive Vice President until...

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  • DATRON Dynamics Opens West Coast Office

    In July, DATRON Dynamics—the North American representative of DATRON AG high-speed machining centers and 5-axis dental mills—officially opened its new Technology Center in Livermore, CA, just outside San Francisco.

    "We have a significant West Coast customer base and it's growing," says Chris Hopkins, DATRON Dynamics' West Coast Manager. "Having a location in the same time zone and within driving distance allows us to support them more effectively. It also makes it easier for labs in the area to schedule a demonstration and see our equipment in action."

    Similar to DATRON Dynamics' East Coast Technology Center in Milford, NH, the new location has the same capabilities as a fully functional milling center—from scanning the model to cutting the parts on a DATRON D5—allowing prospective customers to see live demonstrations ranging from titanium implant bars and custom abutments to zirconia crown and bridge structures.

    The first event at the new Technology Center...

    DATRON Dynamics, Inc.
    August 14, 2013

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  • Delcam Shareholders Vote to Accept Autodesk Offer

    Shareholders in Delcam, one of the world’s leading suppliers of advanced software for manufacturing industry, today voted to accept the offer made by Autodesk to acquire the company.  The acquisition is expected to be completed during February.

    Headquartered in Birmingham, UK, Delcam has more than 30 offices worldwide and over 700 employees.  The company’s range of design, manufacturing and inspection software provides automated CAD/CAM solutions for a variety of industries, ranging from automotive and aerospace to footwear and healthcare.

    The latest NC Software Market Analysis Report from leading US analysts CIMdata showed that, in 2012, Delcam again had the highest vendor revenues and received the highest end-user payments of all the CAM-centric companies.  This result meant that the company completed thirteen years as the world’s leading specialist supplier of CAM software and services.

    Autodesk and Delcam offer complementary ranges of software, with...

    LMT Communications, Inc.
    January 21, 2014

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  • DenMat Joins Fight Against Breast Cancer

    DenMat plans to contribute a portion of all October sales, including a portion of those from this year’s ADA meeting in San Antonio, TX, toward the fight against Breast Cancer. The company is also releasing special pink-themed Flashlite Magna® 4.0 curing lights and PeriOptix® loupes and headlights for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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  • Dental Casting Equipment

    ECCO HIGH FREQUENCY/GLOWTESTER TECHNOLOGIES offers a full line of U.S.-made equipment including centrifugal and vacuum casting machines, electropolish units, duplicating machines and burnout furnaces. It services all models of equipment and offers ceramic crucibles for both induction and torch casting machines.

    ECCO High Frequency
    December 28, 2012

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  • Dental Creators UNO.5® Desk Top and 10.5 Mills

    Dental Creators UNO.5 Desk Top and 10.5 compact stand-alone milling machines offer continuous five-axis milling for high-precision basic copings to abutments and bars. From VISION USA, the machines mill zirconia, titanium, PMMA denture resin and wax; the 10.5 also mills chrome cobalt. The UNO.5 and 10.5 mill both in wet and dry mode and incorporate a system for filtration and recirculation of liquids. Both machines are pressurized, self-containing the zirconia powder during and after the milling process; have an efficient automatic tool changer and can work unattended overnight; and have rotary axes with a high degree of freedom for processing complete arches with no limitations.

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  • DentalEZ® Group Announces the Retirement of President Gordon W. Hagler

    DentalEZ Group, a supplier of innovative products and services for dental health professionals worldwide, announced today that Gordon W. Hagler will retire from his position as President and COO on July 3, 2014 following almost a decade of service with the company. 

    “We are extremely grateful for all of Gordon’s substantial contributions and leadership not only within our organization but to the dental industry as a whole,” remarked Jeffrey E. Perelman, CEO of DentalEZ Group. “Gordon has been an essential part of DentalEZ‘s success, and he can look back on an impressive career spanning over 47 years within the dental arena.  We wish Gordon the very best in his retirement; he will be greatly missed.”

    Hagler has had a distinguished career in the dental industry. Prior to joining DentalEZ in 2005, he was Vice President of Digital Imaging & Strategic Relations for PracticeWorks/Kodak Dental Systems, which acquired Trophy Dental in 2003....

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  • Dental Mill & Objet 3D Printers

    DIGITAL DENTAL LAB's scanning, 3D printing and milling systems are designed for the production-minded laboratory. Its signature product, the Dental Mill, is manufactured in the U.S. and built to high standards of accuracy and reliability. Offering high-speed productivity, the Dental Mill is available in wet or dry configurations and machines a broad spectrum of materials. Objet 3D printers are the newest component in the Digital Dental Lab family of high-production machines. The Objet Eden 260V offers the latest model printing technology and a host of new-generation solutions for the laboratory. Objet's dental-specific material, Verodent, is an economical printer and SLA material.

    Digital Dental
    April 28, 2011

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  • Dental Wings and Heraeus Kulzer Announce Collaboration on Dental Wings Laser Milling Technology and Advanced Heraeus Kulzer Materials

    Dental Wings is very pleased to announce that it has entered into a long-term collaboration with Heraeus Kulzer for the worldwide distribution of the new Dental Wings Laser Milling (DWLM) technology, and the development of Heraeus Kulzer materials that take advantage of this unique process. Together Dental Wings and Heraeus Kulzer will offer groundbreaking solutions to the dental industry that bring meaningful benefits to patients and dental professionals alike.

    Integrating a process called laser ablation with closed loop 3D process and quality control, the DWLM system removes material from polymer, ceramic, or glass ceramic blocks to produce dental restorations directly from open .STL data. Among the benefits are greatly reduced operating costs, high resolution features, and simple to use and maintain equipment. The first joint products will be introduced in the first half of 2016.

    “I am truly honored that our colleagues at Heraeus Kulzer share our vision for this exciting technology...

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  • Dental Wings CAD Solutions

    ETI EMPIRE DIRECT offers the complete line of Dental Wings CAD solutions. Dental Wings intuitive 3D Scan and Design system combines a customizable, feature-rich design suite including the "Full Anatomy Wizard" with state-of-the-art software. The system scans and designs up to 30 copings in 15 minutes with accuracy to 15 microns and designs full contour crowns in as little as five minutes. Open .stl files are sent to your mill or preferred milling center. There is a monthly software rental fee; updates, on-site training and technical support are at no cost.

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  • Dental Zirconia offers a full line of zirconia for all milling machines, including Dentsply Cercon, Wieland Zeno, KaVo Everest, Sirona inLab MCXL, Digital Dental, Amann Girrbach Ceramill, ZirkonZahn and more. It carries a variety of brands in both high strength and high translucency formulas, and both isostatically and uniaxel pressed blocks and discs. The company offers a low price guarantee (beating competitors’ prices by 5%) and additional savings of up to 70% on the website’s Clearance section. Products are always in stock; same-day shipment on most items.

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  • Dentists Voice Overwhelming Support For Materials Certification

    A nationwide survey of dentists found 91.2 percent of respondents favoring the certification of the composition and ADA classification of the restorative materials they prescribe. More than 97 percent said they would favor dental labs that included free materials certification with every case they ship.

    The survey was conducted by the IdentAlloy/IdentCeram Council, an industry non-profit that provides participating suppliers with certificates attesting to the composition and ADA classification of their products. The suppliers then include the certificates free with the materials they ship to labs for the labs to pass on to dentists with every case.

    The survey also asked dentists to name the major benefits they saw in the IdentAlloy/IdentCeram materials certification program. "Ensuring material quality and content" was named by 93.9 percent of the respondents, with 75.8 percent listing "Attesting to the quality of the lab." Other benefits selected included "Improving risk management" (54.5...

    LMT Communications, Inc.
    November 1, 2013

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  • DENTSPLY and Sirona Enter Into Definitive Merger Agreement

    DENTSPLY International Inc. (“DENTSPLY”) and Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. (“Sirona”) announced today that Boards of Directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement which will result in the world’s leading manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies. The combination will create a combined company with the largest sales and service infrastructure in dental with 15,000 employees globally.

    “This is an exciting day for both companies, for the dental community and for patients around the globe. We are bringing together two world class companies that share a culture of innovation and will foster the development of differentiated, integrated solutions for general practitioners and specialists, particularly in the highest growth segments of the dental industry,” said Jeffrey T. Slovin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sirona. “Combining Sirona’s proven digital solutions and equipment...

    LMT Communications, Inc.
    September 16 at 11:54 am

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  • DENTSPLY at Chicago 2013

    We hope that everyone had a great time in Chicago this year. We were glad to see so many people join us during Lab Day for our technical courses and hands-on demonstrations in the Sheraton, Mayfair room. For those who attended the CDS Mid-winter show, thank you for stopping by the DENTSPLY Prosthetics booth in the McCormick Center.

    As revealed in Chicago, later this year we will be introducing CAD/CAM Material Options For All-Ceramic and Non-Precious Alloy. Stay tuned to The Bridge for more details!

    DENTSPLY Prosthetics
    February 27, 2013

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  • DENTSPLY Prosthetics Invites Customers to Pursue "Lab SmarterSM" (2/20/2012)

    This year’s Lab Management Today Lab Day Chicago show will be filled with technicians abuzz with news of the latest new products, equipment, services and technologies. Adding to this excitement, the dental laboratory’s long-standing trusted manufacturer, DENTSPLY, will exhibit their newest products that help customers to be more efficient, productive and profitable – “Lab SmarterSM”.

    DENTSPLY Prosthetics
    October 3, 2012

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  • Denture Teeth

    PEARSON DENTAL introduces Naturadent Vacuum Fired Porcelain Teeth available in VITA and New Hue Shades and NaturaTone 3-Layer Plastic Teeth in New Hue Shades. At LAB DAY, the company is also exhibiting hard and wear-resistant Premium Star Plus 4 Layer Plastic Teeth in VITA shades and bleach shade; stop by its exhibit table for show specials.

    Pearson Dental Supply
    December 28, 2012

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  • Denture Teeth and Lab Supplies

    ATLANTA DENTAL SUPPLY carries Trubyte, Heraeus, Ivoclar and Starlight brand teeth. The company offers low prices, same-day shipping for next-day arrival anywhere in the U.S., and experienced customer service agents.

    Atlanta Dental Supply
    December 28, 2012

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  • Digital Solutions

    ZAHN DENTAL offers a full range of digital solutions to scan, prescribe, design, manufacture and finalize restorations. Its end-to-end solution includes Dental Wings Scanners, DDX Dental Digital Exchange, EnvisionTec 3D printing, milling/outsourcing and final restoration options. Its CMC business-to-business partner offers extensive material options and can scan, design and mill for you. Noritake’s full line of porcelain now includes CZR value shades. Zahn is hosting lectures, hands-on courses and training throughout LAB DAY and is launching Zirlux Universal, one system for all zirconia indications.

    Zahn Dental
    January 2, 2013

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  • Direct Mail Marketing Literature

    Warren J. Rosaluk, THE BROCHURE GUY, creates direct mail marketing literature for laboratories nationwide. His brochures and postcards are based on detailed research with his lab clients and their current accounts as well as feedback from over 800 lab owners who have used his material. The literature helps build trust, credibility and professionalism while differentiating the lab from its competitors. The materials are customized for each client with a sketched portrait of the laboratory owner(s) and a personal profile.

    The Brochure Guy
    April 28, 2011

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  • Don Albensi Earns Top Honors in Pittsburgh

    Albensi Laboratories is named one of the 2013 Top Workplaces in Pittsburgh by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Based on employee surveys about the company's leadership, career opportunities and work flexibility, Albensi was ranked sixth among 50 small companies (those with 50-149 employees). As one employee put it, "The management team appreciates my work, and is very supportive and great to work for."

    Based on the same survey, Don Albensi, Sr., CEO of Albensi Laboratories, was named the 2013 Top Boss for a small company. "I probably have as much enthusiasm today, if not more, than I did 34 years ago when we opened the lab," says Albensi, who has grown his staff from three employees to 95. "People call us a family-oriented business. I believe that's true and I treat my employees as if they were a part of my family."

    Winners of the Top Workplace Awards were recognized in a special publication of the Post-Gazette, an online directory and an awards presentation event at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh....

    LMT Communications, Inc.
    October 30, 2013

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  • Don't Worry, it's Freemium!

    I attended a conference last week with some colleagues and throughout different presentations, I found myself writing down acronyms and new words and realized that even at the semi-young age of 33, I am old! I'm sure that I use words or phrases from time to time that throw my parents off for a beat, but last week, I was the one pulling out my phone to GTS (google that stuff).

    My favorite word of the week ended up being a favorite for a few of us, so that's why I'm using it today. The word: Freemium. According to wikipedia, this word is associated with a pricing strategy in which some products and/or services are free, but others have a premium attached.


    I would like to associate this word with our 3Shape Lab Scanners. Currently, we sell 4 different series (D500, D700/710, D800/810 and D900/D900L) and yes, these babies have quite a price tag on them. But here's the value... once you have purchased a scanner from Whip Mix, you get:


    1: Two days of 3Shape and Dental System training...

    Whip Mix Corp.
    October 3, 2014

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  • DSCAN DUE+: Dental Scanner All in One Concept

    EGSOLUTIONS announce the release of the next version of dental scanner DSCAN® Due+, the first Scanner with structured light technology allows users to start scanning immediatly.

    April 18, 2012

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  • D&S Dental Group, Inc. Expands Reach, Purchases Illinois Lab

    D&S Group, Inc. of Waunakee, WI recently welcomed the experienced Hootman Dental Laboratory of Rockford, IL as its newest laboratory facility.

    Serving the dental community of northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin since 1927, Hootman Dental Laboratory brings tremendous history, tradition and experience to the D&S Group. The Rockford based laboratory will serve as D&S’s southerly hub for improved presence in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

    Travis Zick, President of D&S Dental Group, Inc., said “This partnership allows us to expand into a new market and team up with some great people.  We’re excited about bringing our philosophy of service, education, and quality craftsmanship—backed by competitive pricing—to the northern Illinois arena.”

    While Hootman’s experience and locale will improve D&S’s Midwestern presence, D&S’s command of the newest and most efficient dental technologies will boost the...

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  • D&S Dental Laboratory, Inc. Launches Mobile App

    Not only is D&S Dental Laboratory on the cutting edge of the dental industry, but they are keeping pace with, if 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...

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