The industry is abuzz with questions and concerns about the FDA’s newest statement on in-lab milling of implant abutments (see NADL alert below). Watch for additional coverage in LMT.
From NADL:FDA Alert - Labs not permitted to use CAD/CAM for in-lab milling of most abutments
When FDA began studying the use of CAD/CAM in dental laboratory technology, the FDA’s initial focus was on angulation and the implant/abutment interface. FDA ultimately made clear statements that anyone making the implant/abutment interface is a "manufacturer" as such must obtain 510(k) clearance to do so.
That still did not answer the questions about the “tooth end” of the abutment, the abutment collar/post. Sometime later FDA ultimately stated a dental laboratory may mill the collar/post as long as the dental laboratory follows the manufacturer's FDA cleared instructions.
Now, nearly two years later, there is still only one manufacturer that has obtained FDA clearance for their in-lab CAD/CAM...
The National Association of Dental Laboratories is pleased to announce the launch of two new social media outlets that will serve as the foundation of NADL's ongoing public awareness campaign to address core policy objectives that promote "transparency in dentistry" and the role and value of a competently trained dental technician.
"During the last year and half, NADL has conducted a series of focus group meetings, conducted national surveys with the dental laboratory industry to gather ideas and input for the messaging for this campaign, the core of this objective has now come to fruition, there is much work to do going forward to ensure that the message is heard" says Henry Martin, CDT, NADL President.
The new social media outlets are www.whatsinmymouth.us and https://www.youtube.com/user/WIYMCampaign/videos
The information gathered on these sites provides comprehensive information for the dental consumer, dentists and the dental laboratory community. The campaign to promote these...
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.
During the Vision 21 meeting in Las Vegas in January, the NADL welcomed its new president, Gary Iocco, President of Dimension Dental Design in Hastings, MN, and honored several other industry members:
2014 CDT of the Year Award: Wilma Peterson, CDT, Manager of Education at Glidewell Laboratory, Newport Beach, CA
Educator of the Year Award: Renata Budny, CDT, TE, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY
Excellence in Education Award: Craig Pickett, CDT, TE, Manager of Technical support at Whip Mix Corp.
The Harry Hagman, CDT Inventors Award: Bob Rusler, President of Indiana Dental Prosthetics, Inc. in Indianapolis, IN
Merit Award for Outstanding Achievements: Dr. C. William D’Aiuto of Longwood, FL
Supplier Member of the Year: Zahn Dental
LMT congratulates all the recipients.
The National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) and the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC) celebrate June as Dental Technician and Certified Dental Technician (CDT) Appreciation Month.
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National Dentex Corporation (“NDX”) announces the acquisition of nSequence Center for Advanced Dentistry (“nSequence”) based in Reno, NV. nSequence (www.nsequence.com) is a state of the art full service digital and conventional dental laboratory that specializes in CT guided surgery and guided prosthetics. nSequence was founded and operated by Daniel Llop, CDT.
“We are excited to have nSequence join NDX. nSequence uses technology to take into account treatment techniques, implant systems, physiology of the patient, and aesthetics when planning a case. Innovation at nSequence has been driven by Daniel Llop, CDT who understands the goals of the surgical and restorative team, as well as the capabilities of an experienced dental technician, and the awesome potential of technology in virtual case planning,” commented Steven Casper, NDX Chief Executive Officer.
nSequence brings to the market broad surgical and prosthetic guidance capability. While they can...
New addition to the Versamill family to be introduced at IDS 2015 March 10-14 in Koln, Germany. Come to Hall 3.1 Stand: M070 for a demonstration of this exciting new product.
NFL Great Emmitt Smith Joins Exciting Lineup of Keynote Speakers At Sirona's CEREC® 30th (C30) Anniversary Celebration
Sirona Dental, Inc., the worldwide leader and pioneers of digital dentistry, recently signed Emmitt Smith, former NFL great and current President and CEO of Emmitt Smith Enterprises, Inc., to appear on stage during its upcoming CEREC® 30th (CEREC 30) Anniversary Celebration. Smith replaces Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Jr., who had to withdraw from C30 due to personal reasons.
Emmitt Smith rose to prominence in the 1990s as the superstar running back of the Dallas Cowboys, and was an integral part of the team’s phenomenal success in winning three Super Bowl championships in a four-year span. Smith culminated his illustrious Hall of Fame career with the proud distinction as having the most rushing yards in NFL history, a record he still holds.
Since his retirement from football in 2005, Smith has successfully transitioned his talents from the gridiron to the business world, founding Emmitt Smith Enterprises (ESE)—an umbrella company of several organizations focusing...
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Nobel Biocare Launches New Third-party CAD/CAM Abutments, Implant Bars; Announces New Scanner and 3Shape™ Partnership
• New options for NobelProcera® Abutments on Biomet 3i™, Camlog® and Zimmer® implant platforms
• More restorative flexibility with NobelProcera® Implant Bars on Straumann® implant platforms
• Announcing direct access to unrivaled products with upcoming NobelProcera® 2G Scanner
• New partnership with 3Shape™ will offer open access to NobelProcera® Abutments
• Expert LMT panel discussion and industry-leading speakers focus on major lab and CAD/CAM topics
Nobel Biocare presents its latest innovations in dental implant-based CAD/CAM solutions in Chicago as the
"Windy City" hosts both the 148th Chicago Dental Society "Midwinter Meeting," 21-23 February, and one of the largest international gatherings of the dental laboratory community in the world, the LMT Magazine "Lab Day Chicago 2013," 22-23 February.
Nobel Biocare is a world leader in implant-based restorations and a CAD/CAM pioneer as the first to offer fully automated industrial CAD/CAM...
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Nobel Biocare has always been and continues to be in full compliance with the FDA regulation and NADL recommendations when producing individualized implant prosthetics. The recent communication from NADL with an important FDA Alert regarding the use of CAD/CAM for in-lab milling of implant abutments does not affect any Nobel Biocare products. Our NobelProcera manufacturing facility in Mahwah, New Jersey is registered as a Medical Device Manufacturer. In addition we have FDA 510(k) clearance on all implants and abutments we currently offer for purchase. We are committed to offering individualized implant prosthetics for a wide range of implant systems that are regulatory compliant and industry leading in quality. For labs that do not work exclusively with NobelProcera, we understand that this news may affect their existing workflows. If that’s the case, we’re here to help. As the pioneer in CAD/CAM dentistry we have over 30 years’ success in CAD/CAM restorations...
NOBILIUM has obtained the rights to market Therm-O-Flex® from Advanced Dental Products. Therm-O-Flex is a laboratory processed “resilient” material that makes an excellent night-guard, occlusal splint or denture reline. The material is not soft, but it does yield to pressure when at body temperature, providing retention in undercuts and relief from sore spots.
Matt Tait, RDT, is a field-based Technical Representative and CAD-CAM Specialist. He has technical support responsibility for the Southeastern USA and CAD-CAM support nationally.
SUMMARY: 40 years of experience as a dental technician working through every aspect of management, specializing in partial denture frameworks, implant work and European style multi-sectional engineering with a good knowledge of CAD-CAM. Created, developed and managed an implant department. Strong leadership abilities with a proven record of growing laboratories through employee/team/management development.
Noel Laboratories, an Atascadero-based full-service dental laboratory, has bought Atascadero Dental Laboratory for an undisclosed amount.
The purchase became final June 8.
Noel Laboratories manufactures crowns, dentures, bridges, implants and other dental prosthetics for dentists and other dental laboratories.
Atascadero Dental Laboratory seller William (Butch) Houghton will join Noel Laboratories’ dental technician team, marketing director Estella Webb said. Noel Laboratories now has 23 employees and anticipates more growth, she said.
“We are continuing to grow and add employees,” she said. “We’re already talking about hiring more technicians.”
Webb declined to disclose the company’s annual revenues. In 2013, when the company purchased Arroyo Grande Dental Lab and moved its operations to Atascadero, a company spokeswoman said annual revenues were more than $1 million.
Founded in 1974 in San Luis Obispo by John C. Noel, a certified dental technician,...
Noritake Value Shades are additional shades that expand the existing EX-3 and CZR selection of Body and Opacious Body porcelain powders to include the VITA 3D-Master shades. They offer âout-of-the-bottleâ performance for all of your prescription needs. From ZAHN DENTAL, the Noritake Value Shades offer a simple, quick and precise solution to completing VITA 3D-Master shade restorations.
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