• Hi guys. I am tired of shipping out my models to milling centers and waiting for them to return, only to find out the margins are poor. I want to have the luxury of at least a digital scanner to make my zirconia turnaround faster, but I'm worried about the cost versus profitablity.

    There are a couple of issues I'm dealing with: If I were to purchase a scanner, I would definitely seek out more clients who prescribe zirconia, but I wonder if it's better to try and acquire those clients first. My biggest fear is not meeting the required turnaround times without a scanner first. Common sense...See more — tagged 3 topicsOutsourcing
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  • Jeff Walker · Owner at London Bridge Dental Lab

    Trying to tactfully explain to your clients that they need try to develop better impression taking skills is painful!

  • Jeff Walker · Owner at London Bridge Dental Lab

    This article was suggested in response to my post about hating to talk to my clients about poor impressions. Good tips, but the last one refers to a double or two step impression technique. The client I am having difficulties with impressions is most likely using this technique but has never complained of contacts, or of anything not fitting properly, actually. I've never had a remake from him/her. The problem is my problem (and maybe the patient's down the road) where I have trouble reading the margins. I have never seen the Dr. take an impression, though I have asked, but there are tell tale...See more

    17 Tips For Taking a Good Impression
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Technical · Feb 2010

    Manufacturers offer impression-taking tips to share with your dentist-clients.

  • Jeff Walker · Owner at London Bridge Dental Lab

    Does anyone have any or know of any technical articles that provide help in taking quad impressions for bridges that will still help to ensure proper articulation? I have a client that just can't take a good full arch impression. They are totally uncomfortable with it and adamant about refusing to do so. I think it's fair that the dentist should be able to take impressions the way they are most comfortable, as long as there is a good history of success. Any thoughts and help on this issue would be greatly appreciated. thanks!

  • Jeff Walker · Owner at London Bridge Dental Lab

    Who is using Vita VM13 and VM9 and using Dr. Ed McLaren's skeleton build-up technique? I am trying to copy it as well as I understand it, but there are some things I am unsure about. If anyone is doing this and would like to start a forum, I would love to be involved. — tagged Ed McLaren, DDS

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