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It's a perfect storm heading straight for your bottom line: the economic crisis, new technology, profit erosion, offshore competition and the changing demographics among your dentist-clients make it a...See more challenge to stay profitable. Lab owners share their strategies to help you maintain your profitability.
In just one year, Lakeland Dental Technologies, Grand Rapids, MN, has improved consistency, reduced remakes, and nearly eliminated hand waxing using the complete Jensen Digital Solution.
See the latest in digital solutions and procedures that continue to enhance the relationship between dentists and...See more technicians using the Lava™ Network, new digital workflow solutions incorporating the Lava Chairside Oral Scanner (COS) and the newest products and technologies from 3M Digital Oral Care. Also: take advantage of 3M ESPE's CDT-accredited clinic programs being offered throughout the day.
3M ESPE's MDI Mini Dental Implant system is minimally invasive and immediately stabilizes loose dentures using...See more a 90-minute patented protocol, often completed without a flap and frequently using the patient's existing denture. MDIs are designed for stability in soft and dense bone, which is essential for immediate loading. Attachment designs are available for custom retention, with three retention options, and forgive up to 30° divergence with no need for an angle-correction inventory. They are available in diameters of 1.8mm, 2.1mm, 2.4mm and 2.9mm and lengths of 10mm, 13mm, 15mm and 18mm.
Overall, laboratory owners' sentiments on the topic of offshoring are still split; 55%, up from 31% in 2005, feel it's un-American and unfair to their employees, and another 30% say it's just part of the globalization of our economy.
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