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Using a new digital workflow application and rapid prototyping, flexible partials can now be fabricated with increased...See more accuracy in less time, with fewer visits to the dentist. With a Precise-Fit baseplate from VALPLAST, the dentist can evaluate not only the jaw relation and tooth arrangement, but also preview the fit of the final restoration before processing, saving labs and doctors valuable time and money and reducing the need for adjustments.
The number of laboratories declined 12.5%, from approximately 12,000 to 10,500. The number of GPs and prosthodontists increased 17%, from 133,623 to 156,011. This means the ratio of dentists to labs increased from 11:1 to 15:1.
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