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3SHAPES's Dental System 2013 includes the D500-series for small to medium labs, and the D800 high-end scanners with 5.0 MP and Texture Scanning for capturing hand-drawn pencil markings on the model. New...See more design features include Denture Design™ with a Gingiva Creation tool, RealView Engine™, advanced implant bridges and 3Shape's Abutment Designer™ with extended functionality. The system comes in two versions: entry-level Basic and full-indication Premium.
Designed specifically for the laboratory, SOLIDSCAPE's new, high-precision 3Z Lab wax printer produces waxups that result in excellent marginal fit and occlusal morphology. The fully automated 3Z Lab simplifies...See more the transition to a total digital workflow by easily integrating with open architecture scanners and software. With one-touch operation, the 3Z Lab is tailored to optimize batch processing while driving down the cost-per-case. Suggested price: $25,650.
BROADWAY DENTAL's 450i compact and versatile milling machine features a solid chassis construction, high performance/high frequency spindle up to 60,000rpm and 5-axis processing (3+2 and simultaneous)....See more Customers benefit from the open software and the possibility to mill multiple materials (zirconia, wax, PMMA, titanium, CoCr, e-max and more). Call for a personal quote and a coupon code.
AD2's newest articulator features a polished, anodized finish; an interchangeable incisal pin; magnetic centric latch retention; and complete interchangeability with Panadent instruments and other AD2...See more articulators. The company's line of mounting plates is now available in white with larger metal inserts for increased retention and, due to popular demand, has added a cost-effective, KaVo-compatible magnetic mounting plate.
Ninety percent of Afghans cannot access dental care in their area and often die due to chronic infections. The AFGHANISTAN DENTAL RELIEF PROJECT transforms underprivileged young Afghans into highly trained...See more technicians, dental hygienists and assistants who then provide dental services to the poor at its facility in Kabul. The facility, which includes a seven-chair clinic, treats over 20,000 Afghans a year for free.
The mission of AMERICAN DENTURIST COLLEGE is to provide an exceptional level of academic and technical education through traditional and distance modes of delivery. Graduates of American Denturist College...See more are trained within the guidelines of the denturist's scope of practice. This means graduates have what they need to go to work, either at another practice or on their own in the states that recognize the denturist profession.
BAUSCH ARTICULATING PAPERS' Arti-Fol Occlusion films are especially suitable for representing static and dynamic occlusion in several colors. The first step is to inspect the concentric contact (static...See more occlusion) in red and the second step is to inspect the eccentric contacts (dynamic occlusion) in black. The color sequence can be alternated. Several different colors can be used for a much more precise representation of dynamic occlusion. They are available in five different colors and have a double-sided color coating.
The Arum VersaMILL 5X from AXSYS is an open source mill, providing maximum flexibility and versatility. The mill accepts input from virtually all dental design programs and mills wax, zirconia, acrylic,...See more composites, stainless steel, titanium, ceramic and other materials. It also offers wet or dry milling using a versatile automatic tool changer with probe, and has a remote camera for unattended operation and remote monitoring.
The Baker line includes over 50 precision-blended alloys and solders in a large assortment of colors and strengths to meet all esthetic needs. Baker produces various combinations of precious metals to...See more yield alloys at every price point, and covers a wide range of CTEs to match most porcelains. Coupled with the consistency, performance and excellent handling properties of the alloys, BAKER DENTAL CORP. offers personalized customer service and has been serving the industry for more than a century.
From FOREDOM ELECTRIC, this powerful, variable-speed lathe with tapered spindles is compact enough for use at the workbench. Its 1/6-HP, high-torque, permanent magnet motor is quiet and smooth running,...See more runs at speeds of 500-7,000 RPM, and has the power required for polishing and buffing. The MAFH25 Filter Hood works with the lathe and has a variable-speed motor with strong suction power for removing dust particles and reclaiming precious metal. Made of powder-coated, heavy-gauge steel, the CE-compliant hood has a removable metal watertight tray, gooseneck-mounted LED light and clear acrylic shield. It comes with one charcoal and two polyester filters. Cost: $480.
The Biostar VI with Scan Technology from GREAT LAKES ORTHODONTICS allows you to fabricate hard and soft appliances in half the time of conventional methods. It achieves excellent adaptation by combining...See more positive pressure (90psi) and the process of forming the heated side of the material over the model. Biostar VI is designed with a bar code scanner that automatically enters the correct processing information for your material and features advanced thermostatic infrared technology, reaching working temperature in only one second.
AMERICAN HUGE DENTAL's Bluebell acrylic teeth offer a wide selection of anterior molds; posteriors in 33 °, 28 °, 20 °, 10 ° and 0 °; 16 A-D shades, with bleach shades available; high...See more wear-resistance; and excellent bonding to the base acrylic. Free samples are available by request.
WHOLESALE DENTAL SUPPLY's Boss Pillow Box is a crown box made of clear plastic with two clear membranes. When a single crown or a three-unit bridge is placed in the box, they seem to be floating and are...See more visible from all sides. Your laboratory's logo can be printed on the left-hand corner of the box.
Specially designed to reduce excess noise and vibration, the high-speed automatic BQ-Spindle offers quiet, smooth operation. From META DENTAL CORP., it features a release lever that opens the chuck for...See more quick tool change without having to stop the motor for continuous operation. BQ-Spindle is compatible with all major alloy grinders and all parts are included for quick and easy installation.
The CAD/CAM System 5-TEC by ZIRKONZAHN in the 5-axis + 1 configuration is indicated for almost all dental technology uses and with all materials. This system allows processing pre-sintered zirconium dioxide,...See more pre-sintered aluminum oxide, resin, wax, metals, wood and even glass-ceramics. This wide array of applications is made possible by the new function: Wet grinding/Wet milling M5.
CAPTEK BY ARGEN is an ideal solution for producing quality, high-gold crowns and bridges. This unique non-oxidizing PFM system offers excellent esthetics, biocompatibility and strength at a stable and...See more affordable cost. The new Captek Nano material has been named the "Townie Choice" for best PFM restoration for 10 consecutive years and received a JDT "Wow" award in 2008, 2010 and 2011.
KOMET's Ceramic Lab Cutters feature durable, high-performance ceramic heads, allowing acrylic materials to be precisely shaped, trimmed and cut without generating the heat of traditional titanium carbide...See more cutters and without material deformation, melting or discoloration. Because the cutters resist heat buildup, the operator reduces the risk of burn injuries when changing the instrument. The high-performance cutters are specially constructed to eliminate clogging during use and are offered in two configurations: tapered (K79GSQ.104.040) and convex-shaped (K251ACR.104.060).
The Ceramill Motion 2 from AMANN GIRRBACH is a compact hybrid CNC milling machine that combines 5-axis milling and grinding technology, in both wet and dry applications. This enhanced flexibility now allows...See more the lab to perform almost every fabrication process in house including, the dry milling of zirconia, wax and Amann Girrbach's new non-precious alloy Sintron (CrCo-Soft) and the wet milling of PMMA, TEMP and composites, as well as wet grinding of glass ceramics. With a modular design platform that's easily upgradable, the Motion 2 is ready to handle a range of new materials and future indications, virtually eliminating the need to outsource.
ASTRON DENTAL's Clearsplint—a flexible, clear composite that is self-adjusting upon insertion—is available in firm and flexible. Free of methylmethacrylate, Clearsplint is optically clear and...See more flexibly strong for both bruxism appliances and TMJ splints. It is easily processed with either the pour or conventional press-packed techniques; no additional equipment is required. This breakage-resilient composite is amine- and BPA-free, therefore Clearsplint will not yellow with age; it will remain transparent. Better fit reduces or eliminates adjustment time, providing greater comfort, strength and stability. Starter kits are available upon request.
BAR INSTRUMENTS' American-made steam cleaners are virtually maintenance free and require no chemicals or installation. Covered by a two-year warranty, the steamers have self-contained, stainless-steel...See more boilers that allow for years of safe and reliable operation and their compact design is very energy efficient. The steamers' versatile, maneuverable steam gun is equipped with a thumb-operated switch that allows for precise control of the steam and eliminates noise and mess.
YAMAHACHI DENTAL PRODUCTS USA's composite resin teeth feature a three-layer structure, are available in VITA® shades and have a surface hardness that is twice as hard as acrylic teeth, according to...See more the company. Natural-looking and stain-resistant, the teeth are available in Crown PX and Soluut PX Anteriors. Posteriors are available in Efucera PX, 20 degree and Simplerr PX, lingualized occlusion.
IDEA is a continuing dental education center with a world-renowned faculty. On April 19-20, IDEA hosts A Challenge to Natural Teeth—A Trusted Esthetics with instructor Naoki Hayashi, RDT. This intense,...See more two-day, hands-on course covers how to achieve predictable esthetics in the smile frame, including balancing facial features, lips and dentition; how to determine the right internal structural design; techniques for rich color expression, internal stain adjustments and reproducing natural esthetics; texture and luster control; and shape adjusting to final polish.
CORA REFINING has been performing quality refining services for the dental lab industry since 1976. Through gains in operating efficiencies, the company is able to pass along the savings to its customers...See more in its low, flat-fee refining rates. Its staff is highly experienced and customer satisfaction is its highest priority. The company offers free shipping supplies and fully insured shipping via FedEx. Price lock-ins are available to protect against market fluctuations.
DAL TECHNOLOGIES introduces the new, space saving and compact imes-icore CORiTEC 240i mill that offers industrial strength and precision as well as easy installation and multi-purpose usability. It is...See more designed to mill Zr02, AI02, composite, PMMA and wax. A wet processing add-on kit is also available which allows the machine to wet grind ceramic blocks including lithium disillicate.
Dental Laboratory Milling Supplies' Crystal Zirconia is now available in a new Diamond+ formulation. It's translucent enough for anterior full contour restorations and has a strength of 1,250 MPa.
Equipped with a fully automated eight-blank material changer and 13 tool positions, the DATRON D5 can mill up to 100 consecutive hours unattended. Its rugged construction and precise movements allow for...See more the manufacturing of titanium implant bars and custom abutments--all from a system that fits through a standard doorway and is controlled by a user-friendly Apple iPad. Stop by DATRON DYNAMIC's booth to see live demonstrations of the D5 milling titanium implant bars.
From DELCAM HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS, the Delcam CAD/CAM software suite provides an open solution for the design and manufacture of high quality restorations in 3D. Each product in the CAD/CAM suite—from...See more scanning and designing through manufacturing the model using CNC or 3D printers—can be sold individually or as a complete package.
DIGITAL DENTAL LAB's scanning, CAD and milling systems are designed for the production-minded laboratory. New Dental Mill 4- and 5-axis milling machines are manufactured and serviced in the U.S. and their...See more industrial construction and components result in proven reliability; the units are offered at the company's lowest prices yet. Combined with the Crystal zirconia, you can produce restorations that are both esthetic and cost effective.
LISTA INTERNATIONAL CORP.'s workbench system comes equipped with an integrated downdraft dust collection system available in all bench sizes. The dust collection system works for a variety of equipment,...See more including tabletop milling and die drilling machines.
Dentavit is DENTORIUM's line of premium acrylic teeth created to match the vitality and functional efficiency of natural dentition. These teeth provide consistent shades, high fluorescence, excellent translucence,...See more craze resistance and color fastness. They are available in a wide range of molds and the 10 most popular VITA® shades, including B1.
Specifically designed to adjust and polish modern ceramics, BRASSELER USA's Dialite ZR for Zirconia and Dialite LD for Lithium Disilicate are diamond-impregnated polishers that allow you to quickly achieve...See more maximum surface smoothness, enhancing the longevity of your restorations and minimizing wear of opposing dentition. The Dialite ZR and Dialite LD lines each have 16 different polishers: six intraoral polishers (three shapes in two grits) and 10 extra oral polishers (five shapes in two grits). The two-step systems are sold individually or in a kit and can be used in the lab or chairside.
The Dune EcoTech from ZHERMACK is an efficient, durable sandblaster with a state-of-the-art design offering maximum precision. Its sand recirculation system renders minimum sand consumption and the double...See more extractor connection offers extreme dust suction. Features include: ergonomically designed handles and nozzles, adjustable LED lighting for improved visibility, changeable protective film for LED light and viewing hatch, large-size tanks (1000cc) with level indicators and a two-year warranty.
QUATRO AIR TECHNOLOGIES designed the iVAC™ and iVAC-Twin™ dust collectors specifically for CAD/CAM milling, fine zirconium dust, die stone, gypsum, sand and all micro-abrasive materials. A...See more built-in, slide-and-glide Collector™ accumulates up to seven gallons in the iVAC and 10 gallons in the iVAC-Twin (high-volume model). Both collectors feature LED status displays and fully automatic, high-capacity (FCS) filter cleaning systems (patent pending) that are self-activating and hands-free.
The ERA Pickup product from STERNGOLD is a tissue-colored, auto-mixing, self-curing attachment processing material that can be used to pick up any attachment. The material is odorless, tasteless and has...See more less than 1% shrinkage which results in a more accurate and complete pick up of the attachment. When used with the ERA Implant System, it does not irritate freshly sutured tissue like methylmethacrylate can.
From NEVIN LABS DENTAL EZ, ErgoEZ benches were developed for reliability, functionality and ergonomics. Features include dependable steel construction; height ranges from 30"-34"; adjustable armrests that...See more move side to side; a variable speed dust collector with automatic or manual settings; modern, removable dust hood with shield; motor control panel with illuminated power switch and indicator lights; task lighting; and a magnifying lens.
EVIDENT is a web-based lab management system that offers billing and invoicing; comprehensive production management; fax, e-mail and texting; internal communications system; built-in marketing tools; credit...See more card processing and a web gateway for dentists. There are no servers or anything to install and backups and upgrades are automatic. Designed for any sized lab, Evident supports touch screens and bar code scanners; can be used with PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets; and helps with DAMAS/ISO, HIPAA, FDA and MDT compliance.
Inspired by Peter Pizzi, MDT, the Evolution Ceramic Palette features a new, sleek design and comes equipped with a slide-in, retractable, 18-well stain tray and an integrated utility sponge. From HARVEST...See more DENTAL, the ceramic powders stay in optimal working condition thanks to the powder-wetting technology, a combination of a polished glass slab and an absorbent material that pulls water from the reservoir underneath.
The Excel Formula Lab Putty is a high quality condensation lab putty from ST. GEORGE TECHNOLOGY and is ideal for matrices, block outs, repairs, relines and processing cold-cure partials. The two-part system...See more includes base putty with kneadable catalyst and offers high heat resistance, a shore hardness of 85 and a set time of six to eight minutes.
The MYERSON FlexPress is capable of injecting a wide variety of thermoplastic appliances, including flexible partial dentures, clasps, unilaterals and temporaries. Use the pre-programmed settings to process...See more Myerson DuraFlex flexible partial dentures, Myerson VisiClear clear clasps and Myerson DurAcetal durable cosmetic appliances. You can also save your own settings for any other thermoplastic material. The integrated heating unit and injector ensure uniform flow of thermoplastic materials.
GPS Abutments from IMPLANT DIRECT are available in both straight and angled (15° and 30°) options for many of the most popular implant systems. Compatible with Zest Anchors' LOCATOR® attachments,...See more they come with an internal cap attachment that maintains 100% retention at 10° rotation. All-in-one packaging includes abutment, transfer, metal housing with nylon liner, spacer, processing male and comfort cap.
Henry Schein DDX is a secure web-based application that brings together lab management systems, CAD/CAM systems and digital restoration technologies. You can manage case workflows online and also reduce...See more remakes by replacing time-consuming and error-prone paperwork with digital prescriptions. From HENRY SCHEIN, DDX increases lab profitability, enhances existing systems and prevents communication inefficiencies that slow production by automating case submission and scheduling and sharing digital case images.
HI-TECH WAX offers CAD/CAM milling discs composed of pure waxes that offer smooth milling and high accuracy. The discs are stable and strong, have smooth carvability, burn out very clean and can be used...See more with diamond or carbide burs. Offering precise margins and excellent fit, the discs allow you to repair defects with a digital spatula or Bunsen burner spatula just like conventional crown and bridge waxes.
hyperDENT CAM software develops machining instructions for various components including abutments and bars. From OPEN MIND TECHNOLOGIES USA, the system comes with wizard-based programming or a Template...See more Generator module where experts can create machining strategies and sequences. hyperDENT reads .stl files from any scanner and dental CAD software, and has direct interfaces for many popular design systems. A library of interface geometries compliant with popular systems is also available. Using advanced machining techniques based on industry-leading hyperMILL® CAM software, hyperDENT interfaces with systems such as Datron D5, DMG Sauer, Mikron, Roeders and imes-icore.
Seoul, Korea-based MEDIT spent three years working with Solutionix, its sister company that manufactures high-end industrial scanners, to develop this compact, open-architecture scanner that uses white-light...See more scanning and twin-camera technology to scan full-arch models, single/multi-units and impressions. Medit is looking for U.S. distributors with plans to open a U.S. office this year.
ILLINOIS DENTAL LABORATORY ASSOCIATION membership benefits include information about the issues and policies affecting the industry; a quarterly newsletter, In Touch With the IDLA; annual member directory;...See more educational seminars; opportunities for members to share ideas and network with colleagues as well as membership in the Illinois State Dental Society. The IDLA also hosts quarterly study club meetings, and contributes to the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped and the Illinois State Dental Society Foundation.
Effective in only three minutes, aldehyde-free CAVEX ImpreSafe is a non-toxic disinfectant for alginate, silicone and polyether impressions. Due to the extremely short contact time, the surface of the...See more impression remains 100% intact. Cavex ImpreSafe is a complete disinfectant system and comes with one liter of disinfectant concentrate (sufficient for 30 weeks with normal use), a disinfectant container, timer and protocol.
The CFS injection system is used to fabricate unbreakable, flexible partials that are esthetic and comfortable due to the quality materials. They eliminate the need for cast chrome clasps that break too...See more often and are also non-allergenic, lightweight and easy to adapt and polish.
ELOS MEDTECH has launched intraoral scan bodies for the 3Shape TRIOS scanner. They utilize the same design features as the Elos Accurate extra oral scan bodies: a one-piece design; the screw is retained...See more inside the scan body; a durable titanium color-coded interface; and a PEEK top for optimum performance. The products are CE marked and FDA registered. Restricted and open libraries are available for the most common implant systems.
LINCOLN DENTAL SUPPLY's Itsoclear allows you to produce and repair an esthetic clasp in less than four minutes. The material is non-abrasive and easily adjustable, won't lose clarity, and doesn't require...See more injection machines or hand-held injectors. Ideal for new partial dentures and repairing and replacing metal clasps, Itsoclear reduces bench time and increases profit margins.
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According to LMT's 2013 Dentist Survey, lab owners are sometimes hesitant to raise their fees, fearful of losing the account. Yet 53% of dentists surveyed feel it’s reasonable for a laboratory to increase prices once a year by an average of 3.3%. Twenty-nine percent think an increase—an average of 4.6—every two years is more acceptable.
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