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Dana Glina · Education Coordinator
Our first course in 2013 will be the Introduction to Complete Dentures A-Z on January 23-25, 2013 in...(more)Jan
A three day course designed to instruct basic complete denture prosthetic principles for the dental professional that will increase personal knowledge, proficiency and productivity. This course emphasizes...
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>Since launching AvaDent Digital Dentures last fall, Global Dental Science has milled close to 2,000 arches. The dentures are currently being marketed directly to dentists; a laboratory partnership model...
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Forty-five percent of respondents to LMT's exclusive 2012 Removable Survey rate the market as good and 35% classify it as fair. The majority say their removable business in the first half of 2012 is level...
Dana Glina · Education Coordinator
Introduction to Complete Dentures A-Z this week at the Implant Esthetics Center of Excellence!!Aug
Introduction to Complete Dentures A-Z covers principles that increase personal knowledge, proficiency and productivity. Topics include communication, setup techniques, occlusion schemes and the Ivocap...
To meet the needs of implant, geriatric and TMJ patients, Heraeus Kulzer launched its Mondial 8i-5° posterior tooth line. "New indication areas such as implant prosthetics are placing increased demands...See more on the stability, function and esthetics of denture teeth," said Lesley Melvin, Heraeus Laboratory Product Manager. "That's why we've worked so closely with leading technicians to ensure that our Mondial 8i-5° posterior teeth complement our existing Mondial and Mondial i teeth to give dental practices and laboratories a comprehensive denture teeth line that is unsurpassed for its natural appearance, comfort and reliability." Like Mondial and Mondial i teeth, Mondial 8i-5° posteriors feature Heraeus' NanoPearls® filler material that offers color stability and resistance to fracture, abrasion and plaque. Since the manufacturing process is identical, all three lines can be used in combination. The key features of the new tooth line are: •The flat occlusal morphology of the teeth ensure precise centrics and freedom in the paths of movement. The naturally reduced cusp angle minimizes shear forces and offers chewing efficiency with comfortable, interference-free, accurate function. The flattened multipoint contact area of the teeth minimizes the initial abrasion on implant cases. They offer a smooth, functional and easily cleaned morphology for geriatric patients and are ideal for TMJ therapy because of their exact centric keying and wide range of motion. •The wider tooth base offers esthetics in both implant and combination work and allows shaping of the gums so the patient can easily clean his prosthesis. The greater basal width and tooth length conceal the tertiary and implant structures. •Because of the unique centrics, technicians can set up the Mondial 8i-5° posteriors easily and securely. For more information, call 800-431-1785 or visit www.heraeusdentalusa.com.
Calling it the "Oscars for denture technicians," Candulor announced the winners of its first-ever North American Kunstzahnwerk (Art of Denture) Competition at LAB DAY. The technician-participants displayed...See more their proficiency in removables by fabricating a fully removable upper and lower bar-retained overdenture. Taking first prize and winning $1,000 is Arian Deutsch, Deutsch Dental Arts, Surprise, AZ; second place and $750 went to Jonathan Trotter, Choate Ceramic Lab, Conroe, TX; and in third place is Andrea Hegedus, Great Lakes Smile Design Studio, Muskegon, MI, who wins $500. All three cases are now entered into Candulor's International KunstZahnWerk competition, which it has held since 2001, with winners announced at the 2013 IDS in Cologne, Germany. Winners in other categories are: - Jack Edwards, Jack Edwards Dental Studio, Fullerton, CA; Andrea Hegedus; and Choate Ceramic Lab for Best Digital Documentation. - Joe Minuk, Minuk Denture Clinic and Dental Implant Centre, Manitoba, Canada for Top Canadian Case. - Gary Reininga, H & R Dental, Stephenville, TX for Creative Implant Solution. - Rochdi Baladi, Ryan Wrobel and Al Faschingbauer, Valley Dental Arts, Stillwater, MN for Team Collaboration. "The purpose of the competition is to challenge and inspire participants to create and execute the highest level of quality work in their field and this year's cases were no exception," said Ted Smudde, Managing Director of Candulor U.S. The contestants were required to set up the cases in lingualized occlusion using the Gerber technique and submit them on the Candulor Articulator. They received all materials free of charge, including plaster models and Candulor Composite NFC denture teeth from Candulor and implant components from Camlog. The cases were reviewed by a panel of five judges--including a university professor, dentist, two master dental technicians and a Candulor specialist--and all entries were displayed in the Candulor gallery in the Sheraton Hotel during LAB DAY. To see photos from the competition or details of the 2013 International KunstZahnWerk competition, visit www.kunstzahnwerk.com.
"For the next 20 years, 10,000 people will reach the age of 65 on a daily basis," said Max Sturm, President of Candulor, during a press conference at LAB DAY. "In addition, 12% of all dentures are now...See more implant supported and we expect to see 6.5% growth in this area next year." To meet this increasing demand and help laboratories fabricate esthetic and functional dentures, the company announced several new removable products, including: • Bite Fork--an instrument for checking the correct position of the occlusal plane--has been reworked and is now available in a set with four removable vertical pins. • Tooth Sieve is a time-saving aid for sorting, boiling out and cleaning single teeth. • Strong, elastic and transparent Silicone Mixing Bowls for acrylic feature a suction cup on the bottom to prevent sliding and come in three sizes. • New products for dentists, including the Clinical Instrument Set that helps dentists provide the laboratory with necessary denture measurements, and two new intraoral registration sets: the CRS Set 10 for full dentures and the CRS Set 15 for dentate, partially edentulous as well as fully edentulous jaws. For more information, call 323-254-1430, email email@example.com or visit www.candulor.us. To order products online, visit Candulor's eshop at www.candulor.de/catalogus/index.php.
Dental Laboratory Technician. Position available in Denture Department of established Dental Lab in North-Central Indiana. Position requires competence in all phases of denture fabrication. Definite opportunity for advancement.
Tom Zaleske shares tips and tricks for supported and fixed implant overdenture and hybrid case fabrication tips and tricks including design, tooth placement, soft tissue models and acrylic processing....See more He also discusses the use of vacuum-forming products to make gaskets, treatment provisionals, baseplate and trays and unconventional mouthguards; a microwave-curing technique for Diamond D denture acrylic that saves time without sacrificing impact and flexural strength; applications and techniques using Versacryl; and additional tips for custom templates, model mounting, tooth arrangement and more.