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Kelly Fessel Carr wrote an article
The subcontracting market is strong, thanks to the ever-growing demand for digitally fabricated restorations...(more)
Almost 50% of respondents to LMT's Subcontracting Services Survey say there's been an increase in the amount of work they've been sending out to be fabricated by other laboratories and/or manufacturers in the past five years. Much of this increase is the result of the growing demand for digitally fabricated...
Maribeth Marsico wrote an article
The majority of respondents to LMT's 2012 Fee Survey are delaying fee increases in the face of price-cutting...(more)
>The majority of respondents to LMT's 2012 Fee Survey are delaying fee increases in the face of price-cutting competition and declining caseloads. With the country in the midst of what analysts are calling the slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression, laboratory owners say they are...
Kelly Fessel Carr wrote an article
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...
Kim Molinaro wrote an article
Uncertainty prevails among the respondents to LMT's 2012 Wage Survey and they're being cautious about...(more)
>Uncertainty prevails among the respondents to LMT's 2012 Wage Survey and they're being cautious about rehiring or raising wages. On a positive note, more than half saw an uptick in business in the first part of 2012. Although more than half of respondents to LMT's 2012 Wage Survey saw an uptick in...
Three-quarters of respondents to LMT's Implant Trends survey say the economy has not affected their implant business; in fact, 68% report it has been "good" or even "booming" over the last two years
LMT's latest survey data shows that digital technology continues to revolutionize the way laboratories work: more laboratories than ever—55%—now have digital fabrication equipment in house....See more And of those who have invested in the technology, a whopping 94% say they're either "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with the equipment they've purchased.
The majority of respondents to LMT's Small Lab Survey are enthusiastic about the outlook for their own businesses, calling their future "good" or "great." However, their prediction for the market segment...See more as a whole isn't quite so rosy.
Uncertainty prevails among the respondents to LMT's 2012 Wage Survey and they're being cautious about rehiring or raising wages. On a positive note, more than half saw an uptick in
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...See more or just slightly up or down compared to all of 2011. At one end of the spectrum is the 9% of survey participants who say the market is booming and that business is markedly up. "All areas of our removable department are up. We had a record May and July was not far behind. As far as fixed, we are down double digits," says Gary Iocco, Owner, Dimension Dental Design, Hastings, MN. At the opposite end of the scale is the 11% who say the market is poor. "We're down 30 to 40%. Not much new work is coming in; mostly repairs, temporaries and nightguards," says the President of a New Jersey lab. About one third of our respondents are seeing an uptick in the number of complete dentures being prescribed by their GP clients. Restorations for which they've seen the greatest increase in demand include dentures with more esthetic characterization, implant-retained overdentures, economy dentures and hybrid dentures. ###Flexible Partials on the Rise More than 90% of our survey participants also offer partial dentures; on average, 80% of their workload is cast partials and 20% is flexible. However, demand for flexible partials is on the rise, with about half of our respondents selling more flexible partials than they did five years ago. And among those who are fabricating partials as a service to other labs, 21% note an increase in the demand for flexible partials. Partial denture outsourcing is also on the rise; about 20% say they are outsourcing more flexible and cast partials than they did in 2007. Sixty percent of our respondents outsource their cast partials and about a third outsource their flexible partials. On the following pages are LMT's Product Focus on denture-base materials, teeth and partial denture systems and Technology to Watch: AvaDent's Digital Denture, which features a digitally designed and milled denture base into which conventional denture teeth are set. ###In the Past Five Years The restorations for which demand has increased the most significantly are: Complete dentures with whiter, brighter teeth Flexible RPDs Implant-retained overdentures Economy dentures Hybrid dentures The most significant advances in removables, according to respondents are: Bleach denture tooth shades More natural-looking denture teeth Advances in thermoplastics Improvements in acrylic teeth Colored clasps Survey Demographics: LMT received 206 Removable Surveys via email and snail mail. The respondents represent an accurate regional cross-section of our industry and the breakdown by lab type is: 10% complete denture; 4% partial denture; 66% complete and partial denture; and 20% full service. More than three-quarters of the respondents are one- to five-person labs.