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David Lesh · Oct 11, 2012 · Oct 11, 2012 · 1 minute read
There's always a lot of great technical talk here, but I would love to participate in some conversation about the trends taking place in the industry and how they affect us. I started Dale Dental 12 years ago as a way for labs to get access to the restorations they needed to grow their business. To...
LMT Communications, Inc. · Aug 07, 2012 · Aug 07, 2012 · 1 minute read
In response to Claus Dampmann's letter, LaborâNot Material Costsâis Key Factor Driving Selling Price of Chinese Crowns, in your June/July issue, please allow me to point out some things he failed to mention. While it's true that ProLab Solutions, Inc.Â and many other offshore labs are...
Claus Dampmann · Jun 15, 2012 · Jun 15, 2012 · 2 minute read
A counter viewpoint to those who have concerns about the materials being used in China.
Larry Borman · Apr 17, 2012 · Apr 17, 2012 · 2 minute read
Dear LMT: A recent issue of Dentistry Today featured an article, "Dental Lab Registration: Dentists Leading the Way", written by attorney and NADL Chief Staff Executive Eric Thorn, who points out some interesting trends in states that are creating legislation or proposals requiring dental lab registration...
Terry Fohey, CDT · Apr 11, 2012 · Apr 11, 2012 · 4 minute read
Dear LMT: A number of months ago, I went to a Georgia Work Ready meeting in an attempt to be a good participant in my local government. Georgia Work Ready is a government-funded program that creates programs to improve job training and marketability of Georgia's workforce. I was shocked to see that...
Tim Tyndall, CDT · Feb 15, 2012 · Feb 15, 2012 · 2 minute read
For the last three years, I've been involved in titanium research and development with Precision Milling Center in West Valley City, UT, and read with interest Luke Kahng's recent article on titanium (How to Fabricate an Esthetic Porcelain to Titanium Restoration, LMT November/December 2011,
Which digital impression scans do you prefer working with? Are you referring you dentists to a certain company if they are interested in purchasing a scanner?
Let me know if you have 3 Shape, Dental Wings, ExoCad, etc. Which digital impressions you like working...
Ceramists and lab owners, we are using conventional 4' ballasts with daylight flourescents (3050 lumen...
Check out our new powder-free, scannable impressiong material FlexitimeÂ® Fast & Scan. This materials...See more allows dentists affordable access to modern CAD/CAM restorations without the need to change customary impression techniques or to invest in hardware and software. Direct scanning of impressions saves time, reduces inaccuracies and offers optimal workflow integration with the laboratory. For more information visit us at www.heraeus-kulzer-us.com and request a demo.
DENTSPLY Prosthetics will be at the American Dental Association Annual Meeting: October 31-November 2,...See more 2013 at the Ernest N Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.
See us at booth #2501/#2601 to see our new products such as:
Celtra, a new class of materials for high strength glass-ceramics.
Cercon ht, a clinically proven yttria-stabilized zirconia material, providing outstanding strength and esthetics, ideal for full contour posterior restorations.
Just participated in a digital forum at Whip Mix where Dr. Russell Giordano discussed the material science...See more and dynamics of Zirconia and Zirconia layering ceramics.... lots of "i's" and "t's" to dot and cross if you really want to ensure a scientifically sound interface between your Zr substrate and the Zr core... one thing he advocated in particular, and I know we have heard different variations on this from a variety of Zr and Zr layering mfg.s, but he stated quite emphatically, that anytime one introduces stress (grinding and/or finishing of Zr frames and full-contour Zr restorations) that a 'conditioning firing' is imperative! This conditioning firing consists of running the Zr frame up to 1000 C and holding it for a minimum of 15-20 mins., then a slow cool coming down- not 1-2 mins., but a REAL slow cool down to a min. temp of 600 C... then bench cool down to room temp. If one doesn't observe this conditioning cycle, the Zr will remain in a Monoclinic 'stressed' state and not return to a tetragonal/metastable state! That is to say, if a crack starts to propagate, it will not necessarily force the crack together, thus stopping it or encapsulating it. What this could spell for us is short-term, false-sensed "success..." OR LONGTERM Failure, depending upon one's mindset... Noritake & Vita were proponents of this necessary cycle long before others joined the band wagon... — tagged Whip Mix Corp.
Just in case you still are not sure how becoming TRIOS Ready will benefit your lab, here are a few pointers...See more that might help you make a decision:
1) Show your dentist customers that you are an innovative lab on the forefront of the development.
2)You will be able to easily and rapidly exchange orders, comments and 3D designs with the dental clinics
3)You will have the possibility to customize your order form and show which type of products and services you offer (e.g. type of restorations and materials)
4)When the necessary steps have been completed you will be certified as a TRIOS Ready Lab.
5)Your lab will be given the right to use the TRIOS Ready logo in your marketing material.
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According to LMT’s 2012 Fee Survey, laboratory owners are making adjustments to their fee structures to be more competitive. For example, 48% now offer volume discounts, up 18% in just four years.
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