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The open architecture 3Shape Dental System provides powerful 3D scanning, CAD modeling, and order management. 3Shape's user-acclaimed Dental System is designed to support familiar workflows, helping dental...See more labs maintain their professional edge over competitors through complete automation of traditionally manual tasks. 3Shape's scan and design processes are the fastest in the market and provide an initial computer-proposed design of unique quality. The 3Shape scanner is available in three series: D500, D700 and D800 series. DENTSPLY Prosthetics is an Authorized Reseller of 3Shape Dental Systems *3Shape Dental System™ is not a trademark of DENTSPLY International, Inc.
ACCURATE METALS & REFINING offers precious metal refining as well as bullion sales. From receipt at the company's secure facility to flexible payment options, your refining transaction is uncomplicated,...See more hassle free and accurate. Complete disclosure of weights, percentages, market values and fees is provided upon settlement.
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.
Ninety percent of Afghans have no access to dental care, often dying from preventable dental problems. In an effort to provide much needed dental care to Afghan citizens, THE AFGHANISTAN DENTAL RELIEF...See more PROJECT (ADRP) was founded in 2003. It's looking for volunteers to provide dental training to Afghan citizens (volunteers are responsible for their own travel expenses) and donations of equipment and supplies. Please send donations to: ADRP, 31 East Canon, Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
ALMANON REFINING specializes in gold, silver, platinum and palladium refining. All processes are performed in its southern California facility, which is EPA- and AQMD-regulated. The company provides accurate...See more assay by using a number of classic methods; customer satisfaction is always a priority. A complete breakdown of metals recovered, assay percentages, market values and fees is provided upon settlement and customer returns can be made in cash, check or coin. Almanon offers free pick-up and delivery.
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.
For over 25 years, AMERICAN RECOVERY has provided excellent service and earned client trust. Customers receive a complete, easy-to-understand, itemized assay report explaining how the return is calculated....See more Larger lots are separated into sub lots, different color solids and grindings are assayed separately, and high-grade and metallic grinds are separated from lighter-colored dust. Scrap lots are settled on the average London PM fix within 10 working days of receipt. All forms of scrap are accepted, including aluminum oxide and carpets. Free UPS pick up service is provided, and methods of payment remain personal and confidential. Take a virtual tour of the assaying process on the company's website.
ARGEN CORP. has been serving the dental industry for over 50 years. With this extensive experience, it has developed a sophisticated, analytical refining center that uses unique procedures and additional...See more scientific steps. Each refine is supported by the Argen Guarantee: if you're not 100% satisfied with the results of your assay, Argen will return all materials to you at no cost. Visit www.argenrefining.com to watch a video of the company's unique refining process and to request your free refining kit.
Founded 25 years ago, ATLANTIC PRECIOUS METAL REFINING is a state-of-the-art precious metal refinery specializing in refining precious scrap from the dental industry, and the staff has more than 150 combined...See more years of experience. The company refines precious alloy back to 99.5% pure elements with multiple verification processes and a complete battery of scientific testing for every lot.
AURIDENT offers the opportunity to turn dental scrap into cold hard cash! For 39 years, the company has provided accurate refining services yielding a high rate of return for gold, platinum, palladium...See more and silver at competitive processing costs. State-of-the-art analytical equipment--including inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy and X-ray fluorescence--is used to ensure the highest return possible. Aurident provides free scrap containers and free scrap pick-up service to both laboratories and dentists upon request. Now available: a $50-off coupon toward the refining lot charge on the company's website.
CAP FZ is milled from the most aesthetic full contour zirconia available. We mill your restoration and perform a multi-color shading process that dramatically enhances the aesthetics. We then sinter the...See more restoration and return it to you ready to stain and glaze. CAP FZ is indicated for full crowns and small bridges. We are now accepting digital files from 3Shape or Dental Wings, or we can produce CAP FZ from your models using our proprietary anatomic library.
Cercon® ht zirconia is the next generation of Cercon® technology brought to you by DENTSPLY Prosthetics. Developed from the clinically proven formula for Cercon base yttria-stabilized zirconia...See more material, Cercon ht provides outstanding strength and esthetics ideal for full contour restorations. The monolithic crowns and bridges milled with Cercon ht full contour zirconia are 26% more translucent than traditional zirconia material and require no porcelain build-up; simply stain, glaze and return to the customer. Due to the material's high strength, very thin crowns and bridges can be created which means that more of the patient's natural tooth can be preserved with less invasive preparations. Cercon ht is less abrasive to the antagonist as compared to PFM (porcelain-fused-to-metal) restorations and the leading lithium discilicate. With 10 years of clinical history and over 6 million dental units placed, Cercon zirconia provides confidence in material performance.
The NBC (National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology) now offers Certificates of Competency attained through a Modularization Program. The certificates are meant to recognize a relatively...See more narrow scope of specialized knowledge and are issued after the technician passes a written exam and provides a practical demonstration of those particular skills. Visit the NBC table to find out how you can take your career to the next level.
Compartis® NP, from DENTSPLY SmartSourcing™ Services, gives crown & bridge labs the ability to utilize their in-house, digital scanners to produce Cercon® art or open architecture .stl files,...See more that when outsourced, eliminate the labor-intensive part of the non-precious production process. Compartis NP, manufactured from biocompatible and corrosion-resistant Cobalt Chromium alloy, offers a full range of options for non-precious crown & bridge cases, from single-unit copings to bridges of up to 14-units. DENTSPLY has invested in state-of-the-art Selective Laser Melting (SLM) technology so labs can enjoy the services and benefits of enhanced product accuracy and consistent quality, without a major capital investment. DENTSPLY delivers confidence in case management with a 72-hour turnaround time. Compartis NP provides lab efficiencies, accuracies and peace-of-mind, now that's Lab Smarter®.
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.
CROWNMEN specializes in refining dental scrap that is comprised of noble metals (gold, sliver, palladium, etc.) and separating it from porcelain fused to metal, ceramic, cements, glues, bone, teeth and...See more other non-metallic materials. The company works with a proprietary technology that uses magnets, frequencies and high temperatures to ensure the maximum amount of precious metal is recovered. It offers a detailed report of the unmarked metals reclaimed during the refining process and the exact payout, free pickup and delivery and 72-hour turnaround time on payout. Payout percentages are 98% on spot price of gold, 90% on silver and 85% on palladium. CrownMen is giving away Apple Products--such as an iPod Shuffle, iPad or MacBook Air--for all first-time processing customers; the exact product d
RHEIN83 USA's custom fit design service is ideal for matching and reconstructing implant cases when there is little or no documentation identifying the existing implant fixture. This unique service enables...See more the laboratory or dentist to ship the model or any part of the "mystery" connection (for example, healing cap, etc.) to the Rhein83 facility in Italy. There, the parts are scanned and reproduced to any size diameter with cuff heights from 1 to 7mm using CAD/CAM technology. The implant attachment is milled, creating an ideal match between the new fabricated implant attachment and the original implant thread. Turnaround time is eight to 10 working days.
DentalCAD is EGSolutions complete dental solution targeted at the OEM market. Based on a proprietary, open and easily customizable technology, it ranks at the top of its class for functionality and reliability. Key...See more features of the software are: - Complete integration with Desktop and Intra-Oral scanner - Acquisition by existing models - Direct interface with milling machines or exporting - User friendly and modern interface - Modeling tools - Customization for OEM partners - Integration with any scanner manufacturer
DORADO DENTAL SUPPLY uses reliable techniques to give you the largest return possible and provides containers and free shipping. When your package is received, the contents are photographed and weighed...See more and you receive a settlement date prior to completion. The company uses a dual assay technique for precise sampling and a sophisticated ICP machine for 99.995% accuracy. A variety of payment options are available: gold or silver coins, check, credit to your account or new alloy.
EVIDENT dental lab management software is a web-based system that offers exception reporting; production management; integrated fax, e-mail and texting; an internal communications system; built-in marketing...See more tools; and a web gateway for dentists to view their lab work. Labs don't need expensive servers and there's nothing to install, as backups are automatic, redundant and offsite. Evident supports touch screens and can be used with PCs and Macs, including the iPad.
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.
Evolution from ATLANTA BASED SYSTEMS helps labs of all sizes proactively manage their businesses by adapting to their unique processes and changing needs. The software features state-of-the-art tools,...See more including prioritized case auto-scheduling, productivity and capacity management, real-time dashboards, graphs and reports, remake tracking, billing and accounting, CRM with CTI sales commission management, time clock, production pay, FDA lot tracking, UPS/FedEx integration, text/email notifications, image scanning, outsource and multi-location, touchscreen, barcoding and wireless capabilities. Call to learn more and schedule a demonstration.
IPS e.max has become a true leader in the dental market for all ceramic restorations. We are now offering IPS e.max Press lithium disilicate restorations. The innovative IPS e.max Press lithium disilicate...See more glass-ceramic (LS2) provides accuracy of fit, function and esthetics, while simultaneously featuring a strength of 400 MPa. Using an ultra-high-resolution wax printer, we can fabricate pressed e.max with excellent fit and remarkable detail.
The fastest, easiest way to get a beautiful, full contour wax pattern. We can be your digital wax department, producing high quality patterns with perfect fit, so you can spend your time doing the final...See more touches that your clients demand. CAP wax printings can be used in any lost wax process and can produce full contour wax patterns from an exclusive CAP anatomic library. CAP wax frameworks are perfect thickness every time. No more wasted gold.
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.
HERAEUS KULZER SCRAP REFINING has over 50 years' experience and provides accurate, efficient assays. It melts, heats, separates and then analyzes your precious metals in one location to give you the highest...See more return possible. There is no middleman, surprise fees or minimum lot charges. The company guarantees fair market value for your gold, platinum, palladium and silver. Visit HeraeusRefiningCalculator.com to find out how much more you can earn for your scrap.
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.
IVOCLAR VIVADENT refines grindings, bench sweeps, polishings and metal scraps. Upon receipt, the scrap is weighed by two people using calibrated scales accurate to .001 oz. The material items and weights...See more are checked against any information the customer provides; the customer is advised of any significant discrepancies. A customer receipt and process control forms are generated and, for traceability, a date and time stamp is applied on the receipt and a visual inspection is performed. Ivoclar uses the traditional fire assay and materials are burnt, milled, screened and blended, resulting in completely homogeneous samples for analysis. Oversize material after screening is melted and sampled.
Serving the dental industry for 100 years, JELENKO offers a sophisticated, analytical refining service that uses procedures and additional scientific steps for high returns on your scrap materials. Each...See more refine is supported by the Jelenko guarantee: If you're not 100% satisfied with the results of your assay, Jelenko will return all materials to you at no cost.
JENSEN DENTAL REFINING offers excellent communication and customer service and gets your approval prior to settlement. For security, the company makes a digital recording of receipt, inspection, storage...See more and processing of your scrap. It offers detailed settlement documentation so you can compare results over time and validate your scrap-to-alloy ratios and internal security measures. You can transform scrap into cash or use the money to purchase Jensen digital equipment and materials. Your satisfaction is guaranteed, or your material will be returned to you at no cost. To download a free copy of "Better Bottom Line with Jensen Dental Refining."
Lava DVS (Digital Veneering System) has been developed to reduce cost and labor. When designing Lava DVS we design a full contour restoration. Once complete, with a click of a button, we can extract two...See more files. One is an ideal coping design and the second is a full contour design that fits over the coping. The two files are milled.The coping is milled using Lava zircona and the top is milled form feldspathic porcelain. The lava coping is sintered, finished and then the two components are assembles and fired. Lava DVS provides a nearly completed Lava restoration saving 80% of the labor involved in the ceramic phase.
LMT Communications delivers the business strategies, information, dental laboratory news and education that dental laboratory decision-makers need to succeed. Through LMT Magazine, LMT works to advance...See more excellence in dental technology, enhance the products, services and communication of dental technicians, and give dental laboratory owners and managers the tools they need to flourish.