Maribeth Marsico wrote an articleCc: 6 peopleNabil Elmasri, CDT
David Nunnally, CDT
Gregory Thayer, CDT
With many of their clients nearing retirement, lab owners target younger dentists to ensure steady workflow.
>Greg Thayer knows what it means to have loyal clients. Owner of Thayer Dental Laboratory, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, he still retains 20 of the original 24 customers he had when he opened his laboratory 30 years ago. But Thayer also knows the danger of relying on long-time customers for the bulk...
The Daily Bite
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 itís 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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