Nearly three quarters of respondents to LMT’s exclusive 2014 Wage Survey have taken cost-cutting measures related to personnel in the last two years, citing unpredictable workflows, pricing pressure from dentists and other low-cost labs, and an increase in business costs.

Our industry is in acquisition mode. This month, LMT offers an inside look at D&S Dental Laboratory’s purchase of 10-person Hootman Dental Laboratory.

Bart Hyde, Hyde Dental Prosthetics in Fallon, NV, took first place in the 2014 North American Art of Denture Competition. Hyde offers a step-by-step look at his winning entry and his creative thought process.

In order to provide patients with a good color match for their restorations, I’ve found I need to do more than work with traditional shade tabs and photos. Here is my step-by-step technique for a 60-year-old patient who needed endodontic treatment and crowns on #9 and #10.

LAB DAY Chicago (moving across the river to the Hyatt Regency Chicago!): Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28 


LAB DAY West: Education on Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2; Exhibits on Saturday, May 2 ONLY


LAB DAY East (moving to Atlantic City!): Saturday, September 19


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Metal free rising, outsourcing declining, satisfaction growing: the results of LMT’s exclusive 2014 Digital Technology esurvey of full service and C&B laboratories are in!

Welcome to THE BRIDGE, LMT's online community network for the Dental Laboratory industry, a virtual LAB DAY environment 24/7. Connectivity — the buzz word of this new Century — has LMT's full attention and has been the driver of our brand from Day One. "The BRIDGE" does what a printed piece cannot do: create immediate, interactive experiences! Learn More →

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