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A surge of digital technologies, the corporatization of dentistry and omnipresent insurance woes are just a few of the challenges impacting your dentist-clients. As part of our State of the Industry 2015 survey coverage, LMT polled 80 dentists from around the country to get their perspectives on these trends and more. Here’s what they had to say.

In our Ask SCORE column, George Obst, certified SCORE mentor and retired CEO and Founding Partner of Dental Services Group, addresses how to solve recurring problems.

It’s every lab owner’s worst nightmare: One of your best technicians gives his notice. In his latest installment of Barry D. The Lab Guy, Laboratory Owner Mike Hill shares how implementing policies and procedures at the hiring stage can give you some peace of mind.

It was LMT’s biggest LAB DAY yet. Just over 3,500 attendees came to the industry’s busiest, most exciting event of the year to learn at 367 educational courses, shop an energy-packed exhibit hall with 241 companies, and network and catch up with their peers.

Fifty-five percent of our State of the Industry 2015 survey respondents have recently changed their business model to increase profitability, gain new clients and be more competitive. Five of our respondents share their stories.

Although balancing esthetic outcomes and fulfilling the doctor’s desires for the most robust restorations has been a challenge, Chris Roman, CDT, has seamlessly integrated the new IPS e.max Multi from Ivoclar Vivadent into his daily workflow.

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