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So many choices! For a newbie I thnik the level of support is really important. I'm sure you can negotiate a similar price with many vendors. Every scanner has its own virtues, I like white light best, but availabe and knowledgeable support should sway your decision. (also watch for costs that can be kind of hidden e.g. yearly fees, high costs for any extra modules etc) . Good luck its a big decision
I have been using Labnet for at least 15 years
i recommend it. But I would check out Majic Touch
let me know if you have questions
We are looking for a new system for FLEXIBLE DENTURES, we have been working with FRS and VALPLAST and we are interested in a system that allows to make repairs. any suggestions?
Using Ultraflex. Not as flexible as some but repairable
3 shape hands down. i have HAD both. i no longer have dental wings
exocad!! Medit scanners are great! Both the S.E. and the new Blue.
We have used and sold over Fifty units, and 100% happy techs!
Can make anything and has every single function of 3shape for 1/2 the cost over 5 year period.
Scott @804-285-0777 (Dominion Milling Center and Prime Dental Products)
Lowest price and best training. We run Seven Industrial mills and Foru rapid-prototype machines.
We offer on-site milling of Ti Abutments and Bars and training for all exocad module.
You will not find another...(more)
You would love the Identica Blue Scanner powered by exocad!
It's a completely open CAD system and doesn't have annual fees! It has a user friendly interface and is the easiest system to learn when just getting into CAD/CAM!
I've worked with many different CAD systems over the last 13 years while working in a high production milling facility and this is by far my favorite! I have also trained doctors and technicians on the software for the last 2 1/2 years and haven't found anyone yet who isn't...(more)
Hi there - we're a 6 person lab in Missouri - bought a 3shape last november. The best thing we ever did! We looked at alot of other systems, but kept coming back to 3shape. . We also had asked around and wanted to know who provided the best training (we bought ours through Dentsply). It has cut down on production time for us like crazy. We are doing alot of Bruxzirs with it. Love it!
The 3Shape is ideal for entry into the digital world. 3Shape does normally have an annual fee, but they do have a promo right now that waives that fee for 3 years. Let me know if you would like some additional information if you have't received it already.
Yes, I have been using it for 2 months and the results have been excellant. We have been printing our iTero, Trios, and now scanning some PVS impressions. Our print times are running around 3 hours and our quad upper/lower material costs around $5.
I highly recommend the Evident Lab Management Software.
Michelle, crazy problem- but a very simple solution. Remove the Ti-Base from the model, rotate it one notch, and re-assemble. It will line up perfectly. According to PTC, the software does this for milling purposes.
We have a left hander in my lab and was wondering if anyone might have info as to where I might find left handed burs?
We get left-handed burs from www.kometusa.com
Have you taken a look at our online Job Board? You can visit it here: www.lmtmag.com/jobs. There are several Ceramist positions there. Also, you could take a look at the digital version of our Classifieds section here: http://lmtmag.com/about/classifieds.
Hope this helps and best of luck!
Because I can fit 4-5 inlays into one pressing with a small ingot, then my ingot price is down to $4 or $5 per unit. Not rocket science, but because they have so much volume coming in it is much easier to maximize their ingot usage, along with all the other material costs associated with it.
Sounds to me like you need to sit down with her and work out a fee schedule for both her and the outside customers. Expectations need to be expressed on both sides and decisions need to be made as to whether it is worthwhile or not. She wants a discount but a discount from what price? Does she have an expectations for priority handling of cases over outside customers and will that interfere with your capacity to generate business? Do you have the capacity to make a good living from this business?...(more)
There is a danger and a benefit to this situation because its a friend whos offering this opportunity. The most common problem I have seen as a consultant is the Dr requiring more attention than you initially expect. I would make sure you have a contract - Ideally one where you define it as a lease of space and equipment (and maintence), No restrictions on outside clients as well. Also i would take your fee schedule and evaluate the savings on shipping, remakes and adjustments - Drs always love asking...(more)
I had a great experience as an independent lab leasing space from an account. If your going to be independent, set a price for leasing space, equipment, and utilities. You should buy your own materials, or you'll be giving the landlord a piece or you outside work also. Be conservative in your lease pricing. The major benefit for the home account comes with all the extras you'll bring to the practice. Shading, appointment adjustments, never putting in a crown or bridge that is not glazed after adjustment,...(more)
I would be leery of any business deal where you are not in control of your own expenses and revenue. Also, consider how this may be viewed from the IRS's standpoint as to whether you are am employee or an independent contractor. Especially with respect to the dentist owning all equipment and materials. This could get both of you in trouble tax wise if it is not set up properly...(more)
This is a great way to lose a friend and an account if you don't keep everything separate. What if you use supplies they purchased on another case, how much does a cup of plaster cost? Who controls your time? Plus, other doctors don't want another DDS looking at their work. Either be their employee or have your own business.
You can try Lab Manager Pro,very easy