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  • January
  • TAUB Products Celebrates 65 Years in Business

    From the very beginning, in the 1950’s, TAUB Products has been developing benchmark products for dentists and laboratories. The company was formally known as George Taub Products and Fusion Company, Inc. and is now in its third generation of family management.  Led by Jordan Taub, Executive Vice President, and Ed Matthews, Vice President of Sales, TAUB products continues to provide the dental and dental laboratory markets with new and innovative products for esthetic dentistry.

    From indirect restorations to full mouth reconstruction, TAUB Products continually offers the best results.  A good example is Fusion-Zr Resin Cements. These esthetic cements provide ease of use, and fast cleanup, enabling dentists to practice with their best technique. "My patients expect my restorations to pop," says Ross Nash DDS of the Nash Institute in Charlotte North Carolina. "They can't just be good, they need to be the best. I get that with Fusion Zr. Resin Cements.”

    TAUB also offers...

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    Taub Products · Yesterday at 9:39 am

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  • 5 Awesome Social Media Content Ideas

    So you’re finally on board with social media and you’ve set up a Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for your laboratory. But now fear has set in as you wonder what to post.

    If this sounds like you, don’t fret; I’ve got five content examples that should get your creative juices flowing in no time:

    Share your kick-a$$ case photos: Grab that smartphone of yours and start snapping away! Instagram is the perfect social media network to showcase your case photos and this is a popular strategy among laboratory technicians; at the time of this post, there are over 46K photos tagged with the hashtag #dentaltechnician!

    Tout your testimonials: If a doctor sends an email saying how ecstatic he was with a restoration or you get a phone call from a client thanking you for rushing a case, don’t let these golden nuggets fall by the wayside. Ask your clients if you can use their testimonials and share them on social media. All you need to do is turn that quote into a graphic—click...

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    Sherrie Shover · January 9 at 10:59 am

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  • December 2016
  • Jerry Gaubert Celebrates 40 Years as CDT

    In 2016, Gerald (Jerry) Gaubert, Implant Specialist at AvaDent, celebrated his 40th year as a Certified Dental Technician. 

    Jerry, who is certified in both Complete Dentures and Partial Dentures, received his training as a Dental Laboratory Technologist while in the Air Force in Louisiana. Following his military career, Jerry worked for several years in an in-house Prosthodontic Lab as a well as large lab in Dallas where, representing the only Branemark-certified lab at the time, he conducted courses to train doctors on implants. 

    Jerry also authored a chapter in the book, “Complete Dentures.” In the mid-80’s, Jerry was recruited by the VA Hospital in Dallas to help start its implant work and eventually was transferred to the VA Central Lab where he worked with VA Hospitals on a national level. Retiring from the VA, Jerry worked with Clear Choice and a large lab in Dallas where he focused on conversions and treatment plans. 

    Jerry joined the AvaDent team...

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    Sherrie Shover · December 26 at 10:37 am

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  • Thayer Dental Laboratory 40th Anniversary

    Gregory M. Thayer, CDT, FICOI, established Thayer Dental Laboratory as a crown and bridge specialty laboratory in 1976. By 1983 the business was recognized by INC. Magazine as part of the INC. 500. In an effort to augment its organic growth, Thayer Dental Laboratory acquired a few smaller laboratories to acquire both skilled technicians and new customers. The laboratory has been Nationally Certified since 1985 with eight Certified Dental Technicians and one Master Dental Technician on staff.

    The laboratory’s current location in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is the result of a custom design and build project that resulted in a 12,000 square foot, full service laboratory. This state-of-the-art facility continues to serve the dental profession with leading-edge technologies including an array of digital scanning, CAD/CAM printing and milling systems.

    In the 40 years since Thayer Dental Laboratory began, everything has changed except Greg’s desire to service the hell out of the customers...

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  • Russellville Dental Lab Celebrates 60 Years

    "Russellville Dental Lab, LLC (RDL) is excited to be celebrating 60 years. We're a generational lab beginning with the Grandfather of Managing Partner Lee Coursey and Father of Partner Kevin Coursey (David and Danny Coursey). Our lab has grown from its roots as primarily a regional denture laboratory to include fixed restorations and then implant restorations as early as the 1980s. The last 10 years have seen phenomenal growth as our nationwide presence in the implant market has grown." RDL

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    Sherrie Shover · December 12 at 11:33 am

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  • Friendship Dental Laboratories Celebrates its 500,000 Case Since Implementing Labtrac

    Although Friendship Dental Laboratories, Inc.'s first case was fabricated in 1973, it wasn't until 2006 that it implemented the efficient, computerized tracking system by Labtrac. This October, it logged in its half-millionth case!

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    Sherrie Shover · December 5 at 11:30 am

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  • November 2016
  • Submission Form

    LMT wants to know if you or your laboratory just celebrated a big milestone. Tell us about your lab's 50th anniversary or how you just hit 30 years as a CDT... any big milestone, we want to hear about it!

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    Sherrie Shover · November 30 at 11:12 am

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  • 4 Ways to Increase Organic Reach on Facebook

    This summer, Facebook made changes to its news feed algorithm, giving priority to content from users’ friends and families over business pages. Companies in every industry have noticed a big decline in organic reach—or how many of your followers your content actually reaches—and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to get seen without paying to sponsor posts.

    The good news is there are things you can do to help increase your organic reach without shelling out any money. Speaking from experience, here are the four things I’ve noticed help get LMT’s posts seen by more people on Facebook:

    #1: Post native video

    Over the past few years, video has blown up on social media and has proven to generate lots of engagement. One of our most popular Facebook posts was a video, reaching over 14,000 people with 72 shares! Facebook’s algorithm favors native video—or videos uploaded on the Facebook platform—which is why I recommend doing this instead...

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    Sherrie Shover · November 8 at 1:11 pm

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  • October 2016
  • 3 Graphic Design Tools You Need to Start Using Now

    When creating the social media content here at LMT, I’m always looking for eye-catching graphics to accompany my posts. I’m far from a graphic designer, which is why I lean on a few online-based graphic design tools. These tools also take away the guesswork of figuring out what size to make your graphics since every social media network has image size guidelines you should follow so your image will look its best in the news feed, timeline or stream.

    Here are my three favorite design tools that are not only really easy to use, but also free!

    Canva

    Canva is my go-to website for most of my social media graphic needs. Whether I’m creating an infographic after one of our LAB DAY shows or posting about an article, it helps me make professional looking graphics in a snap!

    One thing I really like about Canva is that it uses a drag and drop interface, making it perfect for people who don’t have a ton of graphic design experience. It also offers hundreds of beautiful layouts...

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    Sherrie Shover · October 6 at 11:31 am

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