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With Zirkonzahn's 5-Tec CAD/CAM system in the background, the company's Enrico Steger, MDT, talks one-on-one with an attendee. At a clinic earlier in the day, Steger shared his experience using zirconium silicate as an alternative to metal, tips for enhancing profitability and the latest zirconia studies. Zirkonzahn was one of over 40 companies at LAB DAY East with a focus on digital technology.
"I've been coming to shows like LAB DAY East since I was bornâ€”my father has been taking me since I was a little kid!" says Wallace Pede III (second from left), CAD/CAM Specialist, Technical Sales, at Image Milling in Reston, VA. He's pictured with colleagues Daniel Choi (far left), Engineer, and Cressy Lee (second from right), Operations Manager, as well as Susan Jung from Crystal Dental, Centerville, VA. Editor's Note: See a childhood photo of Pede in the lab—and share your own—in the "Lab Rats" section of The BRIDGE at http://www.LMTmag.com/forums/48250.
After Hurricane Sandy destroyed its company headquarters in Oceanside, NY, Valplast comes back strong with the launch of its new company look in bold blue. Here, the Valplast team—which has a new home in Westbury, NY—stands ready to answer attendees' questions about its Valplast flexible partials. From l. to r.: Shabab Rahman, Christopher Louis, Nabil Parkar and Carlos Polanco.
David Soto, Co-Owner of Accurate Dental, a full service lab in Middletown, NY, buys a new tcs Flexible Partial System from TCS's Allie Olvera (front) and Irina Negru. "Business has been getting better and we're busier so thatâ€™s why we're upgrading our equipment; we don't want to get left behind!" says Marisol Soto, David's wife and Co-Owner [not pictured]. Comprised of tcs® Unbreakable material and processing equipment, the system is used to fabricate removable partial dentures.
LMT's Judy Fishman draws the winning names in Aurident's giveaway of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2: Garnet Red Edition and a Silver Eagle Coin. The winner of the tablet was Yao Zhao, Technician, Young Dental Lab, Philadelphia, PA, and the winner of the coin was Jim Nagel, Owner, Foresight Dental Restorations, Fort Montgomery, NY. Pictured are (from l. to r.): Leonard Hoffman and Paul Lee.
Harvest Dental's table demonstrations have been a big draw at LAB DAY shows, and this year's LAB DAY East was no exception with attendees crowding around the area for a better look.
"LAB DAY East is a great environment to exchange information with my colleagues about the future of our industry. For example, we can ask each other, 'Have you tried that system yet? Did it work for you?' Some of the exciting things I've seen today are 3Shape's new color intraoral scanner, Primotechâ€™s new milling machine and GC's Initial™ Low Value Lustre Pastes." -Luke Kahng, CDT, LAB DAY East Educator and Owner of LSK121 Oral Prosthetics, Naperville, IL.