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LMT Publisher Judy Fishman (left) selects the winners of Aurident's drawing for a Sony Bloggie Touch™ HD camera and a silver eagle coin. The winners are: Belal Saleh, EZ Dental Lab, North Bergen, NJ (camera) and Bob Urbanski, Suburban Dental Lab, Cinnaminson, NJ (coin). The Aurident team includes (from l. to r.): Leonard Hoffman, Carrie Corr and Sungsoo Choi.
Father and son Roosevelt Castano (left) and Ricardo Castano discuss Ceramco iC with Dentsplyâ€™s Kathy Catanzarro. The system allows you to create all-ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal and press-to-metal restorations from one veneering porcelain, one pressing ingot, one stain and glaze system, and one paste opaque.
Joe Tambasco (left), Rhein83 USA, and Mulchand Momaya, Calvet Crown & Bridge, New Hyde Park, NY, discuss design and treatment plan options utilizing the OT Equator 4 in 1 system for implants, castable or milled bar connections, and passive bar conversions using the â€œSeegerâ€ system. OT Equator implant abutments are compatible with any implant brand and manufactured with cuff heights from 1 to 7mm.
Kemal Mamedov, CDT, MDT, (center) and Seyful Ziladze (right), North Jersey Dental Lab, Ringwood, NJ, learn about the Eden 260V 3D printer from Objetâ€™s Avi Cohen. The system is based on the companyâ€™s patented PolyJet Technology that prints ultra-thin, 16-micron layers.
Monotrac Articulationâ€™s Craig Boyer (left) answers questions from David Zimmerman, Porcelain Arts, New York, NY, about the Monotrac V2 Supermodel Pinless Model and Die System which features a disposable articulator and a cast-in-place design.
From l. to. r.: Michael Christiana, Steve Canter and Adam Canter, all of Suburban Dental Lab, Bloomfield, CT, learn about RedBerry Polishing Disks from Brian Powell, Wagner Precision Rotary Instruments. For use on zirconia and lithium disilicate, the disks contour and shape aggressively while leaving a smooth finish.
From l. to r.: Ben Mahram, East Hills Dental, East Hills, NJ; Boban Milentivic, DentAlign Studio, Glendale, NY; and Demetrios Parianos, DP Dental Lab, Bayside, NY, all graduated from New York City College of Technology in 2011 and reunited at LAB DAY East.
GCâ€™s Mike Angert, (left), takes an order for GC Initial IQ Lustre Paste from Tom Mormino, Owner, Benchmark Dental Laboratory, Staten Island, NY
New industry player, Elos Medtech Pinol A/S, came from Denmark to exhibit at the show. Here, Elosâ€™ Brian Jensen (left), tells Donald Smith (center) and Arnold Trace, TruCrown, Saegertown, PA, about the companyâ€™s scanning abutments for customized bridges.