LMT LAB DAY West Shines in Southern California
Posted Jun 28, 2016 in LAB DAY
You’d think that after a quarter century, it couldn’t get any better. But LMT’s 26th annual LAB DAY West in Garden Grove, CA, hit all the marks: a high-energy exhibit hall with 146 exhibitors, a top-notch lineup of educators offering more than 100 hours of continuing education, and countless networking opportunities with 1,643 laboratory owners, managers, technicians and dentists from 28 states and 12 countries. All this in the laid-back environment true to sunny Southern California.
Attendees took advantage of two full days of clinics on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, and were eager to shop the exhibits on Saturday. In fact, exhibitors remarked that the crowd was steady and business was hopping. “This was probably our busiest LAB DAY West ever,” said Jim Ellison, CDT, Sterngold. “There was a lot of interest inside the exhibit hall and it was standing room only at our clinic.”
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The following are some highlights from the show, including a number of new product launches.
HASS BIO America Makes Splash with Amber® Lithium Disilicate
An exciting lineup of presenters and live demonstrations introduced HASS BIO America’s Amber Press and Amber LiSi-POZ lithium disilicate (FDA clearance pending) to LAB DAY West attendees.
With a flexural strength of 460MPa, Amber Press can be used for monolithic restorations or the cut-back technique and is compatible with a broad range of veneering materials, including including GC’s Initial LiSi and Initial Zr-FS and Jensen’s Creation ZI-F. It comes in three levels of translucency and 34 shades and is indicated for inlays, onlays, veneers, crowns and three-unit bridges up to the second premolar.
Amber LiSi-POZ lithium disilicate ingots can be pressed onto zirconia frameworks and have a translucency similar to natural enamel. The tensile bond strength between it and the zirconia framework is 45MPa; it has a flexural strength of 380MPa, three times stronger than other zirconia veneering materials; and the fatigue fracture strength of the final restorations is as high as a monolithic zirconia restoration, according to the company.
“We’re very proud of Amber,” said CEO Yongsu Kim at LAB DAY West. “The name HASS stands for Human Aid Systems Supplier and that reflects our desire to provide unique, advantageous products for technicians, dentists and patients.”
For more information on Amber, call 323-939-1668 or visit www.hassbio.com.
Sterngold Now Distributes Nobil-Metal’s Attachments LV Line
For the first time, Sterngold Dental was showing products from Nobil-Metal’s Attachments LV product line. The LV KON provides soft Telescopic Friction arch retention and can be applied to a 0°-2° inclined or milled surface of a crown, a bar or the prepared surface of teeth. The LV HOR is compatible with the Hader Bar, but offers a more rigid steel housing. THE LV OCAD bar attachment system provides indirect retention to prevent extended saddles from lifting off the mucosa, resulting in increased patient comfort. For more information on the attachments, call at 800-243-9942.
LabStar Adds Staff Time Clock and More to Software
Answering the requests of its laboratory manager-customers, LabStar unveiled its new built-in time clock feature at LAB DAY West. It allows technicians to log in from any page, enter their staff number and clock in or out. The feature also includes a time clock management page that provides managers with reports and includes tools like automatic overtime calculation, timesheet editing, alerts when employees forget to clock in or out, and a running log of all time clock activity. Other new features include customizable Dymo label printing for case pans, customizable work tickets, and production and technician scheduling. For more information, visit www.labstar.com.
Smile Line Launches FlexMount Tool Connector
“There are two great ways to use Smile Line USA’s new FlexMount, a flexible rubber connector,” explained Chris Bradley, General Manager/Owner. When you use it with your Smile Line zirconia spatula, it acts as a shock absorber and allows for maximum comfort while mixing porcelain or stains. When you use it with your porcelain buildup brushes, the connector allows you to apply a very gentle snap to the brush tip; the advantage of this gentle snap is twofold: it gives you the right amount of moisture for precise porcelain placement and returns the tip of the brush into a sharp point. FlexMount is compatible with any of the Smile Line instruments, including aluminum, exotic wood and new carbon fiber handles. For details, call 877-755-6868 or visit www.smilelineusa.com.
Snow Rock USA Releases QuickBase
At the Snow Rock USA exhibit, attendees got a look at the company’s new QuickBase heat cure acrylic denture base resin. The high-impact material cures in just 10 minutes and produces a highly accurate fit. For details, call 888-793-7477 or visit SnowRockUSA.com.
Uhler Now Distributing idodentine PMMA Discs
Uhler Dental Supply, Inc. is now a distributor for unidesa-odi’s idodentine PMMA discs. The material has excellent resistance to abrasion; is color stable after processing; is easy to mill, finish and polish; and comes in clear and three- and five-color layers. For use with any milling machine, all discs have a 98.5-mm diameter; clear discs are available in 16- or 20-mm thicknesses, three-layer discs are 16-mm thick, and five-layer discs are 20-mm thick. For more information, call 800-937-3753 or visit www.uhlerdental.com.
Pearson Introduces Stella Lights
Pearson Dental Supply has added Stella desktop and side-mount lights to its offerings. The energy-saving lights are available in black or white and can produce three spectrums of light: warm white (2,800K), Pure White (4,000K) and Cool White (5,500K). The LEDs never need to be changed and last over 50,000 hours before any noticeable dimming. Both models have flexible necks, allowing you to direct light where it’s needed, and the side-mount model comes with a longer neck and a wireless remote. For more information, call 800-336-8256.
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