Ragle Dental Laboratory Becomes the First Regional Production Center For Cadent

Kelly Fessel Carr · Labs & Profiles · Oct 2009

  • Kelly Fessel Carr

    Associate Publisher/Editor at LMT Communications, Inc.

    Looking toward the future, Ragle envisions scanning the edentulous arch and milling a denture; here he’s milled an acrylic base.

  • Kelly Fessel Carr

    Associate Publisher/Editor at LMT Communications, Inc.

    Conventional impressions can stay in a landfill for up to 50 years but Ragle is able to recycle the milled polyurethane waste and old models. He’s recycling 2,500 to 2,800 pounds of polyurethane per month using a local service.

  • Kelly Fessel Carr

    Associate Publisher/Editor at LMT Communications, Inc.

    Each milling machine weighs over 7,000 pounds and is almost 9’ tall by 10’ wide and 8’ deep once set up. The machines were delivered on a semi with a 10,000-lb. forklift that easily picked up one of the machines and drove right into the building.

  • Kelly Fessel Carr

    Associate Publisher/Editor at LMT Communications, Inc.

    Ragle’s milling center operates three eight-hour shifts, each with one staff person, and is producing approximately 120 models a day.

  • Kelly Fessel Carr

    Associate Publisher/Editor at LMT Communications, Inc.

    Jerry Ragle, owner of Ragle Dental Laboratory and the first U.S. regional production center for milling Cadent iTero models, stands in front of one of his four Haas milling machines modified to mill polyurethane dental models.

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