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After years of speculation, CAD/CAM came to fruition in the dental laboratory in 1998 with the official U.S. launch of the Procera® AllCeram Crown, featuring an aluminum oxide coping milled at Nobel Biocare’s production facility in Sweden. The success of Procera—and the introduction of a dozen new in-lab milling systems in the early 2000s—fueled intense interest among laboratory owners and made CAD/CAM the hot topic for the unforeseeable future.
The automated manufacturing process afforded an efficient, consistent method of production and also opened the door to using zirconia,...
- December 2013
LMT attends the DLOAC CAD/CAM Expo and Symposium to bring you
the latest developments in digital dentistry. The theme? Automation continues to streamline, simplify and improve...
- November 2013
I've been traveling around the country this season and have visited a number of laboratories, manufacturers and educational institutions. As I was passing through Pennsylvania, I stopped to visit Strategy Milling. ~Judy Fishman, Publisher, LMT
- April 2013
All-ceramics, implants, profit erosion and other hot topics inspired dialogue during the biggest weekend of the year.
To meet the needs of the changing landscape of the dental laboratory industry, Argen has heavily invested in future technologies and expanded its product line to include digital solutions. "Our vision is to supply laboratories with products that can expand their product offerings. We feel that the more product options a laboratory can offer its clients, the better the chance of growing its business," explained Anton Woolf, CEO of the Argen Corp.
Argen introduced a suite of new products and services at the show:
ArgenZ: ArgenZ zirconia discs are available in two compositions: ArgenZ Esthetic offers...
- March 2013
Six ways proactive laboratory owners are keeping their customer relationships strong and the cases flowing in.
- October 2012
The majority of respondents to LMT's 2012 Fee Survey are delaying fee increases in the face of price-cutting competition and declining caseloads.
- September 2012
By knowing your product and standardizing your techniques—and sticking to them—you can be successful in processing titanium restorations.
- May 2012
John Maguire of Maguire Refining looks at the factors behind the skyrocketing cost of gold and the four types of investors driving the demand.
Eleven years after purchasing Choate Ceramic Laboratory, Co-Owners Jimmy Durham, David Fitch, CDT, and Alton Trotter, CDT, moved out of their ceramic comfort zone and into the realm of removables.
- April 2012
Noritake Dental Supply Co., Limited has integrated with Kuraray Medical Inc. The two companies will become Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc. and the U.S. representative of Noritake products will be Kuraray America, Inc.
- December 2011
Vident to Back Its Material Quality and Content with IdentAlloy and IdentCeram Certificates
- November 2011
In September, prompted by an invitation from ProLab Solutions, LMT's Judy Fishman, along with industry peers, visited two Chinese dental laboratories
- October 2011
Now more than ever, laboratory owners are stepping into the role of educator to their clients.
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- April 2011
LMT talks with Hans Geiselhoringer, global head of Procera at Nobel Biocare, about the acquisition of BioCad Medical Inc. and the NobelProcera's new capabilities.
Three of the largest laboratories in the country share their experiences developing alloys and techniques with The Argen Corporation.
Confronted with daily reports of a declining economy and mired in the unpredictability of what it means for their businesses, itâs not surprising that some laboratory owners are postponing plans
Luke Kahng, CDT, shares step-by-step instructions on how to use the one-color porcelain build-up system.
By trademarking their products, laboratory marketers are creating a demand for a product only they can deliver. LMT offers tips for developing a brand name and maximizing its effectiveness.
The Argen Corp., the largest dental gold producer in the world, has acquired the worldwide exclusive manufacturing and distribution rights for all Captek products and technologies.
LMT attends the 2009 IDS in Cologne, Germany, to find the latest innovations in dental technology that are digitizing and streamlining laboratory workflow and processes.
What recession? The crowds at this year's International Dental Show (IDS) made it easy to forget the turbulent global economy outside the exhibit hall walls. Over 100,000 attendees came to see more than 1,100 new products from over 1,800 exhibitors during the five-day event, held in March in Cologne, Germany.
U.S. attendees and manufacturers alike were dazzled by the sheer number of CAD/CAM companies at the show—a reported...
Financial Strategies: Research and Experimentation Tax Credit Program Extended, Applicable to More Laboratories
Laboratories that meet the requirements for the R&E Tax Credit can receive up to 20% of the cost of their research and experimentation activitiesâincluding the cost of laborâover a calculated base amo