Although Friendship Dental Laboratories, Inc.'s first case was fabricated in 1973, it wasn't until 2006 that it implemented the efficient, computerized tracking system by Labtrac. This October, it logged in its half-millionth case!
With LMT’s LAB DAY Chicago right around the corner—February 26 and 27—it’s time to finalize your plans to get the most out of our industry’s biggest, busiest show! Here’s a look at some of the special promotions, raffles and demonstrations available inside the LAB DAY Exhibit Hall.
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Over the last half century, Dickerman Dental Prosthetics has made many changes, but one thing has remained the same: at age 83, Founder Myron Dickerman still comes to the laboratory every day.
- June 2015
Since its debut 25 years ago, LMT’s LAB DAY West has grown from a regional show with 800 attendees to the largest dental laboratory trade show on the West Coast and a truly international event. This year’s show in Garden Grove, CA, drew 1,706 laboratory owners, managers and technicians, hailing from 27 states and 10 other countries.
- April 2015
Straumann Pro Arch is a comprehensive solution including implants, abutments, CAD/CAM frameworks and prosthetic components. “This is the most comprehensive solution we have produced to date and it provides clinicians and lab technicians with the flexibility, quality and reliability to exceed their patient’s expectations for a new smile and improved quality of life,” said Andy Molnar, Straumann’s Executive Vice President North America.
The solution includes:
The new Bone Level Tapered implant designed to provide excellent primary stability and flexibility in challenging clinical and anatomical situations.
Straumann’s SLActive® implant surface offers fast osseointegration and cuts healing time in half, down to three to four weeks. As a result, secondary stability is achieved faster and the patient’s overall treatment time is shorter (as compared to SLA surface).
Straumann’s Roxolid® TiZr alloy makes it possible to use narrower diameter...
- April 2014
To help serve a growing population of edentulous patients, Straumann introduced CARES Screw-Retained Bars & Bridges for the Straumann bone-level and mixed tissue-level implant platforms. Homogenous and milled from one block at a Straumann centralized milling facility, the bars and bridges feature a direct connection to the implant; no additional abutment is required. They are available in grade 4 titanium or coron® cobalt-chromium alloy.
The bars can be used for restorations from two to 10 implants and are available for several popular bar styles. The bridges can be used for restorations from two to 16 implants. Free-end pontics are available and restorations can be created with three posterior and four anterior pontics.
CARES Screw-Retained Bars and Bridges are available for Straumann CARES 8.5 users only. For additional information, please call 800-448-8168 or visit www.straumann.us/caresguide.
- November 2013
It's a perfect storm heading straight for your bottom line: the economic crisis, new technology, profit erosion, offshore competition and the changing demographics among your dentist-clients...
- April 2013
With an eye on increasing efficiency, Straumann launched the latest version of its CAD/CAM software, Straumann CARES Visual 8.0 during Lab Day Chicago. The enhanced software delivers optimized digital workflows, increased design flexibilities, improved ease of use, and an extended prosthetic product portfolio for implant- and tooth-borne restorations.
"The new software—which comes just 12 months after the release of version 7—along with the implementation of Straumann's new laboratory division last Spring, reaffirms Straumann's strong commitment to the laboratory industry. Despite recent concerns about the direction Straumann is taking in regards to digital workflows, I believe the investments in our new division and our increased stake in Dental Wings further confirms that commitment," said Steve Sheehan, Vice President, Lab Division, North America.
CARES 8.0 completes the integration of the CARES® Visual Software onto the Dental Wings Open Software platform and features...
At LAB DAY, Nobel Biocare presented its latest innovations in dental implant-based CAD/CAM solutions, including:
NobelProcera® Abutments, now available on Biomet 3i, Camlog and Zimmer implant platforms (in addition to Straumann, Astra Tech and Thommen).
NobelProcera users can expand their business with the new in-lab scanning of NobelProcera Implant Bar Overdenture for Straumann implant platforms. These bars have been tested with a new 3D fit assessment to verify the precision of fit, reduce mechanical complications and ensure longevity.
Available later this year, the new NobelProcera 2G Scanner has a similar look and feel to the original with new elements including advanced automation features designed to increase productivity. Existing users of the NobelProcera Scanner will be able to upgrade their current scanner to the new 2G version for a modest fee.
Also later this year, Nobel Biocare is forming a partnership with 3Shape that will enable 3Shape users to access NobelProcera Abutments...
- January 2013
From new ways to digitize workflows to product launches and enhanced equipment and software, the DLOACâs CAD/CAM Expo and Symposium was the place to be to learn about the latest in digital technology.
- November 2012
Both zirconia and metal lack fluorescent qualities, which we should attempt to re-create when restoring the oral cavity with fixed prosthetic restorations. When applying porcelain to a zirconia or metal coping or framework, it is helpful to use a porcelain material that has fluorescent properties to add vitality to the substrate.
In this article, we use several different shades of zirconia (zerion®) frameworks from Straumann with Creation® ZI Porcelain System* to demonstrate how to use a fluorescent
dentin material to match shades. Today, most dental porcelain companies provide materials
with fluorescent qualities and by using them you will create a restoration that is lifelike
which the dentist and patient demand.
*© Creation Willi Geller International AG
Peter Kouvaris is a world renowned master ceramist with over 30 years' experience as well as a member of the prestigious Oral Design International Foundation. In addition to being mentored by the revered Willi Geller,...
- August 2012
At its Capital Markets Day event in Amsterdam in May, Straumann shared its Vision 2020 project with investors and the media. Using existing data, new research and numerous interviews with experts in the field, Straumann's management team outlined key demographic, restorative and technological trends the dental profession will experience between now and 2020:
•As the cost of equipping and running dental practices increases, more practitioners will join group practices and chains; single-dentist practices will become less common. Consolidation will be even faster in the dental laboratory segment as new technologies and larger competitors impact smaller labs.
•The number of newly trained dental surgeons might be insufficient to cover growing demand.
•The face of dental care will be increasingly female as more women are training to become dentists than men. It's also expected that a growing proportion of female dentists will work part time for family reasons, which may accelerate...
- April 2012
LAB DAY 2012 could easily be labeled "The Reinvention Convention." Laboratory owners and managers are more engaged than ever in finding new ways to reinvigorate their businesses
LAB DAY Chicago was the official North American launch of Straumann CARES Visual 7.0. This is the first Straumann system built with Dental Wings Open Software (DWOS™) as the core software, the result of a partnership between the two companies formed last year.
"This partnership improves the customer experience and means labs can now invest in a CAD/CAM system without the fear of being locked in to a single manufacturer. This is a completely open system that offers users the flexibility to fabricate CAD/CAM restorations through Straumann's validated workflow or through an external workflow," explains Dr. Sandro Matter, Executive Vice President of Straumann's Prosthetics Business Unit.
For both workflow options, the user scans and designs with the Straumann CARES Scan CS2 scanner and Straumann CARES Visual software. It features a wide range of editing tools, simultaneous design of lower and upper jaw, virtual articulator, mirroring function and automatic proposal and covers indications...
- January 2012
- April 2011
Straumannâthe exclusive distributor of the Cadent iTero Digital Impression System in Europeânow has non-exclusive distribution rights to market the system in North America.
Prefabricated implant abutments donât require CAD/CAM or other special equipment and the components are readily available, allowing practitioners to buy and send them to the laboratory with the case.