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Last month, Dental Arts Laboratories (DAL) launched DAL DT Technologies, a new division that is solely dedicated to the development and service of CAD/CAM technology and other subcontracting services to laboratories.
Datron has launched a new entry-level D5 dental mill that offers a manual puck change and costs about $50,000 less than their standard D5 model. “The unit is ideal for labs that mill mainly titanium products, but don’t require automatic puck changes,” said Robert Murphy, Vice President, noting that the entry-level D5 mill can be upgraded to include the automated puck changer if the lab’s needs change in the future.
The company also showcased its new 5-axis D5 LS milling machine that is equipped with Heindenhain linear scales for applications that demand the utmost accuracy,...
In 1999, Gary and Darlene Daymude opened Daymude Dental Studio in the garage of their home. They eventually outgrew the space and moved to a 4,000-sq.-ft. building, but the facility was far from perfect. "It was a 40-year-old building, with the departments divided up all over," says Daymude. "The only way we could have stayed there any longer would have been to completely gut it."
Instead, the couple opted to build a 5,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art facility in Peoria, Arizona to house its 10 employees. To accommodate future growth, they installed 20 two-person workstations so it could easily...
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Statistically, 18% of customers are considered âslowâ payers and 2% have no intention of ever paying. Chasing deadbeats can be time-consuming and even uncomfortable. However, by taking a proactive, preventive approach and staying on top of delinquent
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Though the number of accredited dental technology programs is dwindling, two programs on opposite coastsâLos Angeles City College and New York City College of Technologyâcontinue to be successful, thanks in part to the dedication of the program direc
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In Chicago, Delcam demonstrated its latest DentMILL software for milling implant restorations. Software enhancements include:
Improved integration with the DentCAD design software, including a new interface that features bolder and clearer icons and a reduced number of toolbars to allow maximum screen space.
Improved nesting allows more efficient use of materials. For instance, restorations are oriented in the optimum alignment so the most cost-effective part of the block can be used.
The milling templates have been extended to a wider range of materials, including titanium, cobalt-chrome and...
Delcam demonstrated its latest software release, DentMILL 2014, that offers enhanced milling precision, especially important for abutment interfaces. The software imports vector information that defines the alignment of the interfaces and overlays predefined milling templates for the interfaces which is more accurate than .stl geometry, according to the company.
Another improvement to the system is the intelligent stock-management system, which allows the user to select only the sizes of material block currently in stock and suitable for the specified milling machine and fixture. After milling,...
DENTAL TEAM: Ken Upright, Oxford Crown & Bridge, LLC and Dr. Shelley Olson, DDS, FICD, Granville Family Dentistry, both in Oxford, NC
RESTORATIVE PROBLEM: A female patient fractured the entire facial surface and buccal cusp of tooth #4, which had an old MOD amalgam restoration. Due to a 2mm diastema, the entire mesial aspect of the crown would be exposed in the patient's smile, so shade quality was a foremost concern.
TREATMENT PLAN: Because of her positive experiences with the material, Dr. Olson prescribed a Delta Zirconia full contour crown to restore tooth #4. High Translucent Delta Zirconia,...
In light of the dramatic rise in imports from overseas laboratories in the past several years, the FDA has become concerned that these low-cost offshore restorations might not contain FDA-approved materials that are legally required to ensure patient
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed into law a bill requiring labs to register and disclose material content and country of origin.
Since we last heard from Eric Nunnally in LMT’s February 2013 issue, he’s finished dental school, successfully passed his Boards and started practicing dentistry in Louisville.
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It wasn't the first time dentists registered at LAB DAY®. But it struck me—this time—that these guys know dental technology is the place to be. The way I expressed it when I addressed the Cal-Lab Meeting two days before our show is that "we're a cottage industry looking out our window to see that a highway has been paved right up against our front door!"
It's amazing, gratifying, in fact, to see how upbeat and eager attendees at this year's show were to learn, explore and absorb everything LAB DAY. Despite the storm that hit the northeast, stranding a group of European would-be...
To determine how well dentists and laboratory owners/managers understand each other, LMT surveyed both groups.
Dentsoll introduced Acry-Tone Pre-Made Clasps for conventional denture repairs and flippers. “Made of flexible acrylic, the clasps can shorten the denture repair process significantly, to less than 10 minutes,” said Esther Kim, Director, Sales and Marketing. The clasp can be molded with a heat gun and bonded with ISO Fast self-curing resin.
Also new: Snow Rock Denture Systems Repair Kit for quick repairs on all acrylic removable applications, re-gardless of color and make. The kit includes ISO Fast in color #7α Real Pink, a self-curing repair resin that sets in three minutes and...
Following an agreement between DENTSPLY Implants and Align Technology, laboratories offering ATLANTIS patient-specific abutments can order them based upon scans from the iTero intraoral scanner starting in the second half of 2014. “Moving forward in this expanding area of digital dentistry, dental scanning is a strategic business opportunity and, more importantly, we are creating added value for our customers and their patients,” said Mikael Sander, Group Vice President ATLANTIS Digital Implant Solutions, DENTSPLY Implants.
DENTSPLY Implants also presented the ASTRA TECH Implant System...
Following its August 2011 acquisition of Astra Tech AB, Dentsply International Inc. has united its Dentsply Friadent dental implant-related business with Astra Tech Dental to form Dentsply Implants.
Dentsply International recently donated over $450,000 to the New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) to promote research in implant dentistry.
Itâs predicted that the number of adults needing one or two complete dentures will continue to rise, increasing to 37.9 million adults in 2020, and demand is also growing.
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