Another submission to our thankful campaign is from Jon Boyer, CDT, TE, Island Dental Lab LLC, Beaufort, SC. We love seeing all the gratitude in the community!
"I'm thankful for the opportunity to establish...See more my laboratory within Dr. Ed Wise's office (Marshlands Family Dentistry), and to work directly with him and his patients for the past eleven years."
The University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine is creating the Center for Prosthodontic Technology Integration (CpTi) to provide cutting-edge education
Uhler Dental Supply showcased its new UDS Pour Acrylic, a dimensionally stable auto-polymer used to make full or partial dentures in alginate (Max Print) or hydrocolloid (New Flex) investment material. LAB DAY attendees were given samples to take home and evaluate the new shades. For more information, call 800-937-3753.
The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.
Mark Twain's words—repeated by Dentsply's Chris Clark—appropriately describe the gist of the Cal-Lab Group's 86th annual meeting in Chicago. Or, to use Clark's own words, "The lab market is here to stay.
"There's been a lot of gloom and doom of late, with some saying laboratories are headed for extinction. But this market is viable and strategic, and you provide the dentist with services, partnership, education, technical expertise and a knowledge base that can't be duplicated," said Clark, President and COO of Dentsply, to more than 800 attendees.
Adding to the positive outlook, Clark cited several factors driving growth, including an aging population, new technology, the recognized link between dental health and systemic health, and the ever-growing cosmetic demand. "All-ceramics are growing faster than PFMs, removable partials faster than full dentures, metal-free partials faster than cast frameworks, clear aligners...
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Since 2001, Candulor has been celebrating the work of highly skilled denture technicians through its "Art of Denture" (KunstZahnWerk®) competition at the IDS in Cologne, Germany. This year's competition invited technicians all over the world to engineer and fabricate an upper denture and an opposing lower denture supported with four implants. The final cases were then judged by a panel of denture experts.
Below, Jack Edwards, BA, CDT, MDT, TF, Owner of Jack Edwards Dental Studio in Anaheim, CA, shares the case he fabricated for the 2013 competition, which won third place for Best Digital Documentation. (To watch the digital documentation video, click here:
Note: The video is a large mp4 file and may take several moments to download.
For information or to register for Candulor's 2014 North American "Art of Denture" Competition, click here: http://bit.ly/1ev6Jq5
Ryan Gottlieb, Owner, Gottlieb Dental Laboratory, Columbia, SC, takes first place in Sagemax’s NexxZr Plus Zirconia Competition, earning him not only bragging rights but a $10,000 prize.
The discovery in 2000 of stem cells in tooth pulp opened many doors for researchers, in part because teeth are a morally non-controversial source of the cells.
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