Myself and 5 other techs from my lab have decided that this is the year... we're getting our CDTs! It's been nice having others to share resources and study tips. I'm sure there are others out there with the same goal who may not have the same support group that we have, which is why I started this CDT Study Club group. Anyone wishing to become a CDT or those of you who already are who would like to help us by sharing your own experiences, please join!
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Proud to announce that I've accepted a position as a CAD Designer at Summit Dental Lab in Waco, TX! I'll be starting the 21st of this month. Though I will miss my family here at Verch Dental, I am very excited about pursuing this new opportunity!
Here's another question for you... our full contour zirconia crowns have recently started looking less translucent than before and a little on the yellow side. We were debating the cause and have come up with two main ideas - either we're putting too many units in the sintering dish at night, or it's time to change the beads in the dish. What do you guys think? Throw out the beads or cut down the load, or something else we haven't thought? Thanks! — tagged Zirconia
Materials, materials, materials! There's my advice for the comprehensive test... KNOW YOUR MATERIALS! Also, the practice quizzes on the nadl.org site are helpful and good practice, but do not rely on them as your primary source for studying. The Air Force Manuals are essential!
We've ran thousands of full zirconia crowns through our in-house milling and sintering with very few failures... until recently. One of our main doctors has had 3 break in the last month, and we just heard from another doctor that 2 others just broke. Any thoughts? — tagged Zirconia
We're selling our MC XL! If anyone is interested please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are asking $32,000 for the milling unit... comes with additional water tank, still has 1 year left on warranty.
Also, selling our unlimited activation key/dongle for $23,000. Will sell together or separately. — tagged 4 productsDigital Fabrication
SIRONA's inLab MC XL mills zirconia, resin materials and glass ceramics in the same machine. It features a small footprint, high power and works with over 30 tested materials. Users can switch from grinding and milling in just a few simple steps, and it's economical due to the large milling volume and...
BEGO NAUTILUS CC PLUS Induction casting machine. Excellent condition, barely used. Includes Begoâs Eltropol, Nabertherm N7/H Burnout Oven, and over 40 other support items (crucibles, wax patterns, funnels, etc.)
$19,000 for everything.
Contact Chris at 636.227.0186 or email@example.com if interested. — tagged 5 members
I, personally, would love it. Logistically, it does kind of seem like a nightmare, though. I started out as a waxer, but after a few years in the industry I developed problems with my hands that was threatening to end my career in the field. I was very fortunate to be able to transition into CAD/CAM when I did. I had thought (briefly) about pursuing a CDT in C&B, but I also have metal allergies, which has kept me away from ever attempting to metal finish.
If a CAD/CAM CDT were an option, I guarantee you I'd be all over it. I have a few vendor-specific certifications, but I feel like I'll eventually...See more hit a ceiling. It would be nice to have something more universal to express my qualifications, that would be recognizable across the board.
Carla Miller posted to 3Shape Announces New Digital Interfaces With Sirona and Roland, Partnership With DynaflexJuly 26, 2011
We've been using the open interface to convert our 3Shape scans to ".3si" files so that we can design through inLab and mill with our MCXL. It's been working very well.
I'm interested in the new interface that would allow us to take our CEREC scans into the 3Shape Design software, so that we could potentially outsource the cases we aren't able to mill.
My question is about the dongle. Is it the same dongle used for creating ".3se" files as the one we've been using to get ".3si" files, or are they separate?