Second only to LAB DAY Chicago, LAB DAY West is the largest laboratory trade show on the west coast. Crowded with busy shoppers and buzzing with industry news and education, LAB DAY West embodies the good vibrations for which Southern California is famous.

Recognizing a strong need for networking and recognition among members of the community, LMT Founder Judy Fishman sought ways to bring technicians together for an exchange of information and ideas. At the same time, manufacturers, eager to offer programs targeted specifically for laboratories, were looking for opportunities to do so during the Chicago Mid-Winter meeting. Conditions were perfect for the creation of LMT's LAB DAY, which made its debut in February 1985.

What began with 31 exhibitors and about 400 attendees has grown to 200 exhibitors and over 3000 attendees. LAB DAY has become the industry's most comprehensive, most highly attended trade show in the history of North America drawing attendance from all over the world.

In 1991, LAB DAY WEST made its debut in Anaheim, California and has become the second largest dental laboratory trade show in the country with attendance of well over 1700 since 2008.

LAB DAY EAST made its debut in 2000 and continues to build its presence on the east coast with close to 1,000 attendees every spring, making it the third largest show in our community.

  • The Launch of an Industry Phenomenon: LAB DAY  ®

    Maribeth Marsico · 30 Memorable Moments · Industry News · Feb 2014

    If you’re a regular LAB DAY Chicago attendee it may be hard to believe that a show known to be the largest gathering of dental laboratory decision makers in North America began with just 30 exhibitors...See more

  • Whip Mix Corp.: Supporting Labs in Transition to Digital Realm

    Kelly Fessel Carr · Industry News · Sep 2013

    A year ago, Whip Mix Corp. promoted its Vice President of Manufacturing, Jim Myers, to President of the company, succeeding Allen Steinbock, the grandson of Whip Mix Founder Edmund Steinbock, Sr. This...See more

  • Support Staff

    Judy Fishman · The Way I See It · The Way I See It · June-July 2013

    This year, the hour hand of the clock seemed to move like the minute hand and suddenly we were at LAB DAY West. It’s the show that marks the end of show season and the show that used to be regional...See more

  • The Best in the West!

    LMT Communications, Inc. · LAB DAY · Jun 2013

    The California sun was shining bright, but more than 1,600 laboratory owners, managers and technicians came indoors to join LMT for our 23rd annual LAB DAY West on May 10-11 in Garden Grove, CA. The largest...See more

  • Among LAB DAY® Vendors, Competitive Fervor Intensifies

    Judy Fishman · The Way I See It · The Way I See It · Apr 2012

    For me, one of the greatest highs of our LAB DAY shows is returning home afterwards, brim-full of new ideas, juiced with the energy and creative strategies I pick up from you—our participants and...See more