• Jim Erb, CDT · Lab & Marketing Consultant at ProLab Solutions, Inc.

    Hello all you Bridgers!
    We are only 9 days away from a very exciting 1 and 1/2 days of education, new...See more

  • Jim Erb, CDT · Lab & Marketing Consultant at ProLab Solutions, Inc.

    Happy Holidays!
    Just two months until Lab Day Chicago 2014. Check out the Nov/Dec issue of LMT to see...See more

  • We had Sirona in lab rap in our lab lest Wednesday. We loved what we heard but not sure if we would make...See more

  • Jim Erb, CDT · Lab & Marketing Consultant at ProLab Solutions, Inc.

    Hello everyone. Just a short note to let you know I will be presenting a 1-hour scientific CDT credit...See more

  • I understand you taking exception with the over simplification of the outsource issue but to say that...See more

  • Florentino Barron, CDT · Owner/President at Barron's Dental Laboratory, Inc.

    Does anyone know of a facility that is processing partial frames using a scanner and outsourcing the...See more

    The ROI Factor
    Bob Cohen, CDT · Jun 06, 2012

    Hi, Being a reseller of CAD CAM equipment we have found it to be very interesting that many decision makers in dental labs want help figuring out if it's the right time to buy. From a business perspective it's all about return on...

  • Jeff Walker · Owner at London Bridge Dental Lab

    Hi guys. I am tired of shipping out my models to milling centers and waiting for them to return, only...See more

  • Robert C. Loehr · Owner at Allure Dental Lab

    I do not do any Outsourcing or importing to any other country outside the USA. I get my work done here...See more

  • Tija, thanks for taking the time to speak your mind. Clearly, we know this is a highly emotional issue...See more

  • Luis Gonzalez, CDT The BRIDGE

    Thinking of getting a Wieland mini mill. Any thoughts or recommendations?

    September 23, 2013 · 9

    We had Sirona in lab rap in our lab lest Wednesday. We loved what we heard but not sure if we would make...See more

  • Al Anthony, CDT CAD/CAM

    Looking for our first scanner any suggestions. The good,bad,and ugly. Thanks

    October 18, 2013 · 4

    Outsourcing for now maybe in house milling in future

  • Al Anthony, CDT CAD/CAM

    Looking for our first scanner any suggestions. The good,bad,and ugly. Thanks

    October 18, 2013 · 4

    Al, I would also recommend 3Shape scanners. I have been working hand-in-hand with them since the early...See more

  • Luis Gonzalez, CDT The BRIDGE

    Thinking of getting a Wieland mini mill. Any thoughts or recommendations?

    September 23, 2013 · 9

    thanks everyone for the notes, im looking at a 40 k investment including the mini,vac,compresor,sintering...See more

  • Jim Thacker Offshore Outsourcing: 'A Greed-Driven Business Model'

    I understand you taking exception with the over simplification of the outsource issue but to say that it's a "greed-driven business model" is an oversimplification of its own. Domestic dental labs who compete primarily on price are facing a crisis to stay in business. Rather than greed, their very survival...

    August 7, 2012 · 4

    One of the aspects that is catching my eye in this article, is the fact that we, as Dental professionals,...See more

  • Nancy Zhang The BRIDGE

    How much percentage does the full contouring zirconia take up in 2013?

    December 25, 2012 · 6

    Flemming, I'm considering a scanner myself, but I don't see the value in purchasing a mill too as I just...See more

  • Marta Lizza The BRIDGE

    I would love to know how many labs are still using metal substructures. I know cad cam and milling are the proposed substructures of the future, but I'd love to know how many labs out there are still filling the demand for alloy based restorations. Is there still a demand for metal? How many of your...

    February 3, 2013 · 39

    Totally right Marta. Humor helps! I'm just crossing my fingers that I will be able to be operational...See more

  • Curt Morgese, CDT It's the Wild, Wild East

    Judy, your article is well written. As the U.S. demand for dental prosthetics increases so will the demand for outsourcing and cad-cam. There are no longer enough well trained technicians left to supply the need now much less in the near future, so I understand! I just have a hard time with Communist...

    November 16, 2011 · 5

    Wow, sorry Nick, I have to disagree. I have a lot of friends who have tried to jump on the outsourcing...See more

  • Luis Gonzalez, CDT The BRIDGE

    pulling the trigger on 3shape 700 ,, looking forward to have laser sinter all my np pbm copings. was about time for this technology .

    July 5, 2012 · 7

    I been outsourcing for years, I still will but with STL files, with what im going to save by just sending...See more

  • Dennis Lemon, CDT The BRIDGE

    I scanned the article on 10 Home-based labs. Yikes! I hope these guys are ready for the other shoe to drop. I'm reminded of that scene from Jaws where the sea captain says- you go into the cage-the cage goes into the water- the shark is in the water and then starts singing a song.

    June 19, 2012 · 22

    I agree with Mark, that if anything hurts us home business labs, it would be regulatory pressure. I...See more

  • Dan Pfluger, CDT Opinions on Outsourcing?

    I was just wondering does Germany outsource to China for lower cost work?

    February 6, 2012 · 8

    Outsourcing = exporting money out of your local environment.Good for the guy in China not so good for...See more

  • Thanks Kelly for just reiterating what I already thought was true. Well written article and very interesting...See more

  • Judy, your article is well written. As the U.S. demand for dental prosthetics increases so will the demand...See more

  • Please allow me to “clarify” that I’m not against outsourcing or going off shore, however...See more

  • Opinions on Outsourcing?

    Wondering what everyone's thoughts are on outsourcing in general

    Outsourcing doesn't add profit to the bottom line of any laboratory that does it. It simply lowers the...See more

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