• David Lesh · President/CEO at Dale Dental, Inc.

    Hey gang. I am very pleased to have a new position open at Dale and wanted to let my long time internet...See more

  • David Lesh · President/CEO at Dale Dental, Inc.

    Lauren, can you create a feature where I click a button the Bridge and it replaces all of the images...See more

  • David Lesh · President/CEO at Dale Dental, Inc.

    At the first LMT VIB party! It's a blast. Where are you?

  • Curt Morgese, CDT The Next US Dental Laboratory Industry

    I do believe that this computer mania is being driven by the "I have to have it now" mentality. If you couple that with less and less qualified technicians as well as cost driven dentistry. You can't seem to lose with Cad-Cam. I though for some reason am hanging on to keeping it custom. I am also the...

    February 4, 2013 · 3

    hey Curt, about that Lexus you bought for a third more money. Do you think it was made the old fashioned...See more

  • Alwyn Naraine, CDT The BRIDGE

    This is just me venting.. (in hopes of gaining manufacturers attention). It really frustrates me to know that all major implant companies and non associated milling centers are heavily advertising "Custom Abutments". We do 100% percent of our implant restorations using custom made prosthesis, with 90%...

    February 1, 2013 · 4

    Keep in mind, that legitimate medical device manufacturing is done so within the limitations under which...See more

  • Getting bored?

    Flemming Behrend, MDT · Owner at Flemmings Dental Ceramic Studio Inc.

    I have been a lab technician for over 35 years now. Was educated in Denmark and made my career here in the United States. I have always loved my work and still enjoy my days in my laboratory. However, lately I find myself being somewhat bored as my clients more and more go for full Zirconia Cad Cam or...

    February 1, 2013 · 23

    Hi Flemming. It's not totally gone, it may just be that your docs have moved. There are still plenty...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

    Hi Marta,

    There are a lot of numbers floating around out there. I've read 3rd party research that estimates...See more

  • David Jensen, CDT The Next US Dental Laboratory Industry

    Good points Dave and I couldn't agree more. The future is bright for those willing to look outside the box of the "traditional" dental lab. I think we as Labs need to evaluate where the market is and the best way for us to contribute what our Personal/ laboratory strengths are in this era of rapid change....

    October 26, 2012 · 1

    I agree that it's is the absolute best time to be in the industry for just the reasons you're saying....See more

  • Maribeth Marsico The Next US Dental Laboratory Industry

    Good points, Dave! To our Bridgesters: what would you say is your strongest value proposition and how are you marketing that to your clients?

    October 15, 2012 · 1

    Hi Maribeth

    Our strongest value proposition to labs is that we make it possible for lab owners to move...See more

  • Walter Orellana The BRIDGE

    I'd like to thank the team at LMT for considering me in the 40 under 40 article - I'm excited about the future of our industry and the technology we have available today to improve the lives of the patients we serve. Our industry is one to be proud of, we're a community of great knowledge and skill...

    November 17, 2012 · 3

    What do you think makes you a stand out?

  • Walter Orellana The BRIDGE

    I'd like to thank the team at LMT for considering me in the 40 under 40 article - I'm excited about the future of our industry and the technology we have available today to improve the lives of the patients we serve. Our industry is one to be proud of, we're a community of great knowledge and skill...

    November 17, 2012 · 3

    Congratulations.

  • Excise Tax Update from the NADL

    Maribeth Marsico · Senior Editor at LMT Communications, Inc.

    The NADL's legal analysis is now suggesting that the IRS proposed rule will not subject most products made by domestic dental laboratories to the new federal Medical Device Excise Tax.

    October 19, 2012 · 6

    It sounds way off that labs would not have to pay this tax. Highly reminiscent of the decade long GMP...See more

  • Darrick Hartman The BRIDGE

    Lava ST Scanner for sell. Cheap. anyone interested?

    September 19, 2012 · 5

    $$??

  • Darrick Hartman The BRIDGE

    Lava ST Scanner for sell. Cheap. anyone interested?

    September 19, 2012 · 5

    why are you selling it, which software platform?

  • Darrick Hartman The BRIDGE

    Is 10% difference is interface connection worth the risk of using non patented cad cam abutments?

    October 4, 2012 · 4

    There are, what I would call, very legitimate knock offs backed by top tier companies that can be very...See more

  • Marc Daichman CAD/CAM Technicians

    Is there a website or directory to go to that compares all the open archetecture scanners (&milling machines if available) along with prices??? And what feedback does anyone have with open architecture scanners(besides the #1 3-shape)???? thanks!

    April 23, 2012 · 9

    We created something called ScannerRegistry.com
    It is a start regarding what you are speaking about....See more

  • Darrick Hartman The BRIDGE

    Is 10% difference is interface connection worth the risk of using non patented cad cam abutments?

    October 4, 2012 · 4

    Hi Darrick. Can you explain?

  • Let's see the margins under the scope on the model with screw seat #2 torqued to 25 newtons. Then we'll know for sure!

  • Hi Alwyn. Nice seeing you there and hanging out a bit!

  • Tim Smith The BRIDGE

    flight cancelled out of tampa. looks like i'm stuck in the sunshine and 80s. poor me, i will miss the meeting tho was looking forward to it c u next year.

    February 23, 2012 · 2

    Hi Tim. Sorry you'll miss it. Can I get anything for you while I'm here? ; )

  • Raul Avalos, CDT The BRIDGE

    is there speed dating here at the sheraton?? just curious, lots of professionals and mingling going around

    February 24, 2012 · 2

    We're here at the VIB party

  • Judy Fishman Faster, Smarter, Better: 36 Strategies to Boost Your Business

    Many of LMT’s articles stem from things we experience here. When the editorial team cooked up the theme for this month’s issue, for example, you might say we were all “steamed up.” We, too, have business problems that need to be solved. In fact, the last quarter of 2011 was a whopper...

    February 15, 2012 · 3

    Lauren Meehan is great! Got me to register online, although I don't recall creating a new email address....See more

  • BioCad implant bar? They still call them BioCad in Canada?

  • Maribeth Marsico LAB DAY Chicago 2012

    Chicago is already hopping with members of the laboratory community. Today, more than 40 lab owners, dentists, educators and association representatives gathered for the Lab Summit, a group founded in 2005 by Drs. Gordon Christensen and Bill Yancey to address challenges facing our profession. The grassroots...

    February 22, 2012 · 3

    It was great seeing you there. I cannot believe it's been seven years since the first meeting. Sheesh...I'm getting old

  • I've done a lot of work in the All On Four / hybrid / overdenture arena and quality plastics like this...See more

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