• Chris Valdez · CAD/CAM Supervisor at Peebles Prosthetics

    Ahh the pains of a growing business! But hey, "You pray for rain you gotta deal with the mud too" #theequalizer #goodproblems

  • Chris Valdez · CAD/CAM Supervisor at Peebles Prosthetics

    Don't hate on the CAD/CAM department for keeping such good hours...especially on Friday. That's what...See more

  • Chris Valdez · CAD/CAM Supervisor at Peebles Prosthetics

    Casting Crowns....The Lumineers....suddenly dental tech has become band names. What would your band name...See more

  • Chris Valdez · CAD/CAM Supervisor at Peebles Prosthetics

    Greetings all. Question for labs: Anyone scanning impressions with their 3Shape and printing models?...See more — tagged 3Shape, Inc.

  • Chris Valdez · CAD/CAM Supervisor at Peebles Prosthetics

    Want to find out if you have a serious potential partner to outsource work to? Try the "Contact Us" link...See more

  • Chris Valdez · CAD/CAM Supervisor at Peebles Prosthetics

    The average American eats the sugar equivalent of 1,767,900 Skittles over the course of a lifetime

  • Chris Valdez · CAD/CAM Supervisor at Peebles Prosthetics

    I overheard one of the most dreaded comments from custom shade patient yesterday: "I'm an artist. I...See more

  • Chris Valdez · CAD/CAM Supervisor at Peebles Prosthetics

    Interesting piece.

  • Chris Valdez · CAD/CAM Supervisor at Peebles Prosthetics

    Never promote people based on tenure. You end up with managers who can't manage. Your organization is...See more

  • Chris Valdez · CAD/CAM Supervisor at Peebles Prosthetics

    I am currently using Ceramage opaq on Ti. Not too crazy about it...the application goes on pretty thick....See more

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    Stratasys 3D Prints 14-Foot-Tall Giant Creature for Comic-Con 2014
    Miscellaneous · LMT Communications, Inc. · Jul 23, 2014

    Stratasys Ltd. has collaborated with the Stan Winston School of Character Arts,  Legacy Effects, Condé Nast Entertainment and WIRED to create a 14-foot tall giant creature which will be showcased at the Comic-Con International...

  • Most efficient workflow for entering and scanning cases?

    Jimmy Stegall · Vice President at Sherer Dental Lab

    Question: Most efficient workflow for entering and scanning cases? We've talked to several folks who have a single technician that enters and scans using multiple 3Shape scanners at a rate of 3.5 minutes per. Just curious as to how that workflow looks...

    March 25, 2014 · 3

    We split our day up. We have the scanning going on in the afternoon and design early the next morning....See more

  • Jimmy Stegall CAD/CAM Technicians

    Anyone have any advice on zirconia bridge frameworks "warping"? Hardly ever happens with frameworks with no curve, but seems to be more frequent with 4 unit and larger frames that curve (anterior). Individual units fit terrific internally and marginally, but 2-3 out of 10 times the frames will rock slightly....

    December 3, 2013 · 5

    In my experience (with a Vita Zircomat) the issue surrounded 3 things. 1. Beads in the sintering tray....See more

  • Alisa & Joe Sofinski CAD/CAM Technicians

    We had Sirona in lab rap in our lab lest Wednesday. We loved what we heard but not sure if we would make right choice by just going w them or shopping other system. What we like the most is that we would be able to do all staps ourselves from reciving files (just from cerec-ussers since they are closed...

    November 19, 2013 · 4

    I suppose it all depends on how much CEREC Connect business is available to you. Personally I wouldn’t...See more

  • Alisa & Joe Sofinski The BRIDGE

    We just had sirona in lab demo at our 2man full service lab. Trying to find the best cad/cam system for our needs. Any suggestions anyone?

    November 18, 2013 · 5

    Are you planning on milling or scan/design only? I've used CEREC and currently use LavaST, NobelProcera...See more

  • Chris Valdez commented on his post
    Chris Valdez The BRIDGE

    The average American eats the sugar equivalent of 1,767,900 Skittles over the course of a lifetime

    August 7, 2013 · 3

    Lol, no doubt! It's subliminal. :^)

  • Robert Kelly, Jr., CDT The BRIDGE

    I'm planning to buy a scanner this year. What are the most important things I need to know to make an informed choice? What are the differences in the red laser ,blue laser, and the white light scanners?

    March 13, 2013 · 3

    We use a 3Shape D800, a NobelProcera and a LavaST. These three cover all ranges of advertised scanning...See more

  • Which effects zirconia shades more?

    Carla Miller · CAD/CAM Technician at Summit Dental Lab

    Hello Bridgesters! 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...

    January 29, 2013 · 7

    I'm 2 for 2! lol

  • Which effects zirconia shades more?

    Carla Miller · CAD/CAM Technician at Summit Dental Lab

    Hello Bridgesters! 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...

    January 29, 2013 · 7

    In my experience discoloration was due to beads (Vita Vacumat). We had a greenish hue and at the time...See more

  • What type of disposable articulators do you like?

    Trisha Schweinsberg, CDT · Owner/C&B at Custom Crowns Dental Lab

    I have tried a few and would like some more input from other labs. Thanks!!

    January 23, 2013 · 3

    Orbix. I was a fan of Artimax but they flex in the holders in my scanners.

  • Has anyone had problems with full zirconia breaking?

    Carla Miller · CAD/CAM Technician at Summit Dental Lab

    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?

    January 22, 2013 · 5

    I have experienced that issue twice at my previous lab. Once when I switched to an off brand zirconia....See more

  • Lauren Meehan The BRIDGE

    My favorite part of LAB DAY Chicago was "__________________". Tell your fellow Bridgsters what you loved about the 2012 Chicago show!

    March 1, 2012 · 3

    All things 3Shape — tagged 3Shape, Inc.

  • Aaron Hoffman Should I take on outsourcing work?

    If you don't..........send them my way;) Does that answer your question? Dude, 10 years ago my answer may be different, but in today's economy, I NEVER turn down work unless it's not profitable. Look at the latest LMT cover/chart. Do you want to be the 31% or the 41%? HOWEVER, all of our situations are...

    January 12, 2012 · 2

    I agree with Aaron. This situation is no longer the exception but the rule. Evolution! :)

  • Joey Trevino The BRIDGE

    Poll Question: So this outsource lab calls me up and wants to send me some work...Do i... A) Bring it. Cant say no to money coming in. B) Do it, i'm flattered they thought about using my work and this can help pay some supply costs. C) Do it for a bit and only take the units I want. D) No, My business...

    January 12, 2012 · 6

    I agree with Aaron. This situation is no longer the exception but the rule. Evolution! :)

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