• Lab Invoicing / Management Software Recommendations?

    We're looking for lab invoicing program software for smaller full service lab. Any suggestions?

    I highly recommend the Evident Lab Management Software.

  • 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

    Marta, you are rigth on. There will always be a need for a technician with enough skill and talent, and...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

    Marta, group dental laboratories is not a new idea, it’s becoming a popular way of doing business....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

    I realize the topic is about the changes taking place in the dental laboratory. If you step aside and...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,
    I agree with David. At the current rate our industry is changing it won't impact you much...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,
    I just learned while at Vision 21 in Vegas, that 54% of laboratory products are manufactured...See more

  • Mike Myers 2.3% Excise Tax Goes Into Effect in 2013; FDA Registration Fees Increase

    It appears that ALL dental labs must be FDA registered now, because we manufacture a medical device. Please let me know of any exceptions to this.

    September 20, 2012 · 14

    Evan, I'm assuming that the medical devises you're importing are also registered with the FDA and has...See more

  • Joe P. Forte The BRIDGE

    Have any other lab owners out there told their dentists about the 2.3% excise tax? Do you think it's something we should tell our dentists yet? Wondering also who of you out there will "eat" the tax, and who will pass it on?

    September 13, 2012 · 12

    To my understanding, the FDA ruling does not mandate your charge the 2.3% Excise Medical Devise Tax (EMDT),...See more

  • Jessica Wesnofske The BRIDGE

    Curious, what do you consider the most valuable portion of your lab software? (no matter which software you have)

    May 23, 2011 · 19

    Thanks Elaine for your comments. You are right about few small labs measure productivity, and I find...See more

  • Mike Myers 2.3% Excise Tax Goes Into Effect in 2013; FDA Registration Fees Increase

    It appears that ALL dental labs must be FDA registered now, because we manufacture a medical device. Please let me know of any exceptions to this.

    September 20, 2012 · 14

    Mike,
    Not all laboratories are required to register with the FDA, only those who are receiving prosthesis...See more

  • Debra Zerbe The BRIDGE

    Anyone have suggestions for Lab software for billing?

    September 22, 2012 · 6

    Debra,
    QuickBooks is a good accounting software, and others out there are equally for accounting and...See more

  • Nick Azar commented on his post
    Understanding Liens and Garnishments

    Nick Azar · Managing Director at Azar & Associates

    UNDERSTANDING LIENS AND GARNISHMENTS This article explores what you need to do to enforce your claims after you have gone to court to enforce a debt. It describes the operation of liens-claims against property of the debtor-and garnishments-a legal process of attaching the debtor’s property such...

    June 11, 2012 · 3

    Mark,
    You are right. They maybe from the same class, but have different purposes.

    Garnishment allows...See more

  • Tom Love The BRIDGE

    Looking forward to Lab Day West this weekend. Always nice to see old friends and make new ones!!

    May 3, 2012 · 1

    Hi Mike,
    Hope to see you there. Drive safe.

  • Marc Daichman The BRIDGE

    Here's a crazy question.....for those labs, let's say that have 10+ techs, 100+ customers, a fairly fast paced business.....what time in the mroning would you have your staff(office) start answering the phones (as opposed to voicemail,etc), and have you ever had any issues over that(such as small kids,can't make it in,etc)?

    April 27, 2012 · 2

    Marc,
    A good business practice is to be available and ready to conduct business before your customer...See more

  • How to Expand Your Client Base?

    Brett Butler · Owner/Ceramist at SVDL

    Do any of you owners out there have pointers on how to expand your client base? What is your best advice on how to pick up a new dentist? (*Warning* Poster may steal technique)

    February 13, 2012 · 10

    Brett, you got a very good advise from Andy. If I can add one more marketing vehicle to consider, I would...See more

  • Betty Zoller, CDT/TE The BRIDGE

    I am in need of a mentor. Can anyone help?

    February 7, 2012 · 5

    Betty, I'm an executive coach and business consultant focused on the dental industry. I believe I can...See more

  • Nick Azar · Managing Director at Azar & Associates

    In this issue of the Dental Post's: 1) What if The Job Could Talk? 2) A Winning Formula for Marketing...See more

  • Nick Azar · Managing Director at Azar & Associates

    In this Issue: 1) Five factors that affect the value of your business. 2) A winning formula for positive...See more

  • Making Work FUN
    Nick Azar · Managing Director at Azar & Associates

    How many times have you gotten some highly creative idea after watching or playing with your child?

    Creating...See more

  • Nick Azar · Managing Director at Azar & Associates

    In this issue: 1. Managing Products for Profit Performance 2. The Proper Foundation for Your Content...See more

  • Understanding Liens and Garnishments
    Nick Azar · Managing Director at Azar & Associates

    UNDERSTANDING LIENS AND GARNISHMENTS

    This article explores what you need to do to enforce your claims...See more

  • Nick Azar · Managing Director at Azar & Associates

    In This Issue: Understanding Liens and Garnishments. Is Branding Enough to Make Social Sell? Strategies...See more

  • Nick Azar · Managing Director at Azar & Associates

    In This Issue: How to get paid. Improve email open rates. Prepare for the turnover tsunami. Sales prospecting in today's economy.

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