• Flemming Behrend, MDT Ask the Ivoclar Vivadent All-Ceramics Manager

    I would love to hear other technicians take on this. I have tried many different approaches but it still seems random when I get a really good glaze on an eMax crown. I don't fancy super glazed crowns but I find it hard to achieve a natural shine.

    February 11, 2013 · 13

    I have switched my method for glazing. I appreciate Jessica's suggestions and have started using a "wet"...See more

  • Flemming Behrend, MDT Ask the Ivoclar Vivadent All-Ceramics Manager

    I would love to hear other technicians take on this. I have tried many different approaches but it still seems random when I get a really good glaze on an eMax crown. I don't fancy super glazed crowns but I find it hard to achieve a natural shine.

    February 11, 2013 · 13

    I glaze one to two times, depending on whether it's an anterior, or posterior tooth. If it's an anterior...See more

  • Jeff Walker The BRIDGE

    Trying to tactfully explain to your clients that they need try to develop better impression taking skills is painful!

    February 26, 2013 · 2

    Thanks Lauren. I re-posted this article with my comments.

  • Jeff Walker The BRIDGE

    Who is using Vita VM13 and VM9 and using Dr. Ed McLaren's skeleton build-up technique? I am trying to copy it as well as I understand it, but there are some things I am unsure about. If anyone is doing this and would like to start a forum, I would love to be involved.

    February 5, 2013 · 18

    I have both 3D and classical shades, One of my clients uses 3D exclusively, but others only sporadically....See more

  • Jeff Walker The BRIDGE

    Does anyone have any or know of any technical articles that provide help in taking quad impressions for bridges that will still help to ensure proper articulation? I have a client that just can't take a good full arch impression. They are totally uncomfortable with it and adamant about refusing to...

    February 15, 2013 · 3

    Thanks, that is a great idea. I'll pass it on.

  • Staining eMax crowns.

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

    I would love to hear other technicians take on this. I have tried many different approaches but it still seems random when I get a really good glaze on an eMax crown. I don't fancy super glazed crowns but I find it hard to achieve a natural shine.

    February 11, 2013 · 8

    I do the same things. I add stain and glaze at the same time. The glaze wets the surface and helps...See more

  • Dan O'Rourke, CDT The BRIDGE

    A new client of mine who has decided to make an educational commitment to be among the top 1 percent of Dentist in our country just sent me a full mouth wax-up from a prominent American laboratory…….. I'm speechless and saddened.

    February 14, 2013 · 5

    Just say who it was. These labs need to be called on the carpet.

  • 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

  • Jeff Walker The BRIDGE

    Who is using Vita VM13 and VM9 and using Dr. Ed McLaren's skeleton build-up technique? I am trying to copy it as well as I understand it, but there are some things I am unsure about. If anyone is doing this and would like to start a forum, I would love to be involved.

    February 5, 2013 · 18

    I have actually considered going back to using Noritake EX3 for my PFG's, but that had it's own issues and sensitivities to alloys.

  • Jeff Walker The BRIDGE

    Who is using Vita VM13 and VM9 and using Dr. Ed McLaren's skeleton build-up technique? I am trying to copy it as well as I understand it, but there are some things I am unsure about. If anyone is doing this and would like to start a forum, I would love to be involved.

    February 5, 2013 · 18

    Vic, I haven't had any bonding issues, but I always rough up the surface between bakes. the problems...See more

  • From the looks of your wall, I'm guessing bluegrass. Very nice!

  • From the looks of your wall, I'm guessing bluegrass. Very nice!

  • Jeff Walker commented on his post
    Jeff Walker The BRIDGE

    Who is using Vita VM13 and VM9 and using Dr. Ed McLaren's skeleton build-up technique? I am trying to copy it as well as I understand it, but there are some things I am unsure about. If anyone is doing this and would like to start a forum, I would love to be involved.

    February 5, 2013 · 18

    Since I wrote that I've been thinking about my process of layering and I think I just fail to feather...See more

  • Jeff Walker commented on his post
    Jeff Walker The BRIDGE

    Who is using Vita VM13 and VM9 and using Dr. Ed McLaren's skeleton build-up technique? I am trying to copy it as well as I understand it, but there are some things I am unsure about. If anyone is doing this and would like to start a forum, I would love to be involved.

    February 5, 2013 · 18

    Honestly, I only ever use EO1. I cut it with window or neutral and use it as my last skin over anteriors....See more

  • Jeff Walker commented on his post
    Jeff Walker The BRIDGE

    Who is using Vita VM13 and VM9 and using Dr. Ed McLaren's skeleton build-up technique? I am trying to copy it as well as I understand it, but there are some things I am unsure about. If anyone is doing this and would like to start a forum, I would love to be involved.

    February 5, 2013 · 18

    Thanks Alwyn. All good tips. I got the photos you sent. Nice work!

  • I don't know what I did, Anyway I wrote: Very nice work Alwyn. Thanks for sharing!

  • Very nice work Alwyn! Thanks for sharing.

  • 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 agree with Nick and I hope that the trend is cyclical, where when the new thing comes along, it's all...See more

  • Jeff Walker commented on his post
    Jeff Walker The BRIDGE

    Who is using Vita VM13 and VM9 and using Dr. Ed McLaren's skeleton build-up technique? I am trying to copy it as well as I understand it, but there are some things I am unsure about. If anyone is doing this and would like to start a forum, I would love to be involved.

    February 5, 2013 · 18

    So Alwyn are you saying you use EO3 only as the wash bake? Or do you use EO3 mixed with your dentin...See more

  • Jeff Walker commented on his post
    Jeff Walker The BRIDGE

    Hi guys. I am tired of shipping out my models to milling centers and waiting for them to return, only to find out the margins are poor. I want to have the luxury of at least a digital scanner to make my zirconia turnaround faster, but I'm worried about the cost versus profitablity. There are a couple...

    February 4, 2013 · 8

    Thanks Alwyn.

  • Jeff Walker commented on his post
    Jeff Walker The BRIDGE

    Who is using Vita VM13 and VM9 and using Dr. Ed McLaren's skeleton build-up technique? I am trying to copy it as well as I understand it, but there are some things I am unsure about. If anyone is doing this and would like to start a forum, I would love to be involved.

    February 5, 2013 · 18

    Hi Alwyn! I look forward to this. First off, Have you taken any courses from Dr. McLaren? I haven't,...See more

  • Jeff Walker commented on his post
    Jeff Walker The BRIDGE

    Hi guys. I am tired of shipping out my models to milling centers and waiting for them to return, only to find out the margins are poor. I want to have the luxury of at least a digital scanner to make my zirconia turnaround faster, but I'm worried about the cost versus profitablity. There are a couple...

    February 4, 2013 · 8

    Thanks for the responses. I am anxious to hear about your success with 3D Marta. Also, John, I am worried...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 don't know how many, But I would say that 90% of my restorations are PFM's. I love all-ceramic, but...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

  • 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

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