- October 2014
National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy (NCOHF) will hold a Virtual ToothFairy Ball and Online Auction November 1-24 to engage caring companies and individuals across the dental industry in saving the smiles of vulnerable children.
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- January 2014
D&S Group, Inc. of Waunakee, WI recently welcomed the experienced Hootman Dental Laboratory of Rockford, IL as its newest laboratory facility.
Serving the dental community of northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin since 1927, Hootman Dental Laboratory brings tremendous history, tradition and experience...
- December 2013
At the recent American Dental Association Annual Session, the ADA House of Delegates passed Resolution 52. This resolution says, "Resolved that in order to enhance dental patient health and safety, the ADA urges all state dental boards to register U.S. dental laboratories." The culmination of ADA taking...
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- April 2013
Amann Girrbach America (AGA) has recently put a new strategic US leadership team in place to oversee all North American operations including sales, marketing, distribution, service, support, training and continuing education. The team's mission is to help manage and sustain the exponential growth of...
- May 2012
In April, Sun Dental Labs hosted their inaugural Customer Conference at the beautiful Safety Harbor Resort & Spa in Clearwater, Florida. More than 100 dentists, dental lab owners and their staff attended the two-day event along with many of the employees from Sun Dental Labs.
While Sun Dental Labs played host, the real stars of the seminar were the vendors that gave presentations on the latest products and services for the dental industry. Speakers included:
Henrik Westermark, 3Shape
IDEA is a continuing dental education center with a world-renowned faculty. On April 19-20, IDEA hosts A Challenge to Natural Teeth—A Trusted Esthetics with instructor Naoki Hayashi, RDT. This intense, two-day, hands-on course covers how to achieve predictable esthetics in the smile frame, including balancing facial features, lips and dentition; how to determine the right internal structural design; techniques for rich color expression, internal...See more stain adjustments and reproducing natural esthetics; texture and luster control; and shape adjusting to final polish.
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According to LMT's 2013 Dentist Survey, lab owners are sometimes hesitant to raise their fees, fearful of losing the account. Yet 53% of dentists surveyed feel it’s reasonable for a laboratory to increase prices once a year by an average of 3.3%. Twenty-nine percent think an increase—an average of 4.6—every two years is more acceptable.
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