Editor's Page

LMT's Editor Kelly Carr shares her views on what's going on in our community.

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  • Russell DeVreugd, CDT, DTG: Mentor, Friend and Educator

    Russell DeVreugd was revered in our community and when he passed away last month, there was an outpouring of emotion and tributes from his industry friends.

    Kelly Fessel Carr

    June 7 at 11:40 am

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  • The Sharing Economy: How it's Changing Our World

    These days, especially in urban areas, we can find a place to stay through Airbnb.com, get a ride from Uber.com or carpooling.com, have household errands done via taskrabbit.com, arrange for an in-home massage through Zeel.com or get our car valet-parked by Luxe.com.

    These internet-based marketplaces are part of what has been coined “the sharing economy.” Rather than getting goods or services from a traditional, centralized company or institution, we get similarly priced goods and services from other individuals mediated by some type of peer-to-peer community.

    This type of collaborative consumption is considered more efficient given how infrequently we use some of the goods we own. For example, on average, our car sits idle 95% of the time and when it is used, it’s typically at 20-25% occupancy. In our industry, efficient usage is one reason why laboratory owners offer outsourcing services: one laboratory has a milling machine with excess capacity; another lab doesn’t...

    Kelly Fessel Carr

    July 15 at 3:30 pm

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  • 2017: A Year of Refinement and Re-Invention

    A new year brings a fresh start, a blank slate and new opportunities. I wanted to know more about your #1 priorities for 2017 so I reached out to some of you to find out what’s on your to-do lists for the year. While there are challenges to overcome, there’s also optimism about the future and, for many, 2017 is going to be a year of refinement, re-invention and exploring new directions. From veterans to newcomers and operations large and small, priorities run the gamut; here’s a look at a few of them: 

    Secure Group Health Insurance. Owner Colin Gibb has decided that one of the most important ways to position Red Mountain Dental Arts in Mesa, AZ, for the future is to begin offering health insurance and even pay 100% of the premium. After a lot of research, he’s about to get a commitment for an excellent plan through United Health Care; he’s also applied for a Section 125 Premium Only Plan that will cost him $150, is good for 10 years and allows his employees...

    Kelly Fessel Carr

    January 10 at 9:44 am

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