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Dale Dental is a Certified Cercon Smart Ceramics Laboratory
Cercon single units and frameworks are fabricated using a CAM (computer aided manufacturer) process. The restoration is first designed in wax on a conventional working model. The waxed restoration is sprued into specialized holding blocks and placed in the Cercon Brain for scanning where a confocal, class II laser takes precise measurements of the pattern. The data is then...See more enlarged by the Cercon Brain to allow for shrinkage that will take place during the final sintering. A zirconia block is then milled to replicate the expanded pattern and is placed in a specialized sintering furnace where final sintering takes place.
According to LMT's 2012 Wage Survey, technicians in the CAD/CAM department are seeing the biggest wage increases. For instance, an all-around CAD/CAM technician with six to 10 years of experience is now earning $19.79 per hour, $3.41 more than in 2010, and a CAD/CAM technician with 11-15 years of experience is now earning $21.06, a $5.07 boost.
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