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In October 1985, amidst rumblings that U.S. laboratories were farming work out to offshore laboratories, LMT brought the issue out into the open. Our interview with Jerry Doviack, CDT, Owner of California-based Continental Dental Ceramics, took readers inside Interdent, his facility in the Philippines and sparked intense industry debate.
In the interview, Doviack explained his strategy behind setting up offshore production to provide outsourcing services to laboratories around the world, saying it wouldn’t take jobs away because the local laboratory would still provide a vital service to...
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- October 2013
The subcontracting market is strong, thanks to the ever-growing demand for digitally fabricated restorations and steady demand for cast partial frameworks.
- April 2011
The shortage of skilled technicians and the abundance of new restorative systems are driving the demand for outsourcing. Subcontracting enables laboratory owners to test the market and see how a product fits into their workflow before they buy.
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Digital dentistry is in its infancy because itâs still replicating what can be done by hand. Things will really get exciting when the dental team can do things digitally that it canât do manually.
Once the focus of great controversy, Interdent in Manila has grown to a staff of 700 and regularly services a few hundred laboratories in 78 countries.
Jerry Doviack used to be shunned at laboratory meetings. Now, 25 years later, laboratory owners are flocking to him for advice.
Jerry and his wife, Tina, owners of Continental Dental Laboratory in California, are the pioneers in offshore laboratory work. In the early 1980s--wary of a declining economy, soaring gold prices, HMOs and other disturbing trends in the insurance industry--the Doviacks began researching the feasability of offshore...
Like never before, laboratory owners and managers are tapping into the power of CAD/CAM technology, which is proving to be a valuable image enhancer, production booster and profit generator.
Themed Future Ready, Zahn Dental's 2009 Leadership Summit offered a comprehensive look at the transformation of our industry and how emerging technologies are changing the way laboratories operate on all levels.
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Nearly 50% of respondents to a recent LMT e-survey say they plan to invest in some type of cad/cam equipment within the next five years. If you're one of them, but are daunted by the options and don't know where to start, LMT's done your homework for
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We dreamed about it in the 70s. Talked about it in the 80s. Got a taste of it in the 90s. And, in the new millennium, weâre transitioning to digital technologies at breakneck speed.
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