Ken Bevry · Owner at Prestige Dental Arts
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LMT Editors are busy writing our LAB DAY Chicago coverage for the April issue but hereâs a preview of a few new products that made their debut at the show:
The Mondial® 8i-5° posterior tooth line from Heraeus Kulzer is designed for implant and geriatric prosthetics and treatment of TMJ.
Ivoclar Vivadentâs IPS e.max Press Abutment Solutions enables you to fabricate implant-supported hybrid restorations with a titanium base pressed with IPS e.max Press lithium disilicate.
NobelActive 3.0 from Nobel Biocare is a smaller implant solution for areas with limited space.
The Straumann...See more Cares System 7.0 gives users the flexibility of using Straumannâs validated workflow or working with a third-party milling center.
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Implant technicians: the NBC is developing a certification for the implant specialty. Also at yesterday's Lab Summit, Dr. Christensen said that, despite the economy's effect on other areas of dentistry, small diameter implants are "booming," relatively speaking. Is that the case at your laboratory?
Chicago is already hopping with members of the laboratory community. Today, more than 40 lab owners, dentists, educators and association representatives gathered for the Lab Summit, a group founded in 2005 by Drs. Gordon Christensen and Bill Yancey to address challenges facing our profession. The grassroots organization has passionate, dedicated participants AND the support of the ADA.
Despite a snowy start and hundreds of canceled flights, LAB DAY was bustling with energy and activity. On behalf of the LMT staff, thank you to all of the exhibitors, clinicians and attendees who made the show such a success.
Heard at Cal-Lab: Removables expected to grow by 7% in 2012. âIt may not be the sexiest of specialties, but removables remain a strong growth area,â Chris Clark, Dentsplyâs President and COO told the crowd at the annual event.
Congratulations to the winners of Candulor's first North American Kunstzahnwerk (Art of Denture) Competition! Arian Deutsch from Deutsch Dental Arts in Arizona took first prize, Jonathan Trotter from Choate Ceramic Lab in Texas is the second place winner and Andrea Hegedus from Great Lakes Smile Design Studio in Michigan takes third place. Participants fabricated a fully removable upper and lower bar-retained overdenture; you can see all the competition entries on display on LB Promenade.
Heard at Jensen Dental Education Day: Don Cornell, Jensen's Vice President, says we used to associate CAD/CAM with zirconia; today almost any product you want to make can be envisioned through CAD/CAM. Whether it's the entire product or part of the product, CAD/CAM is about the process, no longer about the product itself.
News from Cal-Lab: NADL President Warren Rogers reports that a bill was filed in Georgia State legislature requiring disclosure of material content and point of origin to the patient. The first bill of its kind in the country. — tagged Warren Rogers
Lab Day in Chicago is always a tremendous event for all who attend and Chicago is such a wonderful town even if the weather gets a little rough sometimes in February. Don't forget to check at the CDS Dental meeting too at McCormick Place if you have time. Handler is exhibiting there at booth 3811 and you see a lot of related industry products and services. PS - If you want an awesome burger in a joint that's a little off the wall and you don't mind waiting, go to Kuma's Corner. It is like nothing you have ever experienced
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We're looking to hire a new technician at our lab. The position involves porcelain work, CAD/CAM work, and QC work. Experience in all would be great but willing to train the right person. We'll be at Lab Day and would love to talk to anyone interested in the job. Please email your resume to email@example.com if you would like to talk.
LMT Lab Day 2011 was such a great experience. Booking Evident Dental Lab Software a booth in the LMT Lab Day 2012 was a no brainer! Looking forward to seeing all our new and existing customers face to face! Be sure to come by the booth and say hi!
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Enrico Steger discusses the characteristics of zirconia and his experiences with it, including the technical and physical features of the missing axis...See more and milling strategies and their impact on results. He also presents his latest invention, the Prettau Bridge, a 100% zirconia restoration with the esthetics...
Join Chris May, CDT, as he demonstrates the natural tooth-like esthetics he's created using the new 3M ESPE Lava Ultimate Restorative by Straumann CARES....See more The resin nano ceramic, monolithic material delivers high strength and fracture toughness, is easy to use and requires no additional processing steps...
Andrew Maples covers everything from case creation and scanning to single unit and bridge designs. He also explores new 3Shape features including the Smile...See more Composer, Partial Framework Design and other software upgrades.
Precise coloring of zirconia can be problematic. In this lecture and demonstration, Asami Tanaka, CDT, NMD, and Shin Ashina, RDT, show how to use the Tanaka...See more ZircolorLiquid for pre-sintered zirconia to achieve an esthetic translucent appearance. For post-sintering staining, high temperature stable...
Dave Baird, DDS, offers a dentist's perspective on all aspects of full contour restorations. Discover useful tips to share with your dentist-clients as...See more well as tools you can recommend to them. Dr. Baird—who also runs his own laboratory and has been using NexxZR from the beginning—also demonstrates...
Dentistry receives very little government or other external support; dental insurance is woefully underfunded, and patients see dental care as expensive.
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