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ThermoDent Inc. · Long Beach, CA
Hey everyone! Who's ready for Lab Day East!?! Make sure to stop by and say hi this April in New York!...See more We will be at booth # E-4 showing off our monomer free, acrylic free, and virtually unbreakable dentures as well as our very popular and fast spreading ThermoDent Clear which is being used for Clear Frameworks as well as Clear Splints! So stop by, say hi, and let us give you something to smile about!
Registration is closed and material kits have been sent! We are eager to honor the work of greatly skilled...See more U.S. and Canadian denture technicians that have entered the second North American âArt of Dentureâ Competition. These technicians have taken on the challenge to create fully removable upper and lower dentures supported by locators! Wishing all of the contest participants the best of luck!
I manage a one day denture clinic and my lab uses Lucitone Hy-Pro acrylic with a 2:1 ratio of Hygenic...See more Paragon Denture resin/ Hygenic Quick Cure Denture resin containing 007 monomer. We drop the packed denture into cool water, bring upto a boil (approx. 25 min), boil for 30 min. On occasion we get get real bad porosity on the lingual side of lower dentures. I have zero idea why- any thoughts? — tagged Acrylic and Lucitone 199®
Hey fellow CDT study groupies! If you haven't bought any of the resources available through NADL, I found...See more some useful info on the world-wide web. Here are some links for some tooth anatomy and denture info, enjoy!
I subscribed to test questions nadl offered. I believe you get to use them for 3 monthes . It was well...See more worth it . I also had a booklet of test questions that I used. If I can find them I can send them to the group who needs them. They may be about dentures though as that is what I am certifided in
DENTSPLY Prosthetics · York, PA
DENTSPLY Prosthetics now has an instructional video repairing a denture with DENTSPLY Repair Material....See more A high-quality, self-cure acrylic for repairing all types of resin-base dentures. DENTSPLY Repair Material provides an accurate stable color match and assures a strong, long-lasting repair.
California Dental Association Foundation · Sacramento, CA
Lab technicians are needed to volunteer at CDA Cares San Jose on May 18 & 19th. Stayplates, dentures,...See more relines and repairs are offered at this 2-day free clinic. Your expertise is needed to help provide care to more than 2,000 people in two days. To register as a volunteer, please go to: www.cdafoundation.org/cdacares.
I'm thinking of going to a pour technique for my dentures after 20 years of flasking and packing. Any...See more recommendations as to which pour acrylic is the best and strongest?
I would like to go into the Ivocap system when I can afford it. Used it for a short time I worked for the VA. Thanks for your comments. — tagged Acrylic and SR Ivocap
Tommy Zhu, CDT/TE · Board Certified Dental Ceramist at Hybridge Dental
Ever wonder why people could have the right to choose where to buy their eyeglasses but not Dentures...See more or Dental Crowns? I strongly believe that the dental patient should have the right to choose their Dental Labs not the Dentist. Amen?
Bill Matwijec, CDT · Owner at Aesthetic Dental Lab
I have been trying to expand my 1 man lab, I would rather make 20 dentures then go out selling. I have...See more gained 2 dentists this summer. we have done alot of mailings and follow up calls (which i hate to do) . Is there a way to make this a more pleasant experience . I have also run into some dentists who are all about price and seem to just want to get lower prices. I really would like to do more mail order . I guess i am just looking for comments and suggestions . Thank you
Michael LaRocque · Owner at LaRocque Dental Lab, LLC
Is there such a thing as too much tissue contouring on dentures? I have noticed a tendency lately where...See more the winners of full denture work "contests" seem to emphasize festooning around the denture teeth. If we look at normal healthy gingival margins we do not see large and bulbous tissue at the gingival margins. I saw Mr. Brian Carsons work at the bridges Best Denture Work site. His reproduction of tissue is in my opinion spot on. Over contouring can make the patient look like they have a bad case of gingivitis. I know there is no one right way to finish a denture and that in most instances the lab techs put a lot of time and effort into their work. Does anyone else think that some of these dentures are "over contoured" ? Mike LaRocque — tagged Brian O. Carson, CDT
At LAB DAY, 3Shape made two key announcements: its Trios intraoral digital impression system and a new...See more version of its software will be available in the U.S. by the end of the year. The 3Shape Dental System® 2013 offers a host of enhancements, including the ability to fabricate full dentures. Watch the April issue of LMT for details.
— tagged 3Shape, Inc. and 3Shape Dental System™
Renata Budny, CDT · Assistant Professor at NYC College of Technology
Join uPlease join us for the GNYCDTSG seminar coming up this Thursday, March 15 2012 at 6pm in NYCCT,...See more 300 Jay Street AG30, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Refreshments will be served at 5pm. The seminar presented by Mr. Frank Munzenmayer will be related to dentures and implants as well as to the clinical and laboratory sides of the dental treatment planning. s for
Nick Azar · Managing Director at Azar & Associates
The Best B-to-B Email Marketing Practices
We hear e-mail marketing is becoming obsolete and social networking...See more is morphing into the medium of choice for online communication. But in the B-to-B community, it hasnât happened yet.
So, what are some of the best practices in B-to-B e-mail marketing today?
To begin, instead of renting lists and sending emails to cold prospects, get people to opt-in to your e-list. Then concentrate on email marketing to your house file.
Emails to house file lists generates two to three times the click through rate (CTR) or higher than outside lists. And emailing to your own list eliminates the list rental charges.
The most popular method to building your own opt-in e-list is by offering a free subscription to an online newsletter, a free webinar or white paper report.
Determining how often you should e-mail your subscriber list has been the biggest worry among marketers, as they are worried about offending people. Studies shows that the biggest mistake marketers make is not emailing their list enough.
Here is a method you can use to determine the email frequency to your e-list subscribers.
Measure the opt-out rate, which is the percentage of subscribers who unsubscribe after an email is distributed to the list. As a rule of thumb, your opt-out rate should be 0.1 percent or less.
To increase e-mail frequency, add one more email to your weekly or monthly schedule. If opt-out rate stays the same, you can safely increase email frequency to the new level. If it spikes, cut back to the old frequency.
One reason for the opt-outs other that frequency is the quality of your emails. A good rule of thumb is that at least 50% of your email message should be content. If the ratio of content to sales falls below 50%, your opt-out rate will increase and your open rate will decrease.
B. Email Content
Here are a few tips to finessing your email copy.
1. Begin with an engaging headline or lead-in sentence. For instance, a dental laboratory provides dentures, partials, and crown and bridge restorations. They sent an email to past customers who once used the laboratory for one of the above services but had dropped off the customer and email list. The headline: âYou Are Still Practicing Dentistry, Right?â It struck a chord because, of course, in almost every instance, the recipient still practice dentistry. The open rate was 52.3 percent and the click-through rate was 34.6 percent. Dozens of old customers were reactivated.
2. In the first paragraph, deliver a mini-version of your complete message. Readers should know who you are, what you are selling, and why they should be interested.
3. Within the first couple of paragraphs, state the offer and provide a link to a landing page or another immediate response mechanism.
4. After the first paragraph copy, present expanded copy covering features, benefits, and other relevant information.
5. The offer and response mechanism should be repeated in the close of the email.
6. Take it easy on the ALL CAPS. Words in all caps give the impression you are shouting
7. Use wide margins. Limit yourself to about 60 character width per line.
8. The tone should be helpful, friendly, informative and educational - not promotional or hard sell.
9. Be concise. Readers are quickly sorting through many messages and arenât disposed to stick with you for a a long time.
10. Regardless of the length, get the important points across quickly.
Furthermore, an effective way to organize your email copy is to use the following motivating sequence:
a. Get attention
b. State the problem your prospect has
c. Position your product or service as the solution to that problem
d. Offer proof that your product or services is indeed a superior solution, and
e. Ask for action.
Keep in mind you donât need to fit all of your product copy and sales points within the email itself. Shorter emails are always better emails. Have multiple links throughout your email. Once at the beginning, one or more in the body, and one at the close.
In conclusion, studies found that one of the biggest influences on open rates and click-through rates is the subject line. Tests of subject lines have shown click-through rate differences of 25% to 50% and in some cases higher. Craig Stouffer, general manager of B-to-B email marketing solutions, says that subject lines 40 to 50 characters in length significantly outperforms subject lines 70 to 80 characters.
China is undergoing so much change from old ways to new that it must be very hard for the old-timers....See more They are people who are very used to a hard life and working hard. The culture is so rich and fascinating! We met a man on the way to Beijing who has seen used dentures for sale by street vendors; I wish I would have asked him where to go so we could see this but we were half asleep at that moment!
Amos Welden · Denture & Partial Technician at Welden Dental Lab
Hello everyone! Nice to be on the bridge. I don't know that I will be much help as Im still learning...See more myself. Im currently working on my CDT in dentures and plan to move into crown n bridge soon after.
Any tip's or trick's you can share with me are greatly appreciated. I will keep my eye's open on the site to try an answer what question's I can. Have a great day!