Mark Funderburk, CDT · September 4 at 8:42 am
Throughout my 34-year career as a technician, lab owner, manager, consultant and denturist, most of my problems have been the doctors' lack of training and experience in fixed and removable appliances....See more Since many dentists graduate with minimal lab experience—especially in removables—they get very frustrated by denture cases. In Indiana, technicians, assistants and other dental professionals can work directly with patients under the dentist's supervision and over the years I found myself spending more and more time working chairside with my dentist-clients on removable cases. Today, I consider myself a "Denture Practitioner" and Iâve found much success in this approach. I work chairside in three offices doing removables cases from start to finish and training the doctors and their staff on troubleshooting techniques. While I do most of the lab work in my own home laboratory, being in the office allows me to get the proper impression, proper bite, etc. needed to fabricate a quality product; I even guarantee every case I fabricate. I also help educate patients—explaining the entire process to them and talking about expectations before, during and after the process. Doctors love this because in a fast-paced office they often donât have the time to explain things thoroughly. In a nutshell, I take away the headaches from the dentist and his staff. I see this type of in-office position growing in popularity in the future. And while it can be very profitable—I bill for both my chairtime and the case itself—the best part is leaving at the end of the day with everyone feeling good about the process and confident in the results.
Matt Paton · April 30, 2013
I read an article about placing patient identification in acrylic dentures. May labs were discussing the best way to cold cure the ID into the denture and what materials to use for the actual ID. I heat...See more cure the denture ID into the denture and it will never yellow or fade. Here's how, perform your wax up, boil out, and separation in the usual method. using the "mini-ident" product, type the information then apply a thin film of super glue to the type so it will not be affected by the monomer. Choose the thickest area on the denture that will not be subject to gross reduction in future relines. Using type 1 monomer wet an area slightly larger than your ID tag, sprinkle type 1 clear denture resin to a thickness of approx. 2 mm to your separated cast. Place the ID tag on the wetted clear acrylic and press into the about half the thickness of the wetted acrylic. Sprinkle another 1mm of type 1 clear resin onto the ID tag. Let the acrylic assembly set for approx. 3-4 minutes. this is necessary so the ID tag will not "float" during the packing process. Carefully place pink denture base into the mold trying to pack around the ID tag without disturbing the ID tag. Close case and compress slowly. You will have a very cool and permanent Identified denture.
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Ivoclar Vivadent Inc. · May 1 - 2 · Sarasota, FL
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Though first developed in the 1950s by Arpad Nagy of Valplast, flexible partial dentures didn’t take off until the 1980s; as the cosmetic wave hit dentistry, dentists and patients alike looked for...See more solutions that were both functional and esthetic. Today, flexible dentures make up 20% of the average workload for full service and removable laboratories, according to LMT’s 2012 Removable Survey, and demand is on the rise: half of these labs are selling more flexible partials than they were five years ago. Visit LMTmag.com tomorrow for another LMT Memorable Moment.
LMT Publisher Judy Fishman talks with Tim Thompson, President and CEO of Global Dental Science, LLC in Phoenix AZ about the AvaDent Digital Dentures system.
The JUVORATM Dental Disc, intended for use in full and partial removable dentures and implant overdentures, uses only the purest biomaterial sourced from Invibio® Biomaterial Solutions, the pioneer...See more and global leader in PEEK-based biomaterial solutions. Today, this biomaterial is used in more than four million implanted medical devices worldwide. To learn more about the JUVORATM Dental Disc and the history of this proven biomaterial, please stop by the Panthera Dental booth (#906) to meet a member of the JUVORA team. Friday: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. to noon
Ivoclar Vivadent AG CEO Robert Ganley Honored at American College of Prosthodontists Conference in Las Vegas
Ivoclar Vivadent AG, of Schaan, Lichtenstein CEO Robert Ganley, was honored at the American College of Prosthodontists 2013 Annual Session at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on October 10. He was recognized...See more with Brasseler USA Chairman, President and CEO Don L. Waters as Honorary Directors of the ACP Education Foundation. "I'd like to thank the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) and its members for presenting me with this honor. Prosthodontists play a vital role in advancing quality dentistry today to improve patient outcomes," said Mr. Robert Ganley, CEO of Ivoclar Vivadent worldwide. "Over the years, Ivoclar Vivadent has enjoyed its wonderful relationship with the ACP. As an Honorary Director of the Education Foundation, I promise to carry on the rich tradition of the foundation and its purpose." "To recognize Bob Ganley for his outstanding contributions and continued support to our organizations and prosthodontics is such a pleasure," said Ms. Nancy Deal Chandler, Executive Director of the American College of Prosthodontists and ACP Education Foundation. "Bob has a deep understanding of the dental market and its customers. His vision, leadership, dedication and service help advance the field of prosthodontics." As the Chief Executive Officer of Ivoclar Vivadent, AG, Mr. Ganley is responsible for the worldwide business of Ivoclar Vivadent and has been with the organization for more than 30 years. Under Mr. Ganley's direction, the organization has become the worldwide leader in innovative materials and processes for quality, esthetic dentistry. After graduating from St. Bonaventure University with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, he received a Masters of Business Administration degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Mr. Ganley began his career with KPMG. In 1980, he moved to Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc., as Vice President. He was named President of Ivoclar Vivadent North America in 1990, and, in 2003, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ivoclar Vivadent AG in Schaan, Liechtenstein. Mr. Ganley was named an Honorary Director of the ACPEF Education Foundation earlier this year. ABOUT AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PROSTHODONTISTS The American College of Prosthodontists is the professional association of dentists with advanced specialty training in oral health issues. Prosthodontists restore and replace teeth to create optimal oral health, both in function and appearance. From placing dental implants, crowns, veneers, dentures to performing cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening, prosthodontics is a recognized specialty by the American Dental Association. For further information, please visit www.GoToAPro.org or send an email to Carolyn Barth, Media Relations.
Since 2001, Candulor AG has organized the KunstZahnWerk® , "Art of Denture" Competition culminating with awards and participants' cases being presented at the IDS in Cologne (Germany). In 2012, Candulor...See more USA held the 1st North American "Art of Denture" Competition with technicians from the US and Canada participating. All finished cases were presented in Chicago during 2012 LMT Lab Day. All submitted incredible work, with Arian Deutsch (Surprise, AZ) placing 1st in the Overall category (see case pictured above) and Jack Edwards (Fullerton, CA) placing 1st in the digital documentation category. Now it's time for the 2nd North American "Art of Denture" Competition. Contestants from the USA and Canada will have the opportunity to display their proficiency in the field of Removable Dentures by making a fully removable upper and a lower supported by locators. The finished cases will be judged by a jury of professionals, and the competition will culminate with an awards presentation in Chicago at the 2014 LMT Lab Day. Candulor and CAMLOG will provide, free of charge, the full patient case including the appropriate plaster models, Candulor Composite NFC+ denture teeth, Camlog implant parts, and a detailed patient case history. The jury will be composed of prosthetics specialists, including a university professor, master dental technician, an implant specialist, and a Candulor specialist. Winners will receive their prizes at the Candulor press conference in Chicago during 2014 LMT Lab Day. All finished cases will be prominently displayed on the LB Promenade at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel. Prices for the best work overall category: 1st prize: $ 1,000 2nd prize: $ 750 3rd prize: $ 500 Participants are encouraged to submit step-by-step documentation in order to win additional prizes in the categories of "Digital Documentation" and "Hardcopy Documentation". Select step-by-step documentations will be submitted to select Dental magazines for publication. Registration: Registration deadline: September 30th, 2013. To register, click here: http://www.kunstzahnwerk.com/kzw-north-america/englisch/2014/registration.html For more information click here: http://www.kunstzahnwerk.com/kzw-usa/englisch.html Or call 800.436.3827 for more information Sign up now and show your know how!
To expand its distribution and to better serve the customer's needs, Candulor USA has moved its operations to the Ivoclar Vivadent headquarters in Amherst, NY. Candulor will continue as a separate division,...See more while running customer service and logistics through Ivoclar Vivadent. Ted Smudde, Managing Director of Candulor USA since 2008, will continue to head the Candulor Division from Amherst, NY. "This is a great opportunity for our customers," said Smudde. "Ivoclar Vivadent's reputation and tradition within the dental laboratory business is second to none. Our customers will really benefit from this relationship. They will continue to experience great service...just more of it." As part of this integration, all of Candulor's products are now available for purchasing online as part of Ivoclar Vivadent's LabShop - www.shopivoclarvivadent.com. Customers with questions can also call 800 436-3827. "Candulor represents premier quality in the area of removable prosthetic products," added Smudde. "We have a wide range of products which allow for the creation of individual dentures and the Candulor philosophy attaches great importance to meeting the esthetic requirements of the patient." Candulor has been a part of the Ivoclar Vivadent Group for over 40 years, running as a separate business. Founded in 1936 and based in Switzerland, Candulor teeth were first introduced to the U.S. market in 1952 by Swissedent.
Ivoclar Vivadent Inc. · July 19, 2012
In January, dental professionals joined forces for Heaven D.E.N.T., providing 20 uninsured individuals with free dentures over the course of a weekend.