Economy

  • CNC Dental Milling: Cycle Time and Surface Finish

    Steve Braykovich · January 20 at 1:57 am

    How long does it take your mill to machine a (insert restoration type here)?  This seems to be an area that the digital dental labs and milling centers are most concerned with and can likely be a...See more

  • Time For Us to Have a Unified Voice About the Dental Insurance Industry

    Dean Mersky, DDS · September 26, 2012

    I find the China debate to be very interesting yet perplexing. Some continue to believe that the problems faced by today's lab owners are in some measure due to the Chinese. This is akin to standing at...See more

  • Labor - Not Material Costs - is Key Factor Driving Selling Price of Chinese Crowns

    Claus Dampmann · June 15, 2012

    A counter viewpoint to those who have concerns about the materials being used in China.

  • Laboratory Registration is Not the Answer

    Larry Borman · April 17, 2012

    Dear LMT: A recent issue of Dentistry Today featured an article, "Dental Lab Registration: Dentists Leading the Way", written by attorney and NADL Chief Staff Executive Eric Thorn, who points out some...See more

  • Social Media Platforms Ask Dental Patients to Consider "What's in Their Mouths"

    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · September 05, 2013

    Tallahassee, Fla. Dental patients have more to worry about than flossing and brushing daily—the restorations they put in their mouths have a direct impact on their overall health. As a result, the...See more

  • ADA: National Dental Spending Flat Since 2008

    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · April 22, 2013

    New analysis released by the American Dental Association indicates that overall spending on dental care has remained flat in recent years, despite the fact that per patient dental spending by Baby Boomers...See more

  • Straumann Reports Stable 9-month Net Revenues

    Straumann USA · Industry News · January 10, 2013

    Straumann reported stable net revenues of CHF 519 million (-1% in local currencies) in the first nine-months of 2012. North America was the key driver throughout accompanied by strong growth in China and...See more

  • Heraeus Offers 3-Year Warranty On Economy-Priced Artic® Denture Teeth

    Heraeus Kulzer · July 13, 2012

    Generous Warranty Makes Natural-Looking Artic Teeth an Even Greater Value

  • The Philippine Connection: LMT's Ground-Breaking Interview

    Maribeth Marsico · 30 Memorable Moments · Industry News · Feb 2014

    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...See more

  • Lab Owners Divided On Offshoring

    Kelly Fessel Carr · Industry News · Oct 2013

    To stay viable in today's increasingly price-sensitive, competitive market, 7% of respondents send work offshore—an average of 24% of their caseloads&mdashmost often using a U.S.-based broker....See more

  • The Business of Oral Health Care: a Look Into the Corporatization of American Dentistry

    LMT Communications, Inc. · The Changing Landscape of Dentistry · Industry News · Sep 2013

    Written by Erik K. Curtis, DDS, MA, MAGD and reprinted with permission from AGD Impact, October 2012. (c)Academy of General Dentistry. All rights reserved. On the Web at www.agd.org. License #37166 America...See more

  • Implants Still Going Strong

    Kim Molinaro · LMT Surveys · May 2013

    Despite the fact that many lab owners have been feeling the effects of the economy in many areas of their businesses, the majority of respondents to LMT's latest survey say the implant department isn't one of them.

  • Top Industry Trends at LAB DAY Chicago

    LMT Communications, Inc. · LAB DAY · Apr 2013

    All-ceramics, implants, profit erosion and other hot topics inspired dialogue during the biggest weekend of the year.