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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
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!
CAP is honored to announce that in December we were named among the Top Performing Resellers for Roland DGA Dental Products of 2012. CAP's CEO, Rob Nazzal, was presented with a plaque during this year's...See more LAB DAY Chicago by Roland DGA's Glenn Kennedy. This award comes as recognition of CAP's dedication to providing the best in equipment and training to dental labs across the U.S. CAP is a reseller of the Roland DWX-50, a dental specific 5-axis milling machine. To learn more about the Roland DWX-50 milling machine please visit: www.cap-us.com/roland or call 877-977-7889.
Nobel Biocare Launches New Third-party CAD/CAM Abutments, Implant Bars; Announces New Scanner and 3Shape™ Partnership
• New options for NobelProcera® Abutments on Biomet 3i™, Camlog® and Zimmer® implant platforms • More restorative flexibility with NobelProcera® Implant Bars on Straumann®...See more implant platforms • Announcing direct access to unrivaled products with upcoming NobelProcera® 2G Scanner • New partnership with 3Shape™ will offer open access to NobelProcera® Abutments • Expert LMT panel discussion and industry-leading speakers focus on major lab and CAD/CAM topics Nobel Biocare presents its latest innovations in dental implant-based CAD/CAM solutions in Chicago as the "Windy City" hosts both the 148th Chicago Dental Society "Midwinter Meeting," 21-23 February, and one of the largest international gatherings of the dental laboratory community in the world, the LMT Magazine "Lab Day Chicago 2013," 22-23 February. Nobel Biocare is a world leader in implant-based restorations and a CAD/CAM pioneer as the first to offer fully automated industrial CAD/CAM dental prosthetic production. The NobelProcera CAD/CAM system is a leader in innovative technology, materials and products delivering ready-to-use restorations with outstanding quality. The comprehensive assortment of precisely engineered and manufactured NobelProcera CAD/CAM medical device restorations has been expanded with the recent additions of NobelProcera Abutments for Biomet 3i, Camlog and Zimmer implant platforms - as well as the new NobelProcera Implant Bar Overdenture for Straumann implant platforms. The announcement of a new NobelProcera 2G Scanner and an open access partnership with 3Shape for NobelProcera Abutments, both to be launched later this year, offer even more access to superior products and solutions that help dental professionals treat more patients better. The patient is at the forefront of Nobel Biocare's mission, "Designing for Life," an ambition to improve every patient's quality of life with superior products and solutions designed to give functional and natural-looking tooth restorations that aspire to last a lifetime. For each core step of the patient treatment workflow - diagnostics and treatment planning, surgery, prosthetic restoration and post-treatment care - Nobel Biocare provides superior products and solutions to ensure maximum treatment safety, patient comfort and long-term success. New options for NobelProcera® Abutments on Biomet 3i™, Camlog® and Zimmer® implant platforms The latest additions to the assortment of third-party NobelProcera Abutments provides affordable and highquality options that pair patient needs with individual products. In addition to the existing third-party NobelProcera Abutments for Straumann, Astra Tech and Thommen - a whole new range of NobelProcera Abutments on Biomet 3i, Camlog and Zimmer implant platforms are now available. All NobelProcera Abutments are meticulously developed, verified, and validated to meet engineering requirements and user needs. More restorative flexibility with NobelProcera® Implant Bars on Straumann® implant platforms NobelProcera users can gain a significant competitive edge in expanding their business with the new in-lab scanning of NobelProcera Implant Bar Overdenture for Straumann implant platforms. NobelProcera Implant Bars for Straumann Standard/Standard Plus and Bone Level allow for even more restorative flexibility with precision engineering that supports basic to advanced cases. The extensive experience in high-end industrial manufacturing available with the global production network of NobelProcera, allows dental professionals to take advantage of a whole new range of implant restorative options for addressing patient needs. The NobelProcera Implant Bar Overdenture for Straumann implant platforms has been tested with a new 3D fit assessment to verify the high precision of fit of NobelProcera Implant Bars on Straumann implant platforms. The method is used to confirm precision of fit in order to reduce mechanical complications and ensure longevity which is particularly relevant when developing CAD/CAM-generated dental implant substructures.1 Announcing direct access to unrivaled products with upcoming NobelProcera® 2G Scanner the upcoming NobelProcera 2G Scanner builds on the more than 25 years of CAD/CAM experience behind all NobelProcera solutions and tops its predecessor which has already proven to be an extremely accurate scanner on the dental market.2 The new scanner has a similar look and feel to the original with exciting new elements including advanced automation features which are designed to increase productivity. Existing users of the NobelProcera Scanner will be able to upgrade their current scanner to the new 2G version which will be available later this year. New partnership with 3Shape™ will offer open access to NobelProcera® Abutments Also later this year, users of the 3Shape Dental System will be able to integrate their system to gain access to the unrivaled quality of NobelProcera Abutments in zirconia and titanium for both Nobel Biocare and other major implant systems. After integrating with NobelProcera, 3Shape users simply maintain their current workflow of scanning and designing using the 3Shape Dental System with the added benefit of receiving open access to produce industry-leading NobelProcera Abutments using the extensive global production network of NobelProcera. Interested 3Shape users should contact Nobel Biocare to obtain the required interface file. Availability may depend on which 3Shape Partner has provided the Dental System. Expert LMT panel discussion and industry-leading speakers focus on major lab and CAD/CAM topics Join Nobel Biocare for two days of discussion and lectures with industry-leading experts in CAD/CAM dentistry. An expert panel moderated by Mark T. Murphy, DDS, will host an interactive discussion on the hottest topics facing laboratories today on Friday, 22 February, from 12:00 to 3:00 pm at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Ballroom Chicago VII. Topics include, "Digital communication: Clinical and laboratory perspectives for success", "IRS & Regulatory developments that will impact your laboratory in 2013" and "The edentulous patient treatment incorporating CAD/CAM technology for long-term success." Following the panel discussion on Friday, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, during the "NobelProcera Innovation Forum," don't miss the unique opportunity to hear the doctor/lab presentation, "The Edentulous Patient: All-on-4® Treatment Concept" including the keys to a successful predictable outcome. Mark Adams, DDS, is a leading prosthodontist from Denver, Colorado, who works along-side his brother Scott Adams, CDT. On Saturday, 23 February, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, also at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Ballroom Chicago VII, Nobel Biocare presents a mini-lecture series on the following topics: "Engineering CAD/CAM bar restorations for predictable long-term success", "New emerging technologies that will impact the laboratory business in 2013", "CAD/CAM implant bar designs incorporating in-lab scanning" and "Customized CAD/
We hope that everyone had a great time in Chicago this year. We were glad to see so many people join us during Lab Day for our technical courses and hands-on demonstrations in the Sheraton, Mayfair room....See more For those who attended the CDS Mid-winter show, thank you for stopping by the DENTSPLY Prosthetics booth in the McCormick Center. As revealed in Chicago, later this year we will be introducing CAD/CAM Material Options For All-Ceramic and Non-Precious Alloy. Stay tuned to The Bridge for more details!
If you’re a regular LAB DAY Chicago attendee it may be hard to believe that a show known to be the largest gathering of dental laboratory decision makers in North America began with just 30 exhibitors...See more and about 275 attendees. Prior to 1985, the Chicago Dental Society (CDS)’s MidWinter Meeting was housed in the downtown Hilton Hotel and a handful of companies hosted programs for the laboratory community across the street in the Blackstone Hotel. But in 1985, the CDS moved its meeting to the convention center, which left some companies up in the air about what to do for their technician customers. LMT President Judy Fishman—agreeing with some laboratory manufacturers who felt their companies would be dwarfed at the MidWinter—booked space at the Blackstone and offered exhibit tables to laboratory product marketers. The rest is history: This month, we celebrate our 30th Lab Day in Chicago with more than 200 exhibitors, over 3,000 expected attendees and nearly 250 educational programs. In 1990, it was time to take the show on the road and LMT held its first Lab Day West in Southern California, now the largest dental laboratory trade show on the West coast. In 2000, we introduced Lab Day East in New York City, which makes an exciting move to Atlantic City in 2015. Visit LMTmag.com on Monday for another LMT Memorable Moment.
"Let me invite you into the pages of Lab Management Today...our goal is to give you the tools you need to build a better, more profitable, smoothly operating dental laboratory business," wrote Publisher...See more Judy Fishman in Lab Management Today's inaugural issue. After its first few months, it became clear that LMT was destined to be more than just another industry trade magazine. LMT quickly earned its reputation as the "Go-To" resource for business, marketing and management strategies. We devised several ground-breaking crown experiments, created the much-anticipated biennial Wage and Fee surveys, implemented the industry's most comprehensive Buyer's Guide directory and brought you a comprehensive look at the State of the Industry every five years. Thirty years later, we keep innovating, always with you in mind: in print through LMT magazine, in person through LMT LAB DAY and online at www.LMTmag.com. Visit LMTmag.com tomorrow for another LMT Memorable Moment.
This year marks LMT’s and LAB DAY Chicago’s 30th birthdays and we plan to celebrate all year long. Come celebrate with us in the pages of LMT, at LAB DAY and online as we take a walk through...See more 30 years of history. Online, we’re taking our cue from a popular internet trend called Throwback Thursday during which users post old photos. We’re calling ours Throwback Thirty and will be posting photos and snippets from our 30-year history with you every Thursday on The Bridge at LMTmag.com/ThrowbackThirty. But to make it really fun, we want you to join in! We’d like you to share your recollections of the stuff we post and also post your own “throwback” photos of life in your lab, photos from industry events or stories from the past. Let’s work together, as we always do, to create a living history of all we’ve created and done as the decision makers we are!* What I didn’t realize 30 years ago was that so many of you were on the same page I was on: embarking on a new path as an entrepreneur; in many ways, it’s not just LMT’s milestone—it’s yours, too! During the last quarter of 2013, I traveled across the country and back. I visited some old industry friends and made new ones. Like me, many of them didn’t know exactly what we were getting into when we first started out but we had conviction, knowledge, the all-important characteristic of perseverance and, most of all, the intention to build a business, and here we all are. I have to acknowledge, particularly, some friends who’ve been comrades in pursuit of our respective dreams from the start: Michael Kulwiec, Marc Daichman, Tom Bormes, Jim Gorgol, Rob Gitman, Kamilla Siekierski, Jim Glidewell, Steve Severy, Josh Green, Harold Burdette, Max Schulze, Dan Smith, Gerry Mariacher, Robert Berger, Kris Kersten and the late Kevin Dillon. These guys gave me tremendous help and support as I navigated my way into the wonderful world of dental technology and I want to thank them publicly for this! There are, of course, many others who were there with me at the beginning and who are still here now, who’ve followed their passion, set things in motion and continue to enjoy the fruits of their continuing labor. We’re an amazing team—you, the dental laboratory decision makers; you, the manufacturers and suppliers; and us, LMT—and that gives us the ability to deliver much-needed, useful data and insights to help your business prosper. We intend to continue doing so and want to say thanks. We are filled with gratitude to play such a role in this marketplace but we couldn’t do any of it without you! What really struck me during my trip out West is how connected everyone is with one another in our field. Every lab and manufacturer has a rich and colorful history and it seems like, at one point or another, so many of you worked with or for one another somewhere along the way! Competitors are also cooperators, technicians are also manufacturers, employees became employers and sometimes they even switch places with one another! What also struck me is that the economic slowdown of the last five years has hit almost every pocket of the country. It was evident on the streets we drove down and in the cities we stopped in. It gives us all the more reason to appreciate what we have weathered and how resilient our community is. The view 30 years out gives us what we call “30/30 Hindsight.” We don’t have the same kind of vision we had when we were in our 20s and 30s and starting out. That vision was filled with anticipation of the challenge and what we might be capable of creating. Our vision now has wisdom, gratitude, humility and loads of experience. I’ve been told many times that folks love working with LMT because every staff member here exudes excellence in delivering customer service, editorial content and phenomenal LAB DAY events. It’s what we do, year after year: in print, in person and online. By now we can comfortably say we have hindsight. We know who we are. We know who you are and we are thrilled to keep on truckin’ down this road with you every single day. *In the February issue of LMT, we’re featuring industry highlights as reported in the pages of LMT over the last 30 years. It’s like a mini-series on the history of our community! Join us: share your memories and photos at LMTmag.com/ThrowbackThirty and they might also appear in an upcoming issue of LMT.
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.
It’s inevitable that there’ll be things in our lives we wish we’d have done differently. Regret has value if, instead of dwelling on lost opportunity, it brings about change. Last month,...See more at the Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund Awards reception in Philadelphia (see details on page 42), I came face to face with one of those moments of regret: I knew Dr. Shils but I never made it a point to really know him. I was 35 when I first met him. He was twice that. Shils was the Executive Director of the Dental Manufacturers of America (DMA) and the Dental Dealers of America (DDA). I didn’t know his background, his brilliance, his energy, his grace. I only saw the age gap, his formal demeanor and the old-school manner in which he ran the DMA Preview Show for dental dealers and visitors from overseas that took place the day before LMT LAB DAY in Chicago. Even though I had numerous occasions to speak with him in the ensuing years it was almost always industry-specific sharing of information. I got a glimpse of his passion for Philadephia about 13 years ago when Norm Weinstock, Zahn CEO, and I took the train to Philadelphia to talk about charities with him. In 2004, I told him my son was also in love with “Philly” and was accepted into the University of Pennsylvania. His face lit up. He told me he’d love to give Eric the grand Center City tour. It never happened. That Halloween, Ed had a car accident. He passed away a few weeks later. At this year’s Entrepreneurial Fund event, listening to the way both Award presenters and recipients spoke about Shils, I felt like I was hit with a ton of bricks. I became acutely aware of just how very loved, admired and respected he was by those who knew him well. It makes me sad to realize what I’ve missed and how I neglected the opportunity to embrace his friendship and learn from him. Ed didn’t work only with the DMA/DDA. He was involved with many, many things. He even has his own Wikipedia page. He had an incredible amount of energy and steam; he held six degrees—one was a law degree attained at the age of 68!—from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also taught for over five decades. In 1973, he founded the Wharton Entrepreneurial Center—the first of its kind—at Penn’s Wharton School of Business. He served as the Center’s director until 1986. He said: “You have to allow people the latitude to fail. You have to hire people with a tolerance for ambiguity. You don’t just have rules. You have people who interpret the rules for success.” A couple of decades ago, the Chicago Dental Society changed the opening day of the Mid-Winter Meeting from Sunday to Wednesday. The DMA Preview Show was held on Friday. He called to ask me what I was going to do with LAB DAY’s show date. I told him it would always be on Saturday regardless. He called me “a real entrepreneur.” I didn’t understand the depth of such a compliment.