Dean Mersky, DDS · Sep 26, 2012 · Sep 26, 2012 · 2 minute read
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 the plate and taking a called strike while swatting a gnat. If we don't keep our eyes on the ball,...
Tija Hunter, CDA · Aug 07, 2012 · Aug 07, 2012 · 1 minute read
I'm a dental assistant with expanded functions in prosthodontics. I learned a long time ago that technicians have so much to teach assistants and doctors. I've worked with many of them to keep communication open between the lab and the office and promoted [the importance of communication] in an article...
LMT Communications, Inc. · Aug 07, 2012 · Aug 07, 2012 · 1 minute read
In response to Claus Dampmann's letter, Labor - Not Material Costs - is Key Factor Driving Selling Price of Chinese Crowns, in your June/July issue, please allow me to point out some things he failed to mention. While it's true that ProLab Solutions, Inc. and many other offshore labs are FDA-,...
Claus Dampmann · Jun 15, 2012 · Jun 15, 2012 · 2 minute read
A counter viewpoint to those who have concerns about the materials being used in China.
Larry Borman · Apr 17, 2012 · Apr 17, 2012 · 2 minute read
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 interesting trends in states that are creating legislation or proposals requiring dental lab registration...
Terry Fohey, CDT · Apr 11, 2012 · Apr 11, 2012 · 4 minute read
Dear LMT: A number of months ago, I went to a Georgia Work Ready meeting in an attempt to be a good participant in my local government. Georgia Work Ready is a government-funded program that creates programs to improve job training and marketability of Georgia's workforce. I was shocked to see that...
Working with more than one lab is the norm for the vast majority of dentists who responded to LMT's 2013 Dentist’s Survey: - Only 14% work exclusively with one lab - 30% work with two labs on a consistent basis - 45% regularly work with three labs - 11% work with more than three labs
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