- September 2014
As a result of rapid growth in its digital services, Albensi Laboratories was bursting at the seams. Now, its new building features a well-organized layout, energy-efficient systems and room to grow.
In addition to technical support, marketing personnel and a scanner repair area, 3Shape’s new east coast facility in Warren, NJ, features training rooms for technicians to test drive and learn about 3Shape scanners and dentists to get familiar with the TRIOS Digital Impression System.
- April 2014
“The dental industry is rapidly changing,” said Robert Ganley, CEO of Ivoclar Vivadent, during the company’s Experience Innovation event on Friday night in Chicago. “We believe these changes will point the dental industry in a more digital direction with an emphasis on consistent high-quality materials, processes and results. With collaborative partnership and strong leadership, we can connect to the heartbeat of innovation and see improved efficiencies and growth throughout our profession.”
Highlighting the event was the worldwide launch of the new Wieland Zenotec®...
- March 2014
Owner: Michael Adkins
The team members at Twin City Dental Lab in Lewiston, ME, are so tight, they worked together to build their own laboratory.
Prior to 2003, the lab was housed in the basement of a professional building and while the space offered some unique features—for instance, an old bank vault served as the lunch room—employees dealt with poor lighting and cramped conditions. So in 2003, Owner Michael Adkins purchased land and broke ground for a new laboratory.
Devoting nights and weekends to the project, the 16 employees—along with spouses and...
- February 2014
Many laboratories create esthetic restorations, but some owners and their teams are lucky enough to work in facilities that are as beautiful as the work they create.
- June 2013
In 2008, Dr. Sonny Torres Oliva was profiled in the New York Times for his services and the spa-like environment in his mid-town Manhattan, NY dental office. Dubbed the "Zentist," his operatories feature soft lighting, gently vibrating dental chairs and New Age music. Patients—some of whom are celebrities—are routinely treated to hand and foot massages, hot towels, hand lotion and lip balm during their hygiene appointments.
Two floors down from this stress-free office is his in-house laboratory that employs five technicians, including Dr. Oliva's father, Sergio, a former lab owner,...
- March 2013
- February 2013
Furniture manufacturers and distributors offer a wealth of design and renovation strategies. Here, seven companies share how they helped their laboratory customers realize their vision, whether it was an intimate 600-sq-ft training laboratory or a bustling 83,000-sq-ft operation.
Nobilium (CMP) Installs 33 Workbenches in Louisiana Laboratory
In 2011, Custom Dental Arts in Shreveport, LA, wanted to expand from its 2,500-sq-ft space so it purchased a 6,000-sq-ft facility located across the street. Lab Owner Ben Hart wanted to renovate the space, customize its layout and purchase new benches,...
From consistency and good service to referrals and successful seminars, these tips and techniques help you maintain the relationships you have and find the customers you want.
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- April 2012
Zhermack's New Dune EcoTech Micro-Sandblasting System Reduces Sand Consumption
Lab Day attendees got the first look at Zhermack's new Dune EcoTech Micro-Sandblasting System. The unit's flow shut-off valves and calibrated nozzles immediately interrupt sand flow when the pedal is released, allowing for controlled sand dosage and a dramatic reduction in sand consumption. The sand recirculating function reprocesses the abrasive materials for roughening procedures and lining removals, so the majority of the remaining sand is recycled and reused, resulting in minimum waste. A double connection that's...
- March 2012
- May 2011
- April 2011
If youâre like most small business owners, you probably think the chance of your laboratory being the site of a violent act is pretty slim.
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As many as 75% of all small businesses have an on-line presence, and you can count a growing number of dental laboratories among them.
Many laboratories create esthetic restorations, but some owners and their teams are lucky enough to work in facilities that are as beautiful as the work they create. In this second installment of LMT's Laboratory Showcase series, we debunk the myth that bigger is better, profiling two labs whose ergonomic design maximizes a small amount of space.
Larry Passaro, owner, and
Dana Passaro, vice president of operations, New Dent
In midtown Manhattan, a place known for tight spaces, Larry Passaro has created his own laboratory oasis along with his daughter Dana, whom Passaro credits...
Confronted with daily reports of a declining economy and mired in the unpredictability of what it means for their businesses, itâs not surprising that some laboratory owners are postponing plans
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Innovative laboratory owners are educating the public about the dental laboratory industry through coverage in local newspapers. Our report includes helpful tips for getting news about your laboratoryâand its achievementsâin print.
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CDs are a dynamic method of capturing the dentist's time and precious attention and getting your marketing message out to potential clients.
During the three years All-Dent Ceramic Studio was holding courses for its clients in local hotels, owner Steve Romanzi was dreaming of something bigger.
The first wave of out-sourcing began two decades ago with jobs for making shoes, cheap electronics, and toys departing to developing countries. It caused a huge blow to the U.S. manufacturing sector...
Many laboratories are deeply discounting their prices due to the challenging economy. Robert Maccario, MBAâa business manager for dentistsâexplains why this is exactly the wrong approach.