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Steve Braykovich · Jan 20, 2014
There are many interrelated factors that affect a DMC’s (Dental Milling Center) reliability, speed and accuracy, the...
Seeing the impending boom of digital technology, Anton Woolf, CEO of Argen Corp., conceived a plan to reinvent the company and its product offerings to meet the needs of the changing marketplace. The result? The Argen Digital Center.
Hosted by Quintessence Publishing and Henry Schein in October, the 1st International Symposium on Digital Dentistry: Technologies That Enhance Clinical Outcomes featured an exhibit hall and three days of lectures by digital dentistry experts.
The digital transition in labs is not just about fabrication processes; the operational side of the lab business is changing too. Speakers at the 2014 DLOAC Meeting look at the continuously evolving role of the technician. Also: new products announced at the show.
All-ceramic, All-options Featuring Zenostar and IPS e.max CAD · Thursday Mar 26 · Burbank, CA
Transitioning from a traditional lab to a digital one is a big step for any size lab. This forum is an extension of our Survive or Thrive program and is for open discussion about why become a digital...
Five-Axis Disc Milling Unit Seamlessly Alternates Between Wet and Dry Milling
Roland DGA has announced a high-value, limited-time promotion offering a free BOFA DustPRO Vacuum (a $1,995 value) with the purchase of a Roland DWX-50 dental milling machine. Those interested in taking advantage this special offer can do so by...
As of October, laboratories that own Wieland Zenotec milling machines—Zenotec mini, Zenotec select dry machines, and Zenotec select hybrid machines—under warranty are eligible for free backup milling. In the event of an equipment breakdown...
Whip Mix is pleased to announce it will be holding the 3rd annual Survive or Thrive Digital Forum on October 2nd and 3rd in Louisville, KY.
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Full-Time · DATRON Dynamics, Inc
Are you excited by the changing landscape in digital dentistry? Do you like working with cutting edge technology? DATRON is growing, so now’s your chance to join the company that is leading the titanium implant milling revolution! We’ve raised the industry’s expectations for the...
We had Sirona in lab rap in our lab lest Wednesday. We loved what we heard but not sure if we would make...See more right choice by just going w them or shopping other system. What we like the most is that we would be able to do all staps ourselves from reciving files (just from cerec-ussers since they are closed system according to the rep) scanning conventional impressions /models (but not be able to send files to other labs-outsourcing labs in case there is a need except Infinident) and milling which we now outsource to other lab but we would also have to think about sintering oven which is another investment and as of now we have lots of need for bruxier crowns, Oh and I forgot to mention we are full service so our partial work we outsource as well. Help!!!!
Headed to DLOAC today? Join Dr. Richard Kinsel and Daniele Capoferri, CDT for their lecture at 2 PM...See more "The Dentist-Technician Connection: Managing Implant Complications"
Stop by the Straumann Booth #22 post-presentation to learn about our CARES Prosthetic App, a free App for Dental Wings and 3M Lava Scanner users to connect to Straumannâs centralized milling facility for original Straumann CARES Customized Prosthetics.
Roland recently introduced the DWX-4 milling machine for dental applications. This introduction has some...See more dental labs wondering which direction they should go when purchasing a CAM machine. So letâs give you some âfood for thoughtâ.
How many of you are milling Emax? I know, it is cheaper to print/mill wax & press, but considering moving...See more my rushes and internal remakes to milling, as well use this same option for our modelless requests. I have an Imes 450 that mills Emax beautifully, just a lengthy mill time. Considering bringing back an E4D. — tagged IPS E.max
I understand you taking exception with the over simplification of the outsource issue but to say that...See more it's a "greed-driven business model" is an oversimplification of its own. Domestic dental labs who compete primarily on price are facing a crisis to stay in business. Rather than greed, their very survival depends on their ability to use offshore labs to take advantage of cheap labor. Our medium sized lab has a parade of small lab owners seeking work because they simply can't afford to make a living wage in the current market with their lack of capital & business acumen. There's a simple reality that labs who have made a living making crowns out of their basement for $1 cheaper than the lab down the street are disappearing. Although I feel bad these labs are closing and the challenges of change, I'm not convinced that this shakeout is necessarily a bad thing for our industry.
US labs need to quit whining about the offshore problem and work toward finding ways to compete in ways other than price. Finding ways to improve compliance and material integrity is only part of the solution. Domestic labs will ALWAYS have a competitive advantage in turnaround time and the ability to forge personal, meaningful business relationships with their dentists. Successful labs will find a way to incorporate automation, efficiency, artistry, and other value-added services to their dentists. As long as labs keep acting like vendors to their customers rather than partners in mutual success, the profession will continue to "cheapen."
In my view, the shakeout will continue for a few more years with automation, milling, and monolithic materials leading the way. Labs owners who work 16 hour days for $40,000 year making base-metal pfms for local dentists will continue to disappear. Its time for US labs to step up, take control, and shed the defeatist mentality. The future is bright for those who embrace change and seize new opportunities. — tagged Outsourcing
LMT’s 2012 Fee Survey shows an increase in the orthodontic sector, where fees have risen a healthy 8% since 2010. In fact, two-thirds of orthodontic laboratories say they've raised prices an average of 5% just within the last year.
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