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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, LaborâNot Material Costsâis 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.Â and many other offshore labs are...
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.
Bob Cohen, CDT · Jun 06, 2012 · Jun 06, 2012 · 1 minute read
Hi, Being a reseller of CAD CAM equipment we have found it to be very interesting that many decision makers in dental labs want help figuring out if it's the right time to buy. From a business perspective it's all about return on investment (ROI). So, for the sake of this exercise let's look at the...
Devon Howe · Feb 15, 2012 · Feb 15, 2012 · 2 minute read
Dear LMT: Why is everything made in China? Here are some possible reasons: People in China work for very little money. The Chinese work ethic is extremely strong. The fundamental cost to manufacture products in the U.S. is much higher than China due to: health insurance for employees, business insurance,...
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We are only 9 days away from a very exciting 1 and 1/2 days of education, new...See more product information and industry fellowship. I have been coming to this meeting from the beginning and for one am really looking forward to this years meeting. Take a look at your February issue of LMT to get all of the information for the clinics being presented and the exhibitors who will be there to show you what's new and answer your questions. Just as a reminder, I wil be presenting two "Free" seminars on Saturday, February 22, 2013 from 7:30am - 8:30 am or 8:30 am - 9:30am. The subject is "Evolution of Outsourcing: CAD/CAM, Custom Abutments - How does this fit into your business model"? It is getting more difficult to gain new accounts and I may have a few ideas for you which will be discussed during this program. Come join us, there is No Charge and you will get 1-Scientific CDT credit for attending! Hope to see you there.
Just two months until Lab Day Chicago 2014. Check out the Nov/Dec issue of LMT to see...See more what is being offered for your educational benefit. In the January ssue you will see more details of the programs and their scheduled times. Just a reminder, if you are not providing CAD CAM and Custom Abutment Implants to your dentists, stop by my seminar on Saturday, February 22, 2013 from 7:30am - 8:30 am or 8:30 am - 9:30am. The subject is "Evolution of Outsourcing: CAD/CAM, Custom Abutments - How does this fit into your business model"? It is getting more difficult to gain new accounts and I may have a few ideas for you which will be discussed during this program. Come join us, there is No Charge and you will get 1-Scientific CDT credit for attending! See you there.
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!!!!
Hello everyone. Just a short note to let you know I will be presenting a 1-hour scientific CDT credit...See more program at the 2014 LMT Lab Day Chicago in Hospitality Suite 936 on Saturday, February 22, 2013 from 7:30am - 8:30 am 8:30 am - 9:30am. The subject is "Evolution of Outsourcing: CAD/CAM, Custom Abutments - How does this fit into your business model"? Come join us for this exciting update on CAD, Custom Abutments and other evolutions in our fast moving industry. Hope to see you there!!!
Hi guys. I am tired of shipping out my models to milling centers and waiting for them to return, only...See more to find out the margins are poor. I want to have the luxury of at least a digital scanner to make my zirconia turnaround faster, but I'm worried about the cost versus profitablity.
There are a couple of issues I'm dealing with: If I were to purchase a scanner, I would definitely seek out more clients who prescribe zirconia, but I wonder if it's better to try and acquire those clients first. My biggest fear is not meeting the required turnaround times without a scanner first. Common sense says get the clients first, but anybody have some experience with doing it either way?
Second, I am worried about the margin integrity of outsourced copings. I haven't found a good outsourcing lab for full contour zirconia yet, but I am fairly happy with Aesthetic Milling Systems in Spokane for copings. Thoughts anyone? — tagged Outsourcing, Zirconia and Scanners
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