Argen Hosts "The Future of Digital Dentistry" Seminar Featuring Guest Speaker Dr. Gordon Christensen
The Argen Corporation will be hosting a seminar, The Future of Digital Dentistry, featuring guest speakers Dr. Gordon Christensen and Dr. Bob Lowe. This event will take place on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 9:00am to 4:00pm Pacific Time at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa.
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CAPTEK is a non-oxidizing PFM system for copings and bridge frameworks. Captek can be fabricated in-house with simple web-based training or purchased complete through many certified regional outsource centers. The Captek brand is appreciated by dentists and laboratories for the product's excellent esthetics, biocompatibility, strength, versatility and cost control. It was voted by dentists as the "Townie Choice" for best PFM restoration for seven consecutive years and received a JDT "Wow" award in 2008 and 2010.
Known for its ceramic, veneering and framework materials, NORITAKE manufactures EX-3 for PFM restorations, CZR for zirconia, and CZR Press and EX-3 Press for pressable systems. Available exclusively through Zahn Dental, these quality porcelains provide ease of handling, natural color matching, excellent translucency, and resistance to fracture and chipping.
Sorry should be PFM. Retired from Glidewell 4weeks miss Dental so much my new email isWilmaredler@gmail.com...See more also was a great honor to be First women CDT of the year guess quit when you're ahead to all my friends in Dental if I can help would love to 949 300 2275 Will travel anywhere and can train anywhereSeptember 25 at 9:12 pm··0 1
When the controversy over the possibility of lead in PFM restorations arose in 2008, the ADA conducted...See more an independent study to determine the degree to which lead may be present in crowns. In 2009, it released the results of this study, which found only trace amounts of the naturally occurring element in 44 different porcelain powders and 102 finished porcelain-metal crowns produced by domestic and foreign dental laboratories. The results ranged from below detectable to 113 parts per million (ppm) in the 44 porcelain powders, and an average of 46ppm in the crowns.
"Based on all the information to date, both from our own testing as well as reports of other analyses, we are confident that no measurable levels of lead are released from dental crowns made from dental porcelain typical of available sources," said Clifton Carey, PhD, administrative director, ADA's Paffenbarger Research Center (PRC), which conducted the study with the ADA's Division of Science laboratory.March 20, 2014··0 0
Is a Full Contour Zirconia (FCZ) (BRUXIR) crown covered under dental insurance plans just like a PFM...See more crown is covered?? Any information on this subject is appreciated, I am trying to gain knowledge on this matter in order to better communicate with my clients. Thanks guys!!November 20, 2013··0 0
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.August 7, 2012··6 4
Bundled pricing is becoming more prevalent in the implant arena, according to LMT’s 2012 Fee Survey respondents. It allows labs to give clients an upfront price that includes not only the restoration, but also abutments and components.
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