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  • The Next US Dental Laboratory Industry
    David Lesh · October 11, 2012

    There's always a lot of great technical talk here, but I would love to participate in some conversation about the trends taking place in the industry and how they affect us.

    I started Dale Dental 12 years ago as a way for labs to get access to the restorations they needed to grow their business. To me however, Dale was always about more than...

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  • Offshore Outsourcing: 'A Greed-Driven Business Model'
    LMT Communications, Inc. · August 7, 2012

    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-, ISO- and DAMAS-compliant, many of...

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  • Labor - Not Material Costs - is Key Factor Driving Selling Price of Chinese Crowns
    Claus Dampmann · June 15, 2012

    I'd like to comment on the April and May Letters to the Editor regarding material usage and disclosure documentation for restorations being produced by offshore laboratories and specifically those in China.

    As the general manager of ProLab Solutions, Inc., which outsources work to China, I am very supportive of full disclosure as it relates to offshore restorations and would like to provide a counter viewpoint to those who have concerns about the materials being used in China: - Major - but not all...

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  • Laboratory Registration is Not the Answer
    Larry Borman · April 17, 2012

    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 (including Virginia, Georgia, Minnesota,...

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  • Why is Dentistry Afraid of Transparency?
    Terry Fohey, CDT · April 11, 2012

    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 only three businesses were represented....

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  • Technical Tips For Titanium Restorations
    Tim Tyndall, CDT · February 15, 2012

    For the last three years, I've been involved in titanium research and development with Precision Milling Center in West Valley City, UT, and read with interest Luke Kahng's recent article on titanium (How to Fabricate an Esthetic Porcelain to Titanium Restoration, LMT November/December 2011, Click here to Read). The piece is well written and...

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