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David Lesh · Oct 11, 2012 · Oct 11, 2012 · 1 minute read
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...
LMT Communications, Inc. · Aug 07, 2012 · Aug 07, 2012 · 1 minute read
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-,...
A Lab Manager from Manchester, PA · Jun 15, 2012 · Jun 15, 2012 · 2 minute read
A counter viewpoint to those who have concerns about the materials being used in China.
Larry Borman · Apr 17, 2012 · Apr 17, 2012 · 2 minute read
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...
Terry Fohey, CDT · Apr 11, 2012 · Apr 11, 2012 · 4 minute read
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...
Tim Tyndall, CDT · Feb 15, 2012 · Feb 15, 2012 · 2 minute read
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,
- 3M ESPE Lava™ Plus
- 3M ESPE Lava Ultimate Restorative by Straumann CARES
- 3Shape D2000 and D1000 Scanners
- Activity 885 Scanner
- Amann Girrbach Ceramill Zolid FX
- Americana Dental G-5 Milling Machine
- Advanced Technology Center Custom Milled Restorations
- American SKY Dental Lab Fixed & Removable Restorations
- Argen Digital
Which digital impression scans do you prefer working with? Are you referring you dentists to a certain company if they are interested in purchasing a scanner?
Let me know if you have 3 Shape, Dental Wings, ExoCad, etc. Which digital impressions you like working...
Ceramists and lab owners, we are using conventional 4' ballasts with daylight flourescents (3050 lumen...
One-on-one interaction is a higher priority than ever before now that the economy has exacerbated the price-cutting phenomenon, according to LMT’s 2012 Fee Survey. To enhance customer relationships, respondents are offering more client education, joining study clubs and finding opportunities just to get more "face time" with their dentists.
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