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Knight Dental Group, Inc. today announced that after having entered a definitive agreement last month has sold its dental laboratory solutions business to Leixir Holdings, Inc.
“Although our business has seen above average growth in the past few years within the regions that we do business, the...
In September, an affiliate of Beacon Bay Holdings (BBH), a private investment firm in Newport Beach, CA, acquired The Winter Laboratory in Laguna Beach, CA.
The lab’s founder, Dr. Robert Winter, continues to be involved in the laboratory and joins BBH’s dental lab team as Executive Vice President...
I attended a conference last week with some colleagues and throughout different presentations, I found myself writing down acronyms and new words and realized that even at the semi-young age of 33, I am old! I'm sure that I use words or phrases from time to time that throw my parents off for a beat,...
What do you get when you combine knowledge, patience, humor and dedication? These are just a few words to describe this year's NADL Excellence in Education Award Winner, Craig Pickett, CDT. Our Technical Manager has been involved in dental technology for 36 years, 7 of which have been spent here at Whip...
During the Vision 21 meeting in Las Vegas in January, the NADL welcomed its new president, Gary Iocco, President of Dimension Dental Design in Hastings, MN, and honored several other industry members:
2014 CDT of the Year Award: Wilma Peterson, CDT, Manager of Education at Glidewell Laboratory, Newport...
MicroDental Laboratories, a network of laboratories committed to helping dentists thrive, is proud to announce the acquisition of Lemke Dental Lab. With this transaction, MicroDental Laboratories plans to combine Lemke Dental Lab with MicroDental’s Hermanson Dental Laboratory. Based in St. Paul,...
MicroDental Laboratories has acquired Cosmo Dental Lab to form MicroDental Laboratory Ottawa at Cosmo. Opened in 1980, Cosmo has 29 employees and is co-owned by Blake Murchison, RDT, Dave Wilson and Dan Burns who will stay on in management roles. The new laboratory offers a depth of experience and...
Ivoclar Vivadent announces that effective immediately, Sarah Anders has been promoted to the new position of Sr. Vice President of North America Sales. In this role, Ms. Anders will be responsible for all sales operations in the US and Canada, working with and being supported by Pierre Lamoure, VP of...
- December 2013
Ivoclar Vivadent announces that Sean Sexton has accepted the position of Wieland Dental Technical Sales Representative. At Wieland, Mr. Sexton will focus on sales specific to Wieland's Zenotec CAD/CAM brand. Sean will also develop and consult on digital laboratory production environments on behalf of...
- November 2013
It is with great sadness that we must share news of the passing of Arlo King, CDT and Director of Technical Services for DENTSPLY Prosthetics. Arlo was well-known, -liked and -respected throughout the dental industry as the face and leader of DENTSPLY's laboratory technical support services. Those who...
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Matt Tait, RDT, is a field-based Technical Representative and CAD-CAM Specialist. He has technical support responsibility for the Southeastern USA and CAD-CAM support nationally.
SUMMARY: 40 years of experience as a dental technician working through every aspect of management, specializing in partial...
- October 2013
If you live in a city with similar weather patterns to Louisville, KY, you may also be noticing the seasons are a-changing. What's nice is that we can turn off the A/C and open the windows. Turn on a fan during the day when the sun's out and then grab an extra blanket at night when the sun goes down...
- August 2013
Beacon Bay Holdings and affiliates ("BBH"), a leading private investment firm located in Newport Beach, CA, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Cal Ceram Dental Laboratory's business. BBH is continuing with its strategy to partner with prominent dental laboratories across North America to provide...
- July 2013
Roland DGA Corp. has announced several key promotions within its marketing, product management and sales organizations, as well as the appointment of a new marketing director. These staffing changes reflect the company's continued growth and success as a leading manufacturer of digital printing equipment,...
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CUSTOM AUTOMATED PROSTHETICS has developed an end-to-end solution that enables you to mill the award-winning* CAP FZ | Full Contour Zirconia, as well as wax, PMMA and zirconia frameworks in your lab using the Roland DWX-50. This milling strategy uses a .3-mm microbur to achieve high-definition anatomy...
A laboratory specializing in digital manufacturing, DAL DT TECHNOLOGIES offers installation, training and technical support for the complete line of imes-icore milling machines. imes-icore mills are industrial-level mill units that deliver high precision and fit. From the entry 240i to the popular 450i...
- June 2013
The Argen Corporation, the largest dental gold producer in the world, today announced the appointment Jeff Lowthorp to Director of Business Development.
Jeff has over 20 years' experience as a dental technician establishing dental expertise and a savvy understanding of the dental industry. Mr. Lowthorp successfully operated his own laboratory and built a comprehensive skill set. He integrated his ceramics background and experience with Captek into his laboratory. Jeff developed a relationship with...
- May 2013
Amann Girrbach America (AGA) is proud to announce the opening of its new state-of-the art training center in Charlotte, NC. The facility, also home to the US headquarters since late 2012, features the AGA Learning Lab, a fully-equipped working laboratory, showcasing the entire Ceramill CAD/CAM Suite...
- April 2013
Amann Girrbach America (AGA) has recently put a new strategic US leadership team in place to oversee all North American operations including sales, marketing, distribution, service, support, training and continuing education. The team's mission is to help manage and sustain the exponential growth of...
On March 24, 2013, the dental industry lost a revered leader, colleague and friend, Norbert Duepner. Norbert joined the Argen family as Technical Director over 27 years ago and leaves in his legacy one of the strongest Technical Support Departments operating in the dental landscape today. Known throughout...
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- February 2013
We hope that everyone had a great time in Chicago this year. We were glad to see so many people join us during Lab Day for our technical courses and hands-on demonstrations in the Sheraton, Mayfair room. For those who attended the CDS Mid-winter show, thank you for stopping by the DENTSPLY Prosthetics...
- January 2013
3Shape has opened a new office in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, which offers training, technical support, product demonstrations and business support to 3Shape partners and end users.
"The opening of this office represents our commitment to offer the best support and training possible," says Henrik Vestermark, VP of Operations, North America. "We are witnessing a strong, growing demand for our latest CAD/CAM solutions, and the new office allows us to continue building our market while promoting the advantages...
- October 2012
(Chicago, IL) - This year's Lab Management Today Lab Day Chicago show will be filled with technicians abuzz with news of the latest new products, equipment, services and technologies. Adding to this excitement, the dental laboratory's long-standing trusted manufacturer, DENTSPLY, will exhibit their newest products that help customers to be more efficient, productive and profitable - "Lab SmarterSM". Visit DENTSPLY Booths # 800 & 813 to see these new products and more:
- March 2012
Straumann® CARES® System 7.0 offers users full flexibility to choose their workflow through a single system. The validated workflow provides direct access to precise, high-quality Straumann materials and restorations through Straumann's centralized milling facilities and pre-set design parameters.
Precisely milled materials in zirconium dioxide, IPS e.max® CAD, 3M™ ESPE™ Lava™ Ultimate Restorative, titanium, and more material choices from Straumann CARES are only...
- February 2012
Ivoclar Vivadent announces Recipients of 2011 Annual Technical Sales Awards
Amherst, NY (January 13, 2012) - Ivoclar Vivadent is pleased to announce its 2011 Annual Sales Award recipients, who were honored at the beginning of January during a celebration banquet in Sarasota, Florida. Awards were presented to recognize individual and collective hard work and sales accomplishments that have taken place in the United States and Canada in the technical division during the previous year.
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Our Technical Director and bar milling expert will be at LMT Lab Days East, April 5th in booth R-2
WorkNC...See more Dental CAM software can be used for soft materials, metals, abutments, bars and more. Check us out.
Best of all,m we'll happily give you our information we have gathered on the best way to star implementing CAM into dental, including doing implants.
Implant Overdentures Some New Innovations
Sterngold · LAB DAY Chicago 2014
Frank Munzenmayer, CDT,...See more and James Ellison, CDT, present three methods for stabilizing overdentures, including a new bar system that eliminates complexity while significantly reducing fabrication time and expense, a freestanding abutment system that allows for true angle correction of misaligned implants, and a small diameter implant system that explores the area of immediate load.
For more information: Call Vickie Savino at 800-243-9942
James Ellison, CDT
Technical and Education Department Head at Sterngold
James Ellison, CDT, has spent the past 29 years with Sterngold as the Technical and Education Department Head. With a Bachelors Degree in Biology and an Associates Degree in Chemical Technology, he earned...See more his CDT during 20 years at the bench. Ellison is the author of the Sterngold Procedure Manual and is a contributing author to Dr. Hamid Shafie's book Clinical & Laboratory Manual of Implant Overdentures. He also has designed several attachments, including the ERA; holds two patents; and teaches throughout the world.
Frank Munzenmayer, CDT
Technical/Education Specialist at Sterngold
Frank Munzenmayer, CDT, is Sterngold's Technical/Education Specialist. He graduated from New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn, NY, and worked as a C&B/ceramic technician for major dental labs...See more in the New York and Connecticut areas. Munzenmayer has been a Technical Advisor for seven major dental manufacturers--managing the Tech/Ed Departments for four of them--is a published author, lectures internationally and is a member of the Technical Advisory Commission at New York City College of Technology.
Dan O' Rourke put out a challenge to our industry and the LMT editorial team and I are intrigued by his...See more suggestion for a "Man vs. Machine" challenge and are discussing its possibilities. At present we're somewhat stuck on the logistics and would love to invite input from others in the community. Since there's a ready-made CAD/CAM group, we will post the idea for a challenge in that group. Please join us in inviting dialogue that would help us form a plan of action.
One thing that strikes us with regard to the "which is better" question, are the comments from Don Cornell, printed in our April LAB DAY coverage:
Automation and the 25-30% market contraction caused by the recession are helping to fuel what Cornell calls a move toward "good enough" dentistry for posterior restorations which is, in turn, driving the growth of full contour restorations. "Full contour is not just about something that's cheap-it's good enough in this application, in this space, at this price point. It's shaped like a tooth, it blends in and margins are good. When it comes to full contour, there are those labs that don't want to participate. They say "that's not who I am," but can you really afford not to participate?"
This concept of "good enough" is one to be reckoned with IF the integrity of the patient's restoration and oral health are not comprised.
For everyone who offers suggestions, please keep in mind LMT's necessarily unbiased role as "information disseminators" which means we need to be sure, as non-technical facilitators, that we aren't condemning any restorative option. — tagged Dan O'Rourke, CDT
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