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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, 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...
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,
We're Amann Girrbach America, the U.S. division of Amann Girrbach AG, a company with a combined 100-year history of support for dental technicians pursuing...
Axsys Dental Solutions · Wixom, MI
Money Making Solutions From Manufacturing Experts Whether You Are Looking to Augment Your Current Systems or Implementing a New Dental Manufacturing System,...
Our Technical Director and bar milling expert will be at LMT Lab Days East, April 5th in booth R-2
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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.
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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 and Milling
DENTSPLY Prosthetics posted about Celtra™ Duo Zirconia-reinforced Lithium Silicate and ZirconiaOctober 8, 2013
According to LMT's 2012 Removable Survey, the restorations for which demand has increased the most significantly are:
Complete dentures with whiter, brighter teeth Flexible RPDs Implant-retained overdentures Economy dentures Hybrid dentures
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