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Argen Corp. · San Diego, CA
How many of you are milling Emax? I know, it is cheaper to print/mill wax & press, but considering moving...See more my rushes and internal remakes to milling, as well use this same option for our modelless requests. I have an Imes 450 that mills Emax beautifully, just a lengthy mill time. Considering bringing back an E4D. — tagged IPS E.max
I believe it works something like this;
-Scan a physical model or accept a virtual model created by a...See more dentist who owns an intra-oral scanner and he/she can then send you an stl file via the internet
-Design a full contour crown using CAD
-Software automatically creates two files, one is the under-stucture or coping the other is the over-lay portion
-The coping portion or file is then either milled from metal / milled from sintron and then sintered / milled from zirconia and then sintered / or milled or printed in wax then cast and finished
-The overlay portion is then milled or printed from wax and then placed over the completed coping, sealed using a heated instrument, sprued up and invested
-The ring is then placed in the burn-out oven
-After burning out the ring is placed in a pressing furnace that melts ingots of ceramic material and then presses them over the coping.
-Devest, stain and glaze, done ! 100% digital !!! F@#$ me runnin,...Youch !!!
ADVICE - GO DIGITAL or forget about this business ( Don't shoot the messenger )
Understanding scanning and milling is only a piece of the CAD CAM puzzle. Learn the chemistry and physical...See more properties of different types of zirconia, PMMA resins and waxes used as burnout pattern material and how they can affect the outcome of your restorations in this 1-hour webinar. — tagged CAD/CAM Scanning And Milling
Whip Mix Corp. · Louisville, KY
Understanding scanning and milling is only a piece of the CAD CAM puzzle. Familiarization with milling...See more material properties and limitations is critical to guaranteeing consistent success. This webinar give you an overview of the chemistry and physical properties of different types of zirconia, PMMA resins and waxes used as burnout pattern material.
Jason Gleason · Senior Product Specialist at YES! Dental Laboratory
Looking for a good wax for diagnostic wax up cases. We've been using Proline by Vacalon which I find...See more a little too opaque, though it handles well. Previously I was happy with Whip-Mix's Life-Like, but found the color and opacity tended to differ batch to batch.
I'm hoping to find something easy to handle both for my technicians as well as the ham-handed doctors I send the cases to and aesthetically pleasing for the patient.
Florentino Barron, CDT · Owner/President at Barron's Dental Laboratory, Inc.
Does anyone know of a facility that is processing partial frames using a scanner and outsourcing the...See more printing of the wax patterns? I am considering purchase and would like to know more about the ins and outs, logistics, etc. Please respond. Thanks, Joe BarronCDT
To all of you my fellow partners in the Dental field, is a reality that the speed we are running with...See more the technology is no joke, but, getting an specialty in CAD and not necessarily in CAM for some, will not make too much sense when our new technicians are just knowledgeable with a joystick (with all my respects) and have no fundamentals in Dental Technology. How many times have you asked a CAD technician if he/she is taking into consideration a curve of spee/ or perhaps if a crown lengthening if recommended?
Donât get me wrong, I love CAD and I love my field, but the losing art is not about waxing or setting teeth or layering porcelain, is about losing our integrity as Dental Technicians, regardless of your specialty.
We make the world smile, be proud and keep learning.
Scott Smith · Dental Technician at Professional Restorations
When casting noble bridges metal occ. Or linguals I seem to get porosity near sprue attachments. Using...See more 6g runner bar with 10g sprues. Any suggestions to help? Oppinions on dipping runner bar and wether or not a button is needed? I weigh my wax and cast for just a runner bar.
Daniel Chang, RDT · Vancouver, CAN
Does anyone know how the shape of connectors for 3 unit PFM bridge be? especially teeth
from #24...See more to #26. During the waxup stage, I have trouble waxing up between #24 abutments and #25 pontic AND #25 pontic and #26 full metal crown.
I really need answer for this
Dan O'Rourke, CDT · Owner/President at O'Rourke Dental Studio
A new client of mine who has decided to make an educational commitment to be among the top 1 percent...See more of Dentist in our country just sent me a full mouth wax-up from a prominent American laboratoryâ¦â¦.. I'm speechless and saddened.
Brad Roche, CDT · Owner/Manager at Roche Dental Laboratory Ltd.
We are looking for a sure fire way to keep cast bridges from rocking. We've tried wax, and Zap-It. ...See more Let them set overnight. Sometimes all is well and other times they rock. We need a more consistant result. Any suggestions?
SLM(Selective Laser Melting) is the topmost cad/cam manufacture technology. It is the innovation compared...See more to the traditional wax losing method (wax-casting-metal coping). The SLM technology almost as the same as 3D printer but using metal alloy power to make metal copings. The effection is very precision, density and biocertigicate — tagged CAD/CAM
Colleen Fox · Accounting/Purchasing Agent at Verch Dental Ceramics
BEGO NAUTILUS CC PLUS Induction casting machine. Excellent condition, barely used. Includes Begoâs...See more Eltropol, Nabertherm N7/H Burnout Oven, and over 40 other support items (crucibles, wax patterns, funnels, etc.)
$19,000 for everything.
Contact Chris at 636.227.0186 or email@example.com if interested. — tagged 5 users
Michel Magne · Master Ceramist at 901 Oral Design
29-30 Germany, Stuttgart with ANAXDENT (Lecture + Hands-on)
13-14 ...See more USA, Marina del Rey, 901 LAB - Morphology & Provisional - Brazilian Group (Lecture + Hands-on)
17-18 USA, Marina del Rey, 901 LAB - Veneer on Refractory Die Technique (Lecture + Hands-on)
04-05 USA, Marina del Rey, 901 LAB Photography Course with Panos Bazos
10 USA, Loma Linda, (Lecture) Loma Linda University
15 Marseille, France, Private Organization
18-19 Italy, SICED (Photography Course with Panos Bazos)
21-22 Italy, SICED (Lecture + Hands on)
27-28 USA, Marina del Rey, 901 LAB with IVOCLAR (Lecture + Hands-on)
05-06 USA, Marina del Rey, 901 LAB - Morphology, Wax-up & Surface Texture (Lecture + Hands-on)
11-12 USA, Marina del Rey, 901-LAB with IVOCLAR (Lecture + Hands on)
19-20 Colombia (Lecture and Hands-on)
22-26 Brazil, Brasilia (To be confirmed)
01-02 USA, Marina del Rey, 901 LAB - Photography (With Panos Bazos)
04-05 USA, Marina del Rey, 901 LAB - Photography (With Panos Bazos)
24-25 Taiwan (Lecture and Hands-on)
14-17 USA, San Francisco, IDEA - Russian Group (Lecture + Hands-on)
I, personally, would love it. Logistically, it does kind of seem like a nightmare, though. I started...See more out as a waxer, but after a few years in the industry I developed problems with my hands that was threatening to end my career in the field. I was very fortunate to be able to transition into CAD/CAM when I did. I had thought (briefly) about pursuing a CDT in C&B, but I also have metal allergies, which has kept me away from ever attempting to metal finish.
If a CAD/CAM CDT were an option, I guarantee you I'd be all over it. I have a few vendor-specific certifications, but I feel like I'll eventually hit a ceiling. It would be nice to have something more universal to express my qualifications, that would be recognizable across the board.
Jose Walter · Owner at Bam! Dental Products
I should just stick to one topic...but that would take too long to let all the replies to trickle in.
LMT...See more here is something else you may want to write about.
Another observation. Most dental lab technicians CDT or non-CDT only know how to do one thing. The majority can only make models, or wax, or metal finish, or ceramics.
Again not picking on being a CDT...but if you became a CDT you should know how to work in all the departments...and do them well. This is what I mean by raising the bar.
Bill Matwijec, CDT · Owner at Aesthetic Dental Lab
I have a question . I am doing mail order work for one dentist. I did work for him last year and one...See more of my wax try-ins came to him melted. he now has concerns about this . Does anyone have any suggestions on how to prevent this. I use the US. mail due to price.
Kara Black, CDT · Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Center for Functional & Aesthetic Facial Surgery
My Professional Journey...
I suppose weâve all asked ourselves, at one time or another, how we ended...See more up where we are today. Iâve often pondered by what means I began with a psychology degree and ended with a CDT? When all of my scholastic peers were heads of major corporations and huge philanthropists, with hospital wings and parks named after them, their smiling polished faces adorning the social pages of the âNashville Neighborâ, I was busy carving thick wax blocks into little green bicuspids, sculpting plaster poo creatures into bench adornments and polishing gold rings into another nieceâs Christmas gift.
My migration to the plaster bench was as insidious and subtle as the brush of blue on the incisal edge of a central lateral. The word âlaboratoryâ conjured up images in my mind of a pristine building with scurrying cerebral employees in bright white coats titrating chemicals from beakers to test tubes while discovering the cures for potential pandemics, but this lab had no semblance of the propriety and regality that I thought the word deserved. With plaster barnacled around the sink faucets, green wax splatters encircling the limping and now retired computer chair and a fine layer of white dust flocking all of the amenable surfaces, the lab was inside of a standalone shed in my friendâs back yard, dignified only enough to house a rusted out riding mower and a few bulky holiday decorations. And so began my journey
Teresa Lentz · Dental Technician at DPS Dental Lab
Hi everyone I am new to this group,,,I have been a crown and bridge technician in Illinois for over 10...See more years,,,my children are grown and I,m ready to make a change to a new state ,,,please let me know if there are any jobs out there. I am a waxer,,finisher,models,and opaques. But i,m always egar to learn new things in this field...Thank you
LMT Communications, Inc. · Newtown, CT
The staff at LMT just received this wonderful holiday poem from Mike Saunders, Saunders Dental Laboratory...See more in Roanoke, Virginia. It was written by his lab's office manager, Meagan M. Smith. Enjoy!
'Twas the Lab Before Christmas
'Twas the lab before Christmas, when all through the place
Dust was slowing to settle in each hard-to-reach space.
The stockings were hung by the furnace with care,
In hopes that St.Michaelous soon would be there.
Technicians were nestled all snug at their bench,
And dreams of tomorrow, their resting minds clench.
Brenda in her 'kerchief, and Don in his cap,
Had just settled down for a long lunch's nap.
When out on the road there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bench to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like the dickens,
And wiped away dust that was starting to thicken.
The moon on the glistening, ice-covered road,
Did little to lighten the weight of the snow.
When what to my wondering eyes would appear,
But a UPS truck and eight tiny reindeer.
It bobbed in the air, so brown in moonlight,
I knew that its driver must be St.Mike.
More rapid than eagles his courses they came,
And he whistled and shouted and called them by name,
"Now, waxer! Now caster! All dental technicians!
Work horses and finishers! Hold all of your mixes!
To the top of the lot, to the top of the wall,
Now bite away, bite away, bite away, all!"
As bits of dust before hoses fly,
And meeting an obstacle, take to the sky,
So up to the rooftop, his reindeer, they flew,
With a truck full of cases and St.Michaelous, too.
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof,
The screeching of tires and pausing of hooves.
I drew in my head and was turning around,
When straight through the flume, Mike came with a bound.
He was dressed in all fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A sack full of cases were flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
His eyes - how they twinkled! His dimples, how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face, and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.
He was jolly and joyful, a happy lab elf,
And I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself.
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know, I had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the pipe he arose.
He sprang to his truck, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, 'ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good bite!"