DENTAL TEAM: Sven Jesse, Jesse & Frichtel Dental Labs and Dr. Edward Narcisi, DMD, both of Pittsburgh, PA
RESTORATIVE PROBLEM: The patient—the wife of one of the laboratory owners--had an existing all-ceramic restoration on tooth #30 that cracked (she had previously had a PFM crown that also chipped).
TREATMENT PLAN: Since functionality and esthetics were a priority, a Zirlux FC2 full contour zirconia crown was chosen. The laboratory prefers to use Zirlux FC2 because of its flexural strength and low wear against opposing dentition. The Zirlux FC2 system consists of five pre-shaded...
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LMT explains the application process for obtaining a J-1 visa, which allows overseas technicians to train in U.S. laboratories for up to 18 months.
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Sven Jesse, DLT, has been a dental technician for over 28 years. After training in Bremen, Germany, he managed multiple departments at labs across the globe. He has been published in Contemporary Esthetics, LMT, Dental Lab Products, Doctor of Dentistry, General Dentistry and a study by UPS. In 1992,...
Office managers across all experience levels earn an average of $18.20 per hour, making it one of the higher-paid positions in the laboratory, according to LMT's 2012 Wage Survey.
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