To say Ryan Napolitano made some changes to his father's laboratory is an understatement. In 2003, Precision Craft was a 17-person, "mom-and-pop" operation in a 3,500-sq-ft space. Today, it has doubled in size—in terms of staff and dentist-clients—and operates in a $3.4 million, 14,000-sq-ft facility.
"When I came aboard, it was still very much the lab I had grown up in," says Ryan, who worked in the lab since age 10 and formally joined in 2003 after earning a degree in communications and marketing. "Everything was run on a day-to-day basis; work came in, work went out. There was no...
The number of laboratories declined 12.5%, from approximately 12,000 to 10,500. The number of GPs and prosthodontists increased 17%, from 133,623 to 156,011. This means the ratio of dentists to labs increased from 11:1 to 15:1.
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