The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.
Mark Twain's words—repeated by Dentsply's Chris Clark—appropriately describe the gist of the Cal-Lab Group's 86th annual meeting in Chicago. Or, to use Clark's own words, "The lab market...
Laura Sheppard, CDT, TE, serves on the NADL's Board of Directors. A practicing technician since 1979, she holds a Certificate in Dental Assisting, an Associate’s Degree in Dental Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Allied Health Teaching from Ferris State University. She is certified in Orthodontics, Crown & Bridge and Complete Dentures and has served as Chair of the NBC.
The NBC has been asked for CAD CAM credentialling. I know it sounds good on paper. But practically, how would you envision a CAD CAM test to be, that...See more would credential this skill set? What would we test candidates on (designing?), how would we evaluate it and what tools would be required?
Demand for flexible partials is on the rise, with about half of respondents to LMT's 2012 Removable Survey selling more flexible partials than they did five years ago. And among those who are fabricating partials as a service to other labs, 21% note an increase in the demand for flexible partials.
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