Larry Shields, CDT, is the Owner of Shields Dental Laboratory in Whitehall, MI, specializing in removable appliances emphasizing the Wironium partial framework designs and fabrication. He received his initial training in Dental Laboratory Technology at Ft. Sam Houston, TX, while in the U.S. Army and...
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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