In January, Vinnie Verderosa, CDT, MDT, Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, spent nine days working with the Giving Through Smiles Foundation in Neltume, Chile, a remote logging village in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. He was the only technician in a 10-person team from New York, including prosthodontists and dentists. They joined forces with dentists and dental students from a university in Chile to fabricate 50 dentures and treat 150 children with rampant tooth decay.
A clinic was set up in the lunchroom of a school, along with two rooms for denture work. The volunteers...
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According to LMT’s 2012 Fee Survey, 42% of laboratories have more than one fee schedule. Here are the top three reasons why: (1) 48% Lower fee for high-volume clients; (2) 39% Fees for “high-end” restorations are higher than ones for conventional ones; (3) 39% Fees for “economy” restorations are lower than those for conventional ones
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