The implant market isn't slowing down anytime soon. At Nobel Biocare's LAB DAY panel discussion, featuring laboratory owners and other industry experts, the company offered these statistics:
60 million people are edentulous in one arch or another.
The "nearly edentulous"—those with two or more teeth per arch—will grow to 39 million by 2015.
Projected growth for implant-supported restorations: 9.3% over the next four years.
The average lab produces about 30 implant abutments a month; 50% of them are done via CAD/CAM.
As the market grows and more and more dentists get involved, they're...
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Scott Adams, CDT, graduated from Ferris State University and has over 25 years’ experience in the field, including owning and operating a laboratory specializing in removable and implant technology. He joined Clear Choice in 1996 and has managed the laboratory, helped develop company protocols for...
60% of respondents to LMT's 2012 Wage Survey say it’s getting harder to find qualified technicians, 34% say they’ve seen no change and 6% says it’s getting better.
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