Scott MacLean, DDS, is a part-time Clinical Professor of implants at the Dalhousie Dental Clinic and practices general dentistry in Halifax, NS. An internationally published author, he evaluates new implant products, is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Canadian Academy...
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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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:...
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