A dentist-friend has asked me to open a dental lab in her practice. She will be providing the material and equipment and I will be able to get outside clients. What percentage of my revenue do I give her? Do I do her work for free?
I had a great experience as an independent lab leasing space from an account. If your going to be independent, set a price for leasing space, equipment, and utilities. You should buy your own materials, or you'll be giving the landlord a piece or you outside work also. Be conservative in your lease pricing. The major benefit for the home account comes with all the extras you'll bring to the practice. Shading, appointment adjustments, never putting in a crown or bridge that is not glazed after adjustment, consultation, and about 50 other things you'll do at no charge!
Since our last discussion on zirconia, I've been told during a Cerec SW4.0 presentation that inCoris TZI is less abrasive than e.max CAD. What are your views on this?
Some research shows well polished zr is the least abrasive material. when you put a glaze on it, up the scale it goes.
Almost 50% of respondents to LMT’s Subcontracting Services Survey say there’s been an increase in the amount of work they’ve been sending out to be fabricated by other laboratories and/or manufacturers in the past five years.
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