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Why “Being Digital” is the combination of human artistry and automated productionDental Lab Products talks with Sarah Anders, COO of Ivoclar Vivadent, about new innovations and materials from the company.
Bench Mastery: Improved ceramic veneer restoration [VIDEO]

Value is key in imitating the natural tooth to achieve a lifelike result. In esthetic anterior restorations, the dental technician is ideally involved right from the beginning—even more so, if a diagnostic wax-up, or mock-up, is required to visualize the treatment outcome. However, some situations in everyday practice may make it impossible for the dental technician to be part of the treatment at an early stage and such a case is described in the report below.

Featured Brand: Ivoclar Vivadent

An inside look at lab products from Ivoclar Vivadent, including the IPS e.max Press, the SR Phonares II, the IvoBase System and the IPS InLine One.

Ivoclar Vivadent's IPS e.max Press, Programat 5000 furnace changed everything at Creative Arts Dental Lab

Adding a new material to a dental laboratory can bring major changes to the business. Workflows and equipment might need to be adjusted, and demand for the new product is essential. But when everything comes together, the transition can lead to a more efficient operation producing higher quality restorations.

Cutting costs, keeping quality

In the current market, communication between the dental lab and dentist is more important than ever.

Real Time ROI: IBEX Dental Technologies’ Summit Press

The Lab

Anderson Dental Studio is a 10 man lab located in Edina, Minn. It was started by Ken Anderson more than 50 years ago and its legacy has been preserved through his children who have continued to operate the lab with the same quality and ethical standards that their father had set many years ago. Being a small family business, owner Al Anderson respects and tries to patronize businesses such as his own. This is one of the several reasons he was so happy when he was introduced to IBEX Dental Technologies at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting in February 2011.

Cutting costs without cutting quality

In the current market, communication between the dental lab and dentist is more important than ever. Dentists keeping a watchful eye on their overhead are faced with a lab bill every month that’s reflective of the new dental products and materials they’re selecting for their patients.

The ideal union

For the fully edentulous person, dentures serve many purposes beyond just restoring the smile. They assist with speech and mastication, help strengthen facial muscles that control expression, and maintain the vertical dimension of occlusion, thus helping maintain facial features that enhance the patient’s beauty and well-being.

Recreating patient’s translucency

When creating restorations using pressable ceramics with the cut-back and layering technique, dental laboratory ceramists have traditionally cut-back and layered the buccal aspect of the restoration.