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6 materials lab techs need to know aboutFrom hybrid zirconias to 3D printed materials, there's no shortage of options at a lab's disposal.
13 things for labs to look forward to in 2018
13 things for labs to look forward to in 2018In the new year, labs can expect advances in technology, materials and the lab business itself.
10 reasons for dental labs to be optimistic in 2017 and beyondWhile it's easy to be pessimistic these days, there are plenty of reasons for labs to welcome the future.
7 ways 3D printing is changing everything
7 ways 3D printing is changing everythingHow CAD/CAM and 3D printing are reshaping the dental industry.
The latest hourly and annual salary numbers for dental lab technicians
The latest hourly and annual salary numbers for dental lab techniciansLooking at the most recent data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics – and what it means to you
25 tools that improve the restorative workflow
25 tools that improve the restorative workflowFrom analog to digital, here are the things that can make restorative dentistry better than ever.
Exploring today's digital dental workflow
Exploring today's digital dental workflowShaun Keating, CDT and Dr. Jack Ringer explain why staying abreast of technological developments is crucial for lab success.
The truth about chairside dentistry
The truth about chairside dentistryChairside dentistry has been touted as the next evolution in dentistry—and it’s whispered about among dental technicians as something to be feared. What’s the reality of this burgeoning technology?
How technicians can REALLY love their jobs
How technicians can REALLY love their jobsTom Zaleske explores some of the challenges facing dental labs, and how he thinks technicians can learn to love their careers.
The state of the dental lab in 2016
The state of the dental lab in 2016A recent Dental Lab Products survey sought to learn the level of satisfaction that lab owners, technicians and other employees take in their careers. Here's what we found.