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3M™ ESPE™ brings Lava™ Ultimate Restorative to labs

After launching the material to chairside CAD/CAM users late last year, 3M ESPE is now rolling out Lava™ Ultimate Restorative to the dental labs that make up the Authorized Lava Milling and Design Centers as well as through Jensen's Digital Network. It also is available to labs working with Straumann's CAD/CAM production center.

Renowned dental technician Willi Geller visits Ivoclar Vivadent

During a recent one-day informal visit, renowned dental technician and ceramics innovator Willi Geller met with representatives from Ivoclar Vivadent AG at the company's headquarters in Leichtenstein.

BIOMET 3i marks 25th anniversary

Back when it was founded in 1987 the company was known as Implant Innovations Inc., but a lot changes in 25 years. Now as it prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary, the company goes by BIOMET 3i and has grown from the small firm founded by periodontist Dr. Richard Lazzara and engineer Keith Beaty to a global company with more than 1,000 employees.

International dental trends were the focus at recent World Dental Forum 2012

For four days in late May and early June, 570 dental professionals from seven countries came together at the World Dental Forum 2012 in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China. The event was hosted by Modern Dental Laboratory USA, and speakers presented on topics including endodontics, operative dentistry, implants, esthetic dentistry, oral hygiene, prosthodonics, digital dentistry and oral appliance therapies.

AMT now offering lease financing for its SLM systems

In an effort to make it easier for dental labs and production centers to incorporate their laser sintering systems, AMT Inc. has secured financing plans through Highland Capital Corporation to allow dental labs to lease the production systems for 60-month contracts.

Tech Smart: Defining the tech world

Shopping for new technology can sometimes feel like wading through a vat of alphabet soup. The number of new acronyms to describe features and metrics is imposing, and the pace at which new terms are introduced can be downright dizzying.

Legacy Labs: Brabant Dental Lab

It’s all in the family at Brabant Dental Laboratory—the family of employees, that is.

The lab, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, has changed hands just twice in that time, and in both instances ownership was passed to dedicated employees.

The Sacramento-based lab was founded in 1937 by Joseph Brabant, a denture technician who expanded the business into one of the first full-service laboratories in northern California.

GC America training focuses on efficiency and esthetics

During a June 1 training event held in St. Petersburg, Fla. Rick Sonntag, RDT, provided attendees with an in depth look at the potential of GC America's IQ One-Body System.