Dental Lab Products-2012-03-01

Digital Esthetics

Stay at it

March 27, 2012

It’s not news that everybody wants to work in a safe environment, one that will allow them to stay healthy and continue doing their thing well on a day-to-day basis. What is new is the reality that even the best-laid plans to retire at a young age may be going by the wayside with the way the economy has changed most peoples’ lives in recent years. Now more and more people are working to an older age and others are making plans to extend their careers beyond what they had originally intended.

Real Time ROI: Smile Line USA’s Micro-Vibes

March 21, 2012

The Lab Gnathodontics Ltd. is a full service dental lab located in Lakewood, Colo. with about 60 employees. The lab specializes in complex combination cases, implants and cosmetic work.  The Product

Take it to the cloud

March 21, 2012

A Web-based dental laboratory and supply-chain management software, SoundTrack is a suite of innovative tools designed to help labs drive revenue growth, decrease costs and strengthen customer loyalty. Designed to blend seamlessly with emerging dental technologies, labs can manage hundreds of concurrent cases online from anywhere there’s an Internet connection.

Examining precious free alloys

March 21, 2012

The fabrication of base alloy frameworks are state of the art, but often they receive a “bad reputation” with claims of much of the population suffering from toxic or allergic reactions due to dental metallic materials. It’s not to say that such reactions never occur, but when one compares the number of reported cases to the total number of units manufactured for patients, the ratio is very minimal. The risk of an allergy to food, such as strawberries or nuts, is much greater than the risk of having a reaction against a dental alloy compound. 

All-in-one scanner

March 21, 2012

Load the platform with 30 dies, initiate the job and within 15 minutes, the automatic scan and design application produces final coping designs. Its 140 mm x 140 mm x 140 mm scan volume provides access for large fully articulated models.

Temps with lasting looks

March 21, 2012

There are enough children born with congenitally missing laterals to warrant discussion about how to solve the problem of social embarrassment for them even if it’s just a temporary solution. Later, when the patient is an adult, he or she can decide to move forward with a permanent answer, be it implants or bridgework, whatever resolution best suits him or her.

Easy entry

March 21, 2012

During my travels across the country I come in contact with many removables laboratories feeling a disconnect between themselves and how they will fit into and service the developing technologies used in dental practices. My advice is to become a student of the game and look for opportunities that accommodate how deep you want to get involved. 

Techs at Becker Dental Laboratory having a ball with healthier seating

March 21, 2012

Back pain is the last thing anyone working at a lab bench wants to put up with every day. That’s why ceramist Shawn Holmes of Becker Dental Laboratory in Herculaneum, Mo., looked into exercises and new seating in an effort to combat his lower back pain. What he found was a two-for-one solution in stability balls. Now that he has swapped his traditional dental lab chairs for these stability “exercise” balls, Holmes’ back pain has gone away and he’s feeling better and stronger while at work.