Dental Lab Products-2010-09-01

Digital Esthetics

Planning for success

August 02, 2012

As the current year starts to come to a close, many companies begin the process of planning and budgeting for the coming year. The fourth quarter often sets the sales momentum for the next year, and many companies alter their current plan to allow them to introduce new products and services to existing and prospective customers.

Extending options

March 21, 2012

Applying New Technologies: 3Shape Dental System 2010 The 3Shape Dental System™ 2010 offers extended digital capture functionality with the D710 scanner’s Multi-Die Scanning capabilities as well as enhanced features through the DentalManager data management application, DentalDesigner CAD software, and CAMbridge manufacturing application.

Something for everyone

March 21, 2012

You probably can’t do everything all by yourself, and you might not want to even if you could. The good news is there are plenty of outsource laboratories-right here in the U.S.-willing and able to help you. Some can help with everything, while others specialize in helping with certain case types or with manufacturing all, or just part, of the restorations you need.

Wax to the max

March 21, 2012

Applying new technologies: Solidscape's D66+ and D76+ wax printers The preXacto™ series of compact, benchtop 3D waxup printers are designed to allow small- and medium-sized labs to produce quality wax structures for pressing and casting with a short return on investment. The basic D66+ unit is capable of producing up to 750 units/month, while the larger D76+ model doubles production to 1,500 units/month.

Gothic arch tracing

March 21, 2012

Wax bite rims have long been the main means of recording vertical dimension and centric relation for fully edentulous patients. Unfortunately, this method presents many challenges to establishing an accurate recording.

An alloy alternative

March 21, 2012

Bench Mastery: Handling Titanium As laboratory technicians, we are constantly made aware of new products and materials, and are subjected to much of the same marketing as dentists. However, we are in the unique position of having to fulfill our dentists’ requests to implement these new materials and discern what is hype and what works well. At the same time, now more than ever, we are under increasing pressure to keep costs down.

No more guessing

March 21, 2012

Formulated and manufactured for each component of the waxing process, the InStep casting wax system is designed to ensure that waxes are compatible from blockout to final waxup. This reduces the chance of defects in your castings.

More than one meaning to teamwork

March 21, 2012

It seems to me that in most articles about teamwork today-including several of mine-the teamwork concept is almost always talking about the dentist/technician relationship and the process that takes place between the laboratory and the operatory.

Tech Smart: Adapting to the situation at hand

March 21, 2012

Over the past few years, using computers seems to have become a much more hands-on experience. From desktops to laptops to tablets and smartphones, touchscreen interfaces are popping up everywhere and offering us innovative and intuitive new ways to control our machines. With tapping, dragging, swiping, pinching and typing on virtual keyboards all quickly becoming familiar, the door is now open for novel approaches to computer design such as Toshiba’s laptop like no other, the libretto W100. Concept in action