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Vident appoints new president

March 21, 2012

Fred Ketcho appointed president of Vident Vident, a VITA company, just announced the appointment of Fred Ketcho as its new president, effective immediately. "We look forward to having the benefit of Fred's broad professional experience, leadership abilities, and energy, along with his strong focus on customer relationships," said Wayne Whitehill, CEO of Vident and one of the company's founders.

Dental group in California wins Vident contest

March 21, 2012

The Providence Prosthodontics Dental Group case featured a patient who fell as a small child and sustained a fracture of the palate. Years later, an irregular #9 erupted, resulting in multiple failed attempts of preservation. Due to financial limitations, the patient also delayed necessary treatment for many years. Ultimately, bone grafting and implant placement were performed. The need for an esthetically pleasing restoration lead Guichet and Wasky to utlilize a zirconia abutment and core over-layed with VM9 porcelain.

GCAT to accept 3Shape scan files

March 21, 2012

Starting June 1, GC Advanced Technologies (GCAT) will begin accepting remote scan and design electronic STL files for custom abutments and copings from 3Shape users. This new enhanced digital relationship with 3Shape will allow for dental laboratories that have the 3Shape scanning system to remotely scan the models, design the case in lab, and send the electronic files to GCAT for milling. Or, the dental laboratories can choose to just remotely scan the models and send the electronic files to GCAT for design and milling of the Custom Abutments or Copings.

How to interview a dental lab

March 21, 2012

If you want to get the most out of your relationship with your dental lab, you have to ask the right questions. You can’t just assume that a lab uses a certain type of material or that it’s certified; you have to ask to find out for sure. And you can’t assume your new lab technician knows exactly what you’re looking for in a lab. Not only do you have to ask questions, you have to lay out your desires and expectations as a client.

Growing in tough times

March 21, 2012

There’s plenty of competition out there, and the folks at Ottawa Dental Laboratory are well aware of it. They know plenty of cases are being sent overseas and many dentists are looking to trim costs in any way possible.

Smile Line USA hosts customer appreciation day

March 21, 2012

Smile Line USA hosted its first annual customer appreciation day in a business suite at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers Feb. 27 in conjunction with LMT’s Lab Day Chicago. Demonstrations and hands-on training were provided featuring the new and innovative Micro-Vibe instrument and the long-lasting Zir.care grinding stones.

Zahn's Rita Acquafredda promoted

March 21, 2012

Rita Acquafredda, previously General Manager of Zahn Dental, has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager. An experienced executive with more than 30 years of experience in the dental laboratory industry, Rita will continue to lead the Zahn Dental laboratory business. Known for her strong customer and vendor relationships, Rita was recently elected to the Board of the National Association of Dental Laboratories.

Tech Smart: Big picture, small package

March 21, 2012

The days of the AV cart are most certainly numbered. Like other sectors of the high-tech world, audio-video equipment continues to shrink at a brisk pace. Now, instead of rolling a bulky cart with a projector on top to wherever a presentation or movie will be shown, that projector can be carried in a pocket.

Protecting personal information

March 21, 2012

Our consciousness of personal privacy was elevated several years ago with the passage of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which was designed to “restrict the uses and disclosures of participant’s personal health information (PHI) by an employer’s medical plan.” This law created a protective wall between the employer and medical plan, thereby making it illegal for an employer to use PHI to make employment-related decisions.

GCAT to accept 3Shape scan files

March 21, 2012

Starting June 1, GC Advanced Technologies (GCAT) will begin accepting remote scan and design electronic STL files for custom abutments and copings from 3Shape users. This new enhanced digital relationship with 3Shape will allow for dental laboratories that have the 3Shape scanning system to remotely scan the models, design the case in lab, and send the electronic files to GCAT for milling. Or, the dental laboratories can choose to just remotely scan the models and send the electronic files to GCAT for design and milling of the Custom Abutments or Copings.

Sign up now for a Robert Kreyer denture course

March 21, 2012

Robert Kreyer will be conducting several Advanced Denture and The Art of Prosthetics courses throughout the summer and fall months in Sarasota, Fla. and Los Angeles. On June 25-26 and again on September 11-12 he will be at University of Southern California in Los Angeles teaching The Art of Prosthetics, sponsored by Canulor USA. To sign up, contact Joanna Randall at 800-436-3827.

Medical device taxation and the dental lab

March 21, 2012

While the massive healthcare reform bill recently signed into law by President Obama will affect all Americans in one way or another, it contains a provision that will have a direct impact on dental laboratories in their role as manufacturers of medical devices.

Talladium/Candulor enter into distribution agreement

March 21, 2012

Candulor USA, the leading Swiss tooth manufacturer, has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Talladium Inc., based in Valencia, CA, for the distribution of their entire line of removable products. The agreement provides Talladium Inc. with the rights to sell Candulor products in the United States. 

Nobilium now exclusive Equipoise distributor

March 21, 2012

Nobilium has been named the exclusive distributor of the Equipoise line of precision attachments, dentist tools, and teaching aids.  In addition, Nobilium will host the Equipoise technical certification course for dental laboratory technicians in its new Dental Technology Center. Equipoise is a complete removable restorative system that can be used with partial dentures and combination cases with crowns and implants.  The system enables esthetic partial denture designs using the Equipoise Balance of Force Principle.