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How to set up a Dental Laboratory Part 2: Traditional Models with a Digital In-House Laboratory

    In the COVID-19 era there’s an acceleration of dental laboratory technicians and dentists combining forces to build in-house or in practice laboratories. Dental Consultants have been asked the same questions repeatedly, how do I set up a dental laboratory? What equipment should I buy? Who should I buy the equipment from? Do I need a laboratory technician?     This is the...

How to set up a Dental Laboratory Part 1: Modeless In-House Lab

    In the COVID-19 era there’s an acceleration of dental laboratory technicians and dentists combining forces to build in-house or in practice laboratories.Dental Consultants have been asked the same questions repeatedly, how do I set up a dental laboratory? What equipment should I buy? Who should I buy the equipment from? Do I need a laboratory technician?     This is the first...

Keep it Dental: Who is supporting your CAD/CAM system?

   A decade ago there were few options for CAD/CAM distribution companies to choose from. The reason is that the technology was still developing on both the laboratory and clinical side of dentistry. Since the technology was new there weren't many experts in the field with both dental and technology knowledge to guide customers in the right direction.   The lack of...

Intraoral Scanner ROI: Printer or Milling Machine?

   In recent years dental practices have purchased Intraoral Scanners at a rapid rate. Carestream, Medit, Itero, 3Shape and Planmeca scanners have become the norm for the common dental office. But many who have purchased scanners are left wondering what is next, do I send my files to a Laboratory or purchase a printer or milling machine? How will I...