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26 07, 2017

Provisionals in Dental Care

2017-07-26T15:28:18+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Michael Tischler wrote this insightful article for Dentistry Today on the importance of provisional options during the healing process of implants. These are subjective decisions based on each patient's needs and aesthetic preferences. Read on to learn more: The patient’s priorities on aesthetics and function during the implant healing process are subjective concerns that can [...]

19 07, 2017

Implant Prosthetic Options

2017-07-19T15:02:19+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Implants Today recently published this article from Michael Tischler, DDS about the options available to patients when looking into implants. While removable implants are an option, they can lead to complications with bone loss in tissue-supported areas. The increased success rate of zirconia as a fixed prosthetic has made it a very popular option. Read more [...]

11 07, 2017

IdentAlloy/IdentCeram Program

2017-07-11T14:38:31+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Transparency between manufacturers, dental labs, dentists, and patients has been a hot topic in the industry in recent years. As a dental laboratory, we pride ourselves on ensuring that our manufacturers are respected and trusted. There are new programs in effect that allow for more peace of mind through detailed tracking of ingredients and overall [...]

28 06, 2017

Dental Implant Options

2017-06-28T16:31:03+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Michael Tischler wrote this piece for Implants Today on some of the different options patients face when looking into implants. There are different factors that need to be talked about and taken into consideration before final decisions are made. While implants have the mechanical availability to attach many different prosthetic options, many factors must be taken [...]

21 06, 2017

Dental Implants: What the Patient Needs to Know

2017-07-25T14:05:36+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

The National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) recently posted this blog by Leon Hermanides on some valuable information a patient should be aware of as they contemplate getting dental implants. This information should include a patient's individual needs and limitations as well as an assurance that the dental laboratory you are working with for materials [...]

13 06, 2017

Certified Dental Technician Appreciation Month

2017-06-13T15:30:11+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The NADL recently posted this blog about June being Dental Technician and Certified Dental Technician Appreciation Month. Many people don't know the kind of work that we do because we are so behind the scenes, but our role in the industry is crucial when it comes to delivering quality products and materials to dentists and [...]

6 06, 2017

Not All Zirconia is Created Equal

2017-06-20T18:16:33+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The old adage reads price, quality, speed… pick any two. As with every new product that comes to market, there is always someone trying to make it faster and cheaper, because speed and price are major influencers in our buying habits. But most of the time, when chasing after the quickest and cheapest deal, the quality [...]

31 05, 2017

Oral Health Improvements During 2016

2017-06-13T15:38:14+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

We're seeing a positive trend in the oral health of adults across America. There has been a noted decrease in a number of workers taking time off for oral health related issues. Dentistry Today cites a Delta Dental survey to explain to trend. Fewer adults are skipping work because of toothaches, dental appointments, and similar problems, according [...]

24 05, 2017

Changes in the Dental Laboratory World

2017-06-06T14:54:15+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Travis Zick, current Co-Chair of the NADL's Business Management Committee, wrote this article on the changes in the Dental Laboratory Technician's world since the beginning of their partnership with dentists. Many things have changed, especially the relationship between a dental lab, the technician, and the dentist. In the time since Dr. W.H. Stowe and his [...]

17 05, 2017

Taking a Look at Superspecialists

2017-05-17T16:08:57+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Leon Hermanides, a CDT at Protea Dental Studio, writes about the continued need for specialists, such as certified dental technicians, even in fields where technology seems to be capable of more and more of their jobs. As with many industries in today’s world the technological advances in dentistry are happening at a furious pace, often [...]