Achieving Natural Tissue Contours: A Predictable and Simplified Technique

Dr. Dino Javaheri INTRODUCTION Although the functional success rate of dental implants is very high, aesthetic failures still occur in the maxillary anterior region. In addition to the standard aesthetic issues with tooth-supported crowns, implants have multiple additional factors that cannot be ignored, like tissue contours, tissue height, and the abutment emergence profile. These extra […]

What do Dentists look for in their Dental Lab?

“Reports show that in the last five years, nearly 50% of dentists have changed laboratories because of unsatisfactory performance or relationship. The truth is, the competition is ruthless and dental labs need to make sure that their technical and communication skills are on point. Dentists were asked to choose the top three features they look […]

The Changing World of the Dental Laboratory Technician

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“In the time since Dr. W.H. Stowe and his cousin, Frank Eddy, opened the first commercial dental laboratory in the United States (Stowe & Eddy in Boston, MA) a great deal has changed in laboratories as well as dental practices.  While dentists themselves initially did their own lab work, by 1910 the majority of commercial […]

The future of the dental lab industry: The lab industry ain’t never gonna be the same


“Dental Economics Chief Editor, Chris Salierno, DDS, asked me to write about three trends that worry lab owners. To be honest, I can come up with many more than that, and I can also come up with many positive trends. But the trends that are affecting both labs and dentists are the ones that truly […]

4 Things You Should Know About Your Dental Insurance Posted


“Receiving proper dental care is important — and not just for your teeth and gums. A healthy mouth is essential to a healthy body. But dental care costs money. Even routine, preventive care can have an impact on a family budget — not to mention treatment for disease or injury. As with other healthcare costs, […]