Implant Market Continues to Thrive

Kim Molinaro The implant market has been strong for the past decade—and shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, 86% of respondents to LMT’s 2017 Implant Survey* say their implant business has improved in the past three years, and 61% rate the state of their current implant business as either “good” or “booming.” “Implants have become […]

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?

Paolo Kalaw | CEO-Nimbyx and Evident Healthcare Software “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 […]

The Changing World of the Dental Laboratory Technician

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Travis Zick, Chief Operating Officer, Apex Dental Laboratory Group, Inc. “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 […]

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


Steven Pigliacelli, CDT, MDT “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 […]