Category Archives: Dental Labs

Why Dentists Switch Laboratories

LMT Communications, Inc. In LMT’s joint survey with Dental Economics, 46% of dentists say they’ve switched their primary laboratory—meaning the one they use most often—in the last five years. Here’s what leads them to end laboratory relationships and what they look for next time around. The more things change, the more they remain the same: while dentistry […]

5 Dental Market Trends Labs are Facing Head On

LMT Communications, Inc. The landscape of the dental industry is ever-changing: demographic shifts, business model transitions and technological evolutions present new opportunities and challenges for dentists and laboratories alike. Proactive laboratories are making a point to stay on top of these trends, setting themselves up to be invaluable resources to their clients as well as […]

Why it is Important to Work with a CDT, CDL or DAMAS Laboratory

Heather Voss, CDT Whenever we drive a car, purchase something online, use a cellphone or take our children to an amusement park, we are benefiting from minimum quality standards without even knowing it.  Standards have become such an integral part of our daily lives that the average person gives little to no thought to everyday […]

Digital change: Promote your dental lab with a sound marketing strategy

Ivoclar Vivadent Blog Team Digitization, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Big Data, disruptive technologies – the business world is changing rapidly. Digital change does not stop at the doorstep of your dental lab. It is likely to affect the way you do your technical work, organize your lab and communicate with your colleagues in dental […]

The future of the dental lab business is now

Matt Morgan Competitive forces are driving change in the dental laboratory business at a lightning pace. Two of the most significant forces are dental practice consolidation and offshore competition. However, regardless of these forces (and others), one thing is certain: as we look to the future, dental labs that listen intently to their customers will be […]

Five Habits for Successfully Handling the Stress of a Dental Career

Emily Letran, DDS, MS When was the last time you felt stressed because things didn’t go according to plan and you felt like you lost control? Was it last week? Yesterday? Today, right after lunch? Or 20 minutes ago? Stress is part of our daily lives. We wake up early and try to do 10 things […]

National Dental Associations Celebrate June as Dental Technician and CDT Appreciation Month

The National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) and the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC) celebrate June as Dental Technician and Certified Dental Technician (CDT) Appreciation Month. “I tip my hat to my fellow Certified Dental Technicians as we celebrate CDT Appreciation Month!” said Denise Burris, 2018 NBC Chair and NADL board […]

Houses Passes Action for Dental Health Act

Dentistry Today The House of Representatives passed the Action for Dental Health Act of 2017 (HR 2422) by a vote of 387-13 on February 26. Co-authored by Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) and dentist and Congressman Mike Simpson(R-ID), it authorizes $18 million annually for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Oral Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs and […]

4 Ways to Have a Halloween You Can Feel Good About (Without the Kids Calling You Lame)

Dr. Mark Burhenne In my early years as a dentist and a father, I used to feel bad around Halloween. But it’s funny how 30 years of fatherhood and the joys of trick-or-treating with my daughters will change your perspective! I’ve come to realize that we can find a happy middle ground and have a […]