Journal of Dental Technology

May 2017 | Vol 34 No 5


Feature Article

The Industry's Paradigm Shift Continues
Leaders take a look at the past and share their approach for the future

Everyone wants to know what the future entails. Even more, everyone wants to design the future to cater to their needs and heart’s desires. Yet we don’t live in a fairytale; there is no genie granting three wishes. We all live in the real world and face what the future holds on a minute to minute basis and need to work with the hand life decides to deal. While we might not be able to dictate all elements of the future, we can predict and prepare for what might be ahead by carefully considering past events, by analyzing the current landscape and by noting trends gaining in strength. As professionals in the dental laboratory industry, we have become accustomed to a quickly changing environment. It has been shocking and difficult for some to catch on and catch up, and others are excitedly leaping off the cusp into even more significant change and industry revolution. No matter a dismal or joyous outlook on the future, it’s imperative to be cognizant of what has happened, what is happening and what is likely to happen. The future of your success is reliant upon it.

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Making Laboratory Corrections Before Completing a Case

Every individual in the lab plays a key role. Quality control, when practiced among teamplayers, allows us to finish higher quality restorations. When any one team member in the fabrication of the restoration decides to settle for mediocracy, chances are, the case will be returned as unsatisfactory without it being seated. Each individual must be sure to decide for themselves that they will improve on the case before handing it to the next player.

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Help Wanted:  CAD CAM Dental Technician
Advanced understanding of CAD CAM design software
Three Shape proficient
Experience with milling and finishing zirconia/emax crowns
Expert in dental anatomy and occlusion
Proficient in full contour design, implant design, case setup
Follow quality standard product design and manufacturing protocols
Identify and troubleshoot exceptions as they arise
Experience with full arch and complex case (Implant/Bridge design)
Proven ability to reliably meet deadlines
Producing high-quality work
Please contact if interested

Help Wanted: Immediate openings for both full and part time positions (Washington State)
Ziemek Laboratories Hiring Now!

State of the art, high quality, full service dental lab experiencing growth and seeking qualified dental lab technicians for the following positions. Pick up/Delivery, Model Room Technician, CAD/CAM Designers, Waxers, Metal Finishers, Removable Technicians, Pressables/Zirconia Finishers and Ceramists. We are DAMAS Certified, offer a strong compensation/benefit package, and currently filling full and part time positions at our Olympia and Tacoma locations, with both early and later work shifts available. Interested candidates please send resume to:

Help Wanted: Dental Technician (Greater Milwaukee)
Nu-Art Dental, Inc. is growing and we need YOU! For nearly 40 years, our impeccable reputation for quality and forward thinking has been serving the greater Milwaukee area.
We are seeking a CAD/CAM specialist and IPS.E-max technician. Experience with implants is a plus! Our ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of crown/bridge OR implant experience, be a team player and a self-starter. Full or part-time. 401(k), healthcare, holiday & competitive salary. Contact or (262)289-6524 for more information.

Help Wanted: Denture Technician (Grand Rapids, Minn.)
Great opportunity to work for a friendly family business in beautiful Grand Rapids, Minnesota. A Denture Technician with set-up experience and a Ceramist, each with five years’ experience. Wages based on experience. Paid holidays, vacation, and retirement account. Send resume to or call 800-232-6290.

Help Wanted: Dental Technician (Asheville, N.C.)
Wise Dental Laboratory in beautiful Asheville, NC, is seeking a motivated dental technician to join their team. Wise Lab specializes in dentures & partials. Knowledge of all aspects of denture production is desired. Come enjoy the many activities the mountains of western North Carolina provide. Send resume to or call Mark Glass 828-252-3876.

Help Wanted: Dental Ceramist (Kinston, N.C.)
Looking Dental Ceramist in Kinston, NC. Must be competent in oral anatomy and occlusions. Computer abilities are a plus. Grady Dental Lab, 252-523-0394"

Denture Laboratory Technician (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Wiand Dental Laboratory is seeking F/T Denture Technicians for multiple positions. We are a quality driven, removable only lab specializing in implant assisted and supported restorations. Interested candidates need to be organized, self-directed and eager to produce high quality restorations consistently. Compensation will be based on demonstrated skills, knowledge, ability and actual contribution to the company. WDL offers medical/dental coverage, 401K, paid time off, the best tools/equipment available, a positive team centered environment, incentives and career growth opportunity. Email resume to

Help Wanted: (Pueblo, Colo.)
79-year-old Dental Lab in Pueblo, Colorado, is looking for a person experienced in most facets of dental laboratory work: dentures, partials, relines, repairs, plasterwork, bite rims, processing, and implant dentures. 40hrs/wk. Paid vacation/holidays. Excellent salary based on experience. Possible relocation help.

Help Wanted: Pros. specialist and IPS E-max technician (Roanoke, Va.)
We are seeking a Full-time fixed pros. specialist and IPS.E-max technician for a lab in Roanoke, Va. Experience with implants is desired and all facets of Crown/Bridge production. Ideal candidate will have several years of crown/bridge and implant experience, be a team player and motivated to drive a small lab forward. Please email

FOR SALE: Dental Laboratory (SW Florida)
OWNERS RETIRING - Small niche c&b lab in beautiful SW Florida. Scanner, equipment and business only with attractive space lease. Average gross $250K/yr. Serious inquiries call 239-443-9370.

For Lease: Digital Dental Lab (Montgomery County, Md.)

Brand new 1000 sq. ft dental lab with cabinets, countertops, and equipment located in Germantown 2 minutes from 1-270. Walk in ready with natural light and gas and two dental offices on the same floor. Email your contact information to‚Äč



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PREAT is pleased to announce the release of yet another valuable resource for dentists, laboratories, and specialists engaged in implant and attachment dentistry, the 9th Edition of the PREAT Restorative Prosthetic Book. This 192 page reference book contains valuable implant identification information, implant compatibility charts, abutment and attachment indications and options, torque values, screw sizes, and driver reference information as well as a full listing of the widest selection of attachments and implant components in North America.

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