The Dance of the Decade: What’s Still Hot and What's Not?
Ten years. For some, the past decade has gone by with the snap of their fingers. For others, it’s been a bit of a long haul. Most can agree though that the products and technology that have been introduced into the industry have been coming at a fast and furious pace that only seems to accelerate. The JDT has always kept a pulse on the latest trends with the annual WOW! product issue and the regular Product Feature column. Just like looking at an old high school yearbook, curiosity prevails to rediscover what things looked like back then and compare to current day. JDT asked technicians to take a look at the products featured back in 2007 and give their thoughts on what’s still hot and what’s not.
Case Study: Implant Supported Custom Milled Bar With Horizontally Screw Retained PFM Fixed Partial Denture
A 65-year-old male lost teeth #’s 8 and 9 many years ago due to trauma. A fixed bridge from #6-11 was placed. Over time, endodontic therapy was necessary on #’s 6, 7, 10 and 11. The #6-11 bridge eventually failed, likely due to accumulated micro-trauma from bruxism and a deep overbite related to his class II, division 2 occlusion. In the pretreatment photo (Fig. 1), note the gum line fractures of #’s 6, 7, 10 & 11, the palatal contact of the lower anterior teeth and loss of bony ridge both vertically and facially.The following treatment options were considered:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if interested
Help Wanted: High Quality Lab Seeking Experienced Technicians (Champaign, Ill.)
Ragle Dental Laboratory is seeking experienced professionals in the following competencies: ceramist, model and die, removables and CAD designer. For full details on available positions see ragledental.com/careers.html.
Help Wanted: Certified Dental Technician (Montgomery County, Md.)
ULTRA MODERN DENTAL LAB IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND-looking for Certified Dental Technician with vision to grow professionally. Only certified lab technicians to apply for this position. Email your contact information to Digitaldentallabmc@gmail.com.
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 email@example.com or call Mark Glass 828-252-3876.
HIGH Quality Lab Seeking Experienced Ceramist and CAD/CAM Technicians (Houston, Texas)
Esthetics Dental Studio is seeking highly qualified technicians. CAD/CAM Designer proficient with 3shape scanner and experience with implants and anterior designs. Ceramist that is quality oriented and capable of producing anterior restorations with emax or zirconia frameworks. All work is done under microscope. Prefer technicians that are cross-trained and willing to learn. Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Help Wanted: Ceramist - Progressive lab, excellent learning environment, fantastic opportunities to grow (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
4Points Dental Designs has been providing fantastic smiles in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Florida since 2009. “Building value through values” is the cornerstone of our laboratory. For a technician, this means you’ll be able to create amazing restorations with the patient in mind, rather than working to meet a high volume quota. We’re a small but growing lab, striving to do things the right way for the right reasons. 4Points is led by a former AACD Accredited Technician whose experience includes 7 years in-house at the clinical practice of the Dawson Center.We are searching for a full-time ceramist who would like the opportunity to maximize their full potential with an above-average salary in a stimulating work environment. 4Points is located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg just minutes from the white sand beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast. St. Petersburg has been listed in Best Places to Live (Coastal Living), America’s Hottest City (Huffington Post), and Best Underrated Food Cities on the East Coast (USA Today). The city is home to numerous microbreweries, innovative restaurants, and a growing art scene. MLS Soccer will soon be across the street, Major League Baseball is a 5 min drive from the lab, NHL, and NFL just a short hop across beautiful Tampa Bay. The successful applicant will have a minimum of 5 years of experience, be a supportive co-worker, and be passionate about continuing education and professional growth. Salary is commensurate with production and skill level. You bring the head, the hands, and the heart, we’ll take care of the rest. We’ve always believed that if you love what you do, you’ll do it with meaning and passion. Please email resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries are kept strictly confidential.
Help Wanted: Digital Lab Technician (Naples, Fla.)
Prestige Dental Art, LLC is seeking an experienced Digital Lab Technician to join their team in sunny Naples, Florida. They offer a full-service ceramic dental lab, which incorporates the Ceramil Motion 2 as well as the Roland 52 mills using the 3Shape design software. Knowledge using Stratasys Object260 Dental Selection 3D printer is preferred. Interested applicants please call (239) 206-4018 or email Operations@engleimplantdentistry.com.
Help Wanted: Dental Lab Seeking Executive Level Manager (Southeastern U.S.)
Full Service Dental lab located in the southeastern US is seeking an upper level executive to help incorporate digital technology and in house milling. Experience will need to be heavily involved in laboratory software, hardware, digital design and milling, personnel management, and inventory management. Current staff of 15 people will need training on new equipment and software. Management will need to hire and train new staff and provide oversight on pricing and general business management. Salary position based on experience, plus health benefits, 401k, and paid vacation.
Contact 912-414-4470 for additional information
Help Wanted: Full Time Positions Open (Greensboro, N.C.)
Triad Dental Studio located in Greensboro, N.C. has full time positions open for the following:
Crown and Bridge Substructure Technician (CDT preferred)
Signature Ceramist (CDT preferred)
Triad’s benefit package for Full-Time employees includes PTO, Paid Holidays, Health Insurance, 401K with match, Employer sponsored Flexible Spending Account plus an excellent working environment. Please complete an application via our website @ www.Triaddentalstudio.com or email resume to Martha@Triaddentalstudio.com
Lab for Sale: (Cental Ohio)
Well established dental lab with many customers in the Central Ohio located in new medical/dental office complex. The current owner inherited business and has operated the business 1985. Well known for its excellent service and top quality dentures.
The lab is turnkey as the lab manager and all staff want to remain after sale enabling the lab to be run remotely if buyer can not be onsite. $360,000 is the firm price. Does not include real estate but real estate available at additional cost. Please contact us 614-735-1233 for more information or send an email to email@example.com
PREAT Corporation introduces a new innovative must have tool for all Implant Professionals: The Cuff Height and Angulation Measuring tool. This handy tool is ideal for measuring both gingival depth and angulation on Fixed (Esthetic, Multi-Unit, TI base abutments) and Removable (Balls, Locators, O-Rings) implant restorations. The new Preat Tool is designed to save time by helping to select the correct abutment for less than the cost of buying a wrong cuff height or incorrect angulated abutment. The Kit includes two different diameter tools to work with implants ranging in diameter from 2.9mm to 6.5mm. For more information, www.preat.com or 800-232-7732.
Argen®IS Custom Abutments are precision milled, and feature 2-day turnaround times and competitive pricing. Compatible with leading implant systems and backed by a comprehensive warranty, ArgenIS Custom Abutments are FDA 510K cleared and fully integrated for intraoral scanning with digital model analog. To help maximize the quality and fit of your split file, Argen Digital can manufacture the model, abutment and restoration simultaneously, creating consistent fits and quality you can rely on. ArgenIS custom abutments are available in full titanium with optional gold shading and retention lines, screw-retained CoCr SLM hybrids, ArgenPMMA, and all zirconia types. Create your own design, or utilize Argen Design Services and our proprietary Design Wizard to specify exactly what you want. Need an additional scanner? Use in conjunction with our Zero Risk ScanBox offering for the ultimate integration into the Argen digital workflow.
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