Journal of Dental Technology

June/July 2017 | Vol 34 No 6


Feature Article

A Generational Approach: Lab Management in a Digital World
Many dental laboratories have been a second and third, sometimes even a fourth-generation business. These legacy labs are commonplace and are known for the same last names, just different faces as the younger generation advances. As the industry as a whole is changing so quickly, there is value in taking a step back and asking how the different generations are approaching the issues and challenges within the lab. What are the differences? What changes are implemented? What does each generation consider valuable?

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Life Changing 8 Unit Anterior Restorations
Anyone closely associated with a dental practitioner hears secondhand the anguish and stress associated with a disappointed patient. It is therefore possible that our case study patient, a sophisticated woman with dental education, was more anxious about the end result of her cosmetic case.

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Help Wanted:  Denture Technician and Ceramist (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 Laboratory Work (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.  (719) 821-3662.

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: 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

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: 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

Help Wanted: Removable Denture Lead Technician (Anchorage, Alaska)
Mint Dental in Anchorage, AK is looking for a Removable Denture Lead Technician.

1. Understand dental anatomy and denture fabrication process.
2. Able to perform all the steps of fabricating a denture. Pouring models, custom trays, wax rims, surgical guides, setting teeth, flasking, and finishing and polishing in addition to nightguards, acrylic partials, etc.
3. Understanding of partial denture design and fabrication.
4. Experience with zirconium, stain/glaze, and crown/bridge is a plus!

This full-time position is eligible for 401k, paid holidays, and paid time off. Compensation is based on knowledge and experience. Email resume to

Help Wanted: 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: CDT (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

Help Wanted: (San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.)
MicroDental Laboratories, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, is one of the largest and most technologically advanced full service labs in the US. Our management team strives to make this the best dental lab to work for by providing an environment where continuous learning and growth are strongly encouraged. We are a collaborative group that is looking for service oriented individuals who are constantly striving to be the best in their field and want to go above and beyond for their customers. If this sounds like you, we invite you to join the MicroDental Team.

Partial Designer/Finisher Technician
Model Room Technician
Stain/Glaze/Tinting Technician
Production Coordinator
Production Support/Assembly Clerk
Offering excellent compensation and benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with match, vacation and holidays. Please send your resume to or call 925-803-8648.

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



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JDT Product Showcase

PREAT Corporation, Grover Beach, CA

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.

PREAT welcomes you to download a PDF copy of the reference manual at or call 1-800-232-7732 and order a FREE print copy of the manual.

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Shofu Disks HC

Created through a rigorous manufacturing process, Shofu Disks HC demonstrate superior physical and optical attributes.

This innovative resin ceramic material, inclusive of ceramic fillers, ensures natural light transmission as well as the benefits of durability, flexural strength and long-lasting aesthetics.

This new, ceramic based CAD/CAM material is suitable for a wide range of indications—including minimally invasive inlays, onlays, cosmetic veneers, full crowns for anterior and posterior teeth, and implant-supported restorations.

Dentition-like light transmission makes this optimally balanced hybrid ceramic ideal for the production of highly aesthetic anterior restorations. Thanks to its excellent physical properties, it can also be used to create durable posterior restorations, absorbing occlusal stress and providing high edge stability.

Shofu Disk HC polishes to a high gloss in a very short time, and the restoration can be cemented in place immediately.

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Dentsply Sirona inLab

A comprehensive vision for dental lab success

With the unification of the three business units operating in the laboratory space—Prosthetics, Laboratory CAD/CAM, and Implants—Dentsply Sirona is driving innovation to accelerate the adoption of new technologies and integrated solutions for dental labs worldwide. Let us put over 115 years of world class product innovation, quality, and integrity to work for you, so you can do the best work for your customers, every time.

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GC Initial™ LiSi Press

GC Initial™ LiSi Press is a revolutionary new pressable ceramic. LiSi Press combines unparalleled strength and exceptional aesthetics. Best of all, it is faster to process, its optimized to be used with GC Initial™ LiSi veneering ceramic, and leaves virtually no reaction layer making your laboratory more productive. This product is a new high strength lithium disilicate ingot with High Density Micronization (HDM) Technology. This proprietary new technology provides unsurpassed physical properties while obtaining the most aesthetic pressed ceramic option on the market today! This amazing new material from GC attributes these benefits to their new HDM technology. It utilizes equally dispersed lithium disilicate micro-crystals to fill the entire glass matrix, rather than using traditional larger size crystals that do not take full advantage of the entire matrix structure. As result, GC Initial LiSi Press combines the ultimate combination of strength and aesthetics making it perfectly suitable for all different types of dental restorations.

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ARGEN DIGITAL’S Argen®IS Custom Abutments

ARGEN DIGITAL’S Argen®IS Custom Abutments are precision milled featuring 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, less adjustments and faster seating time for the lab. ArgenIS custom abutments are available in full titanium with 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 select your case specifications and have our team design a customized restoration for you. 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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