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?
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.
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 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 email@example.com.
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: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mark Glass 828-252-3876.
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.
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: 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: (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
For Sale: Dental Lab Equipment
Interested parties email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The lab equipment is in New England (Southern NH). Dental laboratory owner passed away.
INVENTORY FOR SALE
Security Cameras syst. 4 cameras
Hand pieces misc parts
High Speed 2 tools and Supplies
Low Speed 5 tools and supplies
steam cleaner 1
ceramic kits 3
Sand blaster 2
Mix vacuum 2
Bench Lathe 1
Light cure 1
Casting equip Broken Arm + Torch+Micro+Torch Burn out oven 1
Jelyrus Oven 1
Ney Oven 1
Dentsply Oven 1
JP Ceramic ovens 2
Oven Compressors 5
Propress oven 2
Dipping wax 2
spatulas, knifes, calipers, hemostats, misc Shade guides Shelves and cabinets Lamps Tables Chairs
Straumann CAD system 1
Tilt welder 1
Supplies batch Implant parts Materials and parts Shipping supplies
Price for quick sell $30,000 OBO
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