Journal of Dental Technology
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January 2018 | Vol 35 No 1


Feature Article

Who's Hot in 2018

In a day when everyone is on the move within an industry that’s on fire it’s tough to select a few individuals as hottest. Each of the individuals featured this year has certainly demonstrated a powerful presence and are well-respected for the strengths and knowledge that they have brought to the industry and the renovations that have been left behind in their tracks. Yet what is most notable as they share their story is an unassuming attitude of all that they have accomplished. Perhaps the hottest individuals are ones that don’t even know the power and influence they command. Meet Who’s Hot in 2018.

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3D Printing Technology and Fabrication of Models In-Lab
By Jamie Stover, CDT

Technology continues to shape the way dentistry is done. Every aspect of the restorative process has changed, from the way a dentist acquires an impression of the patient’s mouth to the fabrication methods utilized in the dental lab. The transition from labor intensive, hands-on fabrication methods of alloy-based restorations to CAD/CAM design and the latest all-ceramic materials has yielded strong and esthetic monolithic restorations in less time and at a lower price. Dental labs also have viable options for producing models digitally in-house versus purchasing CAD/CAM models from another lab/manufacturer or fabricating traditional stone models.

The two basic forms of technology utilized to fabricate restorations and models today are additive (3D printing) and reductive (milling). This article discusses the common types of 3D printing technology utilized in dental labs and illustrates digital model fabrication from a 3D printer with actual cases and different restorative applications.

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Help Wanted: Trachsel Dental Studio - Technician (Rochester, Minn.)
· Thin margins on zirconia restorations (crowns, bridges, over implant units)
· Ability to final contour full crowns (zirconia, e.max)
· Stain and glaze zirconia and e.max crowns
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Help Wanted: Removeable Team Manager and Experienced RPD Frame Technician (San Antonio, Texas)
We are seeking managers and technicians for our full service laboratory in San Antonio, Texas. Oral Designs offers excellent compensation and benefits, modern lab technologies, positive teams, and a great place to live, work and play. For more information on our career opportunities in both the Removable and Fixed departments, please contact Rebecca Taranta at Oral Designs Dental Lab 210-828-8102 or send resume and salary requirements to

Help Wanted: Removable Technician (Racine Wisc.)
State-of-the-art Full Service in-house dental laboratory for large cosmetic group practice in Racine, WI is seeking a Removable Technician with at least 5-10 years of technical experience.

Must have technical knowledge and preferred hands-on experience for Removable restorations, including knowledge and use of CAD/CAM processes and software. Salary commensurate with experience. E-mail resume’ to Keri at

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 All inquiries are kept strictly confidential.

Help Wanted: Immediate openings for both full and part time positions (Washington State)
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: Senior Director for Allied Dental Education and Faculty Development
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA), seeks a Senior Director for Allied Dental Education and Faculty Development. See full details or apply online at: See our website at

Help Wanted: Dental Lab Technician (Camp Lejeune, N.C.)
AA Dental Staffing, Inc. is searching for a FT Dental Lab Technician to work at the Mainside Dental Clinic at Camp Lejeune, NC. Compensation consists of an hourly rate, Health & Welfare benefit, Paid Time Off, and vacation days. Visit for additional information.

Help Wanted: Lab Technician (Eastern N.C.)
Eastern NC: Seeking a Full-Time skilled lab technician with experience fabricating dentures. Great benefits: PTO, CE, medical, dental and retirement. Send resume to

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


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The Cuff Height and Angulation Measuring tool

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,

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Introducing IPS e.max ZirCAD MT Multi. The most esthetic, high strength multi-translucent zirconia.

IPS e.max ZirCAD MT Multi is a new polychromatic zirconia from Ivoclar Vivadent. It is the most esthetic, high strength multi-translucent zirconia on the market, offering up to 30% higher flexural strength and 50% higher fracture toughness compared to other common translucent zirconia materials. IPS e.max ZirCAD MT Multi, has been designed with a special powder formulation which offers high biocompatibility and excellent flexibility. This pre-shaded medium translucency (MT) multi zirconium oxide was designed to be the ideal zirconia choice for cases in which high mechanical stability and natural looking dentition are of the essence.

Designed for both the anterior and posterior region, the integrated progression of shade and translucency in IPS e.max ZirCAD MT Multi maximizes the appearance of monolithic crowns and bridges. Unlike some other multi zirconia discs on the market, which only change the shading through the disc with pigments, IPS e.max ZirCAD MT Multi offers innovative shading technology to provide a true evolution of material composition from MT to HT zirconia. The results are restorations that demonstrate a natural progression of chroma and translucency from dentin to enamel. Not only does this allow for a beautiful restoration, it also allows for the efficient production of restorations in A-D shades without requiring further characterization or staining.

The unique formulation of IPS e.max ZirCAD MT Multi provides the perfect combination of zirconia strength, color, and translucency; the ideal zirconia choice for cases in which high mechanical stability, thin restoration walls, and natural looking dentition are of the essence. Only requiring 0.8 mm of tooth reduction in the anterior and 1.0 mm of tooth reduction in the posterior, IPS e.max ZirCAD MT Multi allows for conservative preparations without compromising the longevity of the restoration.

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