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April 2018 | Vol 35 No 4


Feature Article

A cottage industry. In the not so distant past the dental laboratory arena was referred to as a ‘cottage industry.’ While this descriptor might stir up images of a small quaint businesses its origins were much more rudimentary in nature. Before the Industrial Revolution cottage industries were typically small-scale businesses operated out of the home, with sub-contracted craftsmen who produced garments, textiles, shoes and small metal parts. A current example of a still successful cottage industry might be the e-commerce website, which focuses on handmade, vintage or unique factory-manufactured items. While the dental laboratory market still incorporates handcrafted work, and many are small businesses that operate out of a home, it’s a true challenge to look around today’s modern lab and see remnants of a cottage industry; no matter large, medium or small.

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By Joseph J. Massad, DDS; Russell A. Wicks, DDS, MS; Swati A. Ahuja, BDS, MDS; David R. Cagna, DMD, MS

A new advancement in long-term resilient liners is the reintroduction of Novus, a polyphosphazene material. Novus (White Square Chemical, Inc.) has excellent shock absorption, bonds well to the prostheses and is free of plasticizers. This article provides a comparison of the properties of the polyphosphazene-based resilient lining material and silicone based resilient lining material to an ideal resilient lining material.

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Training and coaching up your teammates
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Adheres to and is familiar with OSHA regulations and policy
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Experienced with repairs and relines
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Competitive pay
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If you are looking for an opportunity to work with a growing company with untapped potential Apply today!

* All applicants must undergo a bench test and background screening.

Help Wanted: Denture Technicians
We are seeking to hire two experienced Denture Technicians to work in a busy Dental Clinic providing technical denture service under supervision of licensed Dentists in Northern Maine and Canada. Opportunity for Denturist training and Dental Radiographer licensure. Full Time with health Benefits. Long term commitment required. If interested, please send resume with verifiable references to:

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Spokane, WA area 28 year C&B laboratory with scanner. Owner retiring, will help with transition.
40% 2017 annual 2017 gross = $64,800

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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inLab® CAD SW 18.0

The latest inLab® CAD SW 18.0 provides innovative features across all modules with all new indications, tools, and functions. Included in the new software is a unique model builder tool that now allows labs to design a model with removable dies, or place a digital implant model (DIM) analogue (from NT Trading) for one or more implant locations to create a flexible gingiva mask used in combination with model materials. The models can then be 3D printed in order to perfectly mimic textures and color. Additionally, inLab® CAM SW 18.0 provides easier operation, improved functions, and supports even more materials and indications for a simple and seamless workflow. The inEos X5 3D scanner can be utilized in combination with the inLab SW and inLab MC XL or MC X5 milling units for complete in-house production.

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ETI Digital’s Dental Wings 3Series scanner is a compact 3D scanner embedded with a powerful computer which offers flexible CAD configuration. Designed to evolve with the growing needs of laboratories, the 3Series is an affordable solution to which additional DWOS applications can be added at any time. The 3Series scanner is powered by a 64-bit processor and includes a high-speed measuring camera which rapidly produces high quality scans of full arch models and wax-ups. From complex combination, full-mouth reconstruction cases to beautiful, full-contour crown automatic proposals, DWOX 7.0 will keep your lab on the cutting edge of digital dentistry.

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