Journal of Dental Technology

October 2018 | Vol 35 No 8


Feature Article

It can be overwhelming to choose from the plethora of products on the market. The JDT WOW! list strives to identify the products and services that keep life in the lab simple, efficient and smart. What defines a WOW! product or service? It should save time, money and increase quality, help technicians to achieve extraordinary success, and overall, just WOW the user. The 2018 WOW! judging panel reviewed and researched almost one hundred nominations and the top-ranked products are listed in alphabetical order.

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By Sonny Oliva, DDS, and Yuki Momma, RDT

Patients today are becoming increasingly aware of conservative approaches to enhancing their smile when alignment and color disharmony issues are present. Among the restorative options available to satisfy their needs are minimal-preparation veneers.1,2 Providing such treatments, however, is predicated on detailed and thorough records taking, and communicating those case details with the laboratory ceramist.

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We are seeking managers, technicians, and sales reps for our full service laboratory in San Antonio, Texas. Oral Designs offers excellent compensation and benefits, modern lab technologies and a positive work environment in beautiful San Antonio - 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 Wiegman at Oral Designs Dental Lab 210-828-8102 or send resume and salary requirements to [email protected]

Help Wanted: Dental Lab - Denture Technician
Seeking an experienced Denture Technician skilled in all aspects of dentures and partials. The primary purpose of this position is to fabricate removable prosthesis, by the dentist’s prescription, and having the knowledge and skills to perform all aspects to complete all removable dentures.
Responsibilities include the following:
Custom Trays
Bite Blocks
Trimming models
Articulating dentures and partials
Waxing and setting teeth for dentures and partials
Processing Dentures
Finishing Dentures
Advanced understanding of CAD CAM design software
Three Shape proficient
Proficient in full contour design, implant design, case setup
Follow quality standard product design and manufacturing protocols
Experience with full arch and complex case (Implant/Bridge design)
Proven ability to reliably meet deadlines
Producing high-quality work

Please contact [email protected] if interested

Help Wanted: Ceramist (Denver, Colorado)
Lab near Denver, Colorado is looking for a highly experienced ceramist. Must be skilled in layering porcelain for custom shades and working with patients. Should have knowledge of Emax and implants.

CDT a plus. Join us at our state of the art dental lab and give a boost to your career. Great compensation and benefits, flexible hours. No sponsorships – must be authorized to work in the U.S. Apply online at and select career opportunities. Or send resume to [email protected]. EEOC

Help Wanted: Dental Clinic-Lab Manager
Position Summary:

Provide oversight and management of laboratory services to support the academic and clinical activities of UT Dentistry.
Ensure state of the art lab manufacturing, leadership and fiscal practices through continuous analysis and improvement of quality and production metrics.
This position will also be required to improve customer and employee satisfaction while improving efficiency of manpower, materials and overall lab production output.
Both fixed and removable dental lab experience in Digital Dentistry and work is performed under general supervision of the head of department and under periodic review from clinic director.

Bachelor’s degree in basic sciences or related field.
Completion of a two-year dental technician of dental laboratory training program approved by the American Dental Association
Seven (7) years of advanced technical dental laboratory experience to include three (3) years of supervisory experience.

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Help Wanted: Small Quality Removable Prosthodontics Lab for Sale in Grand Rapids Michigan
The lab has been established for 18 years with annual sales at 380K. All Equipment and furnishings remain. We have loyal clients that expect excellent service and products. We have grown through referrals and enjoy a great relationship with our doctors and assistants. Looking for an experienced person that is ready to begin a new journey in beautiful West Michigan! 616-365-8473


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Industry News 

JDT Product Showcase

Celtra® Press

Celtra® Press
Zirconia-reinforced Lithium Silicate (ZLS)
A unique class of high strength glass ceramics, Zirconia-reinforced Lithium Silicate (ZLS) — Developed to make a ‌difference
- Ultra-fine microstructure provides the perfect balance of translucency and opalescence, resulting in a chameleon effect that blends in seamlessly with surrounding dentition
- Exceptional flexural strength – 678 ‌MPa*
- Simple and fast processing – minimal reaction layer, easy to polish, a simplified shade system reduces inventory cost
- Comprehensive system includes ingots, investment and veneering ceramics
* Flexural strength testing by Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany - 678 MPa (biaxial flexural strength). Dentsply Sirona internal measurements - 567 MPa (3-point flexural strength).

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