Journal of Dental Technology
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October 2017 | Vol 34 No 8


Feature Article

WOW!  The Five Star Experience 

What do the reviews say? How many stars does it have?” That’s a pretty common question most ask these days before making a purchase of any sort — from a new frying pan to staying at a fabulous resort. The “online review culture” has created an innate trust in the thoughts and opinions of relative strangers who post feedback and has also commanded the experience of expecting and demanding the best in every regard. The JDT asked those in the industry to nominate the WOW! products or services that save time, money and improve the quality of their work; to pass along what their 5 star products were. A judging panel then researched and ranked the nominations and the following are the top five winners in alphabetical order.

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Digital Denture Solutions
Conventional Complete Prosthetic History

In 1914, The Dentist Supply Company of New York, now Dentsply Sirona, incorporated the research work of Drs. Leon Williams and Alfred Gysi into the development of the Trubyte® System. This was the first complete prosthetic method for selecting denture teeth based on the shape of a patient’s face and replicating natural tooth form with a functional denture occlusion.

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Triad Dental Studio, located in Greensboro, N.C. has full time positions open for the following:
Digital Manager
CAD Designer
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 @ or email resume to

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: 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

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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: Digital Lab Technician (Naples, Fla.)
Prestige Dental Art, LLC is seeking an experienced Digital Lab Technician to join their team in sunny Naples, Florida. They offer a full-service ceramic dental lab, which incorporates the Ceramil Motion 2 as well as the Roland 52 mills using the 3Shape design software. Knowledge using Stratasys Object260 Dental Selection 3D printer is preferred. Interested applicants please call (239) 206-4018 or email

Help Wanted: Dental Lab Seeking Executive Level Manager (Southeastern U.S.)
Laboratory located near the beach in the southeastern US is seeking a department head to help incorporate digital technology and in house milling. Heavily experienced 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. $85k or higher salary position based on experience, plus health benefits, 401k, and paid vacation. Contact 912-414-4470 for additional information.

Help Wanted: Seeking Cad/Cam Dental Technician (South Mississippi Region)
Looking for an experienced Cad/Cam technician, proficient in 3Shape, InLab, full contour and implant design who wants to work in a growing family friendly business with a 40+ year history of quality production and excellence.
Should be able to reliably meet deadlines, produce high-quality work, and follow standard product design and manufacturing protocols.
Wages based on experience, in addition to a great benefit package. Please contact us at 601-261-9438 or today.

Help Wanted: Ceramist (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Progressive lab, excellent learning environment, fantastic opportunities to grow

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.



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JDT Product Showcase

Dentsply Sirona Digital Dentures

Dentsply Sirona has partnered with AvaDent to bring you an excellent-fitting denture with a cleaner and simplified denture workflow. The choice is yours: either scan and mill in your lab, or scan and let us take care of the rest. Dentsply Sirona Digital Dentures offer flexible solutions and provide superior results for either Bonded or Monolithic dentures. Bonded dentures use Lucitone 199® Denture Base Discs and Portrait® IPN® Denture Teeth and can be produced in-house or outsourced. Monolithic dentures are produced from a unique proprietary processing of Lucitone 199 and IPN materials and can be ordered directly from AvaDent. Either way, you can count on the same premium Dentsply Sirona material experience with a proven digital design engine. There has never been a better time to go digital—don’t miss out on this great opportunity for your lab and your business. To learn more, visit

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ArgenZ HT+

ArgenZ HT+ is the next generation high translucent zirconia available exclusively from Argen Corporation. The new HT+ features 4-5% more translucency and 150MPa increased strength over traditional HT zirconia. ArgenZ HT+ gives laboratories the ability to complete any case, from single units up to full roundhouse frames or full contour. ArgenZ HT+ blends with ArgenZ Anterior and other ceramic materials, making it perfect for combination cases. Sinter ArgenZ Anterior and HT+ together for easier processing and the ultimate productivity. Order discs from or try a digital unit using Argen Digital. Labs submit files for manufacturing through or directly through Argen Inbox with 3shape’s Dental Manager. Argen Digital’s quick turnaround times mean labs receive most milled units in just 2 business days. Contact Argen Digital at 800-255-5524 or visit to learn more.

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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, or 800-232-7732.

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