Build Your Blueprint at Vision 21
Over the years NADL has honed the annual Vision 21 Meeting into a seemingly well-oiled machine. High-profile speakers are obtained, high-quality education is received, and networking opportunities abound. Attendees walk away with a refreshed perspective and a clear direction on how to better move their vision forward. Meetings like this, however, don’t just happen. There is an extraordinary amount of behind-the-scenes time, research and discussion that is invested into the meeting long before it starts to pull together. Thirteen volunteers make up NADL’s Business Management Committee (BMC). Each April the committee gets together and talks about the current day challenges that the industry faces. By the end of the day, the committee has created a master spreadsheet that identifies topics, the needs of the attendee, and potential speakers that have a proven success record in addressing that need. The BMC works hard to secure speakers that don’t just speak and entertain, but change minds and lives. This year is no different. Everyone in the industry, from technicians to owners to manufacturers, has multiple options on how to move forward into the future. Today’s biggest challenge includes envisioning the ideal end result and building the blueprint on how to achieve it. Learn more about some of the speakers that will undoubtedly meet and exceed that need.
Double Structure Implant Retained Removable Prosthetics
The “Road less Traveled” Approach
By Eugene Royzengurt
Whether it’s an implant retained or implant supported restoration, knowledge of implant restorations has come a long way since the days of Dr. Branemark and the 1982 Toronto conference. With information coming at the speed of light, it is no wonder that things get scrambled every once in a while.
Dental professionals are expected to create the best possible restoration. Every once in a while, however, the best plans take a turn sideways and we must do everything in our power to get them back on track. That is the type of case I will be discussing. This is not the kind of case that is completely flawless as often seen in many articles, but the kind of case that makes you wake up in the middle of the night. In this case, I personally created the issues and therefore needed to figure a revised plan. Thankfully I was part of a bigger team. The following is my “Road less Traveled” solution to the situation at hand.
Help Wanted: Dental Technician (Asheville, N.C.)
Wise Dental Laboratory in beautiful Asheville, N.C., 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: Dental Lab Seeking Executive Level Manager (Southeastern U.S.)
Laboratory located near the beach in the southeastern U.S. 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: Denture Technician (South Jersey)
Opening for denture technician in Southern New Jersey (outside of Philadelphia) with at least 5 years’ experience. Should be proficient in all phases. Salary and benefits negotiable based upon experience. All inquiries confidential. Colonial Dental Lab 856-753-6600 or email@example.com.
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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 email@example.com. All inquiries are kept strictly confidential.
Help Wanted: Metal Finisher (Portland, Ore.)
Minimum 2 years experience in Casting, Pressing, Metal Prep, Polishing PFM Collars - Gold Crowns/Inlays and Waxing. Located in Portland Oregon, we offer competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package. 4 day work week! Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Excellent pay & benefits
Contact Jacob Trachsel at 507-288-2362 or Jacob.Trachsel@gmail.com
Help Wanted: INSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE (Southern California)
Aurident, Inc., a Southern California manufacturer of dental prosthetic materials is seeking a resourceful, aggressive sales representatives. If you possess strong sales and customer service skills and excel at telephone outreach, we want to talk to you!
Identifying prospective customers, establishing relationships with them and creating new sales.
Expanding sales of current customers.
Meeting monthly sales quotas.
Representing Aurident at trade shows, seminars, and company functions in a professional manner.
Maintaining sales reports in company-provided software.
Assisting other sales representatives and customer service department when necessary.
Requirements: Minimum: High school education; at least three years’ experience in customer service and inside or outside sales; and fluency and proficiency in English.
Other Skills/Ablities: Knowledge of alloys, zirconia, digital services and scanners a plus. Fluency and proficiency in Spanish or Korean desired.
Aurident is a growth-orientated company located in a highly desirable geographic area with a year-round comfortable climate and offer excellent benefits. Email resume to email@example.com
Help Wanted: REMOVABLE 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Wanted: Full Time Lab Technician
Busy, multi-specialty Dental office in search of a full-time lab technician to mill and design crown/bridge/all-on-fours. CAD/CAM experience is a must. Experience with zirconzahn and designing All-on-fours is a plus. Call 850-505-0500.
Argen®IS Custom Abutments are precision milled, and feature 2-day turnaround times and competitive pricing. Compatible with leading implant systems and backed by an extensive warranty, ArgenIS Custom Abutments are FDA 510K cleared and fully integrated for intraoral scanning with digital model analogs. To help maximize the quality and fit of your split file, Argen Digital can manufacture the model, abutment and restoration simultaneously, creating consistent fits and quality you can rely on. ArgenIS custom abutments are available in full titanium with optional gold shading and retention lines, screw-retained, CoCr SLM hybrids, ArgenPMMA, and all zirconia types. Create your own design, or utilize Argen Design Services and our proprietary Design Wizard to specify exactly what you want. Need an additional scanner? Use in conjunction with our Zero Risk ScanBox offering for the ultimate integration into the Argen digital workflow.
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, www.preat.com or 800-232-7732.
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