Who is Your Dentist?
presented by Chris Salierno, DDS
NADL invites you to our first quarterly webinar scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, from 2:00pm-3:00pm EST. This webinar is FREE for NADL members, or $35.00 for non-members.
Visit http://nadl.org?386cpu to register for this fantastic opportunity.
The dental profession and its allied partners are in a period of transformation. Our relationships with patients and with our colleagues are being challenged by third-party payers, a consolidating market, and the commoditization of dental services. In this webinar, we will review the economic factors that are changing the industry and present potential solutions that will enable us to evolve, rather than become extinct.
Join NADL and Dr. Chris Salierno for a one-hour webinar to gain a better understanding of today's and tomorrow's dentists. Learn how dentistry is changing and how these changes are affecting laboratories, suppliers, and more.
Dr. Chris Salierno is a general dentist from Long Island, New York. He graduated from Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine in 2005. Dr. Salierno has served as the National President of the American Student Dental Association, Chair of the ADA New Dentist Committee, and as President of his local dental society. He lectures internationally on clinical dentistry, practice management, and leadership development. His material can be viewed on his blog, The Curious Dentist. In 2014, Dr. Salierno became the Chief Editor of Dental Economics.
NADL Awards presented at the Vision 21 Meeting in Las Vegas
NADL honored the outstanding contributors to dental laboratory technology at the annual Vision 21 Meeting on Friday, January 18, 2018 at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada. Winners were nominated by their peers and were selected based on an objective point system.
NADL Awards Included:
NADL Supplier Member of the Year
The Argen Corporation
This award is presented to an NADL member manufacturer/supplier company that has made significant contributions and demonstrated leadership in relation to working in the dental laboratory industry.
NADL Laboratory Member of the Year
Bayou State Crown and Bridge, Lab, Inc., CDL, DAMAS
This award is presented to an NADL member laboratory that has made significant contributions and demonstrated leadership in relation to working in the dental laboratory industry.
NADL Hall of Fame Award
This award is presented to an individual that has made contributions to the dental laboratory profession in general. This award holds NADL's highest honor.
Excellence in Education - Laboratory
ROE Dental Laboratory, CDL, DAMAS
This award recognizes a dental laboratory that has provided services to the dental technology industry in the furtherance of education.
Excellence in Education
Jim Collis, CDT
This award recognizes an individual that has provided services to the dental technology industry in the furtherance of education.
2018 CDT of the Year
Patrick Pellett, CDT
This award presented by the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC), recognizes an individual Certified Dental Technician (CDT) who has made contributions to his/her peers and the dental laboratory profession, and has gone above and beyond the call of duty.
Good news for Michigan dental labs. House Bill 5173 specifically exempts dental prosthetics from Michigan’s sales tax. And the best part is the reinstatement of the dental prosthetic sales tax exemption is retroactive to July 1, 2017. This will be a big help to any labs that got the word late and were still trying to figure out if they owe any uncollected sales tax. Michigan dental labs can now say, “farewell sales tax on dental prosthetics, we hardly knew you.”
For the full text of House Bill 5173 as approved by the Governor please see: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2017-2018/publicact/pdf/2017-PA-0219.pdf
So this means that there is no more sales tax on dental prosthetics and Michigan dental laboratories are still able to claim the industrial processing exemption on qualifying materials used to make them.
Link to the industrial processing exemption rule:
205.54t Exemptions; limitation; industrial processing; definitions.
Links to Industrial Processing Exemption information and forms:
Call of Board Member Candidates
The NADL, NBC, and Foundation are seeking individuals to fill open seats on the 2019 NADL Board of Directors, 2019 NBC Board of Trustees and 2019 FDLT Board of Trustees.
New board members will be elected, or appointed, in the fall of 2018 and will take office on Jan. 1, 2019.
The boards guide the organization through proven leadership, a shared vision and support for the missions of the association. If you enjoy collaborating with other professionals and have a desire to give back to your profession, we want you!
Qualities of an Effective Board Member
- Serving as an association leader is both an honor and a reward. It requires a proven commitment to the organization and its missions and goals.
- Participating fully in association activities requires extra time and expense for attending meetings.
- Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to communicate are essential to effective teamwork.
- An effective board member brings their expertise and experience to provide value, but such experience and expertise should not drive the policy-making process.
- Intuitive and interpretive skills enable leaders to understand the people around them, internalize the data they receive, recognize the relationships that exist between systems within their world and integrate all these elements into a coherent whole.
- Focusing on policy-making, not the day-to-day operations of the organization is what makes an effective board.
To view eligibility requirements for board service, please visit the News Page on each organization’s website. Candidates interested in serving will be required to read and sign a board application in order to be considered for board service.
Contact Deborah at email@example.com or by phone at (800) 950-1150 to request a board application. A short candidate biography and digital headshot should be submitted with the completed form. All applications must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm EST on Friday, March 30, 2018. No late submissions will be considered.
2018 NADL Component Member Meeting
Registration is now open for the 2018 NADL Component Member Meeting. This year's meeting will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront in Chicago, Illinois.
This meeting is your opportunity to learn more about your association and members, speak with others in the industry, and discover what resources NADL has available for its Component Members. Visit http://nadl.org?yut5b2 to register.
We would love to see you there, so register today for this important meeting and as always thank you for your continued support of NADL and the industry!
Contact NADL Meetings at email@example.com or by phone at (800) 950-1150 with any questions.
NBC will be hosting its first ever Certified Dental Technician appreciation event, in conjunction with LMT Chicago Lab Day. We hope to put on a great networking event for RGs, CDTs, Certified Dental Laboratories, and technicians interested in becoming certified. You are invited to attend the NBC CDT Fest to come mingle with others in the industry and enjoy a special reception celebrating certification. We hope to see you there!
February 23, 2018
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST
Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel
The event is free of charge but we ask that you pre-register as space is limited. RSVP at http://nbccert.org/?8acluv
*Sponsorship agreements must be received by January 21, 2018.
2018 NADL Education Section Conference
Registration is now open for the 2018 NADL Education Section Conference. This year’s meeting will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 9:00a.m. - 5:30p.m. at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront in Chicago, Illinois.
The new format for this meeting will include an open session in the morning, a networking luncheon, and a closed session in the afternoon to allow more in depth discussion. The agenda is packed this year with industry updates, facilitated discussion, and open forums on topics affecting your program as well as the dental laboratory technology industry. Visit http://nadl.org?g575al to view the full agenda.
This meeting is your opportunity to learn more about the future of dental laboratory technology education, speak with others in the industry, and discover what resources NADL has available for its Educator Members.
Contact NADL Meetings at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (800) 950-1150 with any questions.
The US Medical Device Excise Tax (MDET) will come back into effect in 2018
Manufacturers and importers of taxable medical devices will be subject to a 2.3% tax on US sales.
Any listed medical device that has a three-letter FDA product code falls under MDET requirements. Devices that currently have no FDA product codes assigned to them are not subject to the tax.
In short, most dental laboratories are not subject directly to the Medical Device Excise Tax. However, all dental laboratories will likely see increased costs for materials and equipment in 2018, as suppliers may increase costs to laboratories to offset the tax.
NADL previously published a Member Guide to the Medical Device Excise Tax to help outline what activities and/or products may trigger tax compliance for dental laboratories. The manual is available to members by emailing email@example.com