The Habits You Didn’t Know Were Ruining Your Teeth

    Your teeth are one of the first things people notice about you, so taking care of them is important. However, many people are unaware of the habits that ruin their teeth. Several habits can harm oral health, from not brushing properly to not flossing regularly. This article will look at some of the…

Collaboration Equals Better Case Acceptance

Collaboration between dental laboratories and dental offices plays a significant role in the future of the dental industry. Advancement in digital tools has increased collaborative abilities via sophisticated dental technology and virtual communication innovations. There is no guarantee that patients will accept a treatment plan. Patients’ reluctance to accept treatment is primarily due to their…

2022 Update: Patients – How to do you find the right Dentist?

By: Bennett Napier, CAE For most people, at some point in our lives we will use the services of a licensed dentist. This blog is intended to help you determine the right dentist for your needs. It’s important for patients to know the alphabet soup of designations and specialties within dentistry. The DDS (Doctor of…

FDA QSR UPDATE – ISO 13485 Alligned QMSR Final Rule Getting Closer

By Eric Thorn, Esq Beginning back in the spring of 2018, FDA announced its intent to adopt rules to replace the current quality system regulations (QSR) found in 21 CFR Part 820 with rules more aligned with International Organization for Standardization (“ISO”) standard ISO 13485:2016 (ISO 13485). This year, on February 23, 2022, FDA published…

The Effect of Smoking on Your Teeth, Gums & Oral Health

How Does Smoking Affect Your Oral Health? People who smoke are at risk for oral health problems. Cigarettes and tobacco can cause gum disease, oral cancer, and tooth loss.1 They also have a higher risk for complications following mouth surgery and tooth removal. Smoking affects your teeth and other structures in the mouth. The most common oral…

Digital Workflows: Provide Benefits to Accuracy, Consistency, and Efficiency

Over the last decade, the implementation and optimization of digital workflows have played a vital role in our business. Although we still have several traditional, “analog” components to our workflow, digital integration has delivered a remarkable level of accuracy, consistency, and efficiency across thousands of projects. As a lab that strives for continuous innovation, we…

Celebrating Skill, Reliability, and Adaptability: Dental Technician and CDT Appreciation Month

NBC, NADL, and FDLT are extremely pleased to dedicate the month of June to the appreciation of dental technicians and Certified Dental Technicians (CDTs). Dental technicians and CDTs develop specialized skills in order to provide care to patients in need. The reliability of that care is fortified by dedication to standards of excellence and continuing…

Mapping a New Course to Shade Determination

Introduction Although many aspects of dentistry have seen massive improvements in technology, process, and efficiency, shade communication and determination have been largely unchanged. The introduction of Mobile Dental Photography has not only expedited a technical jump, but has also opened the door to stark process improvements. Accelerated by a pandemic and the near extinction of…