Hybrid Denture Protocol and Procedures for Successful Case Outcome

Implant denture prosthesis utilizing hybrid technology has become increasingly more popular and successful for clinicians. But accurate and successful case planning on these types of cases includes detecting any existing patient problems before the treatment has started. We must anticipate the final outcome before the patient starts their treatment.  This includes the important collaboration between…

FDA and Dental Products

For dentists and dental laboratories, the raw materials and equipment/technology used in the delivery of dental services is regulated in some manner by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). To help dentists, dental laboratories and patients understand elements of how FDA is involved, this blog is a primer on key questions that many people…

The Coronavirus – Threat to Dentistry

The coronavirus is a poignant example of why all states should adopt dental laboratory registration and disclosure so that all dental laboratories are accountable to provide written disclosure to the dentist of material content and point of origin of all dental restorations provided to the dentist. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says it is…

A Little Communication Goes A Long Way

A Little Communication Goes A Long Way By: Steve Killian, CDT We all know how busy the dentist and staff are in a successful practice.  As a matter of course, those practices work with successful and reputable dental laboratories.  The trend follows because of the need for expert technical assistance from the most experienced dental…

How Well Do You Know Your Dental Technician?

How Well Do You Know Your Dental Technician? By: Ian Bland, CDT       When it comes to implant restorations, predictable end results should be inevitable with pre-planning and the utilization of today’s diagnostic software tools. With current technology, provisional and definitive restorations can be accurately fabricated prior to the surgical procedure. However, it…