Category Archives: Dental Labs

How to Help Seniors Access Dental Care in the United States

By: Shana Aguilar For many seniors, serious dental concerns and a loss of dental care can emerge at the same time. Seniors often experience some of the most severe dental issues of their life, with unique concerns emerging such as complications from dentures and tooth loss as well as increased risks of thrush, gum disease, […]

Houses Passes Action for Dental Health Act

Dentistry Today The House of Representatives passed the Action for Dental Health Act of 2017 (HR 2422) by a vote of 387-13 on February 26. Co-authored by Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) and dentist and Congressman Mike Simpson(R-ID), it authorizes $18 million annually for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Oral Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs and […]

4 Ways to Have a Halloween You Can Feel Good About (Without the Kids Calling You Lame)

Dr. Mark Burhenne In my early years as a dentist and a father, I used to feel bad around Halloween. But it’s funny how 30 years of fatherhood and the joys of trick-or-treating with my daughters will change your perspective! I’ve come to realize that we can find a happy middle ground and have a […]

Start Early to Save for Retirement

        James Jolley – a Financial Advisor for Wells Fargo Advisors in Salt Lake City, Utah providing retirement planning for medical professionals. It’s never too early to start saving for retirement.  The sooner you can start saving for retirement the longer your hard earned money has the ability to compound.  Even if […]

Mouth Breathing: Symptoms, Complications, and Treatments

Jacquelyn Cafasso When is it OK to breathe through your mouth? Breathing provides your body with the oxygen it needs to survive. It also allows you to release carbon dioxide and waste. We have two air passageways to our lungs — the nose and the mouth. Healthy people use both their nose and their mouth […]

What do Dentists look for in their Dental Lab?

Paolo Kalaw | CEO-Nimbyx and Evident Healthcare Software “Reports show that in the last five years, nearly 50% of dentists have changed laboratories because of unsatisfactory performance or relationship. The truth is, the competition is ruthless and dental labs need to make sure that their technical and communication skills are on point. Dentists were asked […]

6 Healthy Foods For Your Teeth

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Paolo Kalaw “Most of your patients know bad eating habits for their teeth (like sugar). But what about foods that will keep their teeth healthy and strong? Here’s a little list to keep a healthy smile. 1. Cheese: According to the American Academy of General Dentistry, eating cheese does not only lower the risk of […]

The Changing World of the Dental Laboratory Technician

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Travis Zick, Chief Operating Officer, Apex Dental Laboratory Group, Inc. “In the time since Dr. W.H. Stowe and his cousin, Frank Eddy, opened the first commercial dental laboratory in the United States (Stowe & Eddy in Boston, MA) a great deal has changed in laboratories as well as dental practices.  While dentists themselves initially did […]

The future of the dental lab industry: The lab industry ain’t never gonna be the same


Steven Pigliacelli, CDT, MDT “Dental Economics Chief Editor, Chris Salierno, DDS, asked me to write about three trends that worry lab owners. To be honest, I can come up with many more than that, and I can also come up with many positive trends. But the trends that are affecting both labs and dentists are […]