Product Talk Bench Observation & Discussion SEASON 3

October 13, 2021

In Season 3 of IDT’s Product Talk, Editor-in-Chief Peter Pizzi, MDT, CDT, interviews four leading dental professionals about cutting-edge products that have helped their business. Steven Pigliacelli, MDT, CDT, and Justin Hayes discuss their experience testing Besmile’s Aconia; BJ Kowalski explai...

Product Talk Bench Observation & Discussion SEASON 2

February 16, 2021

In Season 2 of IDT’s Product Talk, Editor-in-Chief Peter Pizzi, MDT, CDT, interviews two leading dental professionals about cutting-edge products that have helped their business. Brandon Osborn discusses the advantages of Swissmeda’s SMOP implant planning software, and Mark Samuel Chan, DD, expl...

Digital Denture Insiders

February 2, 2021

Digital denture technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace as manufacturers develop innovative new hardware, software, and materials. The technicians, dentists, denturists, and other dental professionals utilizing these products have useful insights for anyone seeking to implement digital dentur...

Dental Restoration Materials

August 20, 2020

The development of millable materials has substantially grown in tandem with quick and efficient techniques that ultimately bring about a lifelike quality to prosthetics. Today's innovative CAD technologies, in combination with advanced milling equipment and material options, are giving the progress...


July 22, 2020

Occlusion is one of the most critical elements of dentistry for a dental laboratory technician to master, and many dentists seek expertise from laboratories on this subject in the interest of optimal collaboration. This Inside Dental Technology eBook offers resources for readers to improve ...

Advantages of a Digital Dental Camera for Laboratory Proficiency

April 15, 2020

Laboratories need true, high-precision photography for treatment collaboration, presentations, and marketing. A camera designed specifically for dentistry is going to be an immediate problem-solver—making professional quality photography a consistent, efficient process that doesn’t interrupt you...

Guide to Basic Infection Prevention Practices

Mary A. Borg-Bartlett

March 26, 2020

To guard against the possibility of an employee inadvertently introducing COVID-19 into the dental laboratory, the author recommends reviewing the CDC’s 2003 infection control guidelines for dentistry and the summary published in 2016. This eBook provides a continuing education (CE) article that f...

Streamline Your Cases with Validated Digital Workflows

Scott Silverstein, DDS, MS

January 31, 2020

Having full digital capabilities completely in-house is more efficient and accurate, once everything is working seamlessly. It’s important to ensure integration between the different devices and a fully validated digital workflow. Scott Silverstein, DDS, MS, shares his experience how digital denti...

Emotional Aspects of Esthetic Dentistry

Alexander Wünsche, CDT

December 17, 2019

Esthetic dentistry is one of the most impactful tools to help patients feel attractive and confident. The process can be very emotional for both the patients and the dental teams. In this eBook, Alexander Wünsche, CDT, provides two detailed cases to show how proper treatment planning helps to arriv...

How Smart is Your Workflow? Managing All Your Options

November 20, 2019

The relevant skills for making dentures are changing. In this eBook, Inside Dental Technology brings together recent articles and videos by key opinion leaders exploring digital techniques and dentures.

Mastering Monolithic

Stuart Collins

October 29, 2019

Dental technicians are inherently creative perfectionists. In this eBook, Stuart Collins, Owner/Technician, Streamline Dental Studio, details his process of creating boutique monolithic restorations that will impress the client and the patient, while satisfying the technician’s need for efficiency...

Make Your Scrap Work for You: State of the Art Precious Metal Refining

October 8, 2019

You may be surprised at how valuable your precious metal scrap continues to be, and how easily you can make the most of it. Learn how to collect your scrap and achieve full value, with efficiency and confidence.

How to Make Esthetics a Reality

September 30, 2019

The most important starting point to achieve the highest quality restoration is the right choice of zirconia from a portfolio that responds to a wide range of needs and esthetic requirements. Learn more about providing maximum esthetics for long-lasting restorations.

Redefining Digital Workflow With Intelligent Imaging

September 23, 2019

The imaging technology used in dental practices impacts the efficiency and precision of your laboratory workflow. This eBook presents cases demonstrating the use of 3D imaging and prosthetic-driven implant planning software for meticulous results.

Natural Beauty & Guaranteed Precision with Premium Denture Teeth

August 22, 2019

Thanks to CAD/CAM manufacturing technology, denture teeth are demonstrating greater abrasion resistance, the most natural esthetics, and a precise fit with improved functionality. Learn about the latest advances in dental prosthetic technology and how to evaluate your options in this new eBook.

How the Right Multilayer Zirconia Moves Your Laboratory Ahead

May 21, 2019

Why multilayer? With a lifelike gradient, extra translucent mulitilayer zirconia is the next level for laboratory quality and productivity. Learn how this product, coupled with design and milling capability, is allowing dental technicians to finish better looking restorations, faster.

What's UP with Hybrid Composites? Revolutionary Handling and Esthetics for Superior Results

March 26, 2019

The high demand on CAD/CAM-designed and fabricated structures requires additional products to enhance function and esthetics. Learn how new hybrid composites expand your options by offering high strength, elasticity, excellent polishability, and durability.

Zirconia ≠ Zirconia: But What Makes the Difference?

January 30, 2019

What makes zirconium oxide so suited for the CAD/CAM production of high-quality restorations? Part 2 of this eBook examines the esthetic properties and indications of a comprehensive all-ceramic product portfolio, and how this material can benefit your laboratory.

The Preferred 3D Printed Denture Solution

December 26, 2018

Even laboratories that have already incorporated 3D printing need to continually assess technology updates and be ready to implement exciting new products such as digital dentures. This eBook illustrates the steps to 3D printing dentures, including how to ensure your technology remains up-to-date.

Workflow Efficiency, Redefined: Fact, Precise 3D Printing Solutions

December 6, 2018

New 3D printing advancements have unlocked innovative ways to build more efficient workflows. This technology empowers dental laboratories with the ability to produce high quality 3D printed models, surgical guides, and gingiva masks. Learn how to meet your customers’ expectations for immediacy an...

Zirconia ≠ Zirconia: But What Makes the Difference?

November 29, 2018

What makes zirconium oxide the absolute leader for the production of high-quality esthetic restorations? This eBook explores the material properties and quality of a comprehensive all-ceramic product portfolio, and how this material can benefit your laboratory.

RPD Step by Step with Flexible CAD Partials

October 16, 2018

For laboratories looking to expand product offerings, an advanced thermoplastic represents a new opportunity for you to deliver a cutting-edge product that doctors and patients will appreciate. In this eBook, Kris Schermerhorn, CDT, demonstrates how to use advanced thermoplastic to manufacture remov...

The Screwless Fixed Restorative System: A Laboratory Perspective

October 11, 2018

Laboratories are required to fabricate complete fixed maxillary and mandibular definitive prostheses in a cost-efficient manner for their clients. In this eBook. Thomas Peterson, MDT, CDT, demonstrates the steps to complete a metal-reinforced acrylic resin prosthesis, supported and retained by a fix...

Optimizing Monolithic Translucent Zirconia

August 9, 2018

Optimizing monolithic cubic zirconia in form, texture, and color requires very specific “analog” techniques. In this eBook, Edward A. McLaren, DDS, MDC, demonstrates the techniques, tools, and tips to achieve ideal esthetics and a realistic finish.

Getting Out of the Jungle: A Step by Step Guide to Find out What Kind of Mill is Best for Your Laboratory

May 9, 2018

Are you unsure what kind of mill your laboratory needs to be successful on a long-term basis? Fortunately, answering only two fundamental questions will bring you a big step closer to the right solution. The “decision maker” offered in this eBook will help you determine how to best equip your la...

Fast ROI For Your Lab: How to Scale Production with 3D Printing

April 25, 2018

The 3D printing market has been rapidly expanding, bringing the technology within reach for more businesses. Find the right 3D printer for your dental practice or laboratory, and get a return on investment within months, rather than years. This eBook guides you through the options, including a real-...

Digital Dentures

April 24, 2018

The continued development of CAD/CAM technology is finally impacting the removable prosthetics market in a significant way. Cost, time, and labor can be reduced as dentists and laboratory technicians gain the ability to perform more efficiently and fabricate overall superior restorations with minima...


February 28, 2018

Dental laboratories are facing tremendous pressure to deliver high-quality restorations faster. Grow your business by offering these patient-centric solutions that result in a collaborative, efficient, and flexible workflow

Guide to 3D Printers in the Laboratory: Bottom Line Advantages

January 11, 2018

A digital strategy including 3D printing is the inevitable next phase in laboratory business models, with technology now available for all sizes and investment levels. Learn how four diverse laboratories are incorporating 3D printing to improve their bottom line.

High-Performance Workflows: Managing Multiple Materials in Your Laboratory

December 22, 2017

The development of advanced restoration materials continues to accelerate, and technicians need to know how these materials work to stay competitive. Learn more about what’s available, what’s on the horizon, and how to incorporate these high-performance products into your workflow.

Increase the Proficiency of Your Lab With 3D Printing

November 13, 2017

New, more affordable 3D printers are hitting the market every day. If you are considering a new printer, there are many important factors to consider that will help you to determine the right one for you. Learn more about printer accuracy, speed and volume, compatible resins, and post processing tha...

From 3D Scan to 3D Print

November 9, 2017

How can dental laboratories meet, exceed, and predict the requirements of a rapidly changing industry? New 3D scanners, developed specifically for the dental market, combined with 3D printing, help labs leverage the full capabilities of digital production.

What do Dentists Want? Moving Your Laboratory in the Right Direction

October 30, 2017

This is the future: technicians partnering with practicing dentists, in operatories, training facilities, and in the lab itself. Learn how to position your laboratory to support dental practices with expert services and technology.

Zirconia Simplified

September 22, 2017

While the demand for advanced full-contour all-ceramic crowns and bridges is growing, restoration success depends on the quality of the zirconia material. Explore the science of dental zirconia, along with exemplary cases demonstrating the esthetic/strength combination that is now possible with new ...

Has Multilayered Zirconia Changed the Game? You Decide

June 30, 2017

No other material offers such a large range of opportunities as zirconia does. The new multilayered zirconia can accelerate and simplify your workflow, while offering natural esthetics. Take a closer look at how this material could revolutionize your way of creating restorations.

10 Ways to Boost Your Dental IQ

June 29, 2017

Whether you are a technician, manager, or business owner, you need to get out of the lab and into high-return networking and educational venues. This eBook will help you explore ways to expand your circle, your expertise, and ultimately your business.

Designing a 3D Printing Workflow for Your Operation

March 1, 2017

Much has changed since the first desktop 3D printers became available for the dental industry. Now SLA printers offer labs an advantage in print quality, allowing you to expand your services while reducing material and labor costs. See how it works.

Next-Generation CAD/CAM Material for Metal-Free Restorations

February 21, 2017

Advanced materials offer exciting new options for laboratories, including premium esthetics and durability coupled with highly efficient workflows and consistent results. Two featured cases demonstrate the distinct advantages of this next-generation technology.

Revolutionizing the Complete Denture Process

January 25, 2017

As 3D printing technology is driving the digital denture revolution. A full prosthesis can be delivered in three appointments: a significant reduction in chairside and bench time compared to the traditional, analog denture fabrication process—with no shortfall in quality and patient satisfaction.

Guide to Laboratory CAD/CAM: Making The Right Choice for Your Lab

December 13, 2016

This convenient guide will help you navigate the path to bring CAD/CAM into your lab. This practical discussion includes the 5 most common myths of CAD/CAM, and an explanation of how one laboratory leveraged this technology to triple production in 3 years. If you are a lab owner or manager with an i...

Before You Invest: 10 Key CAD/CAM Questions

Daniel Alter, MSc, MDT, CDT

October 5, 2016

A dental technician fabricating with a complete CAD/CAM system results in an extremely precise, esthetic, and profitable production process. But how do you select the best system for your business model? This eBook guides you through 10 key questions to consider.

Adapting 3D Printing Technology for Small and Medium Laboratories

September 20, 2016

The many applications of 3D printing have made it increasingly valuable to dental technicians. With printers being designed specifically for dentistry, the ROI is becoming more apparent, more quickly, for small and medium laboratories. Learn about strategies to increase your productivity and ROI.

Integrated Digital Workflow: Your Competitive Advantage

June 6, 2016

Expanding digital technology in the laboratory workflow requires a significant investment of money, time, and energy. Today’s laboratory managers need to identify the components and their connections that will truly enhance their laboratory productivity.

Improve Case Acceptance with Smile Design

Jimmy Fincher, CDT

May 31, 2016

Technicians are challenged to produce smile designs in one day that are comparable with those on which considerable time was spent. By embracing digital technology, same-day and next-day digital smile design can become routine, increasing the ability to meet patient and dentist’s expectations.

All Systems Go: Delivering Full Solutions for Implant Cases

May 23, 2016

As the number of implant cases continues to rise, dentists are focused on making the correct choice among implant systems. Take advantage of this mindset by positioning yourself to help dentist-clients with complete solutions that are affordable, high quality, easy to use, and inspire confidence.

Think You’ve Got the Right Zirconia? Think Again.

Bob Cohen, CDT

May 9, 2016

Offering and milling from multiple zirconia categories is now nearly essential for laboratories to compete and thrive. Make the most of your restorations by learning what’s currently available in zirconia, advantages and disadvantages of different types, and how to weigh your options.

How to Guide for Achieving Lifelike Results with Pre-shaded Zirconia

March 10, 2016

Pre-shaded zirconia is growing in popularity due to the added benefits of the consistent base shade. This eBook will guide you through recommended techniques for staining and glazing ArgenZ Esthetic Shaded Zirconia to achieve the most natural looking restorations.

One Passion, One Technology, One Community

November 2, 2015

Most areas of the dental industry have been affected by the technological revolution and have evolved with it. Learn how new materials, technologies, and techniques engender life-long learning and have a significant impact on the day-to-day routine of laboratories.

Leveraging Digital Technology: ATLANTIS Patient-Specific Restorative Solutions

October 26, 2015

The ATLANTIS products and services, offered by DENSTPLY Implants, have been continuously developed to meet the needs of all members of the treatment team for the benefit of implant patients.

Expand Your Team with High-Level Technical Support

September 28, 2015

How do you secure your digital workflow? You don’t have to go it alone. Advanced, responsive technical support solutions are ready to partner with you for your success.

The 3D Printing Advantage: How to Transform Your Business Today

July 20, 2015

Learn how you can meet today’s business challenges head-on with the strategic use of additive manufacturing to improve your workflow and set your laboratory apart from the competition.

Getting Started with Strategic Outsourcing

By Pam Johnson

December 5, 2014

An outsourcing business strategy allows any size laboratory to increase production and minimize risks. See how you can benefit from a relationship with an outsource provider.

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