Without a doubt, laboratory owners and their technicians are challenged on a daily basis to improve productivity and maximize cost-effectiveness in order to be as profitable as possible. While it might seem that the increased demand for highly esthetic restorations would automatically lead to greater laboratory sales and profits, if you’re not making the most of your skills, time and materials, you and your employees might actually be working against yourselves.
As a business interacts with its customers, perceptions about that business are formed. You experience this every day in your business too. Think about it. You have some favorite vendors that you deal with and then others that, due to a product or material exclusivity, you have to deal with but they are not your favorites. You have formed perceptions about each of them through your interactions.
Sometimes in order to solve a problem or help our doctors we have to introduce the dog. In the Sherlock Holmes story Silver Blaze a horse has been stolen and a stable master slain. It is the usual puzzling scenario that the local police are unable to solve. When Holmes enters the picture, he immediately deduces that the stable master was involved in the theft of the horse. How did he do that?
The policeman asks him, “Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?”
Based on OSHA, DOT and CDC guidelines, it is Safelink’s recommendation that dental practices and dental laboratories work together to protect each other and ultimately the patient from contamination by items that are processed between the office and the laboratory. These items include impressions, prostheses and extracted teeth. Safelink’s recommendations are based on the following information.
DOT informed us of the need to comply with ß173.196 Infectious substances (etiologic agents) which states: