As 2005 draws to a close, this is an excellent time for you to look back over the year to review the effectiveness of your employee health and safety training program so you can plan your safety meetings for 2006. Over the next couple of issues of JDT Unbound, I’ll offer information on the how to plan and conduct your safety meetings.
Recently I had a chance to sit down with Philip Gold, CDT, the general manager of Oral Arts Dental Lab in Atlanta, a National Dentex member. Phil serves very actively on the board of directors for the LD Pankey Foundation in Key Biscayne, Fla. The Pankey Institute is a non-profit 501 (3) c foundation that has been helping dentists succeed for over three decades. Until recently, Phil taught a program annually that exposed dental technicians to their Philosophy and technical training. Now that program has grown into a much more intimate
Incorporating Ergonomic & Comfort Factors into Laboratory Design
In last month’s column, I began sharing with you some of the things I’ve taken into consideration as I’ve designed and built the new laboratory facility we’ll soon be moving into. This month, I’d like to continue the conversation by discussing some ergonomic and health protection factors that can be considered at any time, whether you’re preparing to move into a new facility or considering redesigning or upgrading your current location.
High-Performance Employees Through a Culture of Trust
I’ll never forget the warmth of the desert sun the day that I was told I did it all wrong. No training, but high expectations in assuming that I knew the difference between oil and water based paints.
Yes, when I was about 7 years old, my older sister and her husband took me for a weekend trip to the desert house of my brother-in-law’s father. I was excited to be helpful on the warm Saturday morning. The father assigned me the task of opening up several partially used cans of paint and combining like colors in single cans.
National Dentex Vice President of Research and Development Dell Dine, CDT, spends his days looking not just for the latest technological advances, but for the advances that are going to have a lasting impact on the industry also. Here are some of his thoughts about what to expect on the technology frontier.
For years Reynolds “Renny” Challoner has watched the dental laboratory industry - first as a laboratory owner and later as the founder of NEW Paradigm Advisors LLC. What heís discovered is that the business climate is heating up. Here are a few of his thoughts about the business future of the industry.