Kids Smiles nonprofit children's dental organization is hosting the biggest non-event of the year. The 2011 UnBall, which runs through December, will support dental services, outreach, and education for more than 60,000 children in Philadelphia and Washington, DC.
Sirona Dental Systems, LLC announced that Dental Services Group™ (DSG), a network of 25 North American laboratories, is now providing CEREC® and CEREC® AC Connect users with an attractive rebate and placement program.
Dental professionals worldwide can hone their skills, learn about the latest techniques, and share information – online or on location – through the new Institute for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry (IIRD™).
For years, NADL has advocated for basic minimum education, registration and disclosure standards for dental technicians and laboratories. To better understand why and how this is a benefit for technicians, laboratory owners, dentists and patients, JDT Unbound sat down with NADL Chief Staff Executive Eric Thorn to learn more.
More and more employers are implementing cell phone policies in response to new state laws and federal enforcement efforts, but that shouldn’t be the only motivating factor. Employers should consider putting policies in place and enforcing them as not only a way to show concern for their employees but also to avoid financial and liability risks to their business.
Price erosion is dental technology is not unique, and is widespread in all sectors of manufacturing. But the race to the bottom always ends in flames, so at what point do you pull out of the dive, and look for another battlefield. I think we can all do some things to combat the erosion, or at least slow it.
It is a new year and I am ready to start this year with nothing but good. I have some marketing ideas that I want to put into place but I always like to hear new ideas from you. What do you have for 2011?
There is danger in sticking to what we think we know from the past. In fact, Daniel Pink suggests we should forget everything we thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school and at home. It's not that it was wrong; it is just wrong in the 21st century.
Focus alloy from Aurident offers an economical Noble metal PFM solution to the high market prices for precious metals. Focus contains 2.5 percent gold, 70.3 percent palladium, and only 9.7 percent silver.
Since the launch of the 3M™ ESPE™ Lava™ Chairside Oral Scanner C.O.S. in 2008, dentists have been won over by the system’s productivity and accuracy, which enable them to efficiently create precisely fitting restorations.
D4D Technologies, LLC, announced that Basil Haymann, co-founder, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of D4D Technologies since 2003 has decided to resign, effective Dec. 16, 2010, in order to devote more time to his other entrepreneurial pursuits.
In the early stages of my career with Exxon Mobil I became keenly aware of the maxim: What gets measured gets done. That saying has been attributed to Peter Drucker, Tom Peters, Edwards Deming, Lord Kelvin and others. Exxon Mobil utilized what is now known as the balanced scorecard to measure progress and results in their financial, strategic and key initiatives.
Sirona Dental Systems, LLC, the company that pioneered digital dentistry more than 25 years ago and the world’s leading producer of dental CAD/CAM systems, announced the launch of the inEos® Blue desktop scanner, an advanced 3D scanner that allows dental technicians to quickly, precisely, and easily scan dental models.
Straumann, a global leader in regenerative, restorative and replacement dentistry, and Cadent Inc., a leading provider of 3-D digital solutions for the orthodontic and dental industries, announced that they have signed a non-exclusive distribution agreement in North America. Straumann will begin marketing Cadent’s iTero Digital Impression System as of 1 February 2011.
The Eco-Dentistry Association™ (EDA), an international membership association formed to promote environmentally sound practices in dentistry, recently announced that its co-founder, Ina Pockrass, has been selected to present at the prestigious 2011 State of Green Business Forums.
The sales record surpassed the previous sales record from 2006, and is the highest sales achieved in the laboratory’s 34 year history. Thayer felt that this was a real coup given the fact that the laboratory has not raised prices in four years.
LED Dental announced that Henry Schein Dental will be the exclusive distributor of its revolutionary new VELscope Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment system in North America. Henry Schein Dental is the U.S. Dental business of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners.
Smile Line introduces a dry tray for pre-mixed paste opaques and paste stains. Instead of a standard glazed plate of porcelain with small wells, the use of semi-precious stone is more elegant and more in harmony of our philosophy of exclusivity.
Each year, the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) bestows several awards to its members at the annual "Visions 21" Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year, the NADL awarded Nobilium / Ticonium with Supplier of the Year.
The Argen Corporation (Argen), the largest dental gold producer in the World, and Precious Chemicals (Captek), the creators and marketers of the Captek Technology, announced today that Argen has acquired the worldwide exclusive manufacturing and distribution rights for all Captek Products and Technologies.
The Board of Directors announces that Ricki Braswell, CAE, Co Executive Director of the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL), the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC) and the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology (FDLT) has accepted the position of CEO of The Pankey Insitute in Key Biscayne, Florida.
3M ESPE announces that Jensen Dental has become the 3M ESPE Certified Lab Channel Partner in the U.S. Under the terms of this partnership agreement, Jensen will sell 3M™ ESPE™ Lava™ materials, software, and equipment, and provide first-line customer support for dental laboratories as of April 1.
Patterson Dental and Airway Management, Inc., have entered into a strategic partnership to distribute the leading custom oral appliance for treating sleep apnea to dental professionals through Patterson Dental. A Practice Start-up Kit will be available for the first time at the Chicago Dental Society 146th Midwinter Meeting February 24-26 at the Patterson booth. The kit is designed to give dental professionals all the tools needed to immediately start treatment for snoring and sleep apnea.
Roland DGA Corp. has expanded its line of dental milling machines with the addition of the DWX-50. Roland’s most advanced dental milling machine to date, the compact and easy to use DWX-50 is an advanced 5-axis production tool for creating precision dental prosthetics, including copings, crowns, full bridges and abutments, using aesthetically-preferred zirconia, wax and PMMA.
The Dental Advisor recently completed a clinical evaluation of NobilStar Ultra partial denture alloy. The alloy recceived a 5 out of 5 rating! The Dental Advisor editors selected NobilStar Ultra as "Partial Denture Alloy of the Year, 2011."
Sensable Dental, a division of Sensable, announced the newest version of its Intellifit™ TE (Touch-Enabled) Digital Restoration System that offers dental labs even more choice, performance and flexibility in digitally designing and fabricating a wide range of dental restorations. The first and #1 selling system for partials and more, Intellifit – formerly named the Sensable Dental Lab System – now adds support for touch-enabled articulation, veneers, enhanced design features and fabrication choices for crown and bridge, as well as increased 3D printing capacity.
It’s that time of year again to review OSHA’s activity in its last fiscal year which was October 2009 through September 2010. Each year, OSHA publishes this information to alert employers about these commonly cited standards so they can take steps to find and fix hazards before OSHA shows up.
Recently, it was announced that the board of directors of the Pankey Institute (that would include me) selected their next CEO to lead them into the next successful generation. It was a person whose dedication to dentistry and the dental laboratory profession is unequalled.
It has been my experience that not all CPA’s understand the business of dentistry to really take the maximum advantage of tax breaks allowed in our Internal Revenue Code. Your CPA really needs to understand your business so that you as a custom manufacturer are taking advantage of these deductions that may not be as popular as others. Have your CPA and/or tax advisor read about this special deduction for manufacturers like you.
As we strive to improve our labs performance, it is good practice to look inside at our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. That is usually the first step in traditional strategic planning, internal evaluation.
The process of corrective action (CAPA) and root cause analysis (RCA) isn’t easy to swallow at first. However, now that quality systems are maturing and lab owners are seeing the positive results, I don’t think you could take that money-saving process away from them. There’s always room for improvement though so let’s look closer at root cause analysis and give you some things to think about as far as the depth of your investigation into root cause.
The overall goal of performance management is to ensure that the organization and all of its subsystems (processes, departments, teams, employees, etc.) are working together in an optimum fashion to achieve the results desired by the laboratory organization.
It’s that time of the year again when employers will be hiring teen workers. Let’s keep them safe and not add them to the annual statistics for serious injuries and worse yet – a fatality! Prior to the economic decline, the construction industry reported more job-related fatalities each year than any other industry.
3Shape A/S, an innovative leader in CAD/CAM dental solutions and Roland DG Corporation, a leading worldwide producer of 3D milling and engraving technologies, and have worked together to offer dental labs a seamless interface between their systems. With this new interface, 3Shape CAMbridge™ has become Roland’s preferred and recommended choice of CAM systems for their DWX-30 and DWX-50 series.
Three generous product donations from Cosmedent, Inc. have provided critical materials that will be used by twenty-one non-profit affiliates of the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s Toothfairy® (NCOHF) to deliver dental care to thousands of children who would otherwise be unable to receive treatment.
The Eco-Dentistry Association™ (EDA) officially launched its recently redesigned website, www.ecodentistry.org. The new website has been revamped with a fresh look, robust new content, effortless navigation links, improved functionality, expanded educational offerings, and a new online community for dental professionals and companies interested in being part of the green dentistry movement.
The Anaheim Group has released “China Connection—2011,” a 609-page compilation of the products shown at the 2011 China South Dental International Expo meeting in Guangzhou, China. This report covers products and services from more than 60 high-tech dental firms and laboratories based in China, Korea, and Taiwan.
Heraeus, the worldwide leader in advancing dental esthetics and overall dental wellbeing, announced today that it is hosting a clinic on May 7th during LAB DAY West, the second largest dental laboratory tradeshow in North America. The annual event takes place May 6-7, 2011 in Southern California.
On April 5, 2011 Dr. Burney Croll visited Department of Restorative Dentistry, NYCCT, CUNY and addressed students in the two sections of Lab Management, Ethics and Jurisprudence, the lecture conducted by Prof. Nicholas Manos.
Continuing its leadership role in social media strategy for the dental community, BIOMET 3i is pleased to announce the next step in interactive experiences with the release of BIOMET 3i AR, a multi-dimensional, interactive experience in a real-time 3D medium.
Venus White® ‘goes pink’. The professional 3-level teeth whitening system from Heraeus, the leader in advancing dental esthetics and overall dental wellbeing, announced today that it raised more than $40,000 in 2010 to help support breast cancer research nationwide.
Ivoclar Vivadent is pleased to announce the introduction of Colado® NC. This predominantly base, Nickel-Chromium ceramic alloy features simplified casting characteristics and a light oxide for optimized fabrication.
On March 30, 2011 the Prosthetics laboratory division of DENTSPLY unveiled its newly redesigned website @ prosthetics.dentsply.com. The launch marked the culmination of months of market research, intensive planning, and creative input.
I have received several inquiries by individuals interested in selling their business so I thought this an appropriate forum to offer some thoughts. There are four very important rules to remember when you enter into this arena.
When Fred Ketcho became president of Vident, a VITA company, he walked into the industry with only a limited background in the dental laboratory field. But that didn’t last long. He dove right in, perused the market research, met industry professionals and implemented a strategic plan. Recently, he paused his busy schedule to answer a few questions about Vident, strategic planning and what lessons dental laboratory owners could learn from the company’s experience.
The National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) supports the Certified Dental Technician (CDT) and Recognized Graduate (RG) programs administered by the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC) and provides a multitude of continuing education opportunities for CDTs and RGs to earn credit hours.
Quid pro quo. Those simple three words serve as the motto at the Pankey Institute. I always thought it meant I would have to donate money to LD Pankey Foundation, but there was a hidden future meaning for me. Now in the second half of my career and life, the opportunity to give back (quid pro quo means to whom much is given much is expected) jumped up in a form I did not recognize.
By implementing this performance appraisal process, you will be less likely to lose good talent and you will be in a better position to deal with the ongoing problem employee that tends to be on your payroll longer than they should. It is also an effective way to manage your training and development and maximize the impact on your quality, customer satisfaction and production output.
I set some goals for my company during a planning session in December and now it is the middle of the year and I have not gotten through my goals. Should I keep with the original plan or make a new one?
Take the time now before a catastrophe occurs to perform a formal evaluation of your current vendors and subcontractors and then select alternate suppliers. Don’t be caught in a situation that puts your timely delivery to your dental clients in jeopardy.
Patterson Dental Supply Inc. introduces PattLock, an online backup service that protects and secures patient and practice information. Compatible with all practice management software, including Eaglesoft Practice Management Software, as well as all file types, PattLock is an affordable and user-friendly addition to any existing backup solution.
Since 1953, iF International Forum Design has invited international manufacturers and designers to enter their products in the iF Product Design Awards. Design experts from all over the world come together to evaluate product entries that exemplify design excellence. Judging criteria for the product entries include choice of materials, finish, degree of innovation, environmental impact and design quality.
Your patient arrives at his appointed time for the first appointment in an extensive treatment plan. You’ve chosen an appropriately sized impression tray, and open a new container of Flexitime® VPS material to begin the impression process. But instead of the easily manipulated, malleable putty you’ve come to expect, you open the Flexitime® container to find an unfamiliar product with a strange odor. The package says Heraeus, and the expiration date is a year away… so what happened?
Flexitime, Heraeus’ VPS precision impression material, was featured recently as the material of choice for dentists to use when taking impressions for their Invisalign® patients. In a recent article featured in a leading dental publication, (Dental Products Report, February 2011), and in a live video stream on YouTube, John C. Schwartz, DDS, offered tips on how to use this award-winning putty in combination with a light body wash to create crisp, accurate, one-step impressions.
Tom McPherson, CDT/Owner, and LJ McPherson of Echo Dental Laboratory, based in Fairview, North Carolina joined DENTSPLY Prosthetics (York, Pennsylvania) on March 4, 2011 for a two day, 3Shape Training course which covered an introduction to the scanner, its features, and its capabilities. DENTSPLY Prosthetics offers the 3Shape technical training to customers with their purchase of the system so that they can understand its basic operations, and learn how to drive the 3Shape’s “Live Case” functionality.
Minneapolis-based Dental Services Group (DSG) (www.dentalservices.net) named Christopher S. White as General Manager of its full-service dental laboratory, Tincher/Butler Dental Laboratory, South Charleston, W.V. White brings experience in management, financial services and property management to DSG, an organization of 25 full-service dental laboratories offering dentists best-in-class restorations and appliances for their patients.
Pulpdent Corporation has announced the promotion of Allison Boyd to the position of full-time Sales and Marketing Associate. This new position will provide backup and support for Pulpdent sales and marketing activities.
Oral Health America (OHA) announces the launch of its second annual Fall for Smiles® public messaging campaign conducted in collaboration with Oral Healthcare Can’t Wait®, an initiative of the Dental Trade Alliance. The campaign begins in September and runs through October to promote messages to consumers about the importance of self care, good nutrition, regular dental visits, and tobacco avoidance in maintaining oral health.
Students and faculty from Ohio State University and The University of Maryland Graduate Prosthodontics programs were accompanied by personnel from the NIST/ADA Paffenbarger Research Center for tours of DENTSPLY Prosthetics and DENTSPLY Professional manufacturing facilities.
We are a group of dental lab owners and executives who have found a solution to a long time problem of the lab hopping dentist. Lab hopping is when a dentist runs up a bill with one lab and rather than pay that lab they hop to another and start the practice all over again. Although these dentists are small in number the damage they do in the industry is huge. NADL members are provided a $350 discount on the year subscription price and a 15 percent discount on their monthly search fee. Additional Details www.deadbeatdentists.com
In the past, OSHA has limited its usage of the General Duty Clause when issuing citations, however, in recent years OSHA has increased issuance of General Duty Clause violations. OSHA must be cautious when using this clause and a violation under this clause must meet certain criteria.
In previous articles I have discussed key fundamental tools such as strategic business planning, human capital management and leadership training to help improve your laboratory business. I would be remiss if I did not include successful principles gleaned from lean manufacturing and the Toyota production system.
Heraeus Precious Metal Refining will provide a charitable contribution to the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology based on the value of refined scrap from all NADL member laboratories that use its services.
Quality is subjective. If quality was not subjective, the $25 to $825 a unit price range would not exist. Yet, quality is the value that is added to a product. A consistent, high-quality product is what differentiates between a good laboratory and a great laboratory.
It’s critical that you have a winning team to ensure that the emphasis is not on individual accomplishments but rather shared responsibility and success. This team may have a limited life. Once the quality system is in place, then you’ll need to decide the future plans for the team.
Partners in Association Management, an accredited, association management company in Tallahassee, Fla., that manages NADL, was named to the 2011 list of the “Best Companies to Work for in Florida” by Florida Trend magazine.
Comco, an industry leader in micro-abrasive blasting technology, has announced its newest product, the ProCenter Plus, which debuted at SEMICON West 2011 in San Francisco this July. The model is the cleanest and quietest microblasting console currently available.
Flexitime® Putty, Heraeus’ VPS precision impression material, is now available in cartridges for use with the Flexitime Dynamix Automatic Mixing Machine. Ideal for any dental operatory situation, Flexitime allows as few as 30 seconds of working time for routine cases and up to 2.5 minutes when extra time is needed.
Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc., announced today a contribution of more than $375,000 in financial and product donations to help provide health care to those who have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, flood in Australia, earthquake in New Zealand, and tornadoes in the United States.
Patterson Dental Supply, Inc. introduces CAESY Cloud, an online portal giving instant access to CAESY DVD’s multimedia presentations via the Cloud, compatible with PC and Mac desktop computers, Smartphones, and the iPad, iPhone and iPod.
Heraeus Kulzer, LLC, the leader in advancing dental esthetics and overall dental wellbeing, announced today the results of an independent and non-commissioned study by REALITY RESEARCH LAB that measured the efficacy and bond strength of iBOND® Total Etch versus OptiBond® Solo Plus. The study provides substantial and convincing clinical evidence to support the claim that iBOND Total Etch outperforms the current market leader in sheer bond strength to both dentin and enamel.
Today, due to patient treatment expectations, there are increasing demands on dental implant designs and performance. BIOMET 3i has answered these demands with the introduction of a new implant designed to help achieve primary stability and improved clinical success rates, the new OSSEOTITE® 2 Parallel Walled Implant.
This question comes from a reader in Florida: I was in the bank the other day and I saw a sign that said, “It’s not about business it is personal.” Do you have some ideas on how I can use this in my business?
Longtime Vident executive, Wayne Whitehill, recently announced his retirement as CEO, effective August 1. Mr. Whitehill will stay on as a Vident Board Member and consultant for the near term. President Fred Ketcho has taken over as the new CEO.
A recent public opinion survey commissioned by Oral Health America found that in the past year, more than one-third (35 percent) of those who regularly visit the dentist have cut back. Though this finding tracks with the fears and realities of our current economy, routine dental visits play a vital role in preventing oral and systemic disease and keeping future healthcare costs down.
In 1998, when 150 Long Island children gathered in Henry Schein's cafeteria in Melville, N.Y., to receive new outfits and backpacks filled with school supplies, it would have been difficult to predict that such a modest beginning would grow into an annual event that now marks the end of summer and has benefitted more than 13,000 children in need from communities across North America. Now in its 14th year, Henry Schein's "Back to School" program is eagerly anticipated by the children who participate, the human service organizations that serve them, and the Team Schein Members who sponsor the children.
Engineered in conjunction with Master Dental Technician Klaus K. Ernst, KOMET USA's 987P diamond disc features a large diameter design that enables the user to separate model arches in a single step. Effectively eliminating the need for multiple cuts as often required with smaller-diameter discs, the 987P also minimizes follow-up abrasive work between segments, a step that is often required to create straight surfaces on interproximal segments.
Dental Services Group (DSG) lab managers recently made a commitment to use VITA porcelain materials in their dental laboratories, prompting Vident to organize a 3-day symposium to provide training and implementation support.
ImageWorks (OTC.IWKS.PK), leading provider of imaging products to the dental, medical and veterinary marketplace, is pleased to announce the latest mobile cone beam ct (CBCT) provider Northstar℠ Onsite. Northstar will guide dental professionals in Western Massachusetts with cone beam 3D imaging from the NewTom VGi for procedures such as endodontic, implant placement, TMJ/TMD, sleep apnea, oral surgery and orthodontic treatments. Northstar’s staff of dedicated CBCT technicians travels to referring doctors’ offices in the mobile van outfitted with the CBCT to provide exceptional imaging techniques and service.
SafeLink’s UQ System is an easy-to-use cloud-based application that helps dental labs and practices implement and manage quality systems and safety programs online. UQ increases audit efficiency, reduces paper, controls documents, and links policies, procedures and forms. Regulatory updates are automatic, and no new hardware or software is required.
Harness the passion and commitment of laboratory leaders and technicians into your dental laboratory with value stream mapping. This article is part one of a three part series that will illustrate the significant benefits that can be achieved through business process improvement initiatives.
Whether or not the employer provides the flu vaccine, the laboratory owner can protect his or her business from worker illness and absenteeism during the upcoming flu season by providing educational material that will encourage workers to have the vaccine.
Aquileo Cortes, CDT, is an instructor at Texas State Technical College, a former president of the Dental Laboratory Association of Texas, an NADL member and a Journal of Dental Technology peer reviewer.
3Shape's Removable Partial Design is the ultimate tool for highly productive and reliable creation of removable partials, providing labs with accurate digital control over a technique-demanding process while reducing production time by 70-80%, according to the company. Watch a video of it in action.
As a business owner you are probably so focused on running your business that you don't have time to think about potential disruptions to your business. However what would you do if the unexpected happened?
Heraeus Kulzer, LLC, the worldwide leader in dental esthetics, announced today that its Prosthetics Division has donated denture teeth to three charities serving underprivileged individuals both in the United States and overseas.
During August, Ivoclar Vivadent hosted a special program titled the 16th Ivoclar Vivadent Seminar at Mexico City's World Trade Center. Robert Ganley, CEO, opened the event, stating that this was "the biggest Ivoclar Vivadent meeting in the world."
Dental Ventures of America, Inc. has introduced TranSil, which represents a quick-setting, two-part, transparent silicone material designed to be automatically mixed and expressed from a dispensing instrument normally used for impression materials.
Task-Vision Laser Safety Glasses are available in Polycarbonate, Glass and Thin Dielectric Filter Glass can accommodate your laser safety application with the best protection, visibility and comfort.
Heraeus, the worldwide leader in dental esthetics, is enjoying a renewed sense of hiring optimism spun by strong demand for its laboratory products. The company announced that it has expanded its laboratory division with the addition of nine new hires.
Most people think of that question in dollar amount or what they hope to sell their business for. The value of your business can also be expressed by your customers, employees, vendors and even contribution to the community.
Where is our profession headed? The laboratory community has no shortage of pundits willing to weigh in on offshore, digital manufacturing, material integrity, technician decline, consolidation, dental school education and regulation. So the question might be less about where are we going and more about how are you preparing?
Forty percent of children and nearly 60 percent of adults on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota suffer from moderate to urgent dental needs, including infections and other problems that could be life-threatening, according to a study released today at the 68th annual National Congress of American Indians conference being held in Portland.
New from DENTSPLY SmartSourcing™ Services, Compartis® NP gives crown and bridge labs the ability to utilize their in-house, digital scanners to produce Cercon® art or open architecture .stl files, that when outsourced, eliminate the labor-intensive part of the non-precious production process.
Imagine what it must be like to be a 17-year-old with a hereditary condition that has caused you to live your entire life without teeth, distorted your physical appearance and forced you to chew your food with your tongue and lips.
Heraeus Kulzer, LLC, the worldwide leader in dental esthetics, announced that its Venus White line of teeth whitening systems is on a pace to raising its largest annual donation ever to breast cancer research in 2011.
3M ESPE is pleased to announce the expansion of its Paradigm™ brand, a family brand offering dental professionals dependable, competitively priced products with the standard features they rely on most.
Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, announced its donation of 1,300 doses of flu vaccine to the American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Session taking place this week in Las Vegas, Nev.
To honor the philosophy that "you can't be healthy without good oral health," Young Dental has teamed with Oral Health America's Fall for Smiles® campaign to help dental care providers promote the importance of dental hygiene, regular dental visits, healthy food choices, and tobacco avoidance.
At the 20th Annual Scientific Congress of the European Association of Osseointegration (EAO) in Athens, Greece, Nobel Biocare is launching significant product and technology innovations in addition to offering a Satellite Symposium, "Preferred Treatment Concepts for Today's Patient Needs."
Heraeus Kulzer, LLC, the worldwide leader in dental esthetics, announced today that its Precious Metal Refining Division has made a donation of over $12,000 to the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology (FDLT) since May.
Sometimes, bullying is known by other names, such as harassment. Other times, bullying may not be technically unlawful, but still be a vile and abhorrent behavior that is an enormous danger to our employees.
A number of dental laboratory owners have contacted us over the past couple of years to find out what to do because a worker has reported a MRSA infection to them. Here's some of the facts that you as employees or employers of dental laboratories need to know.