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From the Laboratory: Diagnostic Wax-ups

By | 2019-08-21T01:29:04+00:00 August 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Gary Vaughn, CDT, CTO The Diagnostic Wax-up, is by far, the single most valuable tool we use in the laboratory to communicate vital information and assist the doctor in conveying to the patient the unique possibilities of restoring their smile. With a simple set of study models in hand, our talented waxers can transform a [...]

From the Frontlines: Emergency to Ecstasy

By | 2019-08-03T16:32:29+00:00 August 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Dr. Samir Ayoub Emergency dental calls are not a surprise to any dentist. But when the emergency is the result of an accident and involves the severe and unsightly fracture of an attractive young lady’s front teeth, it is disheartening for both the patient and the dentist. At the PAC hands-on programs we teach comprehensive [...]

COMPLEX RESTORATIVE CASES: THE IMPORTANCE OF LABORATORY COMMUNICATION

By | 2019-05-21T00:55:41+00:00 May 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Dr. Thomas Dudney Visualization and communication are essential to obtaining successful results when treating anterior aesthetic and complex restorative cases. Visualization is the ability of the clinician to see or picture in their mind the end result before beginning treatment. It sounds easy and for some it may be innate or come naturally, [...]

The Importance of Mentorship

By | 2019-05-21T00:41:11+00:00 May 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Gary Vaughn, CDT, CTO It has been quite some time since I took my thoughts to print in our monthly newsletter, so I have a couple of pearls that I would like to share with you. I recently had the great fortune of reacquainting myself with two of my boyhood mentors. I had lost contact [...]

Restorations: Bringing Light to Dark

By | 2019-03-26T22:50:14+00:00 March 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Dr. Jack Griffin Every ceramist would like to have more room to work…we all would. Every patient wants us to drill less. Particularly when dealing with dark stain and tooth preparation the ceramist says “give me more” reduction, while every patient thinks “please take less” tooth structure away. Years ago we played with varying color [...]

A Different Angle

By | 2019-02-26T01:18:30+00:00 February 26th, 2019|Dental|

Dr. Michael Miyasaki There is clinical photography (Figure 1) which we use to diagnose, to communicate with our laboratory technician, to evaluate ourselves for constant improvement, and to show our patients. This clinically focused photography needs to be done, but it is rather ‘dry’, and more technically driven (proper framing often according to the AACD [...]

The Beauty of Empress

By | 2019-01-23T02:16:02+00:00 January 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Dr. Samir Ayoub In the hands of a talented laboratory and ceramists who understand how to adapt materials to obtain stunning results, such as the team at Corr Dental Designs, Ivoclar’s Empress pressed ceramics leads the way to showcase the exquisite beauty that can be obtained with restorative materials. I was recently presented with a [...]

Message from the CEO: New and Bold Ideation

By | 2019-01-06T21:56:20+00:00 January 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Garrett Caldwell, CEO Our company has undergone a remarkable evolution over the past six years as we’ve pursued our vision to become a leader in clinical education as well as to deliver support to our dentist-clients by providing superior quality and service through our laboratory group. One of the most profound changes over this time [...]

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2019 – Your Best Year Yet

By | 2018-12-18T02:04:23+00:00 December 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Dr. Todd Franklin As you read this we are well into the holiday season! Most years at this time I ask myself where did the past 12 months go? As we move through the years of our profession the time seems to slip past ever so quickly. This also is when we start planning for [...]