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Message from the CEO: Continuing to Innovate

By | 2020-01-03T01:56:52+00:00 January 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Garrett Caldwell, CEO To our valued clients and colleagues: Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s already 2020? Each year we find ourselves asking, “Where did the time go?”, and every year it seems to have flown by even faster than the year before. Recognizing how valuable your time is, I along with the entire [...]

Reinventing the Wheel

By | 2019-11-19T02:55:07+00:00 November 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Gary Vaughn, CDT, CTO Several months ago, an article I wrote appeared in our PAC TEC newsletter about the importance of diagnostic wax-ups. I am not going to readdress what I wrote that article. Rather I intend to share a concept we happened upon several years ago in our diagnostic department. I do not claim [...]

Aesthetic Predictability

By | 2019-10-17T01:03:37+00:00 October 26th, 2019|Dental|

Dr. Jack Griffin We all want to provide care that meets the need of the patient. However, within the demands of dentistry today with fees being lowered by insurances, costs of doing business going up, and the high aesthetic IQ of the patient, we must meet those needs with as much efficiency and predictability as [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]