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Ready to Upgrade Your Lab? Here are some things to consider when shopping for new equipment. Milling Machines What do you want to mill? You’ll want to consider whether you want a wet or dry mill. If a mill is “dry only”, then milling metal won’t be an option. We recommend a dry-only mill for … Read more

With the increasing adoption rate of intraoral scanners grows dental labs and clinicians are realizing added value in leveraging the technology. Here are a few reasons why your laboratory will benefit from using intraoral scanners. 1. You position yourself as a valuable asset. As digital technology reinvents the laboratory marketplace, laboratories have the unique opportunity … Read more

3 IMPORTANT FACTORS WHEN SELECTING QUALITY IMPLANT COMPONENTS. Almost all dental laboratories now support dental implants as part of their core services for their dentists. These implants utilize a number of different materials and techniques specific to individual need. 1. FDA CLEARANCE The safety and efficacy of dental implants is regulated by the FDA. These … Read more

The Necessity of Diversifying Your Services Technology has brought the most considerable directional shift that anyone in today’s dental industry has ever experienced. The “good ol’ days” where labs relied upon time-tested methods and practices have come to a resounding close. Dental labs are forced to compete in an ever-changing technological world. The last few … Read more

The adage, “Out of sight, out of mind,” is more true today than ever. It is nearly impossible to avoid the barrage of messages, communication, and people who are vying for our time and attention. The same is true of your customers and prospective customers. If you are not regularly communicating with your customers, you … Read more

If you are like most business owners, you have heard over and over about the importance of networking. You have probably also asked yourself, “who has the time to do all that networking?” If so, you are not alone. In fact, many business owners we talk with are so busy working in their business that … Read more

Like it or not, rapid advances in CAD/CAM technology and material sciences are commoditizing the lab industry more and more every day. With the implementation of these technologies, quality restorations are now produced more quickly, accurately, and cost-effectively than ever before. The changes in operational workflows have resulted in significantly lower barriers to entry for … Read more

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AmericaSmiles® was founded more than a decade ago after Keith Crittenden began sharing with dental industry colleagues his ideas for helping dentists improve their business as a means of growing his own dental lab business. Soon after, the AmericaSmiles® Network was launched and our mission has been supporting dental labs ever since.