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Choosing a Dental Lab

In 2017, with the rapid advancements of technology and materials, a dentist now has more options than ever before for how to treat a patient. Nowhere is that more clear than on the dental laboratory side of the profession. Gone are the days where you simply choose a gold crown or a PFM and send it to the dental lab down the block where your lab technician will wax it up and cast it. CAD-CAM technology, digital impressions, and the advancements of zirconia and other more life-like materials have revolutionized the dental laboratory industry. These advancements have led to large changes on how labs work and are managed. It is very important to note that all crowns and laboratory products are N

Navigating the Ever-Changing Insurance Landscape

The concept of dental insurance sounds good in principle. Patients have the benefit of reduced fees and out of pocket expenses, and doctors who join the networks see an influx of patients. Unfortunately, many of us who have been practicing for years know that this is a fallacy. The reality is that insurance can put an enormous burden on your practice. According to the ADA, 92% of dentists are contracted with an insurance provider. To improve the success of your practice, many consultants will tell you simply not to take insurance. But in today’s world with marketing, group practices, and educated patients, this is easier said than done. In the last 10 years, the prevalence of our patient pop


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