The laboratory dental lab technicians expertise and insights are held in high honor and I want to hear from you on this blog.
Your expert insights and years of practical experience at the bench is a world often overlooked by the dental clinician. It is a world that is met with amazing challenges, skill and artistry to meet the demands and requirements of both patient and doctor. Clinicians are often unaware as to what is required to make the process smoother. Yes, we talk about impressions and bite records, but far too often it is far from desireable. What is the dental technician to do?
Plaster/stone room technicians we need your input?
Model technicians we need your perspectives?
Waxers we need your view points?
Ceramist we need your input and hear the realities of the end game?
Quality control department technicians, we need to hear the realities??
All laboratories (large or small) and all technicians are invited to participate and give their insightful feedback on this blog to help the NM dental clinician understand what is required to meet the goals and objectives of high quality restorative dentistry for both phase I (orthotic stabilization) and phase II (restorative finishing) treatment.
Understanding what it takes to support the laboratory dental lab technician's needs to make effective mounting decisions to properly manage the doctors impressions, casts, registrations and mountings at the bench is key to the success of ALL neuromuscular dental technicians and clinicians.
I value the Laboratory Dental Technician and appreciate the time, effort, planning and details that go into each of my cases. There are numerous steps that need to take place as well as a number of talented hands and skills that must all come together to make it happen in the mouth!
Clayton Chan, DDS