category: dental labs

intraoral scanning: changing the lab as we know it

This article, written by Nate Seimears, was first featured in the WSDLA newsletter. If you haven’t heard the news; IOS (intraoral scans) are here to stay! I’m sure you’ve gotten “the call” from a client that you least expected asking which scanner you thought would be best for them. Blame it on the “dental boom” …

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avoiding remakes with effective intraoral dental photography

Few things are more frustrating than working hard on a case, feeling good about it, then upon try-in, discovering it needs to be remade.  As your dental technician it is our job to do our best with the information given to us. We want your cases to succeed just as much as you do. Over …

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Equipment Spotlight: DWX-52D5-Axis Dental Milling Machine

Making quality products starts with using quality equipment.  These past few years we have seen unprecedented growth, much of that growth extending into our milling department. Our current mill was not meeting our needs, so we found ourselves in need of an upgrade.  After much consideration and consultation, we decided to purchase the Roland DWX-52D5-Axis …

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What your dental lab needs for a successful cosmetic restoration.

It is no secret that any dental restoration driven by cosmetics, whether it be a single unit or a full arch, requires extra time and attention for both the dentist and the dental lab. Here at Whatcom Dental Lab, we have had the privilege of working on thousands of cosmetic dental restorations. Over the years …

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dental lab management 101: organizing cases

As your lab becomes busier keeping track of your caseload can get overwhelming. Many lab owners find themselves asking, “How can I better organize and manage my cases?”. Over the years Whatcom Dental Lab has grown exponentially to better serve our community, and we were forced to refine our case-flow systems. Creating an effortless workflow …

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