tag: Dentist

5 considerations when buying an intraoral scanner

Intraoral scanners (IOS) have been been becoming increasingly popular each year. An ADA study back in 2021 reported that, even then, more than half of dental offices in America utilize IOS in their dental practice. Sales reps boast that it will increase efficiency, accuracy, and even improve patient experience and comfort. Although many dental practices …

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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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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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