Solving the open vs closed tray impression dilemma. When to use open and closed tray impressions

“Be a Dentist,” they said. “It’s easy. No stress at all…”

Your patient is in the chair, tray in place, material surrounding the closed tray impression transfer posts. Time is up, material has set and now you attempt to dislodge the tray.  Great!  It’s mechanically locked into place.  Now your patient is wide eyed and you’re reaching for your handpiece.  “No stress at all.”   What happened?

The following is a quick reference on choosing when to use the Open Tray and Closed Tray ...

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Make Costly Chairside Adjustments a Thing of the Past with The Removable IvoBase System

Two years ago Maverick invested in Ivoclar’s Ivobase System for processing our Standard and Premium dentures. By integrating this system we were able to instantaneously improve our finished prosthetics in both fit and finish.

This improvement, coupled with our highly experienced staff (averaging 52 years old with 28 years of experience), has allowed us to become a trusted prosthetics partner for dentists nationwide.

IvoBase System

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Better, Cheaper, Faster. One-Piece Operative Carbides are all that.

 

Caught between an important end-of-the-day family commitment and the realization that you are half an hour behind, it just makes sense to focus, push through and catch up.  Your last patient has a large failing restoration to replace, when half way through the procedure, suddenly the business end of your 557 is gone, separated from the shank and there’s no telling where it went.  It’s frustrating, maddening and a touch worrisome as you conclude it disappeared with the suction.  Does ...

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Model-less Digital Restorations: Are they faster, easier, better, and preferably less expensive?

Yes, yes, yes and yes

Purchasing is almost always a study in compromise. Rarely can you satisfy all four of the aforementioned criteria with any choice, however, model-less monolithic crowns manufactured from digital scans score well with each.

The taking of high quality impressions has always been a challenge for clinicians and, given the many variations in levels of accuracy and quality manufacturing in the laboratory, can be difficult with inaccurate and hard-to-read impressions.  Digital impressions eliminate inaccuracies and standardize the quality ...

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Dream Lab: Maverick Dental Transforms Car Dealership into Spacious, Modern Laboratory

Joseph Fey and Larry Albensi, Co-Owners of Maverick Dental Laboratories in Monroeville, PA, never dreamed of moving their lab into a former car dealership, but as soon as they saw the space, they knew it could be repurposed into an ideal laboratory.

The 16,000-sq-ft facility offered four main areas to accommodate the various functions of the laboratory and provide ample room for future growth: a huge open garage that would be ideal as the main production room; a spacious showroom with ...

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Crowns for a Cure

Maverick Dental Laboratories is Tickled Pink. Maverick is launching a “Crowns for a Cure” campaign during the month of October to help raise awareness and find a cure for breast cancer. As part of the campaign, Maverick has turned their marketing and operating materials pink to coincide with the campaign’s message. Prescriptions, case boxes, invoices, informative box stuffers and even delivery driver’s wardrobes have all transitioned to the familiar campaign color.

During the month of October, a portion of ...

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Driving Patients & Sales

Last June when Maverick Dental Lab’s President and Co-Owner Joe Fey and CFO Dale Chandler were number crunching to cut costs, they realized the laboratory could save 20% per year by purchasing its own delivery cars rather than reimbursing its drivers for using their own cars. Owning their own vehicles also gave Chandler–who had a fresh “consumer” perspective thanks to his background in public relations and advertising–another idea. He saw an opportunity to create a marketing campaign that raises dental ...

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