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Home – National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology – NBCCERT.org.

Are you interested in testing to become a Certified Dental Technician? Maybe this year is the time to take the plunge! Whether it’s vying to become a CDT, getting ready to take the RG exam, or going for an Additional Specialty, all of the information can be found by visiting our?website. Here you can find the most up-to-date information about testing dates and locations, study materials available through the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL), and current applications to register.

?Click Here to Download the CDT Handbook and Application!

?NBC’s Exam Schedule is filling up fast for 2015 and we have several terrific exam locations already on the calendar. Still more volunteer locations are requesting to host the exam and our schedule may change as they send us their dates. Make sure that you check the schedule early and often so that you can get your application filled out and submitted on time. To view the complete exam schedule, visit our website at?https://nbccert.org/education/exam-finder/.

?If your laboratory or school is interested in hosting the exams this year, check out our website at?https://nbccert.org/education/host-exam.cfm?for the forms and requirements. Hosting the CDT/RG exams is an incredible opportunity to offer more testing options to dental technicians around the nation, while at the same time affording your technicians an opportunity to become certified without having to travel. Fill out the?Host Organization Exam Date Request Form?when you are ready to schedule an examination.

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Make plans for Southeastern Conference!

FRIDAY?KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
WISDOM IS NOT MEASURED IN TEETH
Joshua Polansky, MDC
Friday 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
? ? ?As an in-house technician for a decade, Joshua Polansky has learned the keys to success in creating consistent, successful restorations for his doctors. After ups and downs, Joshua learned very quickly that in order to have success in the dental field, he must become a part of the restorative team. This does not mean to just make the restorations — communication is the key to success, whether it be with the patient directly or the combination of doctor, patient, specialist, and technician. This lecture will discuss the communication tools required between doctor and technician, from the initial treatment plan throughout the case. Focusing on photographic communication, relationship-based communication, and restorative communication, Joshua will explain how to simplify the dental nightmares that plague many technicians and doctors when it comes to restoring cases difficult patients.
? ? ?Joshua Polansky, MDC is a graduate of UCLA’s Esthetic Program and has worked side by side with master technicians such as Olivier Tric, Michel Magne, and Ed McLaren. Currently, Joshua represents GC America, Inc. in lectures throughout the world and is on the editorial board of Inside Dental Technology and Inside Dentistry. Joshua’s work has been published in the?Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry,?QDT, and?The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.
1.5 hours Scientific credit
With appreciation to GC America Inc.

SCDL MEMBERSHIP AND
PRE-REGISTRATION PAYS!
Win prizes by being prepared!
Are you a SCDL member? Are you pre-registered? By simply being prepared for the upcoming meeting, your name will be entered into drawings for prizes. Randomly during the Southeastern Conference, we will be announcing winners of a PRE-REGISTRATION DRAWING and a SCDL MEMBERSHIP DRAWING.
Register at?WWW.SCDL-ONLINE.ORG
The SCDL website has welcomed back the online registration feature for the 2015 meeting! Visit?www.scdl-online.org?to register online or for more information about the Southeastern Conference program, organization, etc. For additional information, contact the association office at:
Southeastern Conference of Dental Laboratories, Inc.
PO Box 206 ?| ?Elkin, NC ?28621
?

If you are having trouble making hotel reservations online, call the Georgian Terrace at?(404) 897-1991?and ask for in-house reservations between?8am-8pm.?

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Evident Dental Laboratory Management Software Exhibits at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2015

Evident Dental Laboratory Management Software Exhibits at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2015.

This February 27th and 28th, LMT Magazine is holding its annual LMT Lab Day Chicago meeting, a dental laboratory trade show that attracts exhibitors and participants from all over the globe. LMT Lab Day Chicago is the largest dental laboratory trade show in North America boasting over 3000 attendees and over 180 suppliers, it is referred to as the industry’s most prestigious event of the year.

Use the Promo code: tslmt2015 to get 50% off the first month subscription!

The trade show consists of two days, the Friday has clinics operating from 8am to 5:45pm and the exhibit hall is open from 1pm to 6pm. The Saturday has clinics from 7:30am to 5:45pm, the exhibit hall is open from 8am to 4pm. The trade show has moved to the Hyatt Regency Chicago a new, larger venue.

Purchases on the trade show floor and purchases after the trade show that use the Promo code: tslmt2015 get 50% off the first month subscription

The bridge registration?is the way for participants to sign up. Built into the?LMT’s site, the electronic registration is a new way to streamline the registration process, it also connects the industry members during and after the trade show.

For an exhibitor, the LMT Lab Day Chicago is an opportunity to meet with the decision makers and members of the North American and international dental laboratory industry. Attendees walk the floor with a curiosity and enthusiasm to see what’s new in the industry and where they can find a deal!?Evident dental laboratory management software?can be found at booth #B42, so come down to the booth and see the people behind the dental laboratory management system that is revolutionizing the North American dental laboratory industry. For existing customers it is a great opportunity to meet the people that have transformed their business face to face.

Evident dental lab management has been in the North American market for 5 years and is active in the industry as a supporter and sponsor for industry events and the Foundation for Dental Technology. Friendly, pro-active support means that strong relationships between Evident and dental laboratory customers have the ability to collaborate and direct the development of the system itself. The needs and wants of the dental lab industry shapes the Evident system and benefits all its customers.

Evident dental lab software can also be seen at the LMT Lab Day West in Anneheim, California May 2nd. Evident can be contacted through the website?http://www.evidentlabs.com?or 877 909 7770 Ext 1.

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Evident dental lab software is exhibiting at the Cal Lab Group annual meeting February 26th and 27th 2015.

Evident dental lab software is exhibiting at the Cal Lab Group annual meeting February 26th and 27th 2015..

This is the second time Evident has been invited to exhibit at the Cal-Lab Group meeting making it a great way to meet up with old and new customers. To contact Evident for a personalized on line demo, dental labs can go tohttp://www.evidentlabs.com?or call 877 909 7770 Ext 1.

Purchasing Evident at the Cal-Lab Group meeting and using the Promo code: cal15 for 50% off the first month subscription making it even easier to get the dental lab organized for 2015.

The North American dental laboratory industry has many different associations and bodies that meet on a regular basis.?The Cal Lab Group, founded in 1926, is the oldest dental laboratory organization in continuous existence. The Cal-Lab Group functions solely for the benefit of its members without obligation to promote any specific product, technique, or special interest. It is an independent, international association of more than 200 dental laboratories.

Cal-Lab holds its meeting the same week as LMT Lab Day Chicago. The Cal-Lab Group has permittedEvident dental laboratory management software?to exhibit at its 2015 meeting in February. Evident is already in use by Cal-Lab members and this is an opportunity for the group to see Evident’s cloud-based dental lab management system that aims to revolutionize the way dental labs operate in North America.

Evident saves time by integrating communications seamlessly: email, fax, and texting are as easy as printing. In addition, internal communications are facilitated by Evident’s staff messaging system. Staff can view communications on Evident’s home window or through email. This helps staff be organized, and save time. No more sticky notes. Evident’s Dentist Gateway? extends communications seamlessly to clients. This decreases phone traffic while providing closer ties to the lab.

Evident’s reports don’t require paper. They can be scheduled to run daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly to fax, email, even to cell phones. Staff receive the timely information they need to run an efficient organization without having to go looking for it. Automatically email the Accounts Receivable report to the accountant at year end, view key performance indicators daily, the possibilities are endless. This feature, coupled with the fact that Evident can be accessed from anywhere, makes remote lab management much more feasible than any desk-top system affords.

The ultimate in transparency and communication is Evident’s audit log. The audit log records every change made to every record in the system. This includes who made each change, when it was made, and the before and after values. No more detective work is needed to track down who changed the schedule date, who changed the product, who upped the units from 3 to 5. Making ISO and DAMAS compliance easier, the audit log is an Evident feature users crave in other programs.

Evident dental lab software?has enjoyed 5 successful years in the North American dental lab industry. Evident’s popularity has been steadily growing Evident is a supporter and sponsor of industry events and the Foundation of Dental Technology. Evident’s personable support staff help ensure that customers get the most from Evident while providing feedback that is used to ensure that future development includes the changes users want and need. Evident has surprised its customers with the speed and efficiency of initial set-up and minimal impact on production during implementation.

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WELCOME 2015 NADL VISION 21 ATTENDEES!

 

WELCOME 2015 NADL VISION 21 ATTENDEES!

The 2015 NADL Vision 21 Meeting is just days away and we are looking forward to a great meeting! Visit the NADL Vision 21 Meeting Microsite for important details for the meeting!

2015 NADL VISION 21 MEETING MICROSITE

REGISTRATION HOURS:

The registration desk will be located at Registration Desk 2 of the Mirage.??The desk will be open during the following:

·????????Thursday,?January 22 / 1:00 p.m.?– 5:30 p.m.

·????????Friday, January 23 /?7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

·????????Saturday,?January 24 / 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

SPEAKER & SPONSOR INFORMATION:

·????????Visit the NADL Vision 21 Microsite for the current schedule of events and meeting details.??The NADL Vision 21 Meeting is a “green meeting” and no materials are printed or provided onsite.??Please print off any information in advance that would be useful to you at the meeting.

NOTE:??Additional information and updates will be provided daily as information is received.??Please continue to visit the?NADL V21 Microsite?for more speaker presentations and information updates.

 

NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?

Email?meetings@nadl.org?or call the NADL Office at?800.950.1150.??For a complete schedule of events and more details on the meeting as it becomes available, please continue to visit the?NADL V21 Microsite.??We look forward to making the 2015 NADL Vision 21 Meeting the most valuable meeting in the upcoming year!

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2015 NADL Vision 21 Meeting – It’s Not Too Late To Register!

 

 

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER!??DON’T MISS THIS EVENT!

It’s not too late to register and attend the 2015 NADL Vision 21 Meeting!??This meeting is the dental laboratory industry’s premier business management meeting! Vision 21 is the kickoff event for the movers and shakers in the industry to learn, share and plan for the year ahead.??All NADL Members and CDT’s receive discounted registration rates to attend the Vision 21 Meeting!?Sign up today!

Register Online Today OR Download 2015 Attendee Brochure

KEYNOTE SPEAKER HIGHLIGHTS:

·????????Leadership –?Tomorrow?–?Speaker: Connie Podesta

·????????Achieving Business Excellence –?Speaker: John Spence

EXCELLENT EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS:

·????????How to Leverage Chairside Implant Services

·????????What Are the Options? –?Speaker: Jeff Stronk ~ Treasure Dental Studio, CDL

·????????How Can it Help Grow My Business? –?Speaker: Henry Martin, CDT, TE ~ Restorative Arts Dental Laboratory, CDL

·????????What Are Implementation Best Practices? –?Speaker: Jerry Ulaszek, CDT, TE ~ Artistic Dental Studio, Inc., CDL, DAMAS

·????????What Are Examples from the Industry? –?Speaker: Tony Prestipino, CDT ~ Artifex Dental Laboratories, Inc.

·????????Preparing Yourself for?Tomorrow’s?Dental Economy –?Speaker:?Dave Preble, DDS, JD, CAE

·????????Innovate, Integrate, Differentiate –?Speaker: Greg Harris ~ The Harris Group

·????????What’s Your Risk: Mitigating Data Challenges –?Speaker: Jonathan Green ~ Apollo Endosurgery

·????????Building Your Business for Success –?Speaker: Heather Voss, CDT ~ BonaDent Dental Laboratories

VALUE ADDED WORKSHOP:

Advanced Strategic Planning –?Speaker: John Spence

THE MIRAGE – HOTEL INFORMATION

Please make your reservations directly with The Mirage by calling?702.791.7444?and indicate you are with the NADL 2015 to receive the discounted rate for NADL of $150 plus tax per night plus a reduced resort fee of $18.??Please Note: The hotel cutoff was Tuesday, December 30, 2014 to receive the discounted NADL rate.??The NADL rate may still be available based upon availability.??You may also make your reservations online at?NADL Reservations?For more information on The Mirage please visit?www.mirage.com.

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Evident Dental Laboratory Management Software Sponsors Vision 21 Meeting in Las Vegas January 22nd to 24th 2015

Evident Dental Laboratory Management Software Sponsors Vision 21 Meeting in Las Vegas January 22nd to 24th 2015.

Evident is a proud sponsor of the dental laboratory industry’s premier business management meeting, Vision 21. It is the kickoff event for the movers and shakers in the industry to learn, share and plan for the year ahead and the NADL Business Management Committee has put together another jam packed event this January 22nd – 24th!

The 2015 NADL Vision 21 Meeting is an excellent opportunity you don’t want to miss! 2014 attendance at Vision 21 included over 250 owners and managers of the country’s most progressive dental laboratories.

This is the inaugural event of the year in terms of major dental lab events. This Vision 21 meeting will be Evident’s second appearance at the meeting. “We hope to learn more about our customers, their challenges and to also educate the leaders in our industry on the opportunities the Evident system provides,” said Rayne Verity, Sales and Marketing Manager at Evident. The Vision 21 event has brought provocative and motivating speakers to inspire all the attendees for 2015. The speakers and presenters include:

Connie Podesta ~ Leadership – Tomorrow
Connie Podesta is a game-changing, money-making, sales-generating, idea innovator whose rare blend of laugh-out-loud humor, out-of-the-box strategies and signature, tell-it-like-it-is delivery style has made her one of the most talked about entertaining business motivational speakers in the marketplace today.

Get ready! Connie is a whirlwind of energy and ideas that will definitely help you GET WHAT YOU WANT out of life! Connie is all about RESULTS. She will help you understand WHY it’s important to change behaviors, re-think attitudes, re-assess old ideas and get on board so you can make things happen!

John Spence ~ Achieving Business Excellence
John Spence is currently the managing partner of John Spence LLC, and has owned or been CEO of more than ten companies. John has been recognized for the past three years as One of the Top 100 Business Thought Leaders in America. Recipients hail from around the globe and include leaders from the public and private sectors as well as authors, consultants, researchers and academics.

John was named CEO of an international Rockefeller foundation at the age of 26, CEO of an international strategy/sales strategy firm at 32, and for the last 18 years has traveled upwards of 200 days a year worldwide to help businesses and individuals achieve more success. He is the author of “Excellence by Design: Leadership” and “Awesomely Simple: Essential Business Strategies for Turning Ideas into Action” and has been a guest lecturer at more than 90 colleges and universities including Stanford, Harvard, and the Wharton School of Business. John is also a lead instructor at the Entrepreneurial Masters Program at MIT and the Director of Best Practice Innovation at the Best Practice Institute. Go to the following link John Spence video to see first-hand what John has to offer!

DON’T MISS THE VALUE ADDED WORKSHOP ON ADVANCED STRATEGIC PLANNING

Saturday, January 24 – 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. by John Spence
(Pre-registration and additional fees required)
This course is designed as an executive–‐level overview of the critical aspects of effective strategic thinking, strategic planning and scenario planning and is based on a class that John has presented for more than a decade at the Wharton School of Business during the annual Securities Industry Institute. This program is a review of “Best in Class” programs from Harvard Business School, McKinsey and Company, Royal Dutch Shell and the writings of Mintzberg, Steiner and Finnie and will give each participant numerous tools, ideas and skills to apply when creating a detailed and realistic strategic business plan.

THE MIRAGE – HOTEL INFORMATION
Please make your reservations directly with The Mirage by calling 702.791.7444 and indicate you are with the NADL 2015 to receive the discounted rate for NADL of $150 plus tax per night plus a reduced resort fee of $18. You may also make your reservations online at NADL Reservations. Be sure to make your reservation by Tuesday, December 30, 2014in order to receive this discounted rate. This NADL rate is subject to availability of guest rooms at the time of reservation. For more information on The Mirage please visit?http://www.mirage.com.

(Speaker and hotel information provided by nadl.org)
Attendees and sponsors from all over North America come to connect, learn and get inspired for 2015. It is a great opportunity for dental laboratories and dental lab suppliers to work together to start the year with a positive, energetic collaboration. Many of the presentations go towards CE credits (Continuing Education) that go to maintaining certified dental technician status. The event draws key players in the industry and will also see the conclusion of the NADL president, Gary Iocco and the reception of the new NADL President Harold Burdette.

Evident and Gary Iocco have worked together with the NADL to provide a quick and easy solution to the State legislative requirement to provide manufacturing origin and materials disclosure on the dental lab invoice.

Gary Iocco, President Elect of the NADL says, “The Evident software program has many benefits for our laboratory, some of which are purely cost savings by not having to purchase a $4000 server, the cloud feature is wonderful, access from anywhere. The lab-end lets us have any report we can think of, helps us comply with the FDA laws on material content and lot number tracking. As of Jan 1, 2013 any lab doing business with doctors in Minnesota must supply country of origin and material content with every case. Evident makes our life easier, and working with these folks is great.”

Evident dental laboratory management software has been helping dental labs around the world organize their billing, production processes and customer management for the last 5 years. Recommended as the dental lab software provider with the best customer support in the industry and the fastest growing customer base, Evident has become a well-known name in the dental lab industry with the recent JDT Wow! Readers Choice Award 2014. Dental labs can investigate further at 877 909 7770 Ext 1

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2015 NADL Vision 21 Meeting – Don’t Miss These Excellent Speakers!

2015 NADL Vision 21 Meeting – Don’t Miss These Excellent Speakers!

 

DON’T MISS THESE EXCELLENT SPEAKERS! REGISTER TODAY!

You are invited to attend the dental laboratory industry’s premier business management meeting! Vision 21 is the kickoff event for the movers and shakers in the industry to learn, share and plan for the year ahead.

Save on all registration fees when you register by?Tuesday, December 30, 2014.??NADL Members and CDT’s also receive special Vision 21 Meeting registration rates.?Don’t miss this outstanding event!

REGISTER TODAY!

V21 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Connie Podesta ~?Leadership – Tomorrow

Connie Podesta is a game-changing, money-making, sales-generating, idea innovator whose rare blend of laugh-out-loud humor, out-of-the-box strategies and signature, tell-it-like-it-is delivery style has made her one of the most talked about entertaining business motivational speakers in the marketplace today.

Get ready!??Connie is a whirlwind of energy and ideas that will definitely help you GET WHAT YOU WANT out of life!??Connie is all about RESULTS. She will help you understand WHY it’s important to change behaviors, re-think attitudes, re-assess old ideas and get on board so you can make things happen!

John Spence ~?Achieving Business Excellence

John Spence is currently the managing partner of John Spence LLC, and has owned or been CEO of more than ten companies. John has been recognized for the past three years as One of the Top 100 Business Thought Leaders in America. Recipients hail from around the globe and include leaders from the public and private sectors as well as authors, consultants, researchers and academics.

John was named CEO of an international Rockefeller foundation at the age of 26, CEO of an international strategy/sales strategy firm at 32, and for the last 18 years has traveled upwards of 200 days a year worldwide to help businesses and individuals achieve more success. He is the author of “Excellence by Design: Leadership” and “Awesomely Simple: Essential Business Strategies for Turning Ideas into Action” and has been a guest lecturer at more than 90 colleges and universities including Stanford, Harvard, and the Wharton School of Business. John is also a lead instructor at the Entrepreneurial Masters Program at MIT and the Director of Best Practice Innovation at the Best Practice Institute.??Go to the following link?John Spence video?to see first-hand what John has to offer!

DON’T MISS THE VALUE ADDED WORKSHOP ON ADVANCED STRATEGIC PLANNING

Saturday, January 24 – 12:30 p.m.?–?3:30 p.m.?by John Spence

(Pre-registration and additional fees required)

This course is designed as an executive–level overview of the critical aspects of effective strategic thinking, strategic planning and scenario planning and is based on a class that John has presented for more than a decade at the Wharton School of Business during the annual Securities Industry Institute.??This program is a review of “Best in Class” programs from Harvard Business School, McKinsey and Company, Royal Dutch Shell and the writings of Mintzberg, Steiner and Finnie and will give each participant numerous tools, ideas and skills to apply when creating a detailed and realistic strategic business plan.

The Mirage – Hotel Information

Please make your reservations directly with The Mirage by calling?702.791.7444?and indicate you are with the?NADL 2015?to receive the discounted rate for NADL of $150 plus tax per night plus a reduced resort fee of $18.??You may also make your reservations online at?NADL V21 Hotel Reservations.?Be sure to make your reservation?by?Tuesday,?December 30, 2014?in order to receive this discounted rate. This NADL rate is subject to availability of guest rooms at the time of reservation.??For more information on The Mirage please visit?www.mirage.com.

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The No.1 Dental Technician Website – The Good Lab Guide

The No.1 Dental Technician Website – The Good Lab Guide.

The Good Lab Guide is a powerful online platform specifically designed for connecting dental labs and technicians with dentists, patients, suppliers, and more.
With features such as dental articles, dental technicians jobs, technician courses, a dental lab directory and much more, The Good Lab Guide is the industry’s No.1 online resource providing flexible, affordable features to make dental technicians lives that little bit simpler!

From our friends in the UK.

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NADL Resources November 2014 – rayne@evidentlabs.com – Evident Mail

NADL Resources November 2014

November 2014

Standards or Regulation
It Depends on Your Perspective

In the past several months more states are expressing interest in establishing some basic standards for dental laboratories in their state. Typically they are interested in dental laboratory registration and point of origin and materials content disclosure requirements. Some are also interested in a CDT or continuing education (CE) requirement for one person in each lab.

Some might wonder what the benefits are and why would dental laboratory professionals want to establish these standards; aren’t standards just another word for regulation? The answer depends on your perspective.

In the states that I have been visiting, proponents tout the following benefits as the reasons they would like to move forward with basic standards:

Level Playing Field?– while most labs compete fairly and provide accurate information to dentists, many labs have heard of some less scrupulous practices where a restoration is claimed to be made in-house instead of its actual point of origin. Or similarly, if a restoration purportedly made of high noble is made of lesser materials and priced lower, a quality lab may unfairly lose business due to the lack of a true “apples-to-apples” comparison. These types of practices put quality labs that deal fairly and honestly at a competitive disadvantage and cost them business.

In some states dental laboratory professionals are looking to combat this by establishing basic standards for what a laboratory must disclose in writing to the dentist. They understand that accurate disclosure provides the dentist with important non–price information with which to make their decision and helps to level the playing field and ensure fair competition.

Accountability?– Proponents of disclosure standards are quick to point out that disclosure alone is not enough if there is no accountability. That is why they support coupling disclosure with a simple laboratory registration requirement. Without a registry, disclosure requirements are hollow since there is no formal record of a dental laboratory’s ownership, address, or even the name of whom a letter should be addressed to.

In a state with no registry, if a dental laboratory fails to disclose that they did not make the restoration themselves or the point of origin of manufacture, or fails to accurately disclose the material content (noble for high noble, etc.) and they are found out, the laboratory can easily move along to another dentist.

However, in a state with registration, if a lab that inaccurately discloses is found out, the lab risks losing their registration and with it the ability to do any work in the entire state. Proponents believe this will result in greater and more diligent compliance with standard materials and origin disclosure requirements.

Recognition of the Profession?– In many states the words “dental laboratory technician” or “dental laboratory” are nowhere in the state’s dental practice act or rules governing dentistry. The result is, in those states the dental laboratory technology profession does not formally exist. Enacting even just the basic standards described above elevates the profession by formally recognizing dental laboratories and dental laboratory technicians as an integral part of the dental practice team. A greater recognition of the profession will help to attract younger people to join the profession and to enroll in DLT education programs.

Higher Participation in State Associations?– States that have enacted basic standards see higher levels of membership in their state dental laboratory associations. Freedom of Association is one of our basic constitutional rights. There is power and value in gathering to share and learn from common experiences and to collectively address common issues. Proponents of standards typically point out that participation in a professional association benefits both the participants and the profession.

Participation in professional associations allows the participants to develop strategies to address new trends and to share knowledge about new materials, equipment and techniques. Strong professional associations also offer younger professionals the opportunity to develop relationships with more experienced professional mentors. More organized professions gain greater recognition for the contribution made by their work.

Above you have why many proponents want to establish basic standards in their state. Please share your perspective on the subject with the leaders of your state dental laboratory association. If you have any questions on the process for advancing basic standards in your state please contact us and we will be happy to share the key steps to standards.

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