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Selecting and Communicating with a Dental Laboratory

John Hyun Uk Cho

Choosing a dental laboratory can be fraught with difficulty and confusion. It is easy to be overwhelmed by the large number of options available to clinicians.

To evaluate these options and to choose among them, the clinician needs a clear strategy based on relevant criteria.

Once a laboratory has been selected, the next and never-ending task is one of effective communication with the technician to ensure ongoing clinical excellence along with the appropriate technical support.

One of the greatest challenges of implant dentistry is the mutual and continued transfer of clinical knowledge and information with the dental lab.

After completing this ITI Academy Module, you should be able to…

  • identify the criteria for selecting a dental laboratory partner
  • describe the information needed to prescribe work for a dental technician
  • explain the quality assessment processes used in reviewing prostheses provided by a dental lab
Charlotte Stilwell , Anthony S Dawson
27 min. + 10 min. for the Assessment
0.62 hours
Purchase price
40 Academy Coins
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Publication date: Mar 7, 2018 Last review date: Feb 28, 2021 Next review date: Feb 28, 2024
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