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OFF THE BENCH with Jamie Schell: A Lab Perspective on Tooth Reductions

Over the years we have seen prep design and the approach to tooth reduction change.  With the rise of full contour zirconia, this has resulted in both benefits and challenges. Zirconia popularity is driven by the fact that it is extremely strong and allows for a more cost-effective restorative option. The offsetting challenges are insufficient…

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Digital Impression Training

The Digital Implementation Specialist at Schell Dental Ceramics Learning Centre and Operatory, Christien Kopas , is a trainer for multiple Intraoral scanning systems. She offers 4-hour training sessions periodically at the Learning Centre on the following systems. Keep an eye on our Events page for upcoming events. If you are interested in becoming a part…

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Canadian Dentistry – 2032

Background In 2016, the Canadian Dental Association Board of Directors commissioned an independent National Advisory Task Force to – “consider changes that will affect our profession and indeed society as a whole in the coming 15 years”. The chair of the committee, Dr. Alastair Nicoll, referred to it as “a call to action for the…

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Intraoral Scanner Tools and why they are Important

All IOS have tools to analyse your impression prior to sending the scan to a lab.  They are extremely valuable and as a production facility, we highly value them. When gathering a scan for a crown, whether in the anterior or posterior, these tools are available to you on every IOS System. Bite Analysis: As…

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Course Description – An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding and Implementing Airway and Sleep Disordered Breathing Protocols

Sept 13-14, 2019 – Kelowna, BC Day 1 Airway disorders and sleep disordered breathing – introduction, health concerns from a Public Health perspective Anatomy and physiology of the airway Genetic and epigenetic factors in airway and craniofacial development Introduction of the System for managing airway patients Structure, function and behavior as root causes of airway…

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Upcoming Event creates a BUZZ

We are hosting Dr Acker and Hartrick to speak to Dentists and dental teams on the attached subject in Kelowna Sept 13 and 14, 2019 at the Kelowna Yacht Club. The event is also open to physicians and ancillary professionals interested in creating a referral community to assist patients with Airway Issues. Dr Acker and…

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Human Resources for Small Business Roundup

We recently had the pleasure of having Allison Guld Co-Founder of Amui come to the Learning Centre to speak to Dentists and Dental Managers about the changes in Human Resources this past year in British Columbia. Amui Inc. is changing the way organizations interact with HR by providing on-demand access to HR knowledge.  Their easy…

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Scan path? What is that and why is it important?

A scan path is recommended by intraoral scanner manufacturers as they have concluded that it allows for increased accuracy.  The result being a better fitting and more accurate restoration. Study :  https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0202916 As a dental lab, we have had situations where dentists have sent scans and the restorations manufactured and received were deemed inaccurate and…

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TRIOS – Bite Info Pack

This document describes how the bite alignment works in TRIOS and outlines some good practices to follow, when making bite scans in TRIOS.  Some common pitfalls are highlighted, and it is shown how to avoid them. Read the full document here TRIOS Bite Info Pack v1.0