Should You Open a Lab or Work With an Existing Dental Lab?
Only about 3% of all dentists practicing in the United States have a full-service in-house dental lab, excluding same-day denture centers. Why? Having an in-house dental lab requires additional space and is expensive to operate. While having an in-house dental lab may be a financially smart decision for a large group practice, high labor costs and the cost of setting up automated systems, the new industry standard, are prohibitive for many small business owners.
There is a hybrid solution that combines some of the benefits of having your own in-house dental lab without the negatives that can accompany it. Invest in a 3D printer for your office’s automated workflow. This will allow you to print items like study models, surgical stents, mouthguards, and orthodontic appliances.
Then partner with a nationwide dental laboratory that offers a completely automated workflow that integrates seamlessly with the digital workflow in your office. Stomadent Dental Laboratory has built a reputation of providing high-quality fixed and removable restorations manufactured via CAD/CAM technology at a reasonable price point. Because they’re manufactured using an automated workflow by experienced laboratory technicians, your turnaround time is greatly reduced.
Stomadent – Your Remote In-House Dental Lab
Treatment outcomes and patient satisfaction are key drivers of dental therapy. Dentists often believe that they can improve these measures by hiring their own lab technician and creating an in-house dental lab. Convenient – but financially impractical for many dental practitioners.
Although we’re not just down the hall, Stomadent Dental Laboratory can be your remote in-house dental lab by offering quality dental appliances and restorations that are precisely milled or printed to fit correctly upon delivery, eliminating the need for time-consuming adjustments. All in less time than it takes to make restorations using traditional laboratory methodology. See the difference that digital will make for your practice by learning more at our Digital Restorations page.