Griffin Dental Laboratories is for Dentist who want to grow their Dental Practice by growing their relationship with their dental lab in order to create more consistent quality dental restorations at a reasonable cost .
As a woman dental lab owner and technician it has been a great experience working
with dentist from all over. I have had ups and downs just like most all of you but
what has helped is being committed to the success of this business. I have recently
put into place a system that I find very valuable to the growth of my dental lab
and the business that I do with my clients. So I wanted to share with you all exactly
what I have found that works for me and I hope that it will allow you to see that
what I do in the lab can help your dental practice if you so choose to send work
to my dentallab.
It all starts with the completed Work Authorization. The start of any case begins
with the instructions that the dentist sends with the impression sent to the lab.
When I get the cases in the lab from the courier the case goes thru a disinfection
The cases are then scheduled for each phase of manufacturing according to what the
dentist has prescribed on the work authorization.
Models are poured sawed trimmed, articulated, mounted (any irregularities on poured
models sent by the dental office are removed), finally they are sealed and painted
with two coats of die spacer.
Once the models have been APPROVED and inspected and there is no need for a call
or email to the dentist the cases proceed on to the next step.
Waxing, investing, burnout and then divesting take place.
Then from there metal finishing begins. Inspection of the metal copings are preformed
under magnification (a process also used for die trimming and waxing margins).
As I am giving you the run down for PFMs other steps are preformed on various restorations.
Porcelain application layering techniques begin followed by a series firings.
Next the restorations are contoured and seated on the model checking contacts with
articulating ribbon, tape and finally shim stock on both the sawed model and the
Then the restorations are stained and glazed and any exposed metal is polished.
Finally the units are gathered and quality controlled. Disinfected and steam cleaned,
packaged and returned via courier to the dental office with a QC card for the dentist
to give feed back to the lab once complete.
When the QC card is received at the lab we then evaluate where the lab can make improvements
by compiling our list of suggestion and pin point the areas of most concern often
times this requires us to go back to the basics and relearn our system of manufacturing.
We then make follow ups with the dentist to see if the changes we have made have
improved within their practice.
The systems we have employed are PROVEN system that even the largest of labs employee
and I was privileged to learn and now share them with those dental practices that
choose to work with my lab. I hope this little explanation of what goes on in my
lab will help you to understand the process a bit more.
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