Working with a Dental Laboratory

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 and choose among these options, the clinician needs a clear strategy based on relevant criteria. Once a laboratory has been selected, the next and never-ending task is 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. 

On completion of this Learning Pathway 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
Publication date: Oct 5, 2018 Last review date: Sep 28, 2020 Next review date: Sep 28, 2023
  • Communication
  • Dental Laboratory
  • English
  • General Topics
  • Languages
  • Pathway
  • Practising Implant Dentistry & Self Directed Learning
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Prosthodontically Driven Planning
  • Prosthodontics
  • Treatment Planning

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