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September/October 2012
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An O.I.C. Specialty Laboratory
Occlusion - Implant - Cosmetic

 
"We Build Advanced Occlusal Concepts
Into Everything We Do!"
We've grown into an O.I.C. Laboratory!
At Klausz Dental Laboratories, we are committed to providing our clients with a full range of services, restorations, and appliances to meet all aspects of clinical dentistry. To meet your expectations we have grown into an Occlusal-Implant-Cosmetic (O.I.C.) Laboratory.

With over 44 years of experience in the dental technology field, we build advanced occlusal concepts into every restoration and appliance we custom fabricate. With a greater understanding of how teeth, muscles and joints work together, we can create restorations that not only look lifelike and aesthetic, but can last longer and function better. Allow us to apply the knowledge we’ve accumulated into your next restoration or appliance.

We hope our e-Newsletters prove to be informative, educational, and beneficial. Each issue will cover different topics on materials, techniques, services and educational opportunities.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with specific questions. We look forward to working with you.


Digital Dentistry comes to Klausz Dental Laboratories
iTero

As technology is constantly changing, our laboratory is evolving to meet the changing needs of our clients. This is how we have been able to build and maintain relationships with our clients for over forty-four years. We are proud to announce that we have become a Cadent iTero Partner Laboratory as well as a Lava Chairside Oral Scanner (C.O.S.) Affiliate Laboratory.

We are accepting scans NOW!
This enables us to now accept your digital scans from clients who choose the Cadent iTero Digital Impression System or the Lava C.O.S . These systems have been designed to replace the uncomfortable and sometimes imprecise tray and putty method of traditional impressions.

Both systems are powered by proprietary computer aided design technology that enables the dentists to take a 3-D digital scan of a patient’s mouth, make any necessary adjustments, and then transmit the file electronically to the lab where the final restoration can be crafted with precision and accuracy.
If you’re looking to invest in the future of digital dentistry, be sure to consult with your lab for insights and guidance.

itero by Klausz Dental Laboratories
Lava by Klausz Dental Laboratories
Looking to the future of Digital Dentistry.
Just another way that we’re working harder and smarter for your practice!

A Variety Of Occlusal Splints 
To Match The Individual Needs Of Your Patients

We offer our clients a variety of options when it comes to splint therapy.

The Horseshoe Splint is a popular appliance with a flat occlusal surface made from high impact clear acrylic resin.

The Impact Splint is made from a unique thermo-plastic material and was developed for greater patient comfort. The advanced properties of this material, allows it to flex when softened under warm water and thus conforms to the contours of the patient’s teeth when inserted.

The Hard/Soft Splint is by far the most popular splint and was developed for those heavy bruxers and clenchers. Its unique combination of a tough impact resistant occlusal surface with its pliable tooth and tissue side offers your patients the best of both worlds; lasting durability and custom comfort.

The Pankey Splint is made from a tooth coloured acrylic resin material. The occlusal scheme is created with one point occlusal contact per posterior tooth, combined with anterior and cuspid guidance. This allows for total posterior disclusion in all excursions.

The Anterior Deprogrammer is designed to prevent posterior tooth contact. It is more than a standard bite splint. It protects the teeth by calming the temporalis muscles, thus preventing grinding.

Flat Plane Splints
Orthotics
Deprogrammers
Whatever your requirements, we have the splint for you!

Using the laws of fluid dynamics, a prosthodontist at the University of Illinois came up with this simple device consisting of two water pads, connected by an equalizing channel. When placed in the mouth, the Aqualizer allows both left and right sides of posterior segments to equilibrate with each other, allowing the muscles of mastication to relax. Its floating action makes it an excellent tool to simplify TMD diagnoses and treatment planning. It can act as a temporary pain control splint, as well as guide your equilibration technique for either teeth or splints.

A Simple Step-by-Step Procedure to Capture
the Open Bite for Splints and Nightguards

Step 1: – Insert an Aqualizer™ into the mouth allowing the muscles to bring the mandible to its natural, most comfortable 3-D position, (great in combination with T.E.N.S. and jaw tracking). Add base plate wax under pads for small increases of less than 2mm.  If there is no spasm in the muscles, step two can be performed 10 minutes after insertion.
Step 2: – Instruct the patient to bite down naturally with the Aqualizer™ still in place, while injecting silicone from cuspid to cuspid.
Step 3: – Remove the Aqualizer™ with the anterior bite still in place. Inject registration material between the occlusal surfaces of the left and right posterior teeth. Instruct the patient to close carefully into the previously established anterior bite. Allow the silicone to set.
Step 4: – Remove the one-piece full arch bite registration from the mouth.
Step 5: – Assemble the patient's dental casts accurately into the bite registration. Send this assembly to the lab, or mount the combined casts/registration assembly on your articulator.
Step 6: – Remove the silicone bite registration. The Aqualizer™ allows you to preview, then accurately reproduce for splints, the most functional cranio-mandibular occlusal relationships.

For your additional convenience, 
our laboratory now stocks 
Low, Medium, & High Volume, Ultra Aqualizer

 Be sure to visit our website at www.klauszdentallab.com for more information on the Aqualizer or email the lab for your free Aqualizer Information Package and Aqualizer sample.

The PA Study Club - Be part of a unique learning experience

Looking to join a multi-disciplinary & comprehensive study club?
Having the privilege of listening to world-renown speakers in a small group setting?
Partake in continuing education that will help you achieve your full potential in becoming a “complete clinician?”

The PA Study Club is all this and more, and they are accepting new members Now!

Klausz Dental laboratories is proud of our long time sponsorship of the PA Study Club and we encourage you to consider joining.

The PA Study club has provided outstanding continuing education for over 18 years. We are affiliated with The Seattle Study Club; a network boasting 250 study clubs worldwide. The main focus of our study club is multi-disciplinary treatment planning where we showcase world-renown speakers, all presented in a small group setting, allowing members to interact with their peers in a non-threatening environment…our very own “university without walls.”

Our theme for this year is “treatment planning” where there will be meetings dedicated to breaking out into small groups consisting of members, advisors (dental specialists) and sponsors; providing the optimum learning experience. Include your entire team if you wish! The PA Study club looks forward to assisting you in achieving your full potential in becoming a “complete clinician.”

Inquiries and Contact Information
For inquiries, the complete program listing, and for registration information contact Nadia Mazzonetto (coordinator) at 905-279-3364 ext. 250 or by email at nadia@paperio.ca .

Looking forward to meeting you in September!

Directors: Len Diamond / Leo Gerczuk / Stephen Gangbar


Coaches Corner

Riding The Wave of Change
Download - 12 Tips to Change PDF

By Peter Barry C.M.C., R.R.D.H.

Change is Vital to Your Practice
I have found that there is one primary talent that impacts a dental practice’s level of success and effectiveness. This talent is your ability to innovate and implement change into your practice. Your team’s ability to reinvent yourselves on a continual basis is the key to your practice’s growth and development. The concept of “CHANGE” may be quite simple to understand in theory. But for many dental teams it is quite difficult to apply. So why does this talent elude so many work environments? Why is it so difficult for so many offices to break free of their existing routines and habits and implement new ways of operating and serving their customers?

Why Change is Difficult
If change is so vital to our professional success, then why do we resist it so strongly? The answer to this question lies deep within the complex inner recesses of our primal instincts. Each of us has two simultaneous instincts or emotional needs that are competing to be fulfilled at any one time. Human beings are creatures of habit. As a result, the first instinct is that we find our greatest comfort and safety in the familiarity of the known. This causes team members to want to hold on to familiar routines and procedures at work. At the same time we have a somewhat conflicting emotional need for variety and change in order to feel challenged and stimulated at work. The first instinct is necessary for survival in the wild animal kingdom. Unfortunately it has little use for us in the business world. In fact, its presence is quite counterproductive. This primal characteristic is why so many offices today find themselves stuck and unable to mobilize the critical mass of people required to implement something new, better, or different within their practice. Resistance to change is nothing more than a person’s “instinctive self preservation” way of protecting and justifying their habitual way of doing things.

Breaking Free & Normalizing the New!
I am reminded of a saying I heard many years ago… “The very successes that got us where we are today will eventually become the shackles that imprison us from further growth in the future”. Even your good habits will eventually imprison you if you hold on to them for too long. To break free of our habits we must develop the new habit of “Leaving the Familiar Behind”….The habit of” Normalizing the New”. Adopt the attitude of author Robert J. Kriegel who wrote the unconventional wisdom book “If it Aint Broke; Break It” and remember “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There”. Happy Dentistry!

Click Here for 12 tips to growing a culture of change into your practice.

Author Bio
Peter Barry is a Dental Success Coach™, Certified Management Consultant, and Restorative Dental Hygienist. He provides customized group and one on one “Success Coaching” to Dental professionals across N. America. peter@practicemastery.com / 416-568-5456

Oct. 30, 2012 - Practice Development Program
An empowering Practice Development evening program for your entire team with Mr. Peter Barry C.M.C., R.R.D.H./Practice Mastery Coach - hosted by Klausz Dental Laboratories.

Mr. Peter Barry C.M.C., R.R.D.H - Practice Development / Practice Mastery
Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
The Nobel Biocare Training Facility Richmond Hill, Ontario

Click Here for More Course and Registration Information


Look For Us at Upcoming Meetings & Events

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Meeting - Canadian Chapter – September 21st and 22nd, 2012 Toronto, Ontario


   

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