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July/August 2013
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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 45 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.


Klausz Dental Lab now offers...

e.max Press - Lithium Disilicate - Aesthetics AND Strength
Comprised of biocompatible lithium disilicate, IPS e.max Press provides the fit, form and function of a pressed ceramic with maximum aesthetic characteristics, and exceptional flexural strength at 400 MPa.

A Variety of Shades and Translucencies
IPS e.max Press ingots are available in varying degrees of translucency for maximum versatility. Ingots come in the High Translucency (HT) created for inlays, onlays and veneers, Low Translucency (LT) which is ideal for creating one-step fully anatomical restorations, Medium Opacity (MO) is intended for devitalized, slightly discolored preparations, and High Opacity (HO) is for preparations that are non-vital and severely discolored. The LT ingots are available in the 9 most popular A-D shades as well as 4 contemporary bleach shades.

Strong Enough for Conventional Cementation
Due to their high strength, the restorations can be conventionally cemented. Alternatively, they can be adhesively bonded. This provides maximum flexibility to address clinical needs.

Full Contour OR Build-up Technique
IPS e.max restorations are available in two forms. You can choose full contour that provides high strength and beautiful aesthetics as an alternative to zirconia and precious metal. For more demanding cases, we can fabricate restorations utilizing the cut-back and build-up technique. Final veneering with IPS e.max Ceram, a proprietary nano-fluorapatite layering ceramic, offers unparalleled aesthetics.

IPS e.max Press provides the ultimate in all ceramic restorations:

  • Outstanding aesthetics combined with high flexural strength
  • Exceptional wear profile on the antagonist tooth, even kinder than natural enamel
  • 5 year clinical data
  • Conventional or adhesive cementation options for clinical flexibility

We are confident that we can provide you with the high quality you have come to expect from our laboratory in this new and versatile all-ceramic restoration.


Orthodontic Appliances
One of Klausz Dental Lab's Best Kept Secrets

When it comes to orthodontics, most people don’t associate our laboratory with orthodontic appliances.

Sure we’re known for fixed restorations such as Porcelain Fused to Metal, All Ceramic Restorations and Polymer Glass Restorations, all combined with our Exclusive Bite Equilibration Technique.

We’ve been fabricating some of the most aesthetic and functioning removable restorations such as Complete and Partial Dentures, Cast Partial Dentures along with Denture Repairs, Relines, and Additions for Over 43 years.

Our TMJ Splints, made with the new Aqualizer Bite Registration Technique, provide for splints with minimal to no occlusal adjustments. As well, our line of Dr. Olmos Certified Orthotics, are sure to make your TMD rehabilitation procedures progress smoothly.

What about Orthodontic Appliances?

We can provide you and your patients with the latest in removable and fixed orthodontic appliances to meet the specific needs for your desired final result. Whether it’s a simple Band and Loop Space Maintainer or a Maxillary Removable Expansion Appliance, we have the ability to custom make appliances to meet your exacting needs.

When you’re planning your next ortho case, think of Klausz Dental Laboratories.

Orthodontics - just another way we’re working harder and smarter for your practice!


Digital Smile Design / Cosmetic Dental Imaging
High Resolution Prints & Animations
New - from Klausz Dental Laboratories
Your patients can SEE their treatment plan, before treatment begins.

We are proud to be able to offer our clients the power and the versatility of the next wave in dental communication. We are now able to provide you with a Digital Smile Design, (aka Cosmetic Dental Imaging) in ready to print full colour, of what your patients can expect from today’s cosmetic dentistry.

Imaging Animation - Image Morph / Before - After
Below is an 8 second Smile Design Animation that illustrates a transition from the 'before' to 'after' treatment plan. These animations are a quick, fascinating, and intuitive way of showing the patient and the entire dental team, including any involved specialist (periodontist) the goals of a treatment plan. Also they can be viewed in an email or added to a website, for interesting content.

If you are interested in learning more about how we can help you provide your patients with Digital Smile Designs, why not give us a call, and request the full instructional package or you can download the easy-to-print IMAGING INSTRUCTIONS & TIPS pdf and IMAGING FACTSHEET pdf.

Be sure to ask about our introductory pricing on your first Digital Smile Design with us.


The Power of Full Team Meetings

“Friend or Foe?”

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

Teamwork has never been more important!
Never before in the history of the workplace has the concept of teamwork been more important to the functioning of successful organizations. The same holds true for the business of dentistry. With the rapid social, technological and informational changes that are occurring; the landscape on which we practice dentistry is quite different today, from that of even 10 years ago. Everything we can do for our patients today is more technologically advanced and more complex. With these advancements come new and emerging challenges that require dental teams to work together in deeper and more creative ways. No longer can we depend upon a few peak performers to rise to the top and carry the growth of our practice. The most successful teams will be those who can figure out ways to tap into the collective creativity and unique abilities of all team members.

Well run Full Team Meetings are KEY!
Today’s employee will be most excited and committed to their place of employment when they have a voice in the organization and when they are provided a platform on which to exercise their strengths & creativity. This is why taking time out of your business to work on your business is so important. Well-run team meetings are the key to creating whatever we want in our practice and in our professional lives. They achieve much more than just an action plan for solving problems. They increase each individual team member’s ownership and commitment to the growth of the office. Meetings get people involved. They unleash the creative powers and collective wisdom of your people. They can fuel an atmosphere of camaraderie, which can transform a group of highly skilled individuals into a high performing team!

Well planned & executed Team Meetings are the ticket!
Give careful thought to your meeting process, and design it to bring your people together. If the whole thing is a one-way flow of information, with one person at the head of the table doing all the talking it won’t stimulate much unity or positive change. If you want to experience a constant sense of growth and achievement in your dental office then regular, well planned and well executed full team meetings is the ticket to your dreams. In the words of the great Abraham Lincoln “If I had 2 hours to chop down a tree I would spend 1 hour sharpening my axe”.

Contact me if you wish to discuss or receive a list of the most common things that destroy a productive meeting.

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

   

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