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September/October 2013
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.

Anterior Aesthetics by Klausz Dental Lab
Dr. Daphne Kwan's e.max Case

“From initial planning to final delivery, Klausz Dental Laboratory has provided us with unwavering support. Their expertise in ceramic artistry and knowledge in occlusion have enabled us to deliver both aesthetically pleasing and functionally ideal restorations.”

Dr. Daphne Kwan

Ortho + Whitening + e.max Veneers & Crown
The patient completed two years of orthodontic treatment and was interested in changing color, shape, and closure of diastema of her anterior teeth. Home and in-office whitening were carried out, followed by 5 e.max crowns on 12, 11,21,22,23 and e.max veneer on #13.
Before After e.max Crown & Veneers
After After After

The George Gauge
For Taking Measurable Protrusive Bites

The George Gauge allows the clinician to capture a protrusive bite registration and vertical opening of the mandible while eliminating guesswork. It's an easy to use tool which provides an extremely accurate way of recording a protrusive bite registration for sleep apnea and snoring appliances.

Setting the George Gauge
First place the George Gauge in the patient’s mouth. Center the lower incisor notch over the anterior teeth. Cinch up the lower incisor clamp to firmly grip these teeth, and tighten the lower turn screw to secure.

Remove the instrument from the mouth. Insert the bitefork into the body of the gauge, and slide it until the indicator end is at the 0 point on the millimeter scale (this will give an end-to-end bite position). Return the instrument to the mouth with the lower incisor notch centered over the lower midline. Instruct the patient to close into the upper incisor notch with the midline indicator between the central incisors.

While the patient is firmly biting into the notches instruct him/her to slide the jaw forward as far as possible. Note the + read¬ing on the millimeter scale. Preset and lock the bite fork to 60%-70% of the end-to-end to maximum protrusive reading.

Example: Your patient can protrude to the +8 mark on the millimeter scale. Take 60%-70% of maximum protrusive, which is 5mm. Slide the marking end of the bite fork over the millimeter scale until its indicator end rests over the +5 mark, and tighten the upper turn screw. Now inject your bite registration material.

Try Before You Buy
The George Gauge can be purchased through Great Lakes Orthodontics or you can "try before you buy" as we have a George Gauge that we will gladly loan to you.

The Case of the Old Cracked Porcelain Veneer And The Fireman
- Courtesy of Dr. Jordan Appel, North York, Ontario -

A Firecrew Visits Klausz Dental Lab

A City of Toronto Firefighter was so thrilled with our client care and the colour matching of his new central incisor veneer, he wanted to stop by and personally thank the team at the lab who took such great care of him.

Look For Us at Upcoming Meetings & Events
American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Meeting Canadian Chapter
October 25th and 26th, 2013 Montreal, Quebec
download the AACP Meeting Brochure (PDF) HERE


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