Pittman Dental Laboratory Blog

The Dental Model-less Workflow: Revolutionizing Dentistry for Labs and Practices

Posted by Bill Williams on Nov 6, 2023 11:41:00 AM

In recent years, the world of dentistry has witnessed a groundbreaking shift in technology usage. The adoption of the dental model-less workflow has been a game-changer for both dental laboratories and practices. This digital revolution has been particularly welcome news by Pittman Dental Laboratory, looking to reap the benefits of a completely digital workflow. The model-less approach involves the elimination of physical dental models, relying solely on digital tools for treatment planning and fabrication.

Between 2017 and 2021, the percentage of practices embracing this model-less concept more than doubled from 22% to 53%. Pittman Dental Laboratory is one of the leading labs in the country accepting digital cases. This shift has enabled them to streamline their processes and enjoy a multitude of benefits. Let's delve into the advantages of the dental model-less workflow for both Pittman and their practices.

1. Streamlined Workflow: Gone are the days of messy impressions and physical models. The digital workflow simplifies the process, allowing dental professionals to scan the patient's oral cavity, creating a 3D model that can be manipulated and analyzed with ease. This not only reduces the risk of errors but also accelerates the workflow.

2. Cost-Efficiency: Embracing model-less dentistry translates to significant cost savings. Practices no longer need to invest in materials for traditional models, which can be expensive. Moreover, it reduces labor costs associated with model creation, manipulation, and storage.

3. Faster Turnaround Times: The elimination of physical models and the manual steps involved in traditional dentistry significantly reduces production and turnaround times. Patients benefit from faster treatment planning and quicker delivery of restorations.

4. Improved Accuracy: Digital scans and models are incredibly precise, minimizing the chances of errors in treatment planning and restoration fabrication. Dentists can provide more accurate diagnoses, leading to better treatment outcomes.

5. Enhanced Patient Experience: Patients no longer need to endure the discomfort of messy impressions. The digital process is more comfortable and less time-consuming, leading to improved patient satisfaction.

6. Eco-Friendly: Going model-less is not only efficient but also environmentally friendly. It reduces the need for physical models, which are often discarded after use. This contributes to a greener, more sustainable approach to dentistry.

The Pittman model-less workflow offers a host of benefits to practices, ushering in a new era of efficiency, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness. As the technology continues to advance, we can expect an even more seamless integration of digital tools into the dental field.

This shift is a testament to the ever-evolving landscape of dentistry, with technology at its forefront. Pittman Dental Laboratory consistently invests in cutting-edge technologies each year, resulting in accelerated and superior results for our esteemed dentists and their patients. The future of dentistry looks brighter than ever, promising improved patient care, reduced costs, and a more sustainable approach to oral healthcare. As more practices embrace the model-less concept, we can expect the dental industry to continue to flourish in the digital age.

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Topics: oral scanners, Remake Percentage, Dental Technology, model-less

Transforming Dentistry: Tech Innovations in the Digital Laboratory

Posted by Bill Williams on Jul 24, 2023 6:00:00 AM

In the ever-evolving landscape of dentistry, technology continues to play a pivotal role in revolutionizing patient care and enhancing dental practices. From digital imaging and diagnostics to advanced laboratory equipment, dentists now have access to a range of cutting-edge innovations that are reshaping the industry.  In this blog, we will explore some specific tech innovations that Pittman Dental Laboratory has invested in, that is now helping dentists and their practices achieve their goals.

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Topics: oral scanners, intraoral scanner, Dentist, Dental Lab, hybrid workflow, tech

8 Advantages that the intraoral scanner offers to your dental practice

Posted by Bill Williams on Dec 8, 2020 11:38:35 AM

Intraoral Scanner technology is improving every day. These scanners are finding their way into dental practices across the country. Pittman Dental Laboratory is processing hundreds of cases a day from digital scans sent by doctors. But what are the advantages these scanners provide? Below is a list of 8 advantages that the intraoral scanner can bring to your practice.

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Topics: oral scanners, intraoral scanner

Christina’s 11 Tips for Purchasing an Intra-Oral Scanner

Posted by Christina Reed, RDH on Jun 4, 2020 12:51:11 PM

Digital dentistry is taking off like a Space-X rocket for many reasons. Scans are easier, faster, and more reliable than analog impressions. Also, the accuracy is incredible! At Pittman, our remake percentage for crowns and bridges from digital scans is LESS than 1%! Compare that to around 6% for traditional impressions. Owning an intra-oral scanner will not only cut down on your chair time and material costs but will also give your patient’s even better results.

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Topics: oral scanners