Our highly qualified Digital Technology & CAD CAM team consists of the best in the Industry.
With James Han, our Director of Digital Technology & Assistant Lab Manager at the helm, we are always keeping abreast of the latest cutting edge technology that keeps our Lab a leader and driving force in the Industry.
As an industry leader in Esthetic Dentistry and Digital Implant Dentistry, we are always striving to provide better, more efficient services with faster turnaround time. With our two new Mihm & Vogt Speed HT Sintering furnaces we are able to sinter up to 190 Zirconia Crown and bridge units in less than 3 hours! This together with the new DOF HD Freedom scanner and our two new Roland DWX-51D CAD CAM Milling Machines put our team of Master Dental Technicians in the wonderful position to work more precise and extremely efficient and to deliver a consistent and better quality product with faster turnaround time!
Faster Turnaround time: our new Roland mills provide faster turnaround time to dental labs and dentists in the dental community.
(James Han our Director of Digital Technology & Assistant Lab Manager)
At our most recent Corporate retreat, were were happy to officially introduce our new General Manager Mr. Carsten Busse, highlight the launch of our new lab in Rockledge, Florida and highlight our acquisition of the latest technologies including the latest 3D Printing technology.
Dr. Sundeep Rawal aong with Nobel Biocare also discussed the new Trefoil (All on 3 implant system).
In picture from left: Ed Zak, Nobel Biocare; Johanna Podkowa, President, Precision Esthetics; Dr. Roy Blake, Prosthodontist; Achim Renner, CEO Precision Esthetics; Dr. Sundeep Rawal, Prosthodontist
General Manager/ Director of Quality Control
It is our great pleasure to introduce our new General Manager, Mr. Carsten Busse,
Master Dental Technician (M.D.T.) who will assume the managerial position of Lab Manager and Director of Quality Assurance where he will have executive responsibility over all of the production activities and quality control within Laboratory.
Mr. Busse brings over 25 years of experience in the dental and Laboratory Management field. He received his certification as a dental technician in 1997 after four years of training at Dental Laboratory Apprenticeship at Physioform in Germany.
After completing the Dental Technician Certification Program, he continued his professional development and achieved his Master Dental Certificate at Handwerkskammer Dortmund, Germany in 2004. Throughout his employment, Mr. Busse has had several years of professional and Supervisory experience in Laboratory Management as well as extensive experience as a training instructor with Vita and Anaxdent.
We are excited to have Carsten on board to help us maintain our
European Quality Craftsmanship Made in America.
Here is what our Master Ceramists at Precision Esthetics recommend:
1. The First Impressions are the most accurate in shade selection and work the best!
2. Keep in mind that you cannot provide too much descriptive information to your master ceramist. A properly taken digital photograph with the shade tab and exposed shade number included in the photo provides many of the anatomical characteristics that can help you achieve excellence.
3. The patient should remove any lipstick or bright makeup.
4. Make the shade selection at the beginning of the appointment before the
tooth becomes dehydrated and your eyes become fatigued from the other
procedures. Whenever possible take a shade prior to tooth preparation.
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5. The canines are a good reference point in selecting a shade because they
have the highest chroma (intensity) of the dominate hue (color) of the teeth.
6. Make your final shade selection after comparing your shade selections with those of another team
member. This works to double check these very subjective measurements.
7. When making shade selections it is important not to view the comparison for more than 7 seconds at
a time to avoid fatiguing the cones of the retina. We recommend you gaze at a neutral grey wall card. In
fact, looking away at a grey card between each 7‐second shade evaluation will reset the focus of your
eyes and depth perception.
8. Compare your shade selection under varying conditions such as with lip retraction versus lip down
and when the patient moves their head in different directions or lighting angles. Request the patient sit
up or stand up when determining the shade. The tab should be parallel with the tooth being shade
matched so to minimize depth perception errors. View the shade under color corrected lighting.
9. Many doctors feel that selecting a shade of slightly lower value from the adjacent teeth helps the
porcelain “blend” nicely with the patient’s natural dentition.
10. Be aware that shade tabs degrade due to aging and disinfection. Have a new guide to compare the
consistency of other guides and always designate the name of shade guide used; remember that A‐2
may not be consistent between guides. For e.max crowns please include the natural die shade
(stump shade) to ensure the proper end result.
From the Desk of Johanna Podkowa, President, M.D.T.
During this interesting and unprecedented time in dentistry,
we realize the necessity of choosing the right lab partner
to serve any dental practice which prides its reputation on
high quality products.
In a technology driven industry, personal relationships
become more and more important. With a proven track
record for over 29 years in the industry, we pride ourselves
in open communication and availability to our clients in
order to deliver the best quality to patients.
As such, we see our lab as an extension of your team.
We are aware that the future of Dentistry is rapidly
changing. While our lab has been abreast and equipped
with the latest state of the art technology, what makes
us standout is the great pride in which we continue
to encourage and hone the individual craftsmanship of
Posted November 22, 2017
Precision Esthetics hosted its Annual Corporate retreat on November 20 at Café Sapori in West Palm Beach. During the Keynote Presentation where the main theme was “The Change is here”, Founder and CEO Achim Michael Renner, M.D.T. pointed out that in keeping with the rapid changes and growth in the dental industry, labs and technicians will need to keep abreast of the new technology complemented by quality craftsmanship. Achim pointed out that “there is no doubt that digital technology is a great! But compensating for a lack of skill with technology is progress toward mediocrity. As technology advances, craftsmanship recedes and we use it less resourcefully. The one thing we’ve gained is automatism, which is useless without perception!” Other guest presenters included Dr. Alexander Wang and Mr. Pierre Rodrigues, Vice President, Comerica Bank.
My mentors and instructors Willi Geller,Oral Design Team - Switzerland and Klaus Muterthies, Germany influenced and changed the way I looked at outcome and result driven esthetic restorations and made me redefine my approach: "Watch and Copy Nature" is the quintessence for every artist". It always was my vision to bring the philosophy of my mentors together with European Quality Craftsmanship to the USA. It is now my mission to delivery it with each and every case. Our Clients and their Patients deserve the best. Thank you very much for your business and for continuing support.