3D Printing: A Threat to the Technician?

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The dental digital workflow revolution is on the horizon, but it certainly isn’t as widespread as you may think.

However, like all businesses, successful labs are forward-thinking ones. It’s worth doing some market research on prospective and existing customers to see whether or not they’re fully committed to digital workflows. Like your lab, your market research may show uncertainty one way or the other, presenting an opportunity for you to educate your doctors on the pros/cons, adding value and loyalty to your lab.

This research should help you form a decision of how to approach this trend: if your customers are likely to buy into it, then you need to ensure your technicians have access to the training they need to grasp CAD/CAM.

If, however, it’s not something your customers are really buying into just yet, then ensure you keep on top of your markets intentions, stopping you from losing out on business. 3D printing adoption would change the makeup of dentistry, and may signal even further technological integration with workflows. This threat won’t ever be removed, but by keeping tabs you can ensure your lab stays ahead of the curve, allowing your lab to grow.

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