An efficient team runs on a chain of: digital production, correct tools and materials, maintained equipment, good communication, and time management. What does each of these mean for you? Check out the latest #webinar featuring Nick Alonge and Greg Everett as they discuss balancing cost and quality in a dental lab.
To all Dental Laboratories,
In unparalleled times like these, uncertainty is the only thing we can count on. The Coronavirus pandemic is at the top of everyone’s mind. We must all do what we can to mitigate the effects both from a health and economic standpoint. The Sierra Team is actively engaged with our partners to provide uninterrupted support you can rely on.
What Sierra is doing:
As supply chains are stressed worldwide Sierra stands by the dental laboratory and is committed to continued support of our industry.
- Safety Above All – Our team is informed on and following all CDC and WHO recommendations for the mitigation of the virus.
- Keeping product available – Sierra is uniquely positioned in the supply chain to maintain control over production. We are taking steps to assure that product availability remains unaffected.
- Continued support on all levels – Including Consultative and Technical support to dental labs.
The Sierra Team is proud to be part of this close-knit industry. We are continually impressed with the community atmosphere that makes the dental lab business unique. Moving forward we must continue to work with and help each other.
Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe as we walk through this moment together.
Vice President, Operations
Sierra Dental Tool
Hey, we just did a very in-depth webinar with Kris from Myerson – We went through the digital partial framework workflow step by step! This is a great one to watch if you’re considering milling your partials!
Learn how to efficiently produce a high-quality and cost-effective milled partial. In this on-demand webinar with Greg Everett of Sierra Dental Tool and Kris Schermerhorn, CDT of Northern Virginia Dental Lab, we explore the optimum material selection, as well as talk in detail about how the mill, strategy, and correct tooling will affect your experience. The entire workflow: design, nesting, milling, and post-processing, will be covered.
We recently did a webinar with Zahn dental. Lots of great info on CadCam and digital processes in the lab!
In this webinar, Greg Everett from Sierra Dental Tool speaks about the role of milling tools in the modern digital workflow. He covers industrial tooling theory and how it applies to the dental lab, how to identify common milling issues, and breaks down the importance of using quality tooling in your lab. He introduces WeTeamUp – a digital educational resource powered by Sierra Dental Tool. Walk away knowing more about the dynamic process of milling and increase your ability to troubleshoot common milling issues.
We’ve recently been published the trade magazine: Inside Dental Technology! If you want to know the key considerations when choosing milling tools, Be sure to check it out here:
WeTeamUp is starting its new blog series “WeTeamUp Terms”
The new series will take a comprehensive look at terms that matter to those of us involved in dental CadCam.
Most of us reading this site are dental lab techs looking to become more knowledgeable. A good portion of our readership are new to dental CadCam, both technicians and lab owners alike. Starting off with digital can be a daunting task. WeTeamUp wants to try to alleviate that stress.
One of the most challenging aspects of learning dental CadCam is becoming familiar with the jargon. That’s how we came up with the idea for this new series. Over time, we will create a nice sized library of terms that will be an enduring resource for the digital community.
Every post we will pick a term that’s common in dental CadCam production and break it down. The posts will be easy to digest, quick reads that are 500 words and under. The idea is to be able to read a post within a few minutes and gain some insight, then go about your day.
Each post will be comprised of two sections. The first section will have a simple overview of that week’s term. Following that, the second section will be a bullet point list of interesting details to remember.
WeTeamUp terms has it’s own category, you can see all of the term posts HERE
We’ll also update a list of posts below:
- 8-13-18: “Spindle”
- “Chip Load”
- “Stepper Motor”
- “Air Blast”
- “Limit Switch”
- “Tool Profile”
Hopefully, we can teach you something along the way and improve your digital knowledge base.
WeTeamUp is an educational and tech support resource powered by Sierra Dental Tool
Right to the point: Why should you subscribe to our blog?
Knowledge is power. At Sierra Dental Tool, we believe in empowering you. We want to scale-up our ability to do that. That’s why we’ve come up with the WeTeamUp blog. We want to team up with you – the dental lab tech in the trenches – to help you with the challenges you face every day. Here, we are going to answer the relevant questions. We are going to interface with you and bring the information you need.
Our goal is to help you, your lab, and your bottom line. If you visit on a regular basis, you’ll learn how to take better advantage of your equipment and improve your processes. Who doesn’t like higher productivity? It’s going to be worth the click.
What’s in it for us?
To be frank, all we want to do is spread awareness. There’s a growing trend in the dental lab industry. It seems that more value is being placed on short-term gains than long-term quality and service. That outlook doesn’t mesh with our philosophy. We’ve always been in it for the long haul, and today it’s no different. If we give freely to the industry now, down the road we might be known as the people who truly care. That’s good for everybody.
Why should you value what we have to say?
Our staff has decades of collective experience in diamond/carbide tooling, machining, ceramics, and other industrial products. We entered the dental market over 10 years ago and we’ve built an excellent reputation in the industry. Our industrial background gives us a unique advantage over other dental tooling companies. When it comes to tooling, we know our stuff!
For us, the list of potential topics is vast… We’ve selected few we think might help to get started. We want to establish a baseline so we’re starting simple. Some of the first topics are: “Anatomy of a Tool: Understand the Parts” and “Tools Have Feelings Too – How to Treat a Tool Right” It’s important to us that we deliver the content that’s most useful to you. Please be sure to interact with us on social media! (links in the top menu) Tell us what you want to hear!
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