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How your dental lab can escape the shortage of skilled staff and increase output by 3x with up to 80% less initial investment


Does your dental lab still produce removable parts like temporary, partial, and full dentures manually? Then you might suffer from the shortage of skilled workers which often results in lengthy recruiting processes for your management and owners, too many working hours for your lab team, unhappy customers because of delayed delivery and eventually loss of revenue if demand cannot be satisfied. In this article, you will discover how your dental lab can triple its production with the same team while saving up to 80% on initial investment with a market-leading 3D printing system. We can assess your unique challenges in a complimentary consultation with experts and provide insight into how to switch easily to digital workflows in your dental lab.

The problem: Why dental labs with manual production of dentures are dangerously exposed to shortage of skilled workers
Many dental labs still produce removable parts like temporary, partial, and full dentures manually. Because of this time-consuming process they are often not able to fulfil demand, resulting in unhappy customers, loss of revenue and lack of potential new clients. Delivering with delay may additionally lead to extra effort for complaint handling plus customer loss.

In consequence, the frustration of the dental lab team increases because of too many working hours and stress – also because of complaint handling – which limits the management resources as well. As dental specialists are often urgently needed, managers and owners invest a lot of effort and money into recruiting. The general shortage of skilled workers often results in the hiring of less qualified candidates requiring more time resources for onboarding, which limits the time of staff dedicated to producing dentures.

How can dental labs escape from this vicious circle?

The solution: How dental labs can increase their output by 3X even with the same team by switching to digital manufacturing
Imagine your lab team tripling its output capacity without adding extra staff. By switching to digital manufacturing, this becomes possible. The NextDent® 5100 allows you to produce orthodontic and prosthodontic models, splints, trays, and more, faster and more cost-efficiently than ever before.

Producing crowns, bridges and dentures with 3D printing is the easiest way to deal with the shortage of skilled workers: Even digitally savvy people without any dental experience will be familiar with the system in just a few hours. This relieves the management and owners of the strain of lengthy recruiting and the existing team from onboarding processes.

Advanced print technology of the NextDent® 5100 in combination with a range of dental materials and compatibility with leading dental software is transforming dental workflows. This enables dental labs and clinics to produce trays, models (orthodontic/prosthodontic), surgical guides, dentures, orthodontic splints, crowns and bridges with enhanced speed, precision, efficiency and lower cost.

To learn more about the NextDent® 5100, please contact us here.

How dental labs save up to 80% of initial investment
Boost your competitiveness with same-day deliveries. With the NextDent® 5100, you can print up to 26 models at once in under two hours or four to six denture bases in a similar printing cycle.

In comparison to conventional milling of crowns and bridges, dental labs save up to 60% on material usage and costs. Parallel production in 3D allows up to 6x more output per hour than milling.

With the NextDent® 5100, dental labs save up to 80% of initial costs. Your investment pays for itself after just 100 printed dentures. Dental labs should calculate yearly support costs of just 200 EUR per device. “0% financing” and “pay per use” models can be provided.

Find out how to get started:
Empowering your dental lab with the NextDent® 5100 and switching to a digital workflow will not require any extra effort before your printer arrives. It is a “plug & play” solution including a free online training on how to use the printer and the software. The system is 100% compatible with all industry standards for oral scanners and software solutions. You can start 3D printing the same day.

A typical use case would look like this:
• The dental lab sends an STL data set – e.g., a model situation – to the 3D Sprint software.
• The software positions the data sets automatically with minor manual support virtually in the build platform.
• The user selects the material and holds the QR code of the material bottle up to the printer’s QR code reader.
• The printer creates the corresponding parameters.
• The user fills the selected material into the tray, confirms and starts the printing process.

Get started with a free, no-obligations expert consultation:
Together with you, we will assess your company’s potential. You will learn:
● How other dental labs successfully utilize our 3D printer NextDent® 5100
● Which best practice approaches can benefit your company
● Why we believe to be a suitable partner for your challenges

Above all, we prioritize establishing a personal connection so that you can make an informed assessment of our capabilities. Would you like to learn more? Please get in contact with us for more information.