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Communicating with the lab

Communicating with the lab is paramount to do successful, predictable dentistry.

It starts out with exquisite, accurate records on your part.


And then The Dawson Academy has checklists for all that we do: 2D, 3D, and provisional checklists. We also have a lab communication checklist that we follow to make sure that the lab gets all of the information that we possibly can get them.

But when we get that information to them, it is absolutely spot-on perfect: crystal-clear photos, study models. We just follow the checklist then communicate that with the lab.

Confessions of a Dental Lab Tech

Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash

Dr. J. Stephen Hoard attended the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, for both undergraduate and graduate dental studies. He is a sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the North Carolina Dental Society. He also is a charter member of the New Bern chapter of the Seattle Study club for dentists. In Dr. Hoard’s spare time, he enjoys boating, golfing, and spending time with his wife Tina and two daughters, Lake and Nicole.