The Global Village Lab

by Larry Emmott on March 2, 2011

in Internet,Theraputics

Seen at Chicago Midwinter

Here is another new, interesting and yet, when you think about it, inevitable step in the digitization of dentistry and the globalization of the economy.

1991: Step one a dentist takes a crown impression, calls the local lab, the lab sends a runner in a Chevette to pick it up, take it to the lab and the local guy makes a crown.

2001: Step two a dentist takes a crown impression, sends it via FedEx to a regional lab, the big lab sends it to Asia for a quick cheap crown.

2011: Step three a dentist takes a crown impression, puts the model in the digital scanner and sends it instantly via the Internet to Asia for a quick cheap crown.

I am not advocating sending crowns to Asia or anywhere else. However this does show how technology will disrupt our old business models, cutting out the middle men and eliminating time and distance problems.

Models and dies may be scanned from anywhere in the world using our scanner and electronically sent to our milling center for design, fabrication, and finishing.

http://www.tdsbiotech.com/

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