Rapid change in the fabrication of crowns and fixed prostheses.

  title={Rapid change in the fabrication of crowns and fixed prostheses.},
  author={Gordon J. Christensen},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  volume={145 8},
A significant change is occurring in fixed prosthodontics, and, in my opinion, there is no question but that it will continue. Many dental laboratories have closed in the past few years. According to the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL), approximately 5,000 laboratories closed in the period from 2006 through 2013, with 9,042 laboratories now functioning (Bennett Napier, CAE, chief staff executive, NADL, written communication, April 2, 2014). Why are dental laboratories closing… CONTINUE READING

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