Dental Industry

Articles and blog posts about precision machining for the Dental Industry
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28 Aug: Precision Machining of Dental Instruments

To browse through a catalog of dental instruments is to take a journey back in time to the 19th century — or so it seems. There are pliers, wire cutters, probes, picks, awls, forceps, extracting forceps. After a few minutes, it’s easy to let your imagination run away with you, especially if you’ve always wanted to be a screenwriter. However, looks can be deceiving. Yes, the essential function of dental instruments has changed little over the years, but the instruments themselves have…

Shaping Quality Dentistry

20 Mar: Shaping Quality Dentistry for Over 40 Years

Mike Haupers, President of Swiss Precision Machining, has been machining dental tools since he was in the seventh grade. His father was a dental instrument maker and ran a machine shop out of their basement. There, Mike learned what it meant to make a quality dental instrument and SPM’s long history of dental tool machining began. “We were doing dental points for scalers. The material was W1 tool steel, which was readily machinable. Then, between my 8th grade and freshman year…

02 Feb: Gingival Recession Bows to the Chao Pinhole Technique

The gingival recession is not a chronic disease. However it is capable of marring the beauty and perfection of a smile resulting in exposed roots of teeth. It is a common problem in individuals over the age of 40 and it has been estimated that almost half the adults in the United States suffer from this discomfiting condition. Gum recession (as gingival recession is commonly referred to as) can be corrected by dentists but the procedure is lengthy, invasive and…

18 Oct: Teeth, Technology and The Dental Industry

  Times are changing, and the dental industry is paying attention! According to a recent article on DentalEconomics.com, “three primary factors — economics, demand, and supply — will converge to shape the industry’s future.” The article also reveals that by 2025, patient demographics will be greatly changed: Census data shows that the number of people ages 60-79 will grow to more than 68 million by 2025, and that’s an increase of 87 percent! More people in this 60+ age group,…