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Plan your Smile with Diagnostic Wax Ups by Drake Dental Laboratory

YOU SHOULD WAX!Diagnostic Wax Ups are a great way to treatment plan full mouth, full arch, or several unit spans for you and your patient. 

Before the commitment is made, why not have a visual aide?

The wax up can be canted, lengthened, changed, and discussed until it is clinically and aesthetically ready to be made into a permanent restoration. The Wax Ups serve as a blueprint, and a patient-dentist-lab communication - all of this provides confidence and assurance in the final investment.

One of our talented technicians let us video his process. Not only do we get a sneak peek at his talent, be we get to see the before model and the after mock-up!

From Janitor to Owner; Advice from Billy Drake

Billy Drake, CDT, started in the lab industry as a janitor. Before that, he was a worm farmer!  He was determined to learn a  dental trade.  As it turns out, he had natural skills at the bench. Billy delivered cases, managed a department, and eventually bought the lab! He worked his way up to his current 30,000 square foot building, and uses it to extend those same circumstances of growth and opportunity to others.

What does Mr. Drake say about his business model that can transcend the lab industry? Check out the video above or LISTEN HERE  >
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Polishing and Adjusting Valplast Chairside

We recently sent out an E-Blast to address one of the FAQ we get at the lab: "How do we adjust and polish Valplast partials chairside?" It was a hit! Sign up with AEGIS DENTAL NETWORK to get our weekly reads!
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Do you do any of it differently? Want to know where to get the kit? Contact us 

As always, thanks for stopping by! - Drake Precision Dental Laboratories