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Robert Elsenpeter
Robert Elsenpeter is a freelance writer and frequent contributor to Dental Products Report and Digital Esthetics. He is also the author of 18 technology books, including the award-winning Green IT: Reduce Your Information System's Environmental Impact While Adding to the Bottom Line. As such, he’s particularly interested in the technological side of dentistry.
10 things you need to know about 3D printing
10 things you need to know about 3D printing
Dental Lab Products explains the 10 things you need to know about 3D printing.
The evolution of dental materials
But none of this would have been possible if millable materials hadn’t evolved along with the equipment technology. Since the advent of CAD/CAM, the results have only been as good as the materials that are used.
Does certification REALLY matter for dental technicians?
While people go into dental lab work for different reasons, ultimately it is still a job, and everyone wants to advance and be respected for their work. Does having a CDT certification matter in that respect?
How to time major purchases to improve your tax position
How to time major purchases to improve your tax position
It might have felt like you just filed your business’s 2014 taxes, but the 2015 tax season is not too far away. If you intend to make any major purchases, it’s a good time to consider making them so that you can use the write-offs to your advantage.
Whiter and brighter: The exciting evolution of cosmetic dentistry

Ask any cosmetic dentist that’s been around for awhile, and he or she will tell you a lot of the most popular treatments are now done in fresh and exciting ways. And while there are new, cutting-edge procedures, there are still a number of mainstays that provide the majority of their work.

Cosmetic dentists to the stars

Katy Perry has a million dollar smile. Her smile isn’t so valuable just because she’s cute. Her cosmetic dentist, Dr. Bill Dorfman, DDS, of Los Angeles, earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records by crafting a $1,000,000 grille out of platinum and rare gems.

11 ways to get better esthetics in your dental lab

In our most recent feature for Dental Lab Products, we talked a lot about esthetics. As part of that article, we asked the same experts we spoke with in the story what tips they'd give to lab technicians looking to increase the esthetics of their work in a modern context.

Getting great esthetics—no matter what tools you use

Beauty, artistry and esthetics cover a lot of territory. If you ask 10 different technicians what makes a case esthetically pleasing, you’re likely to get 10 different answers. To be sure, they will all include the same components, including tooth shape, color, translucence and the like, but the ratios in each technician’s particular recipe will likely differ.

The latest and greatest trends in cosmetic dentistry

The past decade has been a remarkable time for cosmetic dentistry. The profession has advanced on several fronts, including exciting new materials and technologies.

What dentists want labs to know
What dentists want labs to know
Dental and laboratory experts weigh in on what dental technicians need to know about the new workflow.