As the dental industry becomes more competitive, dental labs are searching for ways to increase their production efficiency while maintaining high-quality restorations for their customers. One solution that has gained popularity in recent years is outsourcing RPD (Removable Partial Denture) production.
In the case of Scott Cassidy, owner of Cassidy Dental Studios, RPD production has never been easier. Since outsourcing to Evident last January this year, he has been steadily scaling his RPD production.
With over 26 years of experience in the dental laboratory field, Scott Cassidy is a CDT-qualified professional who combines his knowledge, experience, and craftsmanship to deliver high-quality dental restorations to his customers.
In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at how Scott has improved his RPD production by outsourcing to Evident and Bertram Labs.
But why should dental labs consider outsourcing their RPD production in the first place? There are several benefits to outsourcing, including cost savings, access to specialized technology, and increased efficiency.
- Cost savings
Outsourcing RPD production can be a cost-effective solution for dental labs. By outsourcing, labs can avoid the expense of purchasing and maintaining expensive equipment and technology. Instead, they can pay a set fee to the outsourcing provider for each restoration. This fee is often lower than the cost of producing the restoration in-house, which can result in significant cost savings over time.
- Access to specialized technology
Outsourcing RPD production also allows dental labs to access specialized technology that they may not have in-house. For example, Bertram Labs uses metal 3D printing technology to create RPDs. This technology allows for precise and accurate restorations that fit perfectly in patients’ mouths. Without outsourcing, dental labs may not have the resources to invest in this type of technology, which can limit their ability to offer high-quality restorations.
- Increased efficiency
Outsourcing RPD production can also increase efficiency in dental labs. By outsourcing, labs can free up their staff to focus on other areas of the business, such as marketing and customer service. This can lead to a more streamlined and efficient operation overall. Additionally, outsourcing providers often have faster turnaround times than in-house production, which can result in faster delivery to patients.
What To Consider in An Outsourcing Partner
When considering outsourcing RPD production, it’s important for dental labs to choose the right outsourcing partner. Here are some tips for selecting a reputable outsourcing provider:
- Look for a provider with a proven track record. Check out online reviews and ask for references from other dental labs.
- Ask about the provider’s technology and equipment. Make sure they have up-to-date equipment and use the latest technology.
- Inquire about turnaround times. Make sure the provider can deliver RPDs within a reasonable timeframe.
- Ask about the provider’s design process. Make sure they have a team of skilled designers who can create custom RPD designs that meet your specifications.
Consider the provider’s location. Choose a provider that is easy to communicate with and has a fast-shipping process.
Evident and Bertram
Evident is a dental outsourcing provider that designs thousands of cases every day. Its priority is to create a seamless workflow for its customers, and it has expertise in providing support to labs around the world. By outsourcing RPD production to Evident, dental labs can scale their business and access specialized technology and expertise without the overhead costs associated with metal 3D printers.
Bertram Labs, the largest producer of metal frameworks in the United States, has a partnership with Evident to provide hi-tech metal 3D printing services for RPD fabrication. Bertram Labs uses selective laser melting (SLM) printers to manufacture RPDs with quick turnaround times and competitive pricing, making them the go-to fabrication partner for many customers.
With the partnership of these two powerhouses, dental labs can offer RPDs effortlessly. This frees up dental lab staff to focus on other areas of the business without compromising their high-quality restorations to their customers.
Scott has been extremely happy with this outsourcing partnership. Since he started outsourcing to Evident, he has seen a significant increase in production, which has allowed him to take on more clients and grow his business. He has also been impressed with the quality of the RPDs he receives from Bertram Labs. The metal 3D printing technology allows for precise and accurate restorations that fit perfectly in patients’ mouths.
How it Works
Outsourcing RPD production to Evident and Bertram Labs is a simple process. Here’s how it works:
- Step 1 – Scan and load your case on the Evident portal. Simply upload your scan data, and Evident will begin designing your RPD.
- Step 2 – From the Evident portal, your case can be sent straight to Bertram Dental Lab for fabrication. With their hi-tech metal 3D printing technology, Bertram can quickly and efficiently fabricate your RPD.
- Step 3 – Receive your case within a week. Thanks to the Evident and Bertram partnership, dental labs can get their finished RPD product shipped quickly without any delays.
This fast turnaround time allows dental labs to increase their production and provide high-quality restorations to their patients in a timely manner.
In conclusion, outsourcing RPD production is a smart business move for dental labs looking to streamline their production process and increase their capacity without incurring the overhead costs associated with metal 3D printers.
With the Evident and Bertram partnership, dental labs can benefit from the expertise of two industry leaders who are dedicated to providing quality products and exceptional customer service. Scott Cassidy of Cassidy Dental Studio is a testament to the success of this partnership, having increased his production and maintained his commitment to quality since outsourcing his RPD designs to Evident and Bertram Dental Lab.
So, if you’re a dental lab owner looking to take your business to the next level, consider outsourcing your RPD production to Evident and Bertram Dental Lab. You’ll benefit from their expertise, technology, and commitment to quality, and be able to focus on what you do best – serving your customers.