TEREC, NA (Technical Research Consortium of North America) meets in Saint Louis, Missouri. TEREC is a strategic alliance of leading regional dental laboratories across the United States and Canada. Their member laboratories are independently owned and they supply thousands of dentists with quality products and services. Their 3 day meeting was focused on best practices, new technologies and to collaborate with industry leading companies from around the world.
At this meeting, presentations were given by Lou Azzara President, BEGO USA, Axel Klarmeyer Managing Director BEGO GmbH, and Pam Johnson of Aegis Communication. Mr. Azzara introduced the members to new SLM (Sintered Laser Metal) technologies that will dramatically change the production of partial denture frame works.
The BEGO Company is a worldwide leader in advanced dental technologies with operations in over 100 countries. “As the world of dentistry becomes more advanced, expanding our information sources becomes a survival necessity. The TEREC group has created a culture to synchronize various perspectives and experiences into collective intelligence. The BEGO organization is privileged to be a part of such a dynamic group of industry leaders.”
Ms. Johnson gave a very informative presentation on the changing landscape of Dentistry and Dental Laboratories. With the loss of labs due in part to a very challenging economy and the impact of corporate dentistry, the laboratory of the future, much like the TEREC Group, must embrace new forms of technologies yet still offer the knowledge and service dentists will expect.
More about TEREC.
TEREC NA is a strategic alliance of regional laboratories established in 1984 to identify, evaluate and develop new technologies (products, processes, materials, procedures and techniques), cost share marketing programs and learn and utilize the best materials, management systems, production procedures and prosthetic techniques. TEREC members serve as a comprehensive resource to their clients and member companies.
For more information you can visit www.tereclabs.com.
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