Earlier this month, the RG team traveled to the Renaissance Hotel in Orlando, Florida to attend the FDLA (Florida Dental Laboratory Association) Annual Symposium.
This was a first-time attendance at FDLA for two members of the RG team! Codi and Mo, RG’s newest team additions, had the opportunity to explore competing materials, learn about the newest innovations in milling and CAD/CAM technology, and network.
It seems that this year, there is a great focus on water-based vs. acid-based staining systems for Zirconia. Although it has been traditionally recommended that acid-based staining systems be used because of their ability to better penetrate zirconia, water-based stains are increasing in popularity because of ease of use. Origin B&D and Ivoclar/Wieland are now promoting dipping the zirconia into water-based stains instead of painting with acid-based stains.
The FDLA Symposium is traditionally smaller than other industry tradeshows, especially if one is used to the over-packed, whirlwind nature of the LMT LabDays, but is the perfect time and opportunity to connect with other Florida-based distributors and dental laboratories. It is amazing how no matter what dental lab tradeshow you attend, large or small, there is always a great buzz and excitement in the air!