Dental

How Drake Precision Dental Laboratories solved its dust problem

Posted on: July 8, 2019 | By Mike Booth

Even though Bob Savage was doing the best he could—outfitting employees with masks, installing suction systems near equipment and the like—there was one reoccurring environmental problem at Drake Precision Dental Laboratories. Dust. The dust problem “Dental labs, by their very nature, are dusty environments,” Savage, VP and CFO of the Charlotte, NC laboratory, said. “We […]

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Want employee satisfaction in the lab? Try cleaning the air.

Studies show that dental technicians would be happier in cleaner lab environments. Posted on: July 3, 2019 | By Mike Booth

In a paper published at the Global Conference on Business, Economics, Management and Tourism, researchers found a direct correlation between work environments and job satisfaction among employees like dental technicians.   The Result Using a survey, researchers tapped the feelings of workers in education, banking and telecommunications and found that satisfaction was tied directly to […]

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Sick Building Syndrome: Are You at Risk?

Posted on: May 9, 2019 | By Mike Booth

In recent years, researchers have charted a medical phenomenon that affects a wide swath of people with no discernable connection—save one. All the people who experience symptoms of headaches, tiredness, ear, nose and throat irritation, dizziness and nausea have one thing in common: They spend a large amount of time in buildings. And the buildings […]

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Is Poor Air Quality Affecting Your Lab’s Productivity?

Posted on: April 25, 2019 | By Mike Booth

It makes perfect sense: healthier employees are happier employees. However, many dental lab owners may believe developing a wellness program or a smoking cessation class is the path to employee happiness. Not so fast. According to a recent study commissioned by the Building Engineering Services Association in the United Kingdom, almost 70 percent of office […]

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Genetic modification to combat pollution?

Posted on: April 11, 2019 | By Mike Booth

In recent years, the scientific community has accelerated efforts to combat air pollution and poor air quality with every defense in its arsenal—after all, many cities across the world experience hazardous levels of pollution, and more cities join the list every day. So, it’s no wonder scientists have taken to some extreme measures in hopes […]

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