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Episode 372

How One Dentist Saved over 50% on CAD-CAM Technology in his Practice with Dr. John Ravera

by Gary Takacs | March 6, 2019

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John Ravera DDS

The technology we have in dentistry today in nothing short of amazing! And it keeps getting better. It’s a great time to be a Dentist and also a brilliant time to be a dental patient as well.

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend and client, Dr. John Ravera as a guest on the show to talk about his unique solution to adding CAD-CAM dentistry to his Newport Beach practice at less than half the cost of the traditional CEREC route.

In this Show, Gary and John discuss;

  • John’s absolute passion for CAD-CAM dentistry,
  • the four components of a CAD-CAM system (scanner, design software, milling machine, oven),
  • the advantages of an ‘open’ architecture CAD-CAM system vs a ‘closed’ architecture CAD-CAM system,
  • the complete details of how John added CAD-CAM to his practice at less than half the cost,
  • why training on the design software is so important
  • and many other pearls related to successfully implementing CAD-CAM technology in your practice.

For some Dentists the best route may be to purchase a new CEREC system. Other Dentists may be very intrigued by following a path similar to John’s. In any case, it’s great to have choices!

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