Ceramic Artistry Returns to
Fixed Hybrids

By Conrad J. Rensburg, ND, NHD

Patient History and Expectations

Alongtime patient maintained her maxillary teeth as long as she could, but we knew she had some teeth that were non-restorable and she was facing some decisions (Fig. 1a). Her maxillary fixed bridge was fractured and had been re-cemented numerous times. The patient did not want a removeable prosthesis. In addition, her extreme gag reflex took other options, such as anything with a palate, off the table. She eventually chose to do a fixed full arch implant supported prosthesis and was adamant that she did not want denture type esthetics.

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Focus

4th Quarter 2017

By Conrad J. Rensburg

The Evolution of Restoring Dental Implants: A CoCr Alloy Case Study

The ability to embrace and implement cutting edge technology gives today’s dental lab the advantage needed to survive in an ever-changing market. In my more than 25 years in the dental technology industry, I have seen a definite shift from technicians being seen as the guy in the backroom making teeth to one of the most valued partners in the restorative team.

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Inside Dental Technology

April 2016, Volume 7, Issue 4

Published by AEGIS Communications

52697Giving Back

Laboratory professionals working to make the world a better place

By Jason Mazda

Conrad Rensburg attributes his outlook on life to two extraordinary events — one that propelled him to success as a dental laboratory owner, and another that nearly took it all away.

A result of these events was the Absolute Cares Foundation, through which Rensburg, business partner Drew Van Arde, and associates help people in need in various ways, from renovating a home to sponsoring a local athlete.
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Inside Dental Technology

May 2015, Volume 6, Issue 5

Published by AEGIS Communications

46661Cement-Free Esthetics: The Exceptional Difference

This technology changes the Long-standing norms

By Conrad J. Rensburg, ND, NHD

With the ever-increasing amount of new technologies, products, and procedures available to dental laboratories today, it is becoming exponentially more difficult to differentiate between the exceptional and the average. Not only is it important for laboratories to choose carefully before investing, but it’s even more essential for laboratories to be cautious before they introduce these technologies to their customers.
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Inside Dental Technology

September 2014, Volume 5, Issue 9

Published by AEGIS Communications

42578Business Ethics and Savvy Lead to a Successful Laboratory

This carefully crafted laboratory values its partnerships

Business success and business ethics can become estranged bedfellows when confronted by an economic downturn, global competition, and gray-market practices. That is, unless you have a higher commitment to fulfill in life and push back against the grain by building a holistic business culture that measures success not only by its ability to provide the best in patient care but also by stretching that caring culture into the social fabric of the community being served. It’s a business model that Conrad Rensburg, ND, NHD, believes is responsible for the high degree of success and business growth he and his partner, Drew Van Aarde, ND, NHD, have achieved since their 2004 purchase of North Carolina-based Absolute Dental Services.
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The fusion of artistry and function in hybrids: CoCr Fixed Hybrids with ATLANTIS ISUS

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