LOCATIONS

Triad

2601 Oakcrest Ave. Suite E

Greensboro, NC 27408

Phone: (336) 763-2841
Fax: (336) 763-2848
Hours: M-F 8 AM - 5 PM

Triangle

3600 University Dr. 

Durham, NC 27707

844-293-ADS1 (2371) Toll Free

Phone: (919) 403-0604
Fax: (919) 490-1314
Hours: M-F 8 AM - 5 PM

East

2513 Delaney Ave.

Wilmington, NC 28403

Phone: (910) 790-2071
Fax: (910) 790-2072
Hours: M-F 8 AM - 5 PM

Charleston, SC

8780 Rivers Ave. Suite 206

North Charleston, SC 29406

Phone: (843) 554-4246
Fax: (843) 554-4607
Hours: M-F 7:30 AM - 5 PM

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Articles

LMT

May 2019

By Conrad J. Rensburg

Fifth time's a Charm: Laboratory Renovation Achieves 'Wow' Factor

Absolute Dental Services knows a thing or two about growth: Due to its constantly expanding roster of staff members and services, it has renovated its Durham, NC. headquarters five times in the last 13 years. "If i have any advice for other lab owners, it's this: if you're expanding, go bigger than you think you need. We've had to renovate multiple times because we were always thinking just a little bit too small,' says Conrad Rensburg who co-owns the laboratory with Drew Van Aarde.

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Inside Dental Technology

May 2019

By Jack Marrano

High-End Technician's Journey Continues

Jack Marrano, CDT, recalls his first job in a dental laboratory as a minimum-wage position, working 7 days a week, arriving at 4:30 AM but not clocking in until 8:00. After 4 years in the Marine Corps, Marrano was driven to succeed in the profession he fell in love with as a 14-year-old sitting in on classes at the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine.

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Inside Dental Technology

March 2019

By Conrad J. Rensburg

Fricton-Retained Hybrid Prostheses

One of the most popular new approaches to implant dentistry involves the use of removable, friction-retained hybrid prostheses. The concept is based on the time-tested SynCone system.1 In the early days of implant dentistry, restorative options were easily defined as either supported or retained options,2 but with innovation and change often comes confusion and questions. The concept of a removable, friction-retained hybrid prosthesis truly epitomizes the gray area between implant-supported and implant-retained prosthetics. Experience has taught today's professionals to restore retained and supported protocols with different techniques. Unfortunately, using a protocol that relies on both systems for success can become a more daunting task.

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LMT

February 2019

By Conrad J. Rensburg

Absolute Dental Lab  Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Absolute Dental Services, headquartered in Durham, NC, is celebrating a milestone this year: 25 years in business. The company was purchased by South Africa natives Conrad Rensburg and Drew van Aarde in the early 2000s. Over the years, the team has grown from four technicians to more than 120 employees

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LMT

January 2019

By Conrad J. Rensburg

Many Lab Owners Ramping Up for Growth and Change in 2019

Every December, I like to reach out to LMT readers to learn about their business goals and priorities for the upcoming year. It’s always enlightening to hear about their strategies for success. This year, plans run the gamut from ramping up for growth to working hard to hand over the reins. 

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LMT

Januray 2019

By Conrad J. Rensburg

Absolute Dental Services

Opens New Branch in South Carolina

Established in 1994 with headquarters in the Triangle of North Carolina, Absolute Dental has opened its fourth office in the Charleston, SC, area. Brad and Roy Duncan, former owners of Duncan Dental Lab in Charleston, will lead the new branch

 

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Dentistry Today 

August 2018

By Conrad J. Rensburg

Screw Retained: The Future of Implant Dentistry!

Our industry seems to have come full circle. what was once considered old and outdated is now considered new and exciting! This statement accurately describes the evolution we have seen in implant dentistry over the last 2 decades.

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JDT

1st Quarter 2019

By Conrad J. Rensburg

Making the Impossible Manageable: Esther's Story

It was a "feel good" Human interest story; the kind you often see on a TV broadcast to balance out the day's sad news. ABC11, out Raleigh North Carolina, ran a piece about a woman named Esther, who found a wedding ring in the parking lot of a local Walmart. Wanting to get the wedding ring back to its rightful owner, Esther reached out to ABC11. With their help, and after weeks of searching through social media sources, Esther found the ecstatic owner and returned her wedding band.

 

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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

Giving 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

Cement-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

Business 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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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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