for trios no, and it isnt even necessary to become "trios ready." i'm not and i do cases all the time. its like LRF or DAMAS certification. you pay someone so they can come review your paperwork and they let you put a sign in your window. whoop de freakin doo. the letters don't mean anything except "i'm a sucker with a bunch of money i don't need"Are there any fees to receive these files ? Per case, yearly ? If I wanted to say start receiving Itero files ? The extra fees LabGuy is incurring would not go over to well with the accounts. I guess what I"m asking is , Is there a basic rule of thumb for additional charges for files being sent from the Dr. ? You mention additional model and die marking. Any other to consider ? Thanks
for trios no, and it isnt even necessary to become "trios ready." i'm not and i do cases all the time. its like LRF or DAMAS certification. you pay someone so they can come review your paperwork and they let you put a sign in your window. whoop de freakin doo. the letters don't mean anything except "i'm a sucker with a bunch of money i don't need"
for iTero there are additional costs in the form of settng up an account with iTero. they mark margins and make models and you have to ask them NOT to do this, to avoid its inherent cost, but the model fee is billed to the DDS anyway and its part of their sales pitch so the DDS should already understand the cost and have that in mind when considering the billing of the patient. nobody in their right mind buys an iTero (at 25k$) and then complains about the model fee.
but if you want to use 3shape software to make digital models for printing then yes there is an additional yearly cost, you need to buy the ModelBuilder addon with the AllScans feature (which is a misnomer because you can't actually work with all scans)
anyway on the Trios no there is no additional cost to sending files. not unless you absolutely want to work with something other than 3shape in the design phase.
I spoke to someone from Albensi Dental Lab at Chicago and I'm Pretty sure he quoted me "about $8 for them to mark the margin". They also claim to produce a good printed model. Can't remember his quote for model printing, it's buried somewhere in mass of literature I collected, but I'm also pretty sure it was less than $36.Which brings up another question. I have a client a little butt hurt with me right now because I have an added fee ($50) for anything Tru-Def sent to me. Reason being is that the Doc hasn't done enough TruDef cases with me for me to get the margin marking signed off by 3M in my lab, therefore another lab has to do it (@$36),also the models are $36 dollars as well. I figure I will eat $22 of it because I get the models from TruDef ready to go. However, I'm not eating the full cost just because you (the Doc) decided to buy a TruDef. Help me out here, am I wrong?...maybe I am, how did you guys deal with this at first?
...are you referring to a doctors scan or are you scanning an impression yourself ? thank youwe outsource our model design "from scans" to avoid buying "all scans" and "model builder" very cost effective. $7 a model for design and avoiding the module fees from 3shape works out well
Just make sure you're really good at stainng fczs . That way you can work in the back room beside the spit sucker.Well there you have it. Took them long enough. Another company joining the "Evil Empire".
Better start specializing in big cases if you haven't already. Writing is on the wall with the smaller cases.
3 unit Bridge? when was the last time you have seen one of those? It's all implants now.
I like how that guy says you rarely need to adjust what the "auto placement" proposal.
That's a good laugh. I'm sure on that perfect prep. model it is fine, but lets see a "real world" prep.
I have tried it a couple times and it's pretty bad but maybe that's just me and my standards.
I'm afraid of what a dentist standard would be when it comes to a full contour crown, We have all seen the fillings they do.
In any case, I'm off to start updating my resume. Looks like my job will be obsolete in a few years.