I understand and agree about the journey.
I also have been doing dentures since the 80’s and the biggest problems with the digital approach are that they are not understanding the principles that all good removable techs have to employ.
In fact, it is this lack of knowledge that has caused the current offering of digital options to be so second rate. I literally just had a two hour conversation This week with some of the people from carbon about the gaps in the methodology. I was bringing up things that I thought would be patently obvious if they have talked with Denture technicians about how to implement this technology… They acted like they had never heard any of it before… It was discouraging and encouraging at the same time because they were thoroughly interested in learning about some of these gaps but apparently they’ve never been told… It’s crazy!
You need to talk with TomZ about giving away your knowledge to someone who will profit off you. Carbon is a subscription service , you are going to pay and pay for that service. D-Ply is the one to watch out for, I'm buying lots of their products and they are cutting out the middlewomen to sell digital dentures directly to dentists. There's your digital future, and don't give your knowledge away for free so easily to the competition