Asteto December 2011 Newsletter

Happy & Safe Holidays from our entire staff at Asteto Dent Labs! Our lab will be closed December 26th Monday & January 2nd Monday to celebrate the holidays.

Terrific opportunity for a dental practice in our lab’s building with virtually little overhead! Our one-operatory space and reception area is available for rent with our full service laboratory on site for fast turnarounds and many times same day turnarounds on various restorations.
Call 1-800-447-7750 to schedule a visit!

Free ‘dropbox’ key: call us for a free key to our lab dropbox in the front left of our building where you may drop cases through during off-peak hours or weekends.

Order our ‘case container’ foam-lined box, holds several cases, weather-proof, perfect for delivering/picking up cases when office closed ($39)! 1-800-447-7750

December events include:

Dec. 7th Wed 6PM Warren Oral Surgery Study group featuring Dr Barseman on ‘Modern Endodontics:New Concepts and Techniques’ at Alfies Restaurant in Warren,NJ (3 CEU’s) Private event but attend for $49/person Call 1-800-447-7750

Dec. 13th Tues 6:30PM The Fort Lee Dental Study Club (at Englewood Hospital in Englewood ,NJ) (catered dinner)(sponsored by Dr’s Alan& Leonard Sedell) features William Barrett of Mandelbaum & Salzburg on ‘Protecting Your Practice’ with information on employment law ,and more! Private event but attend for $49/person (2 CEU’s) 1-800-447-7750

Call Asteto Dent Labs for all your IMPLANT needs, including overdentures, and all types of crowns & bridges, including the innovative 3I Encode, and All on 4 hybrid dentures. 1-800-447-7750. Asteto labs offers step by step guidance, in-office assistance, and free designs/estimates.

Shade taking tips:

Use a Boley Gauge or mm ruler to help describe what you see; for example, shade is A2 with 2mm A3 at cervical, 3mm incisal translucency.
Explain surface ‘texture’ and other notable characteristics; for example, surface texture is smooth, but has three calcification marks near incisal.
Take shades in the morning before eyes are tired.
Early morning northern daylight or color -corrected lighting is ideal.
If you’re visiting NYC this holiday season why not SAVE $ with some terrific offers:

Go to and for every 5 giftcards you buy, get one free.
Another great steakhouse: Uncle Jacks, go to and call them for the same buy 5 get one free offer!
Try for some amazing NYC show & restaurant offers,as much as 40-50% off.

Where are we heading in 2012…

Look for plenty of continuing ed opportunities, particularly with ‘specialist’ sponsored events as our lab teams up with dozens of highly competent specialists throughout New Jersey, to bring you terrific programs!

More on metal-free restorations as ZIRCONIA restorations with our design & scan technology (Asteto has in-house scanners) for beautiful restorations! And of course our E.Max system popular for anteriors.

Implants: It’s time to ‘team up’ with Asteto and your favorite surgeon(s) for an increase in implant restorations demanded by the increasing baby boomer population, from overdentures using locaters or milled in titanium bars scanned and fabricated through CadCam technology, you will need to become efficient in these areas.

And last but certainly not all, is your own practice management & marketing skills; As patients search on their phones today for a dentist, and then want your highest level of customer service, your staff will need to be highly trained & skilled in all areas, including patient treatment acceptance, phone skills, and much more!

Also: Available for your practice are Lunch n Learns,from topics ranging from Implants to Medical Emergencies to Taking Your Practice to a New Level with various practice mgt topics, we schedule 1-2 hours with you & your staff,bring lunch and even continuing ed credits! Call Marc at Asteto for info at 1-800-447-7750!

Published in the year 2000 yet very effective for 2012 is the book by Tom Orent:
“Extreme Customer Service ‘Beyond the Edge’ “ a must read for all Drs & staff! By Gems Publishing (or email

Asteto Dent Labs is proud to be a member of the Dental Resource Alliance, a group of professional companies serving the tri-state area of dentists to help them improve their practices. Look for our next DRA magazine in March 2012!

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