Setting SMART Goals

Smart Goals
Whether you have employees, partners, or are a one-man band, planning and setting goals is one of the most important management activities that you should be addressing. It is particularly important that you help your employees establish goals and objectives that will be the basis for any sort of evaluation. If you are not on the same page at the beginning of the period (year, quarter, month or week) it is extremely difficult to coach throughout the period or to effectively evaluate at the end o...

Selecting a Milling Center

Selecting a milling center partner might seem a relatively simple task, and for the most part it is. Just try them and see if you like them. However, if you take the time to ask a few basic questions, you can have confidence in knowing that you are providing your dentists with premium quality milled restorations. Asking the right questions can also prevent you from selecting the wrong milling center and avoid potential problems that may results from a poor selection. Below is a list of questions...

ACDLA to be at LMT LAB DAY – Chicago in February

The American Cosmetic Dental Lab Assocation (ACDLA) announced today that they will exhibit at LMT LAB DAY as part of the United Dental Resources Corporation. AmericaSmiles Network, AMS Dental Technologies and ACDLA will jointly be represented in the AmericaSmiles booth at the 2015 LMT LAB DAY show scheduled for February 27-28, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601. LMT LAB DAY Chicago is the largest international gathering of the dental laboratory community ...

Privacy Policy

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Be Proactive

One of the most influential books I have read teaches us to Be Proactive.  If you haven't read Stephen Covey's"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People", I would highly recommend it.  I'm not exactly sure how I would have defined being proactive before reading Covey's book ,but I definitely thought it had more to do with trying to make things happen then about how I responded to things when they did happen.  That's the big difference I learning from Covey.  Between stimulus and response, we have ...

The Meaning of our Logo

Many have asked about our new ACDLA logo and how it came to be.  While we suspect that you are familiar with association logos that include pillars and columns, or perhaps dental industry logos that include dentures or teeth, when it came time to establish a new image to take us into this new phase of our existence, we wanted something that spoke directly to our purpose. Josh Spiekhout, one of our terrific young marketers at United Dental Resources Corporation (UDRC) who often works with lab ...

AmericaSmiles Network Renews Sponsorship of ACDLA

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AmericaSmiles Network, the largest Dental Lab network dedicated to the growth and viability of the Dental Lab Industry,  has renewed their sponsorship of the American Cosmetic Dental Lab Association for 2015, announced today.  The agreement includes sponsorship of the ACDLA 2015 Lab Days training events along with sponsorship of annual mailings and other marketing materials made available on the new website.  In addition, AmericaSmiles Network will continue to pay the ACDLA annual asso...

New Executive Director Appointed

The American Cosmetic Dental Lab Association (ACDLA) announced today that John Von Thaden has been named Executive Director for the association.  The appointment solidifies a new, more focused direction for the association, according to founder and chairman, Keith Crittenden. "John Von Thaden brings more than 25 years of marketing and management experience to our association.  While his experience has been outside the lab industry, his passion for developing healthy, growing businesses will b...