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Growing in an Uncertain Market

In the September 2014 issue of LMT Magazine, managing editor Kim Molinaro, reports that respondents to their 2014 Wage Survey overwhelmingly indicated they have made cuts in the last two years that have related to personnel.  The most likely actions cited included freezing pay, cutting hours, laying off technicians and reducing overtime.  The article focuses on increased costs of doing business, costs of benefits, and downward pricing pressure.  What is most interesting is that these actions wer...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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AmericaSmiles Network Renews Sponsorship of ACDLA

partnership handshake
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...
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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...
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Building a Healthy Organization

I recently sat down with Drs. Jeff and Renee Hale of WellSpirit Consulting Group to talk about Healthy Organizations.   In their view, Healthy Organizations are not measured strictly by a series of financial factors, nor by employee longevity, market share, nor even profitability.  Instead, they are measured by a series of five key drivers that attempt to measure the overall organizational effectiveness. Patrick Lencioni, in The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in B...
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Differentiate Your Business

Be One of a Kind
According to research by LMT Magazine, more than half of dentists switched their primary lab in the last five years.  The reasons cited for the change are no different from what you might find in any industry: Poor Quality, Prices too High, Poor Relationship/Communication, Slow Responsiveness or Turn-Around, and Errors.  As an ACDLA member, we know you have already made a commitment to quality and service, but there are definitely additional steps you can take to win new customers and maintain y...
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Labor Day – Race to the Finish

Run The Race
Labor Day is certainly an opportunity to rest and reflect on the work completed so far this year.  For many of us, we barely catch our breath before turning the page and looking square at the last third of the year. Now that Summer is essentially over and Fall is upon us, for many of us, it is a great time to look forward.  September 2nd - still plenty of time to make changes, put new plans into action, and make an impact on this year.  Plenty of time to do something, but maybe not to do a lo...
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