Whether they're made in America (like Mariner's are) or abroad, poorly made dental restorations can lead to a number of health consequences for the patient and in some cases, legal consequences for the dentist! This important information comes to us from the National Association of Dental Laboratories, of which Mariner is a member. While dental restorations are sometimes imported from countries abroad it's important to note that they may not face the same scrutiny of a regulatory body like most labs in the U.S. face from the Food and Drug Administration! There is a growing demand for restorations from dental labs like Mariner here in the states because most dentists want to ensure better outcomes for safe dental restorations for their patients. While there is a market here in the U. S. for high-end and economy-priced work we think you'll appreciate the experience, techniques, and materials used in all of our restorations. That's why we've been around for several decades! As you can see, it's extremely important for you as a dentist to know where your restorations come from and what materials are used in the process; after all, "what's in your mouth" matters! Mariner technicians are happy to share information about the processes and techniques performed here at our lab in Houston in a personal consultation or through viewing the various pages of our website. Simply access our "contact us" tab for more!

If you are not up on the new techniques available in restorative design and implant treatment planning, you may need to employ time to devote to the subject. Like with anything else, innovation can quickly leave us behind and we find ourselves trying to catch up with others in the profession. Today's Hot Topics in Digital Dentistry include 3D Dental Imaging, CAD/CAM, the Chairside and Lab partnership, and computer-guided implantology. There's always room to learn more about how to schedule more effectively and make the most or your practice.

You can spend a lot of time away from the chair (non-productive) and invest a lot of money to learn various new technologies and techniques, or you can spend a few days and get a wealth of information at The Power of Digital Dentistry Conference. In that conference there are a number of influential dental leaders who will gather to share their perspectives on the many opportunities available now and in the near future, in Digital Dentistry. That conference is THIS WEEK and you're invited! October 15 - 17 at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas, is where many in the profession will gather to share stories, innovation, experiences, and more! If you're a part of the event you'll get advanced training, be able to boost practice productivity, and improve patient care. Sound good to you? Then, you should register! You'll find what you need at Those of us at Mariner Dental hope you can make it and that you will gain valuable knowledge that will inspire you and transform your practice!

Architecture is the art and science of designing and constructing physical structures for human use. Cosmetic dental architecture is the art and science of designing and constructing restorations. The technicians at Mariner Dental Laboratory are cosmetic dental architects accomplished at consistently delivering the blueprint for a functional smile.

When it comes to cementing crowns there are options.  But, the one trusted by leading dentists for its proven reliability and ease of use is Multilink Automix from Ivoclar Vivadent.  It's clincially proven for IPS e.max and provides patients with the security they want and expect. Multilink Automix features high immediate bond strength with easy clean up, new shade and try-in pastes, and can be universally applied.  Call Mariner Dental Lab for additional information or go to the Ivoclar website:

Remember, there’s no job too difficult for Mariner Dental Lab! Our general manager, James Mobarak, is a member of the AACD and he is trained in neuromuscular and cosmetic dentistry, full-mouth reconstruction and functional occlusion. The breadth of technical expertise and depth of experience of Mariner’s Dental Architech team is instrumental to the lab’s success.  Our team has exceeded customer expectations for nearly 30 years.  Let James Mobarak and the entire Mariner Dental Laboratory team put their expertise to work for you.