The Framework to a Good Partnership: Tim Bertram from Bertram Dental Lab

Episode 145 · January 4th, 2021 · 55 mins 33 secs

About this Episode

One of the most common restorations for labs to "outsource" is metal frameworks and flexible partials. The training, personal, and equipment is a huge hurdle to overcome and Bertram Dental Lab can be your partner. All made in the US and decades of experience.

Growing up in a lab that almost 100% made metal frames for other labs, Tim Bertram started at an early age. Now he owns Bertram Dental Lab that still makes metal frames for other labs, but now does it with an impressive digital workflow. He talks about printing SLM frames, milling flexibles, and printing surgical guides. With a move to a new facility, Bertram is setting up to be partner for you lab for a long time.

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