The catalyst for growth.

Two lab techs check the build tray.

An evolutionary approach.

Leveraging technology for business growth.

“3D printing definitely offered us a huge advantage over other labs when it comes to being able to print models from intra-oral scanners. It definitely brought us new customers.”
Manuel Stanescu, Protec Dental Laboratories
Two humans look over a splint on a computer screen.
Jeff Player and Manuel Stanescu review the digital design of a splint.
Case in point: Within the last one to two years Protec’s digital workflow from intra-oral scans has increased 100%, from approximately 10% of their business to 20%. “It definitely brought us new customers,” said Stanescu. This capability also allows Protec to broaden its geographic reach through the expediency of electronic files. Instead of shipping physical dental impressions to Protec, dentists transmit their scans electronically. Since Protec can process and 3D print these files simultaneously for multiple customers, they’re able to service more of them, regardless of whether they’re down the street or across the country.
A full room shot of a laboratory.
A view of the lab at Protec Dental.
Because of this success, Protec has consistently grown its Stratasys 3D printing capabilities, adding a new PolyJet 3D Printer each year for the last four years. The capability, reliability, and capacity of PolyJet technology has enabled Protec to scale up its clear aligner business, maximizing production while maintaining precision. Because Protec is always looking for what’s ahead in 3D printing technology, the company expects to grow its 3D printing capability. According to Player, Protec is constantly researching technology that, “allows us to do things faster, better and more accurately.”
Purposeful innovation through 3D printing is the catalyst for growth for Protec Dental Laboratories driving success and providing competitive advantage.