Mike Young and Mac Perry
Owners, Perry & Young
Value: The worth, importance, or usefulness of something to somebody.

When people consider making a purchase, value perception is an important part of the decision process. People rarely want to spend hard-earned dollars on something with little or no value. Value, however, is a subjective concept, and therefore it’s often difficult to measure. To some, value can be confused with price. To others, value can be associated with the amount of time, effort, or expertise required to make a product or the equipment used to create a product. Product longevity, guarantees, or warranties are also elements of value that people evaluate during the purchasing process. The purchasing process in itself is another key piece to perceived value; take for example, what it feels like to buy a new car.

Value is often comprised of the network of experiences associated with the product and the emotive impact of how it makes a person feel. Often, value is derived from a combination of variables making matters even more confusing. However, there is a scientific method to measuring value and processes to improve the creation and manufacturing of products. Dr. Edwards Deming, the pioneer of TQM (Total Quality Management), wrote in his book, Out of the Crisis, “Quality is less expensive.” We’ve all heard the saying, “you get what you pay for.”  In other words, high-quality items last longer, pay greater dividends, and in the long run are less expensive than cheaply made items. Caterpillar, Apple, Toyota, Sony, and BMW all demonstrate this principle on a daily basis to millions of consumers all over the world.

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Spotlight on Products and Services

New Solutions to Bruxism and Layered Zirconium Crowns
Perry & Young announces the best solutions to Bruxism and layered zirconium crowns – Zenith and Zenith Plus crowns.

The fastest growing posterior restorative material in dentistry is the 100% zirconium option. Patients who need a full gold crown, but prefer to have a tooth colored option will fall in love with Perry & Young’s new Zenith crown. Zenith crowns, a new, unique brand of Bruxism crown made from enhanced zirconium, is the perfect gold-crown substitute. It’s very affordable, esthetically improved and diamond tough. And with a “no fracture” lifetime guarantee, its longevity is second to none. The CAD/CAM design offers the best in fit and marginal integrity, however, if any adjustments are needed, be sure to keep the Zenith crown in a polished state. The recommended polishing kit is Clinician’s Choice D-FINE Double Diamond polishing system.

If you need added esthetics for your anterior or posterior layered crowns, consider the new Zenith Plus crown. This crown is porcelain fused to zirconium and gives you the best of both worlds – beauty and amazing durability. Made from biocompatible material, it’s the finest layered zirconium crown available. Perry & Young uses Noritake porcelain, the most natural and life-like porcelain available. You will impress your patients with the predictability in appearance and ease of cementation during the seat appointment.

For beauty, strength and the best cost value in the industry for Bruxism and layered zirconium crowns, we invite you to try Zenith and Zenith Plus.

Dr. Michael Mislausnic, DDS

Partners in Practice
Many people define value in dentistry in different ways. Dr. Michael Milausnic defines it as providing to the best of one’s ability. A service that has worth, merit and importance to both parties. If the dentist gives 100 percent from simple to complex dental procedures, he or she has provided value. In turn, the dentist will be rewarded wtih satisfied patients, growth and profits.

When Dr. Milausnic moved to Denver in 2000 from Indianapolis, he brought with him a philosophy of, “I will not perform any dental procedure on any of my patients that I would not feel comfortable providing if one of my own family members were in the same set of circumstances.” Over the last several years, the standard of care in dentistry has changed with regards to missing teeth; the top option is to offer the patient implant therapy as opposed to a conventional bridge. With this change, I developed the philosophy, “the less we can avoid touching teeth, the better for the patient and to keep a tooth a one-tooth problem keeps cost down and keeps things simple for the long term.” Providing solutions to patients that are simple and retrievable help both the dentist and the patient achieve solid results with little or no corrections. The final product results in saving time and money and therefore, translates into a true value for both patient and doctor.

But with so many advancements in technology during the last several years and more complex procedures considered to be standard in the dental industry, Dr. Milausnic realized that in order to continue to be ahead of the curve and take his practice to the next level, he had to incorporate new techniques and services, especially with implantology. Dr. Milausnic began to add more involved treatments, like implant crowns and bridges and implant over dentures to his practice, but still with the goal to provide value to his patients.

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Practice Development

Perry & Young is proud to feature the second article in a series on "The Business of Dentistry" from Jim Poole, CEO and president of NuCalm. His knowledge of the industry is insightful and valuable, and we know after reading these articles you'll come away with at least one thing to help improve your practice. Click here to download and read the entire second article. Below is a excerpt from the original piece.

"WELCOME BACK DR. SMITH, CEO! Part II of "The Business of Dentistry" focuses on developing your vision, mission, and positioning for your dental business. Vision and mission statements are powerful strategy tools that are often forgotten in the struggles of everyday obligations. At the highest level, a strategy is not a strategy unless you know what to say “no” to. Vision and mission statements are the guiding compass that can provide the benchmark question, “will the stated initiative(s) help my company to achieve our vision and stay true to our mission?”

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Perry & Young Case Study

Two Unique Case Studies With Dr. Milausnic

Patient Barb's Case Study
Patient Barb was experiencing A failing bridge from #6 - #11 and because of that, she wanted to replace them with an implant supported bridge.  She was quite concerned about wanting her new prosthesis to look as close to the same as her existing bridge. 

Perry & Young met with Barb and her dentist, Dr. Michael Milausnic, a handful of times. After discussions and a full-mouth exam, the lab discovered a mid-line discrepancy, but recognized that for spacing, they would need to keep it and the patient agreed.

Perry & Young’s Client Relations team met with Dr. Milausnic in his office to discuss the case and to plan the steps to meet her implant goals. The lab created a wax up by setting denture teeth in the space for Dr. Milausnic to approve. Perry & Young then made a surgical guide with tubes from the set up (wax up). Following that, Barb returned back to the lab for a custom-shade appointment, so that her implants and bridges closely matched her original teeth.

All parties decided to go with two, three-unit implant supported bridges instead one long six-unit bridge. Each bridge had two abutments and a pontic. The patient due to financial constraints did not want six implants for six missing teeth. Using four implants from one side of the arch to the other made the path of insertion much more difficult and having everything tied together increased the chance of removing the whole bridge for repair. By using two, three-unit bridges it made the insertion easier and lowered the chance of having to remove the entire six-unit bridge for repair by using screw- retained, lingual set screws by 50 percent. The retrievability for the patient was great in terms of having the opportunity to repair chipped porcelain or to add to the underneath of the pontic if the tissue changed over time.

Using the set up Perry & Young created and approved by the patient, Dr. Milausnic used screw-retained temporaries for #6 through #11 to form soft-tissue contours.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At Perry & Young, we're frequently asked questions about products, services, procedures, etc. Here are few questions that our clients have asked us recently:

Do you work with CAD/CAM technology?
We have two Lava Milling machines in our laboratory ensuring the best design and manufacturing for Lava Crowns and Bridges as well as custom Zirconia Lava abutments using OEM parts. We also use Atlantis, Encode, 3i CAM Structure Bars, and Nobel CAD implant abutments and titanium bars. 

How long does it take for a custom shade?
A custom shade appointment takes anywhere from 30 to 40 minutes in the lab. The technician takes a detailed inventory of the patients color and characterization. We take digital photos and carefully map out the colors in the teeth. We allow for several appointments a day, if you know of a patient that needs a custom shade please plan ahead as we schedule about 1 to 2 weeks out.

Can your lab repair or reline dentures in one day?
Yes we have same day turnaround times for repairs and relines. For the quickest turnaround please schedule the repair/reline in advance. We understand emergencies happen and are happy to accommodate you, please call the lab before 9AM to schedule a pick up.

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