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Sustainability through Innovation. Why your Lab should be doing it too.

  It’s been a whirlwind journey since our Family Business decided that it was time to continue on the visionary and innovative path set by our founder and Director, George Thalassinos. You see, its easy, very easy to throw your hands up in the air and say that Australian Manufacturing is dead in the water. It’s also very easy to say that establishing sustainable processes that have positive impacts on the environment is a costly and time consuming exercise. We could have done that. But, we didn’t. We believed in ourselves. We believed that not only we could compete but we could[READ MORE]


Like many manufacturing industries in Australia, the production of Dental Prosthesis has become increasingly competitive. The age of outsourcing part of or the entire Production Process has become the norm rather than the exception. This doesn’t necessarily mean the processes are taken offshore, although it seems most of them are in this climate. A great deal of outsourcing takes places within Australia especially in the areas of Digital Dentistry where CAD-CAM Manufacturing and 3D Printing are concerned. As a second generation manager of a Dental Laboratory, I have seen the changes in Laboratories adopting varying production strategies to enable more[READ MORE]


So the reps from the big dental companies have been dropping in and plying you with loads of new buzzwords, enticements, notions of fear and shiny new folders containing equally shiny brochures telling you about Digital Workflows. They want you to jump on board and they don’t want you to miss out. Labs will be just as excitable, gushing over the new intraoral scanners that they refer you to and the simplicity in which these best-thing-since-sliced-bread miracle machines integrate into your practice. These scanners coupled with your Labs ingenious CAD-CAD systems will deliver “more accurate and predictable results” This may[READ MORE]

Leading the way in the Digital Age

Although we here at Giorgio Dental pride ourselves on our 20 plus year history and our traditional, family oriented approach to producing dental prosthesis, we have always recoignised and promoted the importance of innovation to the Dental Industry. Our staff are always encouraged to think laterally and innovate on a daily basis and be constantly striving for improvement in their techniques and approaches to even the most menial of tasks. Industry leading innovations such as the Giorgio Sectional Bridge® and the GIO.BRUX™ Monolithic Zirconia Crown were thought up because of this mindset. The GSB was invented almost 20 years ago[READ MORE]

Our New CBD Lab

Giorgio Dental has two state-of-the-art facilities which it calls home. This includes our main Laboratory in Coburg and our brand new research and development facility at Melbourne University’s Dental Clinic in Melbourne’s CBD. The University established a Faculty of Dental Science in 1904 and since then its program is widely acknowledged as the best in Australia attracting students from all over Australia and abroad. Since the early 90′s Giorgio Dental became heavily involved in the education of students in their final year of studies through our sponsorship program. This has given opportunities to dozens of students to understand the Laboratory process[READ MORE]