Case Planning 101: 3 Benefits with David Drag

Posted on: November 19th, 2019 by Melissa Newman

At Cornerstone Bio-Comp Enterprises, Inc. we know that the dental industry is always changing. With more advanced technology can come more complex treatments, new methodologies for implementation, and a higher focus on providing a premium patient experience. Whether you are a new or returning customer, we know that now (more than ever) there is an even a higher level of expectations placed on you and your practice to succeed. 

That’s why we are proud to offer you and your practice – pretreatment case planning. Case Planning is a wonderful way for you to manage the intricacies of complex cases. That way you can set realistic expectations for your patient, confidently deliver exceptional care, and problem solve any potential barriers with your case prior to them becoming a problem. 

We want to enable you to do the very best with your chair time, which is why we’ve asked our Removeable Manager, David Drag, to review some of the top benefits on Case Planning. David Drag has been working in the dental lab industry for over thirty-nine years. He began his career in 1980 and started his own dental lab in 1989 called Bite Rite Dental Lab. He specialized in premium, high quality restorations and cultivated a reputation as a leader in his industry for his ability to provide expert consulting services. 

When he sold his business in 2014 and began to work at Cornerstone Bio-Comp Enterprises, Inc. we were excited for David to bring his immense expertise to our client base. It’s been a wonderful to witness, as he has steadily carved a niche in our dental lab as the point person for some of our most complex and detailed cases. David has an amazing ability to put you at ease and make what may seem overwhelming appear manageable. He goes above and beyond for each case, staying late to finish or personally deliver a case to its destination. Making sure his clients feels supported by our lab. Recently, of working with David, Dr. Bunin (a client of ours for 10 years) said: 

“I am a Prosthodontist with over 38 years of experience. For the past 10 years or so, Cornerstone lab has become my main go to lab for my cases. From dentures, partials, single crown units on natural teeth or implants to full mouth reconstruction, I have been pleased with their workmanship, quality and care. David Drag personally, has stood behind each case I’ve sent him. Trust me when I say that it is invaluable to have a knowledgeable lab tech available to be able to contact with any question or concern; especially with planning to completion of larger complex cases.” 

Still unsure how Case Planning can benefit you? Let’s review some of the benefits below: 

  • Maximize your chair time: working with an experienced Dental Lab Technician to consult and preplan patient treatment is truly invaluable. You can set clear expectations for the moment you begin your case and instill confidence in your patient by providing them clear treatment options. 
  • Define logistics of case completion: between insurance, timeline for treatments, finances, going over proper protocol and procedures – can be a lot to manage alone. Having someone that can provide you individualized support can help you stay on track and ensure profitability on your case, reduce frustrations, and help you deliver treatment in a timely manner. 
  • Individualized support: support from our dental lab does not stop with preplanning your patient’s treatment. If you need a question answered or need guidance until your case is completed our lab is here to walk with you every step of the way! 

Furthermore, our dental lab is here to offer you the consultation and support that you need in order to not only meet your patient’s expectations and deliver outstanding treatment, but to also exceed them. We want you to utilize your chair-side time to create the best possible experience and taking the time to complete pretreatment planning with our lab can help you achieve this goal. In addition, we are here to provide guidance throughout your case, not just prior to treatment. 

If you are interested in learning more about Case Planning with our dental lab you can email David Drag personally at for more details! You can also watch David’s episode of Cornerstone Cares “The Benefits of Case Planning,” that gives a wonderful, high-level overview of how we approach Case Planning at our dental lab below!
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