March 16th, 2018 Vancouver, BC - Saint Patrick's Day, also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, is celebrated every year on March 17, the date of the patron saint of Ireland's death, Saint Patrick. People all over the world recognize Saint Patrick's Day as a day to celebrate the heritage and culture of all things Irish! The day is filled with festivals, parades and the wearing of anything green including shamrocks.Here in Vancouver will be no different! Throughout the city there will be Saint Patrick's Day activities taking place all weekend. St. Patrick’s Day at Lonsdale Quay, take a fun SeaBus ride over to the North Shore to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Lonsdale Quay Market! There will be performances by the Eire Born Irish Dancing company, a... Read More
March 14th, 2018 USA- If you are looking to step out of your comfort zone and make that extra push-up or bicep curl happen? Not only will this increase your metabolism and bulk you up, you will also enjoy the benefits that come with strength training. Yoga is not the only way to improve and strengthen your inner self, studies found that both resistance training and yoga improve your mental health and wellbeing.  Each group showed less signs of depression and they were also very happy with what they saw in the mirror.  Jeffrey A. Katula, PhD, associate professor of health and exercise science at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina says that everyone is well aware that working out improves mood. ... Read More
March 13th, 2018 We want to send a huge Thank You to everyone who visited our booths at PDC last week and helped make it a big success.Congratulations to Dr. Vannia Ng, our lucky winner of the Apple iPad Giveaway!We choose the winning entry from many participants that visited our booth and entered their name into the lucky draw.Thank you to everyone who participated and visited our booths at PDC 2018!  Read More
March 7th, 2018 Vancouver, BC - From its early beginnings as a Study Club in 1936, the Pacific Dental Conference (PDC) has become an international event, attracting dentists and their teams from all provinces as well as the U.S. The PDC offers the opportunity to share information on dentistry and to learn from prominent leaders in the dental industry.Both tomorrow and day after (March 8 and 9) at the Pacific Dental Conference, Protec managers will be showcasing "Our Digital Advantage", leading the digital revolution to offer the latest in innovative new products and services; improved accuracy and fit, quicker turnaround times, and the efficiency of a digital workflow. Come visit Protec at booths 1419, 1421, and 1423 to learn more about these... Read More
March 2nd, 2018 USA- New research from the University of East Anglia's Centre for Research on the Child and Family (CRCF) found that young people who are in care, can benefit from social media networks.  Research found they gain psychological and emotional support through their social media connections. Most people are under the impression that social media outlets like Intagram, Facebook and WhatsApp can be risky for this group of vulnerable children in care. However social media could help young people stay connected in a healthy way with their biological family and their friends, they can also make new connections that will help them in the future to become independent adults and when they are getting ready to transition into new... Read More
February 28th, 2018 USA- Chances are you have done this every night. But when it comes to bed time, practice does not mean perfect.Approximately 50 to 70 million adults in the U.S. experience some form of sleep or wakefulness disorder, according to estimates from the Institutes of Medicine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than a third of Americans reported getting fewer than seven to nine hours of sleep, which is recommended for adults to maintain good health by the suvey data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.  A 2014 survey from the National Sleep Foundation showed a staggering 45 percent of Americans who said that poor sleep had affected their daily lives at least once a week. These numbers... Read More
February 27th, 2018 USA- Most of us spend a lot of time inside clicking away at a computer and looking at our mobile devices than we do spending time outside. But if you are looking for ways to de-stress, you may want to leave the comforts of indoors and step out into nature. Spending time outdoors offers some amazing health benefits.Jay Lee, M.D., a physician with Kaiser Permanente in Highlands Ranch, Colorado says being outdoors usually means being physically active, which in turn helps keep joints loose and can help cope with chronic pain and stiffness. When going outside for exercise; running, walking or biking, you won't be tempted to look at your mobile devices and that allows you to focus on yourself and what you’re doing, says Francis Neric,... Read More
February 14th, 2018 Vancouver, BC - Every year on February the 14th people from all over the world celebrate Valentine's day by exchanging cards, candy, flowers and gifts with their "Valentine".Valentine’s Day is often seen as a holiday created by the major greeting card companies but in fact, it was being celebrated long before the greeting card was ever invented. It is named after a Christian Saint, Valentine, who was martyred on February the 14th and dates back to the 5th century. Over the years many different legends of Saint Valentine have formed, but each story expresses a man who gave his life in the name of love. This yearly holiday dedicated to love reminds us all to be grateful for the people in our lives. We here at Protec will be... Read More
February 14th, 2018 Vancouver, BC - Family Day in British Columbia is a fairly new provincial holiday taking place on the second Monday of February. The very first Family Day in BC was celebrated in February 2013. Although the first Family Day was observed only a short time ago, members of the BC government have been trying to establish the provincial holiday since 1994. The first bill requesting to instate the third Monday of February as Family Day was denied in 1994 and subsequently several more times between 2007 and 2011. It wasn't until late 2011 when Christy Clark became premier that the bill was re-evaluated and passed, declaring the first Family Day in BC February 11, 2013.The intention of establishing the mid-winter holiday was to allow people... Read More
January 2nd, 2018 Vancouver, BC - All over the world people are celebrating the upcoming start of a new calendar year. We all have our own traditions and celebrations that we enjoy with friends and family. For many of us this is the time we begin to make our goals and resolutions for the days ahead. We here at Protec Dental Laboratories are looking forward to another productive year!Although much of the New Year's celebrations are centered around looking to the future it is also a great time to look back. The year 2017 was filled with many great memories and successes for Protec, thanks to our wonderful team members and clients.Here is to the New Year and all the aspirations and hopes it brings! We wish you all a healthy and safe 2018!  Read More


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