The Phillips' home and laboratory in Fayetteville, NC, (shown right) was completely flooded last week by hurricane Matthew.
- October 2015
Whip Mix recently signed a partnership agreement with DDME for exclusive global distribution of a home monitoring system and oral appliance to address bruxism and airway issues in the dental market. When the dentist notices excess grinding or bruxism on the patient’s teeth, along with other signs, he will be able to send the patient home with a monitoring system that will measure sleep patterns, airway, bruxism, snoring, and sleep apnea. Depending upon the results of this sleep test, the dentist may then refer the patient to a sleep physician or make a short-term appliance to see if the appliance will improve the bruxism and airway for that patient. Along with products, DDME brings experienced sleep technicians and a physician’s referral network as part of the system.
For more information, call DDME at 800-513-9337 or visit www.whipmix.com.
- August 2015
Whip Mix Corporation has partnered with PTC to sell the PTC 3ShapeTraining App now available for download at whipmix.com.
Whip Mix’s popular Life-Like Presentation Wax is now in milling disc form.
- May 2015
- February 2015
Laboratories accepting digital files may now have them printed by Whip Mix’s Dental Technology Solutions.
- October 2014
I attended a conference last week with some colleagues and throughout different presentations, I found myself writing down acronyms and new words and realized that even at the semi-young age of 33, I am old! I'm sure that I use words or phrases from time to time that throw my parents off for a beat, but last week, I was the one pulling out my phone to GTS (google that stuff).
My favorite word of the week ended up being a favorite for a few of us, so that's why I'm using it today. The word: Freemium. According to wikipedia, this word is associated with a pricing strategy in which some products and/or services are free, but others have a premium attached.
I would like to associate this word with our 3Shape Lab Scanners. Currently, we sell 4 different series (D500, D700/710, D800/810 and D900/D900L) and yes, these babies have quite a price tag on them. But here's the value... once you have purchased a scanner from Whip Mix, you get:
1: Two days of 3Shape and Dental System training...
- August 2014
Whip Mix is pleased to announce it will be holding the 3rd annual Survive or Thrive Digital Forum on October 2nd and 3rd in Louisville, KY.
- June 2014
Vericore® Gradient Temp is a multi-layered PMMA material. Natural looking with ideal physical properties and high fluorescence, Vericore® Gradient Temp provides the milling laboratory with the perfect solution for long or short-term provisionals.
- May 2014
Whip Mix is excited to announce a new addition to our digital solutions, the ProJet 1200 printer from 3D Systems.
- April 2014
Whether you're still celebrating a Super Bowl victory or turned your attention back to college basketball, you're involved with your team. I've thrown an extra Ezine at you this month because I wanted to brag about two of my current teammates...
The Journal of Dental Technology has just recognized our VP of Sales and Marketing, Anne Steinbock, as someone "Who's Hot" in 2014. I hope you pick up the publication to read the article which highlights how Anne grew up in the Whip Mix business (her grandfather is our founder), but chose architecture to study. Because Anne likes faster results and personal contact with her customers, she came back to her family business, where she's been for over 25 years.
If you know Anne, you know that she's family-oriented, customer driven and passionate about making the dental industry better. As a proud Louisville native, she loves giving back to her community through programs such as the Give Kids a Smile event.
- February 2014
What do you get when you combine knowledge, patience, humor and dedication? These are just a few words to describe this year's NADL Excellence in Education Award Winner, Craig Pickett, CDT. Our Technical Manager has been involved in dental technology for 36 years, 7 of which have been spent here at Whip Mix.
Craig trains new employees, helps customers on the phone or via email with tech support, publishes articles and travels the world to teach technicians. On top of all of this, he stays busy with family and community service. If you have the opportunity to hear Craig speak, I promise you will leave smarter and with a smile on your face.
Both Anne Steinbock and Craig will be in Chicago. Stop by to see them (along with my other rockstar teammates) to give them a much-deserved high-five or fist-pump!
- November 2013
Whip Mix is proud to offer milling services for dental laboratories. Whether laboratories are in need of back-up milling or are building their digital workflow, Whip Mix Milling Services guarantees support when they need it, providing a 3-day turnaround time on all restorations.
Offering full contour crowns, substructures, wax patterns and custom hybrid abutments, all restorations are milled using Vericore Milling Discs and the Roland DWX-50 milling machine. Whip Mix has a highly trained team of expert professionals that will work with laboratories to guarantee they receive consistent and predictable quality with every restoration.
For more information on Whip Mix Milling Services, visit www.whipmix.com or call Margaret Overmeer at 800-626-5651 x1228.
With 30 programs and four stages, the Whip Mix Infinity ZR furnace has been designed to offer the user flexibility and consistently accurate sintering of zirconia materials.
- October 2013
If you live in a city with similar weather patterns to Louisville, KY, you may also be noticing the seasons are a-changing. What's nice is that we can turn off the A/C and open the windows. Turn on a fan during the day when the sun's out and then grab an extra blanket at night when the sun goes down and we're all set.
While all of this may be spectacular if you are taking advantage of 'perfect football weather', this change of season could be wreaking havoc in your lab. Below are some tips on how you can avoid turning into the Wicked Witch of the West this fall and winter...
Follow recommended water/powder ratios when using both gypsum and investment products. Note: expect a seasonal change in this ratio for phosphate investments to keep correct expansion; this is normal and not a condition of faulty investment.
When storing your gypsum and investment products, make sure the boxes are sealed properly and placed in a temperature-control area (ex: cabinet/drawer).
Look at your investment...
- June 2013
Whip Mix is excited to welcome Kent Kohli as the new Manager of Dental Technology Solutions. Kent previously owned and operated Contemporary Dental Aesthetics, LLC, a small, high-end boutique dental studio committed to artistic excellence in all phases of fixed oral prosthetics. His specialties are digital design and workflow in creating functionally driven smile design reconstruction, all-ceramic restoration and naturally esthetic implant restoration.
Kent is a graduate of Weber State University (A.A.S.) and performed his dental laboratory technology studies at the Clinical Research Associates Fixed Oral Prosthetic Program for Private Laboratory Technicians in Provo, Utah. Additionally, Kent is a board certified dental laboratory technician (CDT) in Ceramics.
- March 2013
The AEEDC meeting took place in Dubai, Friday February 5-7, 2013. Whip Mix participated with 9m2 at the Prio Trading booth. Piro Trading is the agent for Whip Mix in the Middle East region.
Following the meeting, Whip Mix Conducted a 2-day sales and hands-on-training for 30 people in 8 different countries around the region. Participants included Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, UAE and dealer sales reps, key opinion leaders from the Universities and hospitals in the region.
The main focus of the training was on occlusion, furnace, gypsum and investment. Awards were handed out at the end of the session. Craig Pickett, CDT of Whip Mix and Lazar Piro of Piro Trading conducted the training.
- September 2011
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Whip Mix is offering a PINK Denar® Mark 320 Articulator.