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Why You Should Incorporate the Mark 300 Series in Your Dental Practice

Posted by Lisa Judd on Thu, Oct 16,2014 @ 11:30 AM

There are many reasons why I would advocate the use of the Mark 300 Series articulators in a dental practice and none of those reasons include 'because I said so'. To begin, it's important to know the difference between the Mark 310, Mark 320, Mark 330 and LabRelator. Why would you use one versus the other depends on what you want to accomplish...

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Tags: occlusion, articulators

11 Key Takeaways from The Survive or Thrive Digital Forum

Posted by Bernie bjaroslow@whipmix.com on Fri, Oct 10,2014 @ 04:30 PM

For the past 3 years Whip Mix has hosted an event that has helped a number of laboratories move forward into digital technology territory – some for the first time, others continuing their journey and moving further into the space.

This year’s Forum success is due in great part to our excellent group of presenters who generously shared not only their knowledge with us, but their personal experiences as well. They covered the challenges a lab new to these technologies faces when taking its first steps to the other end of the spectrum, which included designing complex cases.

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Tags: LEAN

3 Things Dental Labs Need to Know About Section 179

Posted by Sarah Brom on Thu, Oct 02,2014 @ 02:00 PM

The decision to invest in new digital equipment can be a difficult one. With cost and ROI as some of the main purchase decision factors, what many dental lab owners fail to consider is any tax incentives or deductions that might come with purchasing new equipment. Section 179 of the IRS Tax Code does just that. It allows for the deduction of the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year, making those kinds of purchases financially attractive.

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Tags: CAD/CAM

Whip Mix: Looking Back to 1919 and Before

Posted by Allen Steinbock on Fri, Sep 26,2014 @ 01:30 PM

Most historians say that Prohibition would never have been enacted in this country had not so many young  American men been in Europe in 1918 fighting in the trenches of WW I… and  absentee ballots were not yet in existence.  Regardless, the U.S. Congress then passed the Volstead Act in 1919 which was promptly vetoed by President Wilson, but his veto was then overturned by a 2/3 majority of Congress. The great social experiment that followed finally ended 13 years later in 1933.

This chain of events greatly affected Edmund Steinbock, son of an emigrant tailor from Salmuenster, Germany whose name was also Edmund. Why? Because young Edmund was soon to be a former employee of Isaac Bernheim Distilling Company, he was engaged to be married and he needed to find a different line of work … quickly.

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Tags: Whip Mix History

7 Surprising Places to Find Germs in the Dental Office [Infographic]

Posted by Sarah Brom on Fri, Sep 12,2014 @ 10:40 AM

For many of your patients, the thought of going to the dentist’s office can be stressful. They tend focus on the dental procedures themselves and how uncomfortable sitting in the chair can be …

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Tags: whip mix, dental office, hand hygiene

10 Reasons You Should Attend The Survive or Thrive Digital Forum

Posted by Sarah Brom on Thu, Sep 04,2014 @ 03:30 PM

Whip Mix’s third annual Survive or Thrive Digital Forum offers the opportunity for laboratories of all sizes to learn what it takes to transition into a digital-based laboratory and how to grow into that space while staying profitable. According to a recent LMT survey, 79% dental labs have a scanner and 49% have a CAM milling system. In addition, most participants plan to invest in more equipment over the next two years. CAD/CAM technologies continue to dominate the market, which is forcing dental labs to re-evaluate their business and to decide whether or not to make the journey into a digital business.

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Tags: whip mix, dental lab, CAD/CAM

3Shape Quick Tip: The F1 Key Is Your New Best Friend

Posted by Margaret Overmeer on Thu, Aug 28,2014 @ 04:45 PM

Have you ever been working on a design and not sure where to go next or can’t remember how do something? Even though the “easy button” doesn’t really exist, the F1 Key comes pretty close to it.

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Tags: dental labs, 3shape, design

Lean Analysis To Drive Your Improvement Plans

Posted by Robert Yenkner on Fri, Aug 22,2014 @ 03:45 PM

Many dental lab owners have read or heard about the benefits of Lean principles. The big uncertainty is gaining an understanding of how the concepts can be applied to their lab, what kind of benefits are available, and what the cost is to achieve those benefits. 

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Tags: LEAN, process improvements, dental lab

Don’t Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is…Literally!

Posted by Sarah Brom on Fri, Aug 15,2014 @ 02:08 PM

Have you ever wondered where your money came from? The journey it took to get in your hands? Most likely you would be amazed by the places it’s been and the distance it traveled.

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Tags: dental office, hand hygiene, hand sanitizer

Pro-Active or Re-Active: Sense Press Technology in the ProPress SP

Posted by Bernie bjaroslow@whipmix.com on Thu, Aug 07,2014 @ 05:01 PM

Pressed ceramics and their accompanying furnaces have now been around for 25 years. Some of the furnaces used to create the desirable pressed restorations do it consistently well while others may not. In addition, some offer a number of attractive, but sometimes unnecessary features.

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Tags: dental lab, consistent results, pressing furnace

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