- Product News · Whip Mix Corp. · Oct 03, 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...
- Industry News · Whip Mix Corp. · Feb 14, 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...
- Industry News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Feb 14, 2014
During the Vision 21 meeting in Las Vegas in January, the NADL welcomed its new president, Gary Iocco, President of Dimension Dental Design in Hastings, MN, and honored several other industry members: 2014 CDT of the Year Award: Wilma Peterson, CDT, Manager of Education at Glidewell Laboratory, Newport Beach, CA Educator of the Year Award: Renata Budny, CDT, TE, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY Excellence in Education Award: Craig Pickett, CDT, TE, Manager of Technical support at Whip Mix Corp. The Harry Hagman,...
- Industry News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Feb 12, 2014
MicroDental Laboratories, a network of laboratories committed to helping dentists thrive, is proud to announce the acquisition of Lemke Dental Lab. With this transaction, MicroDental Laboratories plans to combine Lemke Dental Lab with MicroDental’s Hermanson Dental Laboratory. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, this partnership creates one of the nation’s premier full-service dental labs. The new entity is called Hermanson Lemke, a MicroDental Laboratory. “One of our goals is to make it easier for dentists to provide exceptional treatment experiences for patients,” noted Kim...
- Industry News · MicroDental · Feb 03, 2014
MicroDental Laboratories has acquired Cosmo Dental Lab to form MicroDental Laboratory Ottawa at Cosmo. Opened in 1980, Cosmo has 29 employees and is co-owned by Blake Murchison, RDT, Dave Wilson and Dan Burns who will stay on in management roles. The new laboratory offers a depth of experience and technical expertise, including technicians with Pankey CR, Misch Institute Implant and LVI Neuromuscular training. “Partnering with MicroDental gives us access to the very best of technology and personnel, allowing us to deliver premier yet personalized service to all dentists,” says Wilson.
- Personnel News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Jan 22, 2014
Ivoclar Vivadent announces that effective immediately, Sarah Anders has been promoted to the new position of Sr. Vice President of North America Sales. In this role, Ms. Anders will be responsible for all sales operations in the US and Canada, working with and being supported by Pierre Lamoure, VP of Clinical Sales US, Wayne Ledford, VP of Technical Sales US, and Craig Garner, Director of Inside Sales. Ms. Anders also will retain her title as General Manager of Ivoclar Vivadent Canada. “Our clinical and technical sales have grown extremely well, but as companies grow rapidly and expand their...
- December 2013
- Personnel News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Dec 18, 2013
Ivoclar Vivadent announces that Sean Sexton has accepted the position of Wieland Dental Technical Sales Representative. At Wieland, Mr. Sexton will focus on sales specific to Wieland's Zenotec CAD/CAM brand. Sean will also develop and consult on digital laboratory production environments on behalf of Ivoclar Vivadent and Wieland customers. A Chicago native, Mr. Sexton holds a Bachelor's Degree in Entrepreneurship from Columbia College and also completed additional courses at Florida Southern College. With more than 11 years of dental sales experience focusing on dental furniture and laboratory...
- November 2013
- Personnel News · DENTSPLY Prosthetics · Nov 27, 2013
It is with great sadness that we must share news of the passing of Arlo King, CDT and Director of Technical Services for DENTSPLY Prosthetics. Arlo was well-known, -liked and -respected throughout the dental industry as the face and leader of DENTSPLY's laboratory technical support services. Those who knew Arlo were acutely aware of his love of the trade and strong loyalty to DENTSPLY. It was Arlo's goal to get better so he could get back to work. As he stated it in a recent text message, "I just can't go to work, so I am going to work from home." Arlo joined DENTSPLY Ceramco in 1992 at the close...
- Personnel News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Nov 18, 2013
Matt Tait, RDT, is a field-based Technical Representative and CAD-CAM Specialist. He has technical support responsibility for the Southeastern USA and CAD-CAM support nationally. SUMMARY: 40 years of experience as a dental technician working through every aspect of management, specializing in partial denture frameworks, implant work and European style multi-sectional engineering with a good knowledge of CAD-CAM. Created, developed and managed an implant department. Strong leadership abilities with a proven record of growing laboratories through employee/team/management development.
- October 2013
- Miscellaneous · Whip Mix Corp. · Oct 15, 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...
- August 2013
- Industry News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Aug 21, 2013
Beacon Bay Holdings and affiliates ("BBH"), a leading private investment firm located in Newport Beach, CA, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Cal Ceram Dental Laboratory's business. BBH is continuing with its strategy to partner with prominent dental laboratories across North America to provide a comprehensive solution for dental clinicians. Cal Ceram Dental Lab, Inc., founded in 1983 by Greg Sederlin, is a leader in the specialized field of implant prosthetics. The Cal Ceram team of highly trained and skilled technicians provide implant expertise from case planning and design to in-office...
- July 2013
- Personnel News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Jul 23, 2013
Roland DGA Corp. has announced several key promotions within its marketing, product management and sales organizations, as well as the appointment of a new marketing director. These staffing changes reflect the company's continued growth and success as a leading manufacturer of digital printing equipment, as well as dental, engraving and 3D modeling technologies. "At Roland DGA, we are constantly innovating and improving with the goal of providing our customers with the finest products available, and world-class service and support," said Rick Scrimger, president of Irvine, Calif.-based Roland...
- Product News · Custom Automated Prosthetics (CAP) · Jul 16, 2013
CUSTOM AUTOMATED PROSTHETICS has developed an end-to-end solution that enables you to mill the award-winning* CAP FZ | Full Contour Zirconia, as well as wax, PMMA and zirconia frameworks in your lab using the Roland DWX-50. This milling strategy uses a .3-mm microbur to achieve high-definition anatomy for your full contour restorations at a highly productive speed. When bundled with the 3Shape scanner system and CAP's exclusive anatomical library, you can mill beautiful crowns right in your own lab. CAP provides excellent training and consistent technical support, making your transition into the...
- Product News · DT Technologies · Jul 16, 2013
A laboratory specializing in digital manufacturing, DAL DT TECHNOLOGIES offers installation, training and technical support for the complete line of imes-icore milling machines. imes-icore mills are industrial-level mill units that deliver high precision and fit. From the entry 240i to the popular 450i milling unit, DAL DT Technologies offers you the flexibility to choose from various size and milling capabilities to best match your production requirements for wet and dry milling of all types of materials. 888-894-2148, 563-386-1935 email@example.com www.DALTechSystems.com
- June 2013
- Personnel News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Jun 24, 2013
Appointment Strengthens Argenâs Commitment to Innovation and Growth
- May 2013
- Industry News · Amann Girrbach America, Inc. · May 23, 2013
Amann Girrbach America (AGA) is proud to announce the opening of its new state-of-the art training center in Charlotte, NC. The facility, also home to the US headquarters since late 2012, features the AGA Learning Lab, a fully-equipped working laboratory, showcasing the entire Ceramill CAD/CAM Suite plus Amann Girrbach's well-known line of Model Management products. The goal of the new AGA Learning Lab center is to provide multi-faceted training programs, which include introductory to intermediate courses, plus advanced programs where new users can receive intensive, multi-day instruction on...
- April 2013
- Personnel News · Amann Girrbach America, Inc. · Apr 23, 2013
Amann Girrbach America (AGA) has recently put a new strategic US leadership team in place to oversee all North American operations including sales, marketing, distribution, service, support, training and continuing education. The team's mission is to help manage and sustain the exponential growth of AGA within the US and Canadian markets while ensuring even greater customer service, responsiveness and accountability throughout the AGA customer experience. At the helm is J. Albert Garza who joined Amann Girrbach America in May 2012 as Director of Marketing. Albert recently assumed the post of...
- Personnel News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Apr 04, 2013
On March 24, 2013, the dental industry lost a revered leader, colleague and friend, Norbert Duepner. Norbert joined the Argen family as Technical Director over 27 years ago and leaves in his legacy one of the strongest Technical Support Departments operating in the dental landscape today. Known throughout the industry, Norbert was a highly respected professional who developed relationships with dental laboratories worldwide. Norbert possessed the unique ability to tailor technical solutions to customer needs and approached each call with individualized care and a kind and cheerful demeanor. He...
- February 2013
- Industry News · DENTSPLY Prosthetics · Feb 27, 2013
We hope that everyone had a great time in Chicago this year. We were glad to see so many people join us during Lab Day for our technical courses and hands-on demonstrations in the Sheraton, Mayfair room. For those who attended the CDS Mid-winter show, thank you for stopping by the DENTSPLY Prosthetics booth in the McCormick Center. As revealed in Chicago, later this year we will be introducing CAD/CAM Material Options For All-Ceramic and Non-Precious Alloy. Stay tuned to The Bridge for more details!
- January 2013
- October 2012
- Product News · DENTSPLY Prosthetics · Oct 03, 2012
This yearâs Lab Management Today Lab Day Chicago show will be filled with technicians abuzz with news of the latest new products, equipment, services and technologies. Adding to this excitement, the dental laboratoryâs long-standing trusted manufacturer, DENTSPLY, will exhibit their newest products that help customers to be more efficient, productive and profitable â âLab SmarterSMâ.
- March 2012
- Product News · Straumann USA · Mar 09, 2012
Straumann® CARES® System 7.0 is a leading open standard software platform: a major step for digital dentistry.
- February 2012
- Industry News · Ivoclar Vivadent Inc. · Jan 30, 2012
Ivoclar Vivadent announces Recipients of 2011 Annual Technical Sales Awards
- August 2011
- Personnel News · Vident, a VITA® Company · Aug 25, 2011
Longtime Vident executive, Wayne Whitehill, recently announced his retirement as CEO, effective August 1.