Voices from The Bench

A Dental Laboratory Podcast

About the show

A weekly podcast dedicated to the dental laboratory industry. Featuring anyone associated with the profession from all over the world. Host are in their own dental laboratory every day making teeth and interviewing people from the industry on their time off. New episodes every Monday morning.

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  • 235: All About Zirconia (and other big words) with Dr. Rella Christensen & Jay Emirzian

    September 26th, 2022  |  1 hr 4 mins
    b&d technologies, bruxzir, burs, cement, clinical studies, dental, fractures, glidewell, laboratory, mills, podcast, stain and glaze, technician, tetragonal, trac research, voices from the bench, zubler usa

    Sure zirconia is the most used material in most dental labs. But do you really know about zirconia? If you thought you did, you will find out you probably didn't as we learn all about it with Dr. Rella Christensen and Jay Emirzian.

  • 234: The Digital Denturist Duo - Luke LaRocque-Walker & Paul Imperius

    September 19th, 2022  |  1 hr 8 mins
    2nd generation, 3shape, asiga, blue sky bio, cochrane, dental, dentist, denturism, exocad, feed the beast, hockey, implants, ivoclar, laboratory, medit, nextdent, p7, partials, podcast, sprint ray, technician, voices from the bench

    Pairing an amazing Denturist with a talented technician, both pushing for a digital workflow, only great things can happen. Luke LaRocque-Walker & Paul Imperius from True North Dentures and Implants Center come on to talk about their partnership for a better workflow and a better result.

  • Episode 233: Open Your Eyes and Learn More with Ocularist Zach Hetzler

    September 12th, 2022  |  1 hr 7 mins
    acrylic, customization, david bowie, dental, eyeballs, family, globes, laboratory, ocular prosthesis, orbital implant, pmma, podcast, prosthetic eye, scleral shell, second generation, suction, technician, voices from the bench

    Taking a break from teeth, Elvis and Barb welcome Zach Hetzler to the program to talk about eyes. Not his eyes, but the eyes he makes. Zach is a Board Certified Ocularist and he comes on to explain the industry, the process, and we discover the similarities to our own industry.

  • 232: The Greatest Dentures of All Time (That Suck) with Paul McNally

    September 5th, 2022  |  1 hr 7 mins
    3shape, apprenticeship, carlow, carpenter, conversions, dental, dentist, denturism, exocad, gothic arch tracing, impressions, ivoclar, japan, laboratory, partials, patrick allen, podcast, public speaking, records, technician, voices from the bench

    Have you heard about mandibular suction dentures? Paul McNally, a denturist from Ireland, comes on the podcast to talk all about this amazing technique that he has learned and is now teaching to technicians, denturist, and dentist.

  • 231: LIVE from LOMT with Kelly Simpson, Jen Ludwig, Ashley Boggs, Mark Ferguson, and Jeremy Wohlers.

    August 29th, 2022  |  1 hr 9 mins
    3shape, alabama, birmingham, case in a box, conversions, dental, dentist, dme, elos, exocad, lab owner, laboratory, partials, podcast, public speaking, star trek, technician, that guy, travel, voices from the bench

    We are back with more amazing conversations from the Preat booth at the Ladies of the Mill Summit 2022. This week we talk to Kelly Simpson, Jen Ludwig, Ashley Boggs, Mark Ferguson, and Jeremy Wohlers.

  • 230: The Ladies Take Over: Carrie Ling, Sandra Nohava, Courtney Bennett, Dani Farago, MacKenzie Mayer, Katie Boteler, Nina Frketin, & Jenelle Tabakovic

    August 22nd, 2022  |  1 hr 3 mins
    3shape, ceramics, deepa, dental, exocad, female power, inspiration, instagram, kelly weliky, lab owners podcast, laboratory, lotm, mary valentine, minnesota, motivation, nashville, photography, removables, technician, texas, voices from the bench

    LIVE from the Ladies of the Mill Summit, Elvis talks to 3 great lab ladies (Carrie Ling, Sandra Nohava, Courtney Bennett) and 5 more (Dani Farago, MacKenzie Mayer, Katie Boteler, Nina Frketin, & Jenelle Tabakovic) talk amongst themselves about what they are up to, the meeting, and the power of support.

  • 229: Blending Dental and Technology with Wolfgang & Michael Teiniker

    August 15th, 2022  |  1 hr 8 mins
    3shape, australia, bars, blender, cad cam, copings, crowns, custom abutments, dental, engineering, exocad, laboratory, libraries, new zealand, podcast, printing, technician, twins, voices from the bench

    Most labs use some sort of design software within their workflow. Did you know there is an affordable, fully capable, ever growing one out there made and run by technicians. Meet brothers Wolfgang & Michael Teiniker who brought us Blender For Dental.

  • 228: Bringing Sexy Back to Dental Labs in the UK with Steve Campbell RDT

    August 8th, 2022  |  1 hr 10 mins
    analog, anne koelzer, apprenticeship, dental, dental share, digital, exocad, goverment, hugo sousa, laboratory, podcast, speaking, technician, training, voices from the bench

    All the way from the UK, the President of the Dental Laboratory Association, Steve Campbell joins the podcast. Steve talks about learning the craft, going digital, the history of dental technicians in the UK, and how we need to make dental technology "sexier" for the next generation.

  • 227: Alakazam and Presto! It’s Tony Prestipino!

    August 1st, 2022  |  1 hr 10 mins
    all-on-4, all-on-x, biomet, confidence, dental, digital design, encode, laboratory, oem, pankey, partnership, podcast, porcelain abutment, technician, twins, voices from the bench, zimmer, zimvie

    This week we are joined by Tony Prestipino from Artifex Dental Laboratory. Tony talks about family, family lab life, and life with family out of the lab, and lab life with family. Also implants, conversions, and patents.

  • 226: It's a S.I.N. Not to Go Digital: Patrick Dewey & Blake Roney

    July 25th, 2022  |  1 hr 10 mins
    abutment, analogs, brazil, dekema, dental, dominos, exocad, human heads, icam, imes-icore, implants, laboratory, medit scanner, multi unit, neodent, podcast, screws, sprintray, technician, voices from the bench

    Who doesn't want to make full arch restorations so accurately and with confidence that you don't need a model and will know it will seat every time? Patrick Dewey & Blake Roney join the podcast to talk about how anyone can obtain this with the right digital tools.

  • 225: The Grand Slam of Ceramics with Edgar Munoz

    July 18th, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins
    baseball, contest, covid, dental, dtg, exocad, giveaway, hands-on, injury, laboratory, laid off, podcast, speaking, technician, ups store, voices from the bench

    This week we are joined by an amazing ceramist from Georgia, Edgar Munoz. Edgar talks about finding his way into a dental lab, building his own lab from the garage up, and getting with Noritake to be a KOL.

  • 224: The Race For Education! Lindsey Rowan, Arian Deutsch, Tony Prestipino, Bennett Napier

    July 11th, 2022  |  1 hr 4 mins
    biking, chicago, consolidation, dental, dentures, digital design, implants, laboratory, pay rate, photography, podcast, racing, removables, running, screw retained, swimming, technician, triathlon, voices from the bench

    Every year the Foundation For Dental Laboratory Technology participates in the Race for the Future triathlon to raise money. This year they are providing a FREE education day the same weekend. We talk to Lindsey Rowan, who basically runs the FDLT, two speakers at the event Arian Deutsch and Tony Prestipino. Then we chat with Bennett Napier for a much needed update on the industry.

  • 223: Following Your GPS to Digital Success with Andrew Perricone

    July 4th, 2022  |  58 mins
    bego, cad/cam, cercon, dental, fdla, florida, gail perricone, indian river, laboratory, mcfatter technical college, metal printing, orlando, partials, podcast, production, slm, technician, voices from the bench, workflow

    This week brings us second generation Florida lab owner Andrew Perricone. Growing up in a lab, but still starting at the beginning, Andrew has seen the growth of technology. Now owning the lab, Andrew continues to follow technology for success.

  • 222: Shaping the Future of the Dental Industry with Rune Fisker and 3Shape

    June 27th, 2022  |  1 hr 5 mins
    abutments, ai, appreciation, argen, copings, dental, glidewell, hearing aids, laboratory, podcast, procera, scanner, study group, technician, thanks, trios, voices from the bench, zahn

    There are a handful of different design software in our industry, but the biggest has got to be 3shape. (Start the debate here) Rune Fisker has been on the team since the beginning and has seen digital dentistry change and grow. Rune talks about the past, present, and future of all things 3shape.

  • Episode 221: The Excalibur of Teeth: Craig Holland, CJ Holland, and Dr. Wendy Clark

    June 20th, 2022  |  1 hr 10 mins
    3shape, blender for dental, carbon, dental, education, exocad, ivoclar, laboratory, margins, merlin, milling, podcast, printing, stl files, students, technician, voices from the bench

    The Lab: 3 Point Dental Studio. The School: University of North Carolina. The Software: Excalibur. Craig and CJ Holland are two technicians that coded a dental design software that Dr. Wendy Clark was able to use to teach the students anatomy and partial design. Now the software is available for everyone. FOR FREE.

  • 220: Being a Disruptive Unicorn in Dental Technology with Nicole Jackson

    June 13th, 2022  |  1 hr 15 mins
    3shape, argen, cad, dental, education, educator of the year, laboratory, lmt alien milling, matc, new art dental lab, podcast, removables, school, technician, vision 21, voices from the bench, workflow production

    This week we welcome Nicole Jackson to the podcast. Nicole is the Lead faculty and program chair of the dental technician program at Milwaukee Area Technical College. After completing the program herself and changing a few labs for the better, Nicole goes back to the school to train the next generation of technicians.