Voices from The Bench

A Dental Laboratory Podcast

About the show

A weekly podcast dedicated to the dental laboratory industry

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Episodes

  • 113: Pure Gold From LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020 Part 4: Bob Martin, Samuel Kenchanh, Gloria Brown, Jim Collis

    May 25th, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins
    bachelor degree, college, delivery drivers, dental, lab day, laboratory, lmt, podcast, teaching, technician, voices from the bench

    Another episode filled with conversations from the Argen booth at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020. After a update from Shawn Nowak of Nowak Dental Supplies, Elvis and Barb talked to two Dental Technology students, Bob Martin & Samuel Kenchanh. Then they chat with customer service expert Gloria Brown from Triad Dental Studios. And they wrap up this episode with a talk with all around great guy and dental technician Jim Collis.

  • 112: Giving Tax Credit Where Credit Is Due: Adam Herman and Doug Kolker from Mueller Prost

    May 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    appreciation, cdt, covid-19, dental, laboratory, podcast, ppe, research, tax credit, technician, voices from the bench

    First up is an update from Whip Mix with Pat Higgins about who they are dealing with the COVID-19 and supporting our industry. Then a conversation with Adam Herman and Doug Kolker from MuellerProst who talk about the R&E tax credit and lab recovery from the closing of dental offices.

  • 111: Pure Gold From LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020 Part 3: David Lindsay & Sam Wainwright

    May 11th, 2020  |  56 mins 25 secs
    affordable dentures, aspen, carbon, cdt, clear choice, dental, laboratory, podcast, resin, technician, voices from the bench

    Elvis and Barb are back in the Argen booth at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020. This episode they talk to David Lindsay about his journey that leads him to denturism. Then they are joined by Sam Wainwright from Formlabs to talk about the past, present, and future of this popular printer.

  • 110: Not Losing Any Sleep During Pandemic with Panthera Dental: Béatrice Robichaud & Kim Solomon

    May 4th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins
    bars, cdt, dental, implants, laboratory, master cup, podcast, quebec, technician, voices from the bench, williamson

    An epic tale of how Panthera Dental got started, how and why they got into sleep apnea appliances, and helping hospitals by printing and organizing PPE during the pandemic. Join us for a conversation with Béatrice Robichaud & Kim Solomon.

  • 109: Pure Gold From LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020 Part 2: Tiffany Prater, Heather Voss, Leon Hermanides

    April 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    band and loop, covid-19, dental, hawley retainer, heartland, laboratory, nadl, podcast, south africa, technician, voices from the bench, washington state

    We are back to LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020 at the Argen booth where we talked to dental assistant turned ortho lab owner, Tiffany Prater. Then past podcast guest Heather Voss stops by to bring Leon Hermanides to talk about adapting his lab to the ever-changing market. All this and a update from Bennett Napier and the COVID-19.

  • 108: Pure Gold From LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020 Part 1: Scott & Randi James and Fernando Catania

    April 20th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min
    argen, chicago, dental, lab day, laboratory, lmt, podcast, roland, spear, technician, voices from the bench

    After an update from Bennett Napier we take you back to a time where we could all get together and celebrate dental laboratories. LIVE from LMT Lab Day Chicago, we talk to Scott and Randi James from Renstrom Dental Lab and then Fernando Catania from DGSHAPE with the Roland mills.

  • 107: Smile Direct.... From Your Lab: Talking Clear Aligners with Dr. Amanda Wilson

    April 13th, 2020  |  49 mins 2 secs
    align, argen, clearcorrect, dental, invisalign, laboratory, podcast, smile direct club, technician, voices from the bench

    We all know that clear aligners are the "big topic" in our industry. Many labs are offering them to their doctors. But many labs that don't do ortho are looking to do them and don't know where to start. In this episode Elvis and Barb talk to Dr. Amanda Wilson from StraightSmile Solutions about a good way for labs to get into high demanded product.

  • 106: Talking About ROCKSTAR Assistants and Dentsply at Voices of Dentistry Part 3: Ronda Holman & Danny Vezmar

    April 6th, 2020  |  1 hr 17 mins
    cdt, cerec primemill, covid-19, dental, dental assistants, denturism, laboratory, lucitone digital print, podcast, technician, voices from the bench

    Back in January, Elvis and Barb traveled to Arizona to attend the Voices of Dentistry Summit. Along with a bunch of podcasts for dentist they got to talk to one about dental assistants. First up is Ronda Holman who is the co-host of the DA Rockstars Podcast. Then we talk to the newly appointed US Director of Marketing for the laboratory division of Dentsply Sirona, Danny Vezmar.

  • 105: Hi-LIGHTS From Voices of Dentistry Part 2: Dr. Mattison, Chris Felix, Kristin Jensen

    March 30th, 2020  |  1 hr 24 mins
    cdt, curing lights, dental, dentist, headlights, laboratory, podcast, spear, technician, voices from the bench

    We are back with more conversations from the Voices of Dentistry thanks to our good friends at Kettenbach. First up is Dr. Brad Mattison talking about Spear and working with different labs. Then we talk to Chris Felix telling us the remake might be due to a curing light and then Kristin Jensen who talks about lopes, lights, and microscopes.

  • 104: Talking About Dentist From Voices of Dentistry Part 1: Jordon Comstock, Craig Cody, Dr. Zak Allmand, and Renata Budny

    March 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 21 mins
    cdt, corvid-19, credit cards, dental, dental insurance, dentist, dlat, laboratory, podcast, taxes, technician, technology schools, texas, voices from the bench

    Episode 104 marks the 2nd year anniversary of the podcast! After an update about the COVID-19 and how it is affecting the Dental Laboratory Industry from Bennett Napier, we get to business as usual with three conversation we got to from the Voices of Dentistry. We talk to Jordon Comstock, Craig Cody, Dr. Zak Allmand, and because we talk to her every year, Renata Budny from LMT Lab Day Chicago.

  • Episode 103: You Blow My Mind, Hey Ricki!: Ricki Braswell on Leadership Training

    March 16th, 2020  |  1 hr 52 secs
    cdt, coronavirus, dental, dlat, laboratory, leadership, nadl, pankey, podcast, porcelain, technician, texas, voices from the bench

    Elvis and Barb are happy to bring you one of the upcoming featured speakers for the DLAT Conference & Expo. Ricki Braswell has gained a ton of experience as a co-executive director of the NADL and the past CEO of the Pankey Institute and now she shares it with dental laboratories.

  • Episode 102: Second Generation Lab Owners from Vision 21: Jesse Flor, Michael Farago, & Dory Sartoris

    March 9th, 2020  |  44 mins 9 secs
    cdt, dental, dlat, dso, laboratory, podcast, second generation, technician, texas, voices from the bench

    While at the Vision 21 meeting back in January, Elvis got to talk to three people who have taken over the labs their parents started. First up is Jesse Flor, who has a created a 100% digital lab and also owns a couple dental practices. Then from the Fireside Chat He talks to Michael Farago and Dory Sartoris who is running the lab from the perspective of people who have not worked at the bench.

  • 101: An Explosion of Talent from Vision 21 2020: Siegel, Killian, Albensi, Voss, Burris

    March 2nd, 2020  |  47 mins 27 secs
    cdt, dental, dlat, fundraising, laboratory, national dentex, podcast, technician, texas, voices from the bench

    Elvis and Barb bring you FIVE amazing conversations they got while at the Vision 21 meeting that took place in January in Las Vegas. They talk to Sean Siegel, Steve Killion CDT, Don Albensi, Heather Voss CDT, and CDT of the Year, Denise Burris. It's a star-studded line up from a star-studded event.

  • 100: The Husband, Father, and CEO: Anton Woolf From The Argen Corporation

    February 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    argen, dental, digital dentures, family, laboratory, podcast, technician, voices from the bench, zirconia

    Elvis & Barb celebrate the 100th episode of Voices From the Bench! They are excited to welcome Anton Woolf in a fantastic conversation about the history of Argen, having a family life, how the company became more than alloy supplier, and what Argen is working on for the future.

  • 99: A Path To Higher Learning With Denturism: Eugene Royzengurt

    February 17th, 2020  |  52 mins 57 secs
    cal-lab, chicago, dental, denturist, education, gc america, gradia, lab day, laboratory, podcast, technician, voices from the bench

    The last of the double-digit episodes brings on Eugene Royzengurt from Apple Dental Laboratory. Eugene is a wonderful technician and educator who's also going through the process to become a Denturist. We talk about the school and how he blends traditional with digital workflow.

  • 98: A Clear Vision on Ortho: Christopher Gajewski with the AOLP

    February 10th, 2020  |  53 mins 40 secs
    aolp, cdt, clear aligners, dental, dlat, invisalign, laboratory, orthodontics, podcast, technician, texas, voices from the bench

    Ortho Laboratories are a huge part of our industry, yet you never see much at conferences about them. Christopher Gajewski is trying to change that by educating technicians and the public. Starting the Association of Orthodontic Laboratory Professionals (AOLP) is the first and crucial step to bring everyone together.