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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  • 193: Straight From the Mouth of Dandy with Kenn Butler

    December 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 4 mins
    dental, designers, hiring, intraoral scanners, ivoclar prime, katana, laboratory, partnerships, podcast, technician, trios, voices from the bench, work from home, zirconia

    This week we talk to Kenn Butler who is the Head of R&D at Dandy. Dandy is a company that has caused disruption to the dental lab industry and Kenn comes on to talk about the what, why, and how of Dandy.

  • 192: Whipping it up at Whip Mix Part 2: Whitney McCarty & Gene Peterson

    November 29th, 2021  |  57 mins 38 secs
    3shape, alloy, dental, era attachments, exocad, laboratory, mini implants, mor, od, pd, pic, podcast, roland mill, technician, voices from the bench, zirconia

    Back at the Preat booth from the Whip Mix Digital Forum, Elvis and Barb talk to Whitney McCarty, a digital technician from Midwest Dental Arts and Gene Peterson from Sterngold.

  • Whipping it up at Whip Mix Part 1: Anne Steinbock, Pat Higgins, and Bryce Hiller

    November 22nd, 2021  |  55 mins 46 secs
    bourbon, chemical, curing unit, dental, distillery, evident, kentucky, laboratory, medit, podcast, printer, resins, rumors, scanner, stone, technician, tour, van shoes, voices from the bench

    The Whip Mix Digital Forum is the must attend event every year and Elvis & Barb was there in October where they talked to folks from Whip Mix. This episode features the CEO, Anne Steinbock and from the Marketing and Development team Pat Higgins and Bryce Hiller.

  • Slightly Unhinged with Justin Gerard

    November 15th, 2021  |  56 mins 10 secs
    beer, cigarettes, dental, dentures, donkey kong, flexibles, frames, laboratory, partials, podcast, removables, technician, voices from the bench

    There is nothing better than a removable technician that tells it like it is. From the beginning to the end "mrawwesome" does not hold back. Justin Gerard from Colonial Dental Lab talks about getting into the industry, opening up his own lab with a partner, and gems that can only be found on the removable side of a full service dental lab.

  • 189: Easy Peasy with EasyRX: Todd Blankenbecler & Andy Stark

    November 8th, 2021  |  58 mins 29 secs
    communication, dental, dolphin imaging, jenmar, laboratory, lost cases, minutes, missed dates, podcast, printing, production, solutions, technician, voices from the bench

    One of the most important connections in a dental lab is the importance of communicating with the dental office. Todd Blankenbecler and Andy Stark from EasyRX come on to talk about the software that helps organize the lab, streamlines cases with offices, and can even help you print models.

  • 188: Babes In Dentureland with Jenelle Tabaković & MacKenzie Mayer

    November 1st, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins
    babes, beanies, dental, dentistpdx, denture, hoodies, ivoclar, joggers, kolbeck, lab day chicago, laboratory, magnets, omp, podcast, set up, shirts, sr nexco, stickers, tattoos, technician, voices from the bench, wax

    This fun filled episode features two amazing removable technicians that have shared their passion for all things weird and teeth with denturebabes.com. Jenelle Tabaković and MacKenzie Mayer talk about getting into the industry, meeting each other, and why your next piece of clothing should come from the Denture Babes.

  • 187: Behind Every Great Dentist is an Amazing Lab: John & Jed Archibald

    October 25th, 2021  |  1 hr 5 mins
    archibald digital, clinicians report, dental, e.max, in-office, ivoclar prime, laboratory, larry gellar, podcast, technician, utah, voices from the bench, willi geller

    Two lab legends join the podcast! John and Jed Archibald come on the podcast to talk about being the lab behind Dr. Gordon Christensen. Talking about working for a famous dentist, opening an apprentice school, and being a part of the research that shapes dentistry every day.

  • 186: Finding Balance in the Lab with John Wilson

    October 18th, 2021  |  1 hr 10 mins
    ce, continuing education, dental, implants, laboratory, nerd, nobel biocare, podcast, technician, voices from the bench

    Elvis & Barb welcome John Wilson to the podcast! John is the owner of Sunrise Dental Laboratories and has been on the forefront of lab made implant restorations. John talks about his past, learning to say no, and finding a balance between life and lab. (hint: he's still working on it)

  • 185: "Avery"body Should Listen To David Avery

    October 11th, 2021  |  1 hr 7 mins
    amann girrbach, billy drake, consulting, dental, drake, laboratory, podcast, speaking, ss white, teaching, technician, voices from the bench

    David Avery finally joins the podcast for a wonderful conversation from the perspective of someone who has seen a lot over his career. Talking about working in-office, owning his own lab, managing a big operation, and teaching at dental schools. You could say he knows what he is talking about.

  • 184: Connecting Technicians and Labs with Andy Foster

    October 4th, 2021  |  58 mins 55 secs
    dental, denturist, employment, facebook, hiring, indeed, job posting, job seeking, laboratory, monster, podcast, resume, technician, voices from the bench

    Why is it so hard for good labs to find good technicians? Why is it hard for technicians to find good labs? One man is on a mission to change that. Andy Foster talks about creating a website dedicated to dental technicians and dental laboratories finding each other.

  • 183: The Emerick's Go To The Forum: Michael, Austin & Alex Emerick with Bernie Jaroslow

    September 27th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min
    bennett napier, dental, jill swafford, laboratory, lee culp, mark williamson, podcast, safelink, surgical guides, tay harvey, technician, voices from the bench, whitney mccarty

    Every year Whip Mix has the Digital Forum. A great meeting that puts the digital workflow on stage featuring some of the industry’s best speakers on the subject. Bernie Jaroslow comes on to talk about the upcoming event. Also joining is lab family Michael, Austin, and Alex Emerick who have never missed a year.

  • 182: Collaboration, Communication, and Caring with Eric Kukucka DD

    September 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 5 mins
    3shape, dental, george brown college, internship, ivotion denture, laboratory, milled, partial, patients, podcast, printed, scanners, technician, trios, voices from the bench

    This week brings us a progressive denturist out of Canada. Eric Kukucka has been speaking and sharing his love for removables for a long while. He talks about getting into denturism, getting into the digital workflow, and finding his passion on education.

  • 181: Giving Back with the Dental Lifeline Network and Hollie Stevenson

    September 13th, 2021  |  57 mins 31 secs
    dental, disabilities, donate, giving back, laboratory, medically fragile, nonprofit, podcast, state board, technician, veterans, voices from the bench, volunteer

    The ability to change lives is one of the most rewarding aspects of our industry. Now you can do even more. Hollie Stevenson from the Dental Lifeline Network comes on to talk about their program that improves the dental health of the less fortunate and how labs can help.

  • 180: Unfiltered with Daxton Grubb from R-Dent Dental Lab

    September 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins
    carbon, coffee, dental, digital dentures, enterprise rental, firstfit, graceland, laboratory, magic touch, podcast, sales, technician, voices from the bench, zahn

    Daxton Grubb from R-Dent Dental Lab comes on the podcast to talk about running a dental lab and all the fun that goes along with it. Telling it like it is, Daxton's world is full of hits and misses that we can all learn and grow from.

  • 179: LIVE at LOTM Part 3: Kelly Fincher, Hannah Fincher, & Tay Harvey

    August 30th, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins
    anaxdent, beer, box art, dental, gingival stain, instagram, lab day chicago, laboratory, nina, outside sales, podcast, portatour, step parents, technician, vision boards, voices from the bench

    We are back again at the first ever Ladies of the Mill Summit that happened back in July 2021 in Chattanooga, TN. This time we talk to Kelly & Hannah Fincher from Texas and Tay Harvey from Anaxdent USA.

  • 178: LIVE at LOTM Part 2: Mary Valentine, Emily Valentine, Sherri Weatherby, Cassandra Dombrowski, Mary Nosal

    August 23rd, 2021  |  53 mins 4 secs
    asiga, barn, dental, hand wax, kids, laboratory, louisville, management, michigan, nobel biocare, podcast, porcelain, procera, roland mill, technician, voices from the bench, whip mix

    We are back at the Ladies of the Mill Summit. This week we talk to mother/daughter team Mary and Emily Valentine, then from Whip Mix we chat with Sherri Weatherby and Cassandra Dombrowski, and then we wrap up the episode with Mary Nosal.