Live, Not Live From the DLAT Part 2: Larry Mercadel & Scott McGaha

Episode 138 · November 16th, 2020 · 57 mins 11 secs

About this Episode

What do you do when you can't travel to see friends? You do the next best thing. The Dental Laboratory Association of Texas held their annual conference in October this year. While Elvis and Barb wanted to be there, they couldn't. So the good people at Argen set up a computer and microphone at their booth and got people from the event to sit down and do the next best thing we are calling "Live, Not Live" from the Argen booth at the DLAT. Up first we talk with Larry Mercadel CDT. He's retired from the Air Force and he's retired from the bench and loving every minute of it. Still passionate for the industry and the DLAT, Larry is there to learn, mingle, and help the show run. Next up is Scott McGaha, owner of Precision Ortho, who comes on to talk about his lab, how he got started, what they do, and adapting with new technology. Great times from the Argen booth at the DLAT.

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