Destined to Tell His Story with Anas Afana

Episode 256 · February 20th, 2023 · 1 hr 4 mins

About this Episode

Be sure to come see ELVIS and BARB in the IVOCLAR Grand Ballroom AB during LMT Lab Day Chicago 2023
February 24 & 25

Be sure to stop by the Nowak Dental Supplies booth during Lab Day Chicago and tell them you are a fan of the podcast to get a special sticker only for the fans.

Be sure to come see Barb on stage and join a great association. The Cal-Lab meeting February 23 & 24 in Chicago!

We say there is a lack of the public knowing about dental laboratories. Thankfully we are slightly closer to the world knowing about us because a dental technician wrote the story of his life, and a big part of the book is dental laboratory technology. Anas Afana, from Ace Dental Studio in Omaha, Nebraska, comes on this week to talk about his life and eventually writing the book "DESTINED TO FAIL: A MEMOIR OF RESILIENCE". Anas talks about the interesting and unique way he was "forced" to learn dental technology in America, going through the DLT program, all the great stories from all the different labs, opening his own lab, and why he wrote the book.


Going to LMT Lab Day Chicago? Go see Anas at the Nowak Dental Supplies booth on Saturday to get a copy of the book and get it signed!!!

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The PS3 and PS5 are powered by the popular and intuitive DentalCAD software from Exocad. Whether you are looking for your first scanner, to upgrade or add to your existing scanners, the PrograScan may be the one for you.

Reach out to your friendly Ivoclar sales representative to select a scanner that matches the needs of your lab Today and tell them you heard about it on the podcast!

Does your lab use Magic Touch? If not, you should think about switching just so you can use icortica. Icortica is a program that uses all the data you already collect in Magic Touch and puts it in one easy to see, use, and understand dashboard. Look at every account and see trends, sales, notes, payments, and even remake percentages. Use the data you already have to take your lab and your customer service to the next level. Elvis uses it daily and swears it is a huge part to his success working at the lab. Head over to to learn more or send an email to Rob Nazzal at and tell him you heard about it on Voices From the Bench!