Lab Day Chicago 2024 Act 1 with Michael Wandling, Vinod Dudhat, Brian Johns, and Rob Fletcher

Episode 313 · March 25th, 2024 · 1 hr 18 mins

About this Episode

Want to go on the ULTIMATE exocad vacation? Endless fun, epic weather, amazing food, exotic culture, and two days all about the greatest software in dental, exocad. Join Elvis and Barb on May 9 and 10 on the beautiful Spanish island of Mallorca. It's called exocad Insights 2024 and it's full of amazing speakers, great breakout sessions, evening events, and attendees from all over the world. Don't wait, register today at and use the code VFTB15 to save 15% off the fee. We will see you there!

On June 9 & 10, Voices From the Bench will be back at the Florida Dental Lab Association Symposium that's to the wonderful people at Jensen Dental. Be sure to check out FDLA.NET to see the line up and to register.

This week we start the conversations that we recorded in the Ivoclar Ballroom during Lab Day Chicago 2024. This week brings us:

  • Michael Wandling from Summit-Horizon Dental Lab talking about writing the question for the CDT tests and working on getting enough CDTs to become a Master CDT.

  • Vinod Dudhat tells the story of changing careers after coming to America from India and opening American Dental Designs that sees the value of offering education to dentists.

  • Brian Johns, who was a fixed technician that wanted to add removable to his lab Spectrum Dental Science. Thanks to Ivoclar, Ivotion, and the PM7, Brian was able to bring in digital dentures and eventually full arch fixed hybrids.

  • Rob Fletcher loves lean manufacturing. Starting in the automotive industry, Rob was recruited to bring lean manufacturing to Knight Dental and is now bringing it to Bayshore Dental Studio. Rob explains the process and how labs can eliminate waste and increase productivity.

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Join Elvis & Barb as Voices From the Bench goes international! On May 9th and 10th, the podcast will be recording at on the beautiful Spanish island of Mallorca.

This is a fantastic educational event for all of you in the lab industry – and your clinical colleagues!

The international speaker line-up is top-notch.

There will be: keynote presentations from master dental technicians, digital experts, implant surgeons, lab owners, and more!

Exocad’s software experts will run hands-on sessions so you can get to know the latest releases…including DentalCAD 3.2 Elefsina…which was released recently.

Techs…. Do you have a problem with a design? Just bring your stl file and let the Application Specialists take a look at it.

Check out to see the AMAZING line up of speakers and to register. Use promo code VFTB15 to save 15% off registration to what will be one of the greatest events of the year.

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