Lab Day Chicago 2024 Act 4 with Nichoel Burdge, Kay Fritze, Allison Cook, Jen Ludwig, Mike Claugherty, Scott Gallacher, & Dee Grimm

Episode 317 · April 22nd, 2024 · 1 hr 8 mins

About this Episode

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We are back to the episodes we got while in the Ivoclar Ballroom at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2024.

First up is a group of designers from Ziemek Dental Lab out of Washington State. What's cool is that only one for them actually works in the lab. Nichoel Burdge is the cad/cam manager and currently has 13 remote designers around the country. Joining her in Chicago is Kay Fritze from Michigan and Allison Cook from Nebraska. They all talk about the dynamic of having remote workers, communicating between themselves and the dentists, and staying disciplined when you can work in your pajamas.

Then we are joined once again by Jen Ludwig who talks about her new role at her new home, Renstrom Dental Studio. She's also joined by Mike Claugherty who has a unique story of being the only dental technician stuntman when he was used for the dental scenes in "A Serious Man". Check out the scene here:

We wrap up the episode with two technicians that have made the better articulator. Scott Gallacher & Dee Grimm from Black Diamond Innovations talk about their extensive history in the industry, why and how they made a better articulator, and how they keep in relevant with digital models.

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