Voices from The Bench

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

88 episodes of Voices from The Bench since the first episode, which aired on April 1st, 2018.

  • 88: Digital Passion: Sevan Pulurian & Chelsey Phillips at the Whip Mix Digital Forum

    December 2nd, 2019  |  49 mins 29 secs
    3shape, dental, facebook, laboratory, linkedin, podcast, technician, voices from the bench, whip mix

    We wrap up the great conversations Elvis had the Whip Mix Digital Forum in Louisville, Kentucky. First up is Sevan Pulurian who gives us some tricks and tips he has learned as the 3Shape Specialist at Pacific Dental. Then we talk with Chelsey Phillips, who not only help organize the event but is the Digital Marketing Specialist for Whip Mix and she shares some tips for labs.

  • 87: Vision 21 2020 Preview Extravaganza with Megan Nakanishi, Joseph Apap CDT, MDT, and Shawna Suckow

    November 25th, 2019  |  58 mins 23 secs
    dental, laboratory, las vegas, meeting, podcast, president, technician, vision 21, voices from the bench

    Every year the NADL puts on one of the best business management meeting of the year. On January 16-18, 2020 in Las Vegas this event is turning out to be the best one yet. Elvis and Barb talk to three of the presenters that will be there, Megan Nakanishi, Joseph Apap CDT, MDT, and Shawna Suckow, all talking about what they will be covering on stage.

  • 86: Keeping Education Clear and Straight with Allie and Mark Williamson CDTs & Reed Nunnally

    November 18th, 2019  |  53 mins 8 secs
    clear aligners, dental, education, kentucky, laboratory, married, podcast, technician, voices from the bench, whip mix

    We are back with a new episode featuring more episodes from the Whip Mix Digital Forum. First up is wife and husband team, Allie and Mark Williamson CDTs who talk about the amazing education they are providing at Ottawa Dental Lab. And then we are joined by CEO of Derby Dental Lab, Reed Nunnally, who talks about taking over for his dad and how they are a leader in clear aligners.

  • Episode 85: Denture Dan & The Twins: Dan Elfring, Elise Holasek, and Anita Cranford at the Whip Mix Digital Forum

    November 11th, 2019  |  46 mins 45 secs
    delivery driver, dental, family, in-office, laboratory, overdenture, podcast, technician, voices from the bench, whip mix

    Elvis comes at you solo and LIVE from the exhibit hall of the ECDL floor. But he brings you two fantastic interviews he got while at the Whip Mix Digital Forum. First up there is Denture Dan Elfring who talks about his career and what he is doing now. Then Elvis is joined by two ladies that started off as delivery drivers and now own a lab. Did we mention they are twins?

  • Episode 84: A Technician & Prosthodontist Walk into a Bar: Bart Hyde CDT & Dr. Brandon Stapleton at Whip Mix Digital Forum

    November 4th, 2019  |  40 mins 8 secs
    dental, distance, high end, laboratory, overdenture, podcast, prosthodontist, technician, voices from the bench

    Joining Elvis from the 2019 Whip Mix Digital Forum is Bart Hyde CDT, DTG from Hyde Dental Prosthetics in Nevada and Prosthodontist Dr. Brandon Stapleton from iDENTity Dental Studio in Kentucky. These two spoke at the event together and they sat down to talk about how they connected, using technology to work together, and producing beautiful dentures.

  • Episode 83: From the DS Lab Marketing Summit Part 2: Dillon Guppta and Sasha Der Avanessian

    October 28th, 2019  |  56 mins 13 secs
    dental, dentsply, denturist, emotion, laboratory, marketing, podcast, sirona, technician, voices from the bench

    Two more interviews that Elvis got while speaking and recording at the 2019 DS Lab Marketing Summit. He was joined by a fascinating Denturist from Canada, Dillon Guppta, who is also running a commercial lab. Then he is joined by the CEO of Harvest, Sasha Der Avanessian, who has taken marketing to a whole new level that will make you re-think how you sell a product.

  • 82: From the DS Lab Marketing Summit Part 1: Jesus Romero, Jeffrey Noles, David Durling, and Leroy Kong

    October 21st, 2019  |  40 mins 46 secs
    cerec, dental, dentsply, laboratory, marketing, podcast, sirona, software, technician, voices from the bench

    When Elvis got invited to speak at the 2019 Dentsply Sirona Marketing Summit, he got some amazing interviews. This week brings you the first two from that event. Jesus Romero talking about working with Cerec doctors and the guys from the lab production software LabStar, CEO Jeff Noles, David Durling, and Leroy Kong.

  • Episode 81: It's Knott Your Average Story with Jessica Knott Part 2

    October 14th, 2019  |  43 mins 3 secs
    3d printing, air force, dental, department of defense, lab day, laboratory, lmt, philadelphia, podcast, technician, voices from the bench

    Elvis and Barb take a break from recording at LMT Lab Day East to put together the rest of the conversation we had with Jessica Knott. Jessica has already told us about her experiences in the Air Force work in dental technology, but now she explains about her transition into a civilian, private owned dental lab, her plans for the future, and where she thinks 3D printing is going in our industry.

  • 80: It's Knott Your Average Story with Jessica Knott Part 1

    October 7th, 2019  |  41 mins 48 secs
    3d printing, air force, dental, department of defense, laboratory, podcast, technician, voices from the bench

    A brand new interview starts today with Jessica Knott. Jessica went through the Air Force dental laboratory technology program and she joins us to talk about her experiences and how it has turned into a life-long passion.

  • Episode 79: Making A Dent in Illinois with Denturism: Katie Rinaldo Part 2

    September 30th, 2019  |  33 mins 29 secs
    additive, dental, denturism, denturist, digital forum, lab day, lab day east, laboratory, lmt, podcast, printer, technician, voices from the bench

    We are back with part 2 of our conversation with removable technician turned law changer, Katie Rinaldo. She tells us more about how and why she is trying to make denturism legal in Illinois and what you can do to help.

  • 78: Making A Dent in Illinois with Denturism: Katie Rinaldo Part 1

    September 23rd, 2019  |  35 mins 20 secs
    dental, denturism, denturist, grassroots, illinois, laboratory, passion, podcast, technician, voices from the bench

    We start a new two-part interview with someone who is still in the early stages of a grassroots campaign to make a positive change in her state of Illinois. Katie Rinaldo is a removable technician who is passionate about making denturism legal. With no legal background or sponsors, Katie tells Elvis and Barb the reason for taking on the challenge and how she’s going about it.

  • Episode 77: A Carbon Copy of No One: Brian Ganey from Carbon Part 2

    September 16th, 2019  |  34 mins 55 secs
    additive, carbon, dental, digital forum, lab day, lab day east, laboratory, lmt, podcast, printer, public speaking, technician, the eastern conference of dental laboratories, voices from the bench

    We are back with Brian Ganey from Carbon. As we get into part 2 of the wonderful interview Brian talks more about the features of a Carbon printer, what a lab needs to do to get a Carbon, and the future of Carbon printers and 3D printing in our industry.

  • Episode 76: A Carbon Copy of No One: Brian Ganey from Carbon Part 1

    September 9th, 2019  |  37 mins 14 secs
    additive, carbon, dental, digital forum, lab day, lab day east, laboratory, lmt, podcast, printer, technician, voices from the bench

    We are joined by the general manager of the oral health division from Carbon. You know, the company that makes the 3d printers everyone in our industry is talking about. Brian Ganey talks about how Carbon got started, what the printer is all about, and what other amazing things this printer is printing all over the world.

  • 75: A Digital Solution in Dental: Pete Villhard and Roy Banwell of Digital Dental Part 2

    September 2nd, 2019  |  36 mins 6 secs
    dental, dental mills, full arch, hybrids, laboratory, nanoceramic, podcast, race for the future, technician, voices from the bench, whip mix

    We are back with part 2 of our conversation with the CEO of Digital Dental, Pete Villhard & Product Specialist, Roy Banwell. They get into more detail about Crystal Ultra, how to get started, and milling abutments in your own lab.

  • 74: A Digital Solution in Dental: Pete Villhard and Roy Banwell of Digital Dental Part 1

    August 26th, 2019  |  34 mins 22 secs
    dental, dental mills, full arch, hybrids, laboratory, nanoceramic, podcast, technician, voices from the bench

    This week brings us part 1 of a new interview with the CEO of Digital Dental, Pete Villhard & Product Specialist, Roy Banwell. Digital Dental is the only US manufacturer of milling machines and the company that is disrupting full arch zirconia restorations.

  • 73: Whipping Out The Digital and Mixing It Up: Bernie Jaroslow and Al Fillastre Part 2

    August 19th, 2019  |  35 mins 46 secs
    dental, digital, forum, laboratory, mills, occlusion, podcast, technician, voices from the bench, whip mix, workflow

    We are back with part 2 talking about the 8th annual Whip Mix Digital Forum with Bernie Jaroslow and Al Fillastre. We get into more about the event, the speakers, and the topics. Al tells us that you need to remember the basics in this world of digital.