Voices from The Bench

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 94: It All Starts with an Impression: Jason Kiser from Kettenbach

    January 13th, 2020  |  53 mins 4 secs
    dental, impressions, laboratory, podcast, technician, voices from the bench, voices of dentistry

    We know that when it comes to good impressions material, technique, and tray matter a lot. This week Elvis and Barb talk to Jason Kiser, a rep from Kettenbach, who grew up and worked in a lab and understands the important role dental labs play in getting the right impression.

  • 93: From Lab to Argen to Lab : At the ECDL with Donnie Bridges and Joshua Fitzgerald

    January 6th, 2020  |  48 mins 2 secs
    dental, elvis presley, gc america, laboratory, lisi press, lmt lab day chicago, podcast, technician, vision 21, voices from the bench

    Elvis was at the Eastern Conference of Dental Laboratories and got to talk to Donnie Bridges CDT from Argen about lab life and life at Argen. Also joining him is Joshua Fitzgerald, a one person fix lab owner who talks about changing with the digital times.

  • Episode 92: The Tale of the Decade with Kamilla Siekierski CDT at LMT Lab Day East

    December 30th, 2019  |  58 mins 19 secs
    dental, kgb, laboratory, podcast, poland, sun laboratories, technician, voices from the bench

    We have a great episode to end 2019 with. Kamilla Siekierski CDT stops by during LMT Lab Day East to talk about learning dental technology in Communist Poland, coming to America, and becoming a well know technician, lab owner, and consultant.

  • Episode 91: Three for the Price of Amazing: Robert Gitman, Bruce Barrish, & Jeremy Wohlers from Lab Day East

    December 23rd, 2019  |  56 mins 4 secs
    cara printer, dental, james bond, lab day, laboratory, national dentex, podcast, technician, voices from the bench

    We have a jam-packed episode featuring three conversations we got while at LMT Lab Day East in Philidelphia. First up is Robert Gitman from NDX Thayer, then Bruce Barrish from Colonial Dental Lab, and Jeremy Wohlers from Kulzer. All talking about amazing things.

  • 90: Keeping It In The Family: Michael & Joe Young, Jane Hyatt, and Kristen Benitez

    December 16th, 2019  |  46 mins 16 secs
    dental, family, generation, lab day, laboratory, lmt, ortho, podcast, technician, voices from the bench

    While at LMT Lab Day East, Elvis and Barb sat down with two different families where the parent started the business and the child came in to keep it going and to take it digital. First, we talk to father and son Michael and Joe Young. Then we talk with mother and daughter Jane Hyatt and Kristen Benitez.

  • 89: Continuing the Journey to Denturism with Jeremiah Naas at LMT Lab Day East

    December 9th, 2019  |  41 mins 3 secs
    dental, denturist, laboratory, maine, partials, podcast, school, snow, technician, voices from the bench

    Elvis and Barb bring you the first of the many conversations we got while at LMT Lab Day East in Philadelphia. First up is past podcast guest Jeremiah Naas to update us on his and his family’s journey to become a denturist in Maine.

  • 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.