Voices from The Bench

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 129: Family is the Gold Worth Refining: Leonard Hoffman from Aurident

    September 14th, 2020  |  53 mins 46 secs
    alloy, dental, intraoral, laboratory, milling, podcast, refining, reward points, scanner, technician, voices from the bench, zirconia

    Since 1974 Aurident has been providing dental labs materials with excellent customer service. As the industry changed, so did Aurident. Leonard Hoffman comes on to talk about taking over his family's business and staying relevant to the needs of the labs.

  • 128: Growing the Lab Through Burs: Greg Everett & Nick Alonge with Sierra Dental Tool

    September 7th, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins
    carbite, dental, diamond, laboratory, podcast, roland, technician, vhf, voices from the bench, weteamup

    Let's celebrate the unsung heroes of the dental lab. The burs! Joining the podcast is Greg Everett and Nick Alonge with Sierra Dental Tool. They come on to talk about how they manufacture a better bur and how they can be a resource to help your lab succeed.

  • 127: Puck It, Let's Mill Gold with Scott Mappin from Strategy Milling

    August 31st, 2020  |  1 hr 48 secs
    alloy, dental, full cast, gold, laboratory, mills, podcast, pucks, stl file, technician, voices from the bench

    While many restorations have taken over metal, the full cast crown is still one of the best restorations on the market. Scott Mappin from Strategy Milling comes on the podcast to talk about how a lab can still offer this type of crown and still keep their digital workflow. Down with casting. The rise of the milled crown.

  • 126: When Everything is in a Roe: B.J. Kowalski from Roe Dental Lab

    August 24th, 2020  |  53 mins 42 secs
    abutments, all-on-x, argen, cal lab, chairside, chrome, conversions, dental, implants, inventory control, laboratory, podcast, printed temporaries, technician, voices from the bench

    This week brings us B.J. Kowalski from Roe Dental Lab. B.J. talks about getting into the business, what's going on at Roe, guided surgery, implant part inventory, in-house dentist, an interesting chairside conversion "match" system, and so much more. It's a look into a very progressive dental lab.

  • 125: Paul, Paul The Science Guy: Paul Cascone from Argen Explains Zirconia

    August 17th, 2020  |  55 mins 5 secs
    alloys, atoms, dental, iron, laboratory, minerals, mining, oxidation, podcast, research, science, technician, voices from the bench

    Do you really know what Zirconia is? We just grab a puck and mill it. But do you know how it gets to your lab? Paul Cascone from Argen comes on the podcast to explain where it comes from and how it gets into your mill.

  • 124: Teeth and Taxes: R&D Credit with John Beasley & Tracy Lustyan from alliantgroup

    August 10th, 2020  |  59 mins 28 secs
    cdt, dental, development, laboratory, podcast, research, tax credit, technician, voices from the bench

    When it comes to exciting topics, every lab technician instantly thinks of taxes! No? Maybe some should. Hear how John Beasley from Classic Craft Dental Lab teamed up with Tracy Lustyan from the alliantgroup to get a bunch of tax credits towards things his lab was already doing.

  • 123: Learn. Educate. Unite. Digital Dental Craftsmen with Jeffry Tobon & Sander Polanco

    August 3rd, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    3shape, cdt, ce credit, ddc world booths, dental, denturist, dtg, exocad, laboratory, podcast, study group, technician, voices from the bench

    Jeffry Tobon & Sander Polanco came together to start a group for technicians to "Learn. Educate. Unite." Digital Dental Craftsmen is a movement that allows instructors to share their knowledge and members to grow together. Hear how they started the group, why they started DDC, and the exciting platform they are working on now.

  • 122: Hanging Out A Shingle for Denturism: Vallan Charron & Melissa Brulotte

    July 27th, 2020  |  54 mins 30 secs
    access to care, dental, denturism, denturist, grass roots, hybrid, laboratory, locator, over dentures, podcast, technician, voices from the bench

    Two Denturist from Washington State, Vallan Charron and Melissa Brulotte, come on the podcast to talk about the early days of getting Denturism recognized, how Denturism runs deep in their families, dealing with COVID, and how other states can start the path of getting it in their states.

  • 121: Failing Forward with Lou Azzara: CEO of Dental Services Group

    July 20th, 2020  |  56 mins 31 secs
    captek, dental, dso, laboratory, podcast, scanners, technician, voices from the bench

    Joining the podcast this week is the CEO of Dental Services Group, Lou Azzara. Lou comes on to talk about starting with Captek and then taking on a role of overseeing 40+ labs without forgetting the importance of the technician or the patient.

  • 120: You're Only As Good As Your People: Jim Caruso from Ottawa Dental Lab

    July 13th, 2020  |  1 hr 8 secs
    all on 4, cdt, chicago, conversions, dental, laboratory, podcast, south bend, surgical guides, technician, voices from the bench

    Third generation lab owner Jim Caruso from Ottawa Dental Lab comes on the podcast to talk about taking a single small town lab to a 4 labs - 2 states operation. Jim also tells us how he has structured the lab to encourage the technicians to succeed and expand their skills.

  • 119: An Alien To Believe In: Saro and Raffi Hatzakortzian from Alien Milling Technologies

    July 6th, 2020  |  51 mins 37 secs
    abutments, bars, copings, dental, design, free crown, laboratory, milling, podcast, printing, technician, vhf, voices from the bench

    It's tough to do everything your clients are wanting yourself. Of course we try, but sometimes labs need to partner up with company to help them provide it all. This episode we talk with Saro and Raffi Hatzakortzian from Alien Milling Technologies to find out all about life in a milling center.

  • 118: The Removable Kaizer of Connecticut: Jerry Kaizer CDT

    June 29th, 2020  |  1 hr 12 mins
    argen, dan elfring, dental, dentures, dsg, family, laboratory, partials, podcast, printed, technician, tribal knowlege, voices from the benc

    Jerry Kaizer is living the dream. Murray Kaizer is a removable lab in Connecticut that is on it's 3rd generation of family. Jerry talks about how he started in the lab, how they handled COVID, what they are doing now, and what Jerry's thoughts are on making sure the next generation understands the tribal knowledge of basic dental technology.

  • 117: Getting On Board with NBC & The Foundation: Dennis Urban, Sean Siegel, Shawn Nowak

    June 22nd, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    alaska, cdt, darby dental, dental, fundraising, gc america, laboratory, podcast, race for the future, technician, test, triathlon, voices from the bench

    This week, as we celebrate dental technicians all month, we talk to two organizations that are all about promoting and strengthening our industry. First up is Dennis Urban CDT who is the Chairperson of the National Board of Certification. Then we chat with Sean Siegel and Shawn Nowak who are on the board of the Foundation of Dental Laboratory Technology.

  • 116: Marching to a Beat of a Different Drum: Peter Pizzi

    June 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins
    cdt, covid-19, dental, don cornell, laboratory, michel magne, new york, podcast, technician, voices from the bench, willi geller

    We continue Dental Technician Appreciation Month with a great conversation we had with Peter Pizzi CDT. Peter talks about getting started in the industry, getting into public speaking, and his thoughts on what the industry should be doing to succeed. And of course more listener "thanks".

  • 115: Pure Gold From LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020 Part 6: Michael Thomas, Shannon Foscue, Judy Fishman, Jenny Abbott-Cole

    June 8th, 2020  |  59 mins 27 secs
    affordable dentures, dental, digital design, lab day, laboratory, management, podcast, technician, voices from the bench

    We are sad to say the conversations from LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020 are coming to a end. But we end it with a BANG! First up we chat with Michael Thomas and Shannon Foscue from Edge Dental Solutions. Then we chat with Judy Fishman and Jenny Abbott-Cole from LMT Communications.

  • 114: Pure Gold From LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020 Part 5: Tommy Rodgers, Dr. Mike Clark, Ionut Pitu, Joshua Fitzgerald

    June 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 13 mins
    amann girrbach, argen, dental, lab day, laboratory, mis, podcast, romania, technician, voices from the bench

    Happy June and Dental Technician appreciation month! We are back with more conversations from the Argen booth at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020. First up is Tommy Rodgers and Dr. Mike Clark. Then we talk to Ionut "Bob" Pitu from Romania. And we wrap it up with Joshua Fitzgerald.