Voices from The Bench

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 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.

  • 113: Pure Gold From LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020 Part 4: Bob Martin, Samuel Kenchanh, Gloria Brown, Jim Collis

    May 25th, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins
    bachelor degree, college, delivery drivers, dental, lab day, laboratory, lmt, podcast, teaching, technician, voices from the bench

    Another episode filled with conversations from the Argen booth at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020. After a update from Shawn Nowak of Nowak Dental Supplies, Elvis and Barb talked to two Dental Technology students, Bob Martin & Samuel Kenchanh. Then they chat with customer service expert Gloria Brown from Triad Dental Studios. And they wrap up this episode with a talk with all around great guy and dental technician Jim Collis.

  • 112: Giving Tax Credit Where Credit Is Due: Adam Herman and Doug Kolker from Mueller Prost

    May 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    appreciation, cdt, covid-19, dental, laboratory, podcast, ppe, research, tax credit, technician, voices from the bench

    First up is an update from Whip Mix with Pat Higgins about who they are dealing with the COVID-19 and supporting our industry. Then a conversation with Adam Herman and Doug Kolker from MuellerProst who talk about the R&E tax credit and lab recovery from the closing of dental offices.

  • 111: Pure Gold From LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020 Part 3: David Lindsay & Sam Wainwright

    May 11th, 2020  |  56 mins 25 secs
    affordable dentures, aspen, carbon, cdt, clear choice, dental, laboratory, podcast, resin, technician, voices from the bench

    Elvis and Barb are back in the Argen booth at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020. This episode they talk to David Lindsay about his journey that leads him to denturism. Then they are joined by Sam Wainwright from Formlabs to talk about the past, present, and future of this popular printer.

  • 110: Not Losing Any Sleep During Pandemic with Panthera Dental: Béatrice Robichaud & Kim Solomon

    May 4th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins
    bars, cdt, dental, implants, laboratory, master cup, podcast, quebec, technician, voices from the bench, williamson

    An epic tale of how Panthera Dental got started, how and why they got into sleep apnea appliances, and helping hospitals by printing and organizing PPE during the pandemic. Join us for a conversation with Béatrice Robichaud & Kim Solomon.

  • 109: Pure Gold From LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020 Part 2: Tiffany Prater, Heather Voss, Leon Hermanides

    April 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    band and loop, covid-19, dental, hawley retainer, heartland, laboratory, nadl, podcast, south africa, technician, voices from the bench, washington state

    We are back to LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020 at the Argen booth where we talked to dental assistant turned ortho lab owner, Tiffany Prater. Then past podcast guest Heather Voss stops by to bring Leon Hermanides to talk about adapting his lab to the ever-changing market. All this and a update from Bennett Napier and the COVID-19.

  • 108: Pure Gold From LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020 Part 1: Scott & Randi James and Fernando Catania

    April 20th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min
    argen, chicago, dental, lab day, laboratory, lmt, podcast, roland, spear, technician, voices from the bench

    After an update from Bennett Napier we take you back to a time where we could all get together and celebrate dental laboratories. LIVE from LMT Lab Day Chicago, we talk to Scott and Randi James from Renstrom Dental Lab and then Fernando Catania from DGSHAPE with the Roland mills.

  • 107: Smile Direct.... From Your Lab: Talking Clear Aligners with Dr. Amanda Wilson

    April 13th, 2020  |  49 mins 2 secs
    align, argen, clearcorrect, dental, invisalign, laboratory, podcast, smile direct club, technician, voices from the bench

    We all know that clear aligners are the "big topic" in our industry. Many labs are offering them to their doctors. But many labs that don't do ortho are looking to do them and don't know where to start. In this episode Elvis and Barb talk to Dr. Amanda Wilson from StraightSmile Solutions about a good way for labs to get into high demanded product.

  • 106: Talking About ROCKSTAR Assistants and Dentsply at Voices of Dentistry Part 3: Ronda Holman & Danny Vezmar

    April 6th, 2020  |  1 hr 17 mins
    cdt, cerec primemill, covid-19, dental, dental assistants, denturism, laboratory, lucitone digital print, podcast, technician, voices from the bench

    Back in January, Elvis and Barb traveled to Arizona to attend the Voices of Dentistry Summit. Along with a bunch of podcasts for dentist they got to talk to one about dental assistants. First up is Ronda Holman who is the co-host of the DA Rockstars Podcast. Then we talk to the newly appointed US Director of Marketing for the laboratory division of Dentsply Sirona, Danny Vezmar.

  • 105: Hi-LIGHTS From Voices of Dentistry Part 2: Dr. Mattison, Chris Felix, Kristin Jensen

    March 30th, 2020  |  1 hr 24 mins
    cdt, curing lights, dental, dentist, headlights, laboratory, podcast, spear, technician, voices from the bench

    We are back with more conversations from the Voices of Dentistry thanks to our good friends at Kettenbach. First up is Dr. Brad Mattison talking about Spear and working with different labs. Then we talk to Chris Felix telling us the remake might be due to a curing light and then Kristin Jensen who talks about lopes, lights, and microscopes.