Voices from The Bench

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 222: Shaping the Future of the Dental Industry with Rune Fisker and 3Shape

    June 27th, 2022  |  1 hr 5 mins
    abutments, ai, appreciation, argen, copings, dental, glidewell, hearing aids, laboratory, podcast, procera, scanner, study group, technician, thanks, trios, voices from the bench, zahn

    There are a handful of different design software in our industry, but the biggest has got to be 3shape. (Start the debate here) Rune Fisker has been on the team since the beginning and has seen digital dentistry change and grow. Rune talks about the past, present, and future of all things 3shape.

  • Episode 221: The Excalibur of Teeth: Craig Holland, CJ Holland, and Dr. Wendy Clark

    June 20th, 2022  |  1 hr 10 mins
    3shape, blender for dental, carbon, dental, education, exocad, ivoclar, laboratory, margins, merlin, milling, podcast, printing, stl files, students, technician, voices from the bench

    The Lab: 3 Point Dental Studio. The School: University of North Carolina. The Software: Excalibur. Craig and CJ Holland are two technicians that coded a dental design software that Dr. Wendy Clark was able to use to teach the students anatomy and partial design. Now the software is available for everyone. FOR FREE.

  • 220: Being a Disruptive Unicorn in Dental Technology with Nicole Jackson

    June 13th, 2022  |  1 hr 15 mins
    3shape, argen, cad, dental, education, educator of the year, laboratory, lmt alien milling, matc, new art dental lab, podcast, removables, school, technician, vision 21, voices from the bench, workflow production

    This week we welcome Nicole Jackson to the podcast. Nicole is the Lead faculty and program chair of the dental technician program at Milwaukee Area Technical College. After completing the program herself and changing a few labs for the better, Nicole goes back to the school to train the next generation of technicians.

  • 219: The Maine Event with Denturists Patrick Allen, Austin Carbone, & Ashley Soucy

    June 6th, 2022  |  1 hr 2 mins
    air force, american denturist school, canada, dental, denturist, education, externship, george brown college, laboratory, legal, legislative, maine, mentorship, podcast, portland, technician, voices from the bench

    This week is all about Denturist in Maine. Patrick Allen is back on the podcast to discuss the industry and is joined by long-timer Denturist Austin Carbone and newly graduated Denturist Ashley Soucy.

  • 218: The Mouse is Mightier than the Sword with Minh Tran

    May 30th, 2022  |  1 hr 3 mins
    3shape, cad, canada, core3d, dental, e.max, ivoclar, laboratory, podcast, rdt, sales, speaking, szara, technician, tippett, voices from the bench, youtube

    We had the extreme pleasure of having Minh Tran on the podcast. Minh is a dental technician in Canada who is passionate about sharing knowledge and helping other technicians succeed. Great conversation and make sure you follow him at Dental Tech Tips.

  • 217: Making America Smile, One Lab at a Time with Keith Crittenden

    May 23rd, 2022  |  1 hr 5 mins
    artistic, commission, dental, internet, laboratory, mailers, marketing, milling, one voice, podcast, postcards, pricing, supplies, technician, trade school, voices from the bench, website, zirconia

    This week we talk to Keith Crittenden, the man behind AmericaSmiles. But behind the man is a great story of a lab owner finding a way to help his clients succeed so his lab could succeed. He comes on to shares his knowledge to other labs.

  • 216: Finally Live, Live, Live From Texas with Kevin Dillon, Lance Dowdle, & Samantha Grayson

    May 16th, 2022  |  1 hr 7 mins
    board, cade, canada, cdt test, clear aligners, dental, desktop metal, einstein, envisiontec, flexcara, implants, laboratory, ortho, podcast, processor, technician, ugly stepchild, voices from the bench, voting

    We bring more amazing conversations from the Preat booth at this year's DLAT conference. This week we feature Kevin Dillon, Lance Dowdle, & Samantha Grayson

  • 215: Finally Live, Live From Texas with Wade Davenport, Richard Wills, & AJ Sheek

    May 9th, 2022  |  1 hr 8 mins
    3rd generation, board members, ceramics, dental, family, giving back, laboratory, membership, origin b&d, passion, peter pizzi, podcast, president, production, r&d credit, tax savings, technician, tradeshows, vendors, vita, voices from the bench

    We are so happy to be back in Texas (physically) at the DLAT conference. This episode we talk to Wade Davenport, Richard Wills, and AJ Sheek.

  • 214: A *Bleeping* Dental Technician From *Bleeping* Finland: Sandra Puurits

    May 2nd, 2022  |  58 mins 35 secs
    apprenticeship, archery, arrow, beer, bow, carpentry, dental, estonia, fencing, justin, laboratory, mrawwesome, podcast, technician, tradeshows, university, vita, vivadent, voices from the bench, woodworking

    We welcome accident prone, foul mouthed, and talented removable technician from Finland, Sandra Puurits. Sandra talks about education through apprenticeship, her life in the lab, plans for the future, and of course archery.

  • 213: Digging Deep into Dentures with Deepa Bharakhda

    April 25th, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins
    anaxdent, blending, cdt, dental, dentures, india, ivoclar, laboratory, lmt, milk delivery, patients, podcast, preat, removables, technician, teeth, voices from the bench, wax

    This week we talk to passionate and enthusiastic removable technician Deepa Bharakhda from the UK. Deepa talks about learning the craft, working directly with patients, finding her dream lab, and art of using composites to create natural looking dentures.

  • 212: From Steel Bars to Titanium Bars with Kelly Weliky

    April 18th, 2022  |  59 mins 54 secs
    air force manual, all on 4, dental, exocad, family, foundation, justin, laboratory, ladies of the mill, locked up, mentorship, mindset, mrawwesome, podcast, prison, speaking, technician, voices from the bench

    Success usually comes from hard work and dedication. After her life took a sharp turn, Kelly Weliky took an opportunity to learn dental technology. After some great mentorship and support from family, Kelly now owns her own removable lab and is giving back to an industry that has given her so much.

  • 211: The Buzz around The Hive with Emily & Eleanor Pittard

    April 11th, 2022  |  1 hr 5 mins
    administration, award, bees, dental, dental nurse, dentures, ecofriendly, fix, giving back, laboratory, marketing, pfm, podcast, removable, technician, van, voices from the bench, zirconia

    This week is a conversation with The Hive. That's right, an amazing laboratory owned by Emily & Eleanor Pittard in the UK. They talk about creating The Hive, being able to see patients, winning awards, and giving back.

  • 210: Back at LMT Lab Day Chicago Part 2: Randi & Scott James, Lorene Flores, Jennifer Cowherd

    April 4th, 2022  |  59 mins 10 secs
    argen, beaches, cold, costa rica, dental, faculty, florida, laboratory, ladies of the mill, podcast, snow, speaking, students, surgical guides, technician, voices from the bench

    We are back with more fantastic conversation from the Preat booth at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2022! This week we talk to Randi & Scott James, Lorene Flores, and Jennifer Cowherd.

  • 209: Back at LMT Lab Day Chicago Part 1: Christina & Brian Heaslip, Katie Boteler, and Jonathan Thompson

    March 28th, 2022  |  58 mins 37 secs
    automation, blind date, burs, cam, dental, dentures, digital, dipping, family, instagram, laboratory, milling, podcast, pre-sinter staining, processing, removables, technician, voices from the bench

    We are so happy that lab conventions are back and this week we bring you three conversations that happened during the 2022 LMT Lab Day Chicago show from the Preat booth. Joining us is Christina & Brian Heaslip, Katie Boteler, and Jonathan Thompson.

  • 208: Providing an Opportunity of Education with Renata Budny and Jamie Rubin

    March 21st, 2022  |  1 hr 7 mins
    3shape, anatomy, ceramist, coda, dental, dental wings, education, laboratory, manhattan, morphology, occlusion, podcast, roland mills, teaching, technician, voices from the bench

    We celebrate our 4th year of the podcast by bringing back the very first guest Renata Budny from the Dental Technology program at New York City College of Technology. She is joined by past student turned professor, Jamie Rubin.

  • 207: Lab Life is a Journey with Dennis Kalashnik CDT

    March 14th, 2022  |  1 hr 58 secs
    all on x, all-on-4, conversions, dental, dental wings, dentures, full arch, immediate load, implants, laboratory, partials, passion, pic system, podcast, technician, voices from the bench, zirconia

    This week is a wonderful conversation with Dennis Kalashnik, who talks about his journey in dental technology. From clinical, to prisons, to family labs, to working by himself, Dennis has been on a career long path that has led him to chairside full arch implant laboratory work.