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.

  • 104: Talking About Dentist From Voices of Dentistry Part 1: Jordon Comstock, Craig Cody, Dr. Zak Allmand, and Renata Budny

    March 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 21 mins
    cdt, corvid-19, credit cards, dental, dental insurance, dentist, dlat, laboratory, podcast, taxes, technician, technology schools, texas, voices from the bench

    Episode 104 marks the 2nd year anniversary of the podcast! After an update about the COVID-19 and how it is affecting the Dental Laboratory Industry from Bennett Napier, we get to business as usual with three conversation we got to from the Voices of Dentistry. We talk to Jordon Comstock, Craig Cody, Dr. Zak Allmand, and because we talk to her every year, Renata Budny from LMT Lab Day Chicago.

  • Episode 103: You Blow My Mind, Hey Ricki!: Ricki Braswell on Leadership Training

    March 16th, 2020  |  1 hr 52 secs
    cdt, coronavirus, dental, dlat, laboratory, leadership, nadl, pankey, podcast, porcelain, technician, texas, voices from the bench

    Elvis and Barb are happy to bring you one of the upcoming featured speakers for the DLAT Conference & Expo. Ricki Braswell has gained a ton of experience as a co-executive director of the NADL and the past CEO of the Pankey Institute and now she shares it with dental laboratories.

  • Episode 102: Second Generation Lab Owners from Vision 21: Jesse Flor, Michael Farago, & Dory Sartoris

    March 9th, 2020  |  44 mins 9 secs
    cdt, dental, dlat, dso, laboratory, podcast, second generation, technician, texas, voices from the bench

    While at the Vision 21 meeting back in January, Elvis got to talk to three people who have taken over the labs their parents started. First up is Jesse Flor, who has a created a 100% digital lab and also owns a couple dental practices. Then from the Fireside Chat He talks to Michael Farago and Dory Sartoris who is running the lab from the perspective of people who have not worked at the bench.

  • 101: An Explosion of Talent from Vision 21 2020: Siegel, Killian, Albensi, Voss, Burris

    March 2nd, 2020  |  47 mins 27 secs
    cdt, dental, dlat, fundraising, laboratory, national dentex, podcast, technician, texas, voices from the bench

    Elvis and Barb bring you FIVE amazing conversations they got while at the Vision 21 meeting that took place in January in Las Vegas. They talk to Sean Siegel, Steve Killion CDT, Don Albensi, Heather Voss CDT, and CDT of the Year, Denise Burris. It's a star-studded line up from a star-studded event.

  • 100: The Husband, Father, and CEO: Anton Woolf From The Argen Corporation

    February 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    argen, dental, digital dentures, family, laboratory, podcast, technician, voices from the bench, zirconia

    Elvis & Barb celebrate the 100th episode of Voices From the Bench! They are excited to welcome Anton Woolf in a fantastic conversation about the history of Argen, having a family life, how the company became more than alloy supplier, and what Argen is working on for the future.

  • 99: A Path To Higher Learning With Denturism: Eugene Royzengurt

    February 17th, 2020  |  52 mins 57 secs
    cal-lab, chicago, dental, denturist, education, gc america, gradia, lab day, laboratory, podcast, technician, voices from the bench

    The last of the double-digit episodes brings on Eugene Royzengurt from Apple Dental Laboratory. Eugene is a wonderful technician and educator who's also going through the process to become a Denturist. We talk about the school and how he blends traditional with digital workflow.

  • 98: A Clear Vision on Ortho: Christopher Gajewski with the AOLP

    February 10th, 2020  |  53 mins 40 secs
    aolp, cdt, clear aligners, dental, dlat, invisalign, laboratory, orthodontics, podcast, technician, texas, voices from the bench

    Ortho Laboratories are a huge part of our industry, yet you never see much at conferences about them. Christopher Gajewski is trying to change that by educating technicians and the public. Starting the Association of Orthodontic Laboratory Professionals (AOLP) is the first and crucial step to bring everyone together.

  • 97: Educating Our Industry at Durham: Erin Popov, Jill Adams, & Greg Walton

    February 3rd, 2020  |  38 mins 57 secs
    argen, dental, education, laboratory, podcast, school, student, teacher, technician, voices from the bench

    While at the Eastern Conference of Dental Laboratories Elvis got a chance to talk to three people from the Durham Technical Community College that has a Dental Laboratory Technology program. First up is Erin Popov CDT, who is an instructor there, and Jill Adams who is a student. Then we got to talk to Greg Walton CDT who heads up the program. We talk all things education!

  • 96: A Stronk of Genius: Jeff Stronk and the Cal-Lab Meeting

    January 27th, 2020  |  58 mins 3 secs
    cal-lab, conversions, dental, foundation of dental laboratory technology, laboratory, meeting, nadl, open forum, peer, podcast, technician, voices from the bench

    Our industry is full of amazing people. People who are willing to do anything to help any lab or person. People that give back to our profession. This episode we talk to someone who has given a ton and who continues to give back by being the current Chairperson of the Cal-Lab Association. Jeff Stronk from Treasure Dental Studios came in the dental lab industry as a sales person and has help shape our industry what it is today.

  • 95: It Is Greener On The Other Side: Greg Martin CDT, TE from Renfert and Maurice “Mo” Whitlock, CDT from AmannGirrbach

    January 20th, 2020  |  41 mins 31 secs
    cdt, dental, laboratory, podcast, sales, technician, voices from the bench, voices of dentistry

    Episode 95 brings us two technicians turned vendor reps. While Elvis was at the Eastern Conference of Dental Laboratories back in November we got a chance to chat with Greg Martin CDT, TE from Renfert and then Maurice “Mo” Whitlock, CDT from AmannGirrbach

  • 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.