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.

  • 206: Providing Clinical Solutions with Laboratory Services with Lauren Crowe

    March 7th, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins
    aspen, boxes, candy, crossfit, dental, dso, heartland, knight, lab day, laboratory, ladies of the mill, lmt, micromanaging, podcast, services, solutions, technician, training, voices from the bench, york

    One of the most important non-discussed aspects of dental laboratories is sales and marketing. This week Lauren Crowe from the Leixir group comes on to talk about the importance of selling your lab’s services to provide the solutions for success.

  • Episode 205: The Golden Grin of a Cheshire: Jay Goodman

    February 28th, 2022  |  1 hr 3 mins
    dental, diamonds, fangs, imposter syndrome, jewels, laboratory, metal sheet, podcast, shark, tattoos, technician, voices from the bench, wax

    This week we are joined by Jay Goodman, also known as The Cheshire's Grin. Jay makes "Grills" in Melbourne Australia and comes on the podcast to talk all about this unique and stylish type of "restoration" that has many people smiling of gold.

  • 204: Their Heart is Bigger Than Their Bark: Betty and Blake Barksdale

    February 21st, 2022  |  1 hr 3 mins
    axsys dental solutions, carbon, dan yoder, dental, digital dentures, family, furlough, laboratory, partials, podcast, technician, vesamill, vision, voices from the bench, wet milling

    Betty and Blake Barksdale from Barksdale Dental Lab come on the podcast to talk about the early days of the lab, how they put employees first, and how they use the power of sharing to be successful.

  • 203: Open Source Printing with Cory Lambertson and Asiga

    February 14th, 2022  |  57 mins 45 secs
    3d printing, 4k, curing, dental, jewelry, laboratory, led, lucitone, max, podcast, resins, technician, voices from the bench

    We've all heard of the Asiga printer and now it's time to find out more. Cory Lambertson has recently become the General Manager of Americas at Asiga and he tells us all about the printer from Australia.

  • 202: The Triathlete of Dental Implants: Paolo Lubrano MDT

    February 7th, 2022  |  59 mins 22 secs
    dental, fireball, foundation, gothic arch, in lab, laboratory, mcx5, mcxl, omnicam, podcast, primescan, real guide, swimming, technician, voices from the bench, zimmer

    This week Elvis and Barb talk to ex-dentist, triathlete, and implant wizard Paolo Lubrano who comes on the podcast to talk about his journey from clinician to dental technician.

  • 201: Finding Your Passion Though Practice with Dani Farago

    January 31st, 2022  |  1 hr 3 mins
    3 shape, canon, ceramics, dental, denturist, ivoclar, laboratory, macro lens, osaka ceramic training center, podcast, rdt, technician, voices from the bench

    This week we welcome Dani Farago to the podcast. Dani is a ceramist out of Toronto who works in her family's lab. She talks about going to the university for dental technology, learning the importance of quality control, traveling to Japan to continue her training, and perfecting photography to improve her work.

  • 200: On the Other Side of the Mic: Joe Young interviews Elvis and Barb

    January 24th, 2022  |  1 hr 1 min
    2nd generation, aacd, alan mead, cdt, dental, dental hacks, dogs, driver, edmonds, fireball, foster, laboratory, mark jackson, nadl university, packer, podcast, technician, voices from the bench

    Episode 200 brings a conversation with the hosts of the podcast, Elvis Dahl and Barb Warner. Joe Young, friend and fellow lab nerd, asks them the questions no one has been wondering. Find out all about the hosts and the history of the podcast with the usual amount of inappropriate humor.

  • 199: Never Stop Learnin' with Beth Brown

    January 17th, 2022  |  57 mins 53 secs
    cdt, dental, denturist, ear, eyes, implants, ivocap, ivoclar, laboratory, nhs, nipple, phd, podcast, suction dentures, technician, voices from the bench

    This week we welcome Beth Brown from the UK to the podcast. Beth is currently working on her master's degree in Dental Technology while working in a lab all while growing a community on Instagram.

  • 198: What? You can get a PhD in Dental Technology?: Hugo Sousa from Conversa à Bancada

    January 10th, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins
    ceramics, dental, guests, laboratory, nexus dental, osaka ceramic training school, pedro brito, podcast, porcelain, talking at the bench, technician, university egas moniz, voices from the bench

    This week we talk to a dental technician in the UK who has his own dental laboratory podcast in Portuguese. Hugo Sousa is a second-generation technician that after years of education in multiple countries is now going for his PhD in dental technology.

  • 197: Dentures in Ink: Ed Johnson and Dr. Dennis Johnson

    January 3rd, 2022  |  1 hr 4 mins
    chattering teeth, dental, flash, ink, instagram, laboratory, naperville, needles, podcast, technician, voices from the bench

    Do you have a dental related tattoo? Have you ever wanted one? This week we are joined by Ed Johnson, a tattoo artist famous for doing teeth and dentures. Joined by his dentist father, Dr. Dennis Johnson, Ed talks about getting into tattooing, the process of getting one, and what makes a good tattoo great. And yes.... it's all about teeth.

  • 196: The Pink Mullet of Dental Labs: Vicki Thomas & Carolynn Capps

    December 27th, 2021  |  53 mins 42 secs
    3shape, boushie, business cards, dedication, dental, dr. jessica emery, komet usa, laboratory, passion, pink, podcast, preat, smiles at sea, softball, technician, voices from the bench

    In a time when you hear of labs closing or being bought out, there are wonderful success stories in our industry. Carolynn Capps and Vicki Thomas opened their dream lab during the pandemic, made it as pink as possible, and created She Designs Dental Studios to reflect their own personalities.

  • 195: Whipping it up at Whip Mix Part 4: Patrick Strohkirch, Tom Houle, Nathan DiBiase, & Nathan Stainnack

    December 20th, 2021  |  57 mins 52 secs
    3d printing, artificial intelligence, cad cam, class, college, dental, laboratory, ney, panthera, podcast, pucks, software, technician, upload, voices from the bench, zahn, zirconia

    One last round of conversations from the Preat booth at the Whip Mix Digital Forum. We talk to Patrick Strohkirch from Oqton, Tom Houle from Whip Mix, and as a bonus, two students from Durham Technical College during the Eastern Conference of Dental Laboratories, Nathan DiBiase, & Nathan Stainnack.

  • 194: Whipping it up at Whip Mix Part 3: Rich Green & Husam Sahwil

    December 13th, 2021  |  1 hr 32 secs
    abutments, balls, beyond, dental, full arch, implants, iowa, laboratory, lebanon, podcast, puck, russia, screws, technician, voices from the bench, zirconia, zirconium

    Elvis & Barb are back at the Whip Mix Digital Forum from the Preat booth talking to Rich Green from B&D Dental Technologies and Husam Sahwil from DDS Dental Lab. Great conversations from a great event.

  • 193: Straight From the Mouth of Dandy with Kenn Butler

    December 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 4 mins
    dental, designers, hiring, intraoral scanners, ivoclar prime, katana, laboratory, partnerships, podcast, technician, trios, voices from the bench, work from home, zirconia

    This week we talk to Kenn Butler who is the Head of R&D at Dandy. Dandy is a company that has caused disruption to the dental lab industry and Kenn comes on to talk about the what, why, and how of Dandy.

  • 192: Whipping it up at Whip Mix Part 2: Whitney McCarty & Gene Peterson

    November 29th, 2021  |  57 mins 38 secs
    3shape, alloy, dental, era attachments, exocad, laboratory, mini implants, mor, od, pd, pic, podcast, roland mill, technician, voices from the bench, zirconia

    Back at the Preat booth from the Whip Mix Digital Forum, Elvis and Barb talk to Whitney McCarty, a digital technician from Midwest Dental Arts and Gene Peterson from Sterngold.

  • Whipping it up at Whip Mix Part 1: Anne Steinbock, Pat Higgins, and Bryce Hiller

    November 22nd, 2021  |  55 mins 46 secs
    bourbon, chemical, curing unit, dental, distillery, evident, kentucky, laboratory, medit, podcast, printer, resins, rumors, scanner, stone, technician, tour, van shoes, voices from the bench

    The Whip Mix Digital Forum is the must attend event every year and Elvis & Barb was there in October where they talked to folks from Whip Mix. This episode features the CEO, Anne Steinbock and from the Marketing and Development team Pat Higgins and Bryce Hiller.