Voices from The Bench

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Episode 41: Grab a Chair for the Chairperson: Interview with Jim Gorgol and Cal-Lab Part 2(VFTB41)

    January 7th, 2019  |  29 mins 33 secs
    cal-lab, dental, dental laboratory, dentist, podcast, technician, vision 21, voices from the bench

    As we embark on a new year we are joined once again by Jim Gorgol, CDT talking about the Cal-Lab Association. This amazing meeting organized by a great group of board members every February is worth your interest.

  • Episode 40: Grab a Chair for the Chairperson: Interview with Jim Gorgol and Cal-Lab Part 1(VFTB40)

    December 31st, 2018  |  31 mins 25 secs
    cal-lab, dental, dental laboratory, dentist, podcast, technician, vision 21, voices from the bench

    Elvis and Barb end 2018 with an All-Star guest. Jim Gorgol, CDT from Distinctive Dental Studio and current Chairperson of the Cal-Lab Association shares how a series of "not too bright" decisions has turned him into one of the most well-respected leaders in our industry.

  • Episode 39: The Art of Working Together- A Conversation with Alex and Danielle Wünsche Part 2 (VFTB39)

    December 24th, 2018  |  28 mins 26 secs
    dental, dental laboratory, dentist, podcast, technician, vision 21, voices from the bench, voices of dentistry, zahntechnique

    It’s like a bad version of Home Alone as Barb lets Elvis go solo on this Christmas Eve 2018 episode. He welcomes back to the show Alex and Danielle Wünsche to talk more about how they work together to run a successful boutique lab in Miami.

  • Episode 38: The Art of Working Together- A Conversation with Alex and Danielle Wünsche Part 1 (VFTB38)

    December 17th, 2018  |  35 mins 13 secs
    dental, dental laboratory, dentist, podcast, technician, vision 21, voices from the bench, zahntechnique

    Joining us this week is an amazing couple that run a boutique lab in Miami. Alex and Danielle Wünsche have found a way to succeed at both working tougher and living together. The secret seems to be having hobbies outside of the industry that you can do together and apart.

  • Episode 37: The Power of Positive Involvement: Bennett Napier and Bob Savage Talk About the NADL Part 2 (VFTB37)

    December 10th, 2018  |  28 mins 39 secs
    dental, dental laboratory, dentist, foundation, nadl, nbc, podcast, technician, vision 21, voices from the bench

    We continue with Bennett Napier and Bob Savage talking about getting involved with the NADL, signing up for the NADL University, and Vision 21 meeting. The importance of being involved in the industry is as important as being involved in your own lab. Join us for part 2 of this great conversation. #strongertogether

  • Episode 36: The Power of Positive Involvement: Bennett Napier and Bob Savage Talk About the NADL Part 1 (VFTB36)

    December 3rd, 2018  |  29 mins 49 secs
    dental, dental laboratory, dentist, foundation, nadl, nbc, podcast, technician, vision 21, voices from the bench

    A talented group of volunteers donate their time to help our industry succeed by participating on the NADL, NBC, and the Foundation. Bennett Napier is the one who helps guide the board’s decisions to do the best good. Bob Savage is the 2018 NADL President who has offered his services and talent to help strengthen our industry during his time on the board. This week they talk about how they got in to our industry and all the great things the NADL does and why they do it.

  • Episode 35: Data Worthy of Every Lab: An Interview with John Schwartz and Trevor Willenberg from LabWorthy Part 2 (VFTB35)

    November 26th, 2018  |  31 mins 54 secs
    data, dental laboratory, dentist, marketing, podcast, technician, turnover, voices from the bench

    Join us for part 2 of the conversation we had with LabWorthy. John Schwartz and Trevor Willenberg get into some obvious and not so obvious trends they see in the dental laboratory industry. Hint, It’s not always about price.

  • Episode 34: Data Worthy of Every Lab: An Interview with John Schwartz and Trevor Willenberg from LabWorthy Part 1 (VFTB34)

    November 19th, 2018  |  34 mins
    data, dental laboratory, dentist, marketing, podcast, technician, turnover, voices from the bench

    Two gentlemen from LabWorthy, John Schwartz and Trevor Willenberg, sit down with Elvis and Barb to discuss a method of collecting data from your current client base to see what how a lab can improve and compare to industry trends.

  • Episode 33: A Better State of Mind: A Roundtable Conversation About State Regulation Part 2 (VFTB33)

    November 12th, 2018  |  33 mins 11 secs
    dental, dental laboratory, dentist, florida, ohio, podcast, state association, technician, voices from the bench, washington state

    We continue the Roundtable with Tim Stevenson CDT, President of the Florida Dental Laboratory Association, Chris Delarm CDT, President of the Washington State Dental Laboratory Association, and Lonni Thompson CDT, President of the Ohio Dental Laboratory discussing the struggles of getting a state regulated.

  • Episode 32: A Better State of Mind: A Roundtable Conversation About State Regulation Part 1 (VFTB32)

    November 5th, 2018  |  32 mins 29 secs
    dental, dental laboratory, dentist, florida, ohio, podcast, state association, technician, voices from the bench, washington state

    We are finally back to the Roundtable conversation. Joining Elvis are Tim Stevenson CDT, President of the Florida Dental Laboratory Association, Chris Delarm CDT, President of the Washington State Dental Laboratory Association, and Lonni Thompson CDT, President of the Ohio Dental Laboratory Association talking about their states and where they are at in continuing or getting them regulated.

  • Episode 31: The Framework To a Family That Works Together: A conversation with the Naas Family Part 2 (VFTB31)

    October 29th, 2018  |  32 mins 48 secs
    dental, dental laboratory, dentist, framework, inverness, podcast, removable, rpd, technician, voices from the bench

    We continue our conversation with Jeremiah CDT,DTG and Amanda Naas from Inverness Dental Arts. This married couple (with kids) have created a successful removable lab specializing in RPD frameworks. Jeremiah is so good at it that he speaks publicly at conventions. But this family still desires more and has started the long and rewarding process of becoming a denturist.

  • Episode 30: The Framework To a Family That Works Together: A conversation with the Naas Family Part 1 (VFTB30)

    October 22nd, 2018  |  32 mins 10 secs
    dental, dental laboratory, dentist, framework, inverness, podcast, removable, rpd, technician, voices from the bench

    We are joined by the owners of Inverness Dental Arts in Florida. Jeremiah and Amanda Naas (Naas Incorporated!) are a husband and wife team killing it in the removable laboratory business. This couple/team have built up their lab to be a leader with RPD frameworks. Owning a higher-end removable lab has allowed them to grow together and find a balance of work and home. Join us as we talk to one of the coolest couples in our industry.

  • Episode 29: By The Grace of Dental Marketing : Interview with Grace Rizza of Identity Dental Marketing (VFTB29)

    October 15th, 2018  |  31 mins 38 secs
    dental, dental laboratory, identity dental, marketing, podcast, technician, voices from the bench

    Elvis is joined by Grace Rizza, Founder and CEO of Identity Dental Marketing, talking about the dental laboratories’ role in dentist marketing to patients. Grace and her team work with dentist and their staff to help them better market their practice. Does that also work for dental laboratories? Is there some way we can all work together to accomplish a common goal?

  • Episode 28: Let's Get Digital with Removable Workflows: Interview with Robert Kreyer, CDT and Yulia Gafurov, CDT Part 2 (VFTB28)

    October 8th, 2018  |  35 mins 58 secs
    avadent, dental, dental laboratory, dentgnostix, dentist, denture, digital, podcast, removable, technician, voices from the bench

    We continue last week’s interview with Robert Kreyer, CDT and Yulia Gafurov, CDT from Dentgnostix about integrating digital in the removable workflow. Plus, they speak on the differences between the United States and other countries regarding dental technology.

  • Episode 27: Let's Get Digital with Removable Workflows: Interview with Robert Kreyer, CDT and Yulia Gafurov, CDT Part 1 (VFTB27)

    October 1st, 2018  |  33 mins 4 secs
    avadent, dental, dental laboratory, dentgnostix, dentist, denture, digital, podcast, removable, technician, voices from the bench

    Elvis and Barb kick off a brand new interview about the digital transformation of denture workflows with Robert Kreyer, CDT and Yulia Gafurov, CDT from Dentgnostix in Danville California. Both come from traditional backgrounds and both believe that the digital workflow is the future of removable restorations.

  • Episode 26: Breathe Easy: A Chat About the Air Quality in Dental Laboratories Part 2 (VFTB26)

    September 24th, 2018  |  31 mins 33 secs
    aeramax, air quality, dental, dental laboratory, dentist, fellowes, podcast, technician, voices from the bench

    On our half a year anniversary, we continue a conversation about cleaning up the air in dental laboratories. Tad, Blake, and Mike talk about the specifics of how this little box can have your breathing easier in a cleaner environment.