Voices from The Bench

A Dental Laboratory Podcast

About the show

A weekly podcast dedicated to the dental laboratory industry

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Episodes

  • 124: Teeth and Taxes: R&D Credit with John Beasley & Tracy Lustyan from alliantgroup

    August 10th, 2020  |  59 mins 28 secs
    cdt, dental, development, laboratory, podcast, research, tax credit, technician, voices from the bench

    When it comes to exciting topics, every lab technician instantly thinks of taxes! No? Maybe some should. Hear how John Beasley from Classic Craft Dental Lab teamed up with Tracy Lustyan from the alliantgroup to get a bunch of tax credits towards things his lab was already doing.

  • 123: Learn. Educate. Unite. Digital Dental Craftsmen with Jeffry Tobon & Sander Polanco

    August 3rd, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    3shape, cdt, ce credit, ddc world booths, dental, denturist, dtg, exocad, laboratory, podcast, study group, technician, voices from the bench

    Jeffry Tobon & Sander Polanco came together to start a group for technicians to "Learn. Educate. Unite." Digital Dental Craftsmen is a movement that allows instructors to share their knowledge and members to grow together. Hear how they started the group, why they started DDC, and the exciting platform they are working on now.

  • 122: Hanging Out A Shingle for Denturism: Vallan Charron & Melissa Brulotte

    July 27th, 2020  |  54 mins 30 secs
    access to care, dental, denturism, denturist, grass roots, hybrid, laboratory, locator, over dentures, podcast, technician, voices from the bench

    Two Denturist from Washington State, Vallan Charron and Melissa Brulotte, come on the podcast to talk about the early days of getting Denturism recognized, how Denturism runs deep in their families, dealing with COVID, and how other states can start the path of getting it in their states.

  • 121: Failing Forward with Lou Azzara: CEO of Dental Services Group

    July 20th, 2020  |  56 mins 31 secs
    captek, dental, dso, laboratory, podcast, scanners, technician, voices from the bench

    Joining the podcast this week is the CEO of Dental Services Group, Lou Azzara. Lou comes on to talk about starting with Captek and then taking on a role of overseeing 40+ labs without forgetting the importance of the technician or the patient.

  • 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.