Voices from The Bench

A Dental Laboratory Podcast

About the show

A weekly podcast dedicated to the dental laboratory industry. Featuring anyone associated with the profession from all over the world. Host are in their own dental laboratory every day making teeth and interviewing people from the industry on their time off. New episodes every Monday morning.

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  • 248: The Law(yer) of Printed Splints with Ira Rosenau and Keystone Industries

    December 26th, 2022  |  1 hr 5 mins
    3d printing, 510k, beauty industry, carbon, clear splints, cure box, dental, fda, happy new year, ivoclar, laboratory, lawyer, lmt lab day chicago, models, mouthguards, nightguards, podcast, printers, printing, sugical guides, technician, voices from the bench

    This week we chatted with a lawyer that helped set the bar for printed splints. Ira Rosenau from Keystone Industry talks about creating, developing, validating, and marketing the Keysplint resin and changing 3D printing in our industry forever.

  • 247: A Rural Technician for Rural Dentists with Anne Koelzer

    December 19th, 2022  |  1 hr 3 mins
    dental, dentsply, ds world, family, flexcera, inlab, laboratory, ladies of the mill, lmt lab day chicago podcast, lugs, miyo, north dakota, patterson, salespeople, siblings, south dakota, technician, training, voices from the bench, wet and dirty

    This week we venture to the middle of nowhere and talk with the owner of AMK Dental Lab in Nebraska, Anne Koelzer. Anne talks about working with her family that is full of dentists, building a lab, going digital, and how she learns and how she teaches all while in the middle of nowhere.

  • 246: The Colorful Life of a Removable Technician with Ashleigh Henderson

    December 12th, 2022  |  57 mins 27 secs
    aspen, bench assessment, blood, clear aligners, dental, digital, implants, instagram, laboratory, locators, models, overdentures, patient expectations, podcast, repairs, sameday, social media, surgery, technician, training, voices from the bench, workflow

    This week brings us our first technician from Affordable Dentures and Implants. Ashleigh Henderson talks about life in Affordable’s lab, working directly with patients, same days, and so much more.

  • 245: Whip Mix Digital Forum 2022 Part 3: Step Toothmaster Bay & James Mahan from PTC

    December 5th, 2022  |  1 hr
    advanced, basic, casino, chairside, dental, dtg, education, framework, gc america, hands on, in-office, jelenko, john ness, laboratory, online, podcast, poker, steps, technician, testing, training, vision 21, voices from the bench, wagner rotary

    This week we wrap up our conversations from the Whip Mix Digital Forum with two amazing people. Frist up is Step Toothmaster Bay talking about all things ceramics and then James Mahan from the PTC talking about training.

  • 244: Whip Mix Digital Forum 2022 Part 2: Jill Swafford, Eiron Simmons, Todd Hydock, & Dr. Michael Scherer

    November 28th, 2022  |  59 mins 20 secs
    cuff height, dental, dentures, education, folgers, full arch, housing, implants, inserts, laboratory, learning, leather pants, locator, lotm, new employees, podcast, removal tool, shade, technician, voices from the bench, zirconia

    Back again with more conversations from the 2022 Whip Mix Digital Forum. This time with Jill Swafford, Eiron Simmons, Todd Hydock, and Dr. Michael Scherer.

  • 243: Whip Mix Digital Forum 2022 Part 1: Chris Wilson from Zubler USA, Blake Barksdale, Sandra Ramsey, and Bob Iulino

    November 21st, 2022  |  1 hr 4 mins
    ceramic, dental, dentures, glidewell, janitor, laboratory, ovens, podcast, porcelain, second generation, sintering, suction units, technician, voices from the bench, zirconia

    We start our collection of conversations recorded LIVE LIVE at the Whip Mix Digital Forum 2022 with Chris Wilson from Zubler USA, Blake Barksdale, Sandra Ramsey, and Bob Iulino.

  • 242: Minimally Invasive Veneers to the MAX! with Jorgen Gad and Vincent Silvia

    November 14th, 2022  |  1 hr 5 mins
    bulimic, certified, clear aligners, competitive learning, contacts, cutback, dental, ed mclaren, education, invisalign, laboratory, milling center, no prep, noritake, norway, oslo, podcast, porcelain, technician, voices from the bench

    This week we talk to Vincent Silvia that went to the UCLA Center of Esthetic Dental Design and brings on Jorgen Gad from Norway to talk about what he is doing in the way of minimally invasive veneers.

  • 241: Well Crafted at Pro-Craft with Cirenia Tobon & Dylan Schubert

    November 7th, 2022  |  58 mins 59 secs
    2nd generation, 3 shape, cad/cam, colorblind, conversion, dental, dentures, digital dentures, exocad, hawaii, ipad, laboratory, lmt lab day, pfm, podcast, technician, teeth, timer, tooth set up, training, voices from the bench

    This week we talk to a fantastic removable technician from Pro-Craft Dental Laboratory, Cirenia Tobon. Cirenia learned the trade in Mexico before bringing her talents to California. Dylan Schubert is the second generation lab owner building a lab on good training and interesting marketing.

  • 240: The Views From Mt. Aspen with Tiffany Carroll & Amanda Shelley

    October 31st, 2022  |  1 hr 5 mins
    aspen, dental, dental assistant, dentures, instagram, laboratory, likes, military, partials, pod leader, podcast, relines, repairs, social media, technician, teeth, texas roadhouse, tiktok, views, voices from the bench

    This week Aspen Dental technicians Tiffany Carroll and Amanda Shelley join us to talk about life at Aspen and creating a TikTok account that gets MILLIONS of views.

  • 239: Finding a Better Digital Removable Solution with John Madden

    October 24th, 2022  |  1 hr 2 mins
    3shape, acetal, claps, dental, dentures, education, exocad, laboratory, metal frames, partials, podcast, psychology, roland, school, technician, valplast, voices from the bench

    Digital dentures is all the rage. One great technician working on perfecting all digital removable prosthetics is John Madden CDT. John talks about the early days of digital, when to do them, how to do them, the successes and the struggles.

  • 238: The Best of Both Worlds in Removables: Jeremiah Naas and Finlay Sutton

    October 17th, 2022  |  1 hr 2 mins
    bite blocks, dental, denturism, denturist, education, implants, impressions, laboratory, mentors, national denturist, overdentures, patients, podcast, prosthetics, records, technician, treatment planning, voices from the bench

    This is a week of removable technique both clinical and technical. Jeremiah Nass, denturist from Maine and Finlay Sutton, prosthetic mastermind from England come together to talk about difficult patients, good techniques, and their upcoming live patient course that will cover the A to Z of obtaining removable records.

  • 237: Chairside Artificial Intelligence with Dr. Austin Vetter

    October 10th, 2022  |  1 hr 29 secs
    3shape, anne koelzer, dental, desktop health, digital, einstein, evolve dentistry, exocad, green state, jack marrano, laboratory, miyo, podcast, technician, trios, vhf, voices from the bench

    This week we are joined by Dr. Austin Vetter, a dentist that has taken "in-office lab" to a whole new level. Dr. Vetter has multiple mills, printers, uses AI, and applies Miyo to his zirconia. Not to save a lab bill, but for efficiency. It's a look at how a lab can still work with these super GPs that like all the technology.

  • 236: Creating Magic with Removables with Mark Samuel Chan

    October 3rd, 2022  |  1 hr 3 mins
    attachments, dental, denturism, denturist, education, hader bar, hurricane, implants, laboratory, partials, podcast, preat, prosthetics, scope of practice, screw retained, technician, treatment planning, voices from the bench

    We welcome Canadian Denturist Mark Samuel to the podcast. Mark talks about getting into this “crazy” profession, how a IDS visit changed the path, teaming up with Swiss NF Metals, and finding the best magic to use dealing with chairside removables

  • 235: All About Zirconia (and other big words) with Dr. Rella Christensen & Jay Emirzian

    September 26th, 2022  |  1 hr 4 mins
    b&d technologies, bruxzir, burs, cement, clinical studies, dental, fractures, glidewell, laboratory, mills, podcast, stain and glaze, technician, tetragonal, trac research, voices from the bench, zubler usa

    Sure zirconia is the most used material in most dental labs. But do you really know about zirconia? If you thought you did, you will find out you probably didn't as we learn all about it with Dr. Rella Christensen and Jay Emirzian.

  • 234: The Digital Denturist Duo - Luke LaRocque-Walker & Paul Imperius

    September 19th, 2022  |  1 hr 8 mins
    2nd generation, 3shape, asiga, blue sky bio, cochrane, dental, dentist, denturism, exocad, feed the beast, hockey, implants, ivoclar, laboratory, medit, nextdent, p7, partials, podcast, sprint ray, technician, voices from the bench

    Pairing an amazing Denturist with a talented technician, both pushing for a digital workflow, only great things can happen. Luke LaRocque-Walker & Paul Imperius from True North Dentures and Implants Center come on to talk about their partnership for a better workflow and a better result.

  • Episode 233: Open Your Eyes and Learn More with Ocularist Zach Hetzler

    September 12th, 2022  |  1 hr 7 mins
    acrylic, customization, david bowie, dental, eyeballs, family, globes, laboratory, ocular prosthesis, orbital implant, pmma, podcast, prosthetic eye, scleral shell, second generation, suction, technician, voices from the bench

    Taking a break from teeth, Elvis and Barb welcome Zach Hetzler to the program to talk about eyes. Not his eyes, but the eyes he makes. Zach is a Board Certified Ocularist and he comes on to explain the industry, the process, and we discover the similarities to our own industry.