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

  • 47: Four Technicians Talking About 3D Printing - A Roundtable Discussion Part 1 (VFTB47)

    February 18th, 2019  |  36 mins 32 secs
    3d printing, ackuretta, asiga, bego, cal-lab, carbon, dental, dental laboratory, dentist, kulzer, lmt lab day, miicraft, podcast, resins, stratasys, technician, voices from the bench

    This week brings back the Roundtable discussion. Four dental technicians gather around the table to talk about 3d printing in their labs. Real technicians using different printers every day on real cases.

  • Episode 46: The Denture Man Cometh: Interview with James Angelone Part 2 (VFTB46)

    February 11th, 2019  |  30 mins 4 secs
    chicago, dental, dental laboratory, dentist, denture man, dentures, exhibit hall, impression, impressions, kettenbach, lab day, lmt, nowak dental supplies, podcast, technician, voices from the bench

    We welcome back to the podcast James Angelone, The Denture Man, as he shares with us some of the many techniques he has picked up working chairside for many years.

  • 45: The Denture Man Cometh: Interview with James Angelone Part 1 (VFTB45)

    February 4th, 2019  |  28 mins 55 secs
    chicago, dental, dental laboratory, dentist, denture man, dentures, exhibit hall, impressions, kettenbach, lab day, lmt, podcast, straumann, technician, voices from the bench

    Elvis and Barb sit down with James Angelone "The Denture Man" to find out how a 11-year Marine Vet can become a highly skilled removable technician that teaches alongside a Prosthodontist.

  • 44: LMT Lab Day Chicago 2019 Preview: Behind the scenes with Jenny Abbott-Cole & Becky Tyre

    January 28th, 2019  |  30 mins 31 secs
    chicago, dental, dental laboratory, dentist, exhibit hall, lab day, lmt, podcast, technician, voices from the bench

    This week we have a conversation with the two ladies that make Lab Day Chicago happen. Jenny Abbott-Cole and Becky Tyre from LMT magazine join Elvis and Barb to talk about the biggest and greatest event in the dental laboratory industry. Join us as we chat about how that event and other Lab Days around the country work and the people behind them.

  • Episode 43: Inside Inside Dental Technology: Interview with Valerie Berger & Pam Johnson Part 2 (VFTB43)

    January 21st, 2019  |  32 mins 34 secs
    data, dental laboratory, dentist, idt, inside dental technology, magazine, podcast, technician, voices from the bench

    This week we continue the conversation with Valerie Berger and Pam Johnson from IDT magazine. These two ladies deserve the spotlight for what they do for our industry. We talk about their online content, trends in our industry, and one of Barb’s favorite event of the year.

  • Episode 42: Inside Inside Dental Technology: Interview with Valerie Berger & Pam Johnson Part 1 (VFTB42)

    January 14th, 2019  |  29 mins 47 secs
    data, dental laboratory, dentist, idt, inside dental technology, magazine, podcast, technician, voices from the bench

    We welcome Valerie Berger and Pam Johnson from IDT (Inside Dental Technology) magazine on the podcast. Part one of this conversation has Valerie and Pam talking about the early days of IDT and some insights they notice about our industry from the publisher's point of view.

  • 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.