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Voices from The Bench

Health & Wellness Podcasts

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Getting a Grip on Hybrids with Shaana Gripp

5/20/2024
Our first episode since returning from the AMAZING Exocad (https://exocad.com/) Insights meeting in SPAIN! Thank you to all the wonderful people that put on the show and to everyone that stopped by and recorded with us. We can't wait to release all the episodes! Go show some love to Jaume Aisa Moreno (https://www.facebook.com/jaume.aisamoreno) who is reuniting Elvis with his podcast laptop! Shaana Gripp started off as a dental assistant because of her grandmother. After getting into doing some lab work, found out that she really enjoyed it. In the early 2000s she was exposed to CEREC and a passion for designing started. Moving to a full-time position in a lab was where she picked up all the skills as they moved her from models, waxing, and eventually ceramics. Now Shaana is running an in-office lab that does the work of 8 dentists in 4 locations. Shaana talks about her journey, learning how to self-teach, daily life in her lab, and how photography plays a big part in her full arch work. Wanting to take your knowledge and skills to the next level? If you are looking for the best education dedicated to dentistry in both the labs and clinics, check out Ivoclar Academy. (https://resources.ivoclar.com/lab/en/academy) From on-demand webinars to in-person training, Ivoclar Academy has a program to meet your busy schedule. Check out all they have to offer HERE! (https://resources.ivoclar.com/lab/en/academy) Whether you are looking to elevate your craftsmanship or looking to cut back costs, look no further – VITA MFT Teeth (https://vitanorthamerica.com/en-US/VITA-MFT-Anterior-369,273,126133.html) are the ultimate solution for creating lifelike and stunning smiles. Crafted with precision and backed by cutting-edge technology, VITA MFT Teeth offers unparalleled esthetics and durability. And since VITA (https://vitanorthamerica.com/) believes in the power of experiencing excellence firsthand, for a limited time only, they’re offering you the chance to get a complimentary case sample. That’s right, a full case, absolutely free. Just visit vitanorthamerica.com/freemft (https://www2.vitanorthamerica.com/mft/) Don’t wait any longer to start providing your customers with a premium tooth at an economy price. Redeem your free case sample and if you’re ready to buy, VITA will even give you an extra 10% discount by shopping online on their newly launched online store. Join the VITA family today. Special Guest: Shaana Gripp.

Duration:01:01:11

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320: Making It Your Own with Kevin Mahan and Kite Saito

5/13/2024
Voices From the Bench is headed back to Florida for the FDLA Southern States Symposium & Expo (https://www.fdla.net/) all thanks to the great people at Jensen Dental (https://jensendental.com/). You know, the makers of MIYO! (https://miyoworld.com/). Come visit Elvis & Barb in the Jensen booth June 7 & 8 in Orlando. Register today at FDLA.NET! After countless past guests on the podcast (and Barb) sing the praises of the MIYO system (https://miyoworld.com/), it only makes sense that we talk to the makers of it, Jensen Dental (https://jensendental.com/). Kevin Mahan has been with Jensen Dental for 32 years and has seen the company go from alloy and refining to a leader in the ceramic space. Kevin talks about his journey, the story of how they got the name MIYO, and how he meet Kite Saito. Kite is an amazing ceramist from Ozark Prosthodontics (https://ozarkpros.com/). He talks about his journey to America to fulfill a dream of being a blues guitarists, learning about the dental technology program at the LA city college (https://www.lacc.edu/academics/pathways/hs/dental-technology-dept#:~:text=The%20Program%20includes%20instruction%20in,dental%20prosthesis%20including%20implant%20prosthodontics.), working in Beverly Hills, taking Ed McLaren’s course, and so many great tips and tricks he has learned over the years with MIYO. Wanting to take your knowledge and skills to the next level? If you are looking for the best education dedicated to dentistry in both the labs and clinics, check out Ivoclar Academy. (https://resources.ivoclar.com/lab/en/academy) From on-demand webinars to in-person training, Ivoclar Academy has a program to meet your busy schedule. Check out all they have to offer HERE! (https://resources.ivoclar.com/lab/en/academy) Whether you are looking to elevate your craftsmanship or looking to cut back costs, look no further – VITA MFT Teeth (https://vitanorthamerica.com/en-US/VITA-MFT-Anterior-369,273,126133.html) are the ultimate solution for creating lifelike and stunning smiles. Crafted with precision and backed by cutting-edge technology, VITA MFT Teeth offers unparalleled esthetics and durability. And since VITA (https://vitanorthamerica.com/) believes in the power of experiencing excellence firsthand, for a limited time only, they’re offering you the chance to get a complimentary case sample. That’s right, a full case, absolutely free. Just visit vitanorthamerica.com/freemft (https://www2.vitanorthamerica.com/mft/) Don’t wait any longer to start providing your customers with a premium tooth at an economy price. Redeem your free case sample and if you’re ready to buy, VITA will even give you an extra 10% discount by shopping online on their newly launched online store. Join the VITA family today. Special Guests: Kevin Mahan and Kite Saito, MDC, CDT.

Duration:01:02:55

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319: The Benefit of Providing Benefits for Dental Technicians with Michael Clark

5/6/2024
Voices From the Bench is headed back to Florida for the FDLA Southern States Symposium & Expo (https://www.fdla.net/) all thanks to the great people at Jensen Dental (https://jensendental.com/). You know, the makers of MIYO! (https://miyoworld.com/). Come visit Elvis & Barb in the Jensen booth June 7 & 8 in Orlando. Register today at FDLA.NET! Most people don't like to talk about health insurance. Because it's usually with some insurance broker that doesn't know anything about the dental lab industry and is just looking to make money off of us. But one man is changing all of that. Michael Clark was the Senior Vice President of Domestic Sales and Marketing for Argen (https://argen.com/) for 10 years. Michael spent years learning, helping, and growing dental labs around the country. After some personal "events", Michael decided to fall back on another passion of his, providing good employee benefits. But because of his love for the dental lab industry, he is focusing on labs and technicians. Michael talks about his history before Argen, life at Argen, and how a few simple (and inexpensive) changes a lab can make to benefit every employee that works there. https://www.mbclarkcompanies.com/ Wanting to take your knowledge and skills to the next level? If you are looking for the best education dedicated to dentistry in both the labs and clinics, check out Ivoclar Academy. (https://resources.ivoclar.com/lab/en/academy) From on-demand webinars to in-person training, Ivoclar Academy has a program to meet your busy schedule. Check out all they have to offer HERE! (https://resources.ivoclar.com/lab/en/academy) Whether you are looking to elevate your craftsmanship or looking to cut back costs, look no further – VITA MFT Teeth (https://vitanorthamerica.com/en-US/VITA-MFT-Anterior-369,273,126133.html) are the ultimate solution for creating lifelike and stunning smiles. Crafted with precision and backed by cutting-edge technology, VITA MFT Teeth offers unparalleled esthetics and durability. And since VITA (https://vitanorthamerica.com/) believes in the power of experiencing excellence firsthand, for a limited time only, they’re offering you the chance to get a complimentary case sample. That’s right, a full case, absolutely free. Just visit vitanorthamerica.com/freemft (https://www2.vitanorthamerica.com/mft/) Don’t wait any longer to start providing your customers with a premium tooth at an economy price. Redeem your free case sample and if you’re ready to buy, VITA will even give you an extra 10% discount by shopping online on their newly launched online store. Join the VITA family today. Special Guest: Michael Clark.

Duration:01:07:22

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318: Lab Day Chicago 2024 Act 5 with Carrie Ling, Randi James, David Lesh, Nitasha Rizvi, Beth Brown, Lola Welch, & Julia Glancey

4/29/2024
It's time again to raise money for the Race For the Future 10.0 (https://dentallabfoundation.org/news-events/race-for-the-future/)! This year it's being held in Fort Worth, Texas on September 15th. Go to dentallabfoundation.org and click the “donate today” button. Log in or create an account, then select the “Race for the Future” option and enter The Abutments or Barb Warner to donate. All the money goes towards furthering the education for dental technicians. Voices From the Bench is headed back to Florida for the FDLA Southern States Symposium & Expo (https://www.fdla.net/) all thanks to the great people at Jensen Dental (https://jensendental.com/). You know, the makers of MIYO! (https://miyoworld.com/). Come visit Elvis & Barb in the Jensen booth June 7 & 8 in Orlando. Register today at FDLA.NET! This week we showcase that last 4 conversations we got while in the Ivoclar (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_us) Ballroom at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2024 (https://lmtmag.com/lmtlabday). First up is Randi James from Renstrom Dental Studio (https://www.renstrom.com/) and Carrie Ling from Lifelike Dental Studio (https://lifelikedental.com/) who talk about meeting for the first time and forming an important friendship that has helped them grow both of their labs. Then we are visited once again by David Lesh from 8&9 Consulting (https://www.8and9consulting.com/) who gives us all the low down on gross profit margins, cost of good sales, and how labs can make a few changes to go from breaking even to turning a profit. Following up is Nitasha Rizvi who does ALL the work for a surgical group within a DSO. She talks about going the New York City College of Technology and finding her way to be a technician and teacher at Harvard. We wrap up the whole weekend with a stellar cast of dental technicians from the UK. Bethany Brown, Lola Welch, and Julia Glancey stop by to tell us about their experience of coming to America, comparing Lab Day to show in the UK, and what they are speaking on for some upcoming shows. Wanting to take your knowledge and skills to the next level? If you are looking for the best education dedicated to dentistry in both the labs and clinics, check out Ivoclar Academy. (https://resources.ivoclar.com/lab/en/academy) From on-demand webinars to in-person training, Ivoclar Academy has a program to meet your busy schedule. Check out all they have to offer HERE! (https://resources.ivoclar.com/lab/en/academy) Whether you are looking to elevate your craftsmanship or looking to cut back costs, look no further – VITA MFT Teeth (https://vitanorthamerica.com/en-US/VITA-MFT-Anterior-369,273,126133.html) are the ultimate solution for creating lifelike and stunning smiles. Crafted with precision and backed by cutting-edge technology, VITA MFT Teeth offers unparalleled esthetics and durability. And since VITA (https://vitanorthamerica.com/) believes in the power of experiencing excellence firsthand, for a limited time only, they’re offering you the chance to get a complimentary case sample. That’s right, a full case, absolutely free. Just visit vitanorthamerica.com/freemft (https://www2.vitanorthamerica.com/mft/) Don’t wait any longer to start providing your customers with a premium tooth at an economy price. Redeem your free case sample and if you’re ready to buy, VITA will even give you an extra 10% discount by shopping online on their newly launched online store. Join the VITA family today. Special Guests: Beth Brown, Carrie Ling, David Lesh, Julia Glancey, Lola Welch, Nitasha Rizvi, and Scott & Randi James.

Duration:01:09:50

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317: Lab Day Chicago 2024 Act 4 with Nichoel Burdge, Kay Fritze, Allison Cook, Jen Ludwig, Mike Claugherty, Scott Gallacher, & Dee Grimm

4/22/2024
Want to go on the ULTIMATE exocad (https://exocad.com/) vacation? Endless fun, epic weather, amazing food, exotic culture, and two days all about the greatest software in dental, exocad. Join Elvis and Barb on May 9 and 10 on the beautiful Spanish island of Mallorca (https://www.spain.info/en/region/mallorca-island/). It's called exocad Insights 2024 and it's full of amazing speakers, great breakout sessions, evening events, and attendees from all over the world. Don't wait, register today at exocad.com/insights2024 and use the code VFTB15 to save 15% off the fee. We will see you there! Voices From the Bench is headed back to Florida for the FDLA Southern States Symposium & Expo (https://www.fdla.net/) all thanks to the great people at Jensen Dental (https://jensendental.com/). You know, the makers of MIYO! (https://miyoworld.com/). Come visit Elvis & Barb in the Jensen booth June 7 & 8 in Orlando. Register today at FDLA.NET! We are back to the episodes we got while in the Ivoclar (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_li) Ballroom at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2024. First up is a group of designers from Ziemek Dental Lab (https://www.ziemekdentallab.com/) out of Washington State. What's cool is that only one for them actually works in the lab. Nichoel Burdge is the cad/cam manager and currently has 13 remote designers around the country. Joining her in Chicago is Kay Fritze from Michigan and Allison Cook from Nebraska. They all talk about the dynamic of having remote workers, communicating between themselves and the dentists, and staying disciplined when you can work in your pajamas. Then we are joined once again by Jen Ludwig who talks about her new role at her new home, Renstrom Dental Studio (https://www.renstrom.com/). She's also joined by Mike Claugherty who has a unique story of being the only dental technician stuntman when he was used for the dental scenes in "A Serious Man". Check out the scene here: https://youtu.be/Rru5jRWqj0c?si=aRgoI2rMCZO8YSoJ We wrap up the episode with two technicians that have made the better articulator. Scott Gallacher & Dee Grimm from Black Diamond Innovations (https://bdiart.com/) talk about their extensive history in the industry, why and how they made a better articulator, and how they keep in relevant with digital models. Wanting to take your knowledge and skills to the next level? If you are looking for the best education dedicated to dentistry in both the labs and clinics, check out Ivoclar Academy. (https://resources.ivoclar.com/lab/en/academy) From on-demand webinars to in-person training, Ivoclar Academy has a program to meet your busy schedule. Check out all they have to offer HERE! (https://resources.ivoclar.com/lab/en/academy) Whether you are looking to elevate your craftsmanship or looking to cut back costs, look no further – VITA MFT Teeth (https://vitanorthamerica.com/en-US/VITA-MFT-Anterior-369,273,126133.html) are the ultimate solution for creating lifelike and stunning smiles. Crafted with precision and backed by cutting-edge technology, VITA MFT Teeth offers unparalleled esthetics and durability. And since VITA (https://vitanorthamerica.com/) believes in the power of experiencing excellence firsthand, for a limited time only, they’re offering you the chance to get a complimentary case sample. That’s right, a full case, absolutely free. Just visit vitanorthamerica.com/freemft (https://www2.vitanorthamerica.com/mft/) Don’t wait any longer to start providing your customers with a premium tooth at an economy price. Redeem your free case sample and if you’re ready to buy, VITA will even give you an extra 10% discount by shopping online on their newly launched online store. Join the VITA family today. Special Guests: Allison Cook, Dee Grimm CDT, Jennifer Ludwig, CDT, Kay Fritze, Mike Claugherty CDT, Nichoel Burdge, and Scott Gallacher.

Duration:01:08:47

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316: excited about exocad (Insights 2024) with Christine McClymont & Dr. August de Oliveira

4/15/2024
The shirts and hoodies are BACK! Back in January we sold "Dental Technicians: Making Dentist Look Good since the 1700s" shirts for Lab Day. So many people asked us to bring them back, so we did! Get them here before April 18! https://www.bonfire.com/vftb-the-zippered-hoodie-era/ This week we talk all about the exocad (https://exocad.com/) event of the year, exocad Insights 2024 (https://exocad.com/insights2024). Christine McClymont is the Global Head of Marketing and Communication for exocad and comes on to tell us all about the speakers, topics, the expert’s corner, and parties that are happening May 9 and 10 in Mallorca, Spain. Also joining her is Dr. August de Oliveria who is a speaker at Insights, but also talks about his journey in digital, some of the lessons he has learned, and what he’s doing now with virtual reality and augmented reality in dentistry. The Vectra Face Scanner Dr. de Oliveria talked about: https://www.canfieldsci.com/imaging-systems/vectra-m3-3d-imaging-system/ Want to go on the ULTIMATE exocad (https://exocad.com/) vacation? Endless fun, epic weather, amazing food, exotic culture, and two days all about the greatest software in dental, exocad. Join Elvis and Barb on May 9 and 10 on the beautiful Spanish island of Mallorca (https://www.spain.info/en/region/mallorca-island/). It's called exocad Insights 2024 and it's full of amazing speakers, great breakout sessions, evening events, and attendees from all over the world. Don't wait, register today at exocad.com/insights2024 and use the code VFTB15 to save 15% off the fee. We will see you there! Wanting to take your knowledge and skills to the next level? If you are looking for the best education dedicated to dentistry in both the labs and clinics, check out Ivoclar Academy. (https://resources.ivoclar.com/lab/en/academy) From on-demand webinars to in-person training, Ivoclar Academy has a program to meet your busy schedule. Check out all they have to offer HERE! (https://resources.ivoclar.com/lab/en/academy) Whether you are looking to elevate your craftsmanship or looking to cut back costs, look no further – VITA MFT Teeth (https://vitanorthamerica.com/en-US/VITA-MFT-Anterior-369,273,126133.html) are the ultimate solution for creating lifelike and stunning smiles. Crafted with precision and backed by cutting-edge technology, VITA MFT Teeth offers unparalleled esthetics and durability. And since VITA (https://vitanorthamerica.com/) believes in the power of experiencing excellence firsthand, for a limited time only, they’re offering you the chance to get a complimentary case sample. That’s right, a full case, absolutely free. Just visit vitanorthamerica.com/freemft (https://www2.vitanorthamerica.com/mft/) Don’t wait any longer to start providing your customers with a premium tooth at an economy price. Redeem your free case sample and if you’re ready to buy, VITA will even give you an extra 10% discount by shopping online on their newly launched online store. Join the VITA family today. Special Guests: Christine McClymont and Dr. August de Oliveira.

Duration:01:05:57

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315: Lab Day Chicago 2024 Act 3 with James & James Angelone, Patrick Coon, and Peggy Alexander

4/8/2024
Want to go on the ULTIMATE exocad (https://exocad.com/) vacation? Endless fun, epic weather, amazing food, exotic culture, and two days all about the greatest software in dental, exocad. Join Elvis and Barb on May 9 and 10 on the beautiful Spanish island of Mallorca (https://www.spain.info/en/region/mallorca-island/). It's called exocad Insights 2024 and it's full of amazing speakers, great breakout sessions, evening events, and attendees from all over the world. Don't wait, register today at exocad.com/insights2024 and use the code VFTB15 to save 15% off the fee. We will see you there! The shirts and hoodies are BACK! Back in January we sold "Dental Technicians: Making Dentist Look Good since the 1700s" shirts for Lab Day. So many people asked us to bring them back, so we did! Get them here before April 18! https://www.bonfire.com/vftb-the-zippered-hoodie-era/ We have even more conversations this week from the Ivolcar (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_li) Ballroom at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2024 with: James "The Denture Man" Angelone Jr and James Angelone III talking about being at the Smart Denture Conversion (https://smartdentureconversions.com/) booth all weekend, why they don't do "Big Hole" conversions anymore, teaching the next generation, and using Ivotion (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_ca/products/digital-processes/ivotion) dentures. Ivoclar's premier educator, Patrick Coon, stops by to talk about his history in the Air Force, on boarding with Ivoclar (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_li), being moved up to Digital Consultant, and some exciting things Ivoclar is working on. Then a special unexpected guest sits down, Peggy Alexander. Peggy is 87 years young and talks about the struggles of becoming a female dentist in the 50s, getting into teaching at the University of Texas, the importance of working with your lab, and life after retirement (which she hasn’t even happened yet). Wanting to take your knowledge and skills to the next level? If you are looking for the best education dedicated to dentistry in both the labs and clinics, check out Ivoclar Academy. (https://resources.ivoclar.com/lab/en/academy) From on-demand webinars to in-person training, Ivoclar Academy has a program to meet your busy schedule. Check out all they have to offer HERE! (https://resources.ivoclar.com/lab/en/academy) Whether you are looking to elevate your craftsmanship or looking to cut back costs, look no further – VITA MFT Teeth (https://vitanorthamerica.com/en-US/VITA-MFT-Anterior-369,273,126133.html) are the ultimate solution for creating lifelike and stunning smiles. Crafted with precision and backed by cutting-edge technology, VITA MFT Teeth offers unparalleled esthetics and durability. And since VITA (https://vitanorthamerica.com/) believes in the power of experiencing excellence firsthand, for a limited time only, they’re offering you the chance to get a complimentary case sample. That’s right, a full case, absolutely free. Just visit vitanorthamerica.com/freemft (https://www2.vitanorthamerica.com/mft/) Don’t wait any longer to start providing your customers with a premium tooth at an economy price. Redeem your free case sample and if you’re ready to buy, VITA will even give you an extra 10% discount by shopping online on their newly launched online store. Join the VITA family today. Special Guests: James Angelone III, James Angelone “The Denture Man” , Patrick Coon, CDT, TE, and Peggy Alexander.

Duration:01:17:18

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314: Lab Day Chicago 2024 Act 2 with Dr. Sandy & James Kirk, Dr. Ed McLaren, and Patrick Allen

4/1/2024
The shirts and hoodies are BACK! Back in January we sold "Dental Technicians: Making Dentist Look Good since the 1700s" shirts for Lab Day. So many people asked us to bring them back, so we did! Get them here before April 18! https://www.bonfire.com/vftb-the-zippered-hoodie-era/ Want to go on the ULTIMATE exocad (https://exocad.com/) vacation? Endless fun, epic weather, amazing food, exotic culture, and two days all about the greatest software in dental, exocad. Join Elvis and Barb on May 9 and 10 on the beautiful Spanish island of Mallorca (https://www.spain.info/en/region/mallorca-island/). It's called exocad Insights 2024 and it's full of amazing speakers, great breakout sessions, evening events, and attendees from all over the world. Don't wait, register today at exocad.com/insights2024 and use the code VFTB15 to save 15% off the fee. We will see you there! On June 9 & 10, Voices From the Bench will be back at the Florida Dental Lab Association Symposium (https://www.fdla.net/symposium) that's to the wonderful people at Jensen Dental (https://jensendental.com/). Be sure to check out FDLA.NET to see the line up and to register. This week we continue the conversations from the Ivolcar (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_li) Ballroom at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2024 with: Dr. Sandy and James Kirk who own One Dental Labs (https://www.onedentallabs.com/). Dr. Sandy is a dentist from Chile who met James when he was there on a mission trip. Falling in love, the build the lab and ran it together as Dr. Sandy continues to get her license in the US. Dr. Ed McLaren stops by to talk about minimal invasive dentistry, the importance of bonding, and how he continues to make parody movies featuring dental technicians. Check some of the movies here: https://www.youtube.com/user/edwardmclaren Patrick Allen sits down to talk about the Illinois Denturist Association (https://illinoisdenturist.com/), taking his practice digital, and bringing BPS (Suction) Denture education to the US Wanting to take your knowledge and skills to the next level? If you are looking for the best education dedicated to dentistry in both the labs and clinics, check out Ivoclar Academy. (https://resources.ivoclar.com/lab/en/academy) From on-demand webinars to in-person training, Ivoclar Academy has a program to meet your busy schedule. Check out all they have to offer HERE! (https://resources.ivoclar.com/lab/en/academy) Whether you are looking to elevate your craftsmanship or looking to cut back costs, look no further – VITA MFT Teeth (https://vitanorthamerica.com/en-US/VITA-MFT-Anterior-369,273,126133.html) are the ultimate solution for creating lifelike and stunning smiles. Crafted with precision and backed by cutting-edge technology, VITA MFT Teeth offers unparalleled esthetics and durability. And since VITA (https://vitanorthamerica.com/) believes in the power of experiencing excellence firsthand, for a limited time only, they’re offering you the chance to get a complimentary case sample. That’s right, a full case, absolutely free. Just visit vitanorthamerica.com/freemft (https://www2.vitanorthamerica.com/mft/) Don’t wait any longer to start providing your customers with a premium tooth at an economy price. Redeem your free case sample and if you’re ready to buy, VITA will even give you an extra 10% discount by shopping online on their newly launched online store. Join the VITA family today. Special Guests: Dr. Ed McLaren, Dr. Sandy Kirk, James Kirk, and Patrick Allen, LD.

Duration:01:08:44

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313: Lab Day Chicago 2024 Act 1 with Michael Wandling, Vinod Dudhat, Brian Johns, and Rob Fletcher

3/25/2024
Want to go on the ULTIMATE exocad (https://exocad.com/) vacation? Endless fun, epic weather, amazing food, exotic culture, and two days all about the greatest software in dental, exocad. Join Elvis and Barb on May 9 and 10 on the beautiful Spanish island of Mallorca (https://www.spain.info/en/region/mallorca-island/). It's called exocad Insights 2024 and it's full of amazing speakers, great breakout sessions, evening events, and attendees from all over the world. Don't wait, register today at exocad.com/insights2024 and use the code VFTB15 to save 15% off the fee. We will see you there! On June 9 & 10, Voices From the Bench will be back at the Florida Dental Lab Association Symposium (https://www.fdla.net/symposium) that's to the wonderful people at Jensen Dental (https://jensendental.com/). Be sure to check out FDLA.NET to see the line up and to register. This week we start the conversations that we recorded in the Ivoclar Ballroom during Lab Day Chicago 2024. This week brings us: Michael Wandling from Summit-Horizon Dental Lab (https://www.summit-horizon.com/) talking about writing the question for the CDT tests and working on getting enough CDTs to become a Master CDT. Vinod Dudhat tells the story of changing careers after coming to America from India and opening American Dental Designs (https://americandentaldesigns.com/) that sees the value of offering education to dentists. Brian Johns, who was a fixed technician that wanted to add removable to his lab Spectrum Dental Science (https://spectrumdentalscience.com/). Thanks to Ivoclar, Ivotion, and the PM7, Brian was able to bring in digital dentures and eventually full arch fixed hybrids. Rob Fletcher loves lean manufacturing. Starting in the automotive industry, Rob was recruited to bring lean manufacturing to Knight Dental and is now bringing it to Bayshore Dental Studio (https://bayshoredentalstudio.com/). Rob explains the process and how labs can eliminate waste and increase productivity. Wanting to take your knowledge and skills to the next level? If you are looking for the best education dedicated to dentistry in both the labs and clinics, check out Ivoclar Academy. (https://resources.ivoclar.com/lab/en/academy) From on-demand webinars to in-person training, Ivoclar Academy has a program to meet your busy schedule. Check out all they have to offer HERE! (https://resources.ivoclar.com/lab/en/academy) Whether you are looking to elevate your craftsmanship or looking to cut back costs, look no further – VITA MFT Teeth (https://vitanorthamerica.com/en-US/VITA-MFT-Anterior-369,273,126133.html) are the ultimate solution for creating lifelike and stunning smiles. Crafted with precision and backed by cutting-edge technology, VITA MFT Teeth offers unparalleled esthetics and durability. And since VITA (https://vitanorthamerica.com/) believes in the power of experiencing excellence firsthand, for a limited time only, they’re offering you the chance to get a complimentary case sample. That’s right, a full case, absolutely free. Just visit vitanorthamerica.com/freemft (https://www2.vitanorthamerica.com/mft/) Don’t wait any longer to start providing your customers with a premium tooth at an economy price. Redeem your free case sample and if you’re ready to buy, VITA will even give you an extra 10% discount by shopping online on their newly launched online store. Join the VITA family today. Join Elvis & Barb as Voices From the Bench goes international! On May 9th and 10th, the podcast will be recording at https://exocad.com/insights2024 on the beautiful Spanish island of Mallorca (https://www.seemallorca.com/). This is a fantastic educational event for all of you in the lab industry – and your clinical colleagues! The international speaker line-up is top-notch. There will be: keynote presentations from master dental technicians, digital experts, implant surgeons, lab owners, and more! Exocad’s software experts will run hands-on sessions so you can get to know the latest...

Duration:01:18:14

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312: From Tight Pants to Milling Burs with Renata Budny & Paul Beck

3/18/2024
QUEENS -Women In The Industry event is happening April 5th & 6th 2024 at Bellisimo Castle! Check out queenswomenintheindustry.com to register for this wonderful event Elvis and Barb cannot believe Voices from the Bench is still going after 6 years! We owe it all to the listeners, the sponsors, and of course the guests that make this podcast what it is. 6 years ago, one educator agreed to be our very first guest, not knowing that she would be coming back every year. Renata Budny is a professor in the Restorative Dentistry (https://www.citytech.cuny.edu/restorativedentistry/dental-laboratory-aas.aspx) program at New York City College of Technology (https://www.citytech.cuny.edu/)and updates us on the school, how students find it, where they go after, and how as an industry we can help the school help the industry. This year, Renata brings on the podcast a recent graduate that has a unique story on why he signed up, Paul Beck. Paul talks about his experience in the program, what he learned, and why he decided to take his knowledge and social skills to Sierra Dental Tools. Did you know that not all Zirconia is the same? ZirCAD Prime (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_li/products/digital-processes/ips-e.max-zircad-prime-family) Zirconia from Ivoclar (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_us) is uniquely produced with Gradient Technology which allows two powders that normally sinter at different intervals, to be combined into one material which sinters uniformly. The manufacturing process not only optimizes the translucent properties but also creates a seamless progression of shade while maintaining optimal strength. ZirCAD prime is now more affordable than ever and will give you results that your Dentists will notice! Contact your local Ivoclar Sales representative today to find out more about Prime and how Ivoclar can support your success! Tell them you heard it on the podcast and get a FREE Prime disc to try – just use promo code 723! Whether you are looking to elevate your craftsmanship or looking to cut back costs, look no further – VITA MFT Teeth (https://vitanorthamerica.com/en-US/VITA-MFT-Anterior-369,273,126133.html) are the ultimate solution for creating lifelike and stunning smiles. Crafted with precision and backed by cutting-edge technology, VITA MFT Teeth offers unparalleled esthetics and durability. And since VITA (https://vitanorthamerica.com/) believes in the power of experiencing excellence firsthand, for a limited time only, they’re offering you the chance to get a complimentary case sample. That’s right, a full case, absolutely free. Just visit vitanorthamerica.com/freemft (https://www2.vitanorthamerica.com/mft/) Don’t wait any longer to start providing your customers with a premium tooth at an economy price. Redeem your free case sample and if you’re ready to buy, VITA will even give you an extra 10% discount by shopping online on their newly launched online store. Join the VITA family today. Join Elvis & Barb as Voices From the Bench goes international! On May 9th and 10th, the podcast will be recording at https://exocad.com/insights2024 on the beautiful Spanish island of Mallorca (https://www.seemallorca.com/). This is a fantastic educational event for all of you in the lab industry – and your clinical colleagues! The international speaker line-up is top-notch. There will be: keynote presentations from master dental technicians, digital experts, implant surgeons, lab owners, and more! Exocad’s software experts will run hands-on sessions so you can get to know the latest releases…including DentalCAD 3.2 Elefsina (https://exocad.com/our-products/dentalcad-elefsina)…which was released recently. Techs…. Do you have a problem with a design? Just bring your stl file and let the Application Specialists take a look at it. Check out exocad.com/insights2024 to see the AMAZING line up of speakers and to register. Use promo code VFTB15 to save 15% off registration to what will be one of the greatest events of the year. See you there!...

Duration:01:10:03

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311: LIVE ON TAPE FROM CAL-LAB 2024 with Basil Callahan, Sean Siegel, Jim Thacker, and Jeff Stronk

3/11/2024
Want to go on the ULTIMATE exocad (https://exocad.com/) vacation? Endless fun, epic weather, amazing food, exotic culture, and two days all about the greatest software in dental, exocad. Join Elvis and Barb on May 9 and 10 on the beautiful Spanish island of Mallorca (https://www.spain.info/en/region/mallorca-island/). It's called exocad Insights 2024 and it's full of amazing speakers, great breakout sessions, evening events, and attendees from all over the world. Don't wait, register today at exocad.com/insights2024 and use the code VFTB15 to save 15% off the fee. We will see you there! One of Elvis and Barb's favorite meetings every year is Cal-Lab (https://cal-lab.org/). Barb loves it so much she sits on the board and will be the Chair in 2026. This year the board asked if Voices From the Bench would record during their cocktail reception on Thursday night. We jumped at the chance to have an opportunity to talk to such amazing lab owners and managers. On this episode we talk to: Basil Callahan, the VP of Derby Dental Laboratories (https://www.derbydental.com/) who talks about his journey from janitor to VP, the importance of technology and data, and working with Elvis Sean Siegel from Castable Ceramics (https://www.apexlabgroup.com/castable-ceramics/) and Jim Thacker from Utah Valley Dental Lab (https://www.utahvalleydentallab.com/) talk about what Cal-Lab means to them, what they get out of it every year, some of the speakers from the day, and how other labs can join this association. Jeff Stronk, the current Chair of Cal-lab and owner of Treasure Dental Studio (https://treasuredentalstudio.com/) talks about what's it like being on stage among so many peers and friends, how Cal-Lab is reinventing themselves for a better meeting, how they choose the topics and speakers, getting Jim Glidewell to be the Keynote, and bring back epic evening parties. Did you know that not all Zirconia is the same? ZirCAD Prime (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_li/products/digital-processes/ips-e.max-zircad-prime-family) Zirconia from Ivoclar (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_us) is uniquely produced with Gradient Technology which allows two powders that normally sinter at different intervals, to be combined into one material which sinters uniformly. The manufacturing process not only optimizes the translucent properties but also creates a seamless progression of shade while maintaining optimal strength. ZirCAD prime is now more affordable than ever and will give you results that your Dentists will notice! Contact your local Ivoclar Sales representative today to find out more about Prime and how Ivoclar can support your success! Tell them you heard it on the podcast and get a FREE Prime disc to try – just use promo code 723! Whether you are looking to elevate your craftsmanship or looking to cut back costs, look no further – VITA MFT Teeth (https://vitanorthamerica.com/en-US/VITA-MFT-Anterior-369,273,126133.html) are the ultimate solution for creating lifelike and stunning smiles. Crafted with precision and backed by cutting-edge technology, VITA MFT Teeth offers unparalleled esthetics and durability. And since VITA (https://vitanorthamerica.com/) believes in the power of experiencing excellence firsthand, for a limited time only, they’re offering you the chance to get a complimentary case sample. That’s right, a full case, absolutely free. Just visit vitanorthamerica.com/freemft (https://www2.vitanorthamerica.com/mft/) Don’t wait any longer to start providing your customers with a premium tooth at an economy price. Redeem your free case sample and if you’re ready to buy, VITA will even give you an extra 10% discount by shopping online on their newly launched online store. Join the VITA family today. Join Elvis & Barb as Voices From the Bench goes international! On May 9th and 10th, the podcast will be recording at https://exocad.com/insights2024 on the beautiful Spanish island of Mallorca (https://www.seemallorca.com/). This is a fantastic educational...

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310: Enhancing Analog with Digital and Artistry with Aleksandra Polczynski

3/4/2024
Aleksandra Polczynski is an artist. Without even knowing what a dental technician was, she met and married a Master Dental Technician. The lab he worked at offered her a job after looking at some of her drawings. From there a passion and a career was born. She nailed her first few wax ups and was soon a ceramist. After partnering up with companies like GC America (https://www.gc.dental/america/) and Straumann (https://www.straumann.com/us/en/dental-professionals.html), Aleksandra was soon teaching others the art of full arch composite and staining. Wanting to do more, she partnered up with a dentist and opened Visual Dental Arts (https://www.facebook.com/p/Visual-Dental-Arts-100063516994366/) where she gets to work one-on-one with patients to give them the results they want. Aleksandra talks about her life in office, teaching, the craziness of Lab Day Chicago, and how she embraced technology to enhance her analog and artistic side. Did you know that not all Zirconia is the same? ZirCAD Prime (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_li/products/digital-processes/ips-e.max-zircad-prime-family) Zirconia from Ivoclar (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_us) is uniquely produced with Gradient Technology which allows two powders that normally sinter at different intervals, to be combined into one material which sinters uniformly. The manufacturing process not only optimizes the translucent properties but also creates a seamless progression of shade while maintaining optimal strength. ZirCAD prime is now more affordable than ever and will give you results that your Dentists will notice! Contact your local Ivoclar Sales representative today to find out more about Prime and how Ivoclar can support your success! Tell them you heard it on the podcast and get a FREE Prime disc to try – just use promo code 723! Whether you are looking to elevate your craftsmanship or looking to cut back costs, look no further – VITA MFT Teeth (https://vitanorthamerica.com/en-US/VITA-MFT-Anterior-369,273,126133.html) are the ultimate solution for creating lifelike and stunning smiles. Crafted with precision and backed by cutting-edge technology, VITA MFT Teeth offers unparalleled esthetics and durability. And since VITA (https://vitanorthamerica.com/) believes in the power of experiencing excellence firsthand, for a limited time only, they’re offering you the chance to get a complimentary case sample. That’s right, a full case, absolutely free. Just visit vitanorthamerica.com/freemft (https://www2.vitanorthamerica.com/mft/) Don’t wait any longer to start providing your customers with a premium tooth at an economy price. Redeem your free case sample and if you’re ready to buy, VITA will even give you an extra 10% discount by shopping online on their newly launched online store. Join the VITA family today. Join Elvis & Barb as Voices From the Bench goes international! On May 9th and 10th, the podcast will be recording at https://exocad.com/insights2024 on the beautiful Spanish island of Mallorca (https://www.seemallorca.com/). This is a fantastic educational event for all of you in the lab industry – and your clinical colleagues! The international speaker line-up is top-notch. There will be: keynote presentations from master dental technicians, digital experts, implant surgeons, lab owners, and more! Exocad’s software experts will run hands-on sessions so you can get to know the latest releases…including DentalCAD 3.2 Elefsina (https://exocad.com/our-products/dentalcad-elefsina)…which was released recently. Techs…. Do you have a problem with a design? Just bring your stl file and let the Application Specialists take a look at it. Check out exocad.com/insights2024 to see the AMAZING line up of speakers and to register. Use promo code VFTB15 to save 15% off registration to what will be one of the greatest events of the year. See you there! Special Guest: Aleksandra Polczynski.

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309: Positive Reinforcement with John Rano

2/26/2024
We are all back from Lab Day and very tired.... but yet we are still all going to the bench because the work never stops. THANK YOU Ivoclar, for hosting us over the weekend! This week we get to meet John Rano. John's dad was a dental technician, so it only made sense that John would end up in the family business. At the age of 14, John started learning what he could. By 18, he was doing conversions. But John wanted more. So after working at another lab and learning even more, John opened Unique Solutions Dental Lab (https://www.uniquesolutionsdentallab.com/). John comes on to talk about his journey, what he learned about providing a positive environment for new employees, and using digital for his full arch workflow. Did you know that not all Zirconia is the same? ZirCAD Prime (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_li/products/digital-processes/ips-e.max-zircad-prime-family) Zirconia from Ivoclar (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_us) is uniquely produced with Gradient Technology which allows two powders that normally sinter at different intervals, to be combined into one material which sinters uniformly. The manufacturing process not only optimizes the translucent properties but also creates a seamless progression of shade while maintaining optimal strength. ZirCAD prime is now more affordable than ever and will give you results that your Dentists will notice! Contact your local Ivoclar Sales representative today to find out more about Prime and how Ivoclar can support your success! Tell them you heard it on the podcast and get a FREE Prime disc to try – just use promo code 723! Whether you are looking to elevate your craftsmanship or looking to cut back costs, look no further – VITA MFT Teeth (https://vitanorthamerica.com/en-US/VITA-MFT-Anterior-369,273,126133.html) are the ultimate solution for creating lifelike and stunning smiles. Crafted with precision and backed by cutting-edge technology, VITA MFT Teeth offers unparalleled esthetics and durability. And since VITA (https://vitanorthamerica.com/) believes in the power of experiencing excellence firsthand, for a limited time only, they’re offering you the chance to get a complimentary case sample. That’s right, a full case, absolutely free. Just visit vitanorthamerica.com/freemft (https://www2.vitanorthamerica.com/mft/) Don’t wait any longer to start providing your customers with a premium tooth at an economy price. Redeem your free case sample and if you’re ready to buy, VITA will even give you an extra 10% discount by shopping online on their newly launched online store. Join the VITA family today. Candulor (https://www.candulor.com/en-us) a dental supply company from Switzerland has solutions no matter if you are analog or digital Check out their PhysioSet TCR (https://www.candulor.com/en-us/product-portfolio/tooth-lines/physioset-tcr) tooth line that has been complemented with 18 new shapes. A total of 48 age-appropriate anterior tooth shapes are available for the laboratory or dental practice to select from. The Swiss School of Prosthetics (https://ssop.swiss/en-us) in Springfield, Missouri is the place to learn all things removable. America with get supported and supplied by the only authorized partner Edmonds Dental Supply (https://edmondsdentalsupply.com/) Candulor, High End Only Special Guest: John Rano.

Duration:01:01:01

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308: Harvesting Your Lab's Value with Rob Laizure and Sasha Der Avanessian

2/19/2024
Be sure to come see us in the Ivoclar (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_li) Ballroom during LMT Lab Day Chicago 2024 (https://lmtmag.com/lmtlabday). Register today! We will also be recording Thursday night during the Cal-Lab Association (https://cal-lab.org/) Meeting that same weekend! Check out this amazing event and register today (https://cal-lab.org/annual-meeting/)! How do you market your lab? By talking about the materials that you use? Do you mention how many years of experience your technicians have. Sure, that is one way to go, but how would you like your lab to be known for offering a distinctive value to dentists and their patients. This week we brought back on two guests that have partnered up to help labs market their uniqueness. Rob Laizure from Full Contour and 3shape Automate (https://www.3shape.com/en-us/services/automate) and Sasha Der Avanessian from Harvest Dental (https://harvestdental.com/) understand branding. Brought together by their love of the industry and seeing labs succeed, they talk about combining their values and how a lab can position themself to market a solution to a problem and not just a product. The conversation gets deep, but it's worth the dive. Check out Sasha's podcast: Entrepreneur Insight (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/entrepreneur-insight/id1623379510) Join Luke LaRocque-Walker & Paul Imperius from True North Denture & Implant Centre (https://www.truenorthdent.com/) and many others in the Ivoclar (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_li) Ballroom at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2024 (https://lmtmag.com/lmtlabday). February 22-24, the biggest dental lab show in America happens and the place to be is in the Ivoclar Ballroom where all weekend Elvis Dahl and Barbara Warner will be set up recording everyone all weekend. Head over to voicesfromthebench.com/ivoclar to see a complete line up of all the lectures going on all weekend! We will see you there! Whether you are looking to elevate your craftsmanship or looking to cut back costs, look no further – VITA MFT Teeth (https://vitanorthamerica.com/en-US/VITA-MFT-Anterior-369,273,126133.html) are the ultimate solution for creating lifelike and stunning smiles. Crafted with precision and backed by cutting-edge technology, VITA MFT Teeth offers unparalleled esthetics and durability. And since VITA (https://vitanorthamerica.com/) believes in the power of experiencing excellence firsthand, for a limited time only, they’re offering you the chance to get a complimentary case sample. That’s right, a full case, absolutely free. Just visit vitanorthamerica.com/freemft (https://www2.vitanorthamerica.com/mft/) Don’t wait any longer to start providing your customers with a premium tooth at an economy price. Redeem your free case sample and if you’re ready to buy, VITA will even give you an extra 10% discount by shopping online on their newly launched online store. Join the VITA family today. Candulor (https://www.candulor.com/en-us) a dental supply company from Switzerland has solutions no matter if you are analog or digital Check out their PhysioSet TCR (https://www.candulor.com/en-us/product-portfolio/tooth-lines/physioset-tcr) tooth line that has been complemented with 18 new shapes. A total of 48 age-appropriate anterior tooth shapes are available for the laboratory or dental practice to select from. The Swiss School of Prosthetics (https://ssop.swiss/en-us) in Springfield, Missouri is the place to learn all things removable. America with get supported and supplied by the only authorized partner Edmonds Dental Supply (https://edmondsdentalsupply.com/) Candulor, High End Only Special Guests: Rob Laizure and Sasha Der Avanessian.

Duration:01:03:33

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307: A Youth's Excursion into Conversions with Tyler McCabe

2/12/2024
Be sure to come see us in the Ivoclar (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_li) Ballroom during LMT Lab Day Chicago 2024 (https://lmtmag.com/lmtlabday). Register today! We will also be recording Thursday night during the Cal-Lab Association (https://cal-lab.org/) Meeting that same weekend! Check out this amazing event and register today (https://cal-lab.org/annual-meeting/)! What were you doing at the age of 20? Probably not what Tyler McCabe is doing. Tyler at the age of 20 is already a traveling dental technician going between the offices to do chairside conversions. Tyler's dad and aunt were dental technicians, he is was always fascinated with what there were doing and always ask that they show him how. Eventually he took off to grow his career, and after a few bad labs, Tyler found the bloody role that he likes. Tyler talks about his journey, their process for full arch immediates, his plans for the future, and a scary story of how he literally died in the dental chair. American Denturist College (https://adc.edu/) CDT Pillar Scholarship through the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology (https://dentallabfoundation.org/scholarshipsgrants/pillar-scholarship/) Join John Wilson from Sunrise Dental Lab (https://www.sunrisedentallaboratory.com/index.php) and many others in the Ivoclar (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_li) Ballroom at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2024 (https://lmtmag.com/lmtlabday). February 22-24, the biggest dental lab show in America happens and the place to be is in the Ivoclar Ballroom where all weekend Elvis Dahl and Barbara Warner will be set up recording everyone all weekend. Head over to voicesfromthebench.com/ivoclar to see a complete line up of all the lectures going on all weekend! We will see you there! Whether you are looking to elevate your craftsmanship or looking to cut back costs, look no further – VITA MFT Teeth (https://vitanorthamerica.com/en-US/VITA-MFT-Anterior-369,273,126133.html) are the ultimate solution for creating lifelike and stunning smiles. Crafted with precision and backed by cutting-edge technology, VITA MFT Teeth offers unparalleled esthetics and durability. And since VITA (https://vitanorthamerica.com/) believes in the power of experiencing excellence firsthand, for a limited time only, they’re offering you the chance to get a complimentary case sample. That’s right, a full case, absolutely free. Just visit vitanorthamerica.com/freemft (https://www2.vitanorthamerica.com/mft/) Don’t wait any longer to start providing your customers with a premium tooth at an economy price. Redeem your free case sample and if you’re ready to buy, VITA will even give you an extra 10% discount by shopping online on their newly launched online store. Join the VITA family today. Candulor (https://www.candulor.com/en-us) a dental supply company from Switzerland has solutions no matter if you are analog or digital Check out their PhysioSet TCR (https://www.candulor.com/en-us/product-portfolio/tooth-lines/physioset-tcr) tooth line that has been complemented with 18 new shapes. A total of 48 age-appropriate anterior tooth shapes are available for the laboratory or dental practice to select from. The Swiss School of Prosthetics (https://ssop.swiss/en-us) in Springfield, Missouri is the place to learn all things removable. America with get supported and supplied by the only authorized partner Edmonds Dental Supply (https://edmondsdentalsupply.com/) Candulor, High End Only Special Guest: Tyler McCabe.

Duration:01:00:32

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306: It's the Window into the Body with Jessica Love (Birrell) & Laura Gilbert

2/5/2024
Be sure to come see us in the Ivoclar (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_li) Ballroom during LMT Lab Day Chicago 2024 (https://lmtmag.com/lmtlabday). Register today! Come enjoy and sun with us on May 9 -10, 2024 in Mallorca, Spain at exocad Insights! An amazing line up of speakers all talking about an amazing design program! Register here! (https://exocad.com/insights2024) This week we prepare for what is sure to be the best LMT Lab Day Chicago ever! Once again Elvis and Barb will be in the Ivoclar Ballroom all weekend recording all the amazing people in our industry willing to sit down with us. But what else is going on in the ballroom? One of the speakers on stage is Jessica Love (formerly Birrell). Jessica comes on the podcast to talk about her artistry beginnings, how she discovered dental technology, opening her own lab, discovering new ways to teach emax, getting into speaking, and how she now owns Capture Dental Health & Beauty Center (https://www.capturedentalarts.com/) that takes what a dentist sees in the mouth and can help your whole body physically and mentally heal. Also joining the episode is Laura Gilbert, the General Manager of Ivoclar (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_li) Canada. Laura updates us on her new and exciting role with the company and also runs down other Lab Day events like the other speakers and courses going on all weekend! Join Luke LaRocque-Walker & Paul Imperius from True North Denture & Implant Centre (https://www.truenorthdent.com/) and many others in the Ivoclar (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_li) Ballroom at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2024 (https://lmtmag.com/lmtlabday). February 22-24, the biggest dental lab show in America happens and the place to be is in the Ivoclar Ballroom where all weekend Elvis Dahl and Barbara Warner will be set up recording everyone all weekend. Head over to voicesfromthebench.com/ivoclar to see a complete line up of all the lectures going on all weekend! We will see you there! Whether you are looking to elevate your craftsmanship or looking to cut back costs, look no further – VITA MFT Teeth (https://vitanorthamerica.com/en-US/VITA-MFT-Anterior-369,273,126133.html) are the ultimate solution for creating lifelike and stunning smiles. Crafted with precision and backed by cutting-edge technology, VITA MFT Teeth offers unparalleled esthetics and durability. And since VITA (https://vitanorthamerica.com/) believes in the power of experiencing excellence firsthand, for a limited time only, they’re offering you the chance to get a complimentary case sample. That’s right, a full case, absolutely free. Just visit vitanorthamerica.com/freemft (https://www2.vitanorthamerica.com/mft/) Don’t wait any longer to start providing your customers with a premium tooth at an economy price. Redeem your free case sample and if you’re ready to buy, VITA will even give you an extra 10% discount by shopping online on their newly launched online store. Join the VITA family today. Candulor (https://www.candulor.com/en-us) a dental supply company from Switzerland has solutions no matter if you are analog or digital Check out their PhysioSet TCR (https://www.candulor.com/en-us/product-portfolio/tooth-lines/physioset-tcr) tooth line that has been complemented with 18 new shapes. A total of 48 age-appropriate anterior tooth shapes are available for the laboratory or dental practice to select from. The Swiss School of Prosthetics (https://ssop.swiss/en-us) in Springfield, Missouri is the place to learn all things removable. America with get supported and supplied by the only authorized partner Edmonds Dental Supply (https://edmondsdentalsupply.com/) Candulor, High End Only Special Guests: Jessica Love (Birrell) and Laura Gilbert.

Duration:01:09:26

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305: Educating the Future of Digital Dentures with Dr. Wendy Clark

1/29/2024
Be sure to come see us in the Ivoclar (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_li) Ballroom during LMT Lab Day Chicago 2024 (https://lmtmag.com/lmtlabday). Register today! It's always good, as technicians, to get a clinical perspective of all the work we do. Let's be honest, without the clinical side.... We wouldn't have work. But getting to talk to a clinician that LOVES and APPRECIATES lab work is even better. Dr. Wendy Clark is an Associate Professor of Prosthodontics at UNC Adams School of Dentistry (https://dentistry.unc.edu/). You would think since she is a professor, she would only teach analog ways. This is so not true. Dr. Clark is a fan of the digital denture workflow and teaches it to her students right along with the analog method. Dr. Clark talks about her history with digital dentures, how the workflow has improved over the years, what causes them to succeed, and what causes them to fail. If you don't think dentists are coming out of school wanting digital dentures.... think again. The demand is there and only growing. Go see Dr. Wendy Clark Friday February 23 from 2:30pm - 3:30pm at Lab Day Chicago in Roosevelt 3B · East Tower, Concourse (Bronze) Level (https://lmtmag.com/seminars/treatment-tree-workflow-simple-predictable-digital-denture-workflows) Also see Dr. Clark at IDT Live Digital Dentistry Symposium April 12 & 13, 2004 in Indianapolis! (https://learn.cdeworld.com/live/1/page/8?_ga=2.106418371.1516475152.1706378045-396816904.1705886634) Join Luke LaRocque-Walker & Paul Imperius from True North Denture & Implant Centre (https://www.truenorthdent.com/) and many others in the Ivoclar (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_li) Ballroom at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2024 (https://lmtmag.com/lmtlabday). February 22-24, the biggest dental lab show in America happens and the place to be is in the Ivoclar Ballroom where all weekend Elvis Dahl and Barbara Warner will be set up recording everyone all weekend. Head over to voicesfromthebench.com/ivoclar to see a complete line up of all the lectures going on all weekend! We will see you there! Whether you are looking to elevate your craftsmanship or looking to cut back costs, look no further – VITA MFT Teeth (https://vitanorthamerica.com/en-US/VITA-MFT-Anterior-369,273,126133.html) are the ultimate solution for creating lifelike and stunning smiles. Crafted with precision and backed by cutting-edge technology, VITA MFT Teeth offers unparalleled esthetics and durability. And since VITA (https://vitanorthamerica.com/) believes in the power of experiencing excellence firsthand, for a limited time only, they’re offering you the chance to get a complimentary case sample. That’s right, a full case, absolutely free. Just visit vitanorthamerica.com/freemft (https://www2.vitanorthamerica.com/mft/) Don’t wait any longer to start providing your customers with a premium tooth at an economy price. Redeem your free case sample and if you’re ready to buy, VITA will even give you an extra 10% discount by shopping online on their newly launched online store. Join the VITA family today. Candulor (https://www.candulor.com/en-us) a dental supply company from Switzerland has solutions no matter if you are analog or digital Check out their PhysioSet TCR (https://www.candulor.com/en-us/product-portfolio/tooth-lines/physioset-tcr) tooth line that has been complemented with 18 new shapes. A total of 48 age-appropriate anterior tooth shapes are available for the laboratory or dental practice to select from. The Swiss School of Prosthetics (https://ssop.swiss/en-us) in Springfield, Missouri is the place to learn all things removable. America with get supported and supplied by the only authorized partner Edmonds Dental Supply (https://edmondsdentalsupply.com/) Candulor, High End Only Special Guest: Dr. Wendy AuClair Clark.

Duration:01:05:40

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304: It's a Snowy Midnight Storm with MIYO and Amanda Carson

1/22/2024
Be sure to come see us in the Ivoclar (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_li) Ballroom during LMT Lab Day Chicago 2024 (https://lmtmag.com/lmtlabday). Register today! When you see a tooth, what do you think? Some notice its shape. Some notice its Vita shade equivalent. This week’s guest notices the amount of moss, raspberry, and midnight is in it. Amanda Carson was always an artist. She even got two degrees in it. But after finding out about dental labs and visiting one for only one day. She was hooked. It wasn’t long before she realized that her skills are best used in ceramics and that is when she discovered MIYO (https://miyoworld.com/). Amanda takes the time to explain how she uses this oddly colorfully named system and even dumbs it down so Elvis can understand. Now she’s teaching others how to apply MIYO and has partnered up with a dentist to create a dental lab where she can control the communication and quality she h always wanted to put out. Click here to see when Amanda will be doing table clinics at the Jensen booth at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2024. (https://jensendental.com/labdaychicago2024/) Join John Wilson from Sunrise Dental Lab (https://www.sunrisedentallaboratory.com/index.php) and many others in the Ivoclar (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_li) Ballroom at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2024 (https://lmtmag.com/lmtlabday). February 22-24, the biggest dental lab show in America happens and the place to be is in the Ivoclar Ballroom where all weekend Elvis Dahl and Barbara Warner will be set up recording everyone all weekend. Head over to voicesfromthebench.com/ivoclar to see a complete line up of all the lectures going on all weekend! We will see you there! Whether you are looking to elevate your craftsmanship or looking to cut back costs, look no further – VITA MFT Teeth (https://vitanorthamerica.com/en-US/VITA-MFT-Anterior-369,273,126133.html) are the ultimate solution for creating lifelike and stunning smiles. Crafted with precision and backed by cutting-edge technology, VITA MFT Teeth offers unparalleled esthetics and durability. And since VITA (https://vitanorthamerica.com/) believes in the power of experiencing excellence firsthand, for a limited time only, they’re offering you the chance to get a complimentary case sample. That’s right, a full case, absolutely free. Just visit vitanorthamerica.com/freemft (https://www2.vitanorthamerica.com/mft/) Don’t wait any longer to start providing your customers with a premium tooth at an economy price. Redeem your free case sample and if you’re ready to buy, VITA will even give you an extra 10% discount by shopping online on their newly launched online store. Join the VITA family today. Candulor (https://www.candulor.com/en-us) a dental supply company from Switzerland has solutions no matter if you are analog or digital Check out their PhysioSet TCR (https://www.candulor.com/en-us/product-portfolio/tooth-lines/physioset-tcr) tooth line that has been complemented with 18 new shapes. A total of 48 age-appropriate anterior tooth shapes are available for the laboratory or dental practice to select from. The Swiss School of Prosthetics (https://ssop.swiss/en-us) in Springfield, Missouri is the place to learn all things removable. America with get supported and supplied by the only authorized partner Edmonds Dental Supply (https://edmondsdentalsupply.com/) Candulor, High End Only Special Guest: Amanda Carson.

Duration:01:01:11

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303: It's the Bobby and Blake Show! with Bobby Kenney and Blake Barksdale

1/15/2024
Be sure to come see us in the Ivoclar (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_li) Ballroom during LMT Lab Day Chicago 2024 (https://lmtmag.com/lmtlabday). Register today! When two technicians that work well together can, only great things can come out of it. Bobby Kenney started in a model room soon after the Army. Eventually he found his way to Barksdale Dental Laboratory (https://barksdaledentallab.com/) to help them open their removable department. Seeking warmer weather and more experience, Bobby went to Florida to work in-office doing implants and conversions. After a small tour of other labs, he took all this knowledge back to Barksdale. Blake Barksdale is the lab manager creating a QUALITY production lab. Makes sense that they are together again. We have a lot of fun talking about full arch workflows with photogrammetry, using exocad, learning for dentists, and growing the lab though education. Join John Wilson from Sunrise Dental Lab (https://www.sunrisedentallaboratory.com/index.php) and many others in the Ivoclar (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_li) Ballroom at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2024 (https://lmtmag.com/lmtlabday). February 22-24, the biggest dental lab show in America happens and the place to be is in the Ivoclar Ballroom where all weekend Elvis Dahl and Barbara Warner will be set up recording everyone all weekend. Head over to voicesfromthebench.com/ivoclar to see a complete line up of all the lectures going on all weekend! We will see you there! Whether you are looking to elevate your craftsmanship or looking to cut back costs, look no further – VITA MFT Teeth (https://vitanorthamerica.com/en-US/VITA-MFT-Anterior-369,273,126133.html) are the ultimate solution for creating lifelike and stunning smiles. Crafted with precision and backed by cutting-edge technology, VITA MFT Teeth offers unparalleled esthetics and durability. And since VITA (https://vitanorthamerica.com/) believes in the power of experiencing excellence firsthand, for a limited time only, they’re offering you the chance to get a complimentary case sample. That’s right, a full case, absolutely free. Just visit vitanorthamerica.com/freemft (https://www2.vitanorthamerica.com/mft/) Don’t wait any longer to start providing your customers with a premium tooth at an economy price. Redeem your free case sample and if you’re ready to buy, VITA will even give you an extra 10% discount by shopping online on their newly launched online store. Join the VITA family today. Candulor (https://www.candulor.com/en-us) a dental supply company from Switzerland has solutions no matter if you are analog or digital Check out their PhysioSet TCR (https://www.candulor.com/en-us/product-portfolio/tooth-lines/physioset-tcr) tooth line that has been complemented with 18 new shapes. A total of 48 age-appropriate anterior tooth shapes are available for the laboratory or dental practice to select from. The Swiss School of Prosthetics (https://ssop.swiss/en-us) in Springfield, Missouri is the place to learn all things removable. America with get supported and supplied by the only authorized partner Edmonds Dental Supply (https://edmondsdentalsupply.com/) Candulor, High End Only Special Guests: Blake Barksdale and Bobby Kenney .

Duration:01:05:02

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302: From Bait Shop to Metal Printing with Josh Williams

1/8/2024
Be sure to come see us in the Ivoclar (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_li) Ballroom during LMT Lab Day Chicago 2024 (https://lmtmag.com/lmtlabday). Register today! Resin 3D printing is going strong in our industry. Almost to the point of not remembering how we functioned without one. Well it's time for the next "phase" of 3D printing. Metal. This week we talk to Josh Williams from GPS Digital RPD (https://gpsdigitalrpd.com/) in Orlando, Florida. Josh runs a 100% digital metal printing facility specializing (as of now) in partial frameworks. He talks about his early days of learning the analog method of making frames, owning his own lab in a bait shop, and partnering up with GPS Dental (https://gpsdental.com/) to take it all digital. Josh also talks about researching the printers, the complete workflow, how they overcame issues, and some of the maintenance these highly fascinating machines take to produce perfect fitting metal frameworks. What we love is that Josh doesn't sell printers or metal. He just uses them every day making frames for only other labs that need a good and reliable solution for their doctors. Did you know that not all Zirconia is the same? ZirCAD Prime (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_li/products/digital-processes/ips-e.max-zircad-prime-family) Zirconia from Ivoclar (https://www.ivoclar.com/en_us) is uniquely produced with Gradient Technology which allows two powders that normally sinter at different intervals, to be combined into one material which sinters uniformly. The manufacturing process not only optimizes the translucent properties but also creates a seamless progression of shade while maintaining optimal strength. ZirCAD prime is now more affordable than ever and will give you results that your Dentists will notice! Contact your local Ivoclar Sales representative today to find out more about Prime and how Ivoclar can support your success! Tell them you heard it on the podcast and get a FREE Prime disc to try – just use promo code 723! Whether you are looking to elevate your craftsmanship or looking to cut back costs, look no further – VITA MFT Teeth (https://vitanorthamerica.com/en-US/VITA-MFT-Anterior-369,273,126133.html) are the ultimate solution for creating lifelike and stunning smiles. Crafted with precision and backed by cutting-edge technology, VITA MFT Teeth offers unparalleled esthetics and durability. And since VITA (https://vitanorthamerica.com/) believes in the power of experiencing excellence firsthand, for a limited time only, they’re offering you the chance to get a complimentary case sample. That’s right, a full case, absolutely free. Just visit vitanorthamerica.com/freemft (https://www2.vitanorthamerica.com/mft/) Don’t wait any longer to start providing your customers with a premium tooth at an economy price. Redeem your free case sample and if you’re ready to buy, VITA will even give you an extra 10% discount by shopping online on their newly launched online store. Join the VITA family today. Candulor (https://www.candulor.com/en-us) a dental supply company from Switzerland has solutions no matter if you are analog or digital Check out their PhysioSet TCR (https://www.candulor.com/en-us/product-portfolio/tooth-lines/physioset-tcr) tooth line that has been complemented with 18 new shapes. A total of 48 age-appropriate anterior tooth shapes are available for the laboratory or dental practice to select from. The Swiss School of Prosthetics (https://ssop.swiss/en-us) in Springfield, Missouri is the place to learn all things removable. America with get supported and supplied by the only authorized partner Edmonds Dental Supply (https://edmondsdentalsupply.com/) Candulor, High End Only Special Guest: Josh Williams.

Duration:01:08:25