Voices from The Bench

Voices from The Bench

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A Dental Laboratory Podcast
46: The Denture Man Cometh: Interview with James Angelone Part 2 (VFTB46)
Feb 11 • 30 min
The Denture Man spends so much time chairside and speaking with dentist that Elvis and Barb felt we could pick his brain for some tips technicians could use when working with dentists. James Angelone talks about impression materials, acrylics, denture…
45: The Denture Man Cometh: Interview with James Angelone Part 1 (VFTB45)
Feb 4 • 28 min
We welcome James Angelone "The Denture Man" to the podcast for part 1 of his interview. James has a fascinating tale of how he went from the Marines to teaching worldwide with a Prosthodontist. He shares what he has learned working clinically with…
44: LMT Lab Day Chicago 2019 Preview: Behind the scenes with Jenny Abbott-Cole & Becky Tyre
Jan 28 • 30 min
We have a special treat this week. As most of us prepare for LMT Lab Day Chicago in February, Barb and Elvis wanted to talk to the ones that pull off this massive event every year. Jenny Abbott-Cole & Becky Tyre from LMT magazine tell us about what it…
43: Inside Inside Dental Technology: Interview with Valerie Berger & Pam Johnson Part 2 (VFTB43)
Jan 21 • 32 min
We are joined once again by Valerie Berger and Pam Johnson from IDT magazine. Aside from the great monthly magazine these two do so much for our industry. In this part of the interview they talk about their online content, some of the great events they…
42: Inside Inside Dental Technology: Interview with Valerie Berger & Pam Johnson Part 1 (VFTB42)
Jan 14 • 29 min
Episode 42 brings us a new interview with Valerie Berger (Vice President) and Pam Johnson (Founding Editor) from IDT Magazine. They tell us about the early days of starting the magazine, how they stay relevant in an ever growing industry, and what goes in…
41: Grab a Chair for the Chairperson: Interview with Jim Gorgol and Cal-Lab Part 2(VFTB41)
Jan 7 • 29 min
With a powerful board of directors, Jim Gorgol CDT, sits as the Chairperson of the Cal-Lab Association. In part 2 of our conversation Jim tells us more about what goes into putting on one of the greatest meetings of the year. Listen for a special message…
40: Grab a Chair for the Chairperson: Interview with Jim Gorgol and Cal-Lab Part 1(VFTB40)
Dec 31, 2018 • 31 min
Jim Gorgol CDT, owner of Distinctive Dental Studio and current Chairperson of the Cal-Lab Association, joins Elvis and Barb on the last episode of 2018. Part 1 has Jim talking about how he got into the industry, his lab, and the Cal-Lab Association.…
39: The Art of Working Together- A Conversation with Alex and Danielle Wünsche Part 2 (VFTB39)
Dec 24, 2018 • 28 min
Alex and Danielle Wünsche are back on the podcast continuing the conversation about how they together run a 50 year old lab in Miami. From looking for new clients to hiring new employees, these two offer some great insights in to a successful boutique…
38: The Art of Working Together- A Conversation with Alex and Danielle Wünsche Part 1 (VFTB38)
Dec 17, 2018 • 35 min
This week Elvis and Barb are joined by Alex and Danielle Wünsche from Zahntechnique in Miami. Alex speaks to both doctors and lab technicians so often that it seems odd when he is not on stage at a convention. Their story about how they met and what they…
37: The Power of Positive Involvement: Bennett Napier and Bob Savage Talk About the NADL Part 2 (VFTB37)
Dec 10, 2018 • 28 min
We are joined again by Bennett Napier from Partners in Association Management and Bob Savage from Drake Precision Dental Laboratories (and current NADL president) to talk about the benefits and connections one can make from getting involved with the NADL.…
36: The Power of Positive Involvement: Bennett Napier and Bob Savage Talk About the NADL Part 1 (VFTB36)
Dec 3, 2018 • 29 min
This week starts an interview that Barb and Elvis both have been wanting to do since we started the podcast. Bennett Napier and Bob Savage join us to talk all about the NADL, NBC, and the Foundation of Dental Laboratory Technology. Bennett Napier from…
35: Data Worthy of Every Lab: An Interview with John Schwartz and Trevor Willenberg from LabWorthy Part 2 (VFTB35)
Nov 26, 2018 • 31 min
John Schwartz and Trevor Willenberg continue talking with us about the data they have collected and what trends they see in our industry. They also describe the process needed to sign up and start your path to better client retention. Check out…
34: Data Worthy of Every Lab: An Interview with John Schwartz and Trevor Willenberg from LabWorthy Part 1 (VFTB34)
Nov 19, 2018 • 34 min
Joining us this week are John Schwartz and Trevor Willenberg from a company called LabWorthy. This new interview begins with how LabWorthy works with dental laboratories to collect data and to successfully use that data to understand better what their…
33: A Better State of Mind: A Roundtable Conversation About State Regulation Part 2 (VFTB33)
Nov 12, 2018 • 33 min
We continue our roundtable discussion on state associations and regulation. Joining us again are: Tim Stevenson CDT- FDLA, Florida Dental Laboratory Association Chris Delarm CDT - WSDLA, Washington State Dental Laboratory Association Lonni Thompson CDT -…
32: A Better State of Mind: A Roundtable Conversation About State Regulation Part 1 (VFTB32)
Nov 5, 2018 • 32 min
We are so pleased to bring back a Roundtable episode. Through pain, glitches, and errors we finally got gathering of Presidents join us to talk about their various state associations and while one is regulated the other two are still fighting. Joining us…
31: The Framework To a Family That Works Together: A conversation with the Naas Family Part 2 (VFTB31)
Oct 29, 2018 • 32 min
Raised in a dental lab that his parents created in a shack, Jeremiah and Amanda Naas have become one of the most well-known removable labs that specialize in RPB Frameworks. From a full-service dental lab to a future denturist, this married couple that…
30: The Framework To a Family That Works Together: A conversation with the Naas Family Part 1 (VFTB30)
Oct 22, 2018 • 32 min
Elvis and Barb start a wonderful conversation with Jeremiah CDT,DTG and Amanda Naas from Inverness Dental Arts. This family has built a removable laboratory is a unique way specializing in RPD metal frameworks. We talk about how the lab started, how they…
29: By The Grace of Dental Marketing : Interview with Grace Rizza of Identity Dental Marketing (VFTB29)
Oct 15, 2018 • 31 min
Grace Rizza, the Founder and CEO of Identity Dental Marketing, comes on the podcast to talk about her role in helping dentist market to patients. But Elvis asks her to speak on how dental laboratories can play a bigger role in the “big picture”. Grace…
28: Let’s Get Digital with Removable Workflows: Interview with Robert Kreyer, CDT and Yulia Gafurov, CDT Part 2 (VFTB28)
Oct 8, 2018 • 35 min
Elvis and Barb continue a fascinating interview with Robert Kreyer, CDT and Yulia Gafurov, CDT as they speak more about integrating digital technology with in the removable department. With a consulting company called Dentgnostix these two are going to be…
27: Let’s Get Digital with Removable Workflows: Interview with Robert Kreyer, CDT and Yulia Gafurov, CDT Part 1 (VFTB27)
Oct 1, 2018 • 33 min
Straight off the heels of the International Digital Denture Symposium in Phoenix Arizona, we talk with Robert Kreyer, CDT and Yulia Gafurov, CDT from a consulting and digital removable laboratory called Dentgnostix. While they believe the digital denture…
26: Breathe Easy: A Chat About the Air Quality in Dental Laboratories Part 2 (VFTB26)
Sep 24, 2018 • 31 min
On our 26th episode (half a year goes by so quick) we continue talking with some fellows from Fellowes. Blake Bobosky and Mike Booth talk about how they cleaned up Tad Friess' lab with a wall mounted box called the AeraMax Professional and how easy it is…
25: Breathe Easy: A Chat About the Air Quality in Dental Laboratories Part 1 (VFTB25)
Sep 17, 2018 • 32 min
This week starts off a new conversation about the air quality in our dental laboratories. Tad Friess from Rockert Dental Studio brings Blake Bobosky and Mike Booth from Fellowes to talk about a proven way to clean up our air. But first we have to talk…
24: A Passion for the Patient: An Interview With a Tech & a Doctor From Aspen Dental Part 2 (VFTB24)
Sep 10, 2018 • 28 min
This week’s episode is part 2 of the interview with Bridget Boudreau, CDT and Dr. Anita Imadomwanyi from Aspen. They continue talking about giving back to the community, explain why Aspen values their technicians by promoting CDTs, and explain Aspen’s…
23: A Passion for the Patient: An Interview With a Tech & a Doctor From Aspen Dental Part 1 (VFTB23)
Sep 3, 2018 • 30 min
On today's episode we have part 1 of an interview with Bridget Boudreau CDT and Dr. Anita Imadomwanyi from Aspen Dental. They tell us the story on how they got into the industry, the valuable training that Aspen is able to provide, and how much they give…
22: The Denturist Movement: A Removable Profession of Specialist - Interview Part 2 (VFTB22)
Aug 27, 2018 • 32 min
Joining us again are Patrick Allen LD from Maine and Todd Young BS LD from Oregon. These two Denturist are on to talk about a career path that a lot of people don't know about. This episode has them talking about how one can become a denturist, their…
21: The Denturist Movement: A Removable Profession of Specialist - Interview Part 1 (VFTB21)
Aug 20, 2018 • 31 min
Joining Elvis and Barb are two Licensed Denturist, Patrick Allen and Todd Young, to discuss an aspect of our industry that is both fascinating and not well known to the public. From Patrick Allen: The NDA and MLDA provide a resource to educate the general…
20: Lead With Passion and Everything Else Will Follow: Interview with Von Grow Part 3 (VFTB20)
Aug 13, 2018 • 29 min
We end our 3 part interview with Von Grow from Dark Horse Dental Studio as he talks about how a technician becomes a member of of the Dental Technicians Guild, social media, and the DTG Symposium! Dental Technicians Guild Website DTG Symposium: Aug 16-18…
19: Lead With Passion and Everything Else Will Follow: Interview with Von Grow Part 2 (VFTB19)
Aug 6, 2018 • 29 min
Join us again as Elvis and Barb continue their conversation with Von Grow from Dark Horse Dental Studio. This technician took to Facebook and Chicago Lab Day to figure out how to create the group that became the Dental Technicians Guild. Dental…
18: Lead With Passion and Everything Else Will Follow: Interview with Von Grow Part 1 (VFTB18)
Jul 30, 2018 • 28 min
Elvis and Barb had a wonderful interview with Von Grow. Not only is Von the owner of Dark Horse Dental Studio in Utah, but also runs the Dental Technicians Guild. It is a group of passionate technicians wanting to make sure that the restorations they make…
17: Setting Up a Good Bond with Removable Technicians - Part 2 Roundtable (VFTB17)
Jul 23, 2018 • 33 min
Barb is on a much needed vacation this week so Elvis welcomes back Thomas Zaleske, Richard Wills, and Brian Mouer to the Roundtable to discuss more of their view of the industry. They talk about marketing, who the next Removable Technician will be, and…
16: Setting Up a Good Bond with Removable Technicians - Part 1 Roundtable (VFTB16)
Jul 16, 2018 • 31 min
Three removable lab owners sit down with Elvis on this week’s Roundtable to discuss how they got into the profession and their take on digital dentures. Thomas Zaleske, Richard Wills, and Brian Mouer all run successful laboratories. From different…
15: It’s Okay To Get Attached: Interview with Chris Bormes from PREAT - Part 2 (VFTB15)
Jul 9, 2018 • 25 min
PART 2 of the great Chris Bormes. Elvis and Barb continue talking with the President and CEO of PREAT about his experiences "on the road" talking with all the different laboratories and why giving back to the industry is so important. PREAT Support…
14: It’s Okay To Get Attached: Interview with Chris Bormes from PREAT - Part 1 (VFTB14)
Jul 2, 2018 • 26 min
Joining Elvis and Barb is Chris Bormes, President and CEO of PREAT Corporation. Chris spends many weeks on the road presenting and speaking to dental laboratory technicians. His unique look at our industry is both informative and fascinating. Preat…
13: Diversity In Advertising: Getting New Clients - Roundtable Part 2 (VFTB13)
Jun 25, 2018 • 29 min
Part 2 of the Advertising and Getting New Clients Roundtable. This group has so much knowledge and experience to share that we couldn't contain it in only one episode. They say the best way to advertise is to put your name and talent out there in as many…
12: Diversity In Advertising: Getting New Clients - Roundtable Part 1 (VFTB12)
Jun 18, 2018 • 28 min
Voices From the Bench love Roundtable discussions! From East coast to West coast. From a smaller lab to a larger lab. Advertising is an ongoing venture every business needs to do. So what works for labs? Joining us again are: Martha Martin – CEO of Triad…
11: The Foundation Of All Good Things is Giving Back: Sean Siegel and Shawn Nowak talk about great ways to support the dental laboratory industry (VFTB11)
Jun 11, 2018 • 27 min
Sometimes it's good to give back to an industry that has given us so much. The Foundation for Dental Lab Technology has two amazing events this year to raise money that goes back to promoting, educating, and training the current and future technicians in…
10: The Heart of Ohio - Lonni Thompson’s interview about state regulations for dental laboratories (VFTB10)
Jun 4, 2018 • 32 min
A landmark episode for Voices From the Bench! Number 10! We are excited to have Lonni Thompson on to celebrate with us. Lonni is a passionate and dedicated CDT who has not only done a lot for our industry nationally, she now takes Ohio on a quest to get…
9: Size Doesn’t Matter, It’s All In The Delivery - Labs with Less Than 5 Employees Roundtable Part 2 (VFTB9)
May 28, 2018 • 32 min
Our last single digit episode brings us part 2 of last weeks Roundtable, Lab owners with 5 or less employees. We get into more about how they compete against bigger labs, getting new clients, and they debunk known rumors about smaller labs. Massoudah Faiz…
8: Size Doesn’t Matter, It’s All In The Delivery - Labs with Less Than 5 Employees Roundtable Part 1 (VFTB8)
May 21, 2018 • 30 min
With Barb out at the AACD meeting, Elvis sits down with some very talented technicians that have taken their art and turned it into their own success story. But it's not always easy. Joining us at this week's Roundtable are: Massoudah Faiz Heather Voss,…
7: The Greatest Spectacle in the Dental Laboratory Industry - Judy Fishman Talks Lab Day! Part 2 (VFTB7)
May 14, 2018 • 22 min
With just a week away from Lab Day West, Part 2 of our conversation with Judy Fishman continues. She shares how Lab Day started and why it has grown in to the premier event in our industry. With her unique view of the dental laboratory industry, Judy also…
6: A Big Magazine With an Even Bigger Story - an Interview with Judy Fishman - CEO and Publisher of LMT magazine Part 1 (VFTB6)
May 7, 2018 • 27 min
In this week's episode Judy Fishman, the brains and heart behind LMT (Lab Management Today) magazine tells Elvis and Barb the history of making our industry's biggest and most popular publication. Judy Fishman is the CEO and Publisher of LMT Magazine. A…
5: CDT = Connecting Dental Technicians- A Conversation with Denise Burris, CDT the 2018 Chairperson of the NBC (VFTB5)
Apr 30, 2018 • 24 min
Elvis and Barb welcome Denise Burris, CDT to the podcast! Denise is the 2018 Chairperson of the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology. She is also a passionate technician that started her own lab in Atlanta, Georgia. In this…
4: Where Does a Ship of Fools Look for a Crew? - Hiring & Training Roundtable Part 2 (VFTB4)
Apr 23, 2018 • 27 min
The continued Roundtable that dives deep into the topics of training new employees and rewarding employees become CDTs! Joining us again are: Martha Martin – CEO of Triad Dental Studio in North Carolina Jeff Stronk - Co-owner - Treasure Dental Studio in…
3: Where Does a Ship of Fools Look for a Crew? - Hiring & Training Roundtable Part 1 (VFTB3)
Apr 16, 2018 • 28 min
The first Roundtable episode. Gathered together to discuss the ongoing issues of hiring and training are: Martha Martin – CEO of Triad Dental Studio in North Carolina Jeff Stronk - Co-owner - Treasure Dental Studio in Utah Heather Voss, CDT – Owner -…
2: Never too cool for Dental Technology School - Interview with Prof. Renata Budny Part 2 (VFTB2)
Apr 9, 2018 • 22 min
The second episode! Thank you to everyone who listened to our first episode and came back for more. In this episode Elvis and Barbara continue their conversation with Prof. Renata Budny from the New York City College of Technology about the graduates…
1: Never too cool for Dental Technology School - Interview with Prof. Renata Budny Part 1 (VFTB1)
Apr 1, 2018 • 23 min
Our first episode! Elvis and Barbara talk with Prof. Renata Budny about the Restorative dentistry (Dental Laboratory Technology) program at the New York City College of Technology, of the City University of New York.…