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Voices from The Bench

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A weekly podcast dedicated to the dental laboratory industry. Featuring anyone associated with the profession from all over the world. Host are in their own dental laboratory every day making teeth and interviewing people from the industry on their time off. New episodes every Monday morning.
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There are many 3D printers in our industry. But one of them was the creator of the technology most of them use now. Al Siblani created EnvisionTEC (https://envisiontec.com/) out of years of experience in the automotive industry printing wooden molds. Expanding on the idea and seeing a need in other industries, Al disrupted other markets before introducing it to the dental industry. Al talks about the history of EnvisionTEC, the story of it getting into dental, their efforts during COVID, what makes their printers unique, and what exciting things EnvisionTEC is working on next to disrupt it all over again. Aurident (https://www.aurident.com/) offers so much more than just the P5 michine (https://www.aurident.com/p5/). They offer all the needed accessories like Nabertherm furnaces (https://www.aurident.com/furnaces/) and vacuums by Renfert. And all the consumables can be got in one place! Aurident has Delta Zirconia (https://www.aurident.com/delta-zirconia/), Aurident Zr (https://www.aurident.com/aurident-zr-zirconia/), Aurident cutting tools, and Quest pmma (https://www.aurident.com/quest-pmma-shaded/) ! Aurident definitely is a One Stop Shop for any dental laboratory's needs! Call our friends, Aurident, at 800-422-7373 or visit their website at aurident.com! Using 3D printed Dentca Temporary Resin is the easy, fast, clean and accurate way of creating natural-looking temporary restorations using Dentca Temporary C&B 3D Print Resin (https://whipmix.com/products/dentca-temporary-crown-bridge-resin/) from Whip Mix (https://whipmix.com/). The new temporary material is FDA cleared, biocompatible, photocurable, and can be printed fast. That patient can be temporized with the highest quality temporary crowns that last a minimum of one full year in the mouth. Dentca C&B Temporary features excellent life-like esthetics and shade-matching capability with Vita shades A1, A2, A3, A3.5, B1, B2, and BL (Bleach). Dentca Temporary C&B resin is validated for use with the Asiga Max (https://whipmix.com/products/asiga-max/), Asiga Pro 2, Asiga Pro 4K (https://whipmix.com/products/asiga-pro-4k/), and the Whip Mix Veribuild printers (https://whipmix.com/products/veribuild-lcd/), and with the following curing units: Uvitron (SunRay 400 (https://whipmix.com/products/uvitron-uv-sunray-400-curing-unit/) and IntelliRay 600 (https://whipmix.com/products/uvitron-uv-curing-unit/)), and the CUREbox Plus (https://whipmix.com/products/curebox-plus/). For more information, visit www.whipmix.com. Special Guest: Al Siblani.
As Texas thaws out, it is time to think about the Dental Laboratory Association of Texas annual conference. March 26 & 27 in Grapevine Texas. Voices From the Bench will be recording remotely from the Argen (https://argen.com/#/) booth again this year. Register today (https://members.dlat.org/membership/) and stop by and chat with us! Mike Farago's father was a dedicated dental technician. Somehow, Mike grew up not wanting to be a dental technician. But with one project helping his dad set up a new phone system, Mike fell in love with the people, the processes, and the industry. Mike talks about buying Concord Dental Laboratory (https://www.concorddentallab.com/), becoming a needed leader to the employees he needs so much, outsourcing employees and not work, and creating a sustainable business that doesn't' rely on one technician for one offered service. Aurident (https://www.aurident.com/) offers so much more than just the P5 michine (https://www.aurident.com/p5/). They offer all the needed accessories like Nabertherm furnaces (https://www.aurident.com/furnaces/) and vacuums by Renfert. And all the consumables can be got in one place! Aurident has Delta Zirconia (https://www.aurident.com/delta-zirconia/), Aurident Zr (https://www.aurident.com/aurident-zr-zirconia/), Aurident cutting tools, and Quest pmma (https://www.aurident.com/quest-pmma-shaded/) ! Aurident definitely is a One Stop Shop for any dental laboratory's needs! Call our friends, Aurident, at 800-422-7373 or visit their website at aurident.com! Whip Mix (https://whipmix.com/) is very excited to announce the new PRO 4K large format 3D printer from Asiga. It’s ideal for printing any kind of model, dentures, splints, surgical guides, impression trays and more. The Asiga Pro 4K DLP printer (https://whipmix.com/products/asiga-pro-4k/) is priced at under $25,000, has a large build plate and is available in both 65µm and resolution versions. For information about the Asiga Pro 4K, visit www.whipmix.com. Special Guest: Michael Farago.
One would think that to bring a line of dental products geared towards full arch restorations to America you would have to know how to use it. Defying all odds, Tay Harvey took a degree in Journalism, a love for the mini implants, and a passion for the dental laboratory industry to bring anaxdent (https://www.anaxdentusa.com/) to North America. Tay talks about how she took a chance on a "little known" product line out of Germany mixed it with AMAZING marketing and turned it into a great company offering "hella" customer service. Aurident (https://www.aurident.com/) offers so much more than just the P5 michine (https://www.aurident.com/p5/). They offer all the needed accessories like Nabertherm furnaces (https://www.aurident.com/furnaces/) and vacuums by Renfert. And all the consumables can be got in one place! Aurident has Delta Zirconia (https://www.aurident.com/delta-zirconia/), Aurident Zr (https://www.aurident.com/aurident-zr-zirconia/), Aurident cutting tools, and Quest pmma (https://www.aurident.com/quest-pmma-shaded/) ! Aurident definitely is a One Stop Shop for any dental laboratory's needs! Call our friends, Aurident, at 800-422-7373 or visit their website at aurident.com! Few things create more interest today than the Digital Denture. Whip Mix (https://whipmix.com/) has developed a processing system for printed dentures, which uses Dentca (https://whipmix.com/products/dentca/), the first 3D-printed denture and denture teeth resins to receive FDA clearance. Their physical properties and biocompatibility pass FDA requirements and enable the printed denture properties to be very similar to conventional dentures. The material, coupled with fast and easy 3D-printing with Asiga printers (https://whipmix.com/products/asiga-max/) and the convenience of curing with a Uvitron UV light (https://whipmix.com/products/uvitron-uv-sunray-400-curing-unit/), results in fewer dentist visits, predictable fit, re-printable data files, lower costs and excellent intraoral denture performance. To learn how to create your own Digital Denture, check the Whip Mix (https://whipmix.com/) website for their Digital Denture courses and for more information about the system. Special Guest: Tay Harvey.
Head over to the DLAT Southwest Conference and Expo March 26-27, 2021 (http://members.dlat.org/membership/2021-conference-portal/). Voices From the Bench will be recording remotely LIVE, NOT LIVE from the Argen (https://www.argen.com/#/) booth! How are you sleeping? Well, if you listen to our podcast while in bed, it's probably pretty good. But most people have some form of sleep apnea. Dental sleep devices are becoming a bigger and bigger appliance for labs to get into. Dr. Mark Murphy started his career as a dental technican, became a dentist, came back to be involved with dental labs, and is now working with ProSomnus® Sleep Technologies (https://prosomnus.com/) to help the world sleep better. Mark talks about how dentist identify and treat sleep apnea patients and how, if not treated, can affect one's life. Learn all about sleep devices and what they do to make the world a better place. Aurident (https://www.aurident.com/) offers so much more than just the P5 michine (https://www.aurident.com/p5/). They offer all the needed accessories like Nabertherm furnaces (https://www.aurident.com/furnaces/) and vacuums by Renfert. And all the consumables can be got in one place! Aurident has Delta Zirconia (https://www.aurident.com/delta-zirconia/), Aurident Zr (https://www.aurident.com/aurident-zr-zirconia/), Aurident cutting tools, and Quest pmma (https://www.aurident.com/quest-pmma-shaded/) ! Aurident definitely is a One Stop Shop for any dental laboratory's needs! Call our friends, Aurident, at 800-422-7373 or visit their website at aurident.com! Whip Mix (https://www.whipmix.com/) is very excited to announce the new PRO 4K large format 3D printer from Asiga (https://www.whipmix.com/products/asiga-pro-4k/). The open-material printer for 385nm and 405nm resins features renowned Asiga reliability, and super-fast print mode for large batch printing of virtually all print resins. It’s ideal for printing any kind of model, dentures, splints, surgical guides, impression trays and more. The Asiga Pro 4K DLP printer is affordable so you can own it for under $25,000. It has a large build plate and is available in both 65 micron and 46 micron resolution versions. For information about the Asiga Pro 4K, visit whipmix.com or call Chris Frye at (513) 680-1512. Special Guest: Mark T. Murphy, DDS, D ABDSM, FAGD.
We welcome back Bennett Napier from the NADL (National Association of Dental Laboratories) (https://nadl.org/). Bennett stops by the podcast for a brief update of the state of our industry, technicians getting vaccines, and the upcoming Vision 21 meeting being held April 8 - 10 in Nashville, TN. While many labs are already full into the digital workflow, some are still looking for a way to enter the "game". And some of the labs that are already in the "game" need a resource to improve the workflow or assistance to bring on a new product. Enter Jesse Zamarripa from Opulent Digital Specialist (https://opulentcadcam.com/). Jesse comes on the podcast to talk about how his company can help your lab enter the digital workflow or even help you improve your current workflow with dedicated service available 24/7. Partnering with names such as Amman Girrbach (https://www.amanngirrbach.us/home/), ExoCad (https://exocad.com/), and NT-Trading (https://nt.dental/en/products-en/), Opulent is a good option with labs that want to go digital. Aurident (https://www.aurident.com/) offers so much more than just the P5 michine (https://www.aurident.com/p5/). They offer all the needed accessories like Nabertherm furnaces (https://www.aurident.com/furnaces/) and vacuums by Renfert. And all the consumables can be got in one place! Aurident has Delta Zirconia (https://www.aurident.com/delta-zirconia/), Aurident Zr (https://www.aurident.com/aurident-zr-zirconia/), Aurident cutting tools, and Quest pmma (https://www.aurident.com/quest-pmma-shaded/) ! Aurident definitely is a One Stop Shop for any dental laboratory's needs! Call our friends, Aurident, at 800-422-7373 or visit their website at aurident.com! Have you seen the CUREBox Plus (https://whipmix.com/products/curebox-plus/) from Whip Mix (https://whipmix.com/) yet? This highly effective yet affordable light-curing unit is ideal for most printed resins on the market. The economically priced curing box uses a specific wavelength and intensity light source, time control, and temperature control to polymerize (cure) dental resin materials. The unit’s glasswork surface features diffuse reflectors, which improve light transmission uniformity to the bottom of the model, and its maximum temperature of 80˚C provides increased compatibility with medical device 3D print resins. It also provides faster heating. The glove-friendly, easy-to-use touchscreen includes status indicators for heat, lamps, and the door to the large capacity chamber and it features One-touch presets, customizable settings, a timer (5 Minutes - 12 Hours), a temperature controller (30 - 80˚C), and an auto-start and shut down mode. For more information about Whip Mix’s CUREBox, visit whipmix.com. Special Guests: Bennett Napier and Jesse Zamarripa.
A lot of labs fabricate overdentures. Hader bars, Dolder Bars, and wrap around bars for fixed hybrids. All very common in our industry. But years ago Arian Deutsch from Deutsch Dental Arts (http://www.deutschlab.com/) found a better solution and built a lab and career around it. Taking skills from both CAD/CAM and handcrafted art, Arian was able to make patient removable restorations by using 0 degree gold Electro-formed substructures friction fitted over copings that use no wearable nylon parts. Super interesting. He also talks about his journey into denturism, building his dream education center, and what's next for the Deutsch's. Aurident (https://www.aurident.com/) offers so much more than just the P5 michine (https://www.aurident.com/p5/). They offer all the needed accessories like Nabertherm furnaces (https://www.aurident.com/furnaces/) and vacuums by Renfert. And all the consumables can be got in one place! Aurident has Delta Zirconia (https://www.aurident.com/delta-zirconia/), Aurident Zr (https://www.aurident.com/aurident-zr-zirconia/), Aurident cutting tools, and Quest pmma (https://www.aurident.com/quest-pmma-shaded/) ! Aurident definitely is a One Stop Shop for any dental laboratory's needs! Call our friends, Aurident, at 800-422-7373 or visit their website at aurident.com! Whip Mix (https://whipmix.com/) is very excited to announce the new PRO 4K large format 3D printer from Asiga. It’s ideal for printing any kind of model, dentures, splints, surgical guides, impression trays and more. The Asiga Pro 4K DLP printer (https://whipmix.com/products/asiga-pro-4k/) is priced at under $25,000, has a large build plate and is available in both 65µm and resolution versions. For information about the Asiga Pro 4K, visit www.whipmix.com. Special Guest: Arian Deutsch CDT .
We all know how hard it is to find good, talented, and knowledgeable removable technicians. Even when good candidates get into the field, it's not an easy skill to train. Enter the Swiss School of Prosthetics (https://www.ssop.swiss/en). Steffen Rohrbach came to America with a German degree in dental technology and after a time in the Army, Steffen connected with Edmonds Dental Prosthetics (http://www.edmondsdentalprosthetics.com/) in Springfield, Missouri. With a passion and desire to train their technicians, they decided they also wanted to "raise the bar" in the whole industry on removable prosthetics. Connecting with Candulor (https://www.candulor.com/en-us), Steffen and Edmonds built a facility for the first Swiss School of Prosthetics in the US. Steffen talks about the journey becoming a teacher and what the courses have to offer to fellow labs and technicians. The UP 3D P5 milling maching (https://www.aurident.com/p5/) from Aurident (https://www.aurident.com/)is a 5 axis, efficient, dry mill. Great for milling zirconia, PMMA and wax. It boasts software that produces high precision and fast milling. It can mill a crown in 14 minutes and the tool life yields about 60-80 hours of quality restorations. A game changer for labs of all sizes, big and small. For under $20K, a small lab can now do their own milling instead of outsourcing and reducing their profits. Quite impressive! Give Aurident a call at 800-422-7373 or you can visit their website at aurident.com. Whip Mix (https://whipmix.com/) adds VeriCast OS Burnout Resin (https://whipmix.com/products/vericast-generative-resin/) to its growing family of Print Resins. VeriCast OS prints detailed crowns, bridges, substructures, and RPD frameworks accurately, smoothly, is durable, and burns out cleanly. Margins fit precisely for easy finishing after casting or pressing, and its red color makes it easy to see detail. Not sure it’ll work with your printer? Don’t worry. VeriCast OS Resin is versatile. It works with LCD and DLP printers in both 385nm and 405nm wavelengths. For optimal results, use Whip Mix ResinVest (https://whipmix.com/products/resinvest-investment/), which is a phosphate investment made specifically for burning out printed or milled resin patterns. For more information, visit whipmix.com. Special Guest: Steffen Rohrbach ZT.
Most of us think we have a pretty good team in our lab. But sometimes you run in to a couple of technicians that, when together, create great work and even better experiences. Conrad Rensburg came to this country as a trained dental technician and over the years eventually purchased Absolute Dental Services (https://www.absolutedentalservices.com/). Starting as a smaller lab and then growing to 6 locations, Conrad needed to improve and increase their product line. That's when Jack Marrano, the Director of their Signature Prosthetics Division, came in to train the technicians, improve their scalability, and bring in new technology. Conrad and Jack come on the podcast to talk about all that, plus getting into the Lucitone Carbon printed denture (https://www.carbon3d.com/materials/lucitone-digital-print/), strengthening their brand through social media, and participating in the dental laboratory industry. The UP 3D P5 milling maching (https://www.aurident.com/p5/) from Aurident (https://www.aurident.com/)is a 5 axis, efficient, dry mill. Great for milling zirconia, PMMA and wax. It boasts software that produces high precision and fast milling. It can mill a crown in 14 minutes and the tool life yields about 60-80 hours of quality restorations. A game changer for labs of all sizes, big and small. For under $20K, a small lab can now do their own milling instead of outsourcing and reducing their profits. Quite impressive! Give Aurident a call at 800-422-7373 or you can visit their website at aurident.com. The Asiga MAX (https://whipmix.com/products/asiga-max/), the world’s most advanced lab 3D printer, offers exceptional productivity. Well over 300 labs in the U.S. can attest to its accuracy, speed and precision. With 62 micron Print Precision, the Max is optimized for both dental lab or clinic environments. Its exclusive SPS™ Smart-Positioning-System Technology guarantees every layer is formed accurately, resulting in consistent results in any environment, and its single Point Calibration makes calibration extremely accurate and fast. As an Open Material System, you can print any suitable resin from any material manufacturer. Your choice, no strings. The Max also features the Fastest Material Changeover of any 3D printer. Labs LOVE this! Change completely from one print resin to another in under 30 seconds. All this and the finest, most dependable technical support staff in the dental lab industry. Call Whip Mix today or visit whipmix.com (https://whipmix.com/) to find out more about the Asiga Max! Special Guests: Conrad Rensburg and Jack Marrano CDT.
One of the most common restorations for labs to "outsource" is metal frameworks and flexible partials. The training, personal, and equipment is a huge hurdle to overcome and Bertram Dental Lab can be your partner. All made in the US and decades of experience. Growing up in a lab that almost 100% made metal frames for other labs, Tim Bertram started at an early age. Now he owns Bertram Dental Lab (https://www.bertramdental.com/) that still makes metal frames for other labs, but now does it with an impressive digital workflow. He talks about printing SLM frames, milling flexibles, and printing surgical guides. With a move to a new facility, Bertram is setting up to be partner for you lab for a long time. The UP 3D P5 milling maching (https://www.aurident.com/p5/) from Aurident (https://www.aurident.com/)is a 5 axis, efficient, dry mill. Great for milling zirconia, PMMA and wax. It boasts software that produces high precision and fast milling. It can mill a crown in 14 minutes and the tool life yields about 60-80 hours of quality restorations. A game changer for labs of all sizes, big and small. For under $20K, a small lab can now do their own milling instead of outsourcing and reducing their profits. Quite impressive! Give Aurident a call at 800-422-7373 or you can visit their website at aurident.com. Whip Mix (https://whipmix.com/) is pleased to add VeriCast OS (https://whipmix.com/products/vericast-generative-resin/), a burnout pattern print resin, to Whip Mix’s growing Veri Brand Resin offering. VeriCast OS works with LCD and DLP printers in both 385 and 405 nanometer wavelengths. It prints accurate and detailed crowns, bridges, substructures, and RPD frameworks, is durable, and leaves no ash or residue. Since it burns out cleanly, VeriCast OS is ideal for investment casting and ceramic pressing. For optimal results, we recommend Whip Mix ResinVest (https://whipmix.com/products/resinvest-investment/), which is a phosphate investment made specifically for burning out printed or milled resin patterns. Visit whipmix.com to learn more about VeriCast OS or any of Whip Mix’s other 3D Print Resins. Special Guest: Tim Bertram.
Imagine taking your skill and talents working on the bench everyday and becoming known as the "best-of-the-best" in overdentures. You can! For the last 4 years Panthera Dental (https://pantheradental.com/) has put on the Panther Master Cup (https://pantheradental.com/master-cup/), a contest featuring the best technicians from around the world competing in making the best double overdenture case. The co-founder of Panthera and past podcast guest Béatrice Robichaud comes on the show to talk about the history of the cup and the process of making the top 10. We are also joined by the 2020 second place winner Jeffrey Luk from the Shaw Lab Group (https://shawlabgroup.com/) in Canada. Jeffrey talks about the experience of submitting his initial photos, getting the models for the contest and having to learn new skills, and making the top 3 in this amazing yearly event. Pre-register for the 2021 Pathera Master Cup or suggest a colleague or friend (https://pantheradental.com/master-cup/) The UP 3D P5 milling maching (https://www.aurident.com/p5/) from Aurident (https://www.aurident.com/)is a 5 axis, efficient, dry mill. Great for milling zirconia, PMMA and wax. It boasts software that produces high precision and fast milling. It can mill a crown in 14 minutes and the tool life yields about 60-80 hours of quality restorations. A game changer for labs of all sizes, big and small. For under $20K, a small lab can now do their own milling instead of outsourcing and reducing their profits. Quite impressive! Give Aurident a call at 800-422-7373 or you can visit their website at aurident.com. Using 3D printed Dentca Temporary Resin is the easy, fast, clean and accurate way of creating natural-looking temporary restorations using Dentca Temporary C&B 3D Print Resin (https://whipmix.com/products/dentca-temporary-crown-bridge-resin/) from Whip Mix (https://whipmix.com/). The new temporary material is FDA cleared, biocompatible, photocurable, and can be printed fast. That patient can be temporized with the highest quality temporary crowns that last a minimum of one full year in the mouth. Dentca C&B Temporary features excellent life-like esthetics and shade-matching capability with Vita shades A1, A2, A3, A3.5, B1, B2, and BL (Bleach). Dentca Temporary C&B resin is validated for use with the Asiga Max (https://whipmix.com/products/asiga-max/), Asiga Pro 2, Asiga Pro 4K (https://whipmix.com/products/asiga-pro-4k/), and the Whip Mix Veribuild printers (https://whipmix.com/products/veribuild-lcd/), and with the following curing units: Uvitron (SunRay 400 (https://whipmix.com/products/uvitron-uv-sunray-400-curing-unit/) and IntelliRay 600 (https://whipmix.com/products/uvitron-uv-curing-unit/)), and the CUREbox Plus (https://whipmix.com/products/curebox-plus/). For more information, visit www.whipmix.com. Special Guests: Béatrice Robichaud and Jeffrey Luk.
It all started with a meme we made on Facebook August 25th, 2020. Check it out (https://www.facebook.com/Voicesfromthebench/photos/3316421435103695). Dentsply Sirona (https://www.dentsplysirona.com/en-us) reached out to us wanting to have someone one the podcast to talk about what they are doing. Lucky for us, we got to talk to Jimmy Stegall. Jimmy is a true laboratory technician who has a loud voice within Dentsply Sirona. He talks about his early days and his decision to leave the lab and work for a manufacturer. Now he spends his time traveling the country training labs on the Lucitone Digital Printed Denture (https://www.dentsplysirona.com/en-us/categories/lab/3d-printed-dentures.html) using the Carbon printer (https://www.carbon3d.com/). He also answers questions on why Dentsply Sirona recently got rid of some analog materials and how they are structuring the company to support the labs. The UP 3D P5 milling maching (https://www.aurident.com/p5/) from Aurident (https://www.aurident.com/)is a 5 axis, efficient, dry mill. Great for milling zirconia, PMMA and wax. It boasts software that produces high precision and fast milling. It can mill a crown in 14 minutes and the tool life yields about 60-80 hours of quality restorations. A game changer for labs of all sizes, big and small. For under $20K, a small lab can now do their own milling instead of outsourcing and reducing their profits. Quite impressive! Give Aurident a call at 800-422-7373 or you can visit their website at aurident.com. The Asiga MAX (https://whipmix.com/products/asiga-max/), the world’s most advanced lab 3D printer, offers exceptional productivity in a small footprint and Whip Mix (https://whipmix.com/) has plenty in stock. So anyone interested in owning this proven 3D printer and savings lots of money with a Section 179 deduction, order now so it can be up and running in your lab or dental office before the end of the year! As an Open Material System, you can print any suitable resin from any material manufacturer. Your choice, no strings. The Max also features the Fastest Material Changeover of any 3D printer. Labs LOVE this! Change completely from one print resin to another in under 30 seconds. Call Whip Mix today (800-626-5651) to enjoy lots of holiday savings and tax credits with the finest printer available! Special Guest: Jimmy Stegall .
Regardless of size, dental laboratories need to be productive, efficient, and to deliver products on time. Imagine a software that can help you do all those things so you can free up time to concentrate on the quality and consistency. Richard Pickard came to the US with a concept of helping dental labs with their production. He started Inventrix (http://inventrix.us.com/homePage.html), a company that makes the LabTrac Enterprise software (http://inventrix.us.com/product.html) that will allow labs to schedule cases and track them in real-time. Richard talks about the history of LabTrac, how LabTrac works (when you let it work), why it's a good fit for most labs but not all, and what amazing advancements and partnerships they are creating to bring you a better LabTrac in the future. The UP 3D P5 milling maching (https://www.aurident.com/p5/) from Aurident (https://www.aurident.com/)is a 5 axis, efficient, dry mill. Great for milling zirconia, PMMA and wax. It boasts software that produces high precision and fast milling. It can mill a crown in 14 minutes and the tool life yields about 60-80 hours of quality restorations. A game changer for labs of all sizes, big and small. For under $20K, a small lab can now do their own milling instead of outsourcing and reducing their profits. Quite impressive! Give Aurident a call at 800-422-7373 or you can visit their website at aurident.com. Whip Mix (https://whipmix.com/) is now providing its milling customers with Prima Milling Tools (https://whipmix.com/products/prima-milling-tools/), the high performance milling tools engineered specifically for Roland mills. This new tool range outperforms the competition. The results show not only that the tools last 29% longer than most others, their precision creates pin-point accuracy, ensuring a perfect fit for the patient. The uncoated tools save up to 40% per restoration over the market leaders, but you can save 20% on these great tools through January 10, 2021! To take advantage of this offer, VISIT WHIPMIX.COM OR CALL (800) 626-5651 Special Guest: Richard Pickard.
**Vote for Voices From the Bench for best dental podcast of 2020!!! (https://dentalpodcast.org/vote-for-your-favorite-dental-podcast-2020/?fbclid=IwAR2MgKcWLw7_L5M1Sbgjtxqq4XJSebIB2EcY5Be9DGGsTEhEdmN164ylAfI) This podcast is all about featuring people from and associated with our industry. But it's not very often that we get to talk with someone that 100% of the people in dentistry have heard of. Jim Glidwell from Glidewell Laboratories (https://glidewelldental.com/), comes on the podcast to talk about how he accidently and without a plan grew to be one of the largest and most successful dental laboratories in the world with multiple locations worldwide. Jim is a technician at heart that explains that you have to "constantly mess up" to deal with the "Constant Change". From his kitchen table to 5,000+ employees, there is sure to be something learned from him. Jim talks about the importance of advertising, popularizing monolithic zirconia, how COVID affected him personally and the lab, and his new book coming out December 8th "Constant Change" Order the book "Constant Change: Adventures in business and life – my journey from start-up to 5,000 employees" today! (https://www.amazon.com/Constant-Change-Adventures-business-employees/dp/0857198971/ref=sr_1_1?crid=288IR7AW6HEKX&dchild=1&keywords=constant+change+jim+glidewell&qid=1607184647&sprefix=constant+chan%2Caps%2C181&sr=8-1) The UP 3D P5 milling maching (https://www.aurident.com/p5/) from Aurident (https://www.aurident.com/)is a 5 axis, efficient, dry mill. Great for milling zirconia, PMMA and wax. It boasts software that produces high precision and fast milling. It can mill a crown in 14 minutes and the tool life yields about 60-80 hours of quality restorations. A game changer for labs of all sizes, big and small. For under $20K, a small lab can now do their own milling instead of outsourcing and reducing their profits. Quite impressive! Give Aurident a call at 800-422-7373 or you can visit their website at aurident.com. Whip Mix (https://whipmix.com/) has developed VeriSplint OS (https://whipmix.com/products/verisplint-os-3d-print-resin/), a popular 3D printed resin that is rigid, durable and affordable. This popular resin was the first 510K accepted splint material that is transparent, biocompatible and polishes to a high, clear shine. All of this, and a low cost, averaging between $5.00 - $6.00 per splint. If you’d like more information about VeriSplint OS, visit Whip Mix’s website at whipmix.com or call the 800-626-5651. Special Guest: Jim Glidewell CDT.
Don Bell, the Vice President of Product Marketing in North America for Ivoclar Vivadent (https://www.ivoclarvivadent.us/), has seen a lot of products come and go. He has seen a lot of technology come and go. As labs and manufacturers enter this new era of dentistry, Don and Ivoclar has had to adapt. But in a good way. Don talks about what happened at Ivoclar during the shutdown and how they are coming back, their one-puck denture milling system called Ivotion, the e.max ZirCAD Prime, and what's next for Ivoclar. The UP 3D P5 milling maching (https://www.aurident.com/p5/) from Aurident (https://www.aurident.com/)is a 5 axis, efficient, dry mill. Great for milling zirconia, PMMA and wax. It boasts software that produces high precision and fast milling. It can mill a crown in 14 minutes and the tool life yields about 60-80 hours of quality restorations. A game changer for labs of all sizes, big and small. For under $20K, a small lab can now do their own milling instead of outsourcing and reducing their profits. Quite impressive! Give Aurident a call at 800-422-7373 or you can visit their website at aurident.com. Have you seen the CUREBox Plus (https://whipmix.com/products/curebox-plus/) from Whip Mix (https://whipmix.com/) yet? This highly effective yet affordable light-curing unit is ideal for most printed resins on the market. The economically priced curing box uses a specific wavelength and intensity light source, time control, and temperature control to polymerize (cure) dental resin materials. The unit’s glasswork surface features diffuse reflectors, which improve light transmission uniformity to the bottom of the model, and its maximum temperature of 80˚C provides increased compatibility with medical device 3D print resins. It also provides faster heating. The glove-friendly, easy-to-use touchscreen includes status indicators for heat, lamps, and the door to the large capacity chamber and it features One-touch presets, customizable settings, a timer (5 Minutes - 12 Hours), a temperature controller (30 - 80˚C), and an auto-start and shut down mode. For more information about Whip Mix’s CUREBox, visit whipmix.com. Special Guest: Don Bell.
When you can't be somewhere, the next best thing is to talk to the people who could. That is what Elvis and Barb did in early October. Argen (https://argen.com/#/) partnered up with VFTB to set up a computer and a microphone at the DLAT (Dental Laboratory Association of Texas) (https://members.dlat.org/membership/) conference and talk to many of the attendees. This week wraps up all of the fantastic conversations from wonderful people who were brave enough to attend the first in-person meeting since the beginning of the pandemic. First up is Jason Stubbs, who is amazing at getting the word out on social media about all the amazing things the DLAT is doing and also speaking at the event about using Texas Dental Lab law to get new clients. Then sitting down is a one-woman lab owner, Bianka Nathery, who talks about the pros and cons of working by yourself and learning the craft in Germany where she grew up. Then we wrap up the whole conference with Mel Thorp, who 50 years ago was in a horrible accident that led him on a career where he earned 3 CDTs and still enjoys working on the bench. Great fun from the "DEE-LAT"! The UP 3D P5 milling maching (https://www.aurident.com/p5/) from Aurident (https://www.aurident.com/)is a 5 axis, efficient, dry mill. Great for milling zirconia, PMMA and wax. It boasts software that produces high precision and fast milling. It can mill a crown in 14 minutes and the tool life yields about 60-80 hours of quality restorations. A game changer for labs of all sizes, big and small. For under $20K, a small lab can now do their own milling instead of outsourcing and reducing their profits. Quite impressive! Give Aurident a call at 800-422-7373 or you can visit their website at aurident.com. Using 3D printed Dentca Temporary Resin is the easy, fast, clean and accurate way of creating natural-looking temporary restorations using Dentca Temporary C&B 3D Print Resin (https://whipmix.com/products/dentca-temporary-crown-bridge-resin/) from Whip Mix (https://whipmix.com/). The new temporary material is FDA cleared, biocompatible, photocurable, and can be printed fast. That patient can be temporized with the highest quality temporary crowns that last a minimum of one full year in the mouth. Dentca C&B Temporary features excellent life-like esthetics and shade-matching capability with Vita shades A1, A2, A3, A3.5, B1, B2, and BL (Bleach). Dentca Temporary C&B resin is validated for use with the Asiga Max (https://whipmix.com/products/asiga-max/), Asiga Pro 2, Asiga Pro 4K (https://whipmix.com/products/asiga-pro-4k/), and the Whip Mix Veribuild printers (https://whipmix.com/products/veribuild-lcd/), and with the following curing units: Uvitron (SunRay 400 (https://whipmix.com/products/uvitron-uv-sunray-400-curing-unit/) and IntelliRay 600 (https://whipmix.com/products/uvitron-uv-curing-unit/)), and the CUREbox Plus (https://whipmix.com/products/curebox-plus/). For more information, visit www.whipmix.com. Special Guests: Bianka Nethery CDT, Jason Stubbs, and Mel Thorp CDT.
What do you do when you can't travel to see friends? You do the next best thing. The Dental Laboratory Association of Texas (https://members.dlat.org/membership/) held their annual conference in October this year. While Elvis and Barb wanted to be there, they couldn't. So the good people at Argen (https://argen.com/#/) set up a computer and microphone at their booth and got people from the event to sit down and do the next best thing we are calling "Live, Not Live" from the Argen booth at the DLAT. Up first we talk with Larry Mercadel CDT. He's retired from the Air Force and he's retired from the bench and loving every minute of it. Still passionate for the industry and the DLAT, Larry is there to learn, mingle, and help the show run. Next up is Scott McGaha, owner of Precision Ortho (http://precisionortho.biz/), who comes on to talk about his lab, how he got started, what they do, and adapting with new technology. Great times from the Argen booth at the DLAT. The UP 3D P5 milling maching (https://www.aurident.com/p5/) from Aurident (https://www.aurident.com/)is a 5 axis, efficient, dry mill. Great for milling zirconia, PMMA and wax. It boasts software that produces high precision and fast milling. It can mill a crown in 14 minutes and the tool life yields about 60-80 hours of quality restorations. A game changer for labs of all sizes, big and small. For under $20K, a small lab can now do their own milling instead of outsourcing and reducing their profits. Quite impressive! Give Aurident a call at 800-422-7373 or you can visit their website at aurident.com. Whip Mix (https://whipmix.com/) introduces the Bellus3D Dental Pro Face Scanning Solution. This new, practical addition to dentistry provides the dentist with a fast, easy, and affordable way to capture a detailed 3D facial scan and the laboratory an intelligent way to create the smile design. With this app, a complete 3D facial (and even whole head) scan can even be captured for virtual model and articulator alignment. You can now put a face to your digital workflow with the Bellus3D Dental Pro. Learn more about this sought-after product by calling Lorena Lighthart at 970-218-9101 or emailing her at llighthart@whipmix.com. And be sure to watch Lee Culp presenting a Whip Mix webinar entitled “Bellus3D Dental Pro – Creating the Virtual Patient” at http://www.whipmix.com/webinars. Special Guests: Larry Mercadel CDT and Scott D. McGaha.
Remember Lab Day Chicago? When dental technicians from around the world could get together with our worry or concern. When the pandemic hit every show, event, conference, and symposium got pushed to a later date or canceled. Most moved until 2021. But not Texas! Texas pulled off a successful IN-PERSON conference in early October. Unfortunately Voices From the Bench could not attend... physically. But our good friends at Argen, set up a booth with a computer and microphone, and got a ton of attendees and speakers to sit down and chat with us. It was fantastic talking to people again with the feel of being in person. This week kicks of a series of conversations we are calling "Live, Not Live From Argen (https://argen.com/#/) booth at the DLAT (https://members.dlat.org/membership/)". First up we chat with Matthew Douglas, the president of the DLAT. Then long-time fan of the podcast, Lauren Blanton, who actually moved far away and flew back to attend the conference talks with us about multiple CDTs and the grants that helped her get there. And we wrap it up with Dr. John Buie, who was "forced" to learn dental lab work in school, still does it in practice, and likes to share it with dental technicians. So sit back and imagine yourself in an in-person dental meeting and remember someday, soon, we will ALL be able to do this. The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology: Scholarships and Grants (http://dentallabfoundation.org/scholarshipsgrants/) The UP 3D P5 milling maching (https://www.aurident.com/p5/) from Aurident (https://www.aurident.com/)is a 5 axis, efficient, dry mill. Great for milling zirconia, PMMA and wax. It boasts software that produces high precision and fast milling. It can mill a crown in 14 minutes and the tool life yields about 60-80 hours of quality restorations. A game changer for labs of all sizes, big and small. For under $20K, a small lab can now do their own milling instead of outsourcing and reducing their profits. Quite impressive! Give Aurident a call at 800-422-7373 or you can visit their website at aurident.com. The Form 3BL is the large format dental 3D printer that raises the bar for dependable high-production dental 3D printing, designed to work day and night with minimal intervention. A build volume of 33.5 × 20 × 30 cm (13.2 × 7.9 × 11.8 in) maximizes throughput for every print job. Print 48 models in a day, with only two printer interactions. Head over to formlabs.com/VFTB (http://formlabs.com/VFTB/) and they can send you something printed on a Form 3B printer. This way you can hold the proof in your hand. Special Guests: Dr. John Buie, Lauren Blanton CDT, and Matthew Douglas CDT.
It's amazing how far zirconia has come in our industry. There are monolithic crown that have such good translucency that they rival lithium disilicate. But so many labs still layer them to get the desired results. Enter MIYO (https://jensendental.com/miyo/). the liquid ceramic that is taking the lab industry by storm (a name of one of their translucent colors). Don Cornell saw a need to improve the monolithic zirconia crown. To make it better. To make it look more like a natural tooth. With the resources of Jensen Dental (https://jensendental.com/) (already an expert in Zirconia and ceramics), Don was able to create a layering ceramic that gives the qualities of a natural tooth with less sacrifice of the crown material. Don talks about his early days, teaming up with Jensen, and how he and his team created MIYO. Pre-order: Constant Change: Adventures in business and life – my journey from start-up to 5,000 employees by Jim Glidewell (https://www.amazon.com/Constant-Change-Adventures-business-employees/dp/0857198971/ref=pd_ybh_a_6?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=JQTA78NGKRT7Q9RYEBNK) Get started with MIYO today! (Barb approved) (https://jensendental.com/miyo/) The UP 3D P5 milling maching (https://www.aurident.com/p5/) from Aurident (https://www.aurident.com/)is a 5 axis, efficient, dry mill. Great for milling zirconia, PMMA and wax. It boasts software that produces high precision and fast milling. It can mill a crown in 14 minutes and the tool life yields about 60-80 hours of quality restorations. A game changer for labs of all sizes, big and small. For under $20K, a small lab can now do their own milling instead of outsourcing and reducing their profits. Quite impressive! Give Aurident a call at 800-422-7373 or you can visit their website at aurident.com. The Form 3BL is the large format dental 3D printer that raises the bar for dependable high-production dental 3D printing, designed to work day and night with minimal intervention. A build volume of 33.5 × 20 × 30 cm (13.2 × 7.9 × 11.8 in) maximizes throughput for every print job. Print 48 models in a day, with only two printer interactions. Head over to formlabs.com/VFTB (http://formlabs.com/VFTB/) and they can send you something printed on a Form 3B printer. This way you can hold the proof in your hand. Special Guest: Don Cornell.
We hear about dental offices having a in-office dental lab, but what we don't hear enough is a dental lab in a dentist office doing what they are doing at Family Dental Associates (http://www.dralexbell.com/) in Georgia. Dr. Jack Bell is sailing the vessel as Patch Garcia (Excel Dental Lab (http://www.dralexbell.com/excel-dental-lab)) is the crew that every successful dentist needs. Together they are leading the digital workflow and providing top-of-the-line restorations to the "land lovers'' in the south. Hoisting the flag when a full arch is seated, they truly are "Bad To The Bone Dental (https://www.facebook.com/badtothebonedental/)". Dental Services Group (https://www.dentalservices.net/)is proud to support the National Board of Certification in Dental Technology and proudly promotes certification for dental technicians throughout their national network of laboratories. The CDT Designation sets certified dental technicians apart from others in their field demonstrating a mastery of knowledge and applied skills in the art of dentistry. Certification also raises the standards of dental health through education in all aspects of dental technology. At Dental Services Group, they believe dentistry plays a significant role in the healthcare ecosystem and is committed to providing solutions to benefit the overall health and wellbeing of the patient. Visit nbccert.org (http://nbccert.org/homepage.cfm) to learn more about becoming a CDT and dentalservices.net (https://www.dentalservices.net/) to learn more about how DSG supports the dental community. The Form 3BL is the large format dental 3D printer that raises the bar for dependable high-production dental 3D printing, designed to work day and night with minimal intervention. A build volume of 33.5 × 20 × 30 cm (13.2 × 7.9 × 11.8 in) maximizes throughput for every print job. Print 48 models in a day, with only two printer interactions. Head over to formlabs.com/VFTB (http://formlabs.com/VFTB/) and they can send you something printed on a Form 3B printer. This way you can hold the proof in your hand. Special Guests: Allen "Patch" Garcia (A.K.A "Pirate Patches") and Dr. Jack Bell (A.K.A. "Capt'n Jack Marrow).
Voices From the Bench is all about showcasing people that love what they do, show true passion for it, and do everything they can to share it with our community. Not many people do this more than Josef Kolbeck. Josef came into our industry through jewelry and has not stopped learning and growing since. His passion is strong and he wanted to educate others what he has learned. He developed the OMP, the Phi tool-guide, and takes education one on one with the "Webinar-in-a-box". Find out why many refer to this as the Kolbeck technique. Get yourself one of these amazing tools: OMP Clear (https://www.ebay.com/itm/274222406014) OMP Blue (https://www.ebay.com/itm/274437959166) Phi (https://www.ebay.com/itm/274497710036) To get going on the Webinar in a Box email Josef at kolbeckdental@gmail.com Dental Services Group (https://www.dentalservices.net/)is proud to support the National Board of Certification in Dental Technology and proudly promotes certification for dental technicians throughout their national network of laboratories. The CDT Designation sets certified dental technicians apart from others in their field demonstrating a mastery of knowledge and applied skills in the art of dentistry. Certification also raises the standards of dental health through education in all aspects of dental technology. At Dental Services Group, they believe dentistry plays a significant role in the healthcare ecosystem and is committed to providing solutions to benefit the overall health and wellbeing of the patient. Visit nbccert.org (http://nbccert.org/homepage.cfm) to learn more about becoming a CDT and dentalservices.net (https://www.dentalservices.net/) to learn more about how DSG supports the dental community. The Form 3BL is the large format dental 3D printer that raises the bar for dependable high-production dental 3D printing, designed to work day and night with minimal intervention. A build volume of 33.5 × 20 × 30 cm (13.2 × 7.9 × 11.8 in) maximizes throughput for every print job. Print 48 models in a day, with only two printer interactions. Head over to formlabs.com/VFTB (http://formlabs.com/VFTB/) and they can send you something printed on a Form 3B printer. This way you can hold the proof in your hand. Special Guest: Josef Kolbeck CDT .
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