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Voices from The Bench

Author: Elvis Dahl

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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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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 .
Dental Technicians, learn about a possible career path. This weekend is the National Denturist Association Virtual Conference - October 16-17, 2020 (https://nationaldenturist.com/). CHECK IT OUT! Vincent Silva is a technician that saw a need for computers being built specifically for dental CAD/CAM systems. Jed Archibald is a mega technician with experiences most of us could only dream of having. Putting these two together, we end up with a very exciting new format for dental laboratories to expand their resources. Imagine having a mill go down. You can put on your VR goggles and have a trained technician show you in real (3D) times how to make the repair yourself to keep production going. Imagine attending an in-person hands of training seminar without leaving your lab. Keep an eye on these two. We have a feeling it's only going to get better. VHS (Virtual Healthcare Systems) (https://www.vhs-vr.com/) See the latest on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/virtualhealthcaresystems/) 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. Last week Elvis printed custom trays on his new FormLabs Form 3B printer. Easy to print, transparent, and stong material was a game changer for the difficult and large cases that require a good custom tray to start. Head over to formlabs.com/VFTB (http://formlabs.com/VFTB/) and they can send you something printed on a Form 3B printer. Check out their gray model material. It's pretty nice. Special Guests: Jed Archibald and Vincent Silva.
Denturism is a great way for a dental technician to take their career to the "next level". It's really the best of both worlds. Maybe you don't think you can do it? Maybe it's not regulated in your state? On this week's episode the president of the National Denturist Association Eric Hansen and past guest Patrick Allen talk about running their practices during COVID, working with states to become regulated, and their annual conference that is being held virtually this year and how it is a great way for a technician to get a "taste" of denturism. National Denturist Association Virtual Conference - October 16-17, 2020 (https://nationaldenturist.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 Guests: Eric Hansen, LD and Patrick Allen, LD.
We love it when we have a guest on and we get surprised with all the amazing things they do. Daniel Alter did just that. We knew he was a teacher at the New York City College of Technology (http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/restorativedentistry/) restorative department and did something with IDT magazine (https://www.aegisdentalnetwork.com/idt), but as the conversation unfolded, Daniel's passion for our industry was strong. Daniel talks about learning the craft and opening a lab, taking that desire to learn more and passing it on to students, and how he stays relevant in an industry that always seems to be changing. 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: Daniel Alter MSc, MDT, CDT.
BEFORE September 27th order a Voices From the Bench: The Face Mask. (https://www.bonfire.com/voices-from-the-bench-the-face-mask/) His friends call him Taco. His enemies call him Taco. But the industry tells him thanks. Gary Iocco from Apex Dental Group has been a promoter and supporter of our industry for a long time. As he starts his "semi-" retirement, Gary reflects back on the early days of getting into the industry, opening his own lab, and getting with other technicians to start a group to help them all succeed. That history gives him a nice perspective of where our profession is going and what labs can do to stay relevant in business and technology. FDLA Virtual Symposium - October 2, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EST) (https://www.fdla.net/symposium/) 2020 DLAT Southwest Conference & Expo - October 2 & 3, 2020 (https://members.dlat.org/membership/) National Denturist Association Virtual Conference - October 16-17, 2020 (https://nationaldenturist.com/events) 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. Last week Elvis printed custom trays on his new FormLabs Form 3B printer. Easy to print, transparent, and stong material was a game changer for the difficult and large cases that require a good custom tray to start. Head over to formlabs.com/VFTB (http://formlabs.com/VFTB/) and they can send you something printed on a Form 3B printer. Check out their gray model material. It's pretty nice. Special Guest: Gary Iocco.
### Order a "Voices From the Bench: The Face Mask" today! (https://www.bonfire.com/voices-from-the-bench-the-face-mask/) We welcome Leonard Hoffman to the podcast. Leonard took over his family's business, Aurident (https://www.aurident.com/) in 1983. Since then he has had to adapt the business to the digital needs of the industry. He talks about the early days with same day delivery, getting into zirconia and digital scanners, and making sure that customer service still remains number one on the services provided. 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. With the new addition of a FormLabs Form 3B Printer at Elvis' lab, he can already see how great this printer is. With an easier set up and larger build plate, this printer that starts at only $4,999 is sure to help the lab achieve the desired results at a fraction of the time. Head over to bit.ly/form-voices (bit.ly/form-voices) to reserve a seat for the FormLabs Live Talk Show: Tuesday, September 15th at 2:00 PM EST - "Think Big: A New Choice for High-Volume Dental Production" Special Guest: Leonard Hoffman.
Happy Labor Day 2020. I think most can agree that we deserve a day off. But let's talk about a little tool that has taken a lot of the manual labor out of dental labs over the years. As digital workflow grew and expanded, mills became a necessary piece of equipment. But inside these workhorses are the true "laborers'', the burs. These small, yet crucial pieces allow most labs to do what they do all day long. Greg Everett and Nick Alonge with Sierra Dental Tool (https://www.sierradentaltool.com/) come on to talk about their journey to making burs. These two bring a passion stronger than just selling burs. They bring years of lab experience and the desire to help any lab that needs assistance. But who wouldn't want a bur that last up to 10x as long. It's all about how you make or "GROW" them. If you have a mill, you don't want to miss this episode. We Team Up Dental Video Blog (https://www.weteamup-dental.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. With the new addition of a FormLabs Form 3B Printer at Elvis' lab, he can already see how great this printer is. With an easier set up and larger build plate, this printer that starts at only $4,999 is sure to help the lab achieve the desired results at a fraction of the time. Head over to bit.ly/form-voices (bit.ly/form-voices) to reserve a seat for the FormLabs Live Talk Show: Tuesday, September 15th at 2:00 PM EST - "Think Big: A New Choice for High-Volume Dental Production" Special Guests: Greg Everett and Nick Alonge.
With news of LMT Lab Day Chicago being pushed back to May, this is a great time to stay connected with the industry though the podcast. Like us on Facebook and Instagram, share the episodes with your friends, co-workers, vendor reps, and doctors. Leave us a review and send us an email at info@voicesfromthebench.com. We want to hear from you! Every lab looks for a partner that they can align with that allows them to have a better workflow and a better restoration. Scott Mappin from Strategy Milling (https://strategygoldmilling.com/) is one such partner. Scott comes on the podcast to talk about how he got into the gold milling business, what makes Strategy Milling unique, all about this facinating process, and why we all think full cast crown will be around for a long time to come. DDC World with Digital Dental Craftsmen (https://www.digitaldentalcraftsmen.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. 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. Special Guest: Scott Mappin.
Roe Dental is known for being on the cutting edge of just about everything in our industry. If you ever got to hear B.J. Kowalski speak, you would know. Elvis and Barb had a chance to chat with B.J. a few weeks ago to find out what goes on in the mind of Roe's owner. B.J. talks about getting into the business, being a early adopter to the digital workflow, getting into guided surgery, using a system to control implant parts, bringing in a dentist to provide dental care to all his employees, using a unique program to give other technicians a chance to do chairside conversion, and a lot more. It's a jam packed conversation that covers a ton. CHAIR: Clinical Help & Assistance In-Region (https://www.chairsidesupport.com/) Inventrix : LabTrac (https://www.inventrix.us.com/) Zimbus: Smart Inventory Cabinets (https://zimbis.com/) Kettenbach (http://www.kettenbachusa.com/) is a company that wants to partner with your lab to make sure you are getting the impressions you need. You know dental offices often ask dental labs what they recommend for impression material. Tell them with confidence a material that backed with amazing customer service and proven results. Give them a call at 877-532-2123 and mention the code Dental Lab Podcast 25 to get 25% off your order 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. Special Guest: BJ Kowalski.
Most dental technicians have a little nerd in them. You know, that desire to learn more about what we do. The most used material on the fixed side of our industry is Zirconia. Introduced in the mid-2000's, it has taken over as the "go to" restoration in dentistry. But what exactly is Zirconia? How does it get from the earth into a mill? Paul Cascone from Argen (https://www.argen.com/#/) comes on the podcast to explain all of this in terms that Elvis and Barb can understand. Everything from the mining to the fabrication of the pucks to getting the shade right. Amazing information to feed your inner nerd. ArgenZ HT+ Zirconia Discs (https://argen.com/store/products/9164#/) 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. 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. Special Guest: Paul Cascone.
Three things in life are constant. Teeth, teeth, and taxes. Yay, taxes! Are you excited for taxes yet? You should be, because there is an amazing tax credit you or your lab could be getting right now. Tracy Lustyan from the alliantgroup (https://www.alliantgroup.com/) comes on the podcast with John Beasley from Classic Craft Dental Lab in Savannah Georgia to talk about how Tracy took John through the whole process of getting the R&D tax credit (https://www.alliantgroup.com/services/r-d-tax-credit-2/). John talks about first-hand what it's like for a lab to go through it, what he had to do, how it changed his lab, and how easy it is. When you team up with the right tax company. Kettenbach (http://www.kettenbachusa.com/) is a company that wants to partner with your lab to make sure you are getting the impressions you need. You know dental offices often ask dental labs what they recommend for impression material. Tell them with confidence a material that backed with amazing customer service and proven results. Give them a call at 877-532-2123 and mention the code Dental Lab Podcast 25 to get 25% off your order 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. Special Guests: John Beasley and Tracy Lustyan.
There are many online groups for dental technicians. Very few of them have had a profound impact in such a short amount of time. Jeffry Tobon from DesignLab Dental (https://www.designlabdental.com/) and Sander Polanco from FMR Prosthetic Center (https://www.fmrlab.com/) saw a need for good quality education for all technicians no matter what software or systems they use. That is when they created Digital Dental Craftsmen (https://www.digitaldentalcraftsmen.com/), an online platform that allows instructors from around the globe to reach technicians of all skill levels. Jeffry and Sander talk about how they got into the industry, how they met and came up with the idea, why they created Digital Dental Craftsmen, how they find their instructors, and what exciting platform they are working on next. Stay up-to-date on DDC World at Digital Dental Craftsmen (https://www.digitaldentalcraftsmen.com/) and their FaceBook page (https://www.facebook.com/DDCraftsmen) 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 Guests: Jeffry Tobon CDT and Sander Polanco.
We welcome to the podcast two Denturists from Washington State. Vallan Charron and Melissa Brulotte, both rich in family history, talk about the early days of getting Denturism recognized, going through the school, running a practice during and after COVID, and how other states can start the processes of bringing Denturim to their state. National Denturist Association (https://nationaldenturist.com/) American Denturist School (https://americandenturistschool.com/) Bates Technical College: Denturist Program (https://www.batestech.edu/programs/denturist/) Kettenbach (http://www.kettenbachusa.com/) is a company that wants to partner with your lab to make sure you are getting the impressions you need. You know dental offices often ask dental labs what they recommend for impression material. Tell them with confidence a material that backed with amazing customer service and proven results. Give them a call at 877-532-2123 and mention the code Dental Lab Podcast 25 to get 25% off your order Special Guests: Melissa Brulotte and Vallan Charron.
Elvis and Barb are excited to bring you a conversation they had with Lou Azzara, the CEO of Dental Services Group (DSG) (https://www.dentalservices.net/). Lou started in the industry with Captek and now he oversees 40+ labs across the United States. He talks about how DSG handled COVID and their predictions for life after COVID. Lou explains his inspirations and why it is extremely important to him that each lab, each technician, and each patient gets treated with the care they deserve. It’s okay to fail, as long as you fail forward. We all do zirconia. There are many options out there. Are you using multi-layered zirconia? You should. Vericore ZR Pro ML (https://whipmix.com/products/vericore-zr-pro-multi-layer/) from Whip Mix (https://whipmix.com/) is a fantastic multi-layered zirconia that is designed with a built-in gradation of color that closely mimics that of natural dentition. Call Whip Mix today to learn more at 800-626-5651. Special Guest: Lou Azzara.
When a non-dental individual thinks of Ottawa, Illinois, they probably think of 4H and quilt shows. (Two things on the town's main page). But if they ever hear this episode they will know that a great dental lab started in this small town and has grown to be well respected in the area and in our industry. Jim Caruso's grandfather opened Ottawa Dental Lab back in the 30's and now the operation is 4 labs in 2 states. Jim talks about coming into the family business, the logistics of running drivers over 5,000 miles a day, life during COVID, and creating a culture that encourages technicians to succeed. Go Fleet (https://www.gofleet.com/) Cal-Lab (https://cal-lab.org/) Kettenbach (http://www.kettenbachusa.com/) is a company that wants to partner with your lab to make sure you are getting the impressions you need. You know dental offices often ask dental labs what they recommend for impression material. Tell them with confidence a material that backed with amazing customer service and proven results. Give them a call at 877-532-2123 and mention the code Dental Lab Podcast 25 to get 25% off your order Special Guest: Jim Caruso.
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