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Nancy Franceschi, Maurice Whitlock and Ramon Flores

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Conversation about all things Dental leadership, products and life in the dental industry, from a perspective of 2 guys and a Chick who love being part of solutions. Our conversations will cover what drives us, what makes the difference and what makes us better in our goal to be better everyday.
 
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DONATE to Barb Warner or Team Voices From the Bench for the Race For the Future 8.0 Participate or cheer the racers at the Race For the Future 8.0 - August 28th - Chicago Come to the FIRST and FREE Education Day - August 27th - Chicago Most labs have 3shape running a majority of their digital workflow. Do you know the history of 3shape? Do you know…
 
Cybersecurity expert and law enforcement veteran, Gary Salman, joins Laura Kelly for the ninth installment of Smiles Matter's 'Winning Strategies.' Mr. Salman and Laura Kelly discuss how a ransomware attack is executed and its financially crippling effects on dental practices. They also cover insightful advice on how dentists can protect themselves…
 
Join us at the Ladies of the Mill Summit - Nashville - July 21 & 22 Live, hands-on course using anaxgum pink composite and PREAT Corp. implant components to create lifelike gingiva on implant prosthetics - During LOTM on Saturday July 22 Imagine having to teach over 80 students partial design during covid. That is exactly what Dr. Wendy Clark had t…
 
The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology: Race For the Future 8.0 August 28th Most technicians are very dedicated and passionate about what they do. That is what makes our industry so amazing. But sometimes there is a technician that we run into that is so passionate that it really stands out and shows really how amazing we are. Nicole Jacks…
 
The Maine Licensed Denturist Association June 10 - 11 National Denturist Association October 12 - 14 We’ve had many Denturists on the podcast in the past. It’s a great career path for dental technicians looking for the next step. Unfortunately, Denturism is not legal in many states. Luckily for the residents of Maine, Denturism is legal there. We a…
 
There are a few in our industry that create valuable content geared to the dental laboratory industry. If you have spent more than 10 minutes on a social media page for dental technology, you have probably heard of Minh Tran. Minh is a second generation lab technician that also has a passion for creating videos and sharing knowledge that he has pic…
 
Send us your audio thanks! Just record yourself on your phone or computer and email it to info@voicesfromthebench.com and we will play it in the month of June to celebrate CDT and Dental Technician Appreciation month! Have you got your limited edition VFTB shirt featuring the triathlon of dental lab? Click here to get a Race For the Future 8.0 VFTB…
 
Have you got your limited edition VFTB shirt featuring the triathlon of dental lab? Click here to get a Race For the Future 8.0 VFTB shirt raising money for The Foundation For Dental Technology featuring art by Mackenzie Mayer ORDER BEFORE MAY 28, 2022 Participate or Cheer on the racers in Chicago at the Race For the Future 8.0 August 28, 2022 We a…
 
Cosmetic Dentist and Executive Director of Modern Dental Group Limited, Dr. Ronald Chan, joins Laura Kelly for the eighth installment of Smiles Matter's 'Winning Strategies.' Dr. Chan and Laura discuss TrioClear, MicroDental's innovative and predictable three-step aligner solution for practices and patients. Dr. Chan explains why this new FDA-clear…
 
Race For the Future 8.0 VFTB shirt raising money for The Foundation For Dental Technology featuring art by Mackenzie Mayer ORDER BEFORE MAY 28, 2022 Participate or Cheer on the racers in Chicago at the Race For the Future 8.0 August 28, 2022 When Texans do anything, they do it big. This year’s conference definitely didn’t disappoint. The podcast wa…
 
One of the main points of the podcast is to feature anyone in our industry. Unbiased and uncensored. Too keep a clean rating on podcast apps, we bleep out words considered “bad”. That does not stop us from talking to technicians from around the world no matter their style of communication. When we discovered Sandra Puurits on Instagram, we knew it …
 
Come see Elvis at the Preat booth during LMT Lab Day West May 20 - 21 Register for Elvis' course "Using Your Awkwardness to Market Your Lab" This week brings a great removable technician out of Leicester, UK. Deepa Bharakhda didn't know what she wanted to do with her life. After finding a dental technology course at a university and studying a year…
 
Join Elvis at the Washington Denturist Association annual conference May 12 -14 in Leavenworth. Everyone has a story about how they got into the industry. Not everyone wants to share that story. For Kelly Weliky the story is not a highlight of her life. Kelly learned dental technology while in a correction facility. Many people learn the craft this…
 
When we see unique and interesting labs online, we get to have them on the podcast and talk to them. That is exactly what we did when we saw The Hive on Instantgram. Turns out it owned by Eleanor and Emily Pittard. Together they have created an amazing award winning (really) dental laboratory in Dorset, UK. Emily is a Clinical Dental Technician (th…
 
Did you miss LMT Lab Day Chicago? Want to feel like you were there? Did you go and want to go back? We do too! This is the next best thing to it. Three amazing conversation we got while at the Preat booth. First up is Randi & Scott James from Renstom Dental Studios talking about all the growth they have had since the last time we talked to them and…
 
It is so good to be among our fellow lab friends. After having no show in 2021, LMT Lab Day Chicago happened with a great vibe in 2022. While less people attended, the ones that came where ready to be out and about and many stopped by the Preat booth. This week we talk to four people that attended. First up is wife and husband team from Georgia, Ch…
 
An Angled Approach: 90° Milling with DGSHAPE's C-Clamp Adapter for DWX-52D WEBINAR with Whitney Courtney McCarty and Ian O'Neill DLAT Southwest Conference and Expo April 1 & 2: Dallas / Fort Worth Airport Mariott Let's do the math. 52 weeks a year. 208th episode. Never missed a week. It's the 4th year anniversary of the podcast! Amazing we are stil…
 
Every week we talk to technicians that share their journey to where they are today in the in industry. This week we talk to a gentleman whose journey is an interesting one that allowed him to re-light his passion for the industry. Dennis Kalashnick started on the clinical side of dentistry. It didn’t take long for him to discover he liked the labor…
 
Have you struggled getting out there and getting more work from dental offices? Not every lab has the resources from a sales team, but you can learn a lot from a lab that does. Lauren Crowe came to Blue Box Dental Lab with a lot of clinical experience. Always working hard, Lauren worked her way up to manager and eventually became the Director of Sa…
 
Cosmetic dentist, educator, author and Seattle Study Club member Dr. Joshua Austin joins Laura Kelly for the seventh installment of Smiles Matter’s ‘Winning Strategies.’ Dr. Austin and Laura discuss the ways that dentists and doctors experience anxiety, burnout and depression, alongside the resources and tools needed to overcome such mental trauma.…
 
Join Elvis and Barb at the DLAT Southwest Conference and Expo March 31 - April 2nd. Good times Texas style in Dallas! Dental technicians spend a lot of time making restorations that match the natural beauty of human teeth. But what if you could make a full arch of gold? What if you could make it so it could be removed and put in at any time? This w…
 
LIVE and IN-PERSON: Elvis Dahl at LMT Lab Day Chicago: Using Your Awkwardness to Market Your Lab Saturday 9:45am - 10:45am Acapulco Room · West Tower, Ballroom (Gold) Level We love us some labs that have a rich family story behind them. Barksdale Dental Lab is the newest lab to share their family's history. Betty and Steve Barksdale opened their la…
 
LIVE and IN-PERSON: Elvis Dahl at LMT Lab Day Chicago: Using Your Awkwardness to Market Your Lab Saturday 9:45am - 10:45am Acapulco Room · West Tower, Ballroom (Gold) Level Just recently Asiga has set up a North America headquarters and they brought on Cory Lambertson to run it. Cory grew up in a lab and eventually became a technical support manage…
 
Paolo Lubrano was a fully licensed dentist in Italy when he decided he liked the laboratory side of the industry more. Moving to America, he now co-owns a lab (Bespoke Dental Lab) in a dental office doing some amazing full-arch restorations with some top-notch technology. Paolo talks about working with implants, doing chairside crowns, and somehow …
 
You know we love stories of second-generation dental technicians and this week we travel up to Canada to talk to an amazing ceramist that is carrying on the family lab. Dani Farago wanted to be a hairdresser and after some encouragement from her parents set off to George Brown College to learn dental technology. Not yet finding her passion, she con…
 
Cosmetic Dentist, educator, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) accredited member Dr. Jeffery W. Lineberry joins Laura Kelly for the sixth installment of the Smiles Matter's "Winning Strategies" podcast. Dr. Lineberry and Laura discuss how learning to manage, assess and redirect resources to new areas has proven to be key strategies t…
 
Who better to talk about then yourself? For episode 200, Elvis and Barb have turned the microphones on themselves. When asked “who should be on episode 200", multiple people said it was the hosts turn to sit in the hot seat. They asked a very special friend and the creator of the “Fan of Voices From the Bench” Facebook page, Joe Young from Young De…
 
It's no secret that a lot of guests recently have been found because of the amazing dental technician community found on Instagram. If you are on there you definitely know of @thepartyenamel. It's hard not to know of her because she is great at creating content and bringing the dental lab community even closer. But the person behind the account is …
 
VOTE for Voices From the Bench as the 2021 Best Dental Podcast We are back this week talking to a dental technician. Hugo Sousa is a very accomplished technician from the UK. Born and educated in Portugal at a university in Lisbon, Hugo then continued his career in England working for different labs and then obtained his Master's degree in dental t…
 
Let's start 2022 with a different kind of guest. What is a great way to show your passion for dental technology? Denture Babes shirt? Tooth decal on your car? How about an amazing denture tattoo? Well we have the perfect guest for you. Ed Johnson is a tattooist out of Portland Oregon who specializes in teeth and denture tattoo. Ed is joined by his …
 
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So many great dental lab shows to look forward to in 2022: Vision 21: https://nadl.org/events/v21/2022/ Cal-Lab: https://cal-lab.org/ LMT Lab Day Chicago: https://lmtmag.com/lmtlabday DLAT Southwest Conference: https://members.dlat.org/membership/ FDLA Southern States Expo: https://www.fdla.net/symposium Ladies of the Mill: https://www.ladiesofthem…
 
Today we have a conversation with Alex Flores (See Chapter description) Music by Toonorth - Dawn https://chll.to/f08df45d If you like our podcast, consider supporting us by buying us a coffee, see "support the show" link at each episode or click on the heart icon on top right of our buzzsprout website if you'd like to leave us a message or comment:…
 
We told you that the Whip Mix Digital Forum was amazing! This is the 4th episode we got from the Preat booth talking to so many amazing people. First up is Patrick Strohkirch from Oqton. Oqton is a interesting software company that allows AI to nest your mills and prints almost instantly. Then we chat with Tom Houle, who has a great path in our ind…
 
Gingival Artistry for Analogue and Digital Dentures with Nina Frketin - February 10th Webinar Check out her episode on the podcast- 171: Pretty Acrylic In Pink with Nina Frketin We love live events where we get to talk to people face-to-face. At the end of October Elvis and Barb talked to so many people from the Preat booth at the Whip Mix Digital …
 
In every industry, when a company that come into it that disrupts the usual way of doing things, people start to talk. Rumors go around and misinformation grows. This week we welcome the Head of R & D at Dandy, Kenn Butler. Kenn hears all the talk online and at dental shows about Dandy and being a fan of the podcast, Kenn agreed to come on and talk…
 
DARE to say NO to bad impressions the shirt! Order one today! 100% of the profits go towards The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology We love it when we can talk to people in our industry face-to-face. Last October we got that chance at the Preat booth while attending the Whip Mix Digital Forum. This annual event was on its 9th year and so f…
 
DARE to say NO to bad impressions the shirt! Order one today! 100% of the profits go towards The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology October 2021 Elvis and Barb FINALLY got to record at a LIVE event together for the first times since February 2020. Lucky it was at the Whip Mix Digital Forum, a packed event full of fantastic speakers, vendor…
 
When we discovered a Instagram account by a "gentleman" named @mrawwesome, we knew that he would be a interesting guest. Justin Gerard is a removable technician that tells it like it is. Entertaining and slightly offensive, Justin comes on the podcast to talk about getting into the industry, characters that help shape him in the profession, opening…
 
When has anyone ever said life in a dental lab is easy? It's not. There are many struggles and challenges every day. Todd Blankenbecler and Andy Stark from EasyRX have a solution for a few of the issues. Easy Rx is a software that can run production in the lab, but it also has a clinician aspect that allows the two to communicate efficiently. Oh, d…
 
Cosmetic dentist, educator, author, and Conscious Sedation Dentistry (CSD) expert Dr. Tony Feck joins Laura Kelly for the fifth installment of Smiles Matter’s ‘Winning Strategies.’ Dr. Feck and Laura discuss how CSD has allowed clinicians to treat patients with comprehensive procedures safely, and in fewer visits. Dr. Feck and Laura also discussed …
 
We love to talk to people that are so passionate about dental labs that they take their unique weirdness and turn it into a business that gives other technicians exactly what they want. Jenelle Tabaković and MacKenzie Mayer are both removable technicians with different career paths. But they didn’t like the options of clothing for dental technician…
 
They say behind every famous person is the true group that makes them famous. John Archibald has been the in-office dental technician to the famous Dr. Gordon Christensen. This gave John a chance to be on the forefront of a lot of new products and procedures. Seeing an opportunity to teach the lab industry, he started the country's only full time a…
 
Check out A Very Dental Podcast: Shorts: Everyone Sucks at Their Job (except Elvis) This week we welcome John Wilson from Sunrise Dental Laboratory out in California to the podcast. He has been at this lab game for a while. Early on he saw the importance of putting his lab on the front line of implant restorations. John comes on the podcast to talk…
 
Conversa à Bancada: a dental laboratory podcast out of Portugal Join Elvis and Barb at the Whip Mix Digital Forum October 29 & 30 in Louisville, Ky When you hear of people consulting in our industry, you would hope that they spent some time in our industry doing what they are "consulting". David Avery has done it all. Classically trained in school,…
 
Instructor, digital technology, and Functional Esthetic Dentistry expert, Dr. Mike Maroon, joins Laura Kelly for the fourth installment of Smiles Matter's 'Winning Strategies.' Mike and Laura discuss how digital technology is transforming dental practices and how to harness these tools to maximize a practice's efficiency and treatment success. Laur…
 
Every lab is looking for technicians. We all know about the lack of talent in the employee pool. What can we do about it? One man outside of London is attempting to help technicians and labs "hook up". Andy Foster comes on the podcast to talk about running his one person lab while at the same time running his website recruit4technicians.com. This s…
 
After a year of many dental meetings being canceled, Whip Mix has come back bigger and better with the Digital Forum. This year in Louisville, Ky October 29 & 30, is sure to be the best forum yet. Bernie Jaroslow comes on the podcast to talk about all the amazing speakers they have lined up along with some fun evening events that you will not want …
 
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