200 episodes

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.

Voices from The Bench Elvis Dahl

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 44 Ratings

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.

    On the Other Side of the Mic: Joe Young interviews Elvis and Barb

    On the Other Side of the Mic: Joe Young interviews Elvis and Barb

    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 Dental Laboratory in Philadelphia to take over host duties. Temporarily. Joe asks the hard-hitting questions like how they got into the industry, how the podcast came to be, and what have Elvis and Barb learned over the last 199 weeks. Don't worry, they didn't learn much.....


    Episode 90: Keeping It In The Family: Michael & Joe Young, Jane Hyatt, and Kristen Benitez


    The Dental Hacks Podcast


    The Dental Hacks Podcast episode 06: Mark Jackson


    Voices from the Bench: The Narratives of Lesser Folk in Medieval Trials book


    Whip Mix’s new Veriwash resin cleaning station is the ideal piece of equipment to use in the 3D printed resin post process. It’s oscillating, multi-speed stirrer produces a tornado-like vortex every 30-seconds, and guarantees efficient, effective and powerful cleaning whether the units are individual or still attached to the build plate.

    The two alcohol baths make an effective step-wash system. It cleans more efficiently and there is less alcohol needed, since it is re-used for both a fresh bath and a dirty bath.

    The VeriWash’s intelligent design offers features such as Mode, Time, and Start/Stop button display which gives the operator full and automatic control of the cleaning process. A mesh basket used in the wash container makes it easy to keep track of small printed parts when cleaning. The affordable unit’s one-year warranty ensures peace-of-mind for the owner.

    Visit whipmix.com or call (800) 626-5651 for more information about this great new product.



    Did you know that most inLab MCX5 users that have ordered burs from Gro3X once, keep on ordering Gro3X burs over and over again? Because Gro3X burs are engineered by some of the folks who have been providing burs to some of the largest US production labs for years.

    Did you also know, that most Roland and DGShape users have no idea what they are missing out?

    To give Roland and DGSHAPE users the opportunity to find out for themselves how good Gro3X burs work also for their machines, Gro3X is now offering a BUY 3, GET 2 BURS FREE special. This is exclusively for Voices From The Bench listeners.

    Simply go to the Gro3X website at gro3x.com click on burs, then select Roland & DGSHAPE. Add five burs of your choice to your cart, click on CHECK-OUT, enter discount code B3G2Burs and check out.Special Guest: Joe Young.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Never Stop Learnin' with Beth Brown

    Never Stop Learnin' with Beth Brown

    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 Beth Brown. Beth comes on the podcast to talk about getting into the industry, going to a dental university in a hospital, using her Instagram to find her new home at Mango Dental Lab, and taking the challenge to get her Master's degree in Dental Technology. She's a dental party enamel for sure when it comes to education!


    Elvis and Barb were right! Schottlander teeth are not in the US.


    If you want to save, and also grow, Gro3X is, where you should go!

    Resins to print night guards, for high-impact and flex, look no further, because we have them at Gro3X.

    Burs for your mills, Zirconia for your crowns, with Gro3X you will be the hottest lab in town!

    And last but not least, if you seriously want to grow, add Gro3X Aligners, and your doctors will say Wowww!



    Whip Mix, known today for its digital equipment and materials, has been known for decades as a leader in occlusion products with its Whip Mix, Hanau, and Denar articulators and facebows.

    The most popular of these is the Denar Mark 300 Series articulator. These popular semi-adjustable instruments are engineered for superior performance and tested thoroughly based on proven methodology. They bring a new standard of interchangeability with factory set accuracy within 20 microns. With their sleek, ergonomic design and powder-coated finish, these articulators have a contemporary look that’s as durable as it is aesthetically pleasing.

    The Denmat Mark 320 articulator features Adjustable condylar inclination with 0 to 60,° and Progressive side shift fixed at 15°. The Denar Mark 300 comes complete with: Dust cover, 10 magnetic mounting plates, instructions and standard black carrying case.

    Head over to Whipmix.com to order one today.Special Guest: Beth Brown.

    • 57 min
    What? You can get a PhD in Dental Technology?: Hugo Sousa from Conversa à Bancada

    What? You can get a PhD in Dental Technology?: Hugo Sousa from Conversa à Bancada

    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 technology. He is currently going for his PhD while hosting his own dental laboratory podcast in Portuguese called Conversa à Bancada.


    Portuguese Podcast - Conversa à Bancada
    Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/conversa-%C3%A0-bancada/id1564666913
    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6464EueS9V1T4MUTAzvzgG?si=4b0f4553e0e44ac2
    Facebook - Conversa Bancada - https://www.facebook.com/thefree.tooth/
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/conversa_a_bancada/


    Long Distance degrees mentioned in the episode:



    University of Lisbon - https://www.ulisboa.pt/en
    Doctoral (Phd) degree in oral health sciences & technology (for Dental Hygienists & Dental technicians)

    Cardiff Met. - https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/sportandhealthsciences/courses/Pages/Dental-Technology---MSc-(Distance-Learning)-.aspx
    Masters for dental technicians

    Morphology School Japan
    Osaka ceramic training center
    http://www.pat.hi-ho.ne.jp/octc/sub/html/english/e-index.html



    Whip Mix 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 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.



    Did you know that most inLab MCX5 users that have ordered burs from Gro3X once, keep on ordering Gro3X burs over and over again? Because Gro3X burs are engineered by some of the folks who have been providing burs to some of the largest US production labs for years.

    Did you also know, that most Roland and DGShape users have no idea what they are missing out?

    To give Roland and DGSHAPE users the opportunity to find out for themselves how good Gro3X burs work also for their machines, Gro3X is now offering a BUY 3, GET 2 BURS FREE special. This is exclusively for Voices From The Bench listeners.

    Simply go to the Gro3X website at gro3x.com click on burs, then select Roland & DGSHAPE. Add five burs of your choice to your cart, click on CHECK-OUT, enter discount code B3G2Burs and check out.Special Guest: Hugo Sousa.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Dentures in Ink: Ed Johnson and Dr. Dennis Johnson

    Dentures in Ink: Ed Johnson and Dr. Dennis Johnson

    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 dentist father, Dr. Dennis Johnson. They talk about the early days that lead Ed to art and his fascination with teeth. Ed talks about getting into tattooing, the process of giving one of his "patients" a tattoo, and what makes a good tattoo great. If you love teeth and don't have a tattoo, you will want one after this.


    Check out Ed's Instagram at DentistPDX


    If you want to save, and also grow, Gro3X is, where you should go!

    Resins to print night guards, for high-impact and flex, look no further, because we have them at Gro3X.

    Burs for your mills, Zirconia for your crowns, with Gro3X you will be the hottest lab in town!

    And last but not least, if you seriously want to grow, add Gro3X Aligners, and your doctors will say Wowww!



    There are 3D Print resins for models that do a decent job, then there is Whip Mix VeriModel OS.

    Dr. Michael Scherer, a prosthodontist from Sonora, CA says “Whip Mix VeriModel OS is one of the finest model resins I have ever worked with. It’s amazing”.

    The popular resins offer the dental laboratory a high quality, smooth surface finish, extreme precision, reliable accuracy, and fine detail. They can be used in 385 and 405 nanometer printers, and are compatible with silicone-base separators. VeriModel OS print resins are available in Ivory, Golden Brown, Grey, and White colors for any model application.

    For more information, call (800) 626-5651, or visit www.whipmix.com.Special Guests: Dr. Dennis Johnson and Ed Johnson.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Pink Mullet of Dental Labs: Vicki Thomas & Carolynn Capps

    The Pink Mullet of Dental Labs: Vicki Thomas & Carolynn Capps

    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.ladiesofthemill.com/


    This week we are talking to two amazing ladies who came together during the pandemic to open the lab of their dreams. Vicki Thomas and Carolynn Capps come from different laboratory backgrounds but found a common ground with their unique skills they each bring. That’s why they opened up She Designs Dental Studios in Matthews, North Carolina. This all pink, female owned, and operated lab is different than the labs you usually see out there. Vicki and Carolyn talk about their backgrounds, how they met, and how they put together a different experience for their clients and patients, all under the light of a giant chandelier.


    Whip Mix offers you the ultimate in ease, material flexibility and unattended production with the Roland DGA DWX-52DCi milling machine. The popular mill’s automatic disc changer expands your lab production and profit, using a 6-slot Automatic Disc Changer, 15-station Automatic Tool Changer and several other automated features.

    The DWX-52DCi dental milling machine now comes with performance visualization software and other intelligent updates. The 5-axis mill even knows which tool to automatically swap out when tools have reached their designated lifespan. Just power it on, let it go, and automatically and accurately mill numerous dental restoration jobs with complete unattended confidence.



    If you want to save, and also grow, Gro3X is, where you should go!

    Resins to print night guards, for high-impact and flex, look no further, because we have them at Gro3X.

    Burs for your mills, Zirconia for your crowns, with Gro3X you will be the hottest lab in town!

    And last but not least, if you seriously want to grow, add Gro3X Aligners, and your doctors will say Wowww!Special Guests: Carolynn Capps CDT and Vicki Thomas.

    • 53 min
    Whipping it up at Whip Mix Part 4: Patrick Strohkirch, Tom Houle, Nathan DiBiase, & Nathan Stainnack

    Whipping it up at Whip Mix Part 4: Patrick Strohkirch, Tom Houle, Nathan DiBiase, & Nathan Stainnack

    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 industry on the sales side to end up as the West Coast Digital Technology Specialist for Whip Mix. THEN, stepping away from the Digital Forum, we have a conversation Elvis got while at the Eastern Conference of Dental Laboratories in Winston-Salem, NC. Two students from the Durham Technical College, Nathan DiBiase and Nathan Stainnack, that talk about why they got into the dental technology program and where they hope it takes them after.


    Did you know that most inLab MCX5 users that have ordered burs from Gro3X once, keep on ordering Gro3X burs over and over again? Because Gro3X burs are engineered by some of the folks who have been providing burs to some of the largest US production labs for years.

    Did you also know, that most Roland and DGShape users have no idea what they are missing out?

    To give Roland and DGSHAPE users the opportunity to find out for themselves how good Gro3X burs work also for their machines, Gro3X is now offering a BUY 3, GET 2 BURS FREE special. This is exclusively for Voices From The Bench listeners.

    Simply go to the Gro3X website at gro3x.com click on burs, then select Roland & DGSHAPE. Add five burs of your choice to your cart, click on CHECK-OUT, enter discount code B3G2Burs and check out.



    Whip Mix is now providing its milling customers with 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, VISIT WHIPMIX.COM OR CALL (800) 626-5651Special Guests: Nathan DiBiase, Nathan Stainback, Patrick Strohkirch, and Tom Houle.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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44 Ratings

Concerned listeners ,

Round table

Just listened and my first impression has had no voids and all the extension one could ask for 😇

Precision Dental Studio ,

Love, love, LOVE this podcast!

I absolutely love this podcast. It is so unique and perfect for our little industry. I love that they cover a broad range of topics. It is both educational and entertaining with their light hearted approach to such a deep topic; the dental lab industry. This is a great podcast for ANYONE in dentistry.

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Chicago Lab Day

I love what Elvis and Barb are doing for our industry! It’s crazy to listen to these PodCasts and realize that “I know that guy or girl”, the episode with the Texas Identical twins for example. I got a chance to talk with them again at Chicago I had met them 20 plus years before when working in Texas. I got to meet and sit down with Elvis as well as meet Barb at the IDT Digital Denture Roundtable.
Granted I’ve been doing this a long time but even thought it’s a big country we are still a tight knit family. I had a “dental” encounter just yesterday, sale guy was in the lab and he said I looked familiar, turns out it’s been about 8 years but we knew of each other when both working for other companies.

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