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A weekly podcast dedicated to the dental laboratory industry

Voices from The Bench Elvis Dahl

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A weekly podcast dedicated to the dental laboratory industry

    100: The Husband, Father, and CEO: Anton Woolf From The Argen Corporation

    100: The Husband, Father, and CEO: Anton Woolf From The Argen Corporation

    Happy 100th episode! A big thanks to everyone that has been a guest, listened to, or sponsored Voices From the Bench! We love bringing you the podcast every week and have enjoyed every second of it. And we have a GREAT episode for you this week. To celebrate our 100th episode we welcome Anton Woolf, CEO of the Argen Corporation to the show. Anton is a living icon in our industry by leading Argen to be one of the most established and innovated companies in our industry. Anton comes on the podcast to talk about the start of Argen, how he came to be the CEO, his family's involvement, becoming more than just a alloy company, and what new and exciting things Argen is working on next.


    March 26 – 28 Dental Laboratory Association Texas Conference – Grapevine, Tx
    *Ortho Technicians!!! Register for the AOLP meeting! *
    Last year was a huge success and we loved this show. We are back this year at the ARGEN booth recording all weekend long. If you are in the area, attend. If you are not in the area, you should still think about attending. It’s worth it.


    Register HERE!


    Thursday March 26, the good people at Alien Milling is hosting a evening event to kick of the DLAT Conference. We will be at Top Golf for fun, drinks, and podcasting. That’s right, we will be recording at the event. How fun is that! If you are going to the DLAT conference, don’t wait. Sign up here to join the fun!


    Nowak Dental and Nowak Digital want to thank everyone who came by to see them at LMT Lab Day Chicago. But the deals didn't end just because the show did. Contact your Nowak Dental or Nowak Digital representative to discuss your needs. They hope to see everyone at future trade shows, visit either nowakdental.com or nowakdigital.com to find out where we will be next! Thanks for your support of the podcast!




    There are a lot of lab putty materials out there. When most labs try Panasil Lab Putty from Kettenbach they are amazed by the quality and consistency. It works wonders on your matrixing, indexing, and duplicating needs. Try some today, and for being a listener of the podcast when you call 877-532-2123 and mention the code – Dental Lab Podcast 199, you can get a box of Panasil Lab Putty and a box of Futar Bite Registration all for $199. Check out http://www.kettenbach-dental.us/ for more information. Thanks for your support of the podcast!
    Special Guest: Anton Woolf.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    99: A Path To Higher Learning With Denturism: Eugene Royzengurt

    99: A Path To Higher Learning With Denturism: Eugene Royzengurt

    LMT LAB DAY Chicago is this weekend! Elvis and Barb are super excited to be there recording as many people as we can. But first we must bring you a fantastic interview we got a few months ago. Eugene Royzengurt is an assistant that became a technician, who then became an educator, and is now becoming a denturist living in a state he can't even be a denturist in. Eugene talks about his beginnings, running a one-person lab, and attending the American Denturist School.


    Thanks to the wonderful people at ARGEN, Elvis and Barb will be recording at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020 - February 21 & 22. We will be set up at the Argen Booth (I16/I17) to talk to all the amazing attendees, educators, vendors, and anyone else willing to sit down. If you want to schedule a time, be sure to send us an email at info@voicesfromthebench.com and we can get it lined up. Or just stop by. We would love to meet you!
    Check out the AMAZING line up at Lab Day Chicago from Argen!
    Register HERE!


    There is still time to register for this week's Cal-Lab Annual Meeting.
    February 20 & 21 at the Westin Hotel on Michigan Ave.


    Are you excited about Chicago Lab day? Nowak Dental & Nowak Digital are! Their lab specialists will be at the East Tower booth B-47 & their Digital specialists will be at the new West tower V-2. Stop by both booths to learn about all of their offerings and to find out for yourself why Nowak is the first dealer name customers ask for. Also, by popular demand, each location will be serving our famous King Cake Vodka shots one hour before the closing of the show EACH DAY! So don’t forget to visit Nowak Dental at both exhibit halls during Lab Day Chicago. And we thank you for your continued support of the podcast.



    Whip Mix is extremely proud to introduce the Whip Mix VeriBuild 3D Printer with features rarely seen in economically priced printers. Your lab or dental practice can now print extremely precise models and accurate surgical guides with slice thicknesses between 25 – 100 microns. VeriBuild is an open system printer, able to print virtually any 405 nanometer print resin using its advanced software and auto-calibration. With a more-than-adequate build area, automatic (and manual) supports, an advanced slicing algorithm, and Quick Build Preparation, the Whip Mix VeriBuild Printer is the ideal printer for your lab if you are just starting out or want to increase your print production.

    See the VeriBuild Printer in Chicago at the following Whip Mix Booth numbers: Lab Day, Booths D43 and E42, and the Chicago Dental Society Meeting at Booth # 2621.



    We would like to welcome Alien Milling Technologies to the podcast. This amazing company is your one stop shop for all things milled. They do it everying like sell zirconia pucks, they also design, mill, and sinter. And it doesn't stop at zirconia. They can handle e.max, Lava, custom abutments, bars, nightguards. Come see them at booth C30 at LMT Lab Day Chicago to learn more, get a super neat mouse pad, and get a chance to win a Aleinware Laptop! Thanks for your support of the podcast Alien Milling!Special Guest: Eugene Royzengurt.

    • 52 min
    98: A Clear Vision on Ortho: Christopher Gajewski with the AOLP

    98: A Clear Vision on Ortho: Christopher Gajewski with the AOLP

    We really enjoy talking to people that are passionate about what they do. When JDT released their 2020 “Who’s Hot” there was one technician that stood out. Christopher Gajewski is a man on the mission to organize and educate all the ortho laboratories. Chris owned a ortho lab but has now started working 100% for the Association of Orthodontic Laboratory Professionals. We talk to Chris about his beginning, were he sees ortho labs going in the age of digital dentistry, his opinion on clear aligners, starting the AOLP, and his desire to educate the public.


    Check out the AOLP: Association of Orthodontic Laboratory Professionals


    Thanks to the wonderful people at ARGEN, Elvis and Barb will be recording at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020 - February 21 & 22. We will be set up at the Argen Booth (I16/I17) to talk to all the amazing attendees, educators, vendors, and anyone else willing to sit down. If you want to schedule a time, be sure to send us an email at info@voicesfromthebench.com and we can get it lined up. Or just stop by. We would love to meet you!
    Check out the AMAZING line up at Lab Day Chicago from Argen!
    Register HERE!


    March 26 – 28 Dental Laboratory Association Texas Conference – Grapevine, Tx
    *Ortho Technicians!!! Register for the AOLP meeting! *


    Last year was a huge success and we loved this show. We are back this year at the ARGEN booth recording all weekend long. If you are in the area, attend. If you are not in the area, you should still think about attending. It’s worth it.


    Register HERE!


    Thursday March 26, the good people at Alien Milling is hosting a evening event to kick of the DLAT Conference. We will be at Top Golf for fun, drinks, and podcasting. That’s right, we will be recording at the event. How fun is that! If you are going to the DLAT conference, don’t wait. Sign up here to join the fun!


    Are you excited about Chicago Lab day? Nowak Dental & Nowak Digital are! Their lab specialists will be at the East Tower booth B-47 & their Digital specialists will be at the new West tower V-2. Stop by both booths to learn about all of their offerings and to find out for yourself why Nowak is the first dealer name customers ask for. Also, by popular demand, each location will be serving our famous King Cake Vodka shots one hour before the closing of the show EACH DAY! So don’t forget to visit Nowak Dental at both exhibit halls during Lab Day Chicago. And we thank you for your continued support of the podcast.



    Kettenbach Dental is a German Manufacturer that believes dentistry is a balance of art and science and when the patient and Dentist are inspired by your work, that is your labs reward and the goal at Kettenbach Dental. . A great way to start with Kettenbach is to try the Panasil Lab Putty Hard or Lab Putty Soft for your Dental Lab’s matrixing, indexing, and duplicating needs. The addition silicone putty comes in a 5-kilogram base and 5-kilogram catalyst, 1:1 mix with no additional messy gel activator. How about a box of the Panasil Lab Putty and a Box of the Futar Bite Registration all for only $199. Simply call Kettenbach direct at 877-532-2123 and mention the code – Dental Lab Podcast 199, for this special discount just for listening to the Voices from the Bench Podcast. For more information on Kettenbach, check out their Facebook page or visit www.kettenbach-dental.usSpecial Guest: Christopher Gajewski.

    • 53 min
    97: Educating Our Industry at Durham: Erin Popov, Jill Adams, & Greg Walton

    97: Educating Our Industry at Durham: Erin Popov, Jill Adams, & Greg Walton

    There are not many accredited schools left. They lack funds and enrollment. One school seems to be doing pretty good and they are positive about the future. While at the Eastern Conference of Dental Laboratories in Concord, NC, Elvis got to talk to three people associated with the program to get some different perspectives. First up is Erin Popov CDT who got into the industry via the school, graduated, and then came back to be an instructor. During the conversation, current student Jill Adams sits down to talk about why she signed up for the program and what she hopes to do with the knowledge after graduation. Then Elvis is joined by the 2020 NADL Educator of the Year award winner Greg Walton CDT who heads up the whole dental technology program at Durham Technical Community College. Greg went through the program, opened his own lab, and came back to help make the program what it is today.


    LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020 is only a few weeks away and Elvis and Barb have partnered with Argen to reach as many people at the show as possible. Come to the Argen booth in the East Tower, booth I16/I17 to chat with us and be on the podcast!
    And don't forget about Argen's amazing speaker line up in their new lecture room at the Grand Ballroom CD North located at Gold Level, East Tower.


    March 26 – 28 Dental Laboratory Association Texas Conference – Grapevine, Tx
    Last year was a huge success and we loved this show. We are back this year at the ARGEN booth recording all weekend long. If you are in the area, attend. If you are not in the area, you should still think about attending. It’s worth it.


    Register HERE!


    Thursday March 26, the good people at Alien Milling is hosting a evening event to kick of the DLAT Conference. We will be at Top Golf for fun, drinks, and podcasting. That’s right, we will be recording at the event. How fun is that! If you are going to the DLAT conference, don’t wait. Sign up here to join the fun!


    Are you excited about Chicago Lab day? Nowak Dental & Nowak Digital are! Their lab specialists will be at the East Tower booth B-47 & their Digital specialists will be at the new West tower V-2. Stop by both booths to learn about all of their offerings and to find out for yourself why Nowak is the first dealer name customers ask for. Also, by popular demand, each location will be serving our famous King Cake Vodka shots one hour before the closing of the show EACH DAY! So don’t forget to visit Nowak Dental at both exhibit halls during Lab Day Chicago. And we thank you for your continued support of the podcast.



    Few things create more interest today than the Digital Denture. Whip Mix has developed a processing system for printed dentures, which uses 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 and the convenience of curing with a Uvitron UV light, 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 website for their Digital Denture courses and for more information about the system.Special Guest: Erin Popov RG, CDT, TE.

    • 38 min
    96: A Stronk of Genius: Jeff Stronk and the Cal-Lab Meeting

    96: A Stronk of Genius: Jeff Stronk and the Cal-Lab Meeting

    Celebrate 2020 and LMT Lab Day with these limited edition shirts! Sale extended until Feb 2, 2020


    This week Elvis and Barb talk to a good friend to them and the whole industry. Jeff Stronk from Treasure Dental Studios sits down to talk about getting into the industry, buying out some partners, volunteering and leading various national boards, and is now the Chairperson of the Cal-Lab Association. Jeff tells us about this year’s amazing meeting that takes place February 20 & 21 in Chicago. This annual meeting is shaping up to be the best one yet. Do yourself and your lab a favor by registering for this peer-to-peer business meeting.


    Cal-Lab Annual Meeting


    Also that same weekend, thanks to the wonderful people at ARGEN, Elvis and Barb will be recording at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020 - February 21 & 22. We will be set up at the Argen Booth (I16/I17) to talk to all the amazing attendees, educators, vendors, and anyone else willing to sit down. If you want to schedule a time, be sure to send us an email at info@voicesfromthebench.com and we can get it lined up. Or just stop by. We would love to meet you!


    Register HERE!


    March 26 – 28 Dental Laboratory Association Texas Conference – Grapevine, Tx
    Last year was a huge success and we loved this show. We are back this year at the ARGEN booth recording all weekend long. If you are in the area, attend. If you are not in the area, you should still think about attending. It’s worth it.


    Register HERE!


    Thursday March 26, the good people at Alien Milling is hosting a evening event to kick of the DLAT Conference. We will be at Top Golf for fun, drinks, and podcasting. That’s right, we will be recording at the event. How fun is that! If you are going to the DLAT conference, don’t wait. Sign up here to join the fun!


    Are you excited about Chicago Lab day? Nowak Dental & Nowak Digital are! Their lab specialists will be at the East Tower booth B-47 & their Digital specialists will be at the new West tower V-2. Stop by both booths to learn about all of their offerings and to find out for yourself why Nowak is the first dealer name customers ask for. Also, by popular demand, each location will be serving our famous King Cake Vodka shots one hour before the closing of the show EACH DAY! So don’t forget to visit Nowak Dental at both exhibit halls during Lab Day Chicago. And we thank you for your continued support of the podcast.



    Kettenbach 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 orderSpecial Guest: Jeff Stronk.

    • 58 min
    95: It Is Greener On The Other Side: Greg Martin CDT, TE from Renfert and Maurice “Mo” Whitlock, CDT from AmannGirrbach

    95: It Is Greener On The Other Side: Greg Martin CDT, TE from Renfert and Maurice “Mo” Whitlock, CDT from AmannGirrbach

    Celebrate 2020 and LMT Lab Day with these limited edition shirts! On Sale until January 26, 2020


    Elvis and President Barb are back from Las Vegas and the Vision 21 meeting. So many great people attended and so many great sponsors. Most of the events where we get our continued education are possible because of the great vendors in our industry. While at the Eastern Conference of Dental Laboratories in North Carolina, Elvis got to speak with two laboratory technicians turned vendor representative. First up is Greg Martin CDT, TE from Renfert who talks about how Renfert got started and the importance of quality products. Then he talked to Maurice “Mo” Whitlock, CDT from AmannGirrbach who got his start in the Air Force and now trains at dental schools and they talk about the move in our industry where laboratory technicians are setting up shop in dentist offices.


    Voices of Dentistry Podcast Summit Jan 24 & 25, 2020 - SCOTTSDALE - Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
    Thanks to our good friends at Kettenbach


    LMT Lab Day Chicago - Feb 20 - 22, 2020 - Hyatt Regency Chicago
    Elvis and Barb are excited to announce that we will be recording Friday and Saturday at the Argen booth! Come to the booth in the main exhibit hall to record with us!


    Did you know that Nowak Dental carries all Roland Milling machines? Not only do they have an amazing price and trade in promotions on the unit but they are also offering an extra year of warranty on any new mill purchase. Reach out to the Nowak Dental Digital team at 855-669-2533 or visit the website at www.nowakdigital.com.



    We all do zirconia. There are many options out there. Are you using multi-layered zirconia? You should. Vericore ZR Pro ML from Whip Mix 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 Guests: Greg Martin CDT, TE and Maurice “Mo” Whitlock, CDT.

    • 41 min

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