July 27, 2021

101 Digital Milling Options for Dental Professionals

Millennial Dentist Podcast

Today we have Shay with us again for another episode, and we chat about milling experiences and opportunities that you can take advantage of for your dental practice. Tony, Darren, and Donny also join us to talk about his experience with different types of dental mills.

Sully’s practice currently has three mills a wet, a wet/dry, and a prime mill. He is presently milling Zirconia in less than five minutes with his prime mill. Because he can create milled items quickly, Sully can do his patient procedures all in-house in the same visit. In addition, he can touch test the block before restoration, which is beneficial for a good fit.

Tony started with the older E4D mill in 2009 and made an effort to learn how to use the mill effectively. He is using a scanner to create Invisalign products using itero. In addition to itero, they also use trios for same-day products.

Dr. Don Murry is a 2010 graduate who is making waves in dentistry.

He talks about his milling journey, starting with a cone beam in 2012. He is currently puck milling at his office to create full-arch products with Zirconia.

Learn what new milling processes are available, how easy or hard they are to use, and how you can get your hands on a digital mill to create same-day dental appliances.

Dentistry is changing. Technology, education, and resources are closer to our fingertips now more than ever! Are you ready to learn what millennial dentists are doing to exceed patient expectations, enjoy dentistry more and take vacations and how this generation can join up with the previous generation to make for an unstoppable dental team? Wait no longer! Listen in and find out how to push your lifestyle to the next level.

Show Notes:

[02:45] Sully’s dental journey and how he became a dental professional.

[06:35] Using itero for scanning to create Invisalign products.

[11:21] Cone-beam and milling experience for Donny.

[14:05] Types of puck mills we are using in dental practice.

[17:58] Dr. Don’s progression of mill purchases in his office.

[19:38] When to change over the process to same-day appliances.

[25:37] Dr. Darren’s milling journey in his practice.

[32:03] Profit margins for devices created by digital milling.

[36:28] Why the industry has moved toward digital scanning.

[39:15] Patients want to leave the office with their restoration complete in one sitting.

As always, thanks so much for listening! If you like the show, we would love for you to review the show on Apple Podcasts as well as spread the word! If you have any questions or want to get in touch, shoot me an email at

Links and Resources:

The Millennial Dentist Website

@Millennialdentist on Facebook

@MillennialDDS on Twitter

On Instagram 
Dr. Sully…@Millennialdentist on Instagram
Dr. Peyman…@drpeyray on Instagram

Dr. Sully’s website and blog 

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