2022 - current: Client Services Representative with Derby Dental Laboratory
2021 - 2022: District Sales Manager with the Preat Corporation
2008 - 2021: Director of Operation at Somer Dental Laboratories in Zionsville, IN
2018 - 2021: Laboratory Representative on the board of the National Association of Dental Laboratories
Elvis' passion for the Dental Laboratory Industry goes far beyond his lab. He feel that the "needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Or the one". And united, the industry can be stronger and better.
287: The Family Behind the World Class Smile with Dr. Jill Morris, Dr. Burr Bakke, Dr. Cameron Johnson, Sydney Johnson, and Kelton Johnson
September 25th, 2023 | 1 hr 20 secs
abutments, airway, bed wetting, ce, ceramic, clinic, dental, emax, full mouth, holistic dentistry, implants, interface, laboratory, lvi, ortho, podcast, sleep, surgery, technician, voices from the bench, zirconia
A family that dentals together stays in dental together. This week Elvis and Barb talk to 3 dentists, another in dental school, and a technician that are all in the same practice and all related to each other. Join us as we chat with Dr. Jill Morris, Dr. Burr Bakke, Dr. Cameron Johnson, Sydney Johnson, and technician Kelton Johnson.
September 18th, 2023 | 1 hr 8 mins
dental, digital, education, elementary, externship, fort wayne, grants, growth, internship, iu, laboratory, mad ants, osha, perdue, placement, podcast, research department, summer camp, technician, university, voices from the bench
This week brings us Brooke Harris, the program director for the only bachelor degree program in the US for dental technology. Running the department at the Indiana University Fort Wayne, Brooke talks about the classes, the students, the challenges, and the successes.
285: Ladies of the Mill 2023 with Mary Cardenas, Denisse Lasso, Dora Rodrigues, Krysta Lovelace, Heather McMeans, Raegan Bicklein, Lauren Crowe, Holly Wood, Sarah Williamson, Jennifer Taylor, Emily Valentine, Hannah Fischer, Stefani Hudson, Lindsay Berg, Betty Teel, Brandy Jo, and Kathryn Green
September 11th, 2023 | 1 hr 23 mins
apex dental lab, aspen, barn, cousins, daughters, dental, digital dentures, f bomb, family, front office, lab ownership, laboratory, mountains, og, podcast, remote design, speaking, strength, teaching, technician, voices from the bench, weakness
Our most guestful episode yet! We are back talking to 17 wonderful ladies during the Ladies of the Mill Summit 2023. We chat with Mary Cardenas, Denisse Lasso, Dora Rodrigues, Krysta Lovelace, Heather McMeans, Raegan Bicklein, Lauren Crowe, Holly Wood, Sarah Williamson, Jennifer Taylor, Emily Valentine, Hannah Fischer, Stefani Hudson, Lindsay Berg, Betty Teel, Brandy Jo, and Kathryn Green. Enjoy!
284: Ladies of the Mill 2023 with Jessica Scott, Mandy Arena, Rachel Luoma, Jill Swafford, Christina Heaslip, Angelika Roseberry, Joetta Dixon, Amy Joers, and Becca Williams
September 4th, 2023 | 1 hr 23 mins
change, daughter, dental, denturism, digital workflow cdt, growing, iowa, kirkwood school, laboratory, on stage, podcast, renfert, speaker's retreat, speed dating, technician, theme song, voices from the bench, work wife
This week is a BUNCH of conversations from the Ladies of the Mill Summit. Our first ever live on stage recording with Jessica Scott and Mandy Arena, then a conversation with Rachel Luoma, followed by "speed recording" with Jill Swafford, Christina Heaslip, Angelika Roseberry, Joetta Dixon, Amy Joers, and Becca Williams.
August 28th, 2023 | 56 mins 20 secs
24 hour, ai, cad, crown and bridge, dedicated team, dental, dental share, design, evident, exocad, full arch, implants, invoicing, ios integration, lab-to-lab, laboratory, new zealand, partials, podcast, productivity, profile, removable, shining 3d, smile design, technician, trends, voices from the bench
This week is all about outsourcing digital designs with Evident. Guy Manzies, VP of Digital Design Services, comes on to talk about what it takes to handle all the different lab preferences with other 350 designers and keep constancy.
August 21st, 2023 | 1 hr 1 min
anax, articles, boards, clinical, dental, encourage, england, facebook, hand-on, instagram, lab day, laboratory, ladies of the mill, panthera, podcast, share, speaking, spotlight, support, swag, symposium, technician, tips, tour, uk, voices from the bench
Working the Night Shift. We've all been there, but to 4 female technicians it's a way to support and encourage others to be their best. Nina Frketin, Deppa Bharakhda, and Emily & Eleanor Pittard talk all about their new group Nightshift.
August 14th, 2023 | 1 hr 9 mins
4 by 4, alsip, around the world, dental, dtg magazine, french, gc america, gum battle, hands-on, improving, laboratory, late night, name drop, passionate workflow, photography, podcast, speaking, teaching, technician, technique, travel, voices from the bench
To celebrate the return of the DTG Symposium in September, this week we talk to the founder of the DTG, Von Grow who joined by two speakers Hugo Herbert from Canada and Firas Dahbour from Jordan.
August 7th, 2023 | 1 hr 7 mins
air force, all-on-4, all-on-x, better quality, block out, break, conversions, dam it, dental, divergance, england, full arch, implants, laboratory, less time, locator, multi unit abutment, occlusion, overdenture, pick up, podcast, screws, separate, taper, technician, voices from the bench
If you do conversions, are thinking about doing conversions, or just want to learn more, this is the episode for you. We talk to Dr. Brandon Kofford, a prosthodontist that developed the Smart Denture Conversions system that saves time and produces a better restoration.
July 31st, 2023 | 1 hr 3 mins
all-on-4, asiga, auctions, austin powers, auto wash, british teeth, broken teeth, cdt, dental, diastema, digital, fangs, genesis, interview with a vampire, ivoclar, lab day west, laboratory, lock down, passion, podcast, printing, te, technician, teeth, training, try in, ugly, voices from the bench, vulcanite, wax, whitney houston, workflow
This week we wrap up the conversions from LMT Lab Day West 2023 thanks to Ivoclar. First up is Glen Smith from the Apex Dental Lab Group talking about digital denture workflow and the “movie toothmaker” Gary Archer talks about what recent movies and shows he has worked on.
July 24th, 2023 | 57 mins 11 secs
3shape, cerec, dental, empress, facebook, family, ivoclar, lab day west, laboratory, las vegas, management software, marketing, mcxl, model work, omnicam, patterson, perfectionist, photography, podcast, primescan, same day, spain, stain and glaze, strippers, technician, treatment acceptance, voices from the bench, zirprime
Once again, we are back with more conversations from LMT Lab Day West thanks to our friends at Ivoclar. This week we talk to 3rd generation lab owner Chad Brox and Same Day Chairside Smile Maker Eddie Corrales.
July 17th, 2023 | 54 mins 29 secs
abutments, bars, dental, digital workflow, dipping wax, electronic waxer, handmade, implants, improving, ivoclar, kerr, lab day west, laboratory, packing porcelain, podcast, president of aaed, public speaking, table clinics, technician, tissue level, tri-lobe, voices from the bench
We are back with Ivoclar at the LMT Lab Day West where we talk to Amber Rodriguez from Preat and two living legends Robert & Ardith Berger talking about the legacy of Belle de St. Claire.
July 10th, 2023 | 1 hr 2 mins
biking, cdt, chicago, dental, fundraising, grants, laboratory, nadl university, podcastast, running, scholarships, sponsors, swimming, technician, triathlon, voices from the bench
This week we are bringing on 3 guests that are just as passionate as we are about The Race for the Future, The Foundation For Dental Laboratory Technology, and helping to make our industry better through education and opportunities. Joining us are Martha Martin, Lindsey Rowan, and Nicole Jackson.
July 3rd, 2023 | 59 mins 23 secs
dental, digital specialty, fdlt, fix, french horn, furnaces, handpieces, ivoclar, lab day west, laboratory, mills, nbc, next generation, pfm, podcast, public awareness, recruiting, repair, small lab, social media, surveys, technician, vision 21, voices from the bench, zirconia
Back again at LMT Lab Day West thanks to Ivoclar! This week brings us the current President of the NADL, Heather Voss and the owner of Garland Dental Services, Daniel Serrago.
June 26th, 2023 | 59 mins 49 secs
24/7, ada, ai, business development, cal-lab, cosmetic, custom tray, dental, dental lab network, diagnostic wax ups, facebook, grassroots, laboratory, milling center, model, model builder express, night guards, podcast, sales tax, support, technician, voices from the bench
Back in May, Elvis and Barb took the podcast to LMT Lab Day West thanks to our good friends at Ivoclar. This week we talk to Calvin Song from Creodent about New York wanting to tax veneers and Sevan Pulurian who updates us on all things 3shape.
June 19th, 2023 | 1 hr 16 secs
appreciate, assistance, cdt, dental, distilled water, externship, hygiene, laboratory, ortho, podcast, pro pay, removable, technician, toaster oven, vaccine, vacuum mixer, voices from the bench
Let's all show some love to our friends in the model room! This week Marsha Mais joins the podcast to talk about her journey to a dental laboratory, some nice tips and tricks, and how we all need to stop and appreciate those that do model work.
June 12th, 2023 | 1 hr 5 mins
510k, abutments, analogs, cad, clear aligners, crystal ultra, dental, digital library, fda, identification, implant id, implants, laboratory, locators, mill machines, overdentures, podcast, scan bodies, tech calls, technician, temporary cylinders, ti bases, toothpaste, voices from the bench
Wanting to do custom abutments in your lab? Save some time and money? Find out how Ruben Arebalo from Preat and Jon Barnes from Digital Dental have partnered up to bring you an FDA compliant workflow that will keep your lab milling.