Director of Operation at Somer Dental Laboratories in Zionvsille, IN
2018 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.
114: Pure Gold From LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020 Part 5: Tommy Rodgers, Dr. Mike Clark, Ionut Pitu, Joshua Fitzgerald
June 1st, 2020 | 1 hr 13 mins
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Happy June and Dental Technician appreciation month! We are back with more conversations from the Argen booth at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020. First up is Tommy Rodgers and Dr. Mike Clark. Then we talk to Ionut "Bob" Pitu from Romania. And we wrap it up with Joshua Fitzgerald.
113: Pure Gold From LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020 Part 4: Bob Martin, Samuel Kenchanh, Gloria Brown, Jim Collis
May 25th, 2020 | 1 hr 4 mins
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Another episode filled with conversations from the Argen booth at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020. After a update from Shawn Nowak of Nowak Dental Supplies, Elvis and Barb talked to two Dental Technology students, Bob Martin & Samuel Kenchanh. Then they chat with customer service expert Gloria Brown from Triad Dental Studios. And they wrap up this episode with a talk with all around great guy and dental technician Jim Collis.
May 18th, 2020 | 1 hr 5 mins
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First up is an update from Whip Mix with Pat Higgins about who they are dealing with the COVID-19 and supporting our industry. Then a conversation with Adam Herman and Doug Kolker from MuellerProst who talk about the R&E tax credit and lab recovery from the closing of dental offices.
May 11th, 2020 | 56 mins 25 secs
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Elvis and Barb are back in the Argen booth at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020. This episode they talk to David Lindsay about his journey that leads him to denturism. Then they are joined by Sam Wainwright from Formlabs to talk about the past, present, and future of this popular printer.
May 4th, 2020 | 1 hr 2 mins
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An epic tale of how Panthera Dental got started, how and why they got into sleep apnea appliances, and helping hospitals by printing and organizing PPE during the pandemic. Join us for a conversation with Béatrice Robichaud & Kim Solomon.
April 27th, 2020 | 1 hr 6 mins
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We are back to LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020 at the Argen booth where we talked to dental assistant turned ortho lab owner, Tiffany Prater. Then past podcast guest Heather Voss stops by to bring Leon Hermanides to talk about adapting his lab to the ever-changing market. All this and a update from Bennett Napier and the COVID-19.
April 20th, 2020 | 1 hr 1 min
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After an update from Bennett Napier we take you back to a time where we could all get together and celebrate dental laboratories. LIVE from LMT Lab Day Chicago, we talk to Scott and Randi James from Renstrom Dental Lab and then Fernando Catania from DGSHAPE with the Roland mills.
April 13th, 2020 | 49 mins 2 secs
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We all know that clear aligners are the "big topic" in our industry. Many labs are offering them to their doctors. But many labs that don't do ortho are looking to do them and don't know where to start. In this episode Elvis and Barb talk to Dr. Amanda Wilson from StraightSmile Solutions about a good way for labs to get into high demanded product.
106: Talking About ROCKSTAR Assistants and Dentsply at Voices of Dentistry Part 3: Ronda Holman & Danny Vezmar
April 6th, 2020 | 1 hr 17 mins
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Back in January, Elvis and Barb traveled to Arizona to attend the Voices of Dentistry Summit. Along with a bunch of podcasts for dentist they got to talk to one about dental assistants. First up is Ronda Holman who is the co-host of the DA Rockstars Podcast. Then we talk to the newly appointed US Director of Marketing for the laboratory division of Dentsply Sirona, Danny Vezmar.
March 30th, 2020 | 1 hr 24 mins
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We are back with more conversations from the Voices of Dentistry thanks to our good friends at Kettenbach. First up is Dr. Brad Mattison talking about Spear and working with different labs. Then we talk to Chris Felix telling us the remake might be due to a curing light and then Kristin Jensen who talks about lopes, lights, and microscopes.
104: Talking About Dentist From Voices of Dentistry Part 1: Jordon Comstock, Craig Cody, Dr. Zak Allmand, and Renata Budny
March 23rd, 2020 | 1 hr 21 mins
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Episode 104 marks the 2nd year anniversary of the podcast! After an update about the COVID-19 and how it is affecting the Dental Laboratory Industry from Bennett Napier, we get to business as usual with three conversation we got to from the Voices of Dentistry. We talk to Jordon Comstock, Craig Cody, Dr. Zak Allmand, and because we talk to her every year, Renata Budny from LMT Lab Day Chicago.
March 16th, 2020 | 1 hr 52 secs
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Elvis and Barb are happy to bring you one of the upcoming featured speakers for the DLAT Conference & Expo. Ricki Braswell has gained a ton of experience as a co-executive director of the NADL and the past CEO of the Pankey Institute and now she shares it with dental laboratories.
Episode 102: Second Generation Lab Owners from Vision 21: Jesse Flor, Michael Farago, & Dory Sartoris
March 9th, 2020 | 44 mins 9 secs
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While at the Vision 21 meeting back in January, Elvis got to talk to three people who have taken over the labs their parents started. First up is Jesse Flor, who has a created a 100% digital lab and also owns a couple dental practices. Then from the Fireside Chat He talks to Michael Farago and Dory Sartoris who is running the lab from the perspective of people who have not worked at the bench.
March 2nd, 2020 | 47 mins 27 secs
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Elvis and Barb bring you FIVE amazing conversations they got while at the Vision 21 meeting that took place in January in Las Vegas. They talk to Sean Siegel, Steve Killion CDT, Don Albensi, Heather Voss CDT, and CDT of the Year, Denise Burris. It's a star-studded line up from a star-studded event.
February 24th, 2020 | 1 hr 6 mins
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Elvis & Barb celebrate the 100th episode of Voices From the Bench! They are excited to welcome Anton Woolf in a fantastic conversation about the history of Argen, having a family life, how the company became more than alloy supplier, and what Argen is working on for the future.
February 17th, 2020 | 52 mins 57 secs
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The last of the double-digit episodes brings on Eugene Royzengurt from Apple Dental Laboratory. Eugene is a wonderful technician and educator who's also going through the process to become a Denturist. We talk about the school and how he blends traditional with digital workflow.