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.
October 14th, 2019 | 43 mins 3 secs
3d printing, air force, dental, department of defense, lab day, laboratory, lmt, philadelphia, podcast, technician, voices from the bench
Elvis and Barb take a break from recording at LMT Lab Day East to put together the rest of the conversation we had with Jessica Knott. Jessica has already told us about her experiences in the Air Force work in dental technology, but now she explains about her transition into a civilian, private owned dental lab, her plans for the future, and where she thinks 3D printing is going in our industry.
October 7th, 2019 | 41 mins 48 secs
3d printing, air force, dental, department of defense, laboratory, podcast, technician, voices from the bench
A brand new interview starts today with Jessica Knott. Jessica went through the Air Force dental laboratory technology program and she joins us to talk about her experiences and how it has turned into a life-long passion.
September 30th, 2019 | 33 mins 29 secs
additive, dental, denturism, denturist, digital forum, lab day, lab day east, laboratory, lmt, podcast, printer, technician, voices from the bench
We are back with part 2 of our conversation with removable technician turned law changer, Katie Rinaldo. She tells us more about how and why she is trying to make denturism legal in Illinois and what you can do to help.
September 23rd, 2019 | 35 mins 20 secs
dental, denturism, denturist, grassroots, illinois, laboratory, passion, podcast, technician, voices from the bench
We start a new two-part interview with someone who is still in the early stages of a grassroots campaign to make a positive change in her state of Illinois. Katie Rinaldo is a removable technician who is passionate about making denturism legal. With no legal background or sponsors, Katie tells Elvis and Barb the reason for taking on the challenge and how she’s going about it.
September 16th, 2019 | 34 mins 55 secs
additive, carbon, dental, digital forum, lab day, lab day east, laboratory, lmt, podcast, printer, public speaking, technician, the eastern conference of dental laboratories, voices from the bench
We are back with Brian Ganey from Carbon. As we get into part 2 of the wonderful interview Brian talks more about the features of a Carbon printer, what a lab needs to do to get a Carbon, and the future of Carbon printers and 3D printing in our industry.
September 9th, 2019 | 37 mins 14 secs
additive, carbon, dental, digital forum, lab day, lab day east, laboratory, lmt, podcast, printer, technician, voices from the bench
We are joined by the general manager of the oral health division from Carbon. You know, the company that makes the 3d printers everyone in our industry is talking about. Brian Ganey talks about how Carbon got started, what the printer is all about, and what other amazing things this printer is printing all over the world.
September 2nd, 2019 | 36 mins 6 secs
dental, dental mills, full arch, hybrids, laboratory, nanoceramic, podcast, race for the future, technician, voices from the bench, whip mix
We are back with part 2 of our conversation with the CEO of Digital Dental, Pete Villhard & Product Specialist, Roy Banwell. They get into more detail about Crystal Ultra, how to get started, and milling abutments in your own lab.
August 26th, 2019 | 34 mins 22 secs
dental, dental mills, full arch, hybrids, laboratory, nanoceramic, podcast, technician, voices from the bench
This week brings us part 1 of a new interview with the CEO of Digital Dental, Pete Villhard & Product Specialist, Roy Banwell. Digital Dental is the only US manufacturer of milling machines and the company that is disrupting full arch zirconia restorations.
August 19th, 2019 | 35 mins 46 secs
dental, digital, forum, laboratory, mills, occlusion, podcast, technician, voices from the bench, whip mix, workflow
We are back with part 2 talking about the 8th annual Whip Mix Digital Forum with Bernie Jaroslow and Al Fillastre. We get into more about the event, the speakers, and the topics. Al tells us that you need to remember the basics in this world of digital.
August 12th, 2019 | 34 mins 52 secs
dental, digital, forum, laboratory, mills, podcast, technician, voices from the bench, whip mix, workflow
In our industry for over 100 years, Whip Mix has seen it all. They also stay on the cutting edge of all the new technology. Every year they host the Whip Mix Digital Forum to bring together experts in the digital workflow. Bernie Jaroslow is the brains behind this event and Al Fillastre is a lab owner and a speaker.
August 5th, 2019 | 27 mins 53 secs
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We are back with part 2 of the interview with Todd Hydock from Zest Dental Solutions. Todd continues to talk about how Zest is teaming up with dental laboratories to create a better patient experience.
July 29th, 2019 | 29 mins 38 secs
attachments, bleaching, dental, dentsply sirona, heartland, laboratory, locator, nadl university, podcast, technician, voices from the bench
We are back to the in depth interviews we do remotely. Elvis and Barb are joined by Todd Hydock from Zest Dental Solutions. Part 1 has Todd talking about his role at Zest and all the other things they do beside the locator attachment.
July 22nd, 2019 | 39 mins 30 secs
dental, fdla, florida, inspiring, laboratory, laughter, motivational, podcast, technician, voices from the bench, yoga
Two inspiring and hilarious conversations with two non-dental related guests. Paula Fucarino is a former "First Lady" and a friend to the industry and Jessica Brustad is a past Argen employee who has embarked on her own journey to better the world one laughter at a time.
July 15th, 2019 | 42 mins 18 secs
air force, dental, dsg, fdla, florida, knight dental group, laboratory, podcast, technician, voices from the bench
When you are at a Florida dental conference half of the attendees are bound to either work at Knight Dental or have worked there. We bring four interviews of people currently working with or have worked with Barb. Sharon Belak, Dan LaRock, Mirza Hadzijusufovic, & John Bosker join us from the FDLA.
July 8th, 2019 | 45 mins 36 secs
cdt, damas, dental, fda, florida, laboratory, osha, podcast, regulation, safety, technician, voices from the bench
Elvis and Barb learn all about compliance services for dental laboratories from Gary Morgan CDT. Gary explains and lessens fears regarding OSHA and the FDA. This conversation from the FDLA is a must hear and important to you, your technicians, and the patients.
Episode 66: LIVE from the FDLA 2019 with Chris Peterson, Gail Perricone, David Sklarski, and Berdine Proctor
July 1st, 2019 | 41 mins 57 secs
carbon, dental, family, fdla, florida, kulzer, laboratory, pala, podcast, printer, technician, voices from the bench
We start July with the first of many conversations we had at the FDLA Symposium back in May. We sit down with Chris Peterson CDT from Peterson Dental Laboratory, David Sklarski from Laboratory Distribution Network, Gail Perricone from GPS Dental Laboratory, and Berdine Proctor from Kulzer.