2021 - current: 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.
May 23rd, 2022 | 1 hr 5 mins
artistic, commission, dental, internet, laboratory, mailers, marketing, milling, one voice, podcast, postcards, pricing, supplies, technician, trade school, voices from the bench, website, zirconia
This week we talk to Keith Crittenden, the man behind AmericaSmiles. But behind the man is a great story of a lab owner finding a way to help his clients succeed so his lab could succeed. He comes on to shares his knowledge to other labs.
May 16th, 2022 | 1 hr 7 mins
board, cade, canada, cdt test, clear aligners, dental, desktop metal, einstein, envisiontec, flexcara, implants, laboratory, ortho, podcast, processor, technician, ugly stepchild, voices from the bench, voting
We bring more amazing conversations from the Preat booth at this year's DLAT conference. This week we feature Kevin Dillon, Lance Dowdle, & Samantha Grayson
May 9th, 2022 | 1 hr 8 mins
3rd generation, board members, ceramics, dental, family, giving back, laboratory, membership, origin b&d, passion, peter pizzi, podcast, president, production, r&d credit, tax savings, technician, tradeshows, vendors, vita, voices from the bench
We are so happy to be back in Texas (physically) at the DLAT conference. This episode we talk to Wade Davenport, Richard Wills, and AJ Sheek.
May 2nd, 2022 | 58 mins 35 secs
apprenticeship, archery, arrow, beer, bow, carpentry, dental, estonia, fencing, justin, laboratory, mrawwesome, podcast, technician, tradeshows, university, vita, vivadent, voices from the bench, woodworking
We welcome accident prone, foul mouthed, and talented removable technician from Finland, Sandra Puurits. Sandra talks about education through apprenticeship, her life in the lab, plans for the future, and of course archery.
April 25th, 2022 | 1 hr 6 mins
anaxdent, blending, cdt, dental, dentures, india, ivoclar, laboratory, lmt, milk delivery, patients, podcast, preat, removables, technician, teeth, voices from the bench, wax
This week we talk to passionate and enthusiastic removable technician Deepa Bharakhda from the UK. Deepa talks about learning the craft, working directly with patients, finding her dream lab, and art of using composites to create natural looking dentures.
April 18th, 2022 | 59 mins 54 secs
air force manual, all on 4, dental, exocad, family, foundation, justin, laboratory, ladies of the mill, locked up, mentorship, mindset, mrawwesome, podcast, prison, speaking, technician, voices from the bench
Success usually comes from hard work and dedication. After her life took a sharp turn, Kelly Weliky took an opportunity to learn dental technology. After some great mentorship and support from family, Kelly now owns her own removable lab and is giving back to an industry that has given her so much.
April 11th, 2022 | 1 hr 5 mins
administration, award, bees, dental, dental nurse, dentures, ecofriendly, fix, giving back, laboratory, marketing, pfm, podcast, removable, technician, van, voices from the bench, zirconia
This week is a conversation with The Hive. That's right, an amazing laboratory owned by Emily & Eleanor Pittard in the UK. They talk about creating The Hive, being able to see patients, winning awards, and giving back.
April 4th, 2022 | 59 mins 10 secs
argen, beaches, cold, costa rica, dental, faculty, florida, laboratory, ladies of the mill, podcast, snow, speaking, students, surgical guides, technician, voices from the bench
We are back with more fantastic conversation from the Preat booth at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2022! This week we talk to Randi & Scott James, Lorene Flores, and Jennifer Cowherd.
209: Back at LMT Lab Day Chicago Part 1: Christina & Brian Heaslip, Katie Boteler, and Jonathan Thompson
March 28th, 2022 | 58 mins 37 secs
automation, blind date, burs, cam, dental, dentures, digital, dipping, family, instagram, laboratory, milling, podcast, pre-sinter staining, processing, removables, technician, voices from the bench
We are so happy that lab conventions are back and this week we bring you three conversations that happened during the 2022 LMT Lab Day Chicago show from the Preat booth. Joining us is Christina & Brian Heaslip, Katie Boteler, and Jonathan Thompson.
March 21st, 2022 | 1 hr 7 mins
3shape, anatomy, ceramist, coda, dental, dental wings, education, laboratory, manhattan, morphology, occlusion, podcast, roland mills, teaching, technician, voices from the bench
We celebrate our 4th year of the podcast by bringing back the very first guest Renata Budny from the Dental Technology program at New York City College of Technology. She is joined by past student turned professor, Jamie Rubin.
March 14th, 2022 | 1 hr 58 secs
all on x, all-on-4, conversions, dental, dental wings, dentures, full arch, immediate load, implants, laboratory, partials, passion, pic system, podcast, technician, voices from the bench, zirconia
This week is a wonderful conversation with Dennis Kalashnik, who talks about his journey in dental technology. From clinical, to prisons, to family labs, to working by himself, Dennis has been on a career long path that has led him to chairside full arch implant laboratory work.
March 7th, 2022 | 1 hr 6 mins
aspen, boxes, candy, crossfit, dental, dso, heartland, knight, lab day, laboratory, ladies of the mill, lmt, micromanaging, podcast, services, solutions, technician, training, voices from the bench, york
One of the most important non-discussed aspects of dental laboratories is sales and marketing. This week Lauren Crowe from the Leixir group comes on to talk about the importance of selling your lab’s services to provide the solutions for success.
February 28th, 2022 | 1 hr 3 mins
dental, diamonds, fangs, imposter syndrome, jewels, laboratory, metal sheet, podcast, shark, tattoos, technician, voices from the bench, wax
This week we are joined by Jay Goodman, also known as The Cheshire's Grin. Jay makes "Grills" in Melbourne Australia and comes on the podcast to talk all about this unique and stylish type of "restoration" that has many people smiling of gold.
February 21st, 2022 | 1 hr 3 mins
axsys dental solutions, carbon, dan yoder, dental, digital dentures, family, furlough, laboratory, partials, podcast, technician, vesamill, vision, voices from the bench, wet milling
Betty and Blake Barksdale from Barksdale Dental Lab come on the podcast to talk about the early days of the lab, how they put employees first, and how they use the power of sharing to be successful.
February 14th, 2022 | 57 mins 45 secs
3d printing, 4k, curing, dental, jewelry, laboratory, led, lucitone, max, podcast, resins, technician, voices from the bench
We've all heard of the Asiga printer and now it's time to find out more. Cory Lambertson has recently become the General Manager of Americas at Asiga and he tells us all about the printer from Australia.
February 7th, 2022 | 59 mins 22 secs
dental, fireball, foundation, gothic arch, in lab, laboratory, mcx5, mcxl, omnicam, podcast, primescan, real guide, swimming, technician, voices from the bench, zimmer
This week Elvis and Barb talk to ex-dentist, triathlete, and implant wizard Paolo Lubrano who comes on the podcast to talk about his journey from clinician to dental technician.