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.
February 10th, 2020 | 53 mins 40 secs
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Ortho Laboratories are a huge part of our industry, yet you never see much at conferences about them. Christopher Gajewski is trying to change that by educating technicians and the public. Starting the Association of Orthodontic Laboratory Professionals (AOLP) is the first and crucial step to bring everyone together.
February 3rd, 2020 | 38 mins 57 secs
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While at the Eastern Conference of Dental Laboratories Elvis got a chance to talk to three people from the Durham Technical Community College that has a Dental Laboratory Technology program. First up is Erin Popov CDT, who is an instructor there, and Jill Adams who is a student. Then we got to talk to Greg Walton CDT who heads up the program. We talk all things education!
January 27th, 2020 | 58 mins 3 secs
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Our industry is full of amazing people. People who are willing to do anything to help any lab or person. People that give back to our profession. This episode we talk to someone who has given a ton and who continues to give back by being the current Chairperson of the Cal-Lab Association. Jeff Stronk from Treasure Dental Studios came in the dental lab industry as a sales person and has help shape our industry what it is today.
95: It Is Greener On The Other Side: Greg Martin CDT, TE from Renfert and Maurice “Mo” Whitlock, CDT from AmannGirrbach
January 20th, 2020 | 41 mins 31 secs
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Episode 95 brings us two technicians turned vendor reps. While Elvis was at the Eastern Conference of Dental Laboratories back in November we got a chance to chat with Greg Martin CDT, TE from Renfert and then Maurice “Mo” Whitlock, CDT from AmannGirrbach
January 13th, 2020 | 53 mins 4 secs
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We know that when it comes to good impressions material, technique, and tray matter a lot. This week Elvis and Barb talk to Jason Kiser, a rep from Kettenbach, who grew up and worked in a lab and understands the important role dental labs play in getting the right impression.
January 6th, 2020 | 48 mins 2 secs
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Elvis was at the Eastern Conference of Dental Laboratories and got to talk to Donnie Bridges CDT from Argen about lab life and life at Argen. Also joining him is Joshua Fitzgerald, a one person fix lab owner who talks about changing with the digital times.
December 30th, 2019 | 58 mins 19 secs
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We have a great episode to end 2019 with. Kamilla Siekierski CDT stops by during LMT Lab Day East to talk about learning dental technology in Communist Poland, coming to America, and becoming a well know technician, lab owner, and consultant.
Episode 91: Three for the Price of Amazing: Robert Gitman, Bruce Barrish, & Jeremy Wohlers from Lab Day East
December 23rd, 2019 | 56 mins 4 secs
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We have a jam-packed episode featuring three conversations we got while at LMT Lab Day East in Philidelphia. First up is Robert Gitman from NDX Thayer, then Bruce Barrish from Colonial Dental Lab, and Jeremy Wohlers from Kulzer. All talking about amazing things.
December 16th, 2019 | 46 mins 16 secs
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While at LMT Lab Day East, Elvis and Barb sat down with two different families where the parent started the business and the child came in to keep it going and to take it digital. First, we talk to father and son Michael and Joe Young. Then we talk with mother and daughter Jane Hyatt and Kristen Benitez.
December 9th, 2019 | 41 mins 3 secs
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Elvis and Barb bring you the first of the many conversations we got while at LMT Lab Day East in Philadelphia. First up is past podcast guest Jeremiah Naas to update us on his and his family’s journey to become a denturist in Maine.
December 2nd, 2019 | 49 mins 29 secs
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We wrap up the great conversations Elvis had the Whip Mix Digital Forum in Louisville, Kentucky. First up is Sevan Pulurian who gives us some tricks and tips he has learned as the 3Shape Specialist at Pacific Dental. Then we talk with Chelsey Phillips, who not only help organize the event but is the Digital Marketing Specialist for Whip Mix and she shares some tips for labs.
87: Vision 21 2020 Preview Extravaganza with Megan Nakanishi, Joseph Apap CDT, MDT, and Shawna Suckow
November 25th, 2019 | 58 mins 23 secs
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Every year the NADL puts on one of the best business management meeting of the year. On January 16-18, 2020 in Las Vegas this event is turning out to be the best one yet. Elvis and Barb talk to three of the presenters that will be there, Megan Nakanishi, Joseph Apap CDT, MDT, and Shawna Suckow, all talking about what they will be covering on stage.
November 18th, 2019 | 53 mins 8 secs
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We are back with a new episode featuring more episodes from the Whip Mix Digital Forum. First up is wife and husband team, Allie and Mark Williamson CDTs who talk about the amazing education they are providing at Ottawa Dental Lab. And then we are joined by CEO of Derby Dental Lab, Reed Nunnally, who talks about taking over for his dad and how they are a leader in clear aligners.
Episode 85: Denture Dan & The Twins: Dan Elfring, Elise Holasek, and Anita Cranford at the Whip Mix Digital Forum
November 11th, 2019 | 46 mins 45 secs
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Elvis comes at you solo and LIVE from the exhibit hall of the ECDL floor. But he brings you two fantastic interviews he got while at the Whip Mix Digital Forum. First up there is Denture Dan Elfring who talks about his career and what he is doing now. Then Elvis is joined by two ladies that started off as delivery drivers and now own a lab. Did we mention they are twins?
Episode 84: A Technician & Prosthodontist Walk into a Bar: Bart Hyde CDT & Dr. Brandon Stapleton at Whip Mix Digital Forum
November 4th, 2019 | 40 mins 8 secs
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Joining Elvis from the 2019 Whip Mix Digital Forum is Bart Hyde CDT, DTG from Hyde Dental Prosthetics in Nevada and Prosthodontist Dr. Brandon Stapleton from iDENTity Dental Studio in Kentucky. These two spoke at the event together and they sat down to talk about how they connected, using technology to work together, and producing beautiful dentures.
October 28th, 2019 | 56 mins 13 secs
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Two more interviews that Elvis got while speaking and recording at the 2019 DS Lab Marketing Summit. He was joined by a fascinating Denturist from Canada, Dillon Guppta, who is also running a commercial lab. Then he is joined by the CEO of Harvest, Sasha Der Avanessian, who has taken marketing to a whole new level that will make you re-think how you sell a product.