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.
January 31st, 2022 | 1 hr 3 mins
3 shape, canon, ceramics, dental, denturist, ivoclar, laboratory, macro lens, osaka ceramic training center, podcast, rdt, technician, voices from the bench
This week we welcome Dani Farago to the podcast. Dani is a ceramist out of Toronto who works in her family's lab. She talks about going to the university for dental technology, learning the importance of quality control, traveling to Japan to continue her training, and perfecting photography to improve her work.
January 24th, 2022 | 1 hr 1 min
2nd generation, aacd, alan mead, cdt, dental, dental hacks, dogs, driver, edmonds, fireball, foster, laboratory, mark jackson, nadl university, packer, podcast, technician, voices from the bench
Episode 200 brings a conversation with the hosts of the podcast, Elvis Dahl and Barb Warner. Joe Young, friend and fellow lab nerd, asks them the questions no one has been wondering. Find out all about the hosts and the history of the podcast with the usual amount of inappropriate humor.
January 17th, 2022 | 57 mins 53 secs
cdt, dental, denturist, ear, eyes, implants, ivocap, ivoclar, laboratory, nhs, nipple, phd, podcast, suction dentures, technician, voices from the bench
This week we welcome Beth Brown from the UK to the podcast. Beth is currently working on her master's degree in Dental Technology while working in a lab all while growing a community on Instagram.
January 10th, 2022 | 1 hr 6 mins
ceramics, dental, guests, laboratory, nexus dental, osaka ceramic training school, pedro brito, podcast, porcelain, talking at the bench, technician, university egas moniz, voices from the bench
This week we talk to a dental technician in the UK who has his own dental laboratory podcast in Portuguese. Hugo Sousa is a second-generation technician that after years of education in multiple countries is now going for his PhD in dental technology.
January 3rd, 2022 | 1 hr 4 mins
chattering teeth, dental, flash, ink, instagram, laboratory, naperville, needles, podcast, technician, voices from the bench
Do you have a dental related tattoo? Have you ever wanted one? This week we are joined by Ed Johnson, a tattoo artist famous for doing teeth and dentures. Joined by his dentist father, Dr. Dennis Johnson, Ed talks about getting into tattooing, the process of getting one, and what makes a good tattoo great. And yes.... it's all about teeth.
December 27th, 2021 | 53 mins 42 secs
3shape, boushie, business cards, dedication, dental, dr. jessica emery, komet usa, laboratory, passion, pink, podcast, preat, smiles at sea, softball, technician, voices from the bench
In a time when you hear of labs closing or being bought out, there are wonderful success stories in our industry. Carolynn Capps and Vicki Thomas opened their dream lab during the pandemic, made it as pink as possible, and created She Designs Dental Studios to reflect their own personalities.
195: Whipping it up at Whip Mix Part 4: Patrick Strohkirch, Tom Houle, Nathan DiBiase, & Nathan Stainnack
December 20th, 2021 | 57 mins 52 secs
3d printing, artificial intelligence, cad cam, class, college, dental, laboratory, ney, panthera, podcast, pucks, software, technician, upload, voices from the bench, zahn, zirconia
One last round of conversations from the Preat booth at the Whip Mix Digital Forum. We talk to Patrick Strohkirch from Oqton, Tom Houle from Whip Mix, and as a bonus, two students from Durham Technical College during the Eastern Conference of Dental Laboratories, Nathan DiBiase, & Nathan Stainnack.
December 13th, 2021 | 1 hr 32 secs
abutments, balls, beyond, dental, full arch, implants, iowa, laboratory, lebanon, podcast, puck, russia, screws, technician, voices from the bench, zirconia, zirconium
Elvis & Barb are back at the Whip Mix Digital Forum from the Preat booth talking to Rich Green from B&D Dental Technologies and Husam Sahwil from DDS Dental Lab. Great conversations from a great event.
December 6th, 2021 | 1 hr 4 mins
dental, designers, hiring, intraoral scanners, ivoclar prime, katana, laboratory, partnerships, podcast, technician, trios, voices from the bench, work from home, zirconia
This week we talk to Kenn Butler who is the Head of R&D at Dandy. Dandy is a company that has caused disruption to the dental lab industry and Kenn comes on to talk about the what, why, and how of Dandy.
November 29th, 2021 | 57 mins 38 secs
3shape, alloy, dental, era attachments, exocad, laboratory, mini implants, mor, od, pd, pic, podcast, roland mill, technician, voices from the bench, zirconia
Back at the Preat booth from the Whip Mix Digital Forum, Elvis and Barb talk to Whitney McCarty, a digital technician from Midwest Dental Arts and Gene Peterson from Sterngold.
November 22nd, 2021 | 55 mins 46 secs
bourbon, chemical, curing unit, dental, distillery, evident, kentucky, laboratory, medit, podcast, printer, resins, rumors, scanner, stone, technician, tour, van shoes, voices from the bench
The Whip Mix Digital Forum is the must attend event every year and Elvis & Barb was there in October where they talked to folks from Whip Mix. This episode features the CEO, Anne Steinbock and from the Marketing and Development team Pat Higgins and Bryce Hiller.
November 15th, 2021 | 56 mins 10 secs
beer, cigarettes, dental, dentures, donkey kong, flexibles, frames, laboratory, partials, podcast, removables, technician, voices from the bench
There is nothing better than a removable technician that tells it like it is. From the beginning to the end "mrawwesome" does not hold back. Justin Gerard from Colonial Dental Lab talks about getting into the industry, opening up his own lab with a partner, and gems that can only be found on the removable side of a full service dental lab.
November 8th, 2021 | 58 mins 29 secs
communication, dental, dolphin imaging, jenmar, laboratory, lost cases, minutes, missed dates, podcast, printing, production, solutions, technician, voices from the bench
One of the most important connections in a dental lab is the importance of communicating with the dental office. Todd Blankenbecler and Andy Stark from EasyRX come on to talk about the software that helps organize the lab, streamlines cases with offices, and can even help you print models.
November 1st, 2021 | 1 hr 8 mins
babes, beanies, dental, dentistpdx, denture, hoodies, ivoclar, joggers, kolbeck, lab day chicago, laboratory, magnets, omp, podcast, set up, shirts, sr nexco, stickers, tattoos, technician, voices from the bench, wax
This fun filled episode features two amazing removable technicians that have shared their passion for all things weird and teeth with denturebabes.com. Jenelle Tabaković and MacKenzie Mayer talk about getting into the industry, meeting each other, and why your next piece of clothing should come from the Denture Babes.
October 25th, 2021 | 1 hr 5 mins
archibald digital, clinicians report, dental, e.max, in-office, ivoclar prime, laboratory, larry gellar, podcast, technician, utah, voices from the bench, willi geller
Two lab legends join the podcast! John and Jed Archibald come on the podcast to talk about being the lab behind Dr. Gordon Christensen. Talking about working for a famous dentist, opening an apprentice school, and being a part of the research that shapes dentistry every day.
October 18th, 2021 | 1 hr 10 mins
ce, continuing education, dental, implants, laboratory, nerd, nobel biocare, podcast, technician, voices from the bench
Elvis & Barb welcome John Wilson to the podcast! John is the owner of Sunrise Dental Laboratories and has been on the forefront of lab made implant restorations. John talks about his past, learning to say no, and finding a balance between life and lab. (hint: he's still working on it)