Learn about our team and culture

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do whatever it takes to help your business thrive.

Reed Nunnally

Graduate of the University of Louisville with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Reed manages the day to day operation of the lab and his passion for perfection shows in every product we manufacture. In 2012, Reed was selected as one of the top "40 under 40" lab owners in the nation.


We are a team of dedicated Certified Dental Technicians (CDT), ready to assist in any technical needs you have.

Basil Callahan, CDT

Director of Operations
A United States Marine Corps Veteran, Basil joined the Derby team in 2015. Basil oversees the daily operations of the laboratory and has a background in removable prosthetics and is a CDT in Implants. He is able to help in the planning and execution of all your dental laboratory needs.

Jeff Banet, CDT

Implant Department Manager
Over 30 years technical experience. Highly skilled in all aspects of crown and bridge design and ceramics with a focus on implantology, Jeff’s extensive background working one-on-one with doctors makes him a resource for your practice. Feel free to call Jeff any time with implant related questions.


We have a highly trained, dedicated team of customer service reps that are available any time you need them.

Phil Mortenson

Client Services Rep, Kentucky
With 25 years of dental lab experience, 15 years of chair side dental assisting experience Phil has a great understanding of both the clinical and laboratory side of dentistry. With this experience Phil will be able to help plan and execute your patients cases.

Lance Tharp

Client Services Rep, Kentucky
With a master's in counseling and over four years of dental education from the UofL School of Dentistry, Lance's passion is rooted in the doctor-patient relationship and finding the best solution for both dentist and patient alike.

Elvis Dahl

Client Services Rep, Indiana
In the dentallaboratory industry since 2008, Elvis brings his experience to the Derby DentalLaboratory team. He spent 13+ years as the Director of Operations in an Indianadental lab specializing in treatment planning, implants, and patientsatisfaction. Elvis then spent 2 years with an implant component and attachmentcompany providing excellent care to implant patients. He is so passionate aboutdentistry that he created and co-hosts the only podcast dedicated to the dentallaboratory industry, Voices From the Bench.