Our History

Dental Designs Original Owners

(From left to right: Tim Sweeney, Doug Barrett, Tom Barrett)

Family Owned & Operated

We are a family owned and operated dental lab that was founded in 1980 by the Barrett family and the Sweeney family. This year, 2020, marks 40 years serving dentists across the country. Our philosophy for the past 40 years has been based on good communication and strong family work ethics. Predictable results have always been the priority.

As time has gone on, predictable results have increased due to the investments we have made in high tech equipment and digital workflow. In the 1980’s, the classical workflow, that was perfected by the first generation, meshed with the digital workflow, that was perfected by the second generation. This combination of “old school” process/products and the “digital” process/products transformed us into a laboratory that provides ultimate predictability for the dentist.

Today digital workflow is at the forefront of dentistry. We are the leaders in the Midwest. We are a full service laboratory with three locations in Lincoln, Omaha, and Sioux Falls. Let us help you in all things fixed and removable. We are excited to be a part of your team in whatever the future brings!

Meet the Current Owners

Joe Barrett

Ben Sweeney

Ryan Sweeney

Luke Sweeney