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Leadership Team

Hal Jones, Founder and Technical Advisor

Founder Hal Jones graduated from Baylor University with a B.S. in Biology in 1975. He is a Certified Dental Technician and also a graduate of the 4-level advanced program at Orognathic Bioesthetic International (OBI). In 1999, Hal earned the degree of Master Technician from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI).

Hal served as President of the Texas Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry from 2007 through 2008, and has been a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since 1995. He served on the Advisory Board of the Pankey Institute and is a member of the L.D. Pankey Alumni Association. He is also a member of the American Prosthodontist Society and the Academy of Bioesthetic Dentistry.

Tom Love, General Manager

Tom is a passionate and motivated manager with over 25 years of experience in dental technology. In addition to managing two full-service laboratories before joining SUMMIT, he also served as Technical Manager for Preat Corporation, providing technical problem-solving and treatment-planning for dentists across the country. With his wealth of knowledge, Tom skillfully leads our team in upholding the level of excellence that our clients deserve and expect.

Jeremy Pearson, Implant Manager

After 14 years of developing his own high-quality Smile Design studio, Jeremy Pearson brings a wealth of experience to the SUMMIT team. An accomplished ceramist, Jeremy is a CDT, as well as a Kois Recognized Specialist - a designation earned by only a select group of technicians in the world. Jeremy is known for his passion for learning and seeking knowledge from renown experts. He is happy to guide our clients through even their most complex implant cases.

Laural Deskins, Scheduling Manager

Certified in both C&B and Ceramics, Laural Deskins has served as Scheduling Manager with SUMMIT for over 25 years. She takes pride in scheduling each step of fabrication so that you can expect deliveries on time, every time. With Laural working on your behalf, there are never any scheduling surprises! (Only good ones.)

Vic Sober, Preparatory Manager

We are pleased to offer the expert assistance of Vic Sober as our Preparatory Manager. With many years of experience in all departments, Vic has the knowledge and expertise to build an accurate foundation for your restorations. By fully understanding all processes involved in creating final restorations, Vic and his team produce superior models you can rely on.

Karen Edds, Practice Relations Manager

Practice Relations Manager Karen Edds relies on her operatory experience as an RDA to truly understand the needs of our dentists and their team members.  Result?  Above-and-beyond support and service for SUMMIT clients.  Having served as Executive Director for the Texas Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, she also coordinates cutting-edge dental c.e. at our Center for Advanced Dental Studies. She is also a Certified Trios Trainer.

Jennifer Loomis, Office Manager

With her technical experience and degree in dental technology, Jennifer Loomis, our Office Manager, brings a high level of technical experience and understanding into the operations of our office. She is also a Certified Trios Trainer. Jennifer and her team are pleased to support our dentists with highly organized systems that give them confidence and service they can depend on.

Lauren Blanton, QC Director

Lauren brings 17 years of ceramics experience to her role as Quality Control Director. Formerly one of SUMMIT's premier anterior ceramists, Lauren relies on her extensive understanding of materials, esthetics, occlusion, and complex case development to provide that "second set of eyes" on every case that SUMMIT delivers. Lauren truly, deeply cares. We are pleased to assure our clients that this critical QC role is in good hands with Lauren Blanton, CDT.

Jennifer Hernandez, Digital Advisor

Jennifer began her career as a C&B waxer/finisher in 2002, but quickly moved into digital design once the lab industry made that leap. She had majored in Aviation Mechanics, so her knowledge of electronics runs deep. Jennifer was one of the first technicians in the country to earn Advanced Certification, and today she is well versed in a broad spectrum of technologies. Her hobbies? Building computers for her friends - just can't get enough of all things digital! She is more than happy to help you navigate the digital pathway.

Our managers stand committed to your success and invite you to call us anytime at (800) 955-1051. We value the relationships we’ve built with our dentists over the years, and we look forward to helping you build your Lifetime Legacy of Excellence®.

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