About Us

Hero Dental Lab was created for dentists by dentists. Clark Brinton DMD, Ryan Smith DDS and Seth Huish DMD are practicing GP dentists with multiple offices focused on implant dentistry. They were tired of trying to find a dental lab that could meet their needs for simple and complex single and full-arch implant cases. Specifically, they were tired of poor communication, lack of familiarity with clinical needs, and restorations that didn’t fit or look right. In 2017, they decided to form their own lab designed to meet the needs of their ten offices. After a lot of trial and error with design and equipment, and finding the right team, they realized their dream of consistently creating beautiful restorations that fit right the first time without the headache. Due to repeated requests from friends and colleagues, they have expanded their lab and now offer services to outside dental offices.

The central mission statement for everything our founders do is creating win-win relationships. We apply this value to everything we do for our own patients, our partner dentists, and now our lab customers. We strive to make sure every dentist we work with is better for having interacted with us. For Hero Dental Lab, that means better value in the total experience for our dental customers than with any other option.


Ryan Smith, Clark Brinton, Garrett Greer, and Seth Huish

Ryan Smith comes from a dental family and actually grew up with a dental lab in his family’s garage. Back in the 90’s, he’d spend time in the evenings and on weekends, helping his dentist father cast crowns, press porcelain and find better ways of doing things.In 2008, Seth & Ryan were finishing up their studies at BYU-Hawaii while discussing plans for building something special in the dental space and always knew that a high-quality lab was a must. But first, they’d have to graduate dental school and learn from the best.While Seth attended OHSU, he spent long hours doing lab work; during this time, he developed a friendship with his classmate Clark and the vision was shared.Since that time, Ryan, Clark and Seth have teamed up as dentists, built 10 practices together, acquired a marketing company and built Hero Dental Lab.Clark oversees most operations in the lab and enjoys sharing his knowledge in lectures and hands-on courses on dental implants. The courses are held at the dedicated Hero Dental Lab CE space in Beaverton, or wherever you might catch him around the country.Garrett brings a unique perspective to our group with his extensive business background. He received his education at the Jon M. Huntsman School of business and has worked managing businesses in the manufacturing, electronics, military and medical fields. He has applied his expertise to the dental lab space to help create a dental lab that leads with innovative solutions. We love what we do, love who we work with, and find satisfaction in a job well done. We look forward to building a relationship with you and your practice.

Khem Young Lab Director

Khem Young


Khem attended the Southern California Medical and Dental Technology institute where she graduated in 1983. She joined Glidewell Dental Laboratory and spent time in every department in the lab, gaining years of valuable experience in Ceramics, Crown and Bridges Specialty then became a Certified Dental Technician (CDT). Over the last 37 years, Khem has continued education by attending numerous lectures and workshops from some of the top clinicians and technicians in the dental technology field. She believes that Cad/Cam technology has advanced the capabilities of dental labs to provide results with exciting new materials. Ultimately, quality starts in the hands of capable, talented and passionate technicians. I have a great opportunity to join Hero Dental Lab in early 2019.
sebastian Singrajphak Lab Tech

Sebastian Singrajphak

Digital Design

Sebastian worked at Glidewell Dental Laboratory as a CAD/CAM design specialist, later moving into the IT department to build and test new dental CAD software. After 6 years with Glidewell, Sebastian moved to Portland to attend Portland State University. Sebastian is the lead designer for Hero Dental Lab, specializing in full arch implant solutions like zirconia hybrids and titanium frameworks. He is currently enrolled in a denturist program which he plans to graduate in 2021. Sebastian has always been on the cutting edge of digital dentistry. As the technology continues to grow he is always looking for new and better ways to implement digital dentistry for full arch and implant solutions.

Clark Brinton DMD. Implant

Clark Brinton DMD.

ce instructor

Graduated OHSU School of Dentistry as valedictorian. During his third and fourth years, he was selected as one of two students to train under Drs. Stanley Malamed and Ken Reed in intravenous sedation. He  practiced general dentistry in New Mexico for 4 years, devoting much of his practice to IV sedation and dental surgery, including root canal therapy, dental extractions, removal of impacted wisdom teeth, and dental implant surgery. He completed didactic and live patient surgical implant training with OCO Biomedical and has been placing and restoring dental implants since.

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