Our Team

Our Experienced Staff

Our staff is dedicated to providing you a high quality restoration coupled with a consistently high level of service. Every member of our staff is highly trained in the latest products and techniques and understands your need to satisfy your patients and maximize your chair time productivity.

Steve Barksdale

President

The son of a dental assistant, Steve Barksdale began his work in the dental technology industry at nineteen years of age. He began as a pickup and delivery driver for a local dental lab. His determination made him a prime candidate for a position as a technician. With great tenacity, he learned a vast amount about the processes and procedures of the dental lab in a short period of time. The birth of his first child stirred something in him: he desired to provide for his family. This focus on family was the foundation of Barksdale Dental, and over the past several decades, the lab has grown exponentially from humble beginnings. Steve has a sincere love and passion for the work and the employees. He is extremely hard working, capable, and fully engaged in the daily function of the lab. “If I only had a small operation in my basement, this is still what I would do.”

Jesse Mcdonald

Lab Manager

Jesse McDonald is a dedicated and highly motivated laboratory manager. He began in the industry as a model and die technician in 1987 while working his way through college in pursuit of a degree in Computer Information Systems. Not long after his graduation, he decided to follow his passion, and continued his work for a local dental laboratory. In the early 1990’s, he became an employee of Barksdale Dental Lab. Under Steve’s instruction, Jesse became a well rounded, knowledgeable ceramist. He then received his certification, and eventually landed his current position as manager. Jesse is a tireless laborer (frequently the last soul in the building), and an impressive example to others in both his professional and personal life.