Crane Dental Laboratory  
About Crane Dental Laboratory


:: Our Team

Kevin Crane  

Kevin Crane, CDT - Owner

Kevin grew up in a household with knowledge of dentistry. Even though his father was a dentist for 47 years, he found his interest in the laboratory aspect of dentistry. His interest led him to a passion to become the best dental technician possible. Kevin attended and graduated from Dutchess Community College in 1987 with a degree in dental technology and achieved his CDT in 1990 while working at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, NY as a technician in the Prosthodontic Department.


Lance Phelps   Lance Phelps - Implant Specialist


Lance Phelps, implant specialist, has over 30 years of experience in dental technology. Lance spent 4 ½ years of study at Boces Trade School and Erie Community College South. He has worked with Ivoclar, Dentsply and BioHorizon in research and product testing to develop an abutment for laser welding. Lance is certified in all implant systems, as well as laser welding.

Lance Phelps   Michael Sweet - Production Manager


Michael Sweet, Production Manager, began his career in the dental lab field nine years ago.  Previous to his dental career, he studied graphic design and served in the US Marine Corps from 2003 to 2007 with the 10th Mar Engineers as Operations Chief and also as an Environmental Compliance Officer. He was honorably discharged as sergeant in April 2007 with numerous awards and citations. 


Michael has advanced his technical ability studying with Ivoclar, PTC, DENTSPLY, Duraflex, Staub Cranial, Respire Sleep Apnea devices and various management courses. He constantly continues to learn new techniques, materials, and systems to bring to Crane Dental Laboratory.