Thomas Winstead founded Oral Arts Dental Laboratories in 1970 in Huntsville, Alabama. Oral Arts has grown to be a leader in the dental lab industry by providing a high level of quality, responsive customer service, and advanced technology. Today, we remain a family owned business that deeply cares about its customers and employees.
Thomas Winstead was born and raised in Philadelphia, Mississippi. He is a graduate of the Medical Training Center of Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Winstead is a veteran of Vietnam, where he served as NCIOC and operations controller of a dental clinic. Upon his return from Vietnam he started Oral Arts Dental Laboratory in 1970 in Huntsville, Alabama.
Under Mr. Winstead’s leadership, Oral Arts Dental Laboratories has developed into a nationally recognized industry leader with locations in Huntsville and Mobile, Alabama and Knoxville, Tennessee with more than 275 employees combined. Mr. Winstead served 20 years on the board of directors for the Madison County Marine and Port Authority. He has served the past 12 years on the board of directors for Huntsville Utilities and currently serves as President of the Board.
Vice President, CDT
Matt Winstead succeeds his father, D. Thomas Winstead, in the leadership of the laboratory. Matt graduated with a BS Degree in Management from Samford University in 2004 and became a Certified Dental Technician in 2011 specializing in Complete Dentures. He actively serves on the board of directors for the Huntsville Community Free Dental Clinic and S-Ray Inc., an ultrasonic technology firm. Mr. Winstead has lectured to numerous dental societies and dental schools including NOVA Southeastern University, GRU College of Dental Medicine, UAB School of Dentistry, Mississippi Dental Society, and UT Memphis College of Dentistry. Prior to his leadership in the laboratory, Matt was an elite triathlete and professional cyclist. Mr. Winstead has been a child sponsor through Compassion International since 2003 and participates in personal and corporate support of Compassion Student Centers in Cochabamba and Santa Cruz Bolivia.
Tiffany Winstead Marshall
Logistics and Production Director
Tiffany is a native to Huntsville, AL where she has worked at Oral Arts since 1989 in various departments across the lab. Tiffany is PTC Certified and SHRM HR Management Certified and is now the Director of Customer Relations. Tiffany is also a member of Cove United Methodist Church. In her free time, she likes to read, travel, and spend time with family.