Derek H. Lamb, D.M.D., M.D.


Dr. Lamb was born and raised in Utah. He attended the University of Utah, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in medical biology. He then moved to Portland, Oregon where he received his dental degree at the Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry. He graduated with honors and upon completion he was inducted into the Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Dr. Lamb is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

After completing his dental training he was accepted into a six year residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. During his time at Mayo Clinic Dr. Lamb earned a medical degree from Mayo Medical School, completed an intern year in general surgery and completed his specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Lamb was trained in the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with expertise ranging from corrective jaw surgery and wisdom tooth removal to esthetic facial surgery. He can also diagnose and treat facial injuries, facial pathology and perform a full range of dental implant procedures and bone grafting. In addition, Dr. Lamb received comprehensive training in the administration of general anesthesia and intravenous sedation.

Dr. Lamb is the proud father of three children. He and his family are delighted to be living in the Southwest. Dr. Lamb speaks fluent Spanish and some Portugese. He is actively involved in his community. Outside of his surgical practice he enjoys spending time with his family, travelling and participating in various outdoor activities.


  • Staff privileges at Honor Health Osborn and Honor Health Shea

Licenses and Certifications

  • Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners
  • Arizona Medical Board
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support

Professional Affiliation

  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American Dental Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Arizona Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Arizona Dental Association
  • Arizona Medical Association

Our Team

Our warm and caring team collectively has many years in surgical assisting and post-operative care. All of our team members at Old Town Oral Surgery are CPR certified and have additional training in anesthesia assisting. We pride ourselves on being professional, courteous, and compassionate. Our state of the art facility offers the latest advancement in technology to our patient’s. Our warm and caring team is provided with continuing education in all aspects of patient monitoring, infection control, patient care, and digital radiology. Our team is dedicated to providing our patient’s with the very best “from the heart” quality care.

Kelli Marie – Front Office Coordinator

  • Kelli Marie is a Native to Arizona, she grew up in Superior, AZ. She joins us with 10 years in the dental field. She is a fun-loving mother of 3 girls!  Kellie Marie, is a University of Arizona, fan and enjoys crafting with our staff. The most rewarding part of her job is she loves to make people smile! We enjoy her enthusiasm for handling our marketing projects and serves as our New Patient Coordinator Extraordinaire! If you are lucky she may share her home-made salsa recipe!

Lisa – Financial Coordinator

  • Ana Lisa is a Native to Arizona and she grew up in Prescott, Arizona and Salem, Oregon. She has 18 years in the Dental Administration Field and over 15 years working in Accounting.  Lisa is a D-back, Phoenix Suns and Az Cardinals fan! BIG TIME! There is no insurance claim to difficult file and she loves helping patients understand the concepts of their dental insurance. Her favorite aspect of her job is Problem solving, helping her team members achieve goals and helping the practice provide the BEST care to our patients. Lisa loves to spend time with her granddaughter, her two beautiful daughters, and date night, with her super, busy husband!

Brittanie – Surgical Assistant

  • Brittanie grew up in Mesa Arizona and started her dental career in High School at the age 17 years ago. She is a hardworking mother and grandmother of 3 kids and 1 on the way! Brittanie is a Diamond Backs fan and is also a licensed Esthetician. She constantly challenges her self by going back to school for higher learning. Her favorite aspect of her job is she has the privilege to meet new people every day! Brittanie loves to spend time with her family and loves Dr. Lamb’s generosity by handing down his season tickets to his staff!
  • On Maternity Leave – Congratulations!

Suzane – Surgical Assistant

  • Suzana also known as Suzie is a born and raised Arizona native. She was raised in the same house for 16 years when her parents decided that they wanted a change and moved into a small farm house where she lived until she moved out on her own.She has been an oral surgeon assistant for the past 12 years for 2 amazing surgeons. Along with working as an assistant she also has worked in General Dentistry for a year and multiple dental labs fabricating crown and bridge work with some well-known labs in Arizona.On her days off she loves to go fishing, camping, hiking and just being outdoors. When she is not playing outside you can find her watching football Thursday through Monday cheering for her favorite team the Oakland (soon to be Las Vegas) Raiders.

Michelle – Surgical Assistant

  • Michelle is an Arizona native and loves the heat! She received her Dental Assisting degree from Phoenix College and received comprehensive training in the assisting of general anesthesia and intravenous sedation. Michelle is a wife and mother of 4 wonderful children. She loves spending time with her family and serving at her church. Michelle also enjoys talking long walks with her dog. She feels honored to be a part of Dr. Lambs team and loves taking care of their patients.