Young Innovations Acquires Mydent

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Young Innovations, a global manufacturer and distributor of dental supplies and equipment, has acquired Mydent International Enterprises. Launched in 1985, Mydent supplies infection control products, disposables, preventives, impression material systems, rotary instruments, and restoratives, including the DEFEND brand, in more than 45 countries.

“We are incredibly proud to lead Mydent through its next phase of growth in partnership with our distributor customers,” said Dave Sproat, CEO of Young Innovations. “The DEFEND brand has developed a reputation for high quality at great value that resonates well with clinicians and dental organizations around the world.”

“Our acquisition of Mydent complements our robust infection control, preventive, and restorative brand and product portfolio and aligns well with our commercial strategy,” said Andrew Jones, vice president of corporate development at Young Innovations. “This also demonstrates our commitment to continuing our focused acquisition strategy as an important pillar of our ongoing growth.”

“We built Mydent and the DEFEND brand over the last 30 years to provide trusted products to dental professionals at a reasonable price,” said Andy Parker, founder and CEO of Mydent. “I am confident that Young is the best partner to steer Mydent toward continued success and the sustained growth of the DEFEND brand.”

Parker will serve in an advisory role for a transitional period. There will be no immediate changes to ordering and service procedures for customers or vendors. Young Innovations is a portfolio company of the Jordan Company.

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