Young Innovations, Algonquin, Ill, a global manufacturer and distributor of dental supplies and equipment, has acquired Mydent International Enterprises Corp, Hauppauge, NY. Launched in 1985, Mydent is a supplier of infection control products, disposables, preventives, impression material systems, rotatory instruments and restoratives, including under the DEFEND brand.

“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,” added 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.”

Andy Parker, founder and CEO of Mydent, will serve in an advisory role for a transitional period.

According to a press release from Young Innovations, there will be no immediate changes to ordering and service procedures for customers or vendors.