Young Innovations, Algonquin, Ill, has acquired The Orthodontic Store Inc (The Ortho Store), Gaithersburg, Md. Young Innovations is a manufacturer and distributor of dental supplies and equipment.

“We are excited to add The Ortho Store to our portfolio of high-growth, specialty-focused distribution businesses,” said Scott Leece, vice president and general manager of Young Specialty, the distribution division of Young Innovations. “The Ortho Store’s reputation for providing high quality products and customer service at reasonable prices aligns well with our platform, which also includes Plak Smacker, Panoramic, and Obtura Spartan.”

“We have focused on serving the orthodontic professional since 1987, building a strong brand and business for the last 30 years,” said Steve Sanders, CEO of The Orthodontic Store. “Young will be a great partner in the next phase of our company’s growth and we are excited for the journey.”

“The acquisition is an indication of our strong desire to grow in the orthodontics segment and other targeted categories through acquisitions,” said Dave Sproat, CEO of Young Innovations. “Our direct distribution businesses will continue to grow in specialty segments, complementing our strong positions in other channels and core categories, such as preventive and restorative accessories.”