Earth City, Mo., Feb. 16, 2015 – Young Dental has been named the 2014 Manufacturer of the Year, the highest honor awarded during the 2015 National Distribution & Contracting (NDC) Dental Forum held last month.
The Manufacturer of the Year is selected annually by members of NDC, the largest organization of independent dental, surgical and medical distributors in North America. The dental group of NDC represents 53 independent dealers who collectively represent more than 11% of the North American dental retail market.
The Manufacturer of the Year is selected based on the following criteria: overall sales results, consistent product quality, technical services support, local representation, customer services (order processing), corporate management, local promotions, distribution philosophy, effective national advertising campaigns and new product introductions.
As part of its landmark year, Young Dental launched more new products in 2014 than any year prior with the introduction of the new Young™ Hygiene Handpiece, D-Lish® 5% Sodium Fluoride Varnish, D-Lish Summer Drink Mix™ prophy paste and the Vera® Contra prophy angle. Young Dental also entered a partnership agreement with Oral-B®, which will add to the Company’s strength in the dental hygiene market.
“We are very excited to be recognized by NDC for our efforts in 2014 as Manufacturer of the Year,” said Andreas Wolf, Vice President and General Manager for Young Dental. “It was a great year for Young Dental, and our success would not be possible without the continued support of NDC and their membership base. NDC has a rich history and strong reputation in the dental industry, and we feel privileged to have such a great working relationship with their members as we look forward to another great year ahead.”