An Industry Leading Brand Since 1985
Launched in 1985, the DEFEND brand, by Mydent International, has grown into a global leader serving over 45 countries in the manufacturing of high quality infection control products, disposables, preventatives, impression material systems, rotary instruments and restoratives. With over 30 years of reliable service to the healthcare industry, Mydent International manufactures more than 35 percent of consumables used in the dental operatory and a large percentage in other healthcare industries.
From our award-winning sterilization products, impression materials, prophy paste, wipes and lab coats, to our disposables and more, Mydent International manufactures more than 300 items used by healthcare professionals.
Headquartered in New York, with a state-of-the-art distribution center in Reno, Nevada, Mydent is dedicated to achieving our mission through unparalleled customer relations. Mydent also has an office in China.
Mydent’s President & CEO Andrew Parker
Andrew Parker’s parents wanted him to become a dentist. But after taking pre-med courses at Boston University, Parker—now president and CEO of Hauppauge, New York-based Mydent International—discovered his true passion lay in the world of business. So after graduating from BU’s School of Management, he found his way into the supply side of dentistry.
Although he had spent summers working for Parkell, co-founded by his father, Carl Parker, his first full-time gig was with Healthco Dental Supply. The experience taught him a great deal about being an account rep. “Sales,” he says, “is where the rubber meets the road.” But Parker soon discovered he was an entrepreneur at heart and wanted to run his own business. To read Mr. Parker’s interview with Mentor Magazine, click here.
Container Direct Program
Mydent’s Container Direct Program provides lower freight costs, access to a variety of consolidated items and other benefits for our dealer partners. We remain committed to providing the high quality products you’ve come to expect from our DEFEND brand.
DEFEND Private Labeling
Mydent also distributes private label infection control products, disposables, and impression material systems to both domestic and export accounts. We have gained a strong position across various markets, providing private label products.
Mydent’s Earth-Friendly Pledge
Mydent International is becoming an industry leader in environmentally-responsible manufacturing and distribution practices. We are committed to a reduction of our carbon footprint, using earth-friendly materials and processes wherever possible.
Mydent Making a Difference
For the past several years, Mydent International has proudly supported Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest and most effective autism science and advocacy organization. With autism rates estimated as high as 1 in 91 children, Mydent feels compelled to take action. Click here for press release.
“DEFEND Yourself with Pink!” is a new program Mydent has instituted to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. This program also provides resources to the public for the latest breast cancer news. To learn more about “DEFEND Yourself with Pink!” visit www.defendyourselfwithpink.com