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Located in Oregon in the U.S., A-dec is one of the largest dental equipment manufacturers in the world. A-dec designs, builds, and markets much of the furniture and equipment solutions found in the dental office including: chairs, stools, delivery systems, dental lights, cabinetry, and a full line of accessories, such as vacuum pumps, water sprays, and controls. With an extensive global network of authorized dealers and customers in more than 100 countries, A-dec also provides equipment for most every dental school in the United States, as well as more than 70 countries around the world.
The husband and wife team of Ken and Joan Austin founded A-dec in 1964. When they started their business out of a Quonset hut in their hometown of Newberg, the couple never imagined the global success that A-dec enjoys today.
A-dec's long list of milestones reveals some of the industry's most revolutionary dental equipment solutions, and it's no wonder. Ken and Joan Austin never strayed from a single-focused purpose: make the best better. Whether it's advancing ergonomics, elevating infection control, or integrating delivery-system technologies, the results have added efficiency and reliability to the world of dental care since 1964.
A-dec named the most popular equipment brand
A-dec has once again been voted the most popular brand among dentists in all the major categories of dental equipment in the United States home market.
According to the survey results published in Dentaltown magazine, published in the U.S., A-dec delivery systems were favored by an astounding 60 percent of dentists–more than all the other brands combined!
In 17 years of annual Townie Choice Awards, A-dec has been a head-andshoulders winner above the competition every single year. Since the awards began, A-dec have amassed an incredible 90 Townie Choice Awards across their dental chairs, delivery systems, cabinetry, lights, stools and waterline systems.
A-dec Regional Manager (Europe), Luciano Marchesi, said the results highlighted the overwhelming demand for A-dec dental equipment by dentists around the world.
“Europe is a very important market for A-dec outside of the US, and we believe the strong support of the brand and repeat purchases by dentists here supports the results we are seeing in the US home market,” Mr. Marchesi said.
The company has had a presence in Europe for many years and has some of the world’s best dealer support outside of the United States. A-dec also has dedicated territory managers who provide valuable dealer support and training, and assisting with technical enquiries and warranty.
“The unrivalled dealer network in Europe is a major reassurance to dental professionals establishing or re-equipping their practices. Apart from the legendary reliability of A-dec equipment, the parts and service support for A-dec in Europe is second to none,” Mr. Marchesi stated.
Mr. Marchesi shared that A-dec was at the foundation of modern dentistry, being one of the first to pioneer sit-down dentistry and continually developing ways of increasing productivity, and reducing fatigue by producing a superior work environment for the dental team.
“A-dec continues to innovate, with the new flagship A-dec 500 launched in 2019 - redesigned to provide even better ergonomics and ease of use than its predecessor." Marchesi added.
A-dec is committed to promoting patient, as well as dental team well being, and we strive to provide quality dental chairs that reflect this commitment.
We aim to offer equipment specifically engineered to help you and your dental team work more efficiently. Our range of durable, reliable equipment—that’s backed by your local full-service dealer—is offered to you with the bigger picture in mind, with surgical design, ergonomic application, and comfortable delivery all considered. A-dec believes that with the support of their professional sales and after-care support network, you truly can ‘plan for perfection’ in your dental treatment environment.
Not all dental equipment is created equal. Most dental companies simply assemble their products from ready-made parts. But A-dec manufactures a large majority of the components that go into our dental equipment— everything from tubing to dental chair cylinders—to ensure lasting quality and reliable performance. Adec’s 5 year warranty is the embodiment of this. The commitment to producing superior products is just one reason dentists consistently rank Adec highest for reliability and longterm value.