NATIONAL DENTEX CORP

NATIONAL DENTEX CORP

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Company Overview
National Dentex Corp. is a publicly quoted company engaged in the design, fabrication, marketing, and sale of custom dental prosthetic appliances for dentists in the United States. It was founded as H&M Laboratories Services, Inc. in 1982, and changed its name to National Dentex Corporation in 1983. The company has its registered head office located in Wayland, Massachusetts. It is traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the ticker symbol “NADX”.
National Dentex Corp. is known as the largest owner/operators of dental laboratories in the United States, which operates under its own brand name. It produces a wide range of products that fall into three categories: restorative (refers to crowns and bridges), reconstructive (includes partial and full dentures), and cosmetic (consists of porcelain veneers and ceramic crowns). These devices are made from impressions, models, and X-rays submitted by dentists.
The company serves more than 20,000 dentists through 45 dental laboratories and 5 branch laboratories located in 31 states in the United States and in a province of Canada. Its dental laboratories are operated as its own profit center and are managed locally generating growth through expanded services.
National Dentex Corp. aims to remain the leading national operator of dental laboratories by acquiring additional laboratories and by improving laboratory profitability at existing laboratories.
Business Summary
National Dentex Corporation is engaged in the design, fabrication, marketing and sale of custom dental prosthetic appliances for and to dentists. The Company owns and operates 44 dental laboratories, consisting of 40 full-service dental laboratories and four branch laboratories located in 30 states throughout the United States and in one province of Canada. The Company’s dental laboratories design custom design and fabricate dentures, crowns and fixed bridges, and other dental prosthetic appliances. The company’s full-service dental laboratories design and manufacture a range of custom-made dental prosthetic appliances. As of December 31, 2009, the Company owned six of its dental laboratory facilities at locations in Heber Springs, Arkansas; Metairie, Louisiana; Shreveport, Louisiana; Addison, Texas; Houston, Texas, and Waukesha,
Description and history
National Dentex Corporation is engaged in the design, fabrication, marketing and sale of custom dental prosthetic appliances for and to dentists. The Company owns and operates 44 dental laboratories, consisting of 40 full-service dental laboratories and four branch laboratories located in 30 states throughout the United States and in one province of Canada. The Company’s dental laboratories design custom design and fabricate dentures, crowns and fixed bridges, and other dental prosthetic appliances. The company’s full-service dental laboratories design and manufacture a range of custom-made dental prosthetic appliances. As of December 31, 2009, the Company owned six of its dental laboratory facilities at locations in Heber Springs, Arkansas; Metairie, Louisiana; Shreveport, Louisiana; Addison, Texas; Houston, Texas, and Waukesha,
Wisconsin.

Restorative Products

Restorative products that the Company’s dental laboratories sell consist primarily of crowns and bridges. A crown replaces the part of a tooth that is visible, and is usually made of gold, porcelain or zirconia. A bridge is a restoration of one or more missing teeth that is permanently attached to the natural teeth or roots. In addition to the traditional crown, it also make onlays, which are partial crowns, which do not cover all of the visible tooth; inlays, which are restorations made to fit a prepared tooth cavity and then cemented into place and precision crowns, which are restorations designed to receive and connect a removable partial denture. It also mill crowns and bridges from zirconia using computer-assisted design and computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD-CAM) technologies.

Reconstructive Products

Reconstructive products sold by its dental laboratories consist primarily of partial dentures and full dentures. Partial dentures are removable dental prostheses that replace missing teeth and associated structures. Full dentures are dental prostheses that substitute for the total loss of teeth and associated structures. The Company also sells precision attachments, which connect a crown and an artificial prosthesis, and implants, which are fixtures anchored securely in the bone of the mouth to which a crown, partial or full denture is secured by means of screws or clips.

Cosmetic Products

Cosmetic products sold by the Company’s dental laboratories consist primarily of porcelain veneers and ceramic crowns. Porcelain veneers are thin coverings of porcelain cemented to the front of a tooth to enhance personal appearance. Ceramic crowns are crowns made from ceramic materials that most closely replicate natural teeth. The Company also sells composite inlays and onlays, which replace silver fillings for a more natural appearance, and orthodontic appliances, which are products fabricated to move existing teeth to enhance function and appearance. Additionally, it also manufactures and markets the laboratory version of the NTI-tss plus device, an appliance that is an alternative to full-coverage bite guards, which is also approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the treatment of medically diagnosed migraine pain and jaw disorders.

The Company competes with Dentsply-Prident, Dentalle, Exceldent, DentUSA, Beijing Dental Lab, Sun Dental Lab and Trident.

Founded as H&M Laboratories Services, Inc

Business Line
Engaged in the design, fabrication, marketing, and sale of custom dental prosthetic appliances for dentists in the United States
Subsidiary
DENTAL ART LABORATORIES, INC.
Advisor
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS LLP
IPO date
12/1993
US SIC Code
3843
Company Address
2, Vision Drive

City province or state postal code
01760, NATICK, MA
Phone: +1 508 907 7800
Fax: +1 508 907 6050
Country address: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Website url: www.nationaldentex.com