Groundbreaking of A-dec in 1971

Making the Best Better, One Choice at a Time

The A-dec vision began with a simple idea: make the best better.

From our simple beginnings, A-dec has emerged as one of the most respected names in the dental industry. In 1964, founders Ken and Joan Austin made the biggest choice of their lives: risk it all to start a company of their own. Little did they know that an invention and a dream would help revolutionize the world of dentistry.

More than 50 years later, A-dec is an employer of choice and the world’s leading manufacturer of reliable dental operatory equipment. We continue to work for the betterment of dentistry. That’s why we embed our values into the work we do every day. One choice at a time.

Who is A-dec?

From the beginning, A-dec founders Ken and Joan Austin set out to make a real difference in the lives of dental professionals around the world.