A-dec Dental Equipment
Dental school with A-dec dental equipment

A-dec—the Preferred Choice for Schools and Government

For nearly 50 years, dental schools and government institutions worldwide have chosen A-dec dental equipment more often than any other manufacturer for its quality, reliability, and long-term value.

Whether your primary challenge is space, integrating technology, or a combination of other requirements, A-dec offers reliable, creative solutions. By utilizing industry insights gained in decades of service, A-dec helps you anticipate the future and maximize your investment dollars.

Operatory at dental school with A-dec dental equipment

Durability that lasts for decades

A-dec dental equipment is legendary for its long-lasting reliability. The entire manufacturing process is carefully managed, from raw materials to final assembly, in A-dec’s state-of-the-art facilities.

Every dental chair, dental light, and delivery system is designed, engineered, built and tested to ensure total quality—and an equipment lifespan of 20 years or more.

Even with the extra rigors of school and government clinic environments, A-dec equipment stands up to continuous daily use and cleaning. Plus, it’s designed for easy integration of new technologies, now and into the future.

We chose A-dec equipment because of our 20-year experience with their proven reliability, functionality, and longevity. We needed equipment that looks nice and is also very durable.
Colleen Brickle Dean of Health Services at Normandale Community College
Colleen Brickle
Dean of Health Sciences
Normandale Community College

Exceptional long-term value

Many schools and institutions have discovered that the true cost of dental equipment goes far beyond the initial purchase price. To get the maximum value for your budget, remember to factor in reliability, maintenance, training, downtime, parts availability, and future expandability in your decision.

As you compare costs over time, you’ll see that A-dec offers an exceptional combination of quality, durability, and long-term value, making it a wise investment for your dollars.

Row of dental chairs at dental school
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A-dec dental chair in operatory at dental school

Designed for your specific needs

From concept to installation, A-dec works with you to ensure the best solution for your requirements—whether it’s a single operatory or an entire building. It starts with understanding your goals, technology requirements, and space limitations.

By partnering with you even before an architect is involved, A-dec designers can create a plan for maximum workflow and efficiency. From there, you can expect a project plan and schematic to more clearly visualize exactly what you’re ordering.

And because A-dec has a dedicated team of engineers, creating a special product or equipment modification is always an option. You can depend on A-dec to help you realize your vision.

Dedicated support and project management

Every A-dec client has a dedicated team of specialists who leave no detail to chance. This is possible because A-dec has decades of experience serving school and government accounts and more representatives than any other dental manufacturer. 

This enables you and your A-dec representative to build a solid partnership that addresses your needs for equipment, training, and technical support.
  • Regional School & Government Accounts Manager: Primary contact from initial project conception, through planning and design. Integral with respect to space planning and consulting with the facility design team, identifying customer needs and translating those needs into equipment options.

  • Territory Manager: Primary contact after initial project conception for day-to-day business. Includes on-site in-service training, consulting, on-going customer need identification, and space planning and consulting.

  • Project Coordinator: Ensures your project runs smoothly and to your expectations—from initial quote to final installation. Facilitates the processing and coordination of the order through A-dec to meet mutually agreed upon installation dates. 

Partnering with dental schools

From the beginning, A-dec’s mission has been to improve dentistry by supporting the greater dental community. That includes educators on the leading edge of dentistry, who are training the next generation of clinicians.

A-dec products have evolved to meet the particular needs of school settings. The development of radius delivery systems, for example, came directly from working to meet educators’ specific space and user requirements.

Today, A-dec products are helping dental students around the world develop their clinical skills. It’s part of our core commitment to ensure an optimum learning environment, one lab at a time.

A-dec dental equipment in dental school

Creating a better learning environment

See what A-dec can do for your dental school.

A-dec dental equipment simulator

The A-dec Simulator: an advanced learning tool

The A-dec Simulator is designed to accelerate learning and elevate clinical competency. By replicating the spatial dynamics of a clinical setting, it enhances students’ transition from simulation lab to clinic.

The simulator integrates multiple clinical devices including electric motors, ultrasonic instruments, and intraoral cameras. The versatile design accommodates both left- and right-handed students and can be customized for manikin preference.

And because the A-dec Simulator reinforces correct positioning and posture, students learn the important ergonomic skills they will need for longer, healthier careers.

Smart solutions for government clinics

A-dec dental equipment supports the need for efficiency and workflow in government clinic settings. All without a single compromise to thoughtful design, durability, and patient comfort.

Your A-dec representative can share best practices and effective designs implemented in other clinics. Utilizing standardized setups across military bases, hospitals or health clinics creates a familiar layout, making it easier for doctors and other transferring personnel to quickly get up to speed.

A-dec is a choice you can make with confidence. Not only is every A-dec dental chair, delivery system, and dental light manufactured to the highest standards, each one is made right here in the United States, at our state-of-the-art facility in Newberg, Oregon.

A-dec dental equipment can now be ordered on the U.S. Government Defense Logistics Agency Electronic Catalog (ECAT) System. Download the A-dec ECAT reference guide for featured A-dec equipment packages.

A-dec dental chair and delivery system in a government dental practice
Dental schools and clinics with A-dec dental equipment

A top choice worldwide

A-dec is the preferred choice for more than 80% of North American dental schools. And, chosen more often than all other manufacturers combined for dental schools and government clinics in over 100 countries worldwide.

Considering the rigorous selection process for public bids and tenders involving educators, administrators, dentists, accountants, procurement officers, property engineers, volumes of third-party data—and lengthy evaluation periods—that’s a lot of criteria to pass. 

Even institutions on fixed or very tight budgets select A-dec more often than any other brand, based on the combination of quality, reliability, years of service, and low total cost of ownership.


A-dec schools & government representatives

  • Mid-Atlantic
  • Midwest
  • New England/Eastern Canada
  • Northeast U.S.
  • Northwest/Western Canada
  • South Central
  • Southeast
  • Southwest U.S./Asia Pacific

Dedicated Schools & Government Territory Managers (TMs) are here to provide you with exceptional service:

For more information, call 1-800-547-1883 or email schools@a-dec.com or fedgov@a-dec.com

A-dec Schools and Government Representatives Coverage
A-dec Territory Manager Heidi Denos

Heidi Denos

Phone: 281-814-3128
Email: heidi.denos@a-dec.com

Heidi joined A-dec over 18 years ago as a local handpiece representative. She transitioned into regional management before joining the Instructional School & Government team almost 15 years ago. Outside of work, Heidi enjoys running, hiking, dogs, and spending time with her family.

A-dec Territory Manager Jeff Thibadeau

Jeff Thibadeau

Phone: 847-922-0957
Email: jeff.thibadeau@a-dec.com

Following a career in the US Air Force, Dental Service, Jeff has held various positions in the dental industry. His knowledge of dentistry, technical acumen, and business experience serve as a valuable resource for his customers. He's a trusted consultant, helping customers to achieve successful, long-term outcomes, centered upon their requirements.

A-dec Territory Manager Ken Bishara

Ken Bishara

Phone: 617-460-0898
Email: ken.bishara@a-dec.com

Ken has been in the dental industry for over 15 years. He's been on the A-dec School & Government team since 2017. Ken enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. They especially enjoy rooting for their favorite Boston sports teams.

A-dec Territory Manager Jonathan Engle

Jon Engle

Phone: 570-240-5541
Email: jonathan.engle@a-dec.com

Jon has worked in the dental industry since 2003 and has been with A-dec since 2005. He focuses on helping dental teams improve their efficiency and ease of providing great dental care. Outside of work, Jon enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, reading, hiking, and working on projects around the house.

A-dec Territory Manager Grant Austin

Grant Austin

Phone: 503-537-4412
Email: grant.austin@a-dec.com

Grant has been at A-dec for over 10 years with the majority of the time spent working with School and Government customers. Outside of work he enjoys golf, fishing and college football.

A-dec Territory Manager Craig Nugen

Craig Nugen

Phone: 512-516-2147
Email: craig.nugen@a-dec.com

Craig has been in the dental industry for 15 years, the past 13 years with A-dec. Outside of work, Craig enjoys traveling, playing golf and spending time with his wife and twin sons.

A-dec Territory Manager Perry Greenway

Perry Greenway

Phone: 706-892-8725
Email: perry.greenway@a-dec.com

Perry has been with A-dec for 21 years and in the dental industry for over 30 years, both on the retail and wholesale sides of the business. He has been a dental office designer, equipment specialist, equipment manager, and branch manager. Perry enjoys spending time with family, including 16 grandchildren.

A-dec Territory Manager Brian Kline

Brian Kline

Phone: 503-803-8330
Email: brian.kline@a-dec.com

In 1995, Brian joined A-dec as a School Territory Manager. In 2010, he took on the role of School & Government Territory Manager where he works to promote A-dec products in the educational and federal government markets. Outside of work he enjoys golf, camping, hunting, traveling and spending time with family

A-dec Territory Manager Susan Ferrante

Susan Ferrante

Phone: 516-297-4539
Email: susan.ferrante@a-dec.com

Susan has been with A-dec for 10 years and in the dental industry for over 35 years. She is responsible for strategies and programs that maximize the company's sales efforts in dealing with dental educational institutions in the US/Canada and federal government facilities worldwide. Susan enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and traveling.

How do I contact my local A-dec Schools & Government Representative?
You can email or call your local representative. Find your A-dec School and Government Territory Manager. You can also contact the Schools & Government team. Call 1-800-547-1833 or email schools@a-dec.com or fedgov@a-dec.com.

Is there Technical Training available for School & Government customers?
A-dec is proud to continue the tradition of hosting Technical Training classes for our customers. To learn more about the course content, scheduled programs and registration process, visit the A-dec Technical Training website. You can also contact your Schools & Government Territory Manager.

Does A-dec provide space planning guidance?
A-dec provides comprehensive, consultative support to assess your space planning requirements and create your vision, from concept to reality. Whether you’re considering a new building project, a renovation or workflow improvements, A-dec has the experience, knowledge, and technical expertise to make your project a success.  For an overview of the services we provide to support your project, contact your Schools & Government Territory Manager.

Are there any references I can use for completed projects with A-dec?
For a portfolio of completed projects and a current reference list, contact your Schools & Government Territory Manager.

How does A-dec sell to the U.S. Federal Government?
A-dec proudly maintains FSS and GSA contracts, e-commerce storefronts such as ECAT and GSA Advantage, as well as a broad spectrum of unique procurement channels to meet the needs of VA, DoD and U.S. Public Health agencies. To learn more about the procurement channel that best meets the needs of your agency, contact your A-dec Schools & Government Territory Manager.

A-dec Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Contract V797D-70087.

A-dec ECAT Contract SPE2DH-14-D-0005, expires on September 1, 2019

Does A-dec have resources for ergonomic programs?

A-dec Territory Managers are Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialists available to provide training and accredited dental Continuing Education. Contact your Schools & Government Territory Manager to learn how these unique, educational services can enhance your ergonomic IQ, optimize the utilization of your equipment and improve the long-term wellness of the dental clinical care team

How do I get an A-dec equipment catalog or A-dec service parts catalog?
Call us at 1-800-547-1883 within US/Canada or email a request to schools@a-dec.com or fedgov@a-dec.com.