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Who We Are

Young Innovations consistently adheres to a three-pronged strategy for growth - acquire, enhance and improve, which provides the foundation for continuing success.

  • History

    Young Innovations was founded around 1900 and was a pioneer of US manufactured dental products. In modern history, Young Innovations was built through the 1990’s and early 2000’s through a series of mergers and acquisitions in a variety of dental segments. Young went public in 1997 and traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the ticker YDNT for over 15 years. In 2013, Young was acquired by Linden Capital Partners, a healthcare-focused private equity investment firm.

    Young Innovations continues to build on its rich legacy of manufacturing and supplying high-quality products designed to improve the clinical experience for dental professionals and patients. We believe in creating smiles and creating possibilities, and will continue to make history doing so!

  • Strategy


    Young Innovations strategy of Focused Excellence is designed to drive significant growth and opportunity, which delivers significant value for our stakeholders, including clinicians, business partners, employees and patients. At our core, we focus on high-quality and efficient manufacturing of branded clinical supplies and equipment. We seek out opportunities to grow our portfolio of brands and products through organic growth and acquisitions.

    To achieve the greatest strategic focus, our business is separated into two divisions: manufactured products which are sold through dental distributors and products supplied directly to dental professionals. We also focus on partnering with other dental companies to provide them with products and solutions to support their growth. We are a lean, matrixed organization with dedicated employees with significant expertise and tenure.

    We apply rigorous focus to all our activities, carefully selecting where best to spend our time. We execute aggressively on our stated goals and objectives across our business, and hold ourselves accountable to measurable results. It is through this Focused Excellence approach that we can continue creating smiles and creating possibilities.

  • Leadership
    DAVE SPROAT

    CEO

    ROSE CANONACO

    VP of HR

    DALE CARROLL

    VP of Operations

    JULIA CARTER

    SVP of Finance

    DAN GARRICK

    VP of Global
    Business Development

    JOHN FRYMARK

    VP/GM of
    Microbrush

    ANDREW JONES

    VP of Corporate
    Development

    SCOTT LEECE

    VP/GM of
    Young Specialty

    ANDREAS WOLF

    VP/GM of
    Young Dental

  • Board
    TONY DAVIS

    Chairman

    MICHAEL FARAH
    ARTHUR HERBST
    GERARD MOUFFLET
    DAVE SPROAT
    MICHELLE STACY