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OHLENDORF STORY AND HISTORY
In 1933, Howard Ohlendorf began working at a small orthodontic laboratory in St. Louis, Missouri. The business began growing and within a couple of years he was able to purchase the business from the owner. In the early 70’s his son Mark Ohlendorf joined the Ohlendorf Laboratory — and in 1995 Mark’s son, Kevin began his career in the “family business.” In 2013, Kevin purchased the laboratory from Mark and established the 3rd generation ownership. Generation to generation, we have grown this business from a one-technician laboratory to its current size by providing personal service, the highest quality appliances and expert technical support. Over our 80 year history we have seen the industry change in many ways and our Laboratory has always been on the cutting edge. In the beginning the majority of our business was fabricating custom bands for each individual tooth so “braces” could be used. In the 70’s and 80’s we were at the fore front of the introduction of Functional Appliances in the United States. Today we continue to lead the industry with the introduction and development of 3D Technology and CAD/CAM Appliance fabrication. Over the years different techniques, appliances and materials have been introduced and changed concept of Appliance Therapy. We are excited to grow along with you and your practice as the industry changes and develop. While the industry changes, one thing remains the same: Our commitment to providing you with the highest level of technical support, case consultations and appliance design options. This company was built on a tradition and a promise to our customers: You can contact us whenever you have a question about an appliance or a case, and we will provide you the answers that you need. The Ohlendorf Appliance Laboratory continues this pledge today and will pass it along to the generations that follow.