Our History

March 1969
Nordent Founded

Nordent Founded

Nordent was founded in 1969 by three master craftsmen who aspired to build a company focused on serving their customers and employees. Henry Wahl, Heinz Krause, and Peter Martin left their stable positions with another leading instrument manufacturer to build their own business.

January 1976
USA Map

Nordent expands throughout the USA

From Nordent’s humble beginnings serving dental professionals in the mid-west, the company began to ship product nationwide as demand for the high quality products and customer focus spread to other regions in the country.

January 1983
Nordent Serves Over 40 Countries

Nordent Serves over 40 Countries Worldwide

Nordent’s quality and innovation becomes world-renowned.

February 1985
Nordent Develops the First Ergonomic Instrument Handle

Nordent Develops the First Ergonomic Instrument Handle

Long before ergonomics became a popular issue, Nordent recognized that by using a larger handle that allows for a better grip, clinicians would enjoy better adaptive control as well as experience reduced hand fatigue and extend their careers.

February 1997
Nordent Introduces the Scalette®

Nordent Introduces the Scalette®

Nordent was the first instrument manufacturer to develop a series of hygiene instruments that combine the design characteristics of a scaler and a curette into one easier to use instrument. Using a Nordent Scalette will save time during the procedure, space on the tray and will reduce instrument replacement costs.

February 1999
DuraLite® Handle is Introduced

DuraLite® Handle is Introduced

Continuing to innovate in ergonomics, Nordent introduces the lightest handle ever, the DuraLite Round.

 

February 2003
Instrenew®

Instrenew®

Continuing to innovate, Nordent launches the Instrenew Sharpening Assistant. Dental offices across the country gain the ability to sharpen their instruments in-house with the confidence and precision normally only found with professional sharpening.

February 2006
ISO 9001

ISO 9001

Nordent’s longstanding focus on quality improvement is recognized by the International Organization for Standardization.

February 2012
Relyant®: Free Sharpening is Born

Relyant®: Free Sharpening is Born

Nordent makes history with Relyant by offering the first hygiene instrument that includes free professional sharpening for the life of the instrument.

 

February 2015
Nordent TRUGracey

Nordent TRUGracey

Our new and improved Gracey blades feature a true radius that conforms to the tooth anatomy better than any other brand. This means that TRUGracey curettes are easier to adapt, require fewer strokes, and reduce tissue trauma!

February 2016
XDURA®: Sharper….. Longer

XDURA®: Sharper….. Longer

Using a proprietary steel technology that is harder than any other instrument in the world, Nordent launches it’s flagship XDURA line of Hygiene Instruments. Like the Relyant line of hygiene instruments, each XDURA purchased comes with free lifetime sharpening service.

January 2019
C³ Concierge Custom Cassettes®

Concierge Custom Cassettes®

Nordent launches the most streamlined and user friendly cassette on the market. Revolutionary Snap-In-Silicone™ Rails (patent pending) allow for efficient handling chair-side while doubling the instrument capacity as compared to a single sided cassette.

 

March 2019
Nordent Celebrates 50 Years

Nordent Celebrates 50 Years

For more than 50 years, Nordent has been providing innovative products and solutions, designed for real practitioners working in the real world. Our craftsmen take great pride in producing the finest instruments for you, right here in the USA. With Nordent you are assured practical solutions, superior products and a commitment to those who matter most–our customers.

October 2019
ISO 13485:2016

ISO 13485:2016

 

 

Nordent continues to invest in quality and process improvement and achieves ISO: 14385 (Medical Devices) certification.

February 2020
OTC1101L

Launches Line of Orthodontic Pliers and Cutters

By popular demand, Nordent expands the line of instruments to include orthodontic pliers and cutters.