G&H® and ODP Team Up

G&H® and ODP team up to form Comprehensive Orthodontic Manufacturer distributing in over 80 countries

Franklin, Indiana, August 17, 2012 – G&H® Wire Company announced today that it has merged with Orthodontic Design & Production, Inc. (ODP) of Vista, California, making it the orthodontic industry’s only full-line supplier of orthodontic appliances and accessories dedicated to servicing independent distributorships around the world.

The combined company’s core product line will now expand to include ODP’s orthodontic brackets, bands, and buccal tubes, in addition to the archwires, springs, and elastomerics manufactured by G&H®. Each of these products will continue to be designed and manufactured in the United States at the company’s Indiana and California facilities, to help ensure product quality, reliability of delivery, and overall value for the company’s customers.

Russ Trenary, President and CEO
Russ Trenary, President and CEO

“The combination of ODP and G&H® instantly generates a powerful, comprehensive line of advanced orthodontic technologies and ancillary products that will continue to have a meaningful impact on the advancement of orthodontic science,” said Russ Trenary, President and CEO of G&H®. “The fact that our products are designed and manufactured in the United States assures our customers of the reliability and product quality expected of experienced manufacturers, combined with the simplicity, efficiency, and value of a comprehensive full-line supplier. In addition to our vast Ortho Club® offering, we believe we now have the widest range of private label and branded orthodontic products available to independent distributors, giving them a uniquely competitive advantage in today’s global market.”

“Since its inception, ODP has worked hard to make value and quality synonymous with its brand,” said ODP’s president, Patrick Roman. “The fact that G&H recognizes the enormous upside of a growing, and versatile orthodontic design and manufacturing firm such as ODP makes this an exciting time in our history. ODP has been expanding at a tremendous rate over the past several years, both domestically and internationally, so the timing for us to blend with a respected industry leader such as G&H® makes perfect sense for ODP and our customers. We are excited to incorporate our talented staff of professionals, our globally trusted brands, and our state-of-the-art product lines with G&H® to form an exciting entity that will continue to focus on value, service, and quality for independent orthodontic distributors around the world.”


About G&H Wire Company
G&H® Wire Company, founded in the 1970’s and located in Franklin, Indiana, is a full-line supplier of orthodontic technologies specializing in the precision manufacturing of force-producing products. Its global distribution network covers more than 70 countries.

The G&H Ortho Club® is a wholesale buying club that provides orthodontic practitioners with access to brand name clinical supplies required on a daily basis.

The G&H® Orthoforce® line includes all the products that actually move teeth; arch wires, springs, and elastomerics. Precision manufacturing, coupled with performance testing, is how G&H® produces consistent, reliable force values in all Orthoforce® products.

About ODP
Founded in Vista, CA in 1992 for the purpose of designing, manufacturing and distributing high quality, affordable orthodontic appliances throughout the world while specializing in brackets, bands, and buccal tubes. ODP is a two-time award winning manufacturer and distributor recognized for its role in the international market place. Its Global distribution network encompasses more than 60 countries.

ODP's design and manufacturing programs utilize a powerful blend of the latest design software, precision engineering techniques, proven and cutting edge manufacturing technologies, all carried out under a quality management system that is fully compliant with the many global and domestic regulatory requirements that govern medical device manufacturers. In addition, ODP is an active member of the World Trade Center, San Diego.


Jon Sweitzer
G&H® Orthodontics
Director of Sales and Marketing
(317) 346-6655

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Tracey Pelletier
ODP Inc.
Director of Marketing and Sales
(760) 734-3995 ext. 22