Patterson pays cash for Iowa Dental Supply

Patterson Dental has acquired Iowa Dental Supply (IDS), a full-service dental distributor in Des Moines, IA, serving dental practices in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri, and Illinois.

Terms of the all-cash transaction were not disclosed.

IDS had sales of approximately $13 million in calendar 2011, according to Patterson Dental. The business serves its customers through a sales force consisting of 11 field sales representatives and equipment specialists.

Rick Cacciatore, president of IDS, will become Patterson Dental's north central region manager, replacing the retiring Rich Kochmann.

IDS employees and operations will be integrated into Patterson's Des Moines branch, according to a letter to customers posted on the IDS website.