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Patterson Foundation Awards $30,000 to Leader Dogs for the Blind

Patterson Dental announces Eaglesoft 19

Patterson Foundation awards $100,000 grant to Hope Dental Clinic.

Patterson Companies placed on Honor Roll with Special Distinction for 2016 Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate Leadership.

Patterson Foundation December grants include major partnership with Operation Grace MN

Patterson Foundation giving exceeds $1 million in 2016

Patterson Companies Donates More than $250,000 to Oral Health America

Dave Misiak Named President of Patterson Dental North America and Dave Lardy Named Chief Information Officer

Heartland Dental Selects Patterson Dental as Distribution Partner

Patterson Dental offers disaster relief to East coast customers

Patterson Dental announces sponsorship of ADA Success program

Patterson Dental offers disaster relief to Louisiana customers

Todd Marshall Joins Patterson Companies as Chief Marketing and Digital Officer

Patterson Foundation makes $35,000 grant to America's VetDogs

Patterson Foundation grant to Austin Dog Alliance helps build new facility

Patterson Dental offers disaster relief to West Virginia customers

Patterson Foundation awards grants totaling more than $43,000

Patterson Fulfillment Center employees complete training

Patterson Companies sponsors American Red Cross Minnesota Region event

Patterson Dental offers assistance to flood-impacted Houston dentists

Patterson Companies earns Honor Roll status for Women in Corporate Leadership

Patterson Companies named to Forbes list of America's best employers

Patterson Dental announces disaster relief to Louisiana customers

Patterson Companies receives 2016 BOLD Award

Patterson Veterinary announces exclusive distribution agreement with VetSuccess

Patterson Veterinary and Vetter Software announce new integration

Announcing the new Patterson Foundation Board president...

2015 Patterson Foundation donations total nearly $1 million

Foundation surpasses $500,000 milestone in support for MOM events and ADCF...

Patterson Companies Announces Kelly Baker as Chief Human Resource Officer

Patterson Dental offers disaster relief...

Patterson Dental CEO Receives Humanitarian Award...

Patterson Veterinary announces partnership with Voyce Pro™ remote monitoring service...

Patterson Veterinary announces strategic partnership to offer cloud-based practice management solution...

Patterson Foundation grant to American's Dentists Care Foundation helps bring care to underserved communities...

Patterson Foundation awards grant to KSDS Assistance Dogs, Inc...

Patterson Companies completes sale of Patterson Medical to Madison Dearborn Partners...

Patterson Companies names Les B. Korsh vice president, general counsel and secretary...

Patterson Companies announces definitive agreement to sell its medical business to Madison Dearborn Partners...

Patterson announces the successful acquisition of Animal Health International...

Patterson Dental presented with NETworthy Award...

Patterson Companies named to Forbes list of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies four straight years...

Patterson Companies announces acquisition of Animal Health International, Inc....

Patterson Companies partners with Sirona Dental to provide CAD/CAM technology to American Dental Partners...

Patterson Companies receives special distinction for women in leadership...

Patterson Dental becomes Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention Super Sponsor for safe dental care...

Patterson Companies launches DentalSupplyIntegrity.com…

Patterson Dental, AADOM launch OHA fundraising campaign…

Patterson Foundation grant to Operation Grace MN expands access to dental services…

A legacy of innovation, focused on the future

Patterson has always upheld a simple philosophy to help build our customers’ success: providing the most innovative products at competitive prices, delivered with personal service and satisfaction guarantee.

This rich history started in 1877 when John Patterson and his brother Myron Fayette (M.F.) Patterson purchased a Milwaukee drugstore. The young, enterprising brothers soon added dental and surgical supplies to their regular stock of medicines, extracts, toiletries, brushes, perfumes and soaps.
In his horse and buggy travels, M.F. Patterson became impressed with the business potential in the rapidly growing Northwest territories. In agreement with his brother, M.F. acquired the dental interests of their drugstore in 1891, and then moved the Company to St. Paul, Minn. In 1938, John F. Patterson was elected president of the M.F. Patterson Dental Supply Company. By 1959, Patterson operated 40 branch locations. Five years later, W.O. Patterson was named chairman and chief executive officer.
Peter L. Frechette joined Patterson in 1982. As chief executive officer, he led the Company in a series of purchases to broaden its operation base. The 1987 acquisition of D.L. Saslow Co. sparked a series of market consolidating activity which focused on strengthening the Company's national position as well as diversifying product and technology offerings.
The early 2000s saw the Company reach $1 billion in sales through continued acquisitions of privately held family-run businesses like that of Guggenheim Brothers Dental Supply Co., as well as its diversification into a broader set of healthcare-driven markets, including veterinary supplies. James W. Wiltz was named chief executive officer in 2005.
Patterson is still proud to be headquartered in St. Paul and is currently led by CEO Scott Anderson. The Company continues expanding its market presence through acquisitions and internal startups, as well as by bolstering the value-added capabilities of both Patterson Dental and Patterson Animal Health.