Kent Fowler, President
Kent is an Ohio native who graduated from Lima Shawnee High School in 1977. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1981 from The Ohio State University and became Founder and President of Orthotech in 1986. Kent’s leisure interests include sports, golf, boating and he especially enjoys spending time with his three children, Shanna, Dane and Kendra.

Karl Crabtree, Vice President
Karl grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1984 and enjoyed the privilege of playing football for the Ohio State Buckeyes under his adopted name “Karl Edwards”. As a Buckeye, Karl lettered 3 years and was selected to the Academic All-Big Ten Team 3 years. He currently holds the record for the longest punt of 87 yards. His life at present is spent enjoying time with his wife and four daughters. His favorite activities are outdoors and include hiking, hunting, and teaching his daughters to play basketball, fish, and golf.

The Orthotech Staff
The Orthotech staff is a dedicated group of talented technicians who average over 10 years of experience with the company. Every Orthotech appliance is custom-made and therefore requires the technicians to possess superior skills. With technology ever-changing, the Orthotech team is committed to provide the highest quality and most up-to-date orthodontic appliances.

Company History
Kent Fowler began his laboratory experience in the summer of 1976 at a very successful 4 doctor orthodontic practice in Lima, Ohio. The experience and knowledge he gained was just the first step to a very successful career. His desire to one day own and operate his own orthodontic lab would soon be underway.

Once he started his college studies at The Ohio State University, Kent continued his training by working for a Columbus area orthodontist. Kent maintained this relationship throughout his college career, gaining valuable experience. After graduating from Ohio State in 1981, he continued to work for a number of orthodontists in Columbus and surrounding cities.

As more space was needed for his expanding laboratory, it was moved to a 400 square foot basement location in Upper Arlington, Ohio. In 1981, Kent partnered with Karl Crabtree to continue building a successful business. Because of the expanding account base, Kent and Karl again relocated the laboratory to a new 1,200 square foot building in Dublin, Ohio. Now in a suburb of Columbus, the new facility was ideal to support the volume of business Orthotech was generating.

In 1986, Orthotech was formed as a corporation as it continued to expand its services, increase its account base and add new employees. The company continued to serve the dental profession at this Dublin location for 16 productive years.

In the year 2000, Orthotech built a new 5,000 square foot facility in Powell, Ohio, not far from the previous Dublin location. This new, modern facility has provided Orthotech the opportunity to serve hundreds of doctors in the dental profession; many of which are located in the Eastern and Midwestern United States.

The Orthotech staff would like to thank its many long-standing, well respected accounts for their continued business. We look forward to many more years of service.

Some of our most popular products include:
• Hawley Retainers
• Invisible Retainers
• Bleaching Trays
• Spring Aligners
• Lingual Arch
• Space Maintainer
• Nance Button
• Palatal Bar
• Habit Appliance
• Athletic Mouthguard
• Hyrax Expander
• Haas Expander
• Quad Helix
• Arnold Expander
• Distalizing Appliances
• Bionators
• Transverse
• Herbst
• Splints
• Study Models
• Orthopedic Correctors
• Sleep Appliances