BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 23 The 2008 BioHorizons GlobalSymposium drew more than 1,000 attendees from 42 countries to San Diego,California for a 3-day scientific program on today's most important implantand tissue regeneration topics. Each clinician-moderated session featured apanel discussion of audience-submitted questions that kept participants fullyengaged in the program.
Members of the scientific panel and moderators included Drs. Carl E.Misch, Michael A. Pikos, Maurice Salama and Michael Reddy. Featured presentersincluded Drs. Edward P. Allen, Stuart Froum, Michael McCracken, Craig Misch,Myron Nevins, and Marius Steigmann.
The keynote session featured presentations on the ground-breakingLaser-Lok(R) microchannels, BioHorizons' proprietary surface treatment nowoffered on Tapered Internal, Single-stage and Internal implants. Dr. JackRicci from NYU presented 15 years of in vitro, animal and human studiesconducted at leading universities around the world on thisprecision-engineered surface. Dr. Myron Nevins from Harvard Universitypresented results from his landmark study: Human Histological Evidence of aConnective Tissue Attachment to a Dental Implant.* In this study, Laser-Lokwas shown to attract a physical connective tissue attachment to apredetermined zone on the implant while inhibiting epithelial downgrowth andpreserving coronal bone levels. Dr. Nevins also showed Laser-Lok implantsplaced up to 9-years post-op with little to no bone loss.
BioHorizons and Dental Technologies, Inc. (DTI) also announced a newRestoration-to-Implant Lifetime Warranty covering implants, abutments andrestorations when fabricated by a participating DTI Laboratory. This uniqueoffer, made possible by the recent merger of BioHorizons and DTI, bringsincredible value and practice building potential to the entire implant team.
R. Steven Boggan, President and CEO, said in regard to the unprecedentedattendance: "BioHorizons continues to be one of the fastest growing implantcompanies in the industry because of unique offerings like Laser-Lok and ourLifetime Warranty program. The Global Symposium presentations and attendanceare indicative of our growing momentum that stems from science-based designand synergies with high-tech partners such as DTI."
BioHorizons will present the 2009 Global Symposium from April 30 to May 2,2009, in Chicago, Illinois. Attendance will be limited, and another sell-outis expected, so please register early to ensure your spot.
* International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, Vol. 28,#2, April 2008.
About BioHorizons, Inc.
BioHorizons is a leading oral reconstructive device company at theforefront of digital dentistry. The company has a broad product offering,including surgical planning software, regenerative products, dental implants,CAD/CAM and traditional dental restorations. BioHorizons has a direct salesforce in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Australia, Mexico,and Chile. Products are distributed in the rest of the world via a network ofindependent distributors.
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