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LifeNet Health and Salvin Dental Specialties Announce Partnership

Thursday, June 17, 2010 Hospital News J E 4
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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Salvin Dental Specialties, Inc. and LifeNet Health are pleased to announce they have signed an exclusive agreement  to advance LifeNet Health's OraGraft™ allograft products in the dental market.

The two companies have been in partnership since 1995. The new agreement builds on the existing relationship between these two companies, which provides LifeNet Health with Salvin Dental's strong, nationally recognized marketing and sales resources, while LifeNet Health's industry-leading reputation and quality allograft products offer a great bone grafting solution for Salvin Dental customers. LifeNet Health will continue to provide educational and research support to the dental community as well as continual support to its current clients through direct distribution.

Salvin Dental was founded in 1981 and is a global leader in the dental implant industry for bone grafting, instrumentation, and equipment. LifeNet Health, founded in 1982, is the country's largest, independent, non-profit, full-service tissue bank.

Under the agreement, Salvin Dental will act as the exclusive U.S. representative for the promotion of OraGraft™ allograft tissue products in the dental industry along with LifeNet Health. Salvin Dental will increase awareness in the dental industry about the availability of allograft products, which may be particularly beneficial for implant bone grafting and sinus lift procedures.

LifeNet Health is responsible for allograft procurement, processing, and distribution. The company utilizes the latest research and processing techniques to assure the highest quality donor screening and follows strict standards regarding donor qualification, tissue processing, and quality system review. Since introducing Allowash® technology in 1995, LifeNet Health has distributed more than 2.4 million allograft products without incidence of disease transmission.  

Bob Salvin, Founder and CEO for Salvin Dental, said, "Because of LifeNet Health's world-class reputation for its stringent quality processes and Salvin Dental's understanding of the bone grafting needs of the dental industry, this partnership benefits the customers we serve."

Rony Thomas, LifeNet Health's President and CEO, stated, "We are committed to working with Salvin Dental to provide LifeNet Health's OraGraft™ allograft to the patients who need them, and we are proud to be a part of the comprehensive Salvin Dental product offering."

Salvin Dental Specialties, Inc. is dedicated to providing innovative products and exceeding customers' expectations for quality, value, and service every time they call. For additional information about Salvin Dental Specialties, Inc., visit www.salvin.com.

LifeNet Health helps save lives and restore health for thousands of patients each year. LifeNet Health is the world's most trusted provider of transplant solutions, from organ procurement to new innovations in bio-implant technologies and cellular therapies—a leader in the field of regenerative medicine while always honoring the donors and healthcare professionals that allow the healing process.  For additional information about LifeNet Health, visit www.lifenethealth.org.

SOURCE LifeNet Health

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