Conference Calendar

December 4-6 - Cervical Spine Research Society

December 4-7 - AAOMS Dental Implant Conference

Complete Calendar »

Earnings Calendar

No Upcoming Events Scheduled
Complete Calendar »

Read our research via:
email art

Weekly Email

rss art

RSS



app icon

iPhone

app store icon

Kindle



Orthopedic and Dental Industry News Complete Archive »

Dental Implants

Danaher to Acquire Nobel Biocare for $2.2B BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

Danaher Corporation entered into an agreement to acquire the Zürich, Switzerland-based Nobel Biocare, the second largest dental implant developer, in an all cash transaction valued at an enterprise value of $2.2 billion, or 3.0x LTM revenues, or 16.0x LTM EBITDA.... more

Nobel Biocare is Considering a Sales Process BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 31, 2014

Nobel Biocare, the second largest dental implant developer, confirmed that it is exploring a sales process. This verifies that private equity firms and other medical device companies have reached out to assess a buyout. The company affirmed further that the... more

Zimmer to Acquire Biomet for $13.4B BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, APRIL 24, 2014

Zimmer and Biomet announced that each of their respective Boards of Directors have approved a definitive agreement under which Zimmer will acquire Biomet in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $13.35 billion, including the assumption of net debt,... more

Danaher Appoints New CEO BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, APRIL 23, 2014

Danaher Corporation announced the appointment of Thomas Joyce, Jr. as President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., who will retire on March 1, 2015. Mr. Joyce becomes the fourth CEO in the company's 30-year history. Mr. Joyce... more

Henry Schein Completes Strategic Investment in Dental Implant Manufacturer BioHorizons BY EDITOR, JANUARY 2, 2014

Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced the completion of a 60% equity investment in BioHorizons, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer of advanced dental implant technology... more

Henry Schein Signs Agreement To Invest In BioHorizons BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 26, 2013

Company Advances Strategy to Enhance Position in Dental Specialty Markets With Investment in Implant Manufacturer Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today... more

Biomet Decides Not to Spin-off 3i Dental Business BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, APRIL 2, 2013

Biomet reported in a regulatory filing that the Board of Directors of LVB Acquisition, Inc. and Biomet have collectively decided not to proceed with a spin-off of the company’s Biomet 3i dental business. No explanation regarding the decision was provided.... more

Institutional Investors Showing Interest in Dental Implants BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 30, 2012

Thomas Straumann, the Vice Chairman of the dental-implant manufacturer, Straumann Holding, sold a 10% stake in the company to the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GSIC), citing that he needed to meet other financial obligations due to the “prevailing weak... more

Dental News Roundup June 2012 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 2, 2012

Keystone Dental and Southern Implants merge ... Straumann completes acquisition of 49% of Neodent ... Sirona expands distribution agreement with Patterson ... Early-stage implant company Nasseo wins UC San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge ... Nobel announces management changes more

Dental News Roundup May 2012 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, MAY 31, 2012

1Q12 dental earnings ... Straumann acquires 49% of Neodent ... Astra Tech presents OsseoSpeed data ... Align Technology funds research into clear aligners ... OrthoAccel appoints Christopher J Bodis United States National Sales Director more

Dental News Roundup April 2012 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 1, 2012

Dentsply, Nobel, Straumann announce 1Q:12 earnings ... OrthoAccel announces investment ... Sialo Technology receives CE mark ... Dentsply launches new ATLANTIS abutment for the ANKYLOS System more

Dental News Roundup March 2011 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 2, 2012

Periodontal treatment lowers medical costs for diabetics ... Millennium Dental, Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry renew partnership with the Seattle Study Cub ... Nobel Biocare to host scientific symposia for anniversary of osseointegration more

Dental Roundup February 2011 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 13, 2012

Dentsply, Nobel, Straumann announce earnings ... Align launches Invisalign Outcome Simulator ... Glidewell announces Inclusive portfolio launches ... Zimmer Dental launches Trabecular Metal Dental Implant ... Swedish study shows 92% dental implant survival rate at 18 years ... Nobel Biocare announces that Michel Orsinger will not assume role of Chairman more

Bisphosphonate Coating Improves Fixation for Dental Implants BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 7, 2012

A new clinical study conducted in Sweden determined that the addition of a bisphosphonate coating to the surface of dental implants improved the devices' stability and osseointegration. One of the study's authors stated, "It is the first time ever anyone... more

Dental News Roundup September 2011 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011

Nobel Biocare launches bond issue ... Straumann may purchase own shares ... Astra Tech launches Atlantis 3D Editor ... Biomet 3i rebrands digital products under BellaTek name, launches OsseoGuard Flex membrane and new app for clinicians and patients ... Align to close NJ facility ... Straumann names Regional Head North America more

Dental News Roundup June 2011 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, JUNE 30, 2011

Patterson announces F4Q sales . . . Medisafe pursuing an acquisition in the dental implant industry . . . Biolase announces $9 million private placement . . . Affineti Biologics receives research funding . . . MIS Implants Technologies launches PeriZone segment . . . Panasonic releases new intraoral camera . . . Securities fraud case against Align dismissed . . . 3M ESPE and BIOMET 3i to partner on intraoral impressions system for custom abutments more

Dental News Roundup May 2011 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 31, 2011

Astra Tech bids due next week . . . Nobel Biocare reportedly interested in Camlog . . . Align announces Cadent interoperability . . . NIH appoints director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research . . . Straumann names CFO more

Dental News Roundup February 2011 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 28, 2011

Nobel, Straumann announce earnings . . . 3D Systems launches dental printer . . . BIOLASE introduces Waterlase iPlus laser . . . Nobel Biocare adds IPS e.max CAD crown to the NobelProcera line . . . VITA announces shade guide improvements . . . Biomet 3i's social networking campaign . . . Vident, Patterson announce distribution agreement . . . Astra Tech partners with 3Shape A/S more

Dental News Roundup January 2011 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 31, 2011

Align announces 4Q:10 . . . The Carlyle Group acquires Integrated Dental Holdings . . . Glidewell Laboratories' Inclusive Custom abutments now compatible with Astra Tech's implant system . . . Periodontal bacteria linked to respiratory infections . . . Align, Cadent to develop software for Invisalign . . . Dentsply makes donation to NYU more

Dental News Roundup November 2010 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 30, 2010

Sirona reports F4Q:10 . . . Nobel Biocare extends debt facility . . . Align receives FDA warning letter . . . BioMers launches SimpliClear Full orthodontic system in Singapore . . . NYT weighs in on cone-beam scanners . . . Nobel Biocare donates EUR 2.5 million to the P-I Branemark Institute Bauru in Brazil . . . Vident partners with the California Center for Advanced Dental Studies . . . BIOMET 3i launches new website for the Journal of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry more

Dental News Roundup October 2010 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 29, 2010

Align, Straumann, Zimmer report 3Q . . . Align receives approval to market Invisalign in China . . . FDA to hold an advisory panel on dental amalgam . . . Nobel launches Replace Select TC . . . Straumann initiates controlled rollout of MembraGel more

How Does the Brain Protect Dental Implants? Lizard Model Gives Clues BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 12, 2010

An ancient species of New Zealand lizard may have something to teach us about dental implants. A natural tooth is bound to the alveolar bone by the periodontal ligament, or PDL, which sends signals to the brain that help protect the tooth from the forces of chewing. Dental implants lack the PDL, and scientists were wondering what keeps the tooth safe in the absence of that ligament. They turned to a lizard for the answers. more

Dental News Roundup September 2010 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010

Straumann launches new CAD/CAM portfolio . . . VITA expands shade range . . . EPA may require dentists to recycle mercury waste . . . BIOLASE increases sales force . . . Zimmer Dental to distribute RTI biologics worldwide . . . Sirona announces management changes more

Dental News Roundup August 2010 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 31, 2010

Nobel, Sirona, Straumann report earnings . . . Aspen Dental and Kool Smiles up for sale . . . Sirona celebrates 25th anniversary of CEREC with new product launches . . . Study finds that healthy weight and physical activity correlate to lower rates of severe periodontitis . . . ADA addresses IOM on national oral health policy . . . Straumann marks ten years at Villeret in Switzerland . . . Biolase appoints interim CEO more

Dental News Roundup July 2010 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 30, 2010

Align, Biomet, Dentsply and Zimmer report dental sales . . . Astra Tech augments Atlantis patient-specific abutment line . . . Biomet 3i and Renishaw to collaborate on digital solutions . . . BIOLASE announces cost-cutting initiatives and organizational changes . . . DTI appoints Russell Olsen as Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Service . . . Straumann's CFO steps down more

Dental News Roundup June 2010 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 30, 2010

Biomet reports F4Q:10 earnings . . . Discus Dental acquires Zap Lasers . . . Euroteknika launches Universal + implant system in the U.K. . . . 20% of Britons are missing five teeth or more . . . 3M closing an Oklahoma plant used by its Espe dental products unit . . . Fibrocell Science appoints three new clinical advisors more

Dental News Roundup May 2010 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 28, 2010

NADX's go-shop period ends . . . Smile Brands cancels its IPO . . . Sirona launches new products . . . Straumann receives award for Roxolid . . . Regenerating teeth from stem cells more


Complete Archive