Sybron buys Implant Direct

Nov. 18, 2010
Single operation to be named Implant Direct Sybron Int’l.

ORANGE, California, and LAS VEGAS, Nevada--Sybron Dental Specialties and Implant Direct Int’l have announced entereing into a definitive purchase agreement pursuant to which Sybron Dental and Implant Direct will combine their implant and abutment businesses into a single operation to be named Implant Direct Sybron Int’l.

The combined business will be led by Dr. Gerald Niznick, president and founder of Implant Direct.

Dan Even, president of Sybron Dental Specialties, stated: “Implant Direct has created a unique value proposition in the implant industry by being able to offer high quality, innovative dental implant products at affordable prices through its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Los Angeles, California. Under Dr. Niznick’s continued leadership, this acquisition, in combination with Sybron Implant Solutions and Attachments International, strengthens Sybron’s position in the implant industry and offers Implant Direct the opportunity to accelerate sales growth of what is already the fastest growing company in the implant industry.”

Dr. Niznick added, “I am very excited to be a part of Sybron, which has a 100-year history of providing service, quality, and innovation to dental professionals. With our exceptional manufacturing and product development capabilities, together we will broaden the opportunities for dentists and patients around the world to enjoy the benefits of high quality, cost effective dental implant products.”

The acquisition of a majority interest of Implant Direct is subject to the receipt of regulatory approvals and is expected to be completed during the fourth quarter of calendar 2010.

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