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history

BioHorizons was founded through research conducted at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1994 by Carl E. Misch, DDS, Martha Bidez, PhD and Todd Strong, COO of BioHorizons. With an extensive background in biomedical engineering, Steve Boggan joined BioHorizons in 1995, and accepted the CEO position four years later. With a strong executive team and a commitment to science, innovation and service, BioHorizons has become a leader in the dental implant community.
tapered internal dental implants dental implant products
Over the years, BioHorizons has successfully introduced dental implant products covering virtually every surgical and prosthetic indication or clinician preference.

  • The Maestro™ dental implant system (now the External implant system) was introduced in the spring of 1997 and has performed successfully in every published study since its launch.
  • The One-piece 3.0 implant was introduced in 2003, followed by the Internal dental implant in 2004. Both systems provide greater surface area than conventional implants.
  • Providing excellent primary stability, maximum bone maintenance and soft tissue attachment for optimal esthetics, BioHorizons launched the Tapered Internal dental implant system in 2007.
  • Designed specifically for limited spaces in the esthetic zone, the Laser-Lok® 3.0 two-piece implant was introduced in 2010, providing restorative flexibility in narrow spaces.
  • Built upon the success of the Tapered Internal implant, the Tapered Internal Plus was designed with a beveled-collar for increased bone and soft tissue attachment and the benefits of platform switching.
Laser-Lok
research
BioHorizons values high quality standards and take great pride in developing innovative products based on in-depth scientific research. This commitment is exemplified by the introduction of Laser-Lok microchannels in 2007. The proprietary Laser-Lok surface technology is now exclusively offered on BioHorizons dental implants and abutments.

prosthetics
Over the years, BioHorizons has developed a number of prosthetic solutions for immediate, delayed, cement-retained, screw-retained, single and multi-unit restorations. BioHorizons has consistently developed unique features to improve restorative outcomes. The Spiralock® abutment thread design virtually eliminates screw loosening. The popular BioHorizons 3inOne abutment was introduced to the market in 1997 and serves three useful functions: implant mount, transfer coping and final abutment. Recently, the Laser-Lok surface technology was added to abutments to create a biologic seal that protects and maintains crestal bone in the esthetic zone.
biologics
In 2000, BioHorizons added AlloDerm® Regenerative Tissue Matrix (RTM) and Grafton® Demineralized Bone Matrix (DBM) to the product portfolio. AlloDerm® RTM is the most widely accepted and researched acellular dermal matrix for dental soft tissue applications. Grafton DBM is a proven bone graft material with clinical success in multiple forms. In 2004, MinerOss®, a mixture of allograft mineralized cortical and cancellous chips, was added to address a wide range of dental bone grafting applications.
BioHorizons history
ISO Certification
BioHorizons was issued ISO Certification in 1988. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world's largest standards developing organization and is administered by accreditation and certification bodies.

expansion and growth
International distribution started in 1998 when BioHorizons dental products first became available in Europe. Today, BioHorizons distributes dental products in 90 markets throughout Asia, North America, South America, Africa, Australia, and Europe.

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BioHorizons founded

BioHorizons founded

1st patent issued

1st patent issued

External Implant

External dental implant

External dental implant

international distribution begins

global distribution

biologics distribution begins

biologics distribution begins

AlloDerm® Regenerative Tissue Matrix (RTM)

AlloDerm Tissu Matrix (RTM)

AlloDerm Regenerative Tissue Matrix (RTM)

Grafton® DBM

Grafton

Grafton DBM

internal dental implants

Internal dental implant

Internal dental implant

MinerOss® Cortical & Cancellous

MinerOss Cortical & Cancellous

MinerOss Cortical & Cancellous

BioLok acquisition

BioLok acquisition

Laser-Lok® technology

Laser-Lok technology

Laser-Lok technology

Tapered Internal implants
featuring Laser-Lok

Tapered Internal dental implants featuring Laser-Lok

Tapered Internal dental implants featuring Laser-Lok

Mem-Lok® RCM

Mem-Lok RCM

Mem-Lok RCM

corporate headquarters relocation

corporate headquarters relocation

ILS acquisition
- introduction of digital dentistry

ILS acquisition

two-piece small diameter implants

two-piece small diameter implants

two-piece small diameter implants

Laser-Lok abutments

Laser-Lok abutments

Laser-Lok abutments

Tapered Plus & Tapered 3.0 implants

Tapered Plus & Tapered 3.0 dental implants

Tapered Plus dental implants & Tapered 3.0 dental implants

Multi-unit abutments

Multi-unit abutments

Multi-unit abutments

MinerOss® Cancellous

MinerOss Cancellous

MinerOss Cancellous

INFUSE Bone Graft® Bone Graft

INFUSE Bone Graft

Computer Guided Surgery

Computer Guided Surgery

Computer Guided Surgery

MinerOss® Cortical

MinerOss Cortical

MinerOss Cortical

MinerOss® X family of xenografts

MinerOss X family of xenografts

MinerOss X family of xenografts

BioPlug & BioStrip

BioPlug & BioStrip

BioPlug & BioStrip

Mem-Lok® Pliable & Pericardium

Mem-Lok Pliable & Pericardium

Mem-Lok Pliable & Mem-Lok Pericardium

18mm Tapered implants

18mm Tapered implants

18mm Tapered implants

Snap Copings

Snap Copings

Snap Copings

Tapered Short implants

Tapered Short implants

Tapered Short implants

OD Secure abutments

OD Secure abutments

OD Secure abutments

Cytoplast membranes & sutures

Cytoplast membranes & sutures

Cytoplast d-PTFE membranes & Cytoplast PTFE sutures