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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.