December 24, 2013
by Oral Health
Gerald A. Niznick DMD, MSD, president and founder of Implant Direct, announced his retirement effective November 30, 2013. Dr. Niznick is succeeded by Tom Stratton as President of Implant Direct.
Dr. Niznick has a 32-year successful history in the dental implant industry. He started his first implant venture as Core-Vent Corporation in 1982 which after a change in go-to-market strategy became Paragon Implant Company. Paragon was later sold to what is now Zimmer Dental. He started Implant Direct in 2004 and created a new implant “Value Segment” which generated a substantial and permanent positive change in the industry. In late 2010, Sybron International (now part of the KaVo Kerr group) acquired a majority stake in Implant Direct. Under Dr. Niznick’s leadership, Implant Direct has nearly doubled its sales in the last three years and launched many new products that have significantly increased the predictability and affordability of dental implant procedures. Implant Direct in 2013 is the fastest growing major implant company in the industry. Dr. Niznick will remain a significant part of Implant Direct as a shareholder, board member and as a consultant for product development and marketing.
“On behalf of the Board and the management team at Implant Direct, I want to congratulate Dr. Niznick on the wonderful, exciting company he has built and the dedicated, skilled team he has assembled. Implant Direct has become an incredibly successful part of the KaVo Kerr Group of Danaher under Dr. Niznick’s leadership and we believe the company is well-positioned to continue that success as Tom Stratton takes the helm” said Henk van Duijnhoven, Chairman of the Board of Managers – Implant Direct and Senior Vice President – KaVo Kerr Group.
About Implant Direct
Implant Direct, one of the fastest growing major dental implant companies, offers a broad range of surgical, prosthetic and regenerative solutions. Founded by implantology pioneer Dr. Gerald Niznick and a member of the KaVo Kerr Group, Implant Direct continues a rich tradition of innovation. The company provides high-quality products with simplified procedures at value-added prices in over 40 countries worldwide.
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