Thursday, November 15th 2018 10:38PM EST

History of Bicon SHORT® Implants

THE BICON DESIGN is driven by simplicity. A cornerstone of its simplicity is SHORT® Implants. When the Bicon system was first introduced in 1985, its 8.0mm length implants were considered quite short—most other implants were at least 12-14mm and sometimes 18-20mm long! Since then, the natural progression of Bicon’s design philosophy has resulted in 5.0mm and 6.0mm SHORT® Implants, all with proven clinical success.

2018

Since 1985

33-year anniversary of 8.0mm length SHORT® Implants.

21-year anniversary of 6.0mm length SHORT® Implants.

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2017

4.5 x 5.0mm SHORT® Implant

4.5 x 5.0mm SHORT® Implant receives FDA clearance.

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2013

3.0 x 6.0mm SHORT® Implant

3.0 x 6.0mm SHORT® Implant receives FDA clearance.

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2010

3.0 x 8.0mm SHORT® Implant

3.0 x 8.0mm SHORT® Implant receives FDA clearance.

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2009

New SHORT® Implants

4.0 x 5.0mm SHORT® Implant receives FDA clearance.

4.0 x 6.0mm SHORT® Implant receives FDA clearance.

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2008

New SHORT® Implants

5.0 x 5.0mm SHORT® Implant is introduced and receives FDA clearance.

6.0 x 5.0mm SHORT® Implant is introduced and receives FDA clearance.

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2005

New SHORT® Implants

4.5 x 6.0mm SHORT® Implant is introduced and receives FDA clearance.

6.0 x 6.0mm SHORT® Implant is introduced and receives FDA clearance.

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2004

5.0 x 6.0mm SHORT® Implant

5.0 x 6.0mm SHORT® Implant is introduced and receives FDA clearance.

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2000

4.5 x 8.0mm SHORT® Implant

4.5 x 8.0mm SHORT® implant is introduced and receives FDA clearance.

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1997

6.0 x 5.7mm Implant

6.0 x 8.0mm SHORT® implant receives FDA clearance.

Clinical studies begin for Bicon’s 5.7mm SHORT® Implant.

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1985

Bicon Implant Design

Bicon’s implant system is introduced, including highly successful 8.0mm length implants which were considered very short at the time.

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1968

Thomas Driskell, Inventor of the Bicon System

Tom Driskell begins his implant design research which enables the routine use of short implant lengths.

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