Tuesday, October 17th 2017 3:52AM EDT

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, 5.7mm, and 6.0mm SHORT® Implants, all with proven clinical success.

 

 

 

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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1985: Bicon Implant Design


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


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1997: 6.0 x 5.7mm Implant


Clinical studies begin for the shortest implant available on the market today: Bicon’s 5.7mm SHORT® Implant.

5.0 x 8.0mm implant is introduced and receives FDA clearance.


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2000: 4.5 x 8.0mm Implant


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


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2002: 6.0 x 5.7mm SHORT® Implant


6.0 x 5.7mm 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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2006: 4.5 x 6.0mm SHORT® Implant


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


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2008: New SHORT® Implants


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

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


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2011: Since 1985


27-year anniversary of 8.0mm lengths.

15-year anniversary of 5.7mm lengths.


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