Millennium Research Group's (MRG) Marketrack service reveals that the top 5 dental implant manufacturers grew their collective market share over 2006 from 66.6% in Q1 to 78.7% in Q3. Interestingly, price increases among leading manufacturers have not deterred increased physician adoption of leading brands.

"Dentists are increasingly purchasing premium implants to insure against failure and other long-term problems," says Chris Shutsa, Analyst at MRG. "This trend goes hand-in-hand with a massive investment in education by leading players like Nobel Biocare and Zimmer, as dentists increasingly realize the benefits of spending on quality."

The top 5 competitors have included Nobel Biocare, Straumann, Zimmer Dental, 3i, Astra Tech and Lifecore Biomedical Inc. Other companies captured in market share data include BioHorizons Inc., Bicon Dental Implants, Camlog, Blue Sky Bio, Osteo-Implant Corporation, IMTEC, Intra-Lock, Thommen Medical, Basic Dental Implants, Dentsply Friadent Ceramed, Innova Sybron Dental Specialities, OCO Biomedical, Tatum Surgical, BioLok, Stabledent, ADI, PerioSeal, ACE Surgical Supply, Northern Implants, Renew Biocare, Dentatus, and MIS Implants.

About Dental Marketrack

Dental Marketrack™ gathers data from over 300 dentists including general dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists and prosthodontists throughout the US on a quarterly basis. Marketrack subscribers receive thousands of data points, including usage (units, average selling price, and revenue), procedure, competitor, and brand information.

About Millennium Research Group

Millennium Research Group (www.MRG.net), a Decision Resources, Inc. company (www.DecisionResources.com), is the global authority on medical technology market intelligence and a leading provider of strategic information to the health care sector. Focused solely on the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries, the company provides its clients with the benefits of its specialized industry expertise through published reports and customized consulting services.

   All company, brand, or product names contained in this document may be       trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.    Amy Krohn   Millennium Research Group   416-364-7776 x101   akrohn@mrg.net 

SOURCE: Millennium Research Group

CONTACT: Amy Krohn of Millennium Research Group, +1-416-364-7776 x101,
akrohn@mrg.net

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