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History of Bicon SHORT® Implants

since1985

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

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1968: Thomas Driskell, Inventor of the Bicon System

1970 Tom Driskell begins his implant design research which enables the routine use of short implant lengths.

1985: Bicon Implant Design

8mm implant Bicon’s implant system is introduced, including highly successful 8.0mm length implants which were considered short at the time. 

1997: 6.0 x 5.7mm Implant

si illustration 6 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. 

2000: 4.5 x 8.0mm Implant

4 5x8mm 4.5 x 8.0mm implant is introduced and receives FDA clearance.

2002: 6.0 x 5.7mm SHORT® Implant

 

si 6x5 7 6.0 x 5.7mm SHORT® Implant is introduced and receives FDA clearance 

2004: 5.0 x 6.0mm SHORT® Implant

 

si 5x6 5.0 x 6.0mm SHORT® Implant is introduced and receives FDA clearance.

2006: 4.5 x 6.0mm SHORT® Implant

si 4 5x6 4.5 x 6.0mm SHORT® Implant is introduced and receives FDA clearance. 

2008: New SHORT® Implants

2008 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.

2011: Since 1985

si icon 27-year anniversary of 8.0mm lengths.

15-year anniversary of 5.7mm lengths.