Founded December 2015
Stage Technology development
Investor The Trendlines Group
CEO Pinchas Kfir, DMD
Zeev Implants is developing a unique dental implant based on a modular design to achieve a custom length. The implant has multiple sections (rings) that connect or separate to achieve a customized length.
When peri-implant disease develops, dentists can simply remove the bacteria-infected upper ring(s) of the implant and replace them with new sterile ring(s). Zeev’s novel solution prevents the need to extract the entire infected implant. This technology gives dentists greater confidence and presents dental implant treatment as an option for patients, such as diabetics and heavy smokers, who may otherwise be rejected due to health risks.
Because the implant design is modular, dentists will benefit from reduced costs by holding less inventory.
Israel patent issued January 2015; National phase
With millions of implants placed every year, the market seeks a viable solution to combat total extraction of the implant.
More than 25 years practicing dental surgery, implantology, and prosthodontics; MA, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; attorney dealing with malpractice in dentistry
14 years of experience in R&D and manufacturing in the medical device industry; previously, executive positions in leading Israeli dental implant companies; BSc, electrical/electronics engineering and physics, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Over 15 years of medical device industry experience in senior development and strategic and business development positions. DMD, Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; MBA, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel
Peri-implant disease is an inflammatory condition that affects the soft and hard gum tissue around dental implants. It results when bacteria build up on the base of the implant (below the gum line) and cause resorption of the bone that supports the implant, which may lead to implant loss. An irreversible condition, peri-implant disease occurs in 30% to 50% of cases.
Current treatment options (nonsurgical and surgical) to stop the progression of bone loss and kill off the bacteria are only partially effective. Often the dentist must completely remove the implant and replace it with a new one.
The global dental implants and prosthetics market was $6.4 billion in 2013, and is estimated to reach $10 billion by 2020 (MarketsandMarkets). Drivers include aging baby boomers and an increased focus on quality dental care.