Ditron Dental USA
Ditron Group, a precision machining world leader and the parent company for Ditron Dental and Ditron Dental USA was established in Israel in 1968. We believe a multi-disciplinary approach is the best catalyst for innovation and have teamed engineers, micro-machining specialists and top-notch clinicians to drive our research, development and production of high-end dental implant-based solutions.
Ditron Dental is founded on the basis of more than 50 years of experience in the design, production and delivery of ultra-precise mission critical products for the aerospace, aeronautical, automotive and Medical Device industries. Outstanding precision and exceptional quality are an essential part of our corporate DNA.
Precision Built In
For more than 50 years Ditron Group has designed and produced high precision machined components for the aerospace, aeronautics, automotive and Medical Device industries. The company owns and operates out of a 60,000 SF state of the art facility in Ashkelon, a coastal city in the Southern District of Israel. They have been one of the leading companies in the design, production and JIT “Just in Time” delivery of ultra-precise mission critical products.
Our products have been installed in some of the most extreme and challenging environments in which failure is unacceptable, including Tesla, Daimler, Jaguar, Ferrari F-1, Robert Bosch Corp, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. With state-of-the-art technology and in-depth process control, we attain production in single micron level accuracies. We strive for the highest quality in all our accomplishments.
Quality & Safety
Dental implant product safety and reliability are at the forefront of all our activities. Our quality management system controls the in-house dental implant production process with aerospace accuracy integrated with biomechanical excellence and stringent medical production procedures.
From raw material to clean room packaging, all production stages are made in our own state-of-the-art facility.
Each and every step is closely monitored and constantly validated to ensure product safety and reliability. This advanced quality assurance system aims to assure that our performance of Zero-PPM “Zero Defects per Million Parts” proven capability will be sustained.
Inspection & Certification
All dental implants, prosthetic components and instruments undergo a compre- hensive internal testing and inspection process, that fully complies and further- more exceeds all applicable regulations and standards.
Prior to cleanroom packaging, the dental implants, prosthetic components and instruments are mechanically washed and disinfected in accordance with the highest standards. The dental implants are then delivered to the cleanroom for packaging.
These facilities are ISO 14644-1 “Class 7” compliant, for particle counts of less than 1 per million/m³. Ditron Dental is certified under EN ISO 9001:2008, SN EN ISO 13485:2012 MDD 93/42/EEC Annex II and is authorized to use the CE mark on all Ditron Dental products. All products are 510 (k) cleared by the FDA.
Ditron Dental USA provides a lifetime warranty for all its dental implants and prosthetic components when used in accordance with the supplied Instructions for Use (IFU) and the company’s protocols.
Dr. Dunson received a degree in biology from Morehouse College in 1987. He received his DDS degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1991. Following completion of the General Dentistry Residency Program at Columbia University’s Harlem Hospital in New York, he went on to receive his Oral Implantology Graduate Certificate from the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1997.
Dr. Dunson is a Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology. He received his IV and Oral Conscious Sedation Certificate from Miami Valley Medical College in Dayton, Ohio.
He founded the Global Dental Implant Institute through which he administers the local Atlanta Academy for Restorative Dentistry. Additionally, Dr. Dunson was the Director of the AAID Washington D.C. Maxi Course® program, where he taught a hands-on dental implant surgical series.
Dr. Dunson maintains a private dental practice with emphasis on general, restorative and cosmetic dentist in Atlanta and Stone Mountain, Georgia. He lectures nationally and internationally on restorative implant dentistry and frequently publishes articles in the dental journals.
Dr. Jeffrey Ganeles
Dr. Ganeles is a graduate of Cornell University and received his DMD from Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry in 1983. He completed a General Practice Residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania then received his Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Pennsylvania College of Dental Medicine in 1987.
He maintains a periodontal practice with the South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry in Boca Raton, Florida. He currently serves as Associate Professor at the Nova Southeastern University School of Dentistry, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and holds an appointment at the Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, a Fellow and Member of the Board of Directors of the Academy of Osseointegration and a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology. Previously, he was a consultant and surgeon for the reality television show Extreme Makeover for ABC and the Brand New You on UK Channel 5. Both television shows featured immediate dental implant loading and restoration.
He has authored more than 50 articles and chapters in textbooks and participated in a number of clinical research projects on various aspects of implant dentistry, technological innovations in implant dentistry and tissue regeneration. He lectures frequently at local, national and international specialist dental meetings.
He is a clinical consultant to Neocis, Inc., the first company to receive FDA approval for robotic dental implant surgery and is believed to have performed the first dental implant robotic surgery.
Dr. Jansen graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1986. He received his certificate in Advanced Education in Prosthodontics from the same school in 1988. In 1989 he accepted a full-time teaching position at USC in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and was named the Director of Implant Dentistry. In 1992, Dr. Jansen moved to Florida to practice and work with a dental implant manufacturer.
Dr. Jansen has an extensive past involving research and design in implant dentistry with a number of patents for implant restorative components being used by major manufactures.
In 1996, Dr. Jansen moved to Monterey California and began his Prosthodontic dental practice. After 31 years of practicing dentistry, Dr. Jansen continues to lecture on subjects emphasizing Restorative-Surgical Relationships, Esthetic, CAD/CAM, and Implant Dentistry to groups of dental specialists, dental associations and study clubs throughout the US as well as Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and South America.
Dr. Ole Jensen
Dr. Jensen received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah in 1972 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at the Northwestern University School of Dentistry in 1976. In 1977, he completed an Anesthesiology Residency at the Medical School at Northwestern University. He completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency in 1980 at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Jensen is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon known worldwide in the field of dental implants and reconstructive surgery. He has over 100 peer reviewed publications and has written more than 50 book chapters. He is editor of 7 books, the latest published in 2019, the 3rd Edition of The Sinus Bone Graft. One of Dr. Jensen’s articles is among the 25 most cited articles of all time in the dental implant literature.
Dr. Jensen is the 2016 recipient of the Branemark Award for lifetime achievement in the field of Implant dentistry, the highest honor bestowed by the Academy of Osseointegration’s Foundation and The Titanium Society. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Jensen is a frequent guest lecturer at U.S. and international seminars and symposiums.
In 2020, Dr. Jensen and his wife Marty endowed a Chair for Craniofacial Tissue Engineering at the University of Utah School of Dentistry. The mission of the Craniofacial Tissue Engineering Institute will be to research and bioengineer a human autologous tooth for transplantation. The institute will award the inaugural Jensen Tissue Engineering Award in the Fall of 202O.
Dr Jensen’s interest in new and innovative biotechnology has led to commercial interests in several companies. He is Vice Chairman of Nobio, Ltd. of Kadima, Israel and is Chairman of Ditron Dental USA, LLC in Ladera Ranch, California.
He enjoys golf, tennis and hiking. He is married to Marty Jensen and they have 3 children and 14 grandchildren.
John C. Kois, D.M.D., M.S.D.
Dr. Kois received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine and Certificate in Periodontal Prosthodontics with an MSD degree from the University of Washington, School of Dentistry. He maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics in Tacoma and Seattle and is an Affiliate Professor in the Graduate Restorative Program at the University of Washington.
Dr. Kois continues to lecture nationally and internationally, is a reviewer for many journals and is the Co-Editor in Chief for The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry. Dr. Kois is the recipient of the 2002 Saul Schluger Memorial Award for Clinical Excellence in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from both the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Additionally, he is the recipient of the 2014 Dr. Thaddeus V. Weclew Award, which is presented annually to a dedicated educator who embodies the spirit of comprehensive dental care.
He is the past President of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry in addition to membership in numerous other professional organizations. He continues to work with restorative dentists at the Kois Center, a didactic and clinical teaching program.
Dr. Maragliano-Muniz is a board-certified prosthodontist and earned her certificate from the UCLA School of Dentistry after obtaining her DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She is a former dental hygienist having earned her BSDH degree from Northeastern University and the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists. She earned an AAS degree in Dental Hygiene and an AS degree in Math and Science from SUNY Orange in New York.
Dr. Maragliano-Muniz is well known in the dental industry and spends the majority of her time treating patients at her Salem Dental Arts dental practice. She is the Editor in Chief for Dentistry IQ.com and the Editorial Director for the Endeavor Business Media Group’s Dental Academy of Continuing Education. She maintains a teaching position at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and is the Chief Development Officer for Cellerant Consulting Group, a premiere consulting company that accelerates the growth and impact of new and established dental companies and technologies.
Some of Dr. Maragliano-Muniz awards and recognitions include Boston Magazine’s Top Dentists: 2017, 2018, 2019, Dental Product Report’s Top 25 Women in Dentistry: 2017 and American Dental Association: Adult Preventive Care Practice of the Year.
Dr. Maragliano-Muniz is a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, the American College of Prosthodontists, the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, the American Academy of Dental Sciences, and the Spear Study Club.
Dr. Robert J. Miller
Dr. Miller received his B.A. from New York University and M.A. from Hofstra University, both in biology. He graduated with honors from New York University College of Dentistry in 1981 where he received the International College of Dentists Award for clinical excellence and then completed his residency at Flushing Medical Center in New York City.
Dr. Miller is a Fellow American College of Dentists, Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, Honored Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Diplomate International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Fellow Academy of Osseointegration, and is the acting Chairman of the Department of Oral Implantology at the Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic in Palm Beach, Florida. He is Director of The Center for Advanced Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry in Delray Beach, Florida, and Co-Director of the Pacific Institute for Advanced Dental Education.
Dr. Miller has a full-time practice dedicated to Implant Dentistry and revision surgery and has an active international lecture schedule as well as being engaged in biomaterial, laser, and dental implant research.
Dr. Stephen Parel
Dr. Parel received his dental degree from The Medical College of Virginia in 1969 and spent a year as a general practice resident with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Richmond, followed by a two-year residency in Prosthodontics at the Wadsworth Veterans Administration Hospital in Los Angeles. He completed his Maxillofacial Prosthetics training in Houston at the MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in 1973.
Dr. Parel is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and the American and International College of Dentists. He maintains membership in the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Dental Association, the Academy of Prosthodontics and the American College of Prosthodontists.
His literature contributions include over 45 scientific articles as the principal author, and multiple textbook contributions. He was editor and co-author of Esthetics and Osseointegration, a landmark reference source for implant dentistry. He authored his second book, The SmiLine System in 1991 and Esthetic Implant Restorations in 1996. He was co-founder of Osseointegration Seminars, Inc. and is past president of The American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, The Academy of Osseointegration and The Osseointegration Foundation.
He has received the Andrew J. Ackerman Award for meritorious lifetime service in the field of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, the Distinguished Lecturer and Dan Gordon Awards from the American College of Prosthodontics and has served as an examiner and President of The American Board of Prosthodontists. He is the 2015 recipient of the Branemark Award for lifetime achievement in the field of Implant dentistry, the highest honor bestowed by the Academy of Osseointegration’s Foundation and The Titanium Society.
Dr. Parel served as a professor at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry and until 2013, he served as the founder and director of Prosthodontics at a private Implant Specialty Clinic in Dallas, Texas. He is presently in private practice and serves as a consultant to several companies in the dental implant industry.
Dr. Lou Shuman
Dr. Shuman is the founder and CEO of Cellerant Consulting Group, dentistry’s leading corporate incubator and accelerator currently serving 34 companies.
He is a venture-in-residence at the Harvard i-lab where this relationship resulted in launching, as co-founder, LightForce Orthodontics in May 2019. LightForce created the world’s first fully customized ceramic 3-D printed orthodontic bracket. This led to winning the Mass Challenge Incubator Award, one of thirteen winners from four thousand company entries.
He has monthly national columns that appear in Dental Economics: “Technology in Two Minutes”, in Dental Products Report: “Dentistry Tomorrow” and in Oral Health Canada: “The Future of Dentistry”.
He currently serves as an advisory board member for Dental Economics, Dentistry Today, Dental Products Report and Inside Dentistry and is the founder and managing editor of the Dental Sleep Practice Journal.
He serves on the Board of Directors for Apteryx, Inc., Sleep ArchiTx, MMG Fusion, LightForce Orthodontics and is the only dentist to be chosen as a Top 100 CE Leader and Leader in Dental Consulting by Dentistry Today.
He created the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards in 2009 for innovative products that set a standard of quality in their respective categories. It is the only award of its kind and has been acknowledged as the most prestigious and coveted award that a dental manufacturer can receive, by every major dental journal in North America before being presented at the American Dental Association’s Meeting.
Prior to founding Cellerant in February 2016, Dr. Shuman served as president of Pride Institute and as Vice President of clinical education and strategic relations at Align Technology. He created Align’s orthodontic and GP clinical programs and was the professional and clinical lead on highly successful commercial projects, including the creation of Align’s Vivera retainers. His contributions at Align Technology assisted in the company’s growth to over $500 million in annual revenue.
Dr. Tarnow is a native of Brooklyn, New York. He received a BA from Brooklyn College in 1968 and then attended New York University College of Dentistry where is was awarded his DDS degree in 1972. He completed an internship at Brookdale Hospital and subsequently began simultaneous training in both the Postdoctoral Program in Periodontics and the Postdoctoral Program in Prosthodontics at New York University where he was awarded dual certificates in 1976.
He is currently Clinical Professor of Periodontology and Director of Dental Implant Education at the Columbia University School of Dental Medicine. Prior to that, he was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry where he was honored with a wing named after him.
Dr. Tarnow is a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology and received the Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology, the Teacher of the Year Award from New York University College of Dentistry and in 2015 he received the Distinguished Lecturer Award from the American College of Prosthodontists.
Dr. Tarnow has published over 200 articles on perio-prosthodontics and dental implant dentistry and has co-authored four textbooks including The Single Tooth Implant with Dr. Stephen J. Chu. Dr. Tarnow has lectured extensively in the United States and internationally in over forty-five countries and maintains a private dental practice in New York City.
Dr. Ervin Weiss graduated from the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University, in Jerusalem with a DMD cum laude. After serving in the Israeli army for 5 years, he received his certificate of Specialist in Prosthodontics in 1992 and was appointed an Associate Professor in Restorative Dentistry at the Tel Aviv University School of Dental Medicine.
For three years, he was a visiting fellow at NIDCR, NIH, Bethesda, USA and also served as Chairman of the Israeli Society of Oral Rehabilitation and the Chairman of the Israeli division of the IADR.
In 2000, he moved to the Hebrew University-Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine as Head of the Department of Prosthodontics and was nominated Professor in Oral Rehabilitation. In 2014, and for 5 years, he served as the Head of School at the Tel Aviv University School of Dental Medicine.
Prof. Weiss has published over 180 articles and patents in the fields of microbiology, material sciences and dentistry. He is the founder, CTO and Chairman of Nobio, Ltd. in Kadima, Israel and maintains a private dental practice in Tel Aviv.