By WILL ASTOR
Rochester Business Journal
Dentists Frank LaMar Jr. and his brother James are building what they hope will become a national dental-implant business.
The brothers-who also own and practice in the 14-dentist Elmwood Dental Group-Family P.C. in Brighton-started Hybridge LLC roughly a decade ago but began expanding its reach beyond their practice only three years ago.
The implant company's Rochester dental laboratory, opened in a 9,000-square-foot space on Humboldt Street in 2010, supplies 78 dentists in 22 cities with dental prosthetics known as hybrid bridge implants. After initially branching out in Upstate New York, the firm has trained Hybridge licensees in California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Texas and Wisconsin, as well as in Canada and Mexico.
The company will match the 180 percent growth it had from 2010 to 2011 for several years to come, Frank LaMar predicted. He also expects to add to the 25 people Hybridge now employs and to expand into 4,500 square feet of its facility that serves as storage area and an employee lounge.
Dental implants are false teeth that are permanently fastened to patients' jaws with self-tapping screws. They are distinguished from crowns, which are false teeth glued to stubs of patients' natural teeth. Hybrid bridge implants are dental implants that, rather than being installed one tooth at a time, are attached as a bridge replacing as many as a dozen teeth at once. Read more...
Source: Rochester Business Journal