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  1. Dr. Gerald A. Niznick is the founder of Implant Direct. He graduated from the University of Manitoba Dental School in 1966 and then earned a Masters degree in Prosthodontics at Indiana University in 1968. Dr. Niznick was the founder and President of Core-Vent Bio-Engineering and Paragon Dental Implant Company (1982 - 2001) which he sold to Zimmer© Dental. The Screw-Vent® internal hex implant that he invented in 1986 is still the backbone of Zimmer’s© Dental implant system. Dr. Niznick’s significant contributions to the dental implant field have been recognized by academic institutions and dental implant organizations.