Inside Dental Technology
March 2011
Volume 2, Issue 3

As Good as Gold

Argen gains the worldwide exclusive manufacturing and distribution rights to the Captek technology.

The Argen Corporation recently acquired the worldwide exclusive manufacturing and distribution rights for all Captek products and technologies from Precious Chemicals, the creators and marketers of the Captek technology.

Argen specializes in the sale of precious alloys, non-precious alloys, digital precious and non-precious substructures, and refining services for the dental industry. Focusing on core competencies and complete customer satisfaction, Argen has become the largest supplier of precious and non-precious dental alloys in the US and the world. The company reaches more than 100 countries and boasts more than 300 dealers worldwide.

Argen continues to innovate and develop new materials and processes to assist clients in growing their businesses and providing superior restorations to the patient. Argen will leverage these global resources and its expertise to promote and support Captek technologies worldwide.

The entire Captek client services and technical team will be joining Argen to ensure the strong, continued support of the Captek technology today and long into the future. Nick Azzara, president of Captek, will become a vice president of Argen and the director of the Captek division. He will be reunited with Lou Azzara, MBA, the former chief executive officer of Captek, and current vice president of Global Business Development for Argen.

"We are very excited about this opportunity for Argen and Captek," said Anton Woolf, chief executive officer of Argen. "We believe that Argen’s vast global presence and unparalleled distribution network, combined with Captek’s strong brand recognition and customer-focused vision, will further strengthen Argen’s position in the marketplace and ensure growth of the Captek technology. We are proud to welcome Nick and his team into the Argen family."

Captek crowns and bridges are designed to mimic and surpass natural teeth in esthetic and function using a unique patented metal composite formula. The basis for Captek esthetics is duplicating the color of the inner structures of a natural tooth, the pulp, and dentin. The gold composite is a highly biocompatible material with no base metal and oxides, protecting the gingiva from harmful bacteria. These health benefits have made Captek a preferred restoration for many patients who have oral or systemic health risks.

The founders of Precious Chemicals Ltd. and co-inventors of Captek, Itzhak Shoher, DMD, MS, and Aharon Whiteman, CDT, will continue to work with Argen’s research and development team to further evolve the Captek technology.

"There is huge untapped potential in the Captek technology," Nick Azzara says. "All the pieces of the puzzle are now in place to realize the true potential of this technology to help laboratories, dentists, and patients.

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