The founder of Implant Direct and developer of its Spectra-System of "Application Specific" implants, Dr. Gerald Niznick, has a 29-year history of innovations in the dental implant industry. Referred to in Barrons Magazine (02/14/05) as the "Godfather of American Implant Dentistry," Dr. Niznick's philosophy has always been to provide high quality, innovative dental implants at cost-effective prices. It started when Dr. Niznick introduced the Core-Vent implant system in 1982, launching the concept of simplified surgical procedures and versatile prosthetic application. In 1986, he developed the self-tapping *Screw-Vent Implant with its internal hex-thread connection, considered to be the cornerstone for modern dental implant designs.