Nobel Biocare is lending further support to the P-I Brånemark Institute Bauru in Brazil.
The company is providing additional financial backing for the P-I Brånemark Institute Bauru in Brazil, the non-profit organisation that treats patients with missing teeth and maxillofacial defects.
This new five-year agreement is worth about EUR 2.5 million and will enable continued and rational clinical treatment, follow-up teaching and training.
Nobel Biocare has already supported several hundred treatments at the institute between 2005 and 2010.
The new agreement marks an extension of the existing agreement, which was originally signed in 2005.
Professor P-I Brånemark said: ‘Nobel Biocare’s generous support is an important contribution to our institute. This partnership makes it possible to bring together experts who, with the sponsorship and know-how of Nobel Biocare, can serve many underprivileged patients in desperate need of help to live a better life.’
Domenico Scala, CEO Nobel Biocare: ‘Nobel Biocare is committed to providing expertise and financial assistance also to those patients who are in need but cannot afford treatment. The partnership with the P-I Brånemark Institute Bauru in Brazil is a good example of how we join forces with clinicians throughout the world to provide patients with treatments that empower them to live healthier and more satisfying lives.’
Worldwide, several hundred million people are missing one or more teeth or are edentulous.
Missing teeth not only significantly diminishes quality of life but can also lead to an unbalanced diet with subsequent secondary health implications.
About the P-I Brånemark Institute Bauru
The P-I Brånemark Institute Bauru in Brazil is a non-profit organization established in 2005. It is maintained through national and international donations that represent the institute’s mainstay and enable 80% of its patients to be treated at no charge. The institute is focused on oral and maxillofacial surgery through application of the osseointegration concept. The treatments are aimed at rehabilitating patients with missing teeth or who have lost part of their face or some other proximate area due to malformations and mutilations due to accidents, cancer, or congenital causes. In 2010, the institute conducted approximately 1,800 clinical procedures.