Centrix was created in 1970
from an idea of Dr. William B. Dragan's to bring to the dental
profession an easier way to deliver composite resins and cements from
the mixing pad to the tooth. The new composite materials so impressed
him with their vast potential in his dental practice, that he knew a
simple, efficient, and effective way of delivering composite was a must
for the dentist. After much experimentation, and trial and error, Dr.
Dragan developed and patented the first practical syringe delivery
system for composites in 1970. This was the original Mark I syringe and
the CR® (Composite Resin) tube and plug. The initial desire for the
product was to interest large dental manufacturers of composite to take
his idea, develop and manufacture it for the dentist. His efforts to
interest any of these manufacturers was met with total indifference.
This very indifference inspired Dr. Dragan to create his own
development, manufacturing and marketing company. The goal of this
company would be to create products aimed at helping the dentist in his
everyday practice. This undertaking was begun with a simple product, the
Mark I™ all stainless steel system with disposable CR tubes and plugs.
Many people have asked about
the origin of the company name Centrix. Dentistry has always recognized
that the beginning of all jaw movement begins from a position of the jaw
known as the Centric relation. This being a new and start up venture,
Dr. Dragan took the word Centric, changed the last letter from "c" to
"x" and created Centrix.
Over the years Centrix
continued to grow by expanding its product line and continuing to
improve upon existing concepts. Many products have been introduced and
many have since been discarded. However, products such as the all
plastic Mark II™ syringe, standard tubes, Mark III™ Plastic syringe, and
the PCR tubes remain as proven dependable products.
Centrix continues to
grow, beginning from Dr. Dragan's basement in 1970 to a modern facility
in Shelton, Connecticut, becoming a leader in listening to the demands
of the Dental profession. Through all these years there have been many
changes, improvements and challenges that have helped Centrix to grow
while always keeping an eye on the quality of the product and simplicity
To listen to the
profession and hear what they are saying helps Centrix achieve its goal.
The goal of Centrix is to continue to develop better delivery systems
and related products while helping the dentist in his everyday practice.
Link : www.centrixdental.com