Nobel Biocare Announces the Appointment of William J. Ryan as Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer

    YORBA LINDA, Calif., July 23 /CNW/ -- The addition of Bill Ryan, an
industry expert with over 20 years' experience, will support Nobel Biocare's
emphasis on quality, science and education, as well as its initiatives to
strengthen its customer orientation and create and implement sustainable
growth strategies.
    One important component of these initiatives is the creation of corporate
advisory boards, composed of leading clinicians, in each of the three major
regions of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), North America and
    Bill Ryan has held various executive positions, over many years, in the
field of restorative and esthetic dentistry, and developed strong
relationships in the industry. His knowledge, experience and networks will
help him facilitate Nobel Biocare's outreach to the clinical community.
    "Bill Ryan's philosophies and values are completely aligned with the
approach we are taking at Nobel Biocare to expand the market," stated Domenico
Scala, CEO of Nobel Biocare. "An important part of this approach is to ensure
that the collective voice of our key customers is heard as we move forward. I
believe that Bill can drive the progress of our partnership with the clinical
community on a global basis, and provide valuable feedback and guidance to the
    Mr. Ryan will operate from a base in the USA. His appointment is
effective immediately.
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    Nobel Biocare is a medical devices group and the world leader in
innovative esthetic dental solutions with its brands Branemark System(R),
NobelReplace(TM), NobelSpeedy(TM), NobelPerfect(R), NobelDirect(R), Replace
Select (dental implants), Procera(R) (individualized dental prosthetics),
NobelGuide(TM) (complete patient rehabilitation program) and NobelSmile(TM)
(patient education and awareness program). Nobel Biocare is a total solution
provider for restorative esthetic dentistry, offering a wide range of
innovative Crown & Bridge & Implant products, as well as training and
education, patient information and clinically documented treatment concepts.
Nobel Biocare has over 2,200 employees and recorded revenue of EUR 665.9
million in 2007. The Company is domiciled and headquartered in Zurich,
Switzerland. Production takes place at five production sites located in
Sweden, the US and Japan. Nobel Biocare has direct sales organizations in 35
countries. The shares of the parent company Nobel Biocare Holding AG are
listed on SWX Swiss Exchange and OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm, Sweden.


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For further information: Mark Macaulay, Marketing Communications
Manager, North America, of Nobel Biocare Holding AG, +1-714-282-4876, Web Site:

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