The Dental Directory signs exclusive deal to supply Periochip in the UK

The Dental Directory, one of the largest providers of dental supplies in the UK, has announced an exclusive deal to become the sole retailer of PerioChip technology to dentists across the UK.

PerioChip is a biodegradable topical treatment developed to treat gum disease.  It reduces the pocket depth in patients with periodontitis or periodontal disease, which is caused by the build up of plaque and bacteria on the surface of the tooth.

If untreated, it can lead to the loss of gum tissue and cause separation between the gum and tooth resulting in a periodontal pocket.

The small, square treatment chip is designed to sit under the gum. It releases chlorhexidine gluconate slowly over a 7 day period to aid healing and eliminate 99.9 per cent of bacteria in the mouth. It is also biodegradable which means that when it is mixed with saliva it dissolves causing no irritation to the patient.

The chips’ small size allows it to be easily inserted with forceps after the routine scaling and root planing (SRP) around the tooth. The procedure typically takes less than one minute and can be carried out by trained personnel.

James Murray, commercial director at The Dental Directory says: “We are always looking for ways to improve the products we supply for dentists.

“Becoming the exclusive dental retailer for this product is a testament to the number and breadth of customers we have in the sector.”

Oliver Bowles, product manager at Dexcel Pharma the manufacturer of PerioChip says: “The Dental Directory is an industry leading supplier for dental supplies in the UK. We firmly believe that this long term partnership will add value to both companies and support the growth of PerioChip as the number one treatment for gum disease.”

The Dental Directory was founded more than 35 years ago and employs more than 250 people across four UK sites, including a state-of-the-art automated warehouse which houses more than 27,000 products lines that can be delivered across the country the next day.

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