BIOMET 3i Raises More than $20k for Operation Smile From Recent Philanthropic Events

Palm Beach Gardens, FL – (May 19th, 2014) – BIOMET 3i is pleased to share that it has raised more than $20,000for Operation Smile from its recent philanthropic events, including the Smile Seminar, which took place the weekendThe company has recently organized events such as a Bowl-A-Thon, the Smile Seminar and a Golf Tournament toraise money for Operation Smile. The Smile Seminar, which featured a lecture from Dr. Stephen Chu, was held atthe Institute for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry* and the Golf Event, was held the next day at the PGANational Resort.

Operation Smile provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around“We are very pleased with the response we’ve received from dental professionals regarding these philanthropicevents,” said BIOMET 3i President, Bart Doedens. “There are children around the world who desperately needdental help and organizations like Operation Smile are truly changing lives.”

About Operation Smile (

Operation Smile, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is an international children’s medical charity with apresence in more than 60 countries, whose network of more than 5,400 medical volunteers from over 80 countriesis dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children. Since its founding in 1982, Operation Smile hasprovided more than 220,000 free surgical procedures for children and young adults born with cleft lip, cleft palateand other facial deformities.

About BIOMET 3i

BIOMET 3i LLC is a leading manufacturer of dental implants, abutments and related products. Since its inception in1987, BIOMET 3i has been on the forefront in developing, manufacturing and distributing oral reconstructiveproducts, including dental implant components and bone and tissue regenerative materials. The company alsoprovides educational programs and seminars for dental professionals around the world. BIOMET 3i is based inPalm Beach Gardens, Florida, with operations throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

For more information about BIOMET 3i, please visit or contact the company at (800) 342-5454;outside the U.S. dial (561) 776-6700.

*The Institute for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry is the Training and Education Department for BIOMET 3i.


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Winners pictured left to right. Dr. Otto Slater,Dr. James Gillespie,Dr. James Curtiss

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