BioHex Dental Implant


The McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI) has a wide range of industry scale manufacturing equipment, specialized instrumentation, and extensive experience in advanced materials and manufacturing. This is deployed to support Ontario companies as they work to solve problems, realize opportunities, and implement new technologies in their operations. The focus is on improving quality, productivity, and timeliness while reducing cost and facilitating the development of innovative products and services.


Dr. Kwan required an improved chewing machine that could accommodate different dental implant sample geometries. We reviewed the old chewing machine design to see where improvements could be made and worked with Dr. Kwan to develop a machine that works well for his next phase of dental implant research.


  • The MMRI built a new chewing machine that included an easy-to-use control system and improved sensors that provide consistent testing conditions and measurements throughout Dr. Kwan’s dental implant testing.


  • Validating dental implant procedures and methods ensures patients receive the best service and product possible. This research can save patients thousands of dollars in follow-up appointments and many hours of discomfort in a dentist’s chair.
  • Dr. Kwan is publishing a paper based on the last project the MMRI helped him with. His hope is that other dentists will change their way of practicing to follow his method, as it is proving to be better compared to the current industry standard.