Dr. Jack Hahn


About Dr. Jack Hahn

Dr. Jack Hahn earned his DDS from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, and completed postgraduate coursework at Boston University, New York University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Kentucky. A pioneer in the field of implant dentistry, Dr. Hahn has been placing and restoring implants over 50 years. Dr. Hahn developed the NobelReplace® dental implant system for Nobel Biocare (Yorba Linda, Calif.), and oversaw the design of the Hahn™ Tapered Implant. Recipient of the Aaron Gershkoff Lifetime Achievement Award in implant dentistry and the Venue and LEAD magazine Healthcare Leadership Award, Dr. Hahn was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry in June 2015. He lectures to dentists around the world and maintains a private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Jack Hahn’s Tapered Implant Journey

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"During my career, I’ve discovered what works and what doesn’t, and I’m happy to share the Hahn implant, which is the culmination of everything I’ve learned, with my fellow clinicians at a price that helps grow the dental practice. You can pay nearly three times as much for an implant I designed for Nobel, but you’re not going to get better results." – Dr. Jack Hahn

Insisting on Innovation

Why Another Implant System?

Only by constantly improving our tools and techniques can we hope to reach the growing number of patients who benefit from this superior form of oral rehabilitation.

- Dr. Hahn

Given the immense popularity and success rates of implants Dr. Hahn has developed in the past, some have asked him, “Why not leave well-enough alone?” But he is not one to rest on his laurels. With more clinicians learning to place implants and more patients embracing this form of treatment, Dr. Hahn wanted to create a system that makes the process simpler, safer, and more predictable — at a cost that the average patient can afford.

How to Bring the New Design to Life?

After meeting with Jim (Glidewell), it was clear that we shared the same goal of expanding the availability of high-quality treatment to more patients.

- Dr. Hahn

The search for a manufacturing partner led Dr. Hahn to some of the same engineering personnel and business leaders with whom he had successfully collaborated in the past, now employed by Prismatik Dentalcraft, the ISO-certified manufacturing division of Glidewell.


The Culmination of a Lifelong Pursuit

Dr. Jack Hahn has been placing and developing dental implants for more than 50 years. His innovations, including the original tapered implant, have played a key role in making implant therapy the predictable mode of treatment it is today. Furthering that legacy, the Hahn Tapered Implant System combines proven features with contemporary design, serving to make implant treatment simpler, safer, and more predictable than ever before.