About Sabra -
Sabra is driven to focus ourselves not just as a manufacturer and supply company, but as a source of availability and knowledge that is beneficial to the dental community. We engage practitioners to gain knowledge about old and new products, concepts and techniques in order to better serve their communities and the world in dental health. From the choice of items we make available to the experience and knowledge of our staff - We are simply not just another supplier !!
Sabra is a family owned business started literally in the garage of Frank Midulla, 42 years ago. Mr. Midulla coming from the medical diagnostics field, sold a medical diagnostics manufacturing laboratory and purchased what was then the NY territory of a dental franchise called Sabra Dental Products.
Gaining traction fast in the NY area, as Sabra introduced the first 1 minute APF gel to the dental market back in 1981. FLO-GEL was an instant success in the dental field, and Mr. Midulla soon grew out of the garage to accommodate the large volume of Flo-Gel.
Management of the main franchise couldn't keep up with the rapid growth of the individual Sabra franchisees and closed its doors in the early 80's. With his business burgeoning, Mr. Midulla began to grow around the country, and 42 years later we are one of the leading dental equipment manufacturers and supply companies in the industry.
Innovation was here from the start, and Mr. Midulla continued the trend and was responsible for many firsts in the industry:
Sabra was the first dental company to import Israeli diamonds burs into the US market with the Sabra Israeli diamond line that we still carry today. Sabra introduced Flo-Gel, the first 1 minute APF, which rapidly changed the way fluoride's were administered. With industry cooperation Sabra came up with many new concepts in dental including the first swivel quick connect fiber optic handpiece. The Sabra Black Diamond, and the Sabra Black Pearl were among the first of their type in the US dental Market. There are still many Black Diamond handpieces out in use today that are up to 42 years old and still running. Sabra Quality !
Sabra continued with ingenuity and produced the first mass produced 45 degree angle handpiece to the dental market. Then shortly thereafter produced the first rear exhaust 45 degree angle handpiece helping to prevent sub-cutaneous air emphysema and the issues that can arise for practitioners using an air driven handpiece to do surgical procedures. Over the years Sabra continued to grow as an inventive and unique company , supplying an optic system that was installed externally to the dental unit, so that practitioners could install the systems themselves, which made the technology easily attainable to any practitioner. Eventually, we introduced the first fiber optic 45 degree handpiece to the dental market.
Frank's son, Dean Midulla, joined the team in 1996, after spending his childhood learning the business from proximity and training in handpiece repair as a teenager. Dean brought the company into a more modern age and doubled the reach and scope of the business within a set five year plan. In 2005 Frank retired from the business but we continue to keep his drive and desire to keep the company a force in the dental industry and continue to innovate.
In 2004-2005 Sabra introduced the Sabra 105 high speed handpiece - Another industry first. A new unique design in dental handpieces. For over 40 years handpieces have been designed with a 90 degree head, with a bend in the shaft of the handpiece, and for over 40 years there have been areas in the mouth where the traditional design made it hard to easily access the entire oral cavity. With the cooperation of Dr. Kenneth Grubbs, a well known practitioner, lecturer for almost 45 years and Professor at University of Georgia, Sabra introduced the first handpiece to eliminate those access issues.
The Sabra 105 was the first handpiece to answer all 3 critical issues with intra oral access. Access, Vision and Torque. Only the Sabra 105 had all 3.
To this day we continue to innovate. In 2012, Sabra opened a new division - SabraDent Surgical. Technologies and Supply Division Within this new area of expertise, Sabra is bringing new ideas to Dental surgery and biologic regeneration.
We have joined forces with many companies whose corporate focus is on developing novel biologics and therapeutic agents to repair or replace damaged and or diseased tissue. Our product portfolio is now one of the largest Biologics, regenerative and wound care lines in the industry. Partnered with Companies like Collagen Matrix Inc, based in Oakland , NJ who provide collagen membranes, wound care products, lines of xenograft and synthetic grafting materials that have no peer in the industry, and many others, Sabra is now one of the leading suppliers in these areas nationwide.
We continue to develop new technologies and new relationships to bring you, the dental practitioner, the newest and best technology to enhance your practice, as well as advancing the ability to give your patients the best technology available today.
It's Sabra Simple.
We are doing our best to help preserve our beautiful planet and keep it a healthy safe place for all . We Recycle - All cardboard boxes we receive are either reused or brought to a local recycling facility to be remade into something new. Although, they were one of the best packaging materials - we've stopped using Styrofoam packaging peanuts, and have switched to other recyclable materials. We re-use boxes when received in condition good enough to make sure your products will arrive safely. If you prefer to receive a new box with every shipment, let us know, and we will send your products in a new box every time - but if you want to lend a helping hand in our efforts - when appropriate - we will use a recycled box.
Our staff guarantees your satisfaction. Whether it’s the purchase of handpieces, dental products/equipment, repair service, or information on handpiece maintenance, our customer service reps and technical staff are fully qualified to help you. If you have a question about a product that we don't sell or service – call us anyway and our representative will find an answer for you.
42 Years of Loyal Customers
To all of our loyal customers, thank you for letting us be your source of quality dental products. Your support and trust for the past 41 years is truly appreciated. For all of our perspective clients, we look forward to serving you with 42 years of experience, with an eye towards the future.