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About OraPharma

OraPharma is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes products that improve and maintain oral health. The company is dedicated to delivering scientifically and technologically advanced products to dental professionals and their practices. OraPharma's lead product, ARESTIN (minocycline hydrochloride), is a locally administered antibiotic for the treatment of periodontitis that utilizes an advanced controlled-release delivery system. In February 2003, OraPharma was acquired by Johnson & Johnson for $104 million. In January 2011, Water Street Healthcare Partners acquired OraPharma from Johnson & Johnson. In June 2012, Water Street exited its investment and sold OraPharma to Valeant Pharmaceuticals. The valuation of OraPharma was $312 million. Other terms of the deal were not released.

Headquarters Location

5 Walnut Grove Drive

Horsham, Pennsylvania, 19044,

United States


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Expert Collections containing OraPharma

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OraPharma is included in 1 Expert Collection, including Dental Health.


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OraPharma Patents

OraPharma has filed 7 patents.

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Related Topics




Oral hygiene, Conditions of the mucous membranes, Oral mucosal pathology, Periodontology, Salivary gland pathology


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Related Topics

Oral hygiene, Conditions of the mucous membranes, Oral mucosal pathology, Periodontology, Salivary gland pathology



Latest OraPharma News

What dental hygienists need from dentists in 2023

Oct 25, 2022

Jess Giebel, professional education manager at OraPharma and a dental hygienist, spoke with Becker's on Oct. 24 to discuss the best way dentists can support hygienists. Editor's note: Response has been lightly edited for length and clarity. Question: What do dental hygienists need in 2023 to be successful? Jess Giebel: There is a certain amount of support that an office and a team can show and also with the different dental companies that are out there. So with OraPharma we're really focusing on how we can support hygienists and how we can support the dental team. [Things like] being able to offer education and different websites that maybe they can direct their patients to, just making sure that there's available resources on that end. We actually have a back-to-basics website that is amazing that will help with patients' understanding of the disease state, as well as little tidbits and nuggets of information for the hygienist. We're always learning and growing, especially hygienists, with continuing education and things like that. Professionally and personally, being able to be available at conferences — which are a huge support because that's your peer-to-peer relationship. Maybe the team can go to different conferences and get teamwork together and support the hygienists that way, too.

OraPharma Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is OraPharma's headquarters?

    OraPharma's headquarters is located at 5 Walnut Grove Drive, Horsham.

  • What is OraPharma's latest funding round?

    OraPharma's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did OraPharma raise?

    OraPharma raised a total of $33.9M.

  • Who are the investors of OraPharma?

    Investors of OraPharma include Bausch Health, Water Street Healthcare Partners, Johnson & Johnson, Canaan Partners, Biotechnology Investments and 8 more.

  • Who are OraPharma's competitors?

    Competitors of OraPharma include La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company, Elcelyx Therapeutics, Kamada Pharmaceuticals, arGentis Pharmaceuticals, Athersys and 13 more.

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