New corporate design for W&H
W&H has a fresh new look: the renowned medical technology company has a new, even more modern corporate design to go with its new strategic orientation.
Internal sinus lift – patient-friendly with piezo surgery
Transalveolar sinus floor augmentations produce fewer postoperative complaints compared with the lateral access. This case report describes the advantages of the piezosurgical procedure and a newly introduced instrument set for preparing the implant bed and lifting of the Schneiderian membrane.
W&H presents new technologies for the world of dentistry
At the International Dental Show (IDS), technology leader W&H is fascinating the dental community with its forward-thinking connected ioDent® solutions, a new generation of innovative products and brand-new concepts for workflows to assist with treatments. And all of this is complemented by a sparkling new brand identity with which the high-tech developer from Salzburg is once again underlining its innovative power in the dental sector.
No Implantology without Periodontology – #NIWOP
Some things do belong together: just as Yin needs Yang, implantology needs periodontology. With “No Implantology without Periodontology”, NIWOP for short, W&H presents a systematic and evidence-based workflow for a sound and healthy tissue situation around the implant.
Your technological advantage in high-speed application
W&H has created a unique portfolio in the field of Built-in Solutions with its Primea Advanced Air technology. The easily integrated high-speed drive solution opens up new possibilities in dental preparation and ensures a technological advantage in dental units. Unit manufacturers benefit from a unique technology, which was awarded the National State Prize for Innovation in 2018.
Implantmed Plus: Smart ioDent® system saves time
W&H is constantly expanding its portfolio of networked products for dental practice. From summer of 2019, the ‘Implantmed Plus’ – a surgical device with the unique ‘ioDent®’ system – will be available to implantologists. This smart solution from W&H provides even more safety in dental practice, and enables resources to be used proactively and efficiently.
Over 1000 scientific studies related to Osstell
Osstell, the company that developed the original ISQ technology, today announces that by March 2019, there are now over 1000 scientific studies and publications evidencing Osstell’s unique ISQ technology using the original SmartPegs.
W&H Australasia expands its sales range
From March 2019, W&H Australasia Pty Limited, a subsidiary of the international W&H Group, starts the distribution of the W&H Oral Surgery and Implantology (OSI) product range in Australia. Customers benefit from innovative technologies "Made in Austria" as well as high-quality W&H support and Service.
W&H sets new standards in periodontology with NIWOP
At EuroPerio9, W&H unveiled the “No Implantology without Periodontology” (NIWOP) treatment workflow. With this workflow, W&H highlights the importance of a healthy periodontal condition prior to implantation. In this interview, Bernhard Eder, W&H Product Manager of Prophylaxis and Periodontology, discusses why W&H is setting standards in periodontology and which advantages users may expect.
Piezo surgery – a broad spectrum of applications in oral surgery
In the age of minimally invasive treatment, dental surgeons and oral and maxillofacial surgeons are increasingly employing piezoelectric devices for the preparation of bone tissue. They allow particularly atraumatic preparation of hard tissue on the basis of ultrasonic surgery technology and the cavitation effect allows an almost blood-free operating field.
Preparation of implant beds - with tactfulness
The preparation of implant beds has to be efficient - and, at the same time, requires a great deal of tacfulness. The 9 new Implant/Crestal instruments for the Piezomed from W&H are specially indicated for fine maxilla bone and the internal sinus lift. Compared with standard rotary instruments, they offer improved tactile feedback, are less invasive and encourage osseointegration.
User Report Dr. Grant Dean - Primea Advanced Air
Nowadays, the challenges during preparations for prosthetics restauration are diverse. Combining precise top quality preparations and high safety with efficient operations is among the desired goals. Excellent Ergonomics, good light conditions in the oral cavity, as well as simple and intuitive handling are requirements for dental devices and instruments.
Optimal periodontal conditions for successful implantation
How can peri-implant infections be avoided and treated as needed? In addition to the newly presented classifications, this issue was a key topic at EuroPerio held in Amsterdam in June. In a symposium organized by the Austrian dental company W&H, Dr Karl-Ludwig Ackermann (Filderstadt, Germany) presented his clinical concept based on the NIWOP workflow (“No Implantology without Periodontology”).
Implants should only be inserted when periodontal conditions are stable
Biofilm is the most significant cause of inflammatory bone loss around teeth and implants. Diagnostics, biofilm management and, where necessary, treatment help in patients with this problem. The W&H No Implantology without Periodontology workflow should provide stable tissue prior to implantation through prevention, and implant success in the long term through aftercare – something that is advantageous to both the patient and the treatment team.
Innovation requires the correct mixture
What makes a strong project team is a variety of skills, perspectives and talents. This is Harald Sighart’s point of view, as Director of Research and Development at W&H. In an interview, he explains what makes his project teams so special.
Colleagues with passion
At W&H, we know for sure that anyone who is passionate about what they do will do it well. All applicants need to find the perfect task for them. In this interview, Markus Fegg and Christof Baier from Human Resources tell us what they look out for in particular during interviews and provide us with insight into changing career development.
W&H launches own Instagram account
Instagram is all about capturing and sharing authentic, relevant and cutting-edge content. Today, the video and photo platform has more than 800 million users worldwide, including many dentists and dental assistants, which accounts for the surprising levels of interest in images from the dental industry. At W&H, we have therefore decided that now is the time open up this communication channel with our professional dental customers, by launching our very own innovative and modern Instagram account as of March 2018.
Basic requirements for patient management
Patient management is still a source of difficulty for many practices. After all, this term is often associated exclusively with processes that are part of daily routine anyway: namely appointment scheduling and patient administration. But actually, there is more to it than that. It is worth taking a look at hospitals, where proper patient management forms the basis of standardized and smooth processes.
Tip: Here’s how you can turn your waiting room into a comfortable zone
It’s the central hub and linchpin of every practice visit, a link between reception and the treatment room: the waiting room. With good service, you ensure that the room invokes positive associations for your patient and allows them to arrive comfortably and relax.
Come on in, dear new patient
Feeling welcome, gaining confidence and making nothing but positive associations – all this should be a matter of course for new patients. Always bear in mind: perfect new patient management begins BEFORE the actual visit to the practice.
Tips for enhancing patient loyalty – “From a patient to a friend”
Prophylaxis is clearly a part of the dental practice with great potential in terms of service. It supports patients in prevention, helps in case of disease and generally contributes to improved health and well-being. Good service means good all-round patient care – from information to education, the actual treatment and beyond.
The practice team as a marketing factor
The most recent study of “Stiftung Gesundheit” (Public Health Foundation) was published at the beginning of this year titled “Ärzte im Zukunftsmarkt Gesundheit” [Doctors in the future health market]. One of the questions asked of the participating doctors was what they considered the most important practice marketing factors. At the top, ranking even above a website or external presentation, they mentioned the practice team. This result emphasizes the importance of the team in the areas of marketing, service and patient satisfaction. However, how can the practice team be supported to become a positive marketing factor?
W&H Dentalwerk wins National Innovation Award
National State Prize for Innovation – Austria's highest national accolade for outstanding performance. W&H was awarded the National State Prize for Innovation by Dr Margarete Schramböck of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs in the category of innovation on 22 March 2018 in the “Aula der Wissenschaften” in Vienna. With the new Primea Advanced Air dental turbine generation, consistent rotation speeds, peak performance approximately 50% higher, shadow-free illumination of the treatment site and less noise when the turbine is running – are now achievable for the first time. Both dentist and patient benefit from this.
New W&H image campaign
You could describe them as everyday heroes: the dentists and dental professionals who, through their dedication, professional skill or simply a friendly smile, manage to transform a dental appointment into a positive event. They do this simply because they care and want to make sure their patients feel comfortable. It is precisely this aspect that will be the focus of W&H’s new image campaign ‘From a patient to a fan’, which will shine a spotlight not on the company itself, but on dentists and their teams. We interviewed Anita Thallinger, W&H Marketing Director, about the background, objectives and challenges of this new advertising campaign.
W&H supports everyday heroes
W&H’s new image campaign “From a patient to a fan” will be turning a spotlight on dentists and dental professionals. These everyday heroes ensure their patients are in safe and reliable hands whatever the treatment situation.
W&H acquires Swedish specialist Osstell
W&H President and CEO Peter Malata announced the acquisition of the Swedish medical technology company Osstell AB on 1st March 2018. This purchase continues the international growth of the Austrian family-owned company W&H Dentalwerk Bürmoos GmbH.
Correct measurement of implant stability
The correct measurement of implant stability and osseointegration has always been a fundamental criterion for the success of the treatment. The explicit patient demand for streamlined treatment processes combined with an increasing number of patients with risk factors result in progressive and ambitious protocols in which conventional processes such as the torque or percussion test are being strained to their limits.
Advanced Periodontology Training with Dr. Jan Streblov and Tigon+
A specialized workshop on non-surgical periodontal therapy focused on cleaning was held at the 3DK dental clinic in Prague on 12th of October 2017. The team consisting of Dr. Jan Streblov and two dental hygienists provided valuable theoretical and practical training with curettes and ultrasonic scalers (Tigon+).
W&H supports the Mercy Ships organization
Mercy Ships provide transformational health care, relief aid, community development and sustainable change in countries along the coast of West Africa. W&H has donated products to actively support Mercy Ships' health program and to enable people in need to access considerate dental treatment.
Exclusive insights into W&H’s product and VR world
From 23rd to 28th October 2017, W&H partner Dental Cremer invited dentists from all across Brazil to the “Dental Cremer Experience” conference at the Riocentro Exhibition & Convention Center. Spanning an area of 20,000 m², the expert platform offered besides comprehensive information on current product innovations selected workshops providing insights into practical applications. A virtual reality experience allowed to visit the company’s headquarters in Bürmoos, Austria, and get an impression of state of the art corporate structure for themselves.
Endodontics meets piezo surgery in hands-on course
Technological advances which revolutionized the way surgical endodontic treatment is performed were demonstrated during the practical course on the 7th October 2017 organized by W&H Bulgaria in cooperation with the Faculty of Dental Medicine in Plovdiv at the Hotel Forum in Sofia (Bulgaria).
Minimally invasive techniques in endodontics
Demanding clinical endo cases and a comprehensive product presentation of the Tigon+ were the centre of attention of the clinical congress at Zagreb from 27th to 28th of October 2017. The event was organized by the Institute for Endodontic and Restorative Dentistry of Dental University Zagreb in cooperation with the Croatian Society for Minimal Intervention Dental Medicine (HDMID).
Marco Kern: best European in WorldSkills Competition (Abu Dhabi)
In an exciting test of strength between the world’s best skilled workers at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 15 to 18 October 2017, 21-year-old Marco Kern from W&H put in an impressive performance with his exceptional skills in the field of CNC turning. He demonstrated his technical talent with an excellent 7th place and the “Medallion for Excellence” performance certificate in “CNC turning” category and the gold medal for 1st place in the team competition. Marco Kern is proud to be part of the very successful Austrian national team.
Sharing experiences with Austrian economic delegates
Economic prospects and future growth potentials in Europe were the focus of a series of discussions with Austrian business delegates held at W&H headquarters on 11th October 2017. In their discussions, the team of 15 delegates led by Dr Christian Möller, Head of the Trade Policy and Foreign Trade section of WKS, tackled important topics such as trade restrictions and opportunities for export.
EAO Congress in Madrid
At the EAO congress in Madrid, W&H presented an innovation in the field of implantology with a new generation of Implantmed. The Annual Scientific Congress of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) provided up-to-date scientific knowledge and technological trends in implantology from 5th to 8th October 2017. The Feria de Madrid exhibition site (IFEMA) provided the venue for the 26th annual conference.
Professional insights for dental students and dentists
Give patients the best treatment and service is the main motive in modern dentistry. To familiarize dental students and dentists from Croatia with the functionalities of the Implantmed, a 2 day event with the motto “Implantology Specialization” was organized by Territory Manager Damjan Gorenc in collaboration with W&H partner Inoval d.o.o. at the Dental University Zagreb.
Delayed implantation and augmentation –
measurement of implant stability
A first mandibular molar in a young patient had to be extracted due to extensive damage by caries with endodontic complications. The implantation had to be combined with surrounding augmentation. If the bone volume is reduced, good primary stability is more difficult to assess, which means that measurement of the ISQ may be particularly important. Report by Dr. J. Neugebauer (Germany).
Successful premiere of W&H Surgical Sessions in Panama City
With a series of events from 21st until 24th of August 2017, W&H provided excellent practical knowledge for surgical and dental treatment to experts from Panama and the whole of Latin America. The aim of the lectures and workshops was to provide in-depth insights of the latest W&H technology to dental experts, surgeons and W&H partners.
Mexican dentists discover the world of W&H
In May and June 2017, two groups of postgraduate dentists from Mexico were offered the opportunity to travel to Salzburg in Austria and visit the headquarters of W&H Dentalwerk Bürmoos GmbH. Their stay was focused on the maintenance of personal relationships and comprehensive familiarization with W&H’s innovative product range.
Digitalization requires new roles and capacities
The ever-increasing digitalization is not only radically changing work processes and the structures in which we work together but is also re-aligning the requirements for professional qualifications. In the following interview experts from W&H Dentalwerk Bürmoos GmbH discuss the challenges and opportunities of the digital transformation and how these have already been accepted and exploited in the company.
Piezo scalers – safe for use on patients with cardiac pacemakers
W&H is the first manufacturer to confirm that W&H piezo scalers can be used on patients with cardiac pacemakers without any concerns. With an independent expert opinion on piezo scalers, W&H is now giving users the necessary security for prophylaxis treatment of patients with cardiac pacemakers without any concerns.
Creative idea for interactive teeth cleaning
For the students of Salzburg, the Digital Innovation Days held at the Salzburg Chamber of Commerce from 10-12 May 2017, were a chance to delve into the practical side of commerce. By developing an innovative product concept for daily teeth cleaning, the young team of students called “bRight” managed to impress the judges and scoop the first prize of € 1,000.
W&H awarded Salzburg Business Prize
The outstanding development work of medical technology company W&H Dentalwerk Bürmoos GmbH was the focus at the award of this year’s Salzburg Business Prize (Salzburger Wirtschaftspreis) on 27 April at WIFI Salzburg. W&H impressed the judges in the “Innovation” category with the world introduction of new and unique drive and lighting technology for dental turbines.
Official opening of joint branch office in Bangalore
Since September 1st 2016 the two family-run businesses W&H and Planmeca have joined forces on the Indian dental market. On the 20th of April 2017 the new office was officially opened by W&H President Peter Malata and Planmeca President Heikki Kyöstilä. With the new premises and a highly skilled team on-site the cooperation partners have taken recent steps in India to localise their support centre.
Ready for the future of dentistry
What should a dental company be doing today in order to prepare for the future? How will it want to position itself in the future, and what role will be played by cooperation with other companies? At the IDS, the leading event for the international dental market, the Deutsche Ärzteverlag spoke to Roland Gruber, Head of Marketing and Sales for Germany and Austria, and Dr Michael Reiter, Vice President Product Management, about new partnerships and digital innovations.
The new W&H video channel
Available 24/7 and always open for business – the W&H video channel is the ultimate source for rapid information tailored precisely to users’ needs. It’s now easier than ever to gain a comprehensive overview of the W&H range, access helpful tips or discover handy information on clinical topics.
Prosthodontic screwdriver at Internationaler Handwerksmesse - Skilled Trade Fair (IHM)
During the summit on the German economy in Munich, Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the Internationale Handwerksmesse 2017, the leading trade fair for skilled trades. W&H's trade partner RIEBL-Siebdruck used the W&H prosthodontic screwdriver to demonstrate the company’s high-quality work in the area of screen, digital and hybrid printing.
“The personal service is a sign of appreciation for our customers”
Interview with Peter Malata, Managing Director and owner of the W&H Group, talks about the positioning of the company, trends in the market and the responsibility of an entrepreneur today
Paediatric dentistry: Optimal view in the mouths of small patients
Working in small oral cavities is one of the particular challenges of paediatric dentistry. “When working on our small patients, we are subject to some quite tight spatial restrictions – for physiological reasons, of course. As such, we have to be able to handle the instruments we use quickly, safely and easily,” explained Dr Fräßle-Fuchs. The W&H TK-94 L microturbine allows the dentists to perform the treatments quickly and safely – thanks to the small turbine head.
W&H kicks off IDS trade fair week
On 20th March, Cologne’s Flora venue played host to W&H partners from around the globe and media representatives from the German-speaking world for the second time, as they all came together to learn first-hand about W&H’s current and future market activities, industry partnerships and technological innovations plus to strengthen long-standing business relationships. At a get-together for media representatives and an exclusive gala evening for partners, W&H showcased new products and proven classics from their extensive portfolio.
Single implantations for a zirconium oxide bridge with Implantmed
A 67-year-old patient presented with splinted crowns in the maxilla requiring replacement. Following the extraction of teeth 21 and 22, the plan is to insert implants as new bridge abutments. The sites will be prepared with the new W&H Implantmed implantology motor and the stability measured with the integrated W&H Osstell ISQ module.
Benefits of Implantmed during implant treatment
Oral surgeon Dr. Karl-Ludwig Ackermann has a practice in Filderstadt (Germany) and teaches implantology and aesthetic dentistry at two universities. He has placed several thousand implants over the last 38 years. Since autumn 2016, Dr Ackermann has been working with the new, enhanced implantology motor - Implantmed by W&H.
W&H Power turbine - a perfect interplay of functionalities
Read what Dr Chris McConnell looks for in turbine handpieces and why the W&H Power turbine is now one of the preferred instruments in his private dental clinic in Cornwall in the south-west of the UK. In addition to a 100% shadow-free view of the treatment site, thanks to innovative Ring LED+ technology, the W&H turbine is characterized by an optimal removal rate.
Endo-perio treatment of an abutment tooth
A complex attempt at preserving an endo-periodontically inflamed premolar as a bridge abutment at least for the immediate future. It involves the positioning of two neighbouring implants in combination with an internal sinus lift. This interdisciplinary operation is performed using a piezo surgical device and an implant motor.
Efficient and atraumatic root canal treatment
Long-term conservation of dentition is the primary objective of modern endodontics. Alongside efficient diagnostics and treatment methods, the use of the latest technical aids and instruments also makes an important contribution to successful patient care.
New Lisa gets Dental Industry Award
We were delighted that against tough competition, W&H (UK) were chosen as the Winners of the Product Launch of the Year Category with a very strong and eye catching Marketing Campaign utilising the Lisa bug. This included a clever teaser campaign and a broad spectrum of PR and advertising use.
Expanded endo tip range for efficient root canal treatment
In order to ensure that root canal treatments are performed as efficiently and atraumatically as possible, Dr Shahrad Nouraie Ashtiani, an oral surgeon and specialist in endodontics from Bremen, Germany, relies on the W&H Tigon+ piezo scaler in combination with the optimally coordinated ultrasonic tip range. In the following article, the expert outlines three clinical applications (primary treatment of a tooth, removal of a root post, removal of a broken-off root canal instrument) in which the targeted use of the W&H endo tip range is described in more detail.
Customizable program sequences with Implantmed
The logical and intuitively designed navigation system and the customizable program sequences allow the implantologist to concentrate on the essentials – namely the patient and the treatment.
W&H at the CIOSP in Brazil
The 35th edition of the CIOSP (Congresso Internacional de Odontologia de São Paulo) took place in São Paulo in February 2017. For the first time the class B sterilizer LINA was presented in Brazil and was very well received by the visitors. Another highlight was the W&H electric motor.
Experiences of the new Implantmed surgical device
The W&H Implantmed provides dentists, working in implantology and oral surgery, with a device whose specifications are precisely tailored to the requirements of everyday treatment practice. In the next section, experts from various regions describe how the new Implantmed is proving useful in practice. Their short statements may give us only a brief insight into their working methods, but speak volumes about the advantages of the new W&H device.
Extraction of impacted teeth
“You gotta act” - or why the preparation in extraction of impacted teeth is so important! Guided by the belief that dentists and their patients deserve the best, W&H Bulgaria organized in November 2016 a clinical theoretical-practical course on the topic “Extraction of impacted teeth”. Lecturer of the event was the leading specialist in the field of dental surgery and implantology Dr. Branimir Kirilov.
W&H and Osstell: a perfect match
As a surprise to the market, the Austrian family-run enterprise W&H at EAO in Paris announced its exclusive cooperation with the renowned Swedish company Osstell, together with its presentation of the new lmplantmed generation. EDI Journal met W&H CEO Peter Malata, Osstell CEO Jonas Ehinger and Professor Neil Meredith, who originally developed the resonance frequency analysis (RFA) method.
First science discovery corner opened in Innviertel district, Upper Austria
FMV and Schalchen City Hall, a town in the district of Innviertel, upper Austria, have equipped the Schalchen kindergarten with a scientific research lab. The Innviertel’s first ever so called "scientific discovery corner" was opened on 10 January 2017 with the support of FMV GmbH, a subsidiary of W&H, and Schalchen city hall. The aim of the popular scientific discovery corner for kindergartens is to stimulate the natural curiosity of the very young and to enable them to experience our living environment with all their senses.
Reliable implantation - with surgical unit Implantmed
Dr. Fred Bergmann - President of the German Society of Oral Implantology (DGOI) explains why implantation with the W&H Implantmed surgical unit is simpler and more reliable, that the Osstell module offers the only available option for measuring the osseointegration again at a later time and why the cordless control for multiple surgical units is a real hit.
Efficient and atraumatic periodontal therapy
The expanded tip range for periodontal use from W&H now offers users an optimized set of instruments for modern periodontal therapy. In addition to improved access from shallow to very deep periodontal pockets, the tip range offers support in the rapid and at the same time atraumatic cleaning of even angled roots.
W&H secures second Austrian national championship title in a row
W&H attracted attention once again at this year’s Austrian national vocational championships with another impressive performance. With confidence and outstanding professional finesse, Marco Kern and Florian Spitzwieser successfully mastered all of the tasks set by the board of judges in the “CNC lathe turning” category and between them managed to take home both 1st and 5th place. As the new national champion, Marco Kern has not only secured his place at the 2017 “World Skills” world vocational championships in Abu Dhabi, but is also following hot on the heels of Alexander Wagner, who won the national championships title for W&H last time around in 2014.
W&H and Planmeca approach the Indian market together
Since September 1st 2016 the two family-run businesses W&H Dentalwerk Bürmoos GmbH from Austria and the Finnish dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca Oy have joined forces on the dental market in India. With establishing a shared office centre in Bangalore, as well as a specialized customer service network, the two companies will create a strong base for sustainable growth in the highly potential Indian market.
Oral surgery made even simpler and more flexible
Specially designed for the demanding requirements encountered in surgical applications, the new Implantmed by W&H offers even more comprehensive support during treatment. In a recent interview, Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Unterkircher, Product Manager Oral Surgery & Implantology, spoke about W&H’s expertise in oral and maxillofacial surgery, the particular development focus and the new functions of the Implantmed.
The new Implantmed surgical device
The new Implantmed offers dental implant specialists a greater safety, simple operation, a high degree of precision and flexible application options. The new W&H surgical device supports practitioners both with its precise performance of oral surgery procedures and with its efficient time management.
Atraumatic removal of a root remnant in the retromolar region
Piezo surgery supports atraumatic procedure in osteotomy close to nerves. Ass. Prof. PD Dr. Georg D. Strbac (Department of Oral Surgery at the University Dental Clinic Vienna) illustrates the tissue-conserving and at the same time powerful work of the Piezomed system in the case of a 26-year old patient with root remnant in close proximity to the inferior alveolar nerve. Due to the precise micro-oscillating mode of operation, it is also possible to protect nerves during challenging osteotomies thus allowing them to regenerate.
Daniel Rulli from W&H Nordic receives Swedish Hygiene Prize
Due to outstanding efforts in raising the standards of hygiene in the Nordic countries and an extraordinary contribution in increasing the patients’ safety within dentistry, Daniel Rulli, Product & Service Manager from W&H Nordic, was awarded with the Swedish Hygiene Prize 2016. With his specialist lectures and his enthusiasm over the years he shared his knowledge of hygienic requirements with dental practices and dental clinics to meet the standards and norms in the dental business.
Reprocessing Areas - from design to reality
Case Report: The Dome MedDental Clinic Dubai: The optimal and open design as well as the perfect arrangement of the reprocessing equipment not only enables the practice team to work efficiently, but also demonstrates the patients that the issue of hygiene is taken very seriously. The professional design of the reprocessing area in co-operation with Christian Stempf also convinced the Dubai Health Authority.
Piezo technology opens new options in endodontics
Endodontics means conservation of teeth. The dentist who wants to offer patients the best possible treatment thinks very carefully before recommending implants. Nonetheless, endodontic treatment may still have its challenges, particularly in the case of revisions. Orthograde and retrograde ultrasonic instruments are very useful for resolving problems. Drives with a wide range of power output are available for this field.
Effective surgical saws
Professor Dr. Dr. Emanuel Bratu, maxillofacial surgeon, oral surgeon and prostheticist, is head of the implantology departments at two Romanian universities. In the interview Bratu explains why he considers that the W&H Piezomed piezosurgical device, and particularly two patented saws, have become essential for bone surgery.
Piezo surgery & implantology workshop in Macedonia
On the 9th and 10th of April W&H partner and distributor Oral Estetik Trejd Dooel and Area Manager Roland Wichmann organized the first theoretical and practical workshop on the topic of piezo surgery and implantology in Skopje (Macedonia). During the two day event lectures and hands-on trainings were in focus.
W&H workshop: piezo scaler and range of tips
As part of a workshop with Prof. Ralf Rößler (Scientific Director of the 'praxisDienste Institute' in Germany), four dental hygienists were given the chance to play an active part in the development of the piezo scaler tip range. Close collaboration between users and product developers results in the creation of innovative and efficient solutions for the dental industry.
Research laboratory for little discoverers
With over 70 exciting experiments, which have been compiled in a handy guide, the discovery corner offers even the youngest of children the opportunity to discover phenomena from our own living environment through play under expert guidance. Since the start of this year, family company W&H Dentalwerk Bürmoos GmbH has been the main sponsor.
25 Years of W&H UK
On the occasion of its 25th Anniversary in 2016 Sonia Tracey, Managing Director of W&H UK gives an insight into the history and successful growth of W&H UK.On 1st July 1991 W&H UK was born. Today it employs 29 members of staff, looking after UK and Ireland and works with distributor partners to continue toenhance and build the W&H brand and sales of W&H products.
W&H Innovation Day in Costa Rica
At the end of February, more than 45 guests accepted the invitation to attend the 28th W&H Innovation Day in San José in Costa Rica. As in the past few years, this year's event once again took place in a rather exclusive setting – this time it was the turn of the Holiday Inn hotel in Escazú to play host. Here, dentists had the chance to see the advantages of innovative ultrasound technology in oral surgery for themselves in the form of the W&H Piezomed surgical device, and find out more about powerful electric motors and devices used for the sterilization of dental instruments.
W&H supports Nepalese school
Thanks to the generosity of W&H and various other Austrian donors, it was possible to help with the reconstruction work of a school for around 150 children in Gorakhani (Nepal). Mainly during a earthquake in May 2015, countless facilities in the area were severely damaged, including the school building, which now could be rebuilt, with the nonbureaucratic assistance and financial contribution.
Optimal safety for patient and surgeon
Dr. Vargas, renowned oral surgeon and university professor (Costa Rica) not only recommends Piezomed from W&H to his students, but also makes his colleagues aware of the unique possibilities on offer with the surgical device. Continue reading why...
Sterilization in record time
The future of dental practices is in automation and digitalization. Computer-assisted processes facilitate day-to-day tasks, offering reliability and efficiency at the same time. Devices such as Lisa* and Assistina 3x3* help to create a balanced hygiene workflow which conserves resources. Seizing these opportunities allows dentists and practice teams to save valuable time, which they can then devote to their patients. (Authors: Jenny Hoffmann, Oemus Media AG)
* Product currently not available in North America
Great benefits with W&H Piezomed
The device not only provides optimum support for demanding surgical operations, but also a gentle intervention to the patient.
W&H website receives award
The W&H UK website recently received praise in the category 'Website of the year', being rated as 'highly recommended'. The W&H website was described as: “An exceptional all-encompassing website which is easy to browse, intuitive and offers a raft of useful information alongside the general product descriptions.”
Oral surgery specialists welcomed by W&H
bone & tissue days Salzburg: The focus at the first ever specialist congress hosted jointly by W&H Dentalwerk Bürmoos GmbH and botiss biomaterials GmbH on 4th and 5th December was on expert training. With a successful combination of state-of-the-art technologies and techniques, complemented by a range of guest speakers of the highest calibre, the bone & tissue days offered an insight into the latest treatment concepts in oral surgery.
Assistina 3x3* – a class of its own
Hygiene in practices is coming more and more into the public spotlight and occupying an ever larger part of day-to-day dentistry. The new product generation Assistina 3x3* saw the launch of the first device on the market to offer automatic internal and external cleaning as well as oil service of turbines and straight and contra-angle handpieces. Between one and three instruments can be cleaned and serviced per cycle.
Immediate prosthetic restoration with the Fast & Fixed method
Implantmed from W&H is a reliable and well-tested implant system for specialist dental laboratories, designed for fitting implants and providing immediate prosthetic restoration
Well prepared for the future
Interview on the occasion of the company’s 125th anniversary: W&H was founded in 1890 and was the first European manufacturer to set innovative accents with their mechanically driven straight and angled handpieces. Marianne Steinbeck (EDI Journal) spoke with entrepreneur and managing director Dipl.-Ing. Peter Malata, whose family name W&H has been inseparable from since 1958.
Piezomed – maximum precision for surgical applications
The latest example of the successful W&H development series in the field of oral surgery is the new Piezomed piezosurgical device. Based on state-of-the-art piezo technology, the device employs high-frequency microvibrations. Another technological highlight is the patented automatic instrument detection system and shadow free LED iliumination.
The new LISA sterilizer from W&H*
With the new Lisa sterilizer W&H offers to the most demanding dental practice a modern and high quality device with the highest sterilization efficiency: The W&H sterilizer features an accelerated type B sterilization cycle for an average load, an intuitive user interface and a unique system for Real Time Remote Monitoring via WiFi.
* Product currently not available in North America.
Dentists from Peru welcomed by W&H
Discovering W&H technologies and products first hand. From 16 to 18 September, dentists from Peru attended selected talks at the W&H company headquarters in Bürmoos, in order to acquaint themselves with the latest W&H technology.
W&H expands its electric fleet in Bürmoos
In order to cater for the high volume of short-haul journeys by employees travelling between factory 1 and factory 2, and promote a positive CO2 and cost balance, W&H has decided to add more electric cars to its fleet of vehicles.
Synea Vision turbine gets Clinical Innovations Award 2015
In June 2015 the Clinical Innovations Award was awarded in the UK to most innovative solutions in the dental sector. The Synea Vision turbine with 5x ring LED+ by W&H was commended by the judging panel, due to its innovative lighting design. The Award was presented to W&H by Healthcare Learning, an independent and non-product related health organization in the UK.
Innovation – the base for the worldwide success of W&H
W&H Dentalwerk Bürmoos GmbH will finish the 2014/15 financial year with a significant growth in sales. Along with the introduction to the market of the first dental turbine in the world with a sterilizable ring LED in autumn 2014, which enables preparation without shadows for the first time, W&H is also setting new standards in piezo surgery with the new Piezomed surgical unit. The above achievements along with other milestones confirm the leading position of W&H in dental technology and the company’s 125 years of innovation.
Fundamental principles in designing reprocessing areas
It is recognized all too often that very little consideration is given to sterilization or reprocessing areas in either existing or newly designed dental practices. And yet reprocessing instruments between patients is crucial to meet today's hygiene rules in dental offices.
Implant therapy with W&H Implantmed: simple, safe and reproducible
The Implantmed surgical unit by W&H is a reliable partner for oral surgery and implantology. It is easy to use, the buttons can be easily read, and operation is intuitive.
Winner of the W&H Survey
In order to respond to dentists needs and expectations even better in future, we have performed a customer satisfaction survey. As a thank you we have drawn winners among the many participants giving 15 attractive prizes. We warmly congratulate all the winners!
Piezo surgery – a universal principle for diverse indications
In the age of minimally invasive treatment, dental surgeons and oral and maxillofacial surgeons are increasingly using piezoelectric devices to prepare bone tissue. The technology is based on ultrasonic surgery and is ideal for atraumatic preparation of hard tissue.
W&H at the Penn Endo Global Symposium 2014
The Penn Endo Global Symposium 2014 in Vienna, Austria, will focus on the latest scientific concepts and expertise in conventional and surgical endodontics. From 4th to 6th December, experts from all over the world will be offering insights into the latest research findings and practical applications
W&H image campaign takes innovative routes
Nowadays, however, it’s not really possible to use the smiling patient cliché as a unique selling point. W&H, with its unusual campaign that takes the dentist’s waiting room as its theme, has opted for completely different means of communication. “We don’t want to show off the smile. What we really want to do is to conjure that smile on the viewer’s face."
High level of vertical integration guarantees quality in medical engineering
W&H has been an innovator in the production of precision dental instruments and devices for many years. The primary focus of a modern production philosophy is, on the one hand, a high degree of cost-efficiency and the implementation of high quality standards.
Small turbine – Many uses
Demographic change is becoming more and more noticeable, even in the cross-section of patients who visit the dentist. As a result, concepts for gerodontology are increasingly taking centre stage. This change will require more specialized treatments and poses new challenges for dentists and dental assistants. The use of suitable turbines and straight and contra-angle handpieces plays a key role here. Authors: Jenny Hoffmann, Christin Bunn / Oemus Media AG
What should you look for before purchasing?
What high-speed instruments are currently available on the market? What are the current trends in restoration and prosthetics and what future developments can be expected? The following sections provide information that will assist you in the fast and correct selection of the right dental handpieces for you.
Surgical Contra-Angles from W&H:
Extend your surgical viewing angle
Surgical drive instruments face anatomical limits when extracting wisdom teeth: the cheek obstructs straight handpieces in the case of small mouths. Or the distal molar makes burr access difficult for contra-angle handpieces. In either case, the new surgical contra-angle handpieces from W&H offer an intelligent solution – even for wide apical tooth sectioning.
Cleaning of transmission instruments: What do you expect?
The dental profession, treatments and related techniques have evolved over the years, as have hygiene procedures. Today, reprocessing instruments involves complex hygiene procedures and protocols which need to be regularly questioned, optimized and updated according to the latest developments of science and technology. Some products are complex to clean and to sterilize without adequate equipment and specific processes, with greater requirement on validation to prove the process is correct.
Dental instruments - more than just a tool
The comparison clearly shows that while instruments with a conventional coating are already displaying significant signs of wear after two years of practice use, instruments coated with silicon oxide show no signs of use at all. Thanks to the unique combination of high-grade base stainless steel and an ultra-thin sealing layer, the W&H instruments are characterized by maximum robustness and value retention. However, not only is the lifetime significantly increased: the aesthetic appearance of the instruments is also maintained for several years - clearly an asset for any modern dental practice.
45º degree surgical contra-angle handpieces - it's all about the angle
With the new first and only 45º degree true surgical contra-angle handpieces WS-91 and WS-91 L G from W&H limited access to impacted teeth is a thing of he past – even well towards the apex behind the molars. The 45º degree angle between shank and burr axis enables comfortable access either buccally or occlusually. The Austrian based innovation power house combined the features of conventional surgical straight and a surgical contra-angle handpiece in a truly unique manner.
Bone & Tissue Days Berlin
At the bone & tissue days Berlin, from 18th to 20th September, experts come together from all over the world to exchange their experiences with the latest surgical trends and treatment methods. Leading suppliers in the dental industry offering insights into global trends into not only oral and maxillofacial surgery but also implantology. In addition, there will be a range of selected workshops demonstrating the latest technologies and efficient treatment concepts. As a Gold Sponsor of this year’s bone & tissue days, W&H is emphasising the main features in the field of modern piezotechnology.
With modern online tools closer to the customer
The latest web technologies now not only allow unlimited availability of information, but also offer unique presentation possibilities and a wide range of interaction opportunities. In addition, the integration of mobile devices opens up completely new dimensions in customer communication. The increasing use of social media channels has resulted in a shift in public perception. With integrated communication approaches and sophisticated networking of state-of-the-art online tools, W&H Dentalwerk Bürmoos has been for many years working on intensive dialogue with customers and prospective customers all around the world.
State-of-the-art ultrasound technology in bone surgery
Current developments focus on minimally invasive procedures with less post-operative pain for the patient and a faster healing time. Piezo technology has increasingly been finding its way into oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) and implantology for more than a decade. Maximum precision in surgical use and gentler treatment for the patient are just some of the advantages of this cutting-edge drive technology. With the new Piezomed, W&H can use state-of-the-art ultrasound technology for even the most demanding tasks in bone surgery, providing the surgeon with optimal support in his daily work.
Piezomed by W&H:
With the innovative surgical device Piezomed, W&H places all the advantages of innovative ultrasound technology at the surgeon's fingertips: Thanks to the use of state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the user benefits from the highest level of accuracy when removing bone substance, whilst the surrounding soft tissue remains uninjured.
First 45° contra-angle handpiece for oral surgery
The new 45° contra-angle handpiece for oral surgery. It not only combines the advantages of surgical straight and contra-angle handpieces, but simultaneously allows considerably improved access and a better view of the treatment site. Access to molars is made considerably easier even at patients with anatomical limited access or pedriatic surgery.
Sterilization in modern dentistry: Get it right!
Reprocessing instruments involves complex hygiene procedures and protocols which need to be permanently questioned, optimized and updated according to the latest developments of science and technology.
Incredible! W&H Augmented Reality
Experience a completely new way of seeing the world. W&H Augmented Reality (AR) technology makes W&H printed material come alive on the page for viewing in a completely new, interactive dimension. The printed picture magically becomes an animated 3D image or a video, making it a unique experience. Just try it out and you will find it fascinating.
Shinwon Dental is honoured with the SDA Award
With extraordinary creativity and design W&H South Korean partner Shinwon Dental, impressed and convinced the jury of the Seoul Dental Association (SDA) and was presented with the coveted SDA advertising award for its ad campaign for surgical instruments.
W&H receives European Change Communications award 2012
Dr. Martina Banze, Director Marketing at W&H (on the right), and Sonja Augustin, Director Sales Processes at W&H, proudly accept the award for the innovative communication project from Hannes Maier, CEO of Symbiosis.
The latest trends in the field of “Hygiene”
W&H wows international specialist audience. At international congress and symposia, Christian Stempf, hygiene officer at W&H, informs audiences about everyday safety risks in practices and the necessary measures for protecting the patient and dentist.
W&H receives award for energy efficiency
At the end of February "umwelt service salzburg" (Salzburg environment service), an institution for promoting environmentally friendly activities, recognised eight companies for their outstanding contributions to environmental protection. W&H was awarded a prize in the energy category.
Download W&H desktop wallpaper
Give your computer, your smart phone or iPad the W&H desktop wallpaper. You can download the right size of wallpaper free of charge.
The brand new News App of W&H: Pick it up now!
Experience W&H news and video in a completely new dimension. Developed for all customers, partners and friends of W&H Dentalwerk: Up-to-date information for free directly to your iPhone, iPad, Android or iPod Touch.
Find more interesting information faster: with the QR code
Find more interesting information faster: with the QR code. Effective immediately, all our brochures, advertisements, information sheets etc. will have a "QR code".
Testing the Tigon+ piezo scaler
With the new Tigon+, W&H is now offering relaxed dental treatment that is optimally tailored to the needs of patient and dentist alike. The design process focused on well-being and individual treatment modalities.
Dr Yasin Aktas, Director of Periodontics and Endodontics at the Kaiserbergklinik, is impressed by the features of the new piezo scaler and describes his experience with it.
W&H supports school project in Nepal
Extreme weather conditions and a lack of roads often make it impossible for children living in the remote and inaccessible regions of Nepal to get to school the whole year round. For this reason, W&H, along with other companies, supports the construction and equipping of a school in Gorakhani in the southern Everest region, to which there are no access roads, only footpaths. It is a small, but exemplary contribution towards giving many children in this village and the surrounding area the opportunity of receiving school education and a better future. Because: People have Priority
Exclusive W&H Innovation Days in Latin America
Again this year the W&H Innovation Days are being presented in various Latin American countries. This extremely successful series of events is being enthusiastically received by those attending, on average 50 to 150 persons per event.
W&H Perfecta models: Perfect for every dental technician.
With the Perfecta models, W&H has developed devices with which dental technicians can realise their full potential in the laboratory. An absolute world first: Both the motor handpiece and the high-speed handpiece include an integrated air-jet function. The user no longer has to keep reaching for the air gun and therefore saves a lot of time.
W&H expands excellence for hygiene and sterilization
W&H has been recognized as one of the leading companies in the field of dental hygiene and in particular in the sterilization area. This was much appreciated, thus W&H decided to further strengthen this contribution to the market in to emphasise its commitment towards partners and customers by introducing a person totally devoted to hygiene and sterilizer education, the hygiene "ambassador" of the W&H group.
The new Implantmed - for daily use
Attractive and powerful are two words that perfectly describe the new W&H Implantmed. The new drive unit excels by virtue of its ease of operation, a powerful motor and a motorised thread cutter function.
Sinus floor elevation, bone grafting
See how Dr Sascha Jovanovic conducts a sinus floor elevation and bone grafting procedure and then places three implants.
In comparison to conventional halogen bulbs, light emitting diodes (LEDs) are significantly more cost-effective, and the W&H LEDs have a real competitive edge.
LEDs in dentistry - the possibilities of a new technology
Dr. Peter Tschoppe and Prof. Dr. Andrej M. Kielbassa on LEDs in general and on Alegra in particular. These days innovative instruments are available to the dentist which help to ensure effective treatments that are also gentle on the tooth enamel.
Hygiene & Maintenance
The next pages will inform you about the new W&H Hygiene and Maintenance concept.
"Perfecta – a great addition to our laboratory!"
A dental technician works continuously with handpieces and turbines. Wolfgang Weisser has worked with most drive systems from a wide range of manufacturers for many years. Here, he talks about one of his favourite systems. User report: Wolfgang Weisser (Germany)*
Particular requirements for oral surgical straight and contra-angle handpieces
The effectiveness of dental treatment depends largely on how well the oral structures that are to be treated can be recognised. Delicate instruments with fibre optics and press button chuck systems are available to dentists in conservative/prosthetic dentistry today.
User report: Dr. Neugebauer, Dr. Karapetian, Dr. Lingohr, Dr. Scheer, Univ. Prof. Zöller (Cologne)
Comparison of Torque Measurements and Clinical Handling of Various Surgical Motors
The aim of the study was to determine the accuracy of the applied torque and to judge the reliability of the different units. University to Cologne, Germany