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.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a successful year in 2019!
Our sincerest thanks for your excellent cooperation and the faith you have shown in us over the past year. A very happy festive season, and a healthy and prosperous new year.
Challenges for conventional dental practice
Who am I? Where do I want my practice to be in the short, medium and long term? Who is my patient target group in age distribution and monetary terms? How do I want to be perceived? What services do I want to offer? This list of questions could go on and on as the objective analysis of the current and target situation is a constantly recurring process.
Synea – 4ever young!
Synea is the clear winner of the innovation challenge – and has been for 20 years. The Synea turbines and the Synea straight and contra-angle handpieces of W&H not only set the benchmark in their class – they are also a technical sensation. Unique in their function, design and reliability, Synea products inspire dentists’ day-to-day work and open up a lot of new treatment possibilities.
New LatchShort polishing system from W&H
In modern dental treatment, the professional, mechanical removal of plaque and biofilm is an integral part of the prophylaxis workflow. In the new Proxeo TWIST LatchShort polishing system, W&H is now presenting a system with a working height 4 mm shorter than standard latch systems.
W&H and Osstell at the EAO congress
From 11 to 13 October 2018, implantology experts from all over the world will gather at the 26th Annual Scientific Congress of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) at the Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Centre in Vienna. The focus of the event will be on diagnostics, surgical treatment procedures and clinical aftercare. For W&H and Osstell, the focus of the EAO congress will be on technologies for optimised treatment planning.
A 20-year union with AZFK
How does innovation happen? Alongside recognised factors such as individual ideas, experiences and trials, cooperation are an integral part of the innovation process at W&H. That is why we maintain contact with dentists, technicians plus training and development organisations all over the world. In 2018, our partnership with the ‚Akademie für zahnärztliche Fortbildung Karlsruhe‘ (AZFK) - Academy for Advanced Dental Training celebrates its 20th anniversary.
W&H welcomes Thai economic delegation
As part of a delegation trip, a group of Thai economic delegates visited the W&H headquarters in Bürmoos on 20 July 2018. Amongst others, the Thai honorary Consul Maximilian Coreth, his wife Dr Vera Coreth in her capacity as honorary vice consul and the Thai Ambassador Songsak Saicheua where members of the group.
Products donated to world’s highest situated dental clinic
The world’s highest situated dental clinic is based in the Nepalese mountain village of Namche Bazaar at an altitude of 3,440 m. Most of the local population can barely afford essential dental treatments. Either that or they are performed with very simple tools and methods. W&H Dentalwerk Bürmoos GmbH has once again supplied aid with donations of dental products.
Recommending and returning – the happy patient
Customer Relation Management (CRM) refers to a quality management system used in business, trade and industry for maintaining customer relationships. It is a strategic approach that can also be adapted for use in the dental practice. After all, if patients are happy, they will come back.
Putting the personality into the practice
People often associate the term ‘patient service’ with the very basics like drinks, reading materials and waiting room entertainment. Yet other factors such as personal needs are even more crucial to the success and longevity of the patient relationship – a glimpse through the eyes of the patient.
Alegra turbines: The decisive plus in performance
With the power update to its Alegra turbine range, W&H now offers users noticeably more performance and power. The mini-head version enables a fast and easy working approach in particularly small oral cavities. Users benefit from the higher efficiency of the drive system regarding the Alegra turbines TE-95 and TE-98 standard heads for even better removal of tooth structure. The W&H Alegra turbines are now the most powerful products on the market in the category of turbines with LED light and independent generator power supply.
Interview: Osstell Beacon Benefits and Insights
Over the past few years, there has been a shift in the dental implant market. Clinicians are facing more complex decisions as there is an increase in patients with risk factors and as demands for shorter treatment times are rising. Osstell, the company that developed the ISQ technology, now takes the next leap in the evolution of implant diagnostics with the introduction of the Osstell Beacon. We set down with Mr. Jonas Ehinger, CEO Osstell, Mr. Stefan Horn, VP Product Solutions Osstell and Dr. Marcus Dagnelid, CEO Dagnelidklinken to hear their thoughts on the Osstell approach and the new product Osstell Beacon.
New Osstell Beacon monitors implant stability
Osstell, the developer of the ISQ diagnostic technology (Implant Stability Quotient), now presents the next leap in the evolution of implant diagnostic instrumentation: The Osstell BeaconTM, an innovative and highly intuitive tool designed to guide implant treatments for more predictable results. It tells you when an implant is ready for loading in a matter of seconds, by using proprietary and evidenced-based RFA technology, backed by more than 900 scientific studies.
W&H at the EuroPerio9
EuroPerio is the world’s largest scientific congress focusing on the specialist fields of periodontology and implantology. The latest of these triennial meetings, EuroPerio9, took place in Amsterdam from 20 to 23 June 2018 and brought together more than 10,000 experts. With “No Implantology without Periodontology” short “NIWOP”, W&H presented a systematic and evidence-based workflow for a sound and healthy tissue situation around the implant. The NIWOP workflow, introduced as part of the congress, was not only topic at the W&H booth, but as well at the lecture of Dr. Karl-Ludwig Ackermann.
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?
Piezoelectric implant site preparation
In edentulous patients implant-retained fixed prostheses improve mastication and quality of life. Due to resorption and extensive pneumatization of the sinuses a patient had only a minimal posterior maxillary bone height. The implant sites were prepared with a piezoelectric device and a new set of dedicated instruments.
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 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.
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’s Spürnasenecke gives children experience with electronics and IT
Bright LEDs, a rotating propeller, an autonomous controlled robot – there is a lot to discover at the “Spürnasenecke” research lab. With new experiments from the world of electronics and IT, this popular facility gives nursery school children their first peek into the fascinating world of technology.
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.
Professional Competitions: chance for W&H trainees
The WorldSkills Competition gives talented young people the chance to showcase their professional skills to a global audience. What’s more, this international competition has many additional benefits. In the following interview, we discuss the importance of professional competitions as part of W&H’s professional training programme and how the requirements of the WorldSkills Competition are changing.
Cleaning of contaminated implant surfaces and autologous defect augmentation by PD Dr. Jörg Neugebauer
Aim of Treatment: Many periimplant defects need to be carefully cleaned surgically so as to stop infections and the associated further bone loss. This can be achieved reliably with the slender piezosurgical instruments, which penetrate even deep, crevice-shaped defects thanks to their design. Following decontamination of the defect, it is possible to harvest autologous bone material for the subsequent augmentation atraumatically and efficiently using the piezosurgical instruments too.
Open periodontal debridement by Dr. Kenji Hosoya
Aim of Treatment: In open periodontal debridement critical factors include good access to the root surface and gentle but efficient calculus removal. Following instrumentation the surface should be clean and smooth, which helps to reduce microbial recolonization and enhances the attachment of connective and epithelial tissues. This can be successfully achieved with a selection of dedicated piezoelectric instruments designed to reach even into deep and narrow defects.
Surgical tooth extraction taking an impacted mandibular wisdom tooth as an example by Dr. Jairo Martínez Vargas
Aim of Treatment: The surgical extraction of unerupted and impacted teeth, for example the mandibular wisdom teeth, should entail as little stress for the patients as possible. This requirement can be satisfied very well with piezosurgical instruments, which, on the one hand, allows vibrationfree and thus atraumatic treatment. On the other hand, this, like all surgical procedures, should be completed quickly, as it helps to reduce the development of complications.
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.
Extraction of teeth and root remnants by Dr. Jairo Martinez Vargas
Aim of Treatment: Following extractions, the alveolar bone should be preserved to the greatest extent possible for both implantological and prosthetic reasons. In the examples described below, the desmodontal space of molars not worth preserving was expanded using piezoelectric surgery. This was done by inserting the EX1 and EX2 instruments in an apical direction between the root surface and the alveolar bone. The teeth can then be extracted without any problem.
Cystectomy, root-end resection and retrograde preparation of the root canal by Asst. Prof. Dragana Gabric
Aim of Treatment: First of all endodontic surgery requires safe access to the periapical area, with minimal injury to the hard or soft tissues. During access the diseased periapical tissue should be preserved for histopathological examination. Resection of the root tip and preparation of the apical part of the canal is then accomplished with effective, but delicate instruments, which produce smooth surfaces, for a tight endodontic seal. Piezoelectric inserts for osteotomy and a specific assortment of instruments for endodontic retrosurgery fulfill all of these requirements.
External sinus augmentation with delayed implant placement by Prof. István Urbá
Aim of Treatment: During external grafting of the maxillary sinus the most important risk is perforation of the Schneiderian membrane. Clinicians, especially with limited experience, should therefore use the safest available techniques. In the procedure described below Professor Urbán utilizes spatula-formed or round piezoelectric instruments to prepare the outline of the lateral window.
External sinus augmentation with simultaneous implant placement by Prof. Tiziano Testori and Dr. Luca Fumagalli
Aim of Treatment: External sinus augmentation procedures should be both safe and efficient. Concerning the preparation of the lateral window experienced surgeons will reach this objective using a new generation of thin saw-like piezoelectric inserts. In his clinical case example Professor Tiziano Testori and coworkers present an advanced case with intra-operative extraction of an infaust tooth and simultaneous implant placement using computer guided surgery.
Lisa Sterilizer – new navigation concept
The new navigation concept for the Lisa Sterilizer offers numerous advantages: The new colour touch screen with four intuitive symbols in the main menu of the Lisa Sterilizer simplifies the selection process during operation. In addition, the sterilization parameters are displayed when the program is started and the test cycles can be displayed almost immediately.
Splitting and expansion of the alveolar process in preparation for a tooth transplantation, by Asst. Prof. Priv. Doz. Dr Georg D. Strbac
Aim of Treatment: The transplantation of wisdom teeth with incomplete root development is a tried-and-tested alternative to the use of implants. For the tooth to be transplanted to have good changes of healing successfully, it needs to be preserved to the greatest possible extent during its removal from the alveolus – this is especially applicable to the periodontium. Piezosurgical instruments are optimally suited for this purpose and also for the preparation of the recipient site.
Splitting and expansion of the alveolar ridge prior to implant placement, by asst. Prof. Dragana Gabric
Aim of Treatment: Ridge splitting and expansion is an effective and time-saving technique to develop sites in connection with implant placement. In order to prevent bone resorption the procedure should be as minimally invasive as possible. For this reason piezoelectric cutting with delicate inserts is the method of choice. Due to the minimal invasive design and controlled action of the device bone and soft tissue can be better preserved in comparison with conventional methods.
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 (IHM)
During the summit on the German economy in Munich, Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the Internationale Handwerksmesse 2017, the leading trade fair for craft 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
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.
Perfect handpiece maintenance in record time
Everything runs smoothly when maintaining handpieces with the new Assistina TWIN in modern dental practices. One particular highlight of the automatic device is the short cycle time of just 10 seconds. During this time the spray channels of the dental instruments are flushed with cleaning solution and dried with compressed air, plus all gear parts are lubricated perfectly with W&H Service Oil F1.
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.
Sterilization process considerably optimised
"The sterilization process is optimized and integrates perfectly into the practice workflow. This also contributes to freeing up more time for the dental nurses, who can remain chairside at all times during treatment. " User report from Dr Paul Mattout, a dentist with his own practice in Marseilles, France.
Perfectly maintained in just 10 seconds
The new Assistina TWIN lubricates all rotating parts and cleans the spray channels of dental handpieces perfectly - in record time. We interviewed Christian Lechner, W&H Product Manager for Reprocessing and Infection Control, for an insight into the product development and the particular advantages the new automatic maintenance device.
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.
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.
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.
Two surgical devices on one trolley
The new W&H Implantmed and Piezomed are now available on a mobile trolley – optionally with the wireless foot control. The “Single Point of Operation” has all the central indications for oral surgery and implantology covered. At the same time, it also permits a particularly efficient workflow.
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.
Tigon+: Gentle and efficient prophylactic treatment
Maria Semmler treats up to eight prophylaxis patients daily and highly values the functions and properties of the W&H piezo scaler. The Tigon+ boasts a high degree of functionality and user-friendliness. In addition, the expanded tip range from W&H allows you to work in a way which preserves the remaining tooth substance. In a recent interview, she gave us an insight into her experience with the W&H device.
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.
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.
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.
Built-in Solutions for dental units
United under the term Built-in Solutions, W&H offers a range of drive solutions that can be integrated in dental units. This makes it possible to upgrade existing treatment units with new functions and innovative drives, thereby customizing them to suit the changing needs of the dentists and dentistry as the profession evolves. As always, the highest level of treatment efficiency and ergonomics plus maximum comfort for both the user and patient alike are at the heart of W&H Built-in Solutions.
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 discovery corner opened in Innviertel
FMV and Schalchen local authority have equipped Schalchen kindergarten with popular research lab. The Innviertel’s first ever discovery corner was opened on 10 January 2017 with the support of FMV GmbH, a subsidiary of W&H, and Schalchen local authority. The aim of the popular research lab 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.
W&H and Osstell presented all-in-one solution for implantology
At the EAO’s 25th Annual Scientific Congress in Paris, W&H and Osstell presented the result of their current cooperation. Launched on the 1st of September 2016, the new W&H Implantmed surgical device with the optional W&H Osstell ISQ module, offers clinicians a unique system for a reliable assessment of the implant stability and the degree of osseointegration.
W&H at the EAO congress in Paris
The new Implantmed surgical unit sets a benchmark in implantology! More than 3,000 visitors gathered at the Palais des Congrès de Paris to find out at first-hand about the latest product news and take part in interactive scientific sessions and discussions. With the presentation of the new Implantmed, which provides supporting functions for the surgical team, W&H made an impact at the congress.
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.
Hygiene and safety standards in dental practices
The use of the new W&H devices, which support efficient and seamless reprocessing, has enabled Dr Meravini not only to improve the workflow in the practice but also to save money by reducing power consumption.
W&H at the ISDH 2016 in Basel
The ISDH 2016 International Symposium on Dental Hygiene took place from 23–25 June in Basel, Switzerland. Held every three years, the conference is specifically aimed at dental hygienists and dental specialists. Some 1,600 visitors from all over the world took part in the conference, with potential customers taking the opportunity to test out W&H instruments and devices first hand.
Fast and simple sterilization with Lisa autoclave
Dorthe Kiær, dental nurse at the Tandlægerne Mindet clinic in Denmark, is in charge of the sterilization process and reports on the main advantages the new Lisa sterilizer from W&H brings to her everyday work.
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.
Convenient and reliable instrument reprocessing with the new Lisa sterilizer
Hygiene is top priority in dental practices. In addition to increased safety for the practice team and the patients alike, the efficient structuring of workflows with state-of-the-art reprocessing technologies plays a particularly important role. Dr Diego Vezzoli, a dentist at the Studio Dentistico Eurodent (Eurodent dental surgery) in Palazzolo sull’Oglio in the province of Brescia (Lombardy, Italy) has been using the new Lisa from W&H for several months now.
Hands-on: insights into present-day piezo surgery
A 2-day W&H workshop which was held in Bürmoos near Salzburg from 22 – 23 June 2016 focused on the latest piezo surgical techniques. Around 20 dentists from Romania and a large number of representatives from W&H’s Romanian partner seized the opportunity to familiarize themselves with present-day conservative methods in piezo surgery by attending an exciting array of presentations and using training units at the W&H headquarters in Burmoos.
Minimally invasive oral surgery and implantology
Oral surgery and implantological procedures always entail a certain amount of stress for the patient. Keeping this as low as possible requires a high degree of skill, minimally invasive methods and state-of-the-art, perfectly calibrated technology.
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.
No foothold for periimplantitis -
the tool for successful prophylaxis
There is currently much discussion among professionals on the subject between tooth retention and implants. Even if retention of the natural teeth should always be the objective of the dentist, an implant-based restoration is often indicated. The increase in the incidence of periimplantitis clearly shows the importance both of oral hygiene for the patient and of consistent and sensitive professional prophylaxis treatment.
The new Lisa sterilizer in use in the practice
Swiss dentist Dr. med. dent. Thomas Hirt runs a practice with 3 dentists, 5 dental hygienists and 3 prophylaxis assistants and therefore sees around 50 patients a day. To give this number of patients the best possible treatment, reliable preparation processes are essential and are currently provided by three W&H sterilizers and one other sterilizer. Two well-used Lisa 500 sterilizers in the sterilization room in Uster have been joined by an example of the new generation of Lisa. The practice can now not only ensure the required flexibility and cost-effectiveness in the hygiene process but it can also implement the highest possible safety standards. In an interview Dr Hirt discussed the use of the new Lisa in his practice in Uster, Switzerland:
The new Lisa sterilizer from W&H
Working quickly, efficiently and providing the best hygiene standards in the dental practice is the focus of W&H with the latest product developments in the field of sterilization. With the newly developed Lisa sterilizer, W&H offers an innovative device with high sterilization efficiency. W&H Product Manager Alejandro Ramírez is convinced that the new device is setting a new benchmark in the dental market. In the following interview he explains how the dental practice benefits from an optimized workflow.
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.
Young people experience technology first hand
Experiencing technology away from the classroom environment featured on the timetables of around 25 class 3 pupils (aged 12 and 13) at the Neue Mittelschule St. Pantaleon middle school on 19 April 2016. The main focus of the event, which was held as part of the SPICI (Successful Stories about Professions in Cool Industries) project organized by the Federation of Austrian Industry Salzburg (Industriellenvereinigung Salzburg), was learning about exciting professions that would arouse the pupils' curiosity about technology.
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.
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.” Read on 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)
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.”
Dental preparation for a CAD/CAM treatment
With each passing year the number of patients around the world treated with dental prostheses produced using CAD/CAM, increases. The use of this highly efficient chairside technique means that dentists now need to be more proficient than ever in the use of 3D data recording tools, as well as processing complex digital data and planning treatment using comprehensive software solutions.
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.
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.
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.
Universal air scaler tip for effective furcation treatment
The safe and effective removal of a pathological biofilm plays a decisive role in the long-term preservation of teeth when treating any periodontal diseases. It must be performed not only during the active periodontitis treatment, but also afterwards as part of the auxiliary after-care.
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.
Trade fair for periodontology and implantology
For anyone working in periodontology, the international specialist trade fair 'EuroPerio' is not to be missed – a key date on the trade fair calendar for every periodontist and implantologist. EuroPerio is held every three years and this time it was London's turn to play host from 3–6 June.
W&H Bulgaria celebrates its 20th anniversary
On the 16th May 2015 W&H Bulgaria celebrated its 20th anniversary. The event was attended by more than 140 guests - dentists, distributors, deans of dental faculties, representatives of the dental associations, media and partners.
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!
Even more efficiency and reliability in instrument reprocessing
Efficient solutions for reliable sterilization of medical devices are the key to success in dental practices equipped with high-tech equipment. The rapid and effective reprocessing of dental instruments and materials is a focus of state-of-the-art technologies. With its unique combination of the latest technology and advanced functions, the new Lina sterilizer from W&H now steals the show with even shorter cycle times and optimised water consumption.
That was IDS 2015!
Green, green, green ... that was the theme at IDS 2015! W&H saw the IDS as yet another chance to celebrate its 125th anniversary, and the Austrian family business took this opportunity to reaffirm its place amongst the industry leaders in today's dental market. We would like to thank all of our customers, business associates and partners for the interesting and engaging dialogue and wish you the very best of success with the new W&H products.
W&H – 125 years of innovation
W&H has focused on the requests and requirements of people for 125 years. Today, numerous innovations are synonymous with W&H and still characterize the technological advancement of modern dentistry.
Live from IDS in Cologne
The W&H exhibition stand is a centre of attraction for many visitors this time around. We have compiled some impressions for you. Enjoy!
Optimal view of the treatment site with 5x ring LED+
The new W&H Synea Vision Turbine with 5x ring LED+ is the perfect partner for magnifying spectacles with integrated LED lighting. It ensures the best lighting conditions at the treatment site, especially in difficult conditions.
Synea Vision Turbine with 5x ring LED+
Experience of experts
Five high-intensity pinhead-sized LEDs in the Synea Vision Turbine’s small instrument head have been setting new standards in the dental market since Autumn 2014. Renowned dentists from various regions describe below how the Synea Vision Turbine with 5x ring LED+ has been tried and proven in everyday use. In short statements they not only provide an insight into their methods but also describe the advantages of the new W&H instruments.
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 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
bone & tissue days Berlin – Focus on W&H technology
September 2014 saw around 800 leading periodontists, implantologists and oral surgeons from over 50 countries come together to attend the bone & tissue days in the Hotel InterContinental in Berlin. An exciting array of presentations focused on the latest findings and trends in the field of bone and tissue regeneration, risk factors for peri-implantitis and periodontitis as well as preclinical and clinical research.
Professional dental prophylaxis with Young and Proxeo
Babette McLaren-Thomson has been working as a specialized dental assistant in the field of dental prophylaxis for over 15 years. Her job is to treat patients prophylaxically. From toddlers up to adults, she treats patients of all ages and also performs complex treatment on patients with periodontitis. Using an actual case for illustration, McLaren-Thomson discusses the optimal employment of W&H prophylaxis products.
Synea Vision –
the new dimension in shadow-free preparation
In daily use and subject to high loads, the new W&H Synea Vision turbine with 5 x LED ring is constantly being put to the test. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, it not only boasts reliability and long-term value, but also and, above all, a superior LED concept. Dr med. dent. Grit Paradeiser – a W&H trial user for over a year – speaks of a "peak" in the field of restorative dentistry and prosthetics. The dentist from Freilassing in Germany now performs almost 99% of the work in her practice with the Synea Vision turbine. The instrument opens up entirely new dimensions in dental treatment.
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.
Synea Vision – „Vision“ gives a better view
Hygiene regulations, DIN standards, practice TÜV, academic guidelines, medical necessities, technical updates and natural empathy towards the patient – the day-to-day requirements in a dental practice are demanding and the responsibility great. For this reason, knowledge of ergonomics and efficiency are two of the fundamental qualities required of a dentist for safe, successful work.
Procedures logically follow one another
Source: ZWP 3 / 2013; Author: Christin Bunn, Oemus Media AG
Daily work in the dental practice involves a time factor for hygienic working processes which must not be underestimated. After all, the health of the patient, dentist and team is always, top priority. As a result of the associated, hygienically required directives, recommendations and regulations, it is pleasing to see that validated sterilization and thermal disinfection procedures are increasingly becoming the standard in dental practices.
Higher added value for small patients
Source: ZWP 6 / 2013; Author: Christin Bunn, Oemus Media AG
Treating children's teeth is different from treating adults' in a number of ways. Consequently, children pose a particular challenge to dentists from both a technical and an emotional perspective. Instruments tailored to the special situations and sizes encountered in children's mouths can truly work wonders and make a visit to the dentist's considerably more pleasant for little patients.
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.
First impressions count – even for instruments
High-quality, impeccably cared for medical devices and instruments are the sign of a good dental practice. However, this is often easier said than done, as the high rate of daily use usually entails a corresponding level of wear. For this reason, the solution is once again to invest cleverly when purchasing new products, deciding on instruments manufactured from particularly resistant and durable materials, for example: the Synea Vision range from W&H.
Annual Scientific Conference Vietnam
On March 31st and April 1st the 36th Annual Scientific Conference on Dental Research, organised by the Faculty of Odonto-Stomatology was held at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The unique outdoor exhibition attracted approximately 1000 dentists from all over Vietnam.
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 exhibit no signs of use at all. Thanks to the unique combination of high-grade base metal 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.
These surgical contra-angle handpieces get everywhere
The surgical contra-angle handpieces WS-91 and WS-91 L G from W&H can now be used to separate displaced teeth at any point – even well towards the apex behind the maxillary molars. The extended angle between shank and burr axis enables comfortable access either buccally or occlusually. The Austrian innovator thus combines the features of conventional straight and contra-angle handpieces 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.
Synea Fusion – the advantages are at your fingertips
Increasing cost awareness on the part of patients and the desire for less traumatic dental treatment present modern dental practices with important investment decisions. Nowadays state-of-the-art technologies are required in dentistry to meet the high expectations of the market. The aim of current investment is both to address customers’ needs and also to ensure that the practice remains profitable.
W&H supports walk-in service in Germany
Free dental care for people in need – the 18 m² walk-in clinic in Mainz provides assistance fast. In order to support the voluntary work being done by Professor Trabert and his team and press ahead with setting up extensive dental care for the needy, W&H recently donated to the cause in the form of dental handpieces.
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.
Mechatronics – the key to success
Mechatronics, a symbiosis of mechanical engineering, electronics and IT, is gaining ever more importance at W&H. The latest mechatronic highlight at W&H is the development of a miniature generator for producing a self-induced LED light, which now forms an indispensible element in W&H turbines and contra-angle workpieces.
User Report Dr. Jesús F. Creagh Zorrilla
The Lina sterilizer from W&H offers exclusively type B cycles that are suitable for the sterilization of all types of dental products. Equipped with a short ECO-B cycle users also benefit from a fast instrument reprocessing for small loads of all types including bagged hollow instruments such as dental handpieces.
Perfectly maintained instruments with Lisa 500
Equipped with made-to-measure type B sterilization cycles and an integrated and automatic traceability system the W&H sterilizer Lisa 500 supports the highest standards of hygiene in modern dental practices.
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 the molars is made considerably easier even in patients with smaller mouths.
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.
Facelight part 2 - The safe method of caries detection
With the new Facelight light probe from W&H, reliable caries detection during treatment and minimally-invasive work in dental practices have become reality. Besides assisting users in optimally configuring their treatment workflows, patients also profit from atraumatic and effective treatment.
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.
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.
User report Dr. Klewer
Greater reliability in caries detection is a key factor in preserving the vitality of teeth. In order to optimally assist dentists in reliable evaluation, W&H offers the new Facelight - a clinical aid for rapid detection of bacterially infected dental hard substance
Innovative caries detection
Proface provides a clinical aid in the detection of bacterially infected hard tooth tissue, particularly infected dentin. This way, caries excavation is more reliable than with traditional tools (probing the hardness, application of staining agents). The traditional tools only indirectly permit a conclusion on the bacterial infection of dentin.
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.
Field report by Dr Helder
Dr Helder, a dentist with his own practice in Nicaragua, reports on his experiences with the W&H electric motor.
Lina, B-type sterilizer – Simple and expandable
Since the launch of Lina at the IDS11, sales figures prove that Lina is a success not only in Europe. Lina is staying true to the W&H concept by offering exclusively type-B cycles and a short ECO-B cycle for your small loads.
The new Implantmed - the drive unit for implantology
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.
The main advantages of the new Lisa 500 autoclave
In the following interview, Elodie Laurent, hygiene manager at the « Espace Sourire » dental clinic at Six-Fours in France, talks about the advantages the new Lisa 500 autoclave brings to her everyday work, especially in so far as the made to measure cycle and traceability system are concerned.
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.
User report Assistina by Dr. Caparas, Quezon City (Philippines)
We have been using the Assistina in our practice since August 2010. Previously we used oil spray to maintain our instruments – which in hindsight was clearly very expensive and time-consuming. The advantage of the Assistina? The device is easy and safe to use. The instrument spray ducts are cleaned and oiled automatically and correctly, and nothing else is required of the user. It is a good feeling not to have to worry about the process. The immediate success of the new method of instrument maintenance was obvious with the smooth operation, lack of noise and the extended working life of our instruments.
Tested for you - Assistina 301 plus
I wanted a device that is easy, fast and safe to use, that is economical and also prevents the escape of oil during treatment. That is why I selected the Assistina. And it has paid off. Report by Ms. Kornkaew Aimaram (head nurse, Dental Department of Thonburi Hospital, Bangkok/Thailand)
User report on LisaSafe and LisaWare
Dr Josh Pond who operates the “All about Teeth” dental surgery in Townsville, Australia, gives his comments on the use of the W&H LisaSafe label printer and the LisaWare software in conjunction with the Lisa 500 autoclave to link instrument tracking with his paperless patient records.
Entran - observations after 12+ months
Dr. Christoph Kaaden Endodontology specialist from Munich, Germany. When, over a year ago, I decided to focus solely on endodontic work, I made a few changes in terms of my treatment procedures.
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.
User Report Alegra
I have used W&H products for 27 years and I am impressed by the innovations and continuous product developments. Univ. Prof. DDr. Herbert Dumfahrt, Director of the Universitätsklinik für Zahnersatz und Zahnerhaltung (University clinic for dental prosthetics and restorative dentistry), Innsbruck, Austria.
User Report Alegra Contra-angle LED
User report by Frank Diemer, France. I was very impressed with the new Alegra contra-angle handpiece WE-99 with generator technology.
User Report: W&H Pyon 2
Tania Eberle, dental hygienist from Rosenheim (Germany), talks about her experiences with Pyon 2: the piezo scaler with LED from W&H
Where the dentist needs a contra-angle handpiece, the dental technician needs a handpiece. It is perhaps the most frequently used instrument throughout our working life. User report by ZTM (Master dental technician) Jürgen Auffarth.
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
Assistina makes handpiece cleaning and maintenance easy
Senior Dental Assistant Tracey Carroll is one of a growing number of users of the W&H Assistina - regarded as the 'Rolls Royce' in handpiece cleaning and maintenance systems. Tracey has worked with Queensland practice, The Endodontic Group for 15 years and has seen many changes in that time in dental equipment. She says it would be difficult to think of one piece of equipment which has made such a difference to the daily routine of auxiliary staff as the W&H Assistina.