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.
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 feeling
The preparation of implant beds has to be efficient - and, at the same time, requires a great deal of feeling. 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.
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.
A passionate employer
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.
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Aufbereitung mit Assistina 3x3
Bei der Entwicklung der neuen Assistina 3x3 war es das Ziel, die vier wesentlichen Schritte des Vorbehandlungsverfahrens durch Kombination der relevanten Parameter zu erfüllen, um den höchsten Grad an Sicherheit für Anwender und Patienten zu gewährleisten und eine hohe Lebensdauer der Instrumente zu unterstützen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anesto works fast and locally
Individual teeth can now for the first time be specifically anaesthetised locally using the new Anesto anaesthesia system from W&H. Prolonged numbness is now a thing of the past. Dr. med. dent. Mario Kirste MSc, specialist for implantology and oral surgery in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, explains the advantages of the new form of intraosseous injection.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.