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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.

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.

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.

The practice team as a marketing factor

The most recent study of “Stiftung Gesundheit” (Public Health Foundation) was published at the beginning of this year titled “Ärzte im Zukunftsmarkt Gesundheit” [Doctors in the future health market]. One of the questions asked of the participating doctors was what they considered the most important practice marketing factors. At the top, ranking even above a website or external presentation, they mentioned the practice team. This result emphasizes the importance of the team in the areas of marketing, service and patient satisfaction. However, how can the practice team be supported to become a positive marketing factor?

W&H Dentalwerk wins National Innovation Award

National State Prize for Innovation – Austria's highest national accolade for outstanding performance. W&H was awarded the National State Prize for Innovation by Dr Margarete Schramböck of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs in the category of innovation on 22 March 2018 in the “Aula der Wissenschaften” in Vienna. With the new Primea Advanced Air dental turbine generation, consistent rotation speeds, peak performance approximately 50% higher, shadow-free illumination of the treatment site and less noise when the turbine is running – are now achievable for the first time. Both dentist and patient benefit from this.

New W&H image campaign

You could describe them as everyday heroes: the dentists and dental professionals who, through their dedication, professional skill or simply a friendly smile, manage to transform a dental appointment into a positive event. They do this simply because they care and want to make sure their patients feel comfortable. It is precisely this aspect that will be the focus of W&H’s new image campaign ‘From a patient to a fan’, which will shine a spotlight not on the company itself, but on dentists and their teams. We interviewed Anita Thallinger, W&H Marketing Director, about the background, objectives and challenges of this new advertising campaign.

W&H supports everyday heroes

W&H’s new image campaign “From a patient to a fan” will be turning a spotlight on dentists and dental professionals. These everyday heroes ensure their patients are in safe and reliable hands whatever the treatment situation.

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.

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.

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.

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