Implantology meets Implantmed
Dental implantology is evolving at a rapid pace. Treatments are increasingly becoming safer and gentler and the implantology workflow more efficient and verifiable. And Implantmed is part of this progress. Andreas Brandstätter, Strategic Product Manager for Oral Surgery and Implantology, knows exactly how the W&H innovation has changed implantology during the past 20 years. We spoke to him about W&H’s USPs and the secret to its success.
Aerosol: Fact vs. Fiction!
Interview with Judith Berg:What is the right way to deal with aerosol and bacteria? That´s the key question when it comes to safety in the dental practice. But what is fact and what is fiction? Product manager Judith Berg has prepared some answers.
Implantmed – the game changer
From innovation to a strong brand: Implantmed. These days, W&H’s high-end device is synonymous with dental implantology. Clear design combined with technical finesse make Implantmed an absolute game changer – and that’s been the case for 20 years. It is opening up new possibilities for treatment and is helping the professional community to progress. We have seen Implantmed grow rapidly from a new technology to become a best-selling smart device today.
W&H AIMS – safe infection prevention
W&H AIMS (Advanced Infection prevention Management Solutions) is the workflow for every dental practice. W&H AIMS provides step-by-step support for professional hygiene management to effectively break the chain of infection.
Unique W&H solution for the Zygoma application
For upper jaw interventions, one possible alternative is the use of Zygoma implants. The new 20:1 Zygoma handpiece for implant site preparation and implant insertion was developed by W&H in cooperation with leading Zygoma specialists. The contra-angle handpiece chucking system makes this product the only one of its kind and offers users a high level of safety.
So, we’ve arrived at the new normal – now it’s our turn to keep moving! We want to share our knowledge with professionals around the world and play an active role in overcoming the challenges ahead. With our #dentalsunited campaign, we are uniting to embrace the future of our profession with innovative ideas.
Free webinar range – ‘knowledge upload’ starting this autumn!
W&H brings a breath of fresh air with a free range of webinars to the virtual floor! Use this autumn for your individual training and learn from international experts. Boost your clinical efficiency, easily and conveniently – with W&H Distance Learning, completely free of charge and despite all travel restrictions.
It is times of crisis that show how important it is to stick together. For this reason we want to share our know-how and send “professionals” back to a normal business life all over the world. We want to face the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic together, provide the best support possible and break new ground. For this purpose we have launched the campaign #dentalsunited.
NIWOP – Part 1: The pre-treatment
NIWOP is a plannable workflow that starts long before implantation and continues beyond the prosthetic restoration. Its goal, aside from actual implant placement, is minimising the incidence of biological complications such as peri-implant mucositis or peri-implantitis. (The pre-treatment as per articles from PD Dr Kristina Bertl, PhD, MBA, MSc)
Ultrasound-activated mechanical biofilm management
Continued maintenance of peri-implant health and the associated, targeted prevention of peri-implant disease are essential to ensuring long-term implant success. The case described here illustrates the possibilities for employing a piezoelectric ultrasonic scaler in the scope of SIT for the efficient cleaning of tooth and implant surfaces.
One year of NIWOP
“No Implantology without Periodontology”: Given the increasing prevalence of periodontal diseases and the steadily increasing age of the patients requiring implant treatment, the need for a systematic approach is clearly evident. pip spoke with Dr Martina Banze, Director of Scientific Marketing and Bernhard Eder, Product Portfolio Management for Prophylaxis & Periodontology.
The pre-treatment phase and the importance of a stable periodontal situation
Peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis are, unfortunately, relatively frequently occurring biological complications. In order to reduce the prevalence of such biological complications, the NIWOP concept aims to remind the dental health professions of actually well-known facts. - by PD Dr. Kristina Bertl, PhD MBA MSc
Individual Periodontitis Aftercare: A User Report
The following case report concerns a male patient born in 1967 with chronic, already very advanced periodontitis with furcation involvement. The initial diagnostic findings revealed periodontal pockets measuring 6-8 mm across the dentition. Prior to treatment, he had not seen a dentist for ten years.
Interview Prof. Andreas Stavropoulos
The 17th Biennial conference of the IAP in Bangkok presented a variety of talks and workshops in the field of periodontology. In addition to discussing new developments and current approaches to the management of periodontal diseases, further insights on the associations of systemic- and periodontal diseases as well as therapeutic approaches were shown. A practice day offered hands on workshops with the opportunity to learn from acclaimed experts in their respective fields and discuss patient cases.
A contra-angle handpiece becomes a premium brand
Dr Dominik Brunnhuber likes to compare product purchasing to going to the dentist: the main factors are quality and a sound result. However, additional parameters are key to building a long-term relationship. An interview on values, sustainability and consistency.
Aerosol: Electric highspeed vs. Turbine?
Tobias Schwarz is responsible for the product portfolio restorative dentistry
at W&H. Since there is more common awareness about the role of aerosols in infection transmission we are receiving many questions. Whats the right highspeed handpiece to be used to reduce the formation of aerosols? And many more …
NIWOP sets the trend at the ISDH in Brisbane
From 15 to 17 August the 21st International Symposium on Dental Hygiene 2019 (ISDH) took place in Brisbane, Australia. The latest trends and scientific discoveries in dental hygiene were presented through the prism of this year’s theme: “LEAD – Leadership, Empowerment, Advances & Diversity”. With a particular focus on the NIWOP concept, W&H gave interested trade visitors insights into their evidence-based workflow for pre-treatment, implantation and aftercare.
Building a ‘Bridge to the future’
Among the exhibitors, W&H was amazing the dental community with its forward-thinking connected ioDent® solutions and concepts for treatment workflows such as NIWOP. Together with W&H Group member and technology partner Osstell AB, the latest developments for optimized treatment planning were shown.
Synea, W&H’s premium brand, celebrates its 20th anniversary
As part of the Synea product range, W&H has presented innovative, high-performance and attractive products for the last 20 years. Therefore, Synea has established itself as standard in dental practice, providing users with both safety and efficiency in everyday use.
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.
New corporate design for W&H
W&H has a fresh new look: the renowned medical technology company has a new, even more modern corporate design to go with its new strategic orientation.
Internal sinus lift – patient-friendly with piezo surgery
Transalveolar sinus floor augmentations produce fewer postoperative complaints compared with the lateral access. This case report describes the advantages of the piezosurgical procedure and a newly introduced instrument set for preparing the implant bed and lifting of the Schneiderian membrane.
W&H presents new technologies for the world of dentistry
At the International Dental Show (IDS), technology leader W&H is fascinating the dental community with its forward-thinking connected ioDent® solutions, a new generation of innovative products and brand-new concepts for workflows to assist with treatments. And all of this is complemented by a sparkling new brand identity with which the high-tech developer from Salzburg is once again underlining its innovative power in the dental sector.
Your technological advantage in high-speed application
W&H has created a unique portfolio in the field of Built-in Solutions with its Primea Advanced Air technology. The easily integrated high-speed drive solution opens up new possibilities in dental preparation and ensures a technological advantage in dental units. Unit manufacturers benefit from a unique technology, which was awarded the National State Prize for Innovation in 2018.
Implantmed Plus: Smart ioDent® system saves time
W&H is constantly expanding its portfolio of networked products for dental practice. From summer of 2019, the ‘Implantmed Plus’ – a surgical device with the unique ‘ioDent®’ system – will be available to implantologists. This smart solution from W&H provides even more safety in dental practice, and enables resources to be used proactively and efficiently.
No Implantology without Periodontology – #NIWOP
Some things do belong together: just as Yin needs Yang, implantology needs periodontology. With “No Implantology without Periodontology”, NIWOP for short, W&H presents a systematic and evidence-based workflow for a sound and healthy tissue situation around the implant.
W&H Australasia expands its sales range
From March 2019, W&H Australasia Pty Limited, a subsidiary of the international W&H Group, starts the distribution of the W&H Oral Surgery and Implantology (OSI) product range in Australia. Customers benefit from innovative technologies "Made in Austria" as well as high-quality W&H support and Service.
Over 1000 scientific studies related to Osstell
Osstell, the company that developed the original ISQ technology, today announces that by March 2019, there are now over 1000 scientific studies and publications evidencing Osstell’s unique ISQ technology using the original SmartPegs.
W&H sets new standards in periodontology with NIWOP
At EuroPerio9, W&H unveiled the “No Implantology without Periodontology” (NIWOP) treatment workflow. With this workflow, W&H highlights the importance of a healthy periodontal condition prior to implantation. In this interview, Bernhard Eder, W&H Product Manager of Prophylaxis and Periodontology, discusses why W&H is setting standards in periodontology and which advantages users may expect.
Preparation of implant beds - with tactfulness
The preparation of implant beds has to be efficient - and, at the same time, requires a great deal of tacfulness. The 9 new Implant/Crestal instruments for the Piezomed from W&H are specially indicated for fine maxilla bone and the internal sinus lift. Compared with standard rotary instruments, they offer improved tactile feedback, are less invasive and encourage osseointegration.
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.
User Report Dr. Grant Dean - Primea Advanced Air
Nowadays, the challenges during preparations for prosthetics restauration are diverse. Combining precise top quality preparations and high safety with efficient operations is among the desired goals. Excellent Ergonomics, good light conditions in the oral cavity, as well as simple and intuitive handling are requirements for dental devices and instruments.
Optimal periodontal conditions for successful implantation
How can peri-implant infections be avoided and treated as needed? In addition to the newly presented classifications, this issue was a key topic at EuroPerio held in Amsterdam in June. In a symposium organized by the Austrian dental company W&H, Dr Karl-Ludwig Ackermann (Filderstadt, Germany) presented his clinical concept based on the NIWOP workflow (“No Implantology without Periodontology”).
Implants should only be inserted when periodontal conditions are stable
Biofilm is the most significant cause of inflammatory bone loss around teeth and implants. Diagnostics, biofilm management and, where necessary, treatment help in patients with this problem. The W&H No Implantology without Periodontology workflow should provide stable tissue prior to implantation through prevention, and implant success in the long term through aftercare – something that is advantageous to both the patient and the treatment team.
Innovation requires the correct mixture
What makes a strong project team is a variety of skills, perspectives and talents. This is Harald Sighart’s point of view, as Director of Research and Development at W&H. In an interview, he explains what makes his project teams so special.
Colleagues with passion
At W&H, we know for sure that anyone who is passionate about what they do will do it well. All applicants need to find the perfect task for them. In this interview, Markus Fegg and Christof Baier from Human Resources tell us what they look out for in particular during interviews and provide us with insight into changing career development.
Basic requirements for patient management
Patient management is still a source of difficulty for many practices. After all, this term is often associated exclusively with processes that are part of daily routine anyway: namely appointment scheduling and patient administration. But actually, there is more to it than that. It is worth taking a look at hospitals, where proper patient management forms the basis of standardized and smooth processes.
Tip: Here’s how you can turn your waiting room into a comfortable zone
It’s the central hub and linchpin of every practice visit, a link between reception and the treatment room: the waiting room. With good service, you ensure that the room invokes positive associations for your patient and allows them to arrive comfortably and relax.
Come on in, dear new patient
Feeling welcome, gaining confidence and making nothing but positive associations – all this should be a matter of course for new patients. Always bear in mind: perfect new patient management begins BEFORE the actual visit to the practice.
Tips for enhancing patient loyalty – “From a patient to a friend”
Prophylaxis is clearly a part of the dental practice with great potential in terms of service. It supports patients in prevention, helps in case of disease and generally contributes to improved health and well-being. Good service means good all-round patient care – from information to education, the actual treatment and beyond.
The practice team as a marketing factor
The most recent study of “Stiftung Gesundheit” (Public Health Foundation) was published at the beginning of this year titled “Ärzte im Zukunftsmarkt Gesundheit” [Doctors in the future health market]. One of the questions asked of the participating doctors was what they considered the most important practice marketing factors. At the top, ranking even above a website or external presentation, they mentioned the practice team. This result emphasizes the importance of the team in the areas of marketing, service and patient satisfaction. However, how can the practice team be supported to become a positive marketing factor?
W&H Dentalwerk wins National Innovation Award
National State Prize for Innovation – Austria's highest national accolade for outstanding performance. W&H was awarded the National State Prize for Innovation by Dr Margarete Schramböck of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs in the category of innovation on 22 March 2018 in the “Aula der Wissenschaften” in Vienna. With the new Primea Advanced Air dental turbine generation, consistent rotation speeds, peak performance approximately 50% higher, shadow-free illumination of the treatment site and less noise when the turbine is running – are now achievable for the first time. Both dentist and patient benefit from this.
New W&H image campaign
You could describe them as everyday heroes: the dentists and dental professionals who, through their dedication, professional skill or simply a friendly smile, manage to transform a dental appointment into a positive event. They do this simply because they care and want to make sure their patients feel comfortable. It is precisely this aspect that will be the focus of W&H’s new image campaign ‘From a patient to a fan’, which will shine a spotlight not on the company itself, but on dentists and their teams. We interviewed Anita Thallinger, W&H Marketing Director, about the background, objectives and challenges of this new advertising campaign.