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Innovation Empowering through innovation

Innovative Solutions

As the global technology and innovation leader in the dental industry, we spend over $150 million every year to advance dentistry, and have the largest R&D platform in the industry with over 600 scientists and engineers. Dentsply Sirona Research creates the insight and knowledge needed to develop next-generation solutions, often collaborating with others who share the same goal. At any point in time we are engaged in more than 50 clinical studies, testing innovations to prove they are safe, effective and can be used with confidence. Every year these efforts enables to launch over 30 innovative solutions that improve dental care.

Developments of Dentsply Sirona at a Glance

With groundbreaking new developments in all areas of dentistry, Dentsply Sirona has been constantly at the forefront of technological progress since the invention of the first electric dental drill (1887) and continues to set new standards in dental treatments.

Following the first electric dental drill, important inventions included the invention of the Airotor (1931), the world's first x-ray sphere (1934), the first ultrasonic scaling system (1957, Cavitron), the first CAD/CAM restoration system for dental practices (1985, CEREC) and the first digital panorama x-ray unit (1995, ORTHOPHOS Plus DS).

Some significant innovations of the past years are, amongst others, the first Compomer Dyract (1993) with its caries protecting effect by fluoride release, Prime&Bond (1995), the first one-bottle Total Etch Adhesive, Aquasil Ultra (2002), the GuttaCore obturator (2009), the first self-levelling bulk-fill flowable SDR (2010), the hybrid x-ray system ORTHOPHOS XG 3D (2010), the treatment center SINIUS (2011), the sintering furnace inFire HTC speed (2011) the CEREC Omnicam (2012), the caries control system SIROInspect (2012) and the Astra Tech Implant System EV (2013), the Class II Solution (2013), the five-axis milling and grinding unit inLab MC X5 (2014), the Cavitron Touch with Steri-Mate 360 Ultrasonic Scaling System (2015) and the soft tissue laser SIROLaser Blue (2015).

New innovations are, amongst others, SphereTEC (2015), the novel spherical filler technology resulting in a new global composite generation, CEREC Zirconia (2016), Celtra Press (2016), the 3D Endo Software (2016), the Class II Solution (2017), Nupro Freedom Cordless Prophy System (2017), OsseoSpeed Profile EV implant (2017), the Ovation S polysapphire clear brackets (2018), Azento (Single Tooth Replacement) (2018), Acuris (2018) and SureSmiler Aligners (2018).