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Implantmed: A game changer in implantology

By Dental Tribune USA
November 02, 2021

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, according to the company, which asserts that’s been the case for 20 years.

The device is opening new possibilities for treatment and is helping the professional community to progress. And since its launch, Implantmed has grown rapidly from a new technology to become a best-selling smart device today.

The enabler for individual workflows

Technologies for implant stability measurement and smart solutions for digital networking make Implantmed unique in the industry today, according to the company. Users can tailor it to their individual implantology workflow, and thanks to its optional product features, it can be ideally adjusted to clinical requirements.

Of course, the journey from the very first Implantmed through to the smart device has been an evolution, and one which is continuing apace.

Making a splash from day one

It was a race against time. The IDS was due to start on time, but the newcomer was not quite ready for its grand début. With a great deal of dedication, a team of developers applied the final touches and put Implantmed in pole position just in time, and bang, on schedule at IDS in March 2001, W&H’s new implantology motor was presented to the public for the first time. With its sterilizable motor and cable, five different programs and straightforward and safe operation, it really caused a stir in the professional community, according to the company. Despite the tight time frame, the goal was achieved and the foundations laid for future success.

As early as 2005, Implantmed was given a new ergonomic design and improved motor technology. Available in two housing colours, it made an eye-catching addition to any dental practice. Numerous implant manufacturers added the W&H product to their portfolio.

Shortly afterward, the innovation was given a facelift and, from 2011, was available in a shiny new housing. An integrated mechanical automatic thread cutter function was also included from this point, providing support for implant insertion in the lower jaw.

Just five years later, W&H lit an innovation firework, according to the company: in cooperation with Osstell AB, now a member of the W&H Group, Implantmed was the first implantology motor to be enhanced with Osstell’s ISQ functionality for implant stability measurement. For the first time, this allowed dental staff to check the status of osseointegration in real time and thus determine the optimal load time for an implant.

But things didn’t stop there. This Implantmed generation also featured a color display, touch screen, a new coolant pump, individual user profiles and a documentation function, as well as customization features. A wireless foot control ensured that several W&H devices (such as Implantmed and Piezomed) could be conveniently and easily operated with just one foot control. The motor, the shortest and most powerful implantology motor on the market by some distance, was a particular highlight.

The version with a light ensured optimal illumination in all treatment situations.
In 2018, W&H added Implantmed Classic and Implantmed Plus to its portfolio, thereby offering two models for different customer requirements for the first time.

ioDent was the first step in connecting Implantmed to the “Internet of Dental Things.” The new digital solution was unveiled at IDS 2019 in Cologne. Implantmed Plus and the ioDent system support the digital implantology workflow and connect dentist, patient and high-end devices.

Always a step ahead

W&H has been responding to dentists’ requirements for 20 years. Every Implantmed generation is always a step ahead, the company asserts. Now, as they did before, technical features and optimal reliability make Implantmed a game changer in implantology. And this ambition is sure to carry forward into the future as Implantmed is becoming an innovative systems solution — highlights guaranteed!

(Source: W&H)

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