Our history

Straumann – more than half a century of experience and research.

Prof Reinhard Straumann

Focus on implants

In 1954, Reinhard Straumann founded the Dr. Ing. R. Straumann Research Institute AG. Until 1970, the company specialized in materials testing and alloys for timing instruments. Four years later, Straumann presented its first dental implants, including the world’s first one-stage implant.

By 1990, Straumann was a leading manufacturer of osteosynthesis implants. A management buyout of the osteosynthesis division in 1990 – leading to the creation of a separate company now known as Synthes – marked the beginning of Straumann as it is known today.

Global Headquarters

Straumann today

In 1998, Straumann Holding AG became publicly traded on the Swiss Exchange. The year 2000 saw the opening of the production site in Villeret and the Technology Center in Waldenburg. In 2004 Straumann moved to its new global headquarters in Basel.

Since 2003, Straumann has expanded its portfolio to include products for oral tissue regeneration, CADCAM (computer-aided design and manufacturing), guided surgery and intra-oral scanning.

2012

Straumann acquires 49% of Neodent, Brazil’s leading dental implant company

Large clinical study of Straumann SLA tissue-level dental implants at the Berne University in Switzerland yields impressive 10-year outcomes

2011

Minority stake in Dental Wings and collaboration with 3M ESPE to integrate DWOS® (Dental Wings Open Software) platform

2010

2010 Straumann® CARES® Digital Solutions platform connecting dental professionals across disciplines; exclusive distribution of CADENT iTero intra-oral scanning solution; Straumann® MembraGel liquid membrane

2009

Roxolid® – the new high-strength material for dental implants which is stronger than titanium and shows excellent osseointegration; acquisition of the dental business of IVS Solutions AG; coDiagnostiX™ software for guided surgery

2007

Acquisition of etkon, a leader in CADCAM-based tooth restorations (now Straumann CADCAM GmbH); Straumann® Bone Level implants designed for maximum flexibility and minimum complexity

2005

SLActive® – the implant surface designed to offer shorter healing times, improved bone formation and therefore reduced risk of implant loss1; bone regeneration with Straumann® BoneCeramic

2003

Acquisition of Swedish company Biora; oral tissue regeneration with Straumann® Emdogain

1999

synOcta® - the system for a new level of flexibility in prosthetics

1997

SLA® – the pioneering surface technology cuts healing time in half2


1 Straumann® SLActive Scientific Evidence, Fifth Edition, 2010.
2 Scacchi M. et al, The development of the ITI DENTAL IMPLANT SYSTEM. Part 2: 1998-2000: Steps into the next millennium. Clin Oral Implants Res 2000; 11:22-32

iTero™ is a trademark of Cadent Ltd., Israel.
DWOS® is a registered trademark of Dental Wings Inc., Canada.