Glossary

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ABUTMENT
A component that connects the implant with the prosthesis and protrudes into the oral cavity.

AMORTIZATION
Systematic allocation of the depreciable amount of an intangible asset or goodwill over its useful life

BONECERAMIC
Straumann’s fully synthetic bone substitute for bone augmentation procedures

BONE LEVEL IMPLANT
Implant where the connection between the implant and the abutment is placed at the level of the bone crest

BRIDGE
An appliance used literally to bridge the gap left by missing teeth by using one or more false teeth fixed to crowns anchored to tooth stumps or implants

CADCAM
Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing, a computer system is used both for designing a product and for controlling manufacturing processes

CAGR
Compound Annual Growth Rate, annualized growth rate over a multiple year period

CNC LATHE
Computerized Numerically Controlled lathe used to machine implants and other components

CONSISTENT EMERGENCE PROFILES
Optimized and uniform soft tissue management through prosthetic components of the Bone Level Implant system

COPING
A covering or cap that fits on an abutment and is usually made of metal, ceramic or plastic

CROSSFIT
Straumann’s self-guiding internal implant-abutment connection, featuring four internal grooves that prevent rotation and ensure precise fi t and a conical interface for lasting mechanical stability

CROWN
A tooth-shaped cap attached to a tooth stump or implant abutment

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DENTAL TECHNICIAN
Dental professional who manufactures patient-specific crowns, bridges, dentures and other dental prosthetics according to the dentist’s specifications

DEPRECIATION
Systematic allocation of the depreciable amount of a tangible asset

EARNINGS PER SHARE (EPS)
Net profit divided by the number of shares

EBIT
Earnings before interest and taxes; also referred to here as operating profit

EBITDA
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization

EBIT MARGIN
Operating profit (EBIT) divided by group sales in %

ECONOMIC PROFIT
(EP) See compensation report in Straumann’s Annual report

EDENTULOUS
Having no teeth

ENAMEL MATRIX DERIVATE (EMDOGAIN)
An extract of enamel matrix proteins, which are involved in the development of cementum, periodontal ligament and bone

ENDODONTICS
Branch of dentistry concerned with the etiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries that affect the dental pulp, tooth root and periapical tissue

EQUITY RATIO
Shareholder equity divided by total assets in % ERP Enterprise Resource Planning

FREE CASH FLOW
Net cash from operating activities less capital expenditures plus net proceeds from property, plant and equipment

FREE CASH FLOW MARGIN
Free cash flow divided by group sales in %

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GBR
Guided Bone Regeneration

GLASS CERAMICS
Ceramic of lithium disilicate or similar high-performance material that combines strength with translucence; examples include Ivoclar Vivadent’s IPS e.max

GOODWILL
Future economic benefits arising from assets that are not capable of being individually identified and separately recognized IFRS International Financial Reporting Standards

HYDROPHILIC
Readily absorbing or attracting water, or having chemical groups that interact with water

IMPAIRMENT LOSS
An impairment loss is the amount by which the carrying amount of an asset or a cash-generating unit exceeds its recoverable value

INLAY
A pre-made individualized filling cemented into a tooth. Inlays can also be used to carry bridges

ITI
International Team for Implantology

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LOADING
Subjecting an implant to biting pressure by fitting a temporary/ permanent crown

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MEMBRANE
A barrier used e.g. in GBR to prevent rapidly growing soft tissue from occupying space into which new bone should form, and to stabilize bone augmentation materials NIS Non-interventional study, designed to evaluate products in everyday clinical settings in a wide range of patients, where the clinician can use the product however deemed suitable, provided that treatment guidelines are followed

NET PROFIT MARGIN
Net profit divided by group sales in %

ONE-STAGE PROCEDURE
Surgical procedure whereby the implant is placed but not covered by the gum tissue during healing, so no second surgical procedure is necessary to uncover the implant

ORGANIC GROWTH
Organic growth is the growth excluding effect from business combination and currency effects.

ORTHODONTICS
Branch of dentistry concerned with the correction of misaligned teeth using appliances designed to move the teeth into a more favorable position over a period of time

OSSEOINTEGRATION
The integration of an implant with the surrounding bone

OSTEOCONDUCTIVE
An osteoconductive substance has the ability to act as a scaffold to which bone cells can attach, initiating bone growth

OSTEOINDUCTIVE
A substance with the ability to induce bone growth

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PAY-OUT RATIO
Dividend paid divided by net profit over the same period in %

PERI-IMPLANTITIS
Inflammatory tissue pathology and progressive bone loss at implant site resulting from plaque accumulation and bacterial infiltration around dental implants

PERIODONTICS
Branch of dentistry concerned with the care and treatment of the supporting tissues of the teeth from gingival to the adjacent alveolar bone and ligament

PERIODONTIST
Dental professional specialized in the periodontal tissue and bone surrounding the teeth and in treating diseases that affect them

PERIODONTITIS
Progressive disease of the periodontal tissues, resulting in the gradual loss of the tooth and supporting structures

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (PEG)
A hydrophilic polymer (macromolecule of repeating units) that interacts with cell membranes and promotes fusion of cells

PRE-SHAPED ANATOMIC ABUTMENT
Abutment designed with the anatomical considerations of the periodontal tissue as well as occlusal and functional aspects in mind, and for modification by both the technician and dentist

PROSTHODONTIST
A dental professional who carries out prosthetic restorations on natural teeth and implants RCT Randomized controlled trial

RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY
Branch of dentistry concerned with the replacement or reconstruction of the tooth or teeth

ROA
Return on assets; net profit divided by average assets in %

ROCE
Return on capital employed; earnings before interest and taxes divided by average capital employed in %

ROE
Return on equity; net profit divided by average equity in %

ROXOLID
Straumann’s new alloy of titanium and zirconium, designed specifically for dental implants in sites with limited available space and where greater strength is required SLA Sand blasted with Large grit and Acid etched.

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SHAREHOLDER RETURN (TSR)
Profit or loss realized by an investment at the end of a specified calendar year. TSR includes capital gains/losses from increases/decreases in stock price as well as received dividends.

SLA
refers to Straumann’s second-generation implant surface technology introduced in 1998, which – with the exception of SLActive – is the gold standard in terms of osseointegration time

SLACTIVE
Straumann’s third-generation implant surface technology, which – by virtue of its hydrophilic properties – cuts healing times in half

TISSUE LEVEL IMPLANT
Implant where the connection between the implant and the abutment is placed at the level of the soft tissue, so that the soft tissue surrounds the polished collar of the implant

TITANIUM
Metallic substance isolated from minerals as an iron-gray powder; available in many forms and used in many dental and orthopedic applications

TWO-STAGE PROCEDURE
Surgical procedure whereby the implant is inserted and a healing cap placed, which is covered by the gum tissue during healing; a second surgical procedure is performed later, where the healing cap is removed and an abutment and provisional prosthesis placed

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WACC
Weighted average cost of capital

ZERION
etkon’s 100% metal-free, biocompatible, full-ceramic zirconium oxide for customized reconstructions ZIRCONIA ZrO2 – the white oxide of zirconium used on account of its infusibility and luminosity in dental prosthetics, enamels and glazes

ZIRCONIUM
A grayish-white, strong, ductile metallic element obtained from zircon and used in ceramic and refractory compounds as an alloying agent