Straumann® 70 years

Excellence & Innovation

For over seventy years, Straumann has epitomized transformative innovation, introducing pioneering advancements that have significantly influenced the industry. Adhering to the highest standards of Swiss manufacturing, Straumann not only boasts a rich heritage, but today also serves as a standard for excellence in dentistry. But the distinction goes beyond the tangible attributes of its "Engineered in Switzerland" products – quality, precision, reliability, durability, and biocompatibility.
It's the entrepreneurial and idealistic values that have shaped its identity and built a trust and reputation among dental practitioners unmatched in the industry. The company's achievements and credibility are firmly rooted in its rigorous research and reliance on scientific evidence "without shortcuts". An ambition that is complemented by a vanguard role in training and education, with the aim of making the highest quality of treatment available to patients worldwide.
Since 1998, Straumann has been publicly traded, yet it continues to have the Straumann family as a major shareholder, distinguishing the company from many competitors in the field.

A history of restless innovation: the milestones

1954 – 1974 | research and science

Laying the foundations

In 1954, Reinhard Straumann founded the Dr. Ing. R. Straumann Research Institute AG in Waldenburg. This initial era of Straumann (1954 – 1974) was marked by significant contributions to research in materials and alloys for osteosynthesis. The period also witnessed the development of strong partnerships with leading scientific communities, setting the stage for the company's entry into the field of dental implantology, which was an emerging area at the time. By 1960, the Swiss Association for the Study of Internal Fixation (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen, AO) sought Straumann's expertise to address technical challenges. In 1967, following the death of his father, Fritz Straumann took the helm of the company.

  • 1954

    Reinhard Straumann establishes the Dr. Ing. R. Straumann Research Institute AG in Waldenburg.

  • 1960

    The Swiss Association for the Study of Internal Fixation (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen – AO) asks Straumann to help solve technical problems.

  • 1967

    Fritz Straumann, son of the founder, takes over as head of the company after his father’s death.

 1974 – 1990 | implantology & ITI

The company makes its mark

Straumann's foray into dental implantology starts with the launch of the first dental implant in 1974 (titanium hollow cylinder implant). This milestone was followed by the creation of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) in 1980, which has since become the world's largest scientific dental network. A significant advancement during this period was the introduction of the Tissue Level Morse Tapered implant in 1986.

  • 1974

    With the first hollow cylinder implant made of titanium, the company begins its international success story with the Straumann® Dental Implant System (SDIS).

  • 1980

    Establishment of the International Team for Implantology (ITI).

  • 1986

    Introduction of the Straumann® Tissue Level Morse Tapered Implant.

1990 – 2014 | Entrepreneurial rise

Establishment as first choice in implantology

In 1990, Thomas Straumann, the grandson of the company founder, takes over the management of the Institut Straumann AG. The 1998 initial public offering (IPO) was a pivotal moment, driving further expansion. At the end of this 60-year era, in 2014, Straumann has garnered an unmatched reputation for its scientific research, advancements in material and surface science, a committed network of dental professionals and educational initiatives, Swiss precision, exceptional implant survival rates, and a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit. This period was characterized by significant developments in materials, surfaces, implant systems, digital technologies, including CAD/CAM, regenerative products, and considerable international expansion.

  • 1990

    Thomas Straumann, grandson of the company founder, takes over the management of Institut Straumann.

  • 1999

    Introduction of the synOcta® abutment concept: the unqiue 8° morse taper connection represents one of the safest implant-abutment connections in implantology.

  • 2002

    With the launch of the innovative Straumann® Emdogain® solution, the company enters the field of oral tissue regeneration.

  • 2005

    Launch of Straumann® SLActive®, the groundbreaking, hydrophilic implant surface.

  • 2007

    Straumann enters the field of CAD/CAM.

  • 2009

    Launch of the high-performance Straumann® Roxolid® implant material.

  • 1990 – 2014

    Affiliates and distributors in more than 70 countries.

2014 – 2024 | Transformation

Setting the course for a digital future

Between 2014 and 2024, Straumann undergoes considerable innovation and expansion, thriving in an environment of deep socio-economic, technological, and political shifts. This period is distinguished by significant progress in multiple areas of treatment, especially in the field of implantology, marked by the launch of new products that embody the Straumann seal of quality, again setting new standards in treatment protocols and clinical long-term success.

  • 2014

    With a focus on esthetics and biocompatibility, the Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant offers an alternative to metal implants.

  • 2015

    The Straumann® Bone Level Tapered (BLT) implant line expands the options of the SDIS.

  • 2018

    Collaboration with botiss® with a full portfolio in oral tissue regeneration, a crucial area for comprehensive dental treatment.

  • 2019/20

    The Straumann® BLX and TLX implant systems are another significant step in providing more options in bone level implant placement.

  • 2021

    In this time, the production capacities in Villeret, Curitiba, Mansfield, Andover, and Shanghai are tripled, reacting to the strong growth and demand for the Straumann Group's products.

  • 2023

    With the acquisition of GalvoSurge the company further demonstrates its commitment to a comprehensive dental offering that also includes post-implantation care.

  • 2023

    Acquisition of AlliedStar, a rising manufacturer of intraoral scanners committed to innovation.

All these activities demonstrate Straumann's continuous effort to lead in dental innovation and to proactively respond to the evolving needs of both dental professionals and patients, and adapt to the changing technological, socio-economic, and political landscape in the healthcare sector.

2024 and beyond | Driven to excel and to innovate

Actively addressing the megatrends of our time

The rapid pace of digital evolution in dentistry has soared to unprecedented levels, setting the stage for a future where digital integration is a crucial aspect of treatment methods. The next decade is expected to witness groundbreaking innovations centered around fully connected, integrated, open systems, services, and solutions. These developments are aimed at improving experiences for both customers and patients while upholding the highest standards in material, scientific, and clinical quality, now enhanced by the convenience provided by enabling technologies.

Upcoming focus projects:

  • Straumann® iEXCEL: the Straumann Performance System for comprehensive digital workflows
  • GalvoSurge®: the dental implant cleaning system
  • Straumann® iEXCEL: the ultimate Dental Performance System. Versatility, simplicity, of one prosthetic connection, integrated digital workflows.
  • Software and solutions powered by AI for design, planning, and patient experience enhancement
  • Enhancing oral care with continuous innovation in digital device

The first choice in premium dentistry

The Straumann® dental performance system

Empowering you to excel

Four implant designs in one single instrument set. Choose the right option to tackle most patient situations, even during surgery. The SLActive® surface is appropriate even for patients who are compromised by smoking, diabetes, or radiation therapy. One TorcFit™ connection for all four implant designs share the same connection diameter for all prosthetics. Restorative simplicity with a complete range of original Straumann® stock and customized prosthetics. Integrated digital workflows and services designed to deliver predictable, efficient and high-quality outcomes, from single to full-arch indications.

Peace of mind in every indication

Customers can be confident on the reliability and excellence of all Straumann® Dental Implant System components. They are designed to deliver predictable, efficient, and high-quality results across a wide spectrum of dental needs, from single tooth replacements to full-arch restorations and they are versatile enough to accommodate both conventional and immediate placement protocols, providing professionals with the flexibility to tailor treatments to individual patient needs. This ensures a seamless and trustworthy experience for every dental procedure.

Straumann® prosthetic solutions

Full flexibility and service

Straumann boasts an extensive prosthetic portfolio that caters to a wide range of dental requirements, compatible with both traditional and digital workflows. This flexibility allows dental professionals to choose their preferred design and production techniques. Additionally, Straumann offers top-tier services for the planning, design, and fabrication of bespoke implant prosthetics, customized to individual requirements in our global centers.

Dental laboratories are integral to implant dentistry

Dental labs are functioning with exceptional efficiency. Our seven decades of collaboration with dentists and lab technicians have enriched our understanding of the intricate skills and artistry required in this domain. We are dedicated to fostering a collaborative and trusting atmosphere, which significantly enhances the collaboration between both internal and external dental laboratories and dentists. This collaborative approach is crucial to our continuous advancements in dental implantology.

Straumann® Digital Solutions

Digital transformation in dentistry

Our united vision recognizes the vast advantages of digital dentistry: improved patient involvement, precise treatment planning, better utilization of time and space in practices, labs, and clinics, cost savings, enhanced patient comfort, and transparent data usage.

Beyond software, equipment, and materials

We offer platforms and services that integrate all components seamlessly. Our goal is to close the gap between digital aspirations and practical application in labs and practices, turning isolated innovations into comprehensive, validated treatment workflows centered on the patient. Leveraging AI, we focus on speed, productivity, and efficiency, while maintaining a patient-centered approach and ensuring ease of use for practitioners and lab technicians.

The transformative effect of our digital solution

No matter your choice, our comprehensive approach improves
patient engagement, treatment predictability and promotes effective and streamlined collaboration with your professional network. Central to our technology is the use of AI, which boosts efficient and simpler workflows, allowing you to enhance your business. Our solutions are designed with a focus on the patient, greatly enhancing communication and thus increasing case acceptance rates.

Straumann® regenerative solutions

Master any challenge

We recognize that each case is as unique as the patient. Whether the patient requires a volume-preserving xenograft, the rapid and natural outcomes of an allograft, or a harmonious blend of both, Straumann’s cutting-edge solutions provide the necessary tools to effectively address any challenge.

Three key pillars

Stable and healthy hard and soft tissues are essential for the long-term clinical success of implants. Straumann® Regenerative Solutions are designed to regenerate these tissues around teeth or dental implants, ensuring their lasting function and esthetic appeal. Our offerings are structured around three key pillars that span the patient's dental journey, addressing the full spectrum of cases, ranging from straightforward to intricate: Tooth preservation, implant-site management, and implant preservation.

Cornerstones: Research, Scientific Evidence and Enablement