An impressive heritage built on strong values.

Straumann’s heritage of pioneering innovation spans more than six decades. For 50 years, we have channeled our expertise, experience, and creativity into dentistry, redefining the boundaries of possibility for dental professionals and patients. The journey continues and is more exciting than ever.

1954
Straumann Research Institute founded in Waldenburg, Switzerland.

1964
First implants for treating bone fractures.

1974
One-stage procedure; first titanium hollow cylinder implant.

1980
Foundation of the International Team for Implantology.

1986
Soft-tissue-level implant.

1997
Introduction of the Straumann® SLA® surface.

1998
Initial Public Offering of Straumann.

1999
Introduction of the Straumann® Synocta® Prosthetic System.

2002
Acquisition of Biora, Sweden. Entry into biomaterials/tissue regeneration.

2004
The Latin American Institute for Research and Dental Education was inaugurated.

2005
Introduction of SLActive® implant surface

2007
Acquisition of etkon in Germany – entry into CADCAM prosthetics.

2009
Introduction of Roxolid® high strength implant material.

2011
Investment in Dental Wings, Canada – entry into digital dentistry.

2012
Straumann® acquires 49 % of Neodent®, Brazil’s leading implant maker – entry into value implant segment.

2013
Entry into multiplatform prosthetics: investments in Medentika in Germany and Createch in Spain.

2014
Partnership with biomaterials specialist botiss biomaterials in Germany.
Introduction of the Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant System.

2015
Straumann® Bone Level Tapered Implant introduced.
Straumann® increases ownership of Neodent® to 100%

2016
Straumann full prosthetics portfolio.
Indian implant manufacturer Equinox acquired.

2017
Straumann Group established.
Entry into orthodontics with acquisitions of ClearCorrect™ in the US and Geniova in Spain.
30% stake acquired in Rapid Shape, German pioneer in 3D printing.
Controlling interest gained in Medentika.
Dental Wings fully acquired.

2018
Stake in Createch increased to 100%.
Controlling stake in Taiwanese implant manufacturer T-Plus.
30% stake acquired in botiss biomaterials.
Investment in Dental Monitoring AI-enabled remote monitoring.
30% stake in Z-Systems, Swiss pioneer in ceramic implants.

2019
Full acquisition of the Turkish implant company, Zinedent, and Anthogyr, the leading French implant manufacturer.
Controlling stake in Valoc, Swiss developer of implant prosthetic fixation devices.
Partnership with ZhenLi – entry into Chinese clear aligner market with Smyletech brand.