The mission of DÜRR DENTAL is to make a sustainable contribution to the development of dental health worldwide. And we have been doing this for 80 years now. As a global leader in quality and innovation, we inspire and support dental practices and laboratories in their daily work with our system solutions.
Discover the world of DÜRR DENTAL and experience a colourful mix of moments and topics from 80 years. We look back at milestones and special events, employees share their opinion and we give an outlook on future products.
is located in Gechingen, the birthplace of our founders. Dürr Optronik has been producing innovative and intuitive imaging systems for the dental industry for more than 50 years. The portfolio offers a wide range of high-tech products, from fully automatic machines for wet development to imaging plates and modern DVT equipment. In the video, the colleagues from Dürr Optronik introduce themselves.
That is the new VistaScan Ultra View from DÜRR DENTAL. The new high-end device is the world's only scanner with RFID technology and two slots that allow users to digitize two imaging plates simultaneously.
In 2016, DÜRR DENTAL launches VistaVox S, a 2D/3D hybrid X-ray unit. With a 3D volume in jaw shape, excellent 2D and 3D images it is an ideal system for the dentist. With our own newly developed image processing software VistaSoft, we supported the 3D reporting of dentists worldwide.
45 years ago DÜRR DENTAL Austria was founded. Last year, the groundbreaking ceremony for a new large building of the branch office in Zirl, Tyrol, took place. The new building is to impress not only with its design but also with a sustainable energy concept. In addition to Managing Director Günter Schernthaner, Martin Dürrstein and his wife Esther were also present at the groundbreaking ceremony.
Our subsidiary "Orochemie" is located nearby, in Kornwestheim, and mainly produces hygiene products, such as our Orotol.
"We congratulate Dürr Dental on your 80th company anniversary. We look back on 55 years of good and trusting cooperation between orochemie and DÜRR DENTAL and look forward to continue this good cooperation."
At the 75th anniversary celebration in the Liederhalle Stuttgart, the board of DÜRR DENTAL presented a donation of 75,000 € to Mercy Ships.
One of the founding fathers is Karl Dürr: born in 1905 and raised in the region of Swabia, where many inventions were made. He had the reputation of being a man of action. At 5 o'clock in the morning, he heated the workshop with his own hands, where he could be found on a regular basis.
We asked what DÜRR DENTAL means to him: "What DÜRR DENTAL means to me? It is a company where the CEO invites you and your family for dinner and you talk and share stories as equals. Where your opinion matters and your ideas have merit. We accept responsibility with each product we sell in the dental field, I am a valued part of a team and an ethos of caring about each other, about clients and about our social responsibility. Where you truly feel part of a family not just in words but in actions!"
Our colleague Russy Mae Bachus talks about her transition from dental practice to DÜRR DENTAL. "After more than 10 years as a dental employee, I switched to DÜRR DENTAL in 2020. What I particularly appreciate about DÜRR DENTAL is that it is a socially committed family business. It is exciting to work in the dental industry as it is growing more and more. Dental and oral health has become important in every layer of society and gives everyone a certain quality of life."
Also in 2021 we have planned some Lunos Seminars & Workshops. You can find an overview at
With the launch of the VistaScan series in 2002, DÜRR DENTAL succeeded in transferring the conventional success of its developing machines into the digital age. Faster, lower X-ray dose, even better image quality - this is what the VistaScan stands for. Today, DÜRR DENTAL offers the broadest portfolio of imaging plate scanners in the dental market and has the right system for every dentist.
With the greening of our roof garden, a small oasis has been created where you can relax and enjoy your breaks. And the DÜRR DENTAL company garden even won 1st prize in the "FirmenGärten grün und gut" (Green and Good Company Gardens) competition organized by the "Grüne Nachbarschaft" (Green Neighborhood) initiative from Ludwigsburg.
At the end of 2020, DÜRR DENTAL received the award as "Top Employer Medium-Sized Businesses 2021". Focus Business and the employer rating portal Kununu have recognized Germany's top medium-sized employers for the fourth time. This time DÜRR DENTAL is among the hidden champions of employee satisfaction and retention.
In 1941, the year the company was founded, the Dürr siblings started their precision mechanical workshop as a team of two. Today, around 1300 employees work for DÜRR DENTAL worldwide with customers in 138 countries. The picture was taken at the IDS in 2019.
As an engineer, the younger brother Wilhelm, was a precision engineer. From 1941, the Dürr brothers' precision engineering workshop was located in the basement of his house in Stuttgart.
Special congratulations have reached us from our three sales representatives from Down Under.
DÜRR DENTAL offers numerous events and webinars every year. This year is no exception. To see if there is something suitable for you, you can find it at
In the DÜRR DENTAL Academy we offer regular trainings and continuing education. Several presentation trainings for national and international participants take place there every year. For the protection of all participants, the DÜRR DENTAL Academy also offered numerous webinars last year.
Whether doing an apprenticeship as a mechatronics technician or as an industrial clerk - every year, a number of trainees start a commercial or technical apprenticeship at DÜRR DENTAL.
Thanks to the first fully automated processor, DÜRR DENTAL was already a pioneer in image quality in X-rays in 1968. The automated process of the processor combined with DÜRR DENTAL developing chemistry significantly and reproducibly improved the image quality in the dental practice.
Assuming social responsibility also relates to the topic of environmental protection. In 2018, DÜRR DENTAL sourced 100% of its electricity from renewable sources and was therefore CO2-neutral. In the future, DÜRR DENTAL would like to further expand its commitment to the sustainable use of natural resources.
80 years of history in dentistry. 80 years of innovative products for the needs of tomorrow. All the best for the anniversary DÜRR DENTAL wishes the Italian team!
The expansion of the product range as well as the development of international markets require a significant extension of the DÜRR DENTAL headquarters. At the end of 2006 the groundbreaking ceremony was held by the then managing directors Walter Dürr and Martin Dürrstein. In addition to the expansion of laboratory and office space, the service area was also enlarged.
In a major fire in 2013 - shortly before the IDS - flames up to 20 meters high devastated the production halls at the company headquarters. Thanks in part to the dedicated efforts of our colleagues, products could be delivered again just 48 hours after the fire. An event that welded us together!
"I have been with DÜRR DENTAL since the end of 2006. The special thing is, DÜRR DENTAL is like an extended family: Not everything always runs smoothly, but when it really matters, everyone sticks together."
Hardly any other topic moved us more in the dental environment last year than aerosols. Here you can see how they are created and, more importantly, how they can be effectively combated.
Located in Weilrod in the Taunus region. Among other things, Medtronic manufactures dental instrument tubes - "Made in Germany". We also received congratulations from them: "The Medtronic team wishes DÜRR DENTAL all the best for its 80th anniversary! Here's to a continued common, healthy and successful future!"
The proven System Hygiene from DÜRR DENTAL has been around since 1986. Thanks to the simple 4-color logic, the practice staff knows immediately for which application area the hygiene solutions are used. Another reason to celebrate: Just in time for the 35th anniversary, the hygiene products are given a new look.
In 2014, DÜRR DENTAL is awarded the Hidden Champion Award in the category Social Responsibility. The picture shows CEO Martin Dürrstein and his wife Esther.
Every year, colleagues from DÜRR DENTAL go on a joint skiing trip. This not only strengthens team cohesion, but also the fun never falls by the wayside!
The DÜRR DENTAL subsidiary DÜRR NDT contributes significantly to the safety of space programs such as those of ESA and NASA. For example, the HD-CR 35 NDT imaging plate scanner from DÜRR NDT is used for X-ray inspection of welds, from the outer shell to fuel lines. Founded in 2006, DÜRR NDT has its headquarters just a few meters away from DÜRR DENTAL SE and has established itself as one of the market leaders in imaging inspection within a short period of time. DÜRR NDT also wishes all the best for the 80th anniversary and looks forward to further years of good cooperation!
Restore peace and quiet again at last during treatments – with the VC 65. The quiet way this unit delivers its powerful performance has a calming effect on patients and makes it easier for the team to concentrate on the actual task in hand.
Markus Schertzl, Head of Purchasing, has been with DÜRR DENTAL for a long time: "20 years ago I started as a technical buyer at DÜRR DENTAL. Since 2011, I have been privileged to hold the position of Head of Purchasing. What I appreciate about DÜRR DENTAL as an employer are the short decision-making processes and that you always find an open door with our board members. I also like the diverse and varied tasks."
In Switzerland, the new branch of DÜRR DENTAL Schweiz AG including its own showroom was inaugurated in Oberhasli (ZH) on October 9, 2018.
In September 1981, ground was broken for the new building in Höpfigheimer Strasse in Bietigheim-Bissingen. A good year later, the new building was ready to move in.
Connections with the US company Air Techniques have existed since the 1970s. Air Techniques has been a wholly owned DÜRR DENTAL subsidiary since 2008 supply customers in the North American market with high-quality medical technology. We are pleased that congratulations on the 80th anniversary have also reached us from the USA.
30 probes at a depth of 99 meters supply 2500 sqm of the DÜRR DENTAL headquarters with geothermal energy. At the same time, the building is cooled in this way in summer. This creates a responsible and resource-saving cycle.
"With DÜRR DENTAL I have found the ideal company. For me, DÜRR DENTAL has exactly the right company size - with a worldwide presence. A secure company in the medical industry, which is less susceptible to economic cycles. One knows the owners and the management of the company personally and is in contact with all divisions of the company."
As a Christmas event, the management had come up with something special in 2019: All employees of DÜRR DENTAL as well as the subsidiaries were invited to an exclusive circus performance. A colorful evening for DÜRR DENTAL.
With further innovations DÜRR DENTAL wants to continuously improve practice hygiene. In 2019 the Hygowater was therefore introduced for the treatment of service water. The advantages: the unique combination of filtration and electrolysis and the absence of chemicals! As a result, the minimization requirement according to the Drinking Water Ordinance is met and the practice still has perfect water quality.
In 2019, the new building of DÜRR DENTAL Japan was ceremoniously opened. It contains a local service and repair workshop, training facilities and a dedicated showroom.
This Italian racing car, which has already participated in the Italian Fiat Abarth Championship, is now on display at the DÜRR DENTAL Academy in Bietigheim-Bissingen. It was originally used in Italy as an attractive incentive for depot customers to successfully increase sales of DÜRR DENTAL products in Italy.
With increasing success, the company's premises at the time became too small. Therefore, Karl and Wilhelm moved their business from Ludwigsburg to Bietigheim in 1954, more precisely to Etzelstraße 6. The families lived next door to each other above the offices. To this day, the headquarters of DÜRR DENTAL SE is in Bietigheim-Bissingen.
"Social responsibility is a top priority at DÜRR DENTAL. It is particularly positive to note how much DÜRR DENTAL contributes to the promotion of regional sports groups as well as events. DÜRR DENTAL is aware of its social responsibility and role and would like to give something back to the employees and the people in the region."
Until today one of the most important topics in the dental practice: suction. Thanks to the development of the first suction system DÜRR DENTAL made it possible for dentists to treat their patients in a lying position. Today, a powerful suction system plays an important role, especially with regard to infection protection, as it has been proven to prevent the risk of aerosol spread. Until today one of the best known DÜRR DENTAL products: The Orotol. This cleaning and care product has been available since 1965 and was developed especially for the suction system.
The compressed air required in the dental practice must be dry, oil-free and hygienic. This requires a special / relatively complex compressor-technology, without which this would not be possible. It is therefore not without reason that the compressor is known as the "oil-free" heart of the practice. This area of practice supply is one of the oldest business fields at DÜRR DENTAL - the fact that we are still leading in these fields makes us proud.
From now on DÜRR DENTAL presents itself on the internet with a new web presence at
As a reliable partner, we are also represented at the IDS this year. We would like to be at your side and present the most important innovations, also with regard to hygiene.
From the small workshop in Stuttgart to the wide world. Today, DÜRR DENTAL is active in more than 145 countries and offers dentists worldwide system solutions for their very individual needs.
The competent team has already successfully implemented numerous large-scale projects with several treatment and simulation workstations. The focus is on individually designed planning of the technical infrastructure, e.g. for dental compressed air and suction systems, as well as the associated product selection.
In recent years, DÜRR DENTAL has not only been able to expand internationally, but has also also recorded a reliable growth in sales. While annual sales in 1950 were the equivalent of 280,000€, they were approximately 274 million Euro in 2020.
In order to serve our customers in Japan even better, in 2014 the branch in Japan was established. Our dedicated team of specialists has been working in our own building in Kobe since 2019. In addition to a showroom, we offer training courses for our products as well as educational training courses. Our customers will receive fast and reliable service and support from our workshop.
In 2014, DÜRR DENTAL was presented with the Hidden Champion Award of the news channel n-tv. DÜRR DENTAL took first place in the category "Social Responsibility". This topic continues to play a major role in the corporate culture.
Who knows best which optimizations would be necessary in the dental practice? The practice staff, of course! Therefore, DÜRR DENTAL asks its customers for their creative ideas, which they can submit in our innovation portal. Do you have an idea?
In our brand hallway at headquarters, not only the most important milestones of the company can be seen, but also the latest developments, such as company turnover or employee numbers. At events such as here at the Prophylaxis Days 2018, visitors have the opportunity to get to know DÜRR DENTAL better and to visit areas such as the brand hallway or the production.