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.
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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.
Are you excited? Here we will soon present a novelty from the field of digital X-ray.
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
Behind this curtain awaits you a delicious product innovation soon!
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.
Something new in the field of hygiene technology? You'll find out more as soon as we lift this curtain.
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.
Behind this curtain you can expect a product innovation for practice supply.
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!
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.
Soon you can see something new here for the field of suction in practice.
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.