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Dental Excellence Since 1909

At KaVo, our ongoing pursuit of Dental Excellence has been a part of our DNA since 1909. What began simply as a challenge to construct a superior dental instrument, laid the foundation for KaVo to become a global leader in the dental industry. Through constant innovation, KaVo has made significant contributions to dentistry. Over the past century, we have maintained a standard of excellence that permeates all that we do. We continue to challenge ourselves to remain true to our legacy and give our customers a reason to smile everyday.

2017

New Logo Revealed

KaVo revealed a new, modern logo at the 152nd Chicago Midwinter Meeting, with a rebranding that emphasizes KaVo’s position in dentistry as a global technology and equipment leader.

2017

Expanded Product Portfolio

KaVo introduced a comprehensive product portfolio at 152nd Chicago Midwinter Meeting, expanding its product offering beyond market-leading handpieces to include innovative treatment units and imaging solutions under its banner of quality.

2017

KaVo Imaging Products

KaVo introduces its new line of imaging solutions: KaVo ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH™ OP 3D Pro, KaVo ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH OP 2D, and KaVo FOCUS™. A key step in renovating and projecting the award-winning ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH technology into the future.

2015

MASTER Technologies

KaVo introduces the MASTERtorque™ M8700 L high-speed handpiece with the advanced technology of the MASTERtorque M8900 L in a mini head. Also launched is the MASTERmatic™ Series of electrics, featuring significant improvements in head size without compromising power and performance.

2014

MASTER & EXPERT Technologies

KaVo introduces the MASTERtorque™ M8900 L, one of world’s most powerful and advanced high-speed turbines. KaVo also introduces the new surgical portfolio featuring the MASTERsurg™ and EXPERTsurg™— simple and intuitive surgical motors, redefining the best.

2012

INTRAmatic is Introduced

KaVo introduces INTRAmatic LUX™ KL703 LED Short Motor, one of the shortest and lightest motors.

2011

50 Years of ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH

CBCT era begins. ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH OP300, the most comprehensive 3-in-1 platform is launched to celebrate 50 years of ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH success.

2009

100 Year Anniversary & COMFORTdrive

KaVo celebrates 100 years of serving the dental industry of providing dental excellence. KaVo introduces the COMFORTdrive™ — KaVo’s most innovative high-speed electrics system.

2009

ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH OP30

A new member to the ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH product family — OP30 — is launched.

2008

GENTLEmini & GENTLEray

KaVo introduces GENTLEsilence™ LUX 6500 B – one of the quietest turbines in the world.

2005

GENTLEsilence is Introduced

KaVo introduces GENTLEsilence™ LUX 6500 B – one of the quietest turbines in the world.

2000

DIAGNOdent is Introduced

KaVo introduces the revolutionary DIAGNOdent™, a caries detection aid.

1999

New OP100 Innovations

New innovations, such as the lifting cassette head and linear tomography, are introduced along with the OP100 product family.

1992

ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH OP100

Direct digital ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH OP100 product family is introduced.

1982

Transition to Turbines

KaVo integrates the first light conductors into turbines.

1978

ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH Leads

ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH system becomes the leading name within dental panoramic imaging with models OP5/OC5, OP6 and OP10/OC10.

1977

MULTIflex

The KaVo MULTIflex™ is the first quick-release coupling.

1961

ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH Begins

The first dental panoramic X-ray, ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH OP1, is developed.

1958

Borden-Air 60

KaVo launches its first turbine called Borden-Air 60.

1928

Sterilizable Handpiece

The first sterilizable handpiece is created by KaVo.

1909

KaVo Founders

KaVo is founded by Alois Kaltenbach and in 1919 Richard Voigt joins the company.