Live WebinarOrthodontic Oral Hygiene
21 Aug 2019, 02:00 AM Brussels
Jackie Dorst BS RDH, John K. Weaver DMD
Founded in 1940 by William Gehrig, Produits Dentaires SA has advanced through the decades, thanks to reputed know-how, outstanding quality and innovative mindset. Today, the company is still family-owned and the third generation, Nicolas and Yann Gehrig, daily strives to implement actions answering the challenges of the international dental industry. Produits Dentaires SA offers to dentists a wide range of high quality products used in endodontics, restoratives, prophylaxis, prosthetics and periodontology. Present in more than 100 countries on the 5 continents, Produits Dentaires SA has created, over the years, an extensive distribution network of agents, wholesale dealers and dental depots. Thanks to our partners, «PD» brand products have gradually gained international repute, synonymous with Swiss Quality at its best.
In 1932, William Gehrig starts exclusive distribution of dental waxes and medicaments of American company Morse & Krug in Switzerland. The partnership ends with beginning of World War II. In 1940, thanks to his experience in the dental field, he founds Produits Dentaires SA and acquires a land and former Nestlé offices just behind Vevey's train station. Within months, the young company grows fast, finding its customers mostly abroad. Due to a large variety of products, Produits Dentaires quickly organized into several departments: laboratory, mechanics, ceramics, wax, points, metals, printing, inventory and administration. From the very beginning, the company has the particularity of developing and manufacturing its own equipment and machinery. Despite difficult circumstances and many war related restrictions, Produits Dentaires publishes its first general catalogue in July 1944. A second edition, revised and largely completed, is released in September 1949. The most recent and eighth edition of the catalogue, translated for the first time in 4 languages, is available since May 2010. Today, the company offers a coherent set of close to 150 products of root canal treatment, restauration and prophylaxis.