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SDS implant system receives CleanImplant Foundation’s Trusted Quality Mark

Scanning electron microscope (SEM) analysis of the SDS2.2 implant (image of the entire implant electronically composed of 400 individual SEM images in the highest resolution). (Image: CleanImplant Foundation)
CleanImplant Foundation

CleanImplant Foundation

Tue. 16. November 2021


KREUZLINGEN, Switzerland: For the third time this year, the CleanImplant Foundation has awarded its Trusted Quality Mark for outstanding surface cleanliness. Swiss Dental Solutions (SDS), a Swiss manufacturer of ceramic implants, received the award for its SDS2.2 implant system.

Dr Dirk U. Duddeck, founder and head of research of the CleanImplant Foundation, presented the award to Dr Karl Ulrich Volz, founder and CEO of SDS, at the first Joint Congress for Ceramic Implants (JCCI), which was held on 15 and 16 October in Kreuzlingen in Switzerland and gathered an international audience of about 300 on-site and online participants.

Dr Dirk U. Duddeck (right), founder and head of research of the CleanImplant Foundation presented the Trusted Quality Mark certificate to Dr Ulrich Volz, CEO of Swiss Dental Solutions, for the SDS2.2 ceramic implant system. (Image: CleanImplant Foundation)

The Trusted Quality Mark was created to recognise implant systems with exceptional surface cleanliness. As the mark builds on documented and clinically relevant data and is thus highly sought after as a qualitative reference, the award is growing in importance for dentists and patients alike. Dr Volz acknowledged: “The CleanImplant quality mark is further proof that SDS has reached the highest level of quality in ceramic implant production, as an advocate for biological dentistry.”

A current analysis of more than 100 different sterile-packaged implant systems was carried out by the CleanImplant Foundation in close collaboration with Charité—Universitätsmedizin Berlin in Germany and the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. The analysis revealed that, despite sterile packaging, contaminant-free surfaces are not a matter of course. Dr Duddeck found significant quantities of contaminants not only on titanium implants but also on the surfaces of ceramic implants caused by the production process. However, all implant systems examined had been approved by the US Food and Drug administration or had received the European CE mark certification.

As surface impurities and contaminations are avoidable, the following manufacturers have received the mentioned Trusted Quality Seal for their clean implant systems: Biotech Dental, bredent medical, BTI, Camlog, Global D, medentis medical, MegaGen, Nobel Biocare, NucleOss, Straumann, Sweden & Martina, Zirkon Medical and recently SDS. As of 2021, The Certified Production Quality seal is awarded to contract manufacturers for remarkable production excellence. The CeramTec Group first the first company to receive the certification in January 2021.

The foundation also announced that implantologists and dental clinics can now join the CleanImplant Certified Dentist Program. “With the certification of dental practices and the quality seal for implant systems, we want both dentist and patients to have more trust in their choice of the right high-quality and contaminant-free implants,” declared Dr Duddeck.

More information and study results can be found at www.cleanimplant.org.

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