The KaVo Story

Dental Excellence Since 1909

KaVo™ is the premium partner in the dental industry, known for setting new standards in the global dental market. Ongoing innovation is proof — then, now and in the future, we are committed to the goal KaVo’s founders first set in 1909: Dental Excellence.

Known best in North America for its award-winning handpieces, KaVo is now bringing its global proficiency in imaging and treatment units to dentists in the United States and Canada.

With a focus on future-oriented workflow systems and a continuous pipeline of innovations delivering solutions over superficial updates, the KaVo platform is committed to ongoing Dental Excellence.

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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.
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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
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2017 – KaVo Imaging Products

KaVo introduces its new line of imaging solutions: ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH™ OP 3D Pro, ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH OP 2D, and 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 the GENTLEmini™ LUX 4500 B, a mini head, mighty power handpiece. Also launched is the GENTLEray™ 980 Premium Soft Tissue Diode Laser, the first diode laser with micro-pulsing power.
 

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.