COLOGNE, Germany: Swiss dentists and sisters Drs Haleh and Golnar Abivardi are internationally famend innovators, award-winning serial entrepreneurs and the CEOs and founders of vVARDIS, a Swiss producer of day by day oral care and whitening merchandise, amongst others.
With the opening of your first clinics in 2003, you had been the primary in Switzerland to begin a dental service organisation. Might you please inform us concerning the launch of what you are promoting?
Golnar: Sure, we had been simply doing what our coronary heart advised us to do with out fairly realising that we had been constructing a dental service organisation. Nevertheless, earlier than that, we had run a public paediatric dental clinic. In Switzerland, these clinics are linked to main faculties for prevention, and hundreds of youngsters are handled by means of them, lots of whom come from underserved communities and underprivileged backgrounds. As dentists and moms, it was painful to see our sufferers affected by common well being points in addition to psychological points attributable to poor oral well being, brought on by a lack of information and consciousness and sometimes dental worry.
Haleh: That’s why about 20 years in the past, we had the concept of launching the primary fear-free chain of dental clinics with a very new idea: open one year a yr from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. for walk-in and with the identical company identification and design. The clinics appeared extra like a spa than a dental workplace.
“We based vVARDIS about three years in the past, however our imaginative and prescient and foundational work for vVARDIS began nearly 20 years in the past”
— Dr Golnar Abivardi
How did you provide you with the concept of founding vVARDIS?
Golnar: We based vVARDIS about three years in the past, however our imaginative and prescient and foundational work for vVARDIS began nearly 20 years in the past, treating kids with poor oral well being and treating homeless adults. Our objective has all the time been to practise preventive care fairly than restorative dentistry.
Haleh: That is additionally the rationale that, along with our clinics, we ran our personal dental hygienist faculty with its personal analysis centre, at which we carried out medical research. Over ten years in the past, we chanced on the revolutionary expertise of Curodont Restore, a pain-free, non-invasive therapy for early caries with out the necessity for anaesthesia or drilling that doesn’t stain or have a nasty style.
How does this expertise work?
Golnar: Enamel is the one useless tissue in our physique with out dwelling cells, so it can not regenerate itself. The idea of the vVARDIS applied sciences is molecules made up of pure amino acids. With easy, pain-free software, the vVARDIS merchandise diffuse into the enamel to the depth of the early carious lesion and regenerate the enamel, in contrast to different merchandise, resembling fluoride, which solely acts on the floor.
Which benefits are there for dentists in including vVARDIS merchandise to their care repertoire?
Haleh: About 85% of the sufferers have preliminary lesions, and solely 5% of them obtain therapy. Up to now, we had no approach of treating small lesions with out eradicating a number of wholesome onerous tissue. As a dentist, I bear in mind all the time being in a dilemma, figuring out that if the affected person didn’t come again or got here again too late, not solely might she or he lose the tooth, however extreme illness might end result.
Golnar: The traditional method to treating early carious lesions is both drilling or monitoring. With Curodont Restore, dental professionals now have another choice for remineralising the lesions with out eradicating wholesome dental tissue. The therapy per lesion takes about 5 minutes, saving the dentist chair time and enabling her or him to focus on therapies which are tougher. Even the dental hygienist can deal with the affected person, which will increase productiveness.
What’s the subsequent step for vVARDIS?
Golnar: Some populations have solely restricted or no entry to dental care. A product like Curodont Restore that’s simple to make use of might be made obtainable for underserved communities.
Extra details about vVARDIS could be discovered at www.vvardis.com. At IDS, guests can be taught extra concerning the firm’s merchandise at Sales space T021 in Corridor 10.2.