About us

Produits Dentaires SA was founded in 1940 by William Gehrig in Vevey (Switzerland) and has developed over the decades thanks to its recognized industrial know-how, exceptional product quality, constant international development and solid capacity for innovation. The company is still a family business, now in its third generation, which continues to strive daily to meet the needs of dentists worldwide.

Our company

PD products are available through specialized resellers and other business partners in over 100 countries and meet the specific needs of various dental professionals, from general practitioners to endodontics specialists.

Located on the shores of Lac Leman and at the foot of the Swiss Alps, the company has been able to develop in an exceptional environment. The proximity of a dense industrial network with its specific competencies, as well as academic centers, have enabled the company to surround itself with a highly qualified personnel.

About us PD Dental 's head quarters
About us PD Dental Nicolas et Yann Gehrig

Produits Dentaires SA is proud of its international image of quality and innovation of “Swiss Made” and perfectly embodies the core values of Swiss industry. In fact, we are one of the founding members of the Association of the Swiss Dental Industry, which was founded more than 60 years ago and brings together dozens of manufacturers, most of them of world renown.

The close cooperation with experts in many countries allows Produits Dentaires to understand the development of the international dental sector and the future challenges for dentists. Translating clinical needs into innovative products to improve the quality of dental care is our greatest source of motivation. Together we contribute to the development of dentistry for the benefit of patients worldwide!

Our history

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1940

Foundation of Produits Dentaires SA by William Gehrig
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1941

PD acquires former Nestlé offices with the accompanying grounds, in Vevey, Switzerland
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1944

First edition of PD general product catalogue
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1955

Launch of PD Universal Solder in sticks
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1975

PD aquires Odus Dental AG, Dietikon, Switzerland
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1979

PD opens new production building in Vevey, Switzerland (5’000 m2)
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1997

First ISO 9001 / ISO 13485 / Directive 93/42/CEE certification
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1998

Death of William Gehrig, his son Jean-Louis takes over
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1999

Evolution of PD’s corporate logo and identity
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2002

Launch of PD MAP System & FIBRAPOST
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2006

New ISO 7 production and packaging clean room (150 m2)
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2009

Evolution of PD’s corporate logo and identity
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2013

Jean-Louis retires, his 2 sons Nicolas & Yann take over
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2016

Company reorganization with strong focus on Endodontics
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2018

PD takes control of Cemiplast SA, plastic injection company in St-Imier, Switzerland
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2019

Launch of IrriFlex® and EssenSeal®
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2020

PD celebrates 80 years of dental excellence