If you’ve been in the dental industry for some time, chances are you are quite familiar with the Quintessence International Publishing Group brand. Founded in 1949, Quintessence first began publishing a monthly journal Die Quintessenz devoted to the idea of providing the “essence of dentistry,” from which the company took its name. The company initially published only German-language journals and books in dentistry. Dr h.c. Walter Haase led the company in the early years of its development. The first English-language journal, Quintessence International, was launched in 1969, followed by the opening of the US office in Chicago in 1973.
After nearly two decades of leadership from Dr Walter Haase, his son, Dr med dent h.c. Horst-Wolfgang Haase, took over the family business in 1969. His commitment to excellence in business proved instrumental in the company’s rapid growth in books, journals, multimedia, and symposia programming. During his tenure, the company has expanded its operations worldwide, establishing its own publishing houses in 14 countries and licensing partners in another 7 countries. Publication partners oversee the translation of books into more than 15 languages.
Dr Horst-Wolfgang Haase is still active in the business, working with his son, Christian Haase, to expand the company’s footprint in the marketplace. Meeting the needs of both the beginning dental student and the experienced practitioner, the company has published 61 professional journals; more than 1,500 book titles; and over 300 videos, DVDs, CD-ROMs, and multimedia programs worldwide by more than 3,000 authors. The Quintessence brand is synonymous with the highest standards of quality, largely owing to the work of the Haase family, and Quintessence will continue to serve the dental community with excellence for years to come.
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The Nobel Biocare Global Symposium 2013 in New York saw more than 2,000 dental professionals come together to explore the latest developments, innovative technology, and clinical approaches in implant dentistry. Videos and summaries from each day of the event can be seen at www.nobelbiocare.com/newyork2013.
Several new developments from Nobel Biocare were revealed.
In Chicago for the CDS Midwinter Meeting today? This evening, February 21, the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy is hosting a Celebration of Smiles reception from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place (Regency Ballroom A; hotel located at 2233 S. Martin Luther King, Chicago, IL). Dr Gordon Christensen is hosting the evening, and Savannah Robinson, America’s ToothFairy Ambassador, will be performing. It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month–come support the foundation and its efforts to promote children’s oral health. You can order the first book in the Magical ToothFairies series, The Secret of the Magic Dust, here, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation.
Dr Douglas A. Terry, DDS, visited the Quintessence office last week to sign copies of his new book, Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry: Material Selection and Technique, Second Edition.
Dr Terry has made it his mission to place a copy of the new edition in every dental school in the country so that all dental students would have access to it. He rallied support and was able to get over 50 books donated to dental schools, each of which he signed this past week at Quintessence. If you want a signed copy for your library, this is your last chance because there are only 20 still available! Please call Quintessence at (800)621-0387 to order by phone if you are interested in getting one of the last remaining signed copies.
Dr Terry also worked on his upcoming children’s book, Dental Care for Children: All About Healthy Teeth and Gums, while in the office. When asked why he wrote the book, Dr Terry responded that “children become adults, so we need to teach them about periodontal disease and how to avoid it.” He added that “a picture’s worth a thousand words, so why not show kids what happens when they don’t take care of their teeth?” Dr Terry sees the book as a tool for dentists and parents to educate their children about dental hygiene, and it will cater to children between the ages of 5 and 14.
One thing you might not know about Dr Terry is that he’s part of a group called Texans for Dental Reform. Overtreatment and Medicaid fraud are big issues in Texas (as in other parts of the country), and Dr Terry and his group fight against what he calls “dollar-driven dentistry” to promote good dentistry and ethics in the industry. He says that “it’s criminal to overtreat anyone,” which is why he takes part in the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners meetings. See their website for more information.
In September 2012, Kimberly Harms, DDS, dedicated 7 libraries for Books For Africa, including a dental library in Rwanda at the Kigali Health Institute Department of Dentistry. Dr Harms has been working with prominent American dental schools to form collaborations and student partnerships to support the education of young dental students in Rwanda. In addition, Quintessence Publishing donated hundreds of books to a dental library project. If you would like to support the library projects in Africa, please click here for more information.
Books For Africa, founded in 1988 by Tom Warth, is working to end the book famine in Africa. Books For Africa remains the largest shipper of donated text and library books to Africa, shipping over 27 million books to 48 different countries since 1988.
We are launching a new Facebook page for Quintessence Publishing. Separate
from the Quintessence International Publishing Group, this page provides
news on publications and symposia specifically for North American customers.