Over the past 50 years technology has developed at a fast pace. Looking back just 10-20 years, we couldn’t have imagined what we can do today with our mobile phones, among other things.
In the dental industry, we have also seen a development – from very simple dental units, to cart-based electrical units with drill, water and air capabilities, to the fully programmable units of today.
This review of XO CARE's history through 3 generations shows just how much dental technology has changed.
From Verner Sørensen’s small service workshop and the first truly ergonomic unit concept, to the first computer chip in a dental unit and the invention of instrument programs, with numerous international patents along the way, before finally coming to the Danish Design prize and the newest XO FLEX unit, this is the story of XO CARE – the story of innovation.
VERNER SØRENSEN (1951)
Verner Sørensen was an educated electro-mechanic and began developing small motors and compressors from an early age. To start his first company, he borrowed 1000DKK from his mother and worked in her garage.
His story with dental units began when he started repairing DC-driven dental motors for a company called D-34. After one year he acquired the Technical Service department from D-34 and called it D-34 Værksted.
VS BOX UNIT (1969)
Verner was highly quality minded and wanted to provide maximum reliability. Machines that he built were meant to last forever. He started to build the VS Box units – cart-type units based on an American design. Quality, reliability, easy to service was his motto.