Welcome to Harvard Dental International GmbH

Harvard® celebrates its 125th anniversary!

Dear Customer,

Harvard® is one of the first registered dental trademarks worldwide. In 1892 the founder of the famous brand, Robert Richter DDS, presented it at the national registration office in Germany.

Born in Berlin in 1856, Robert Richter moved to the United States of America in 1878 to study dentistry at the Maryland University School of Dentistry. He settled in Philadelphia and ran a dental practice of his own, moving back to Berlin, Germany in 1884 where he began to develop a product which is suitable for luting and filling. Following numerous trials the zinc phosphate cement was invented and therefore, the first reliable luting cement was born.

During this time nearly everything coming from the United States of America had a good reputation. Dr. Richter, with a very fine sense of marketing, named his product in 1892 “Harvard Cement” and founded in Berlin the „Harvard Dental Compagnie“. The three letters “HDC” are still used.

Today, 125 years later, approximately 375 million crowns worldwide have been luted with Harvard Cement. The Harvard product portfolio has widened to incorporate a huge range of different high quality dental materials – all produced in our own factories in Germany.

The newest invention of first class composites once more underlines Harvard´s
development of a full range brand of high quality restorative products. Harvard UltraFill and UltraFill Flow belong to a new product family of Ultra Gloss, Opalescent and High Performance Composites for universal opacity and multi opacity restorations.

In order to discover these novelties and the enormous portfolio of exciting and
convenient dental material; please take a look at our new catalogue.

Yours faithfully,

The Harvard Team


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