In its continuing efforts to serve the dental community, Quintessence provides the latest scientific and clinical information in formats designed to meet the varying needs of busy professionals: books, journals, videotapes, CD-ROMs, DVDs, and symposia. Dental practitioners, researchers, and students all have come to rely on Quintessence for timely articles, for clearly written and superbly illustrated books, and for texts by world-renowned experts. As people from around the world have come to expect, the Quintessence name represents a commitment to quality that is unsurpassed in the dental publishing world.
Founded in 1950 in Berlin, Germany, the company initially published only German-language journals and books in dentistry. The first English-language journal, Quintessence International, was launched in 1969 following the opening of the U.S. office in Chicago. Since then the company has expanded its operations worldwide, establishing additional offices in Tokyo, London, Paris, Barcelona, Sao Paulo, Prague, Warsaw, Moscow and New Delhi. In addition, publishing partners in Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria, Greece, Korea, Turkey, Indonesia, and Malaysia oversee the publication of translated editions of Quintessence books and journals.
Today the company's publishing activities encompass 50 professional journals, more than 900 book titles (many in multiple languages), and about 200 videotapes. Addressing the education and information needs both the beginning dental student and the experienced practitioner, Quintessence publications have earned many prestigious international prizes and awards over the company's 50-year history.
In addition to its various publishing activities, Quintessence regularly sponsors continuing education seminars in various parts of the world, ranging from small-scale workshops to large international conferences that attract more than 3,000 participants.