Versah® Company History
Versah LLC was founded in April of 2014 by Dr. Salah Huwais, a practicing Periodontist in Jackson Michigan. Dr. Huwais created Versah in order to provide dental implant clinicians with an improved and unique way to prepare osteotomies for implant placement. While placing implants over his 18 years of practice, Dr. Huwais consistently experienced the limitations of excavating bone using conventional drills when preparing osteotomies. His goal was to create a new instrument and procedure to maintain healthy bone while preparing osteotomies rather than remove it to simply make space. Osseodensification is the procedure that led to the creation of Versah. The procedure is accomplished using the proprietary instruments Dr. Huwais invented and named the Densah Bur Kit. Contrary to drilling away bone, the Densah Burs are rotated in reverse at 800 – 1500 rpms and when coupled with irrigation, hydro dynamically densify bone through compaction autografting or Osseodensification. The result is a consistently cylindrical and densified osteotomy. Consistent osteotomies and densification are important to implant primary stability and to early loading.
The History of Osteotomy Preparation
Since the early days of dental implantology, osteotomies have been prepared using standard drills designed for use in industrial applications. These drill designs have proved to be functional for dental applications as implant success rates have been satisfactory over time but osteotomy preparation techniques have still been lacking for various reasons. Standard drill designs used in dental implantology are made to excavate bone to create room for the implant to be placed. The goal in implant placement is to achieve primary implant stability which is believed to increase implant osseointegration success. This is more important in recent days due to popular immediate loading protocols being implemented into treatment by many clinicians. Removing bone is contrary to achieving the primary stability desired. Standard drill designs, in twist or fluted shapes, cut bone effectively but typically do not produce a precise circumferential osteotomy. Osteotomies may become elongated and elliptical due to chatter of the drills. In these circumstances, the implant insertion torque is reduced leading to poor primary stability and potential lack of integration. Osteotomies drilled into narrow bone locations may produce dehiscence, buccally or lingually, which also reduces primary stability and will require an additional bone grafting procedure adding cost and healing time to treatment.
Meet the Versah® Family
My educational background of a BA in Business Management, Special Events, and a MBA in Organizational Development has allowed me to establish a rapid pace and strong foundation for global marketing and distribution. I enjoy the personal interactions I am able to make while traveling to the dental conferences and Versah training courses. I am inspired to lead the creation of solid, strategic partnerships for Versah, The Osseodensification Company.
Chief Operating Officer
As COO, with over 15 years of experience, I oversee day-to-day operations at Versah. I started my career in I.T. management, and have transitioned into operational management. I am excited to be able to apply strategic vision to the operational environment at Versah. I am committed to providing the highest quality products to our customers. I completed my BS in computer science from Northern Michigan University and a MBA in Strategic Leadership from Spring Arbor University.
My previous experience as a product manager for a variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, and medical devices has allowed me to appreciate the detailed intricacies of the Densah Bur. I am happily directing new product strategy and creating prototypes that will change the field of bone instrumentation. My commitment to you, our customers, is to deliver, with consistency, the best performing products available in the market.
Quality Assurance Manager
With my 28 years of experience within dental care delivery systems, I have a passion for creating quality processes and establishing metrics. My role at Versah is to guarantee and ensure that both clinicians and patients receive the safest product with the utmost quality. Each individual feedback is an opportunity for us to improve our standards.
I have joined Versah to advance and develop the digital footprint for the concept of Osseodensification. My BA degree in Marketing has enabled me to design, manage, and improve the overall effectiveness of Versah’s message for both dentists and patients alike. I enjoy co-managing the marketing department with the full understanding of how Social Media plays a significant role in our marketing footprint.
My role is to develop Versah printed message. Years of dental marketing experience has given me an appreciation for the clinical versatility and the rewarding outcome of Osseodensification utilizing the Densah™ Bur technology for both clinicians and patients. I am thrilled to communicate the best message that enhances and reflects their positive experience.
Human Resources Manager
I joined Versah with 20 years experience in customer service. My commitment to Versah is to lead an efficient human resources system to provide a great environment for everyone here at Versah.
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Jackson, Michigan 49202
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