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, hydrodynamically 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 an 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 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.
Director of Manufacturing and Product Development
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.
Chief Commercial Officer
I am inspired daily by the positive feedback our Versah Family expresses after they have experienced a Versah event or marketing message. With an MBA in Executive Leadership, I enjoy strategically directing our Event and Marketing Teams in our goal to provide resources for dentists to learn the vast versatility of the Densah Bur Technology and accessories in a fun and scholarly environment.
Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Assurance
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.
As Inspection Manager, I enjoy focusing on the details of all the Versah products. I take pride in knowing that everything I do positively affects the doctor’s performance as well as the patient’s experience. I work closely with my team of skilled specialists, assuring only the highest quality product is being delivered worldwide. It is rewarding to be a part of this groundbreaking company.
Director of International Markets
I enjoy the relationships I am able to make with Versah’s International Partners and Key Opinion Leaders. Our partners are essential to the global reach Versah has been able to establish. Our aim together is to provide complete clinical solutions for doctors and patients in every part of the world.
Director of Events and Continuing Education
My experience in higher education has directly transferred to Versah’s continued education programs. Our goal is to provide the necessary resources for dentists to learn how to fully optimize the Densah Bur Technology and accessories. I am inspired daily by the positive feedback from our National and International Versah Family.
Packaging and Labeling Manager
Versah is a medical device company which carries strict quality and regulatory requirements. Along with my team, I enjoy exceeding industry standards. Versah allows me to use my unique background of customer service and logistics to deliver innovations that meet QMS and are utilized by dental professionals.
Client Satisfaction Specialist
My favorite part of my role with Versah is speaking with our customers over the phone. It is gratifying to see the optimized clinical results our technology is able to offer doctors while treating their patients. My 25 years in dental customer service gives me the insight into translating our customers needs into actionable items for our continued innovation.
Client Satisfaction Manager
With my 30 years of experience within dental care, I have a passion for being a part of providing complete solutions for the dentist and patient. My role at Versah is to guarantee and ensure all of our customers, both national and international, receive the best service, with the most up-to-date Densah Bur resources and clinical guidance.
My previous experience in logistics has been advantageous to my transition to Versah’s Shipping Manager. I enjoy my role at Versah as it allows me to establish best practices to ensure all of our Versah Family receives their product in a timely matter. I understand that our customers and their patients rely on us to deliver a quality product on time for surgery.
Human Resources Manager
Bringing more than 22 years’ experience in human resources, compliance, and performance management, I work to ensure a seamless experience for Versah’s exceptional team. We believe the Versah culture, known throughout the world, must start inside our own doors and is crucial to the long-term development of this organization.
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