Our vision is to raise the awareness about preventive dental care and interdental cleaning. That vision begins by cultivating relationships during your dental studies and continuing that through your career.
TePe is pleased to support and educate the next generation of dental professionals as you learn to guide your patients to customized home care routines.
TePe is a privately held Swedish company founded in 1965. It is our vision to bring healthy smiles for life by inspiring good oral health. We aim to raise awareness of preventive dental care, interdental cleaning and the connection between oral and general health.
Introducing Heather Kelley, RDH, MSDH.
Request FREE samples for students or faculty to have a hands on approach. It is best to do this in conjunction with a live or web-based lecture provided by TePe Professional Relations Manager, Heather Kelley, RDH, MSDH. The presentation provides research on homecare and an introduction to TePe products. TePe is committed to creating quality and functional products in collaboration with dental professionals. When providing samples, be sure to select what “type of school” for TePe to better provide you with applicable products to meet your patient’s needs.
Complete the University Interest Form, so TePe can respond and assist you with your particular needs. When partnering with universities, TePe offers affordable university pricing, educational slide decks for lectures, live or web-based lectures and many other options are available to best support educational institutions.
Sign up to request a web-based or live lecture for your students or faculty. The purpose of this lecture is to provide research-based recommendations, as well as introduce you to different TePe products and how to access them.
Oral hygiene products for individual needs The wide TePe range of oral hygiene products comprises different high-quality options for interdental cleaning and toothbrushing. Our portfolio also includes devices for specific needs such as cleaning of implants and orthodontic appliances, products for post-surgery use and more.
All products are developed in collaboration with dental experts and produced at our own state-of-the-art production facility in Malmo, Sweden. The products are continuously tested and evaluated to meet the demands from dental professionals and consumers worldwide. In addition, we ensure all our products comply with international ISO standards.
It is a well-known fact that good oral hygiene is essential to maintaining oral health. The two most common oral diseases, caries and periodontal disease, are predominantly interdental diseases since the interdental area is where plaque preferably accumulates and also an area that cannot be reached with a toothbrush. Therefore, interdental cleaning in adjunct to toothbrushing are cornerstones in achieving plaque control in daily oral home care.
Several studies have compared interdental brushes and other interdental cleaning devices, especially floss, with respect to their influence on plaque and gingivitis. Patient preference is also a factor that has been evaluated. The research in favor of interdental brushes is convincing. Anna Nilvéus Olofsson, DDS, Manager Odontology and Scientific Affairs, has selected and summarized five especially important studies in support of interdental brushes.
You can find the summaries HERE.
Please also see the extensive compilation of references, Interdental Brushes: A Reference List of Scientific Articles, at the bottom of this page.
A Reference List of Scientific Articles
Since our founding in 1965, we have worked closely with dental professionals. Together, we have a vision to bring healthy smiles for life by inspiring good oral health. That’s why we created TePe Share, the place to be informed, inspired and educated. For your personal development—and shared for the good of all.
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In connection with TePe's 50th anniversary in 2015, the Eklund family established the Eklund Foundation for Odontological Research and Education, resting on a donation of €5.5 million. The foundation was created in line with the family’s vision of good oral health for everyone as a way to contribute to knowledge and development within the odontological field for many years to come. The Eklund Foundation distributes funds to high-quality research projects annually. The application period starts May 1st and the last day of submission is May 31st. Follow this link to apply.
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