MICRO-MEGA – A worldwide success story

For over a century, MICRO-MEGA has been designing and manufacturing dental surgical instruments in the heart of Besançon, the French clock-making and micro-technology capital. Hidden in a residential area, the worldwide recognized specialists in endodontic products produce high-quality instruments for dental professionals all over the world.

All the different stages of product development – from the design, to the production, to the sale and to the ultimate shipping of the products – are joined under one roof, which provides MICRO-MEGA with a perfect process of product control.

MICRO-MEGA products are distributed through over 250 authorized local dealers in France and more than 125 countries worldwide.

Through MICRO-MEGA’s authorized dealer network, the company’s sales representatives provide up-to-date clinical advice and assistance to dental professionals throughout the world.

MICRO-MEGA’s representatives are present at dental events and exhibitions and are available to answer customer inquiries and suggestions, which contributes to the constant improvement of the company’s products and the development of new and innovative instruments which perfectly respond to customer and market needs.

MICRO-MEGA – a success story made in France

In 1905 Etienne Garnier created his clock-making spare parts workshop in the French city of Besançon, the cradle of clock-making. But shortly after his start-up, the founder of MICRO-MEGA embarked on a slightly different adventure…

A simple request from a friend changed his life. His friend, a dentist, asked the young workshop owner to design a tiny instrument for cleaning out root canals. The instrument, which was (and is) as precise as a watch component, became to be known as a nerve-broach. In 1907 the first prototypes left Garnier’s workshop… and brought fame and a worldwide reputation to the family business.

During the following decades a multiplicity of dental instruments and devices supplemented the company’s product range: endodontic files, handpieces and contra-angles, turbines and air motors, reprocessing and hygiene devices… MICRO-MEGA stayed on the cutting-edge of technology.

MICRO-MEGA becomes a member of the Sanavis Group

The Sanavis Group united three of the leading specialists in hygiene, dental instruments and high-tech drives worldwide in 2009: MICRO-MEGA in France, SCICAN with headquarters in Canada and SYCOTEC in Germany.

Merge of MICRO-MEGA, SCICAN and the COLTENE group

COLTENE merged with MICRO-MEGA and Scican in October 2018.

The new and larger COLTENE can now offer a much broader range of products.

MICRO-MEGA – A constant source of innovation

1907

The first nerve-broach leaves the workshop and brings worldwide fame to the French family business

1963

GIROMATIC, the first contra-angle for the mechanical preparation of root canals, still used by thousands of dentists throughout the world

1984

Sonic Air MM 1500 and MECASONIC MM 1400, a device which transmits acoustic waves along the length of special endodontic instruments. MICRO-MEGA continued to be at the cutting-edge of endodontic technology

1990

Turbocid, the first device which cleans, lubricates and disinfects both the inside and outside of handpieces and contra-angles without heat

1996

HERO 642 and first Nickel-Titanium instruments

2001

HERO Shaper and ENDOFLARE methods

2003

R-ENDO, the sequence for the endodontic retreatment

2006

X-cid 2, successor of Turbocid

2008

Revo-S, NiTi endodontic sequence with only 3 instruments

2011

Sanao contra-angles and G-files, files for catheterism

2012

One Shape, instrument unique de mise en forme en rotation continue

2014

MM.control, endo motor with torque and speed control + integrated apex Locator

2015

One G, the single file for glide path development

2016

One Flare, Ni-Ti instrument for flaring, first heat-treated instrument (T•Wire technology)

2017

2Shape, 2 files to shape and EndoUltra, ultrasonic cordless activator

2018

One Curve, single use heat treated instrument for shaping

2018

Dual Move, cordless endo motor and Dual Pex, electronic apex locator