The Quintessence International Publishing Group provides the latest scientific and clinical information in formats designed to meet the varying needs of the dental community: books, journals, DVDs, CD-ROMs, 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 symposia by world-renowned experts. As dentists everywhere have come to expect, the Quintessence name represents a commitment to quality that is unsurpassed in the dental publishing world.
Founded in 1949 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 shortly before the opening of the US office in Chicago in 1973. Dr h.c. Walter Haase led the company in the early years of its development and his son, Dr med dent h.c. Horst-Wolfgang Haase, took over the family business in 1969. Dr med dent h.c. Horst-Wolfgang Haase is still active in the business, working with his son, Christian Haase.
Today the company has publishing houses in 14 countries and licensing partners in another 7 countries. Publication partners oversee the translation of Quintessence books and journals into more than 15 languages. Additionally, Quintessence regularly sponsors continuing education seminars in various parts of the world, ranging from small-scale workshops to large international congresses that attract more than 50,000 participants. Meeting the needs of both the beginning dental student and the experienced practitioner, the company has published 61 professional journals; more than 1,500 book titles; and over 300 videos, DVDs, CD-ROMs, and multimedia programs worldwide by more than 3,000 authors.