In 2008, Prof. Ghassan Yared published a clinical article on canal preparation using only one engine-driven NiTi instrument and joined together with VDW to start developing a system specifically to be used in reciprocation. The idea of RECIPROC was born.
The launch of RECIPROC in 2011 introduced root canal preparation with only one mechanical instrument used in reciprocation, without a glide path. This new concept was a paradigm shift.
Constantly striving for innovation, VDW developed a heat treatment solution to bring more flexibility to NiTi. Five years after launching RECIPROC, VDW presented RECIPROC blue in 2016.
The reciprocating instrument alternates between clockwise and counter-clockwise rotation. A rotation of 360° is completed in several reciprocating movements. Due to the fact that the rotation in the cutting direction is larger than the reverse rotation, the instrument advances towards the apex.
The Reciproc family (RECIPROC and RECIPROC blue) is the biggest achievement in VDW history with over 22 million files sold until today, making VDW one of the market leaders for reciprocating instruments worldwide. Since launching, more than 400 studies and scientific publications from all over the world have supported the benefits of the Reciproc family.