Our History

A New DFL after 70 years


The DFL was founded in 1939 as an importing company. In the following years managed to establish itself as the largest representative of American and European dental industries in Brazil.

In 1959 the DFL started its local manufacturing of dental products giving a boost in the evolution of company’s business.

In 1978, the DFL has built its headquarters at the Pharmaceutical Pole in Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro, alongside large companies.

The beginning of the manufacturing of injectable anesthetics occurred in 1998 and marked a new era for the DFL. The recognition of the distinctive quality of these products provided a new stage of company growth.

The year 2005 was a landmark in the changing fortunes for the Company. To meet the need for investments, 40% of its shares were acquired by an investor group. It was the kick start to a new form of management. The results were not slow to appear.

Four years later, in 2009, the year in which completed seventy years of founding, the investor group took over the entirety of Company capital. Nova DFL was created with a new profile totally professional.

From this year, the company has been undergoing a major internal change being made a big financial investment to ensure the modernization of management tools, increased automation of Company production and the creation of a new R&D lab equipped with the latest tools.

Today Nova DFL is a company fully adapted to globalization, present in over 60 countries on all continents. Nova DFL holds certifications of Good Manufacturing Practices, ISO 9001:2008 and CE certification, which allows marketing company’s products in Europe.

Nova DFL manufacturing facilities consist in two buildings with over 5,000 square meters built on a total area of 13,000 square meters. Besides the new Distribution Center, this year we had the conclusion of the administrative building with 1.514m ² and a super infrastructure.

But Nova DFL main asset is Company staff of 320 employees committed to ensuring the highest level of quality to all its products and best service possible.

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Our Mission

Our purpose is to provide safety and comfort to patients by offering products and services of high quality, as well as to assure the satisfaction of out partners in distribution and also good quality of life to our employees.

Certifications Nova DFL - GMP

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Certifications Nova DFL - ISO 9001:2008

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Certifications Nova DFL - CE

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Certifications Nova DFL - ISO 13485:2012

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