Coates Pty Ltd was established in 2006 specifically to make interdental cleaning (flossing) more accessible to all and to help people improve their oral health and keep their teeth for life.
We are passionate about preventive dental care and our aim is to create a product which will encourage a greater uptake of flossing, and in turn, improve general health in the community.
In response to you asking us specifically to design a better flossing product, we have developed and patented the Piccolo technology, a radically new approach to flossing to make it as quick and easy as brushing your teeth. It is a huge advance over flossing products on the market today.
Our team, with its wealth of experience in electronic and mechanical engineering, brings considerable expertise to concept design and development. Throughout the process informed opinion and guidance was sought from experts in the dental industry.
The company is proudly 100% Australian owned, and is based in Sydney, Australia. We are committed to a sustainable business model focused on ethical standards.
International recognition for our achievements has been excellent.
The technology has been demonstrated on the national ABC TV New Inventors program and was the Episode Winner.
In a nationwide survey of most promising product innovations by Australian Anthill magazine, the Piccolo was awarded 45th place out of 861 nominations in The Smart 100 by a panel of 1,600 “Maevens” (industry experts).
The company has secured international patents for the Piccolo technology, as well as for other products, in Australia, USA, Canada, Japan and a number of European countries (TBA)