Triodent was founded in 2003 by dentist and inventor Simon McDonald with the aim of manufacturing products that made the dentist’s job easier, with better outcomes for the patient. Dr McDonald’s first product was the Tri-Clip. He followed this in 2005 with the V-Ring – the first retainer ring with V-shaped tines and the first made from nickel-titanium. The V-Ring was named Top Matrix System by The Dental Advisor in 2008.
In May 2008, Triodent launched the next generation of V-Ring, the V3. In 2009 the V3 was named Top Sectional Matrix System by The Dental Advisor, a title it won again in 2010 and 2011. Reality awarded V3 five stars for 2009, 2010 and 2011, while in the same three years it also won the Dentaltown Townie Choice Award for top matrix system. The V3 is also acknowledged as an outstanding product by other independent reputable companies.