January 27, 2014
by Carestream Dental
Company’s Focus on Practice and Patient Needs Leads to Patented Technologies that Deliver Results
Carestream Health and its subsidiaries announced last week that the company was awarded 64 patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2013 for innovations in its radiology imaging, healthcare IT, and dental technology products. Of the 64 total patents, 21 were awarded to Carestream Dental for advances in the dental industry.
The new intellectual property now owned by Carestream Dental includes patents for restorative dentistry advancements, extraoral cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) equipment, practice management software, imaging software, intraoral cameras and intraoral X-ray equipment.
Dental practitioners can experience these technological advancements first hand with Carestream Dental’s new restoration systems that are part of the CS Solutions portfolio as well as the company’s intraoral cameras, CBCT systems and practice management software.
“We are dedicated to developing and delivering innovative solutions to oral health professionals and their practices,” said Marc Gordon, general manager of Carestream Dental’s U.S. equipment and software business. “These patents prove that we’re on the cutting-edge of technology to strengthen diagnosis and treatment capabilities, and ultimately improve patient care.”
In addition to the U.S. patents awarded in 2013, Carestream Health received another 33 patents from several countries in Europe as well as in Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. To date, Carestream Dental has been issued more than 200 patents worldwide for dental imaging, CAD/CAM, software and practice management solutions.
“The investment by Carestream in intellectual property is a reflection of our commitment to delivering high-quality products and solutions to our customers that exceed their expectations,” said Susan Parulski, Chief Patent Counsel for Carestream. “The increase in U.S. patents over last year illustrates the depth of talent and dedication of our technical team.”
About Carestream Dental
Carestream Dental provides industry-leading imaging, CAD/CAM, software and practice management solutions for dental and oral health professionals. With more than 100 years of industry experience, Carestream Dental products are used by seven out of 10 practitioners globally and deliver more precise diagnoses, improved workflows and superior patient care. For more information or to contact a Carestream Dental representative, call 800.944.6365 or visit www.carestreamdental.com.
About Carestream Health
Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing and advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative, call 800.777.2072 or visit www.carestream.com.