About Carestream Dental
With more than 100 years of experience in the dental industry, Carestream Dental is comprised of many smaller companies that have joined forces over time by way of partnerships and acquisitions to work together as one company towards the common goal of redefining expertise for dental practitioners.
Carestream Dental’s roots date back to 1896 when the world’s first bitewing image was taken. Later, in 1919, the first modern dental X-ray film was introduced by Eastman. Then in 1963, Trophy introduced its first dental X-ray unit. For the next four decades, Carestream Dental’s predecessors – Kodak and Trophy – continued to innovate in dental imaging, introducing extraoral radiographic film, digital radiography sensors and systems, and more. Notable company milestones include:
- In 2002, PracticeWorks Systems, LLC acquired Trophy Radiologie, SA.
- In 2003, Eastman Kodak Company acquired PracticeWorks Systems, LLC and its subsidiary Trophy Radiologie, SA.
- In 2007, the Kodak Health Group became an independent company called Carestream. Although the company was solely responsible for manufacturing, selling and supporting its products and solutions, it continued to license the Kodak name. At this point in Carestream Dental’s history, the company was known as “PracticeWorks Systems, LLC, the exclusive manufacturer of Kodak Dental Systems.”
- On Sept. 1, 2010, the company rebranded from PracticeWorks Systems, LLC to Carestream Dental but still continued to license the Kodak name for products.
- Finally, on May 1, 2012, Carestream Dental launched the newly re-branded products that now align with the CS brand and no longer use the Kodak name.
Today, the company philosophy is based on the Carestream Dental Factor, which consists of three brand pillars – diagnostic excellence, workflow integration and humanized technology. This means the company doesn’t develop technology for technology’s sake, but rather Carestream Dental designs products that drive better clinical outcomes for practices and their patients based on practice needs and workflows.