Carestream Health and Subsidiary Carestream Dental Awarded 43 U.S. Patents in 2016

Carestream Dental, a subsidiary of Carestream Health, is pleased to announce its parent company was awarded a total of 43 U.S. patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2016; of those patents, over a quarter pertained to dental technology. The companies also received 52 additional patents in Europe and Asia, 24 of which were dental-related.

Carestream Dental’s new patents range from advancements in intraoral radiography, intraoral cameras and imaging software. Some of the new patents include new methods for detecting and indentifying caries using intraoral cameras; a method for teeth segmentation and alignment detection in a CBCT volume; and even column height sensing for extraoral systems.

“Our talented team of 215 researchers and developers is constantly pushing the envelope,” Ed Shellard, D.M.D., vice president of sales and marketing, Carestream Dental, said. “Every year, Carestream Dental’s efforts contribute to Carestream Health being awarded dozens of patents that represent our commitment to investing in innovations that lead to diagnostic excellence.”

As a testament to its ever-advancing dental technology, Carestream Health and Carestream Dental hold over 300 patents worldwide dedicated to dental systems, dental imaging, dental image processing and software and dental restoration systems.

For more information on Carestream Dental’s innovative solutions or to request a product demonstration, call 800.944.6365 or visit

Carestream Health 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.

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