Carestream Dental Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary as Independent Digital Dental Technology Company
The Digital Stream
| September 1, 2022
ATLANTA—Since becoming a freestanding technology company in 2017, Carestream Dental has been delivering the tools and resources oral healthcare professionals need to respond to new patient demands, achieve clinical breakthroughs and adapt to the shifting dynamics in the dental industry. Today, the company is celebrating its innovations and awards from the past five years while looking forward to accelerating new innovations in the digital transformation of dentistry.
Continued investment in world-class technology and market-leading innovation means frictionless workflow simplified with the latest in artificial intelligence. Practices around the world can be more confident in offering more services and building their practice of the future.
Five years of independence have brought many accomplishments, many stemming from a long history as an innovation leader in practice management software and imaging technology.
Advancing Technology Trends to Dentistry: Artificial intelligence (AI), guided assistance programs—they’re not the future, Carestream Dental is making it happen now. Whether it’s the most advanced CBCT on the market, the CS 9600, or Swissmeda clinical software, Carestream Dental solutions are delivering automated image acquisition and assisting in assessing oral health images.
Driving Better Outcomes for Doctors and Patients: Three-dimensional imaging, virtual implant planning and surgical guides combine to lead to more confident diagnoses, faster turnaround, better surgical outcomes and happier, healthier patients. From the first scan to final placement, Carestream Dental’s technology, along with its newly expanded Swissmeda portfolio, enables efficient implant case throughput.
Increasing Practice Profitability: Many dentists are also business owners; the right software helps them manage the entire business and revenue cycle—from getting patients in the door to case acceptance to treatment to payment. Sensei Patient Solutions can attract new patients, get them scheduled, then follow up to ensure they return. Engaging with patients through online interactions, social engagement and by texting traffic alerts create a positive impression and keeps them coming back.
Elevating Dentistry to the Cloud: As the world becomes more connected, oral healthcare professionals need anytime, anywhere access to patient and practice data. Through cloud-connected CBCT systems; cloud-based image viewing and collaboration tools; and new multi-million-dollar native cloud applications, Carestream Dental is creating flexibility across dental specialties; meeting region-specific security and data regulations; and serving the needs of practices, from large enterprise customers to solo practitioners.
As a leading technology company, Carestream Dental has always been committed to quality and innovation, but the past five years has seen a faster cycle time, larger investment commitment and numerous awards and recognition across the industry and around the world including the prestigious Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award and the Edison Award.
“Carestream Dental has always been a leader in digital dentistry but becoming a freestanding technology company gave us even more freedom to innovate,” Lisa Ashby, CEO, Carestream Dental, said. “Since 2017, we’ve been developing and investing in data and insights to drive and optimize practice proficiency; deliver business intelligence to the practice; and advance new solutions. I’m grateful for the doctors and partners around the world who trust us to provide the solutions they need to deliver better outcomes to their patients and to help build their practices. And, of course, we wouldn’t be here without the deep knowledge and expertise of our more than 1,200 employees around the world.”
Carestream Dental became a freestanding dental technology company when it officially separated from Carestream Health five years ago to focus solely on digital solutions on Sept. 1, 2017. At that time, it was acquired by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) and CareCapital Advisors Limited (part of Hillhouse Capital Management). While we celebrate Carestream Dental’s “five-year" anniversary, its foundation is built on a legacy including some of the biggest names in the dental industry; Eastman Kodak, Trophy Radiology and PracticeWorks brands comprise the company’s more than 125-year-history.
About Carestream Dental
Carestream Dental is committed to transforming dentistry, simplifying technology and changing lives. In this pursuit, we focus on providing cloud solutions and technology for practice and clinical management for dental practices, groups, DSOs and partners. For more information, please visit carestreamdental.com.