Sirona traces its roots to 1877, when a German engineer built the first electric-powered dental drill, while The Dentists’ Supply Company was created in 1899 in a small New York City office. From that point forward, Dentsply Sirona and our predecessor companies developed product after product, solution after solution, and transformed dentistry time and again. Outside Imaging, our significant contributions to the industry include introducing the first prosthodontist-led professional department in 1906, the Trubyte denture tooth line in 1931, or the launch of CEREC – the first chairside dental CAD/CAM system in 1987. Dentsply Sirona has earned its reputation as the innovation leader in professional dentistry.
Just three days after the discovery of X-rays, the mechanical engineering firm "RGS" makes initial contact with Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, the German physician who made the discovery. A few months later, RGS becomes the first company to start manufacturing X-ray tubes and apparatus. RGS produces the world's first commercial X-ray unit.
Siemens & Halske acquire a majority stake in RGS. In 1966, the company incorporates into Siemens AG.
The world's first X-ray sphere is introduced, using the first generation of rotating anode tubes. Connected directly to domestic power supplies, nearly 30,000 units are sold worldwide until the 1970s.
Official launch of Orthophos Plus DS, the first digital panorama X-ray system, followed by Orthophos Plus DS Ceph, the first digital X-ray system for Orthodontists in 1996.
Siemens sells its dental systems division to a consortium of institutional investor and Sirona Dental Systems GmbH is established on October 1, 1997.
Sirona Dental introduces its Orthophos XG 3D, a complete 2D/3D imaging solution and nowadays the most sold unit worldwide.
DENTSPLY International and Sirona Dental Systems combine in a merger of equals to create Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies. By doing so all efforts in dental x-rays are combined in the Dentsply Sirona Imaging SBU, focused on bringing new solutions to practicioners worldwide.
125 years of innovation sparked by a single idea. Since then, Dentsply Sirona continues its push to deliver new and innovative imaging solutions. From hardware to software, our research and development teams keep searching for new pathways to discover further trailblazing products - offering connectivity capabilities and improving the way we support our customers and their patients.