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About Dentsply Sirona Imaging

With unique skills and know-how in diagnostics and treatment planning, Dentsply Sirona Imaging is a global leader in dental x-ray units and software.  Our high-end solutions are designed to fulfill the needs of general dentists, specialists as well as oral surgeons and radiologists. Headquartered in Bensheim, Germany, Dentsply Sirona Imaging is one of the 11 Strategic Business Units (SBUs) of Dentsply Sirona.

The pioneer of dental radiology

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.

1895 - the world's first commercial X-ray unit

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.

1925 - beginning of the Siemens era

Siemens & Halske acquire a majority stake in RGS. In 1966, the company incorporates into Siemens AG.

1934 - the world's first X-ray sphere

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.

1995 - the world's first digital panorama X-ray system

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.

1997 - Siemens' dental systems division becomes Sirona Dental Systems GmbH

Siemens sells its dental systems division to a consortium of institutional investor and Sirona Dental Systems GmbH is established on October 1, 1997.

2011 - introduction of the world's most sold 2D/3D unit

Sirona Dental introduces its Orthophos XG 3D, a complete 2D/3D imaging solution and nowadays the most sold unit worldwide.  

2016 - birth of Dentsply Sirona, the Dental Solutions CompanyTM

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.

Quality Made in Germany

We don't want to just satisfy our customers, we want to impress them. This is why quality, performance, and service are key for us. Dentsply Sirona Imaging systems combine high quality with real innovations that perceptibly enhance diagnosis efficiency and the practice workflow.

High quality

Every product immediately shows our attention to detail. The materials used to meet the high quality demands of a premium product. Key components like the tubehead are manufactured in our factory. Every unit is tested prior to shipment.

Reliability and durability

Precise, elaborate quality tests and robust materials make every product reliable with an above-average service life. Designed and produced in Germany. Using precisely defined processes that ensure greatest reliability.

High standards

Dentsply Sirona is a technology leader with more that 130 years of innovation history. Our engineers and scientists in Reasearch & Development not only pay close attention to innovation, but also quality.

Schick, the expert in intraoral sensors

Schick Technologies Inc., the US intraoral radiographic imaging specialist, was the first company to offer three film-like sizes of sensor, as well providing the significant breakthroughs of CMOS-APS technology (1998), USB connectivity (1999), the first sensors without cables (2003) and the first sensors with replaceable cables (2008). The second generation of CMOS-APS chips was launched in 2009. Schick merged with Sirona in 2006 and is now part of Dentsply Sirona Imaging.

With over 35,000 sensors manufactured in its New York facilities, Dentsply Sirona Imaging is one of the global leaders in the field of digital intraoral imaging.

SICAT – The 3D Solution Inventors

Founded in 2004 as joint venture with the Sirona Dental Systems GmbH, SICAT is now leading innovator for sophisticated soft- and hardware solutions and partner for dental practices, clinics and dental laboratories worldwide.

With products based on digital 3D technologies, SICAT advances the digitalization of practices with high benefits for dentist and patient.

At our headquarters in Bonn, Germany, we develop and provide solutions for dental implantology as well as for the treatment of craniomandibular dysfunctions and obstructive sleep apnea.

Quality and safety standards are state-of-the-art – thanks to TÜV and FDA certifications. Experienced professionals support our international customers at any time via the SICAT support.

Discover the other fields of the Dentsply Sirona expertise

As The Dental Solutions Company TM, Dentsply Sirona combines some of the most well-known and established brands in the industry under one roof.