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New KODAK Dental CR System Enables Practices and Patients to Benefit from Digital Technology – Easily and Affordably


CHICAGO, IL., Feb. 28 -- A new dental computed radiography (CR) solution from Eastman Kodak Company provides dental professionals with a new and innovative way to confidently diagnose common dental problems and effectively communicate with their patients.

The flexible KODAK CR 7400 Digital Radiography System delivers a full range of intraoral and extraoral images digitally, eliminating the need for traditional film processing and reducing the time patients must wait for results.

The easy-to-use KODAK CR 7400 System is now launching in the United States and Canada and will be available worldwide over the next few months.

“Digital systems enhance dentist-patient communication by providing the ability to visualize treatment recommendations. This enables patients to become partners in their dental treatment decisions,” says Dr. David Gane, vice president, imaging, Kodak’s Dental Systems group. “It is only a matter of time before digital radiographic systems surpass film as the standard of care and patients will actively seek out dentists who can provide them with the benefits that digital radiographic systems have to offer.”

Patients who have a thorough understanding of their dental condition and treatment options are more likely to accept their dentist’s treatment recommendations. And because digital images enable their dentist to clearly communicate their progress, they are more likely to complete their treatment, contributing to improved general dental health.

Fully integrated with other KODAK dental digital solutions and KODAK imaging software for image enhancement and on-screen display, the KODAK CR 7400 System can help improve patient education while increasing practice efficiency. Optimized digital images from the KODAK CR 7400 System may be easily shared with other healthcare providers, ensuring the highest quality care for the patient. The KODAK CR 7400 System also utilizes a dental practice’s existing film-based x-ray units to acquire images, which can help to decrease initial investment.

“Bringing Kodak imaging science to computed radiography reinforces Kodak’s ongoing commitment to dental professionals and their patients. The KODAK CR 7400 System is now available as part of the company’s full range of dental imaging offerings -- from film to direct-digital radiography -- and now to computed radiography.” says Dr. Gane. “Kodak’s experience in digital medical imaging has enabled us to incorporate many features to help providers diagnose and treat dental conditions accurately, streamline practice efficiencies and improve the quality of patient care.”

The KODAK CR 7400 System features:

Similar workflow to film, using the same plate sizes as film and existing positioning devices, ensuring fast, easy integration into existing practices;
Thin, flexible intraoral plates, enhancing patient comfort;
One-step scanning process, streamlining workflow and decreasing wait time for patients;
Adjustable scanning speed and image resolution for different treatment needs;
The benefits of digital imaging, such as easy image storage and retrieval, image processing tools, which improve communication and diagnostic accuracy; and
Chemical-free image processing, creating a safer environment for patients and staff.
Like all of its digital radiography products, the KODAK CR 7400 System is fully backed by Kodak’s worldwide service and support.

For more information or to request a product demonstration, call 1-800-944-6365, visit Kodak’s dental systems group website at, or contact your regional KODAK products representative.

About Kodak’s Dental Systems Group
Kodak, with sales of $14.3 billion in 2005, is a leader in helping people take, share, print and view images for memories, for information, for business and for entertainment. Kodak’s dental systems group helps dental professionals streamline workflow and enhance patient care by enabling them to capture, share, print and use images and information easily and effectively. Kodak’s dental products and services include: direct-digital intraoral and extraoral dental radiography systems; practice management software and electronic services; dental digital photography systems; inkjet paper for printing photographic-quality digital images; intraoral and extraoral dental imaging films, processing chemistry and x-ray equipment; and a variety of related products and services. Kodak also markets computed radiography systems and COOK-WAITE local anesthetics. All of Kodak’s dental products are backed by the company’s quality customer support.

For more information about Kodak’s dental products, call Kodak directly at 1-800-944-6365, visit, or contact your regional KODAK products representative.

KODAK and Cook-Waite are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.


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