Eastman Kodak Company
Align Technology Offers Kodak Software, Digital Cameras to Enhance Invisalign® Prescription Process
ROCHESTER, N.Y., October 27 -- Align Technology, Inc., maker of the Invisalign system of clear removable Aligners for straightening teeth, has teamed with Eastman Kodak Company to enhance dental professionals' ability to document and communicate patient information.
Align Technology now offers the Kodak Dental Photographic Template (DPT), developed in conjunction with Kodak's Dental Systems business, to doctors who complete Invisalign certification. Doctors use the DPT software to photo-document the teeth of patients entering Invisalign treatment. Align Technology's lab technicians use these photographs and other dental records to create each series of unique, custom-made Aligners during the Invisalign manufacturing process.
Align Technology will also offer the Kodak EasyShare DX4900 Zoom Digital Camera Kit and photographic quality Kodak DMI Inkjet Paper at Invisalign certification seminars. The kit includes a Kodak DX4900 camera, customized with built-in distance and framing guides to help ensure consistent, professionally-framed dental images, and a Kodak EasyShare Camera Dock II for transferring images to a computer or network.
"Our relationship with Kodak underscores the growing role of digital imaging in dentistry," said Dr. Lou Shuman, vice president of clinical education at Align Technology. "Both Align and Kodak are committed to providing dental professionals with the most advanced and effective products for their practices."
"Digital photography makes communication between doctors and labs as efficient as it is effective," said William Altvater, manager, digital sales, Kodak's Dental Systems business. "Kodak is pleased that we are able to simplify the photographic capture of patient images and workflow using our imaging science expertise to help Align Technology enhance its services."
About Kodak's Dental Systems Business
Kodak's Dental Systems business is a leading participant in infoimaging, a $385 billion industry created by the convergence of image-and-information technology. The business develops, manufactures and markets imaging capture and output solutions for dental practitioners, including intraoral and extraoral dental imaging films and processing chemistry; digital cameras and accessories for dental applications; photographic-quality paper for printing digital images; Cook Waite brand local anesthetics; and a variety of related products and services. Infoimaging unites three closely related imaging markets that enable people to more easily take and share images as information: devices, such as digital cameras; infrastructure, such as networks; and services and media, such as photographic-quality inkjet paper.
For more information about Kodak's Dental Systems business call 800-933-8031 or visit Kodak's Health Imaging Group, Dental Systems business website at http://www.kodak.com/go/dental, where you can also subscribe to Kodak's Dental E-Bites, a free electronic newsletter featuring information on imaging technology and updates on Kodak's dental products and promotions. For technical questions about any Kodak dental product, you can also call (U.S.) 800-933-8031 or your regional Kodak products representative.
Kodak, EasyShare and Cook-Waite are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.