We're Built on Innovation
LED Dental traces its roots back to the mid-1990s, when company founder Peter Whitehead began performing oral cancer research in conjunction with the British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA). In 2000, Peter and a fellow BCCA researcher were awarded patents for groundbreaking technologies they developed for detecting oral cancer. Peter ultimately formed LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. and it operating subsidiary, LED Dental, to focus on the advancement of these technologies.
LED Dental, in concert with the BCCA, ultimately co-developed the patented VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System, a tissue fluorescence visualization technology that received FDA and Health Canada clearance in 2006. Since then, there have been more than 12,000 VELscope® Vx systems sold globally, and they have been used to perform more than 25 million oral examinations worldwide.
In early 2014, LED Dental entered the dental imaging market in response to the explosive growth in dental CAD/CAM and the shift away from film-based systems to faster, more efficient and higher quality digital imaging solutions. We serve a previously unmet market demand for "open architecture" digital imaging technologies and we are rapidly growing a comprehensive portfolio of state-of-the-art offerings to meet this demand.
Guiding our growth is a management team comprised some of the best minds from both the clinical and business sides of the dental industry. Drawing upon their decades of collective experience, they are identifying target technologies and product lines for our portfolio; building and managing our operations and sales teams; and developing a streamlined chain of communication that enables us to listen closely and serve the needs of our customers - and, in turn, enabling these clients to best serve their patients.
At LED Dental, we are building a high value company by growing a peak performing team, providing reliable, innovative and clinically relevant imaging technologies while focusing on the needs of the customer. The foundation of our company will continue to be anchored in leadership, advanced technology and unparalleled service.