Charlotte, north Carolina -- a leading full-line dental equipment maker, Sirona dental systems, announced that it would shut down 125,000 HELIODENT companies in March.
HELIODENT is one of the world's best-selling oral X-ray films and has been in production for almost 30 years, at the Bensheim/German Sirona plant.
The top HELIODENT DS model, launched a decade ago, now accounts for 38,000 of sales. Advanced multipulse systems provide high quality images and reduce radiation exposure to an absolute minimum.
Under the touch of the button, HELIODENT DS can switch from film to digital image, so it is ideal for integrating into today's computerized dental instruments office. Since 2000, Sirona has also provided a single pulse HELIODENT Vario model in the international market.
The continuous success of the HELIODENT x ray system is the result of advanced technology, quality, durability and innovative design. In the late 1970s, the first HELIODENT models were far ahead of their time. In the early 1980s, the HELIODENT 56 model of this short tube was still being sold.
In the early 90s, long tube spirals 60 and HELIODENT 70 were very successful products. HELIODENT MD, which bragged that multi-pulse technology reduced radiation doses, was introduced in 1987 and was replaced by the current HELIODENT DS model in 1995.