Narrative History

Your complete dental source since 1989

Video Dental Concepts a/k/a Video Dental, VDC, Videodental.com, is a leading Dental Imaging Equipment Developer, Manufacturer, and Distributor worldwide since 1989.  For over 20 years, Video Dental Concepts, has had the same private ownership and has introduced many innovative products and imaging concepts. Video Dental Concept’s mission is to either invent/design, or contract exclusively, products that are marketed direct to Dental Practices through a network of specialized Dental Technology Integrators. In that capacity, Video Dental consults, configures, selects, installs and integrates many unique and exclusive Imaging-related products thereby offering an unequaled full spectrum of services to dental practitioners. This is a unique feature of Video Dental Company which has served over 7,000 practices through the years.

VDC’s mission is to provide freedom of choice through a wide variety of products to its customers. The goal is to offer our clients diagnostic imaging tools of equal or better quality to that of more advertised brands, and at better prices. Hence, our product line is extensive and consists of both proprietary products and other products contracted with other vendors. The proprietary line currently includes: Discovery Ultra Wireless Intraoral Camera, PatientView intraoral camera with viewer, QuickRay Digital X-ray sensor, X-ray2go Portable X-ray Unit; and Retropan, a retrofit kit for Analog (film based) Panorex. The extended line is the result of alliances with other vendors including Myray, Apteryx, Snap Imaging, Owandy, and XDR Imaging, and includes other popular sensors and IOVC, wall mounted DC X-ray units, Dental Panoramic and Pan-Ceph units, CBCT, and Imaging Software.

Historically, Video Dental Concepts was the Co-inventor of the Intraoral Camera (1989) through a partnership with Panasonic Industrial Camera Division (NJ) and ETS Groux Optical Corp (France). For 3 years, (1989-1991) VDC was the first and only source for less expensive IOVC, Imaging peripherals (Video Printers, Multi-op hardware, Monitors & wall mounts, foot pedals, frame grabbers, etc.), and a full line of imaging sundries such as disposable camera barriers, printer film packs, bulbs, sensor positioning devices, etc. VDC products have been featured in numerous CRA Newsletters and 3 have made it to “product of the year” in Dentistry Today Magazine.

Video Dental’s lengthy involvement with dental digital radiography is well known and documented. While the technology was invented in 1988 by Trophy S.A. (France), now CareStream and commercially available in North America as RVG in 1989, both the Florida and Paris offices of Video Dental Concepts started selling the Sens-A-Ray sensors in 1991 as a distributor of Regam (Sweden), the second manufacturer of sensors at that time.

For almost 3 years, VDC was the only alternative to Trophy (now Kodak CareStream) in North America until Schick (1993) and later Dexis (1995) entered this market. VDC interrupted its distribution of X-ray sensors in 1994 in view of the lack of acceptance of this new technology and large losses all early vendors of sensors sustained.

VDC eventually made a come back in 1999 with the release of QuickRay developed with Alliance SA (now Owandy) using their QuickVision software and a “universal” sensor manufactured by Thomson-CSF now e2v Company. Quickray was trademarked and also introduced to CRA in the summer of 1999 and favorably featured in the CRA newsletter dated September 1999.

VDC is an FDA Registered Establishment (# 10527360) and has successfully registered over 20 Medical Devices also known as 510K registrations. VDC, through its owner, is a member of the Dental Trade Alliance (DTA), the only Dental Manufacturer and Dealer association in North America.

VDC has participated in over 200 trade shows and seminars domestically and internationally.  VDC exports worldwide and remains a trend setter, innovator and best know company for affordable Dental Imaging Tools. See further www.videodental.com, www.rfamerica.net, www.digitaldentalsolutions.net, www.intraoralcameras.net.

Products, Services or Specialties: Dental imaging software, dental x-ray, dental cameras, dental diagnostic tools, oral cancer, dental digital imaging, Sirona, Kodak, Schick, Suni, Dexis, RF SYSTEM lab, Sirona, Gendex, Patterson Dental, Henry Schein, XDR Imaging, Apteryx, Intraoral Cameras, Dental Sensors, Dental Digital Pan, Pan-Ceph, Claris, Digital Doc, Einstein