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 OVERVIEW

Dolphin Imaging & Management Solutions provides high-quality 2D/3D imaging, diagnostic, practice management, case presentation, and patient education software for dental specialty professionals worldwide.

Dolphin products tightly integrate with digital x-ray units, CBCT systems, telephonic solutions and Web-enabled applications, and are compatible with the latest operating systems and computers including Intel-based Macintosh computers.

The company currently supports thousands of specialty practices worldwide, and has an active academic program whereby selected products are donated to selected educational programs. Presently, hundreds of dental schools and specialty departments such as orthodontics, maxillofacial surgery, pediatric dentistry and radiology are utilizing Dolphin Imaging & Management Solutions software on a daily basis.

Dolphin products are backed with round-the-clock, personalized technical support.

Quality Policy  

Dolphin is committed to leading the dental specialty marketplace by:
• Meeting and exceeding customer expectations with quality products and customer service
• Adhering to worldwide quality and regulatory standards for medical device, and
• Maintaining the effectiveness and continuing suitability of our Quality Management System

 

 DOLPHIN'S HISTORY

1985
Dreaming in 3D.
While attending the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) annual meeting in Chicago, Dr. Marc Lemchen conceptualizes the future of dental imaging. He shares his vision with colleague Gary Engel, and within a year they implement plans to investigate this non-radiographic imaging device.
Dr. Marc Lemchen
Dr. Jack Gorma
Dr. Wick Alexander
Dr. Duane Grummons
Dr. Tony Gianeli
Dr. Ram Nanda
Dr. Rick Jacobson
Dr. Spiro Chaconas
Mr. Gary Engel
  investor_champs   1988
Investing in a vision.
An infusion of investor capital allows Dolphin to set up shop in Southern California with a champion team of advisors: Dr. Jack Gorman, Dr. Wick Alexander, Dr. Duane Grummons, Dr. Tony Gianeli, Dr. Ram Nanda,
Dr. Rick Jacobson and Dr. Spiro Chaconas. The company conducts
research and development at several academic institutions, including University of California, Los Angeles.
 
 
    1989 - 1990
The DigiGraph debuts.
Dolphin’s inaugural product uses ultrasound to capture a patient’s dental images and measurements, while emitting zero radiation. The team names it the DigiGraph® and debuts it at the AAO in Anaheim, California. Shortly after, Dolphin is featured on the cover of the June issue of the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics.
   
    Chester Wang demonstrates the DigiGraph at
the 1989 AAO in Anaheim, CA.
   
  gradual_growth   1990 - 1994
Gradual growth.
Dolphin staff travel around the world attending scientific presentations, world congresses, and academic seminars to demonstrate the ability of the Dolphin product. Dolphin’s recognition in North America and the international arena steadily grows.
   
         
1995 - 1999
Digital imaging rules!
Digital imaging rules! Dolphin redirects its focus to bundling photo and Ceph Tracing software with digital cameras. Dolphin technology also integrates with popular orthodontic practice management systems. During these years, Dolphin moves into Australia, followed by the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe.
 
2000 - 2002
Strategic alliances.
Alliances with advisors Drs. Richard McLaughlin and Paul Thomas are just a few partnerships that help Dolphin build tools in treatment and diagnostics that more comprehensively serve its customer base. The Treatment Simulation module is one example of these ongoing collaborations.
 
 
  2002
Dolphin Management.
Todd Blankenbecler joins the company to help Dolphin’s next reach for the industry: The release of its comprehensive practice management software. Fingerprint scanning and other security features are some of the exciting technologies to emerge.
  2004
Integrating communications.
AnywhereDolphin.com, an extension of Dolphin Imaging that provides secured online image and record sharing over the Internet from anywhere in the world.
 
 
2006
Adding volume.
Dolphin Imaging introduces its 3D module, able to import and process three-dimensional datasets from sources such as MRI, spiral CT, CBCT and high-definition facial camera systems. Dolphin 3D is recognized as the most user-friendly 3D software in dental specialty.
2007
Patient education.
Aquarium is introduced at the Dolphin Meeting in Destin, Florida. This stunning case presentation software uses high-quality 3D graphics to explain orthodontic and surgical topics, plus appliance use, hygiene and home care. Its constantly growing content library is updated automatically to users through the Internet.
2008
Looking toward the future.
Personal relationships with individual practices and professionals result in customized software that addresses specific needs and professional goals: the Dolphin Management Roncone Modules, Ricketts/AEO-Roth VTO, Damon in Dolphin, and the Zuelke Financial Expert are but a few examples.
2008 AAO in Denver.
2009
Dolphin joins Patterson.
Unstoppable growth provokes a search for larger investments, leading to an acquisition by Patterson Dental in the last days of 2008. The new transition of Dolphin provides greater resources for pushing existing projects through the pipeline, while keeping Dolphin’s pioneering team and close customer interactions intact. It is business as usual at Dolphin headquarters as the team now has the means to realize its development dreams.
  From left: Dolphin vice president Otto Colette; Patterson Dental president Scott Anderson; benefits manager Reed Pollack; Dolphin director of operations Sonya Lester; Dolphin managing director Chester Wang; and director of Patterson; Technology Center and founder of Eaglesoft Craig Kabbes outside Dolphin; headquarters after making the Big Announcement.
 

The Schools.
Dolphin’s presence in the academic arena has never been more visible.
Here are some statistics regarding Dolphin in North America:

  • 97% of orthodontic schools use Dolphin regularly
  • 50% of oral maxillofacial surgery programs use Dolphin regularly
  • 25% of pediatric dental programs use Dolphin regularly