A History of Innovation

LED Dental traces its roots back to 2006, when the first generation of the VELscope arrived on the market. Now, the newest iteration of the VELscope, the VELscope Vx, is delivering the latest adjunctive screening technology combined with its state-of-the-art iPod touch imaging system for case documentation. Used in thousands of dental practices in 23 countries around the globe, the VELscope has been used in over 25 million enhanced screening examinations.

LED Dental continues to drive innovation in dental technologies by adding state-of-the-art solutions to its product portfolio, including the TUXEDO intraoral sensor.


  • LED Dental is established in the United States & Canada as subsidiaries of LED Medical Diagnostics

  • The first VELscope system, the VELscope Vantage is launched


  • The World Health Organization recognizes the VELscope Vx as “An Innovative Device that Addresses Global Health Concerns”


  • The VELscope Vx is released, introducing a new rechargeable, cordless design

  • The VELscope receives its first “Best of Class” technology award

  • The VELscope Vx is names a “Top 100 Product” by Dentistry Today

  • Apteryx issued 5 new patents


  • The VELscope Vx receives “Best of Class” for 2012


  • DrBicuspid.com names the VELscope Vx “Best New Diagnostic/Imaging Device”

  • Dentistry Today names the VELscope Vx a “Top 100 Product” of 2013

  • VELscope again receives “Best of Class” in oral screening


  • The VELscope receives its fourth consecutive “Best of Class” award


  • The VELscope Vx Imaging System is launched, utilizing Apple iPod Touch integration for photo documentation of oral screening exams

  • The Pride Institute awards the VELscope Vx “Best of Class” for 2015


  • LED Dental launches the TUXEDO Intraoral Sensor

  • The VELscope receives a fifth consecutive “Best of Class” award

  • DentalTown subscribers select the VELscope as the 2016 “Townie Choice” recipient


  • The VELscope Vx is awarded its sixth “Best of Class” honor

  • VELscope receives the 2017 “Townie Choice” award


  • The VELscope Vx is recognized for a record eight-consecutive “Best of Class” award by Cellerant Consulting Group