Headquartered in West Jordan, Utah
Creating Easier, Faster, and Better products for our customers since 2000
We are determined to provide innovative and superior dental products that improve the way professionals practice dentistry.
To be the lead provider of elite, futuristic products and services for the dental industry.
We value our clients as first priority.
We value our foundation of patented technology. We value pushing the horizon of what is possible.
160+ PATENTS AND COUNTING
We are an international-leading manufacturer in privately labelled dental products
Through extensive research and development, CAO Group has become a national and international leader in manufacturing privately labeled products. CAO is located just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, in 60,000 sq.ft. FDA registered and ISO certified facility. Our facility is setup to support our research, development, logistics, manufacturing, marketing, and sales teams. CAO China, a joint venture facility, supports our large-scale manufacturing and distribution.
Founder and CEO
Dr. Densen Cao
Dr. Densen Cao moved from his home country of China to pursue his PhD in Materials Science at the University of Utah in 1986. After receiving his degree in 1991, Dr. Cao was employed by Dr. Gordon and Rella Christensen at what is now known as the CR Foundation.
Dr. CAO is the inventor of the first LED curing light. Invented in 1999, Dr. CAO received patents for the light including 38 other patents. In 2000, Dr. CAO founded CAO Group Inc, which has been revolutionizing the dental industry for two decades.
AWARDS & CERTIFICATES
CAO Group is committed to innovating excellence and proud to be awarded endorsements and certificates for our work in the dental industry
Exceeds the average quality index for the International Standards Organization.
FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FDA cleared medical devices.
AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION
Supporter & Contributor
The History of CAO Group
More than 20 years of innovation
Dr. Cao invented the first LED curing light receiving US patent 6,331,111 and 38 other patents.
Dr. Cao founded CAO Group, Inc. (CAO) in Salt Lake County, Utah. CAO’s logo is derived from Dr. Cao’s last name in Chinese which is comprised of three meanings.
CAO teamed up with Ultradent Products, Inc. to release first LED curing light in dentistry, called Ultralume 2.
Vast majority of manufacturers license Dr. Cao’s technology to benefit their dentistry. It is estimated that Dr. Cao’s LED curing light saves nearly $6,000 in individual dental practices each year.
Dr. Cao invented the fundamental structure of LED light sources and received two patents (US 6,465,961 and 6,634,770). These patents remain the fundamental structure of today’s LED light sources. Nearly all manufactures have adopted these patents.
CAO invented the first compact and portable diode laser by teaming with Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. - the Odyssey Diode Laser.
Shortly after the release of the Odyssey Diode Laser, CAO received a list of patents in diode lasers (US 7,485,116; 8,337,097; 8,834,457; 8,961,040; 9,967,883 and others). All major players in dentistry license CAO’s diode lasers.
CAO introduced the first LED forensic light for police investigations, Ultralite ALS. This product has become the gold standard for LED forensic lights used in solving numerous criminal cases. The Ultralite ALS has also been featured in several CSI television shows.
CAO moved to their 60,000 sqft facility in West Jordan, Utah where engineering and production of medical devices occurs. CAO’s facility also houses their R&D, Engineering, Global Logistics, Customer Support, Marketing and Sales teams.
CAO built a 100,000 sq.ft. facility in Beijing Area, China that manufactures all CAO’s chemical products.
CAO entered an exclusive distribution relationship with Henry Schein with its core products.
CAO’s SheerWhite Whitening Strips became the top selling teeth whitening products in the distribution channel.
Despite P&G’s efforts to monopolize the teeth whitening industry, CAO’s pattens remain strong in the dental industry and court.
CAO introduced the first in-office teeth whitening strip.
CAO rebranded the Odyssey Lasers to Pioneer Lasers and began distributing through various distribution channels.
CAO acquired AMD Lasers as a wholly owned subsidiary. CAO sells AMD products directly to consumers.
CAO timely introduced the most effective extra oral chair side suction device, the Aegis VacStation, that removes 100% spatter and aerosols to help mitigate risk of infection under pandemic conditions.
Innovation is our DNA. With over 160 patents and more on the way, we are determined to innovative the dentistry space both scientifically and clinically in the years to come. Always with our goal in mind - to make our customers’ operations Easier, Faster, and Better.