History Innovation based on tradition

The worldwide success story of Morita started in the year 1916 when Junichi Morita founded the "Morita Shika Shoten" in Nakagyo Ward,  Kyoto in Japan. This was based on the desire to improve not only the quality of life of patients but also the quality of work of doctors and dentists. After just a few years, he decided to change the business form from just importing medical devices to the development of own products. Above all, it was his consistent endeavor for precision and uncompromising quality that motivated him to take this courageous step. This passion has repeatedly generated path-breaking innovations in the course of the company’s history – and even today it continues to characterize our family-owned and family-managed enterprise.

  • 2018

    Began manufacturing Treatment Unit "Signo T500" in Japan.
  • 2017

    Introduced the Tri Auto ZX2, a cordless, compact endodontic instrument with canal measurement capability. This instrument reproduces the delicate movements of the fingers of an experienced practitioner. With its canal measurement capability, it can perform every necessary endodontic procedure including apical patency and glide path formation faster and more efficiently.*
    * Compared to our previous products.

  • 2017

    Introduced the Type F150 for the Veraview X800 series, it can exposure the entire maxillofacial regions. By combining offset scanning and stitching functions, the cranial region can be exposure, extending the X800’s wide range of functions even more.

  • 2017

    The Veraview X800 been designed with both form and function in mind. The design was awarded the prestigious iF Gold Award.

  • 2014

    Released "PREMIUM MODEL Black Edition" in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the sale of SIGNO series.

  • 2013

    Began manufacturing Stand Unit "SIGNO G50".

  • 2012

    Soaric receives the renowned iF design Gold Award for 2012 in March, Germany.

  • 2011

    Introduced the "Soaric" at the International Dental Show where it was enthusiastically received. This treatment unit has a stylish and timeless design including the latest advanced technologies and features. 

    Created the new "Twin Power Turbine Ultra 4H series". These handpieces have couplings so that the Twin Power Turbine Ultra series handpieces can be connected to units not made by Morita.

    Introduced the "Veraviewepocs 3Df", which has an innovative Dental Arch FOV, equivalent to a 100 mm exposure area.

    Introduced the "Erwin AdvErL Evo" laser treatment unit with multiple tips suited for a wide variety of treatments.

  • 2010

    Introduced the "TR-SS", a new brushless micromotor that is shorter and 30% lighter than previous models. 

  • 2010

    Began manufacturing LED Operating Light "Luna Vue EL".

  • 2010

    Began manufacturing Treatment Unit "SIGNO TYPE G20".

  • 2009

    Introduction of the "EMCIA III UP" and "Spaceline Spirit V", both of which have a redesigned system for flushing water lines, greatly enhancing their high level of infeciton control. 

    Introduction of the "Root ZX Mini", a light, compact canal measurement device with a stylish design.

  • 2009

    Began manufacturing Treatment Unit "ACTUS 101".

  • 2008

    Introduction of the "Spaceline Feel 21 Type N", a unit that maximizes high level infection control. 

    Established the Nagoya sales outlet for medical devices.

  • 2007

    A new Dentaport canal measurement device is release to which a light cure module can be connected.

    Sold as an improved version of the Root AX under the name Root ZX II, it gained 80% of the market share.

    Debut of the "Twin Power Turbine X series", the world's first handpiece with zero suck-back, and the Twin Power Turbine 4 H series that can be connected to treatment units made by other companies using special couplings.

    Introduction of the "Veraviewepocs 3D", a single unit that can produce stunning panorama,c ephalo and CT images, as well as the "VEraviewepocs 2D", a multi-functional high-speed panorama X-ray unit.

    Introduced the "3DX Multi-imaging Micro CT FPD8", a high resolution (80 μm) 3D CT unit with a wide exposure field (80xH80 mm), that can can the dental arch as wekk as other cervical and cranial areas. Sold under the name "3D Accuitomo F17", this unit has a greatly expanded exposure area (170xH120 mm).

    The 3D Accuitomo F17 received the Incentive award from the Ministry of Education from the Lomlo regional Japan for Promoting Invention and Innovation for its innovative CT scans of limited regions of Interest.

  • 2007

    Began manufacturing Treatment Unit "SIGNO TYPE G40".

  • 2005

    Introduction of the "Pencure", a cordless, powerful LED light curing device that focuses light using the latest optical technology. 

    Introduction of the "3DX Multi-imaging Micro CT with Flat Panel Detector (FPD)", the latest generation of digital X-ray sensors.

    Introduction of the "Erwin Adverl 25", an Er:YAG laser treatment unit that has a very high pulse rate and can be used to treat hard and soft tissues as well as the periodontal pocket.

  • 2005

    Won Good Design Award for Treatment Unit "SIGNO TREFFERT".

  • 2004

    Began manufacturing Treatment Unit "SIGNO TREFFERT".

  • 2004

    Introduction of the "Veraview IC-5", a high speed panorama X-ray unit that makes sharp and clear X-ray exposures in as little 5.5 seconds, reducing dosage to 1/6 of previous models.

  • 2003

    J. MORITA MFG. CORP. is awarded a technology prize for its 3D Accuitomo at the 2nd Industrial Leadership Promotion Conference for transforming the prototype developed at Nihon Dental University into a commercial model. Begin sales of the "Spaceline Septus", the latest in our Spaceline series which is the highest quality, most technologically advanced, and most esthetically pleasing model yet.


    Introduction of the "Spaceline Septus", the most elegant and high class model in the Spaceline series.

  • 2003

    Began manufacturing "SIGNO TYPE G30 COMMUNICATION MODEL".

  • 2001

    The "3D Accuitomo" debuts in Japan, a limited cone-beam CT device for dental and cervical regions and a dream come true for three dimensional dental imaging. Sales of a new, exclusively digital, "Veraviewepocs" model with high speed, (6 seconds) cephalometric capability begin.

  • 2000

    ISO 13485 certification for quality management system in the manufacture of medical equipment. Introduction of the "Twin Power Turbine P", air turbine handpiece in Japan, a masterpiece of fluid dynamics and precision machining.

    Introduction of the "TR-91", a brushless micromotor handpiece, which operates with power and consistency in a wide range of speeds from ultra slow to fast.

  • 2000

    Began manufacturing Treatment Unit "SIGNO TYPE G30".

  • 2000

    Began manufacturing Treatment Unit "SIGNO LX-1 TYPE HM".

  • 1999

    Introduction of the "New Patient Oriented System A & C"; a treatment system that finds the balance between patient comfort and advanced technology for the most efficacious and efficient treatment.

    Received ISO 14001 accreditation for excellence in environmental management.

  • 1998

    Sales begin for a wide variety of Information Technology products including a PC intra-clinic LAN system, a digital version of the "Veraviewepocs" panorama X-ray unit, and the "Dixel LAN" system for digital dental X-ray images.

  • 1997

    The "Veraviewepocs", a direct current panorama X-ray unit with an expanded range of imaging functions is released.

  • 1996

    Introduction of the "Erwin", an Er:YAG laser unit developed in collaboration with the HOYA Corp. and the "Tri Auto ZX", a root canal treatment hand piece with the capability to electrically measure the length of the canal.

    Introduction of the "Tri Auto ZX", a root canal treatment handpiece with the capability to electrically measure the length of the canal with great accuracy.

    This instrument was later recognized as making a great contribution to dental treatment and received the Inoue Harushige Award.

  • 1995

    ISO 9001 certification of our quality management system. Begin sales of the "Spaceline EMCIA", a high quality, European style model.

  • 1994

    Introduction of the "Veraview Scope", the first multi-functional X-ray unit for panorama and tomographic imaging using linear, parallel movement.
    This later led to the development of the 3D-CBCT, a cone-beam CT X-ray unit.

  • 1991

    Debut of the "Root ZX", an epoch-making root canal measurement device.

  • 1989

    Medical Equipment Sales office openned in Kyushu.

  • 1988

    Latest Spaceline model, the "Spaceline 525", marks 25 years of Spaceline sales and more than 50,000 units sold.

  • 1979

    Introduction of the "Veraview", a direct current dental panorama X-ray unit.

  • 1972

    The dental panorama X-ray unit "Panex" is released and captures the largest share of the American market.

    The Kumiyama factory is established in southern Kyoto.

    J. MORITA MFG CORP receives the domestic Medium and Small Enterprise Research Center Prize, placing first in the nation.

  • 1967

    Development of the "Astron" dental handpiece, an air bearing instrument with a top speed of 500,000 rpm. Also introduction of the "Panex", our first dental panorama X-ray unit.

  • 1964

    Introduction of the epoch-making "Spaceline", a comprehensive dental treatment unit designed for the latest treatment concept where the patient is supine and the dentist seated.

  • 1959

    Development and manufacturing of the "Air Jet", a ball bearing, high speed dental handpiece.

  • 1927

    MORITA Dental Company establishes the Ishibashi Factory for the manufacture of dental equipment and begins manufacture of the "Unit A", the first dental treatment unit made in Japan.