Sirona Dental Systems Inc. (Sirona)(NASDAQ: SIRO) is a global dental equipment manufacturer. The company is the world's largest dental equipment provider, which used to be part of Siemens. It became an independent company in 1997. The company is headquartered in Long Island City, New York. So far, it has facilities in over 17 countries and serves over 100 countries and districts. In 2011, the company was ranked at 27th in the list of America's Best Small Companies by Forbes. The company built the world's first dental X-ray unit, REKORD. In 2013, the company was awarded the Top Employer Award for Germany, Austria and Engineer in 2013. Its subsidiary in China, Sirona China, was given Top Employer China 2014. In 2014, it won the Good Design Award (Chicago) 2013 for its excellence design of two products.