JP Morgan led a $17 million financing round for Israeli startup Cadent, which specializes in imaging equipment for dentists, has learned.

Apax Partners and Pitango (formerly known as Polaris) also kicked in, as did venture firm Progress Now.

Cadent, established in 1995, developed the combination hardware-software product OrthoCAD, which creates 3-D images for use in complex dental procedures.

In March 2000 Cadent secured $2 million according to a post-money company value of $8 million. The company maintains offices in Or Yehuda and New Jersey.