After a round of nominations and semifinalist round voting, the finalists for the 2024 Cuspies, powered by DrBicuspid, are officially set. Your voting in this final round determines which people, products, and events are worthy of this prestigious award.
Using your votes from the semifinalist round as a guide, we have narrowed down the list of finalists for DrBicuspid's Dental Educator of the Year and Hygiene Educator of the Year to three individuals. In all other categories, we have listed the top two contenders to be named as the Cuspies winner for 2024.
You can vote for your favorites by clicking here. Voting for the 2024 Cuspies will be open until Friday, January 19, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.
Here are the finalists for the 2024 Cuspies, which will be awarded to each of the winners in mid-February.
Dental Educator of the Year
- Dr. Steffany Chamut
- Dr. Uche Odiatu
- Tom Viola, RPh
Hygiene Educator of the Year
- Kelly Tanner, PhD, RDH
- Jennifer Turner, RDH
- Rachel Wall, RDH
Best Dentistry Training Program
- University of Florida
- University of Michigan
Best Hygiene Training Program
- Miami-Dade College of Dental Hygiene
- University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
Dentist Influencer of the Year
Hygienist Influencer of the Year
Best New Imaging Product
Best New Hygiene Product
Best New Restorative Product
Best New Consumer Product
Most Significant News Story
- Dentists say it’s still challenging to hire dental assistants and hygienists
- Stop shielding patients during dental imaging
Scientific Paper of the Year
- “Effect of Silver Diamine Fluoride on Caries Arrest and Prevention: The CariedAway School-Based Randomized Clinical Trial,” JAMA Network Open
- “Patient shielding during dentomaxillofacial radiography," Journal of the American Dental Association
Again, you can vote for the finalists above by clicking here. Good luck to all!