Semifinal voting begins for 2015 Dental Excellence Awards

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Voting is now open for the semifinal round of the 2015 Dental Excellence Awards, which recognize the best and brightest in dentistry each year in a number of categories. Votes will be accepted through midnight on December 9, 2015.

With more than 65 nominees in nine categories (chosen by readers), voters have numerous worthy choices in each category. Nominees in the new product categories were introduced between October 1, 2014, and October 1, 2015.

Please encourage your colleagues to vote. Note that you do need to be a member to vote and that we will record some of your membership information as part of the voting process, but we will not release the information to any third party, in accordance with our privacy policy.

Cast your vote today!

Below is a full list of the semifinal candidates.

Best Practice Management Consultant
Heidi Arndt, Enhanced Hygiene
Lois Banta, Banta Consulting
Dental Intel
Fortune Practice Management
Jay Geier, Scheduling Institute
Levin Group
Sally McKenzie, McKenzie Management
Pride Institute

Best New Restorative Material
Activa Kids, Pulpdent
Advantage Arrest silver diamine fluoride (SDF) 38%, Elevate Oral Care
BioCem Universal BioActive cement, NuSmile
Calibra Universal, Dentsply
iBond Universal bonding agent, Heraeus Kulzer
Knit-Pak+ size 000.0 impregnated knitted retraction cord, Premier Dental
Paradigm DeepCure LED curing lights, 3M ESPE
SonicFill 2, Kerr
Universal Primer, Bisco
Zero-G bio implant cement, Taub Products
Znext anterior zirconia crowns, Keller Laboratories

Best New Preventive/Hygienist Product
Butler Prophyciency disposable prophy angles, Sunstar Americas
Dry Mouth AO ProGel, PerioSciences
Dux Dental tray cover with secure seal, Dux Dental
JustRight Mild Mint oral rinse, CloSYS
OralID oral cancer screening device, Forward Science Technologies
Oravital oral health system, Oravital
PerfectPearl, Kerr
Sonicare for Kids, Philips Sonicare
Vera Advanced Bright prophy paste, Young Dental

Best New Instrument/Device
Atraumair forceps, Hu-Friedy
Black Line Super-Cut scissors collection, Hu-Friedy
DiaComp Feather Lite intraoral composite polisher, Brasseler USA
HDL 3.0 micro-optic loupe, Orascoptic
Objet Eden260VS Dental Advantage 3D printer, Stratasys
One Endo file, Obtura Spartan Endodontics
SD Plus, DrQuickLook
Tango-Endo, Essential Dental Systems
Ultrawave, Ultradent

Best New Operatory Product
Epic X diode laser, Biolase
Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses, Epson America
Low-profile headrest, Crescent Products
NextGen Sterilization Center, DentalEZ
Sirona Transcendental Centers, Sirona
Spirit 3300 dental chair, Pelton & Crane

Best New Diagnostic/Imaging Device
CS 8100 SC, Carestream
Orthophos SL 3D, Sirona
Pala digital denture system, Heraeus Kulzer
Planmeca 4D Jaw Motion system, Planmeca
ProVecta S-Pan panoramic digital radiography system, Air Techniques
RIOSensor intraoral radiography system, LED Dental

Best New/Updated Software/Service
Dentrix G6, Henry Schein
Invivo 5.4, KaVo Kerr Group
Logicon caries detector, version 5.1, Carestream
Sidexis 4, Sirona
Tab32, Tab32
Tx Studio 5.4, i-CAT
VoiceWorks, Florida Probe

Best New Consumer Product
Aquarius water flosser, Water Pik
Crest Pro-Health HD toothpaste system, Crest
Enamel Health toothpaste, Colgate
MD Brush, MD Brush
Ultrasoft toothbrushes, O'Nano Oral Solutions

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