Dental Excellence Awards 2012 finalists

Below is the list of finalists in each category for the 2012 edition of the Dental Excellence Awards.

To see the full list of semifinalist candidates, click here.

Click here to vote in the final round. Voting begins January 2, 2012, and ends at midnight on January 13, 2012.

Most Influential Dental Researcher
Rella Christensen, CR Foundation
John Flucke, DDS

Most Effective Dentist Educator
John Kois, Kois Center
Frank Spear, Spear Education

Most Effective Dental Hygienist Educator
Jo-Anne Jones, VELscope
Rachel Wall, Inspired Hygiene

Most Effective Dental Assistant Educator
April Burus, DOCS Education
Shannon Pace-Brinker, Dawson Academy

Best Practice Management Consultant
Bonnie Pugh, Banta Consulting
Kerry Straine, Straine Dental Consulting

Best New Material
BruxZir, Glidewell Laboratories
SonicFill, Kerr

Best New Instrument/Device
2pro Total Access Disposable Prophy Angle, Premier Dental
Midwest RDH Freedom Cordless Handpiece, Dentsply International

Best New Diagnostic/Imaging Device
CS 9300, Carestream
VELscope Vx (new version), LED Dental

Best New Software/Service
Cerec 4.0, Sirona Dental Systems
i-CAT Precise with TxStudio, Imaging Sciences

Best New Consumer Product
Sonicare AirFloss, Philips
Xylishield gum/mints/mouthwash, Ultradent

Most Popular Clinical Procedure
Cone-beam CT
Dental implants

Most Controversial Topic
Botox injections by dentists
Dental therapists/midlevel providers

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