Photos: Dental Excellence Awards presented to winners during Chicago Midwinter

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I was thrilled to present the 2019 Dental Excellence Award trophies at the recent Chicago Dental Society 2020 Midwinter Meeting. The annual awards recognize outstanding new products and services.

Last fall, DrBicuspid.com readers submitted product nominations in 10 award categories, which were then voted on by the readers. The Dental Excellence Awards were selected by the readers of DrBicuspid.com. No fee or other consideration was paid for inclusion in the voting process or for winning.

Best New CAD/CAM Product
3M Chairside Zirconia block, 3M

Accepting the award was Leslie Wiebler, 3M Oral Care's U.S. marketing manager.Accepting the award was Leslie Wiebler, 3M Oral Care's U.S. marketing manager.

Best New Consumer Product
Sonic-Fusion water flossing toothbrush, Water Pik

Accepting the award was Jay McCulloch (center), Water Pik's vice president of global marketing for oral care products, and Bart Prins (right), Water Pik's general manager and global vice president.Accepting the award was Jay McCulloch (center), Water Pik's vice president of global marketing for oral care products, and Bart Prins (right), Water Pik's general manager and global vice president.

Best New Dental Equipment Product
A-dec 500 chair and delivery system, A-dec

Accepting the award was Marv Nelson, A-dec's chief operating officer.Accepting the award was Marv Nelson, A-dec's chief operating officer.

Best New Dental Hand Instrument
HD Black Line mirrors, Hu-Friedy

Accepting the award was Erin Baumstark, Hu-Friedy's preventive product manager.Accepting the award was Erin Baumstark, Hu-Friedy's preventive product manager.

Best New Diagnostic/Imaging Device
CS 3700 intraoral scanner, Carestream Dental

Accepting the award was Edward Shellard, DMD, Carestream Dental's chief dental officer.Accepting the award was Edward Shellard, DMD, Carestream Dental's chief dental officer.

Best New Endodontic Product
TheraCal PT calcium silicate, Bisco

Accepting the award was (from left to right) Ray Hampton, Bisco's senior national sales manager; Katherine Steyer, Bisco's product marketing manager; Carolyn Suh, Bisco's director of global marketing; and Tom Czervionke, Bisco's director of sales and marketing.Accepting the award was (from left to right) Ray Hampton, Bisco's senior national sales manager; Katherine Steyer, Bisco's product marketing manager; Carolyn Suh, Bisco's director of global marketing; and Tom Czervionke, Bisco's director of sales and marketing.

Best New Preventive/Hygienist Product
AeroPro cordless prophy handpiece, Premier Dental

Accepting the award was (from left to right) Laura Dawson, Premier Dental's vice president of sales; Chris Helle, Premier Dental's chief marketing officer; Larry Pijanowski, Premier Dental's product manager; Jason Goodchild, DMD, Premier Dental's vice president of clinical affairs; and Vicky Nemzer, Premier Dental's vice president of new product development.Accepting the award was (from left to right) Laura Dawson, Premier Dental's vice president of sales; Chris Helle, Premier Dental's chief marketing officer; Larry Pijanowski, Premier Dental's product manager; Jason Goodchild, DMD, Premier Dental's vice president of clinical affairs; and Vicky Nemzer, Premier Dental's vice president of new product development.

Best New Restorative Product
G-ænial universal injectable composite, GC America

Accepting the award was Brendan Steidle, GC America's product marketing manager.Accepting the award was Brendan Steidle, GC America's product marketing manager.

Best New/Updated Software/Service
Dentrix/CareCredit integration, Dentrix/CareCredit

Accepting the award was (from left to right) Shirley Misiak, CareCredit's vice president of strategic dental partners; Bete Johnson, CareCredit's senior vice president of alliances; Kirk Sweigard, CareCredit's vice president of strategic partners and associations; Rhett Burnham, Henry Schein One's vice president of product management; Kevin Bunker, Henry Schein One president; Dayna Johnson, Henry Schein One key opinion leader; and Angela Martinez, CareCredit's vice president of strategic associations and dental health policy.Accepting the award was (from left to right) Shirley Misiak, CareCredit's vice president of strategic dental partners; Bete Johnson, CareCredit's senior vice president of alliances; Kirk Sweigard, CareCredit's vice president of strategic partners and associations; Rhett Burnham, Henry Schein One's vice president of product management; Kevin Bunker, Henry Schein One president; Dayna Johnson, Henry Schein One key opinion leader; and Angela Martinez, CareCredit's vice president of strategic associations and dental health policy.

Best New Toothpaste
Rapid Relief Whitening toothpaste, Sensodyne

Accepting the award was (from left to right) Jodi Majewski, Vicki Sikora, and Betty Grogan of the Sensodyne team.Accepting the award was (from left to right) Jodi Majewski, Vicki Sikora, and Betty Grogan of the Sensodyne team.
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