By Tony Edwards, DrBicuspid.com editor in chief

October 16, 2018 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the finalists for the Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's up to you to determine the winners.

Be sure to cast your vote for the finalists in our 11 categories. Voting ends on November 15, 2018.

The DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards recognize the best new products and services in the dental industry. Voted on exclusively by readers, the awards showcase those products and services that dentists and dental team members have chosen to provide better patient care and greater practice efficiency. Nominees in the new product categories were introduced between October 1, 2017, and September 26, 2018.

The winners will be announced in mid-December, and the awards will be presented at the Chicago Dental Society's 2019 Midwinter Meeting in February.


For a list of the winners of the 2017 Dental Excellence Awards, click here.

Here is a full list of the 2018 finalists:

Best New CAD/CAM Product
BurButler CADMaster CAD/CAM Kit, Shofu Dental
ChairsideCAD software, Exocad
Dentsply Sirona Hub data storage unit, Dentsply Sirona
DWX-52DCi milling unit, Roland DGA
Fastmill.io milling unit, Glidewell Dental
NextDent 5100 3D printer, 3D Systems
Objet260 Dental 3D printer, Stratasys
Vita Enamic Dual Network CAD/CAM disks, Vita North America
XCELL 6000PD 3D printer, DWS

Best New Consumer Product
Amabrush automatic toothbrush, Amabrush
Colgate Connect E1 smart toothbrush, Colgate
Magik smart toothbrush, Kolibree
Smile Pronto oral healthcare kit, Smile Pronto
Waterpik Whitening Water Flosser, Water Pik

Best New Dental Equipment Product
Ivory ReLeaf suction device, Kulzer
Mojave LT dry vacuum, Air Techniques
Piezotome Cube ultrasonic extraction device, Acteon Group
SiroLaser Advance Plus diode laser, Dentsply Sirona
Syclone amalgam separator, Crosstex
TornadoS compact head turbine, Bien-Air Dental USA

Best New Dental Instrument
Air-Free 90 Titan handpiece, Medidenta
AirLight M800X handpiece, Beyes Dental Canada
NLXK handpiece, Brasseler USA
PremierAir Probex probe, Premier Dental
ProStyle E electric handpiece system, Lares Research
SGS sapphire-tipped instruments line, Sapphire Technology
Ultrapro Tx Air handpiece, Ultradent Products
Yellow DCB abrasives, Komet USA

Best New Diagnostic/Imaging Device
CS 3600 intraoral scanner, Carestream Dental
I-Max 2D panoramic digital radiography unit, Owandy Radiology
iTero Element 2 intraoral scanner, Align Technology
Nomad Pro 2 handheld x-ray system, KaVo
X-panel flat-panel detector, Detection Technology

Best New Endodontic Product
Channels Glide Path NiTi rotary files, Insight Endo
ChlorCid Surf root canal prep, Ultradent Products
Dia-X rotary file system, DiaDent Group International
GuttaCore obturators, Dentsply Sirona Endodontics
Tri Auto ZX2 cordless handpiece, J. Morita

Best New Infection Control Product
Dynamic Disposables Snapeez face shields, Palmero Healthcare
GreenLight Dental Compliance Center, Hu-Friedy
Masteri class B automatic cycle autoclave unit, Beyes Dental Canada
Medflex Premium G2 ultrasonic cleaner, Medflex
RH-Pro11 high-capacity tabletop sterilizer, CPAC Equipment
Salus instrument preprocessing container, SciCan

Best New Preventive/Hygienist Product
Air-Flow Plus powder, Hu-Friedy
Comfort contra prophy angles, Prophy Magic
Listerine Sensitivity Zero alcohol mouthrinse, Listerine
ProVision antifog solution, Palmero Healthcare
SiLL-Ha oral wellness system, Arkray USA
Ultrapro Tx disposable prophy angles, Ultradent Products

Best New Restorative Product
Absolute Dentin LV dual-cure core composite, Parkell
Lava Esthetic new shades, 3M
Ossix Bone grafting material, Datum Dental
SonicFill 3 SingleFill composite system, Kerr Dental
Stellar DC acrylic resin, Taub Products
Vita Akzent Plus Chroma Stains, Vita North America

Best New/Updated Software/Service
Eaglesoft 20 software, Patterson Dental
Evident Design Services, Evident
Integrated Design Studio, Henry Schein Dental
Oral Health Score, Evidentiae Technologies
Ortho Share 3D software, InnSoft
Sicat Endo 3D software, Dentsply Sirona
Planmeca Romexis surgical implant guide software, Planmeca
Team Chat software, Weave
Vyne Connect email encryption service, NEA powered by Vyne

Best New Toothpaste
Colgate Hydris toothpaste for dry mouth, Colgate
Crest Gum & Enamel Repair toothpaste, Procter & Gamble
Just Right 5000 prescription pediatric toothpaste, Elevate Oral Care
Proteith oral hygiene system, Proteith
Sensodyne Rapid Relief toothpaste for sensitivity, GSK Consumer Healthcare
Vedenta herbal toothpaste, Sumitra Remedies


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