See the Dental Excellence Awards presented at Chicago Midwinter 2019

By Tony Edwards, DrBicuspid.com editor in chief

February 26, 2019 -- DrBicuspid.com CEO Craig Overpeck presented the 2018 Dental Excellence Award trophies at the recent Chicago Dental Society 2019 Midwinter Meeting. The annual awards recognize outstanding new products and services.

Last fall, DrBicuspid.com readers submitted product nominations in 11 award categories, which were then voted on by the readers.

Best New CAD/CAM Product: Dentsply Sirona Hub data storage unit
Best New CAD/CAM Product: Dentsply Sirona Hub data storage unit.

DrBicuspid.com CEO Craig Overpeck (center right) presented the Dental Excellence Award for Best New CAD/CAM product to three Dentsply Sirona executives, including CEO Donald M. Casey Jr. (center left); Joe Goldstone (far left), the company's director of marketing for preventive and intraoral imaging; and Louis Vodopivec (far right), the director of marketing for clinical CAD/CAM and digital imaging.

Best New Consumer Product: Waterpik Whitening Water Flosser
Best New Consumer Product: Waterpik Whitening Water Flosser.

Bart Prins, general manager for Water Pik, accepted the Best New Consumer Product award for the company's Whitening Water Flosser.

Best New Dental Equipment Product: SiroLaser Advance Plus diode laser from Dentsply Sirona. Best New Endodontic Product: GuttaCore obturators from Dentsply Sirona Endodontics
Best New Dental Equipment Product: SiroLaser Advance Plus diode laser from Dentsply Sirona. Best New Endodontic Product: GuttaCore obturators from Dentsply Sirona Endodontics.

Dentsply Sirona CEO Casey also accepted the award for the Best New Dental Equipment Product for the company's SiroLaser Advance Plus diode laser. In addition, the company received the Dental Excellence Award in the Best New Endodontic Product category for its Dentsply Sirona Endodontics' GuttaCore obturators.

Best New Dental Instrument: PremierAir Probex probe from Premier Dental
Best New Dental Instrument: PremierAir Probex probe from Premier Dental.

Bill McHale, senior vice president of product development at Premier Dental, accepted the Best New Dental Instrument award for the company's PremierAir Probex probe.

Best New Diagnostic/Imaging Device: The iTero Element 2 intraoral scanner from Align Technology
Best New Diagnostic/Imaging Device: The iTero Element 2 intraoral scanner from Align Technology.

Align Technology's iTero Element 2 intraoral scanner won the Best New Diagnostic/Imaging Device award. Overpeck presented the award to Leon Rasovsky, the company's senior director of global product management.

Hu-Friedy received a Dental Excellence Award in two categories. The company won the award for Best New Infection Control Product for its GreenLight Dental Compliance Center. Below, Overpeck presented the Dental Excellence Award to Chantel Willis, associate director for instrument management and infection prevention for the company.

Hu-Friedy won the Dental Excellence Award for the Best New Infection Control Product for its GreenLight Dental Compliance Center
Best New Infection Control Product: GreenLight Dental Compliance Center from Hu-Friedy.
Hu-Friedy also won in the Best New Preventive/Hygienist Product category for the Air-Flow Plus powder
Best New Preventive/Hygienist Product category: Hu Friedy's Air-Flow Plus powder.

The company also won in the Best New Preventive/Hygienist Product category for the Air-Flow Plus powder. Above, Overpeck presented the award to Stacie Barth, Hu-Friedy's vice president for preventive and cobrand global strategic business.

Best New Restorative Material: SonicFill 3 SingleFill composite system from Kerr Dental
Best New Restorative Material: SonicFill 3 SingleFill composite system from Kerr Dental.

Masoud Vahidi (left), Kerr Dental's senior marketing manager, and Charles Christianson (right), senior global product manager, accepted the Dental Excellence Award for Best New Restorative Material for the company's SonicFill 3 SingleFill composite system.

Best New/Updated Software/Service: Eaglesoft 20 software from Patterson Dental
Best New/Updated Software/Service: Eaglesoft 20 software from Patterson Dental.

Eric Shirley, president of Patterson Dental, accepted the award for the Best New/Updated Software/Service for the company's Eaglesoft 20 software.

Unfortunately, DrBicuspid.com was unable to schedule the award presentation for the Best New Toothpaste, which went to Procter & Gamble for its Crest Gum & Enamel Repair toothpaste.

The Dental Excellence Awards are selected by the readers of DrBicuspid.com. No fee or other consideration was paid for inclusion in the voting process or for winning.


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