Picture yourself here. Nominate today for a 2016 Edison Award.

Follow the leaders. The first battery-operated, handheld intra-oral X-Ray system, first FDA approved, CO2 9.3 micron dental laser for hard and soft tissue, and first 45 degree electric attachment handpiece paved the way for dental innovations everywhere in 2015. Earlier this year, these dental revolutions were spotlighted during the prestigious Edison Awards™ gala in New York (shown) when The Edison Awards — which has recognized advances such as the Apple ipad; Keurig Vue® single cup brewing system;  and OnStar For My Vehicle (FMV)— added a dental category.

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Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 alumnus Dr. Casey Culberson (second from right) with his parents and wife after winning a Bronze Edison Award for his Molar Media Mount in 2015.

Groundbreaking discoveries in dentistry, and their creators, earning Gold, Silver and Bronze, included: Vatech, 3M, 3D Systems, Aribex, Convergent Dental, Kerr Endodontics, Olympus Corporation of the Americas, NSK, Molar Media Mount, Benco Dental, and Inventionstring.

Nominate a product or service for an Edison Award or Edison Green Award to achieve this distinguished status and gain entrée into this elite circle of visionaries that features previous winners, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing.

Download the 2015 Nomination Guide and complete the online Nomination Form: http://www.edisonawards.com/nominations.php. Final deadline is December 4, 2015. Follow the instructions on the form, and submit your nomination, along with the entry fee, as directed. Winners will be announced during the April 2016 Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner.

For the second year, Incisal Edge, the leading lifestyle magazine for dental professionals aligns with The Edison Awards in globally recognizing, honoring and fostering innovation and innovators to create a positive impact in the world.  Here’s how: Edison will feature categories honoring the year’s most innovative dental equipment, merchandise and technology. They’ll screen all nominees to determine the finalists, who

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Incisal Edge 2015 Spring Edition featured exclusive interviews with Edison Awards finalists in all dental categories.

will be featured in the spring issue of Incisal Edge.

Magazine’s founders Chuck Cohen and Rick Cohen discussed the collaboration: “Incisal Edge applauds the lifestyle of dental professionals and their desire to achieve great things for their patients and themselves. What could be better than the broad national recognition of the Edison Awards –- the definitive honor for innovation in our field?”

Published by Benco Dental, Incisal Edge celebrates dentists’ achievements both inside the operatory and during their hard-earned downtime.  For additional information regarding the magazine, visit: https://www.facebook.com/BencoIncisalEdge

Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest privately-owned dental distribution company in the United States, offering a full array of supplies, equipment and services to dentists across the nation.  Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, the company has remained family-owned and focused on its unique mission to ‘deliver success, smile after smile.’  For more information, visit benco.com or call 1.800.GO.BENCO.

 

Since 1987, the Edison Awards™ have recognized and honored some of the most innovative new products, services and business leaders in the world. The Awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose extraordinary new product and market development methods garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name across the world. The Edison Awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison, while also strengthening the human drive for innovation, creativity and ingenuity.

The value of an Edison Award™ is powerful in terms of its ability to boost recognition and market visibility. For more information, visit edisonawards.com

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Innovators from 3M ESPE Dental, which took a 2015 Silver Award in the Dental 3D Printers and Services category for the 3M True Definition scanner.

 

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