Want to meet dentistry’s 2017 Edison Awards finalists? Incisal Edge did, and shares their stories.

For the third year running, lncisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine  has partnered with the Edison Awards™ to honor the top products and most impressive advances dentistry has seen in the last year. In truth, though, this sort of thing has been going on forever. We impassioned consumers of smartphone and wireless technology can sometimes be forgiven for thinking that innovation itself was invented only yesterday, but the sheer ingenuity that is the calling card of the Edison Awards goes back eons.

Such ingenuity got a decided lift during the lifetime of Thomas Alva Edison, the awards’ namesake, and it continues to loom large today in the sound instincts and impressive brains of dental innovators such as Dr. Paul Zhivago (shown above) whose Open Platform Workflow system uses filmmaking technology to vastly improve the quality of digital impressions of patients’ mouths.

No matter what the industry circumstance, though, dentistry will never -could never – stand still, remaining in place and making no progress. The thrum of medical advance is simply too strong. Yet the bright minds and beautiful prod­ucts in the magazine’s spring edition truly represent the pinnacle of our profession at the present moment. They carry on the spirit and legacy of Thomas Edison -and provide a useful benchmark for generations of dental innovators still to come.

Meet Edison Award finalists in dental categories in the Incisal Edge Spring edition: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cdda97aa#/cdda97aa/46

Find out how you can attend the 30th annual Edison Awards in New York, NY on April 20, 2017 to experience some of the world’s most respected authorities on innovation offer insight and inspiration. Deadline is March 25:  http://www.edisonawards.com/2017edisonawards.php

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Headed to the IDS in Cologne? Dr. Zhivago will see you there.

On an unseasonably mild day in New York City, thedailyfloss.com and Incisal Edge teams had the good fortune to enlist 2017 Edison™ Award nominee Dr. Paul Zhivago for a screenshot-2017-01-13-16-14-18whirlwind tour.

Of course the topic of the 37th International Dental Show came up in between a quick meetup with @RandallLane at Forbes on Fifth (shown, left), and photo sessions there and at a few buzzworthy sections of Brooklyn (the prescient prosthodontist called us out on incorporating a setting reminiscent of Sergio Leone’s swan song, Once Upon A Time in America.)

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A glimpse of the Manhattan bridge from the former manufacturing district known as DUMBO (acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass).

As a native of Germany,  digital dentistry wunderkind, and Dad, Dr. Zhivago offered insight on everything from friendly Rhine River beer rivalries (Dusseldorf vs. Cologne), 3D modeling innovations and travel destinations suitable for toddlers who love the Disney’s Frozen.

Read a complete interview with Dr. Zhivago in the upcoming Spring Edition of Incisal Edge,  get a glimpse of his Edison Award-nominated innovation at http://www.edisonawards.com/nomineegallery.php and join him and more than 140,000 other visitors at the world’s leading dental trade fair in March.