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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Which dental innovations are Edison-worthy?

Save the Date for the 30th annual Edison Awards™ – honoring the best in innovation and innovators – in New York, New York on April 20 to find out.
What you can expect:

  •  Inspiration and insight from some of the world’s most respected authorities on innovation.
  • An outstanding concentration of innovative companies and professionals.
  • An opportunity to network with Edison Award finalists, observe panel discussions and presentations centered around innovation
  • A hands-on look at nominated products.

    View a gallery of this year’s Edison Award – nominated products: http://www.edisonawards.com/nomineegallery.php


    View a gallery of Edison Award-nominated products: http://www.edisonawards.com/nomineegallery.php

What Tuesday news will have you jumping for joy?

You can still nominate your game-changing dental innovation!

Edison Awards 2017 #EA17 extends its nomination deadline: Final chance to enter is December 2, 2016 at midnight PST.

Edison Awards 2017 Nominee Gallery

Browse the gallery of outstanding nominees for the 2017 Edison Awards, among them CS 3600 Intraoral Scanner by Carestream Dental and Maxcem Elite™ Chroma by Kerr™ Corporation, shown.

Now in its 30th year, The Edison Awards is an annual competition honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design, and innovation.

How can winning an Edison Award help your brand?

An Edison Award can set your innovation apart from the competition and accelerate your promotional efforts to distinguish your new product in the marketplace.

Nominating for an Edison Award can also help:

  • Gain broad international recognition and significant market visibility
  • Distinguish your team, your practice, and your innovation
  • Receive feedback from a mix of industry experts, business executives and the media

    To learn more or to submit your nomination,  visit www.edisonawards.com/nominations

Dental innovators: Share your solutions with the world.

If your innovation creates a better dental experience for your patients, why not share its promise with the world. When you nominate a product or service for an Edison Award™, the results can be life changing.


In 2015, Alene D’Alesio, DMD, Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, of UPMC, (shown) was the first to earn gold medal distinction in an Edison Awards dental category.

“Thomas Edison was an inspirational man who spoke routinely on preventive medicine.  I was honored to win an Edison Award for my invention, Lily Method, especially since it can help prevent long-term negative dental outcomes in children,” said Alene D’Alesio, DMD, Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, of UPMC, and the first to earn gold medal distinction in an Edison Awards dental category.

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Winners are chosen as the “best of the best” by the world’s top senior business executives, academics, and innovation professionals. In 2015, the awards recognizing global innovation added a dental category, and since then, discoveries in oral health care and their creators have joined the ranks of previous winners, the Apple ipad, Keurig Vue® single cup brewing system, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

“After winning the Edison Award, an article on the Lily Method was in Parents® Magazine and the product was also placed on the shelves at Babies “R” Us!  This entire experience has been incredible,” said Dr. D’Alesio regarding her pacifier weaning system.

Nominate a product or service for an Edison Award or Edison Green Award to achieve this distinguished status. Final deadline is November 18, 2016.  Download the 2017 Nomination Guide and complete the online nomination form: http://www.edisonawards.com/nominations.php . Follow the instructions, and submit your nomination, along with the entry fee, as directed. Winners will be announced during the April 2017 Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner. 

Each spring, Incisal Edge, the leading lifestyle magazine for dental professionals, spotlights Edison Award nominees in the dental category, illustrating the year’s most innovative dental equipment, merchandise and technology. Earlier this year, Dave Ronto, DDS, inventor of the Multi-Action Spiral Suction, was among them. His dental solution, a suction device that doesn’t stick to patients’ cheeks, earned adulation and silver status at the April, 2016 Edison Award Ceremony.

“It was very humbling and quite an honor to be at the awards banquet with my family no less, amongst the brightest minds and talented business leaders and innovators in the world … truly amazing and honestly very motivating.  It’s great to have received such a large ‘pat on the back’,” said the Michigan practitioner.

Published by Benco Dental, Incisal Edge celebrates dentists’ achievements both inside the operatory and during their hard-earned downtime. To celebrate excellence in dental design, the magazine will profile Edison Award nominees in the magazine’s spring edition. For additional information regarding Incisal Edge magazine, visit: http://www.incisaledgemagazine.com/

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The nation’s only dental lifestyle magazine inspires dentists wherever their busy lives take them.

Published by Benco Dental, Incisal Edge celebrates dentists’ achievements both inside the operatory and during their hard-earned downtime.

With a new web presence, incisaledgemagazine.com , Incisal Edge invites readers to enjoy the convenience of a mobile platform – including the ability to nominate dentists for the four signature contests featured annually within the magazine’s pages.

Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 — Celebrates the 40 top dentists in America age 40 and under.

Edison Awards™ — Recognizes innovation in dentistry in conjunction with the globally recognized honors that are named for Thomas Alva Edison.

Incisal Edge Design Competition — Features the most architecturally striking dental practices.

The Lucy Hobbs Project Awards — Highlights the women who are making the biggest difference in their community  and dentistry.

Knowledge. Success. Life. Those three words, printed on every cover of Incisal Edge, are the main themes guiding editorial content. Known for it’s 40 Under 40 America’s Best Young Dentiststhe national magazine in 2014, reached more than 40,000 dental professionals and their staffs. The introduction of a subscription option has expanded the magazine’s readership to 100,000 dental offices across the U.S.

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