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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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.

 

Clean sweep: PRO-SYS® is named a 2015 Silver Edison Award Winner

The Edison Awards, celebrating 28 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced today that PRO-SYS® was voted a Silver Winner for innovation at the April 23 event at The Capitale in New York City.  Richard Cohen, toothbrush developer and a Benco Dental Managing Director, joined hundreds of senior executives from some of the world’s most recognized companies to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all of the 2015 Edison Award winners.

Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.

“Our judges recognized PRO-SYS® as a true innovator out of the many products in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards. The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.

In addition to the Awards Gala, the annual Edison Awards program encompassed a full-day “Meet the Innovators Forum” and the “Innovators’ Showcase,” which offered guests a hands-on experience with many of the winning products. Cohen and Mandy Hull, Private Label Sr. Product Manager for Benco Dental, the largest privately-owned dental distribution company in the United States, offered a glimpse of the PRO-SYS toothbrush offerings at the Showcase.

PRO-SYS leading the charge is nothing new. The flagship item in their brush line – PRO-SYS Tapered Toothbrush – presents a unique opportunity for consumers: One of the first in its category, PRO-SYS Tapered Toothbrush includes (from the inventor of the nylon bristle) DuPont® Tynex filaments arranged in a multi-level design. The design is intended to clean deeper in difficult-to-reach areas without sacrificing comfort; tapered bristles clean under the gum line.

The handle of the PRO-SYS toothbrush, three years in the making, was shown to substantially reduce debris accumulation and bacterial contamination after prolonged use.  In recent clinical findings by The Dental Advisor’s John A. Molinari, Ph.D. and Peri Nelson, B.S., the rubber-free handle on the adult and junior series toothbrushes in the PRO-SYS® oral care family remains 1,500 times cleaner than other brush handles after months of use.

Find out more about the PRO-SYS oral health care products, including two new toothbrush versions: one wider, one ultra-sensitive, that are set to debut this spring. Visit pro-sys.com or call 1.800.GO.BENCO.

For more information about the Edison Awards and a list of winners, visit http://www.edisonawards.com.

 

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Known for their heritage and expertise, leading innovation, and vision and values, Septodont has developed a wide range of high quality products for dental professionals. Part of their philosophy includes maintaining close relationships with dental professionals and bringing innovative, safe and effective solutions for dentistry worldwide

Their bioactive and biocompatible revolution, the BioRoot™ RCS Root Canal Sealer,  a mineral-based innovation, reveals four positive features:

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