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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Five dental innovations named 2016 Edison Award winners

 

 The Edison Awards, celebrating 29 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced today that the following innovations in dental categories were voted winners at the April 21 event at The Capitale in New York City:

CATEGORY: DENTAL CARE

GOLD

  • SOLEA® // by Convergent Dental

SILVER

  •  MULTI-AXIS SPIRAL SUCTION // by Ghost Mfg

BRONZE

  • ORAL B PRO 5000 WITH BLUETOOTH // by Procter & Gamble

CATEGORY: SURGICAL TOOLS & DEVICES

  • DR. KIM’S SHADOWLESS HEADLAMP // by DrKimUSA.com

For a complete list of winners, visit: http://www.edisonawards.com/winners2016.php

Screenshot 2016-04-18 09.43.03Read interviews with all finalists in the dental categories in the Incisal Edge Spring edition: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/813983b8

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 Solea, Multi-Axis Spiral Suction and Oral B Pro 5000 with Bluetooth as true innovators out of the many products in their categories,” 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.

One of the evening’s many highlights was the presentation of the prestigious Edison Achievement Award to John Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco Systems, lauded as one of Barron’s World’s Best CEO’s and Time’s “100 Most Influential People.”  The award honors innovation leaders and business executives who have made a significant and lasting contribution to innovation throughout their careers. The Edison Achievement Award serves as inspiration to future innovators and to the world at large.

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.

 

About the Edison Awards™
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.

Calling all inventors! 3 days, 15 hours, 59 minutes and counting (to nominate).

The prestigious Edison Awards™ — which has recognized advances such as the Apple ipad;  Keurig Vue® single cup brewing system;  and OnStar For My Vehicle (FMV)— adds a dental category for 2015.

For over a quarter of a century, the Edison Awards have recognized innovation in product and services design, sustainability and marketing  establishing itself as one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation.

Today, groundbreaking discoveries in dentistry and their creators might be one nomination away from joining the ranks of previous winners, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing.

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. Download the 2015 Nomination Guide and complete the online Nomination Form: http://www.edisonawards.com/Nominations.php. Final deadline is December 5, 2014.

This year, Incisal Edge, the leading lifestyle magazine for dental professionals joins forces for the first time with the Edison Awards™ in globally recognizing, honoring and fostering innovation and innovators to create a positive impact in the world.

In the words of the magazine’s founders Chuck Cohen and Rick Cohen: “Together, we are bringing dental innovations out of the shadows and giving them the international recognition they deserve. Here’s how: Edison will now feature categories honoring the year’s most innovative dental equipment, merchandise and technology. They’ll rigorously screen all nominees to determine the finalists, who will be featured in the spring issue of Incisal Edge. The finalists will then be invited to attend the annual Edison Awards Gala (the Oscars of innovation) and bask in the adulation.”

The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), whose extraordinary new product development methods garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name around the world.  Edison pioneered five industries which transformed our world, including the incandescent electric light and the distribution system for electrical power, the phonograph and recorded sound, the telephone transmitter, the electrical storage battery, and the motion-picture camera.

The Edison Awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison, while also inspiring the human drive for innovation, creativity, and ingenuity. The Edison Awards™ are known around the world for recognizing and honoring innovation, achievement and excellence in the development, marketing and launch of new products and services.

Deadline Friday, December 5, 2014.

Read the guidelines and submit your nomination today!

 

In the words of Thomas Edison: ‘Be courageous!’

In a radical statement for his day, Thomas Edison believed that physicians of the future would focus on wellness and preventive care rather than disease alone. He stated, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”

Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine joins forces with the Edison Awards™ in globally recognizing, honoring and fostering innovation and innovators to create a positive impact in the world.

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.

Browse the gallery of outstanding nominees received for the 2015 Edison Awards: http://www.edisonawards.com/nomineegallery.php

How to Enter

To nominate a product or service for an Edison Award or Edison Green Award, download the 2015 Nomination Guide and complete the online Nomination Form. Nominate by November 9, 2014 for discounted fees. Final deadline is December 5, 2014. Follow the instructions on the form, and submit your nomination, along with the entry fee, as directed. Winners will be announced during the April 2015 Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner.

http://www.edisonawards.com/Nominations.php